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Free health clinic Nov. 2

WAKE FOREST — The third annual Touched by Hope free medical clinic will be Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road. The clinic includes medical, dental, optical, meal, clothing, and grooming services. Call 919-554-8109 for more information.
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Street light program comes out of shadows

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town hosted an open house Tuesday to help residents understand the street light program that will save the town money and add uniformity. As previously reported by The Franklin Weekly, the town is spending $61,000 per year on the current 434...

Fire station review continues Nov. 7

Wall Road rezoning also on agenda. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The contentious fire station plan returns to the town planning board Nov. 7. The public hearing for the plan — which calls for a new Wake Forest fire station on a two-acre parcel of land at 1509 Jenkins Road — was...
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Read health care coverage stories at new website

RALEIGH — The Civitas Institute launched a new website, Icouldntkeepmyplan.com highlighting North Carolinians’ stories about how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is throwing them out of the health plans they liked, while threatening their finances and ability to control their...

Watch out for phony IRS calls

by Roy Cooper, Attorney General RALEIGH – North Carolinians are getting phone messages from people who pretend to be with the Internal Revenue Service. The callers claim that you owe back taxes and urge you or your lawyer to return the call immediately. When you do, they suggest...
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High school senior takes top livestock prize at fair

WAKE FOREST — Victoria Pender has been showing animals with her sister Kaylie at the State Fair for seven years, now. This year, Victoria won the Grand Champion Turkey award, that came with a meaty $4,500 prize which she is putting toward college, says mom Shari. It’s the second...
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Pajama-wearing man accused of murder

Suspect allegedly struck victim with bottle in robbery attempt. By David Leone RALEIGH — A River Haven Apartments resident was taken into custody Friday for an attempted robbery gone wrong that resulted in the death of a 64-year-old. Britis Andruce Previlon, 32, 9321 River Haven...
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Man arrested in insurance scheme — On Patrol, Oct. 31, 2013

By David Leone RALEIGH — A Wake Crossroads man is accused of participating in a scheme that bilked Nationwide Insurance out of $69,000. Tony Maurice Pittman, 40, 8037 Bright Oak Trail, Raleigh, was arrested on a warrant by the N.C. Department of Insurance Oct. 24 and charged with...
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Wanted for questioning: Police looking for these individuals

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the individuals shown in these surveillance camera images. The subjects are wanted for questioning in connection with an Oct. 19 incident that occurred at the Wake Forest Walmart Supercenter, 2114 S....
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Patriot boys ready to open 2013-14 basketball season

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy boys basketball team will begin the 2013-14 season with high hopes. The Patriots, who lost five players from last year, including their three top scorers, bring back a motivated, young core of athletes who will attempt...
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Wheelous family reunites Nov. 10

  CREEDMOOR — The John Wesley and Mary Elizabeth Hailey Wheelous family reunion is scheduled for Nov. 10, 12:30 p.m. in Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church Annex, Grissom Community, Creedmoor. Attendees should bring a picnic lunch, drinks and paper products will be provided. Call...
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Christmas concerts are on horizon

WAKE FOREST — It’s time to mark calendars for two special concerts from the Virginia Tull Music & Arts Series: •Appalachian Winter/Hanging of the Greens is Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. Sacred harp tunes, Shaker hymns and Appalachian melodies will be featured by the choirs of Wake Forest...
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Moss, Allen wed

Elizabeth Grace Moss of Youngsville and Davis Gregory Allen of Wake Forest, were married August 11, 2013 at Saint Mary’s School Chapel, Raleigh with Dr. Lydia Hoyle and Rev. Dick Graves officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Moss, Jr., o...
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Tickets on sale for Celebration of the Arts, Nov. 14-16

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest will commemorate the official opening of the new Wake Forest Renaissance Centre with a special Celebration of the Arts Nov. 14-16. Presented by CenturyLink and Imagination Systems, the three-day event will “highlight the diversity of artistic...
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Town brighter with new cafe

New business in Franklinton plans to highlight local arts. By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town is two weeks from shining brighter and this time the glow will not be illuminating from new street lamps. The illumination will be coming from 2 North Main Street, the site of...
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Miracle League’s dreams coming true

Ribbon cutting on field is Saturday and annual Night of Miracles is Nov. 16 by Clellie Allen and Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — After years and countless volunteer hours putting together barbecue and bake sales, bike-a-thons and silent auctions, Executive Director Donna Wade and...
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Elected officials meet and greet at Novozymes

FRANKLINTON — Novozymes hosts a Franklin County elected officials meet and greet Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., complete with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Novozymes is located at 77 Perry Chapel Church Road. RSVP by Nov. 10 by calling 919-494-3201 or e-mailing...
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Discount rabies vaccines still available

FRANKLIN COUNTY — If you missed the last few rabies clinics, don’t worry, there is still opportunity to take advantage of reduced cost shots. The Tar River Veterinary Hospital is sponsoring a vaccination clinic Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Franklin County Animal Shelter 8-9 a.m....
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Basketball signup

YOUNGSVILLE — The town’s Parks and Recreation Department is still accepting fall basketball signups for boys and girls ages five-12 until Nov. 2. Interested residents may sign up on the website at youngsvilleparksandrec.com. People may sign up in person on Nov. 2 at Luddy Park,...

Creepers cause of Monday outage

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Jeepers! Creepers, the growing kind, were to blame for the power outage that affected parts of town Monday. Power went out at around 11:15 a.m., affecting approximately 3,250 Wake Forest Power customers, shutting off traffic signals and darkening...
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Candidates face off

Two running for Wake Forest’s top spot sound off on leadership, commercial climate. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Is the town in the midst of a winning streak, or is there need for a change in leadership to get better results? We’re not talking football, but rather the...
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Robbery suspect captured

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — After an armed burglar allegedly turned his attention to Wake Forest, terrorizing a woman in the Northampton neighborhood the night of Oct. 8, Wake Forest and Raleigh police were able to take into custody Walter Kevin Johnson, 28, of 6124 Braidwood...
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Perfect timing

WAKE FOREST — Evonne Bolding of Raleigh, right, is treated to an essential oils hand massage by DoTerra representatives Helen Tenney, left, and Erin Anderson at The Wake Weekly-Rex Wellness free mammogram event in the Renaissance Plaza. Bolding was ecstatic about the free...
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West Mason Street shines brighter

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town hall where the monthly town board meeting takes place had a different glow Tuesday as newly installed LED lights shone on West Mason Street. An initiative that Town Manager Tammy Ray and Mayor Elic Senter spearheaded to replace t...