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A few of her favorite things

 Art After Hours returns to downtown Wake Forest. WAKE FOREST — If the weather holds, it’ll be cool, but clear for Friday night’s Art After Hours, which this month offers up more than the usual art on display and local music scene. It’s also a great time to do a little shopping —...
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Apply now for internships

NORTH CAROLINA — North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college have until Dec. 16 to apply for one of up to 65 paid state government internships available for summer 2014. All internships will begin on May 27 and conclude on...
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VFW honors contest winners

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8466 honored winners of the annual patriotic contests at its Christmas party Dec. 5 at My Place restaurant. Cash scholarships were given to the best entry winners at each level. Jackson Cook of Wake Forest High School...
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Mechs and Jet-packs, what could be better?

I’m a hard core First-Person Shooter fan, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve played so many FPS games I’ve lost count. Rarely though, do I get as excited as I am now for a new FPS game. When I look at shooters I tend to lean towards original gameplay and stylings. While I have played...
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Former Mayor Dies

YOUNGSVILLE — Former Youngsville mayor, Lynwood “Lyn” Buffaloe, 72, died Dec. 4 at Duke University Medical Center. Buffaloe served as a lieutenant in the town fire department until he resigned and ran for mayor, serving from 1981-96, when he moved outside town limits. He was a...
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Light up your home safely for the holidays

The holiday countdown is on and it’s time to get your house razzle-dazzle ready. But before you do, make sure to check that your lights and decorations are still in good working order after a year in storage. Not only can old decor look worn out, but it also can put you and...
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Richland Creek stream restoration underway

WAKE FOREST — Town crews have begun the stream restoration of the Richland Creek Greenway. The greenway was closed in September after an inspection revealed a rapid increase in creek erosion along the trail caused by heavy rains during the spring and early summer. Due to safety...
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SPCA collecting donations

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Franklin County is collecting donations to raise $10,000 by Dec. 31. The money raised helps with the low-cost spay and neuter program, the Pet Pantry, and low-cost vaccination clinics. Checks may be...
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Prepare animal for winter months

by Martha L. Mobley, N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent, Agriculture It is that time of year again when cold, rainy, freezing weather is upon us. Farm animals are calving, kidding and lambing now and I thought I would share some animal tips to keep them healthy during this time...
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Lower lead content for drinking water

RALEIGH — Starting Jan. 4, new drinking water plumbing fixtures installed or repaired in drinking water systems or newly installed in homes must meet federal requirements for lower lead content. Plumbing contractors and consumers should check for proper certification marks on the...
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Santa visits Legion breakfast

WAKE FOREST — Santa Claus arrived early on Holding Avenue, carrying gifts for the children in attendance at Sunday’s pancake breakfast at the Walter E. Cole American Legion Post 187. The extra special guest had his picture taken with participants and brought cheer to everyone,...
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Farm City day

WILLOW SPRING — Wake County hosted its annual Farm City day Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Adams Vineyards in Willow Spring. Local and federal politicians spoke with attendees about current issues and showed their appreciation for agriculture in the county, followed by lunch and fellowship....
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Scammers masquerading as USPS, AARP

RALEIGH — Crooks often pretend to be someone they aren’t to get you to lower your guard. Scammers have been known to claim to be government officials, your bank, your insurance or power company, law officers, lottery officials, or even your grandchild facing an emergency in order...

12-12 Wake Forest police reports

  Arrests •Taurns Ross Gallatin, 34, 2704 Old Williams Road, Raleigh, was arrested by Officer J.L. Chitwood at 225 S. Taylor St. for driving while impaired and reckless driving to endanger. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on a $16,000 secured bond. Dec. 2, 9:07...

Franklinton/Youngsville police reports

Franklinton Arrests •James Albert Moody, 21, 124 Deerfield Crossing Drive, Wake Forest, was arrested by Officer B. Manson at South Main Street at College Street for disturbing the peace after he refused more than three times a direct command by Manson to move on from a potential...
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I-40 Challenge a success

RALEIGH — The N.C. State Highway Patrol and law enforcement organizations that participated in the More Cops, More Stops “I-40 Challenge” during the Thanksgiving travel period, has released the results from the eight-state high-visibility safety campaign. The “I-40 Challenge”...
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YMCA exceeds campaign goal

WAKE FOREST — On Nov. 14, the Kerr Family YMCA hosted its annual We Build People celebration, where community members gathered to honor the collective efforts of the 2013 We Build People Campaign. The campaign goal was $387,000.  With a report of more than $414,000 raised, the...
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Business Briefs – Dec. 12, 2013

Smith selling Shop Sauce Keith Smith, president of the local Pete Smith Automotive Group, has a new line of business selling his family’s favorite homemade barbeque sauce appropriately titled, “Shop Sauce.” Shop Sauce is featured as a North Carolina barbecue sauce through t...
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Heritage bank robbed Wednesday

WAKE FOREST — Shortly after noon Wednesday, a lone man committed what police are initially calling an armed robbery of the PNC bank at 3619 Rogers Road, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard said that no weapon was seen, but the...
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Fire station blazes ahead

Planning Board gives proposal thumbs-up, but other issues raise objections. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Tuesday night’s Planning Board meeting at town hall had a number of odd occurrences; unusual, at least, to those who attend such meetings regularly.  The proposition The first...
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Christmas celebrations begin

By David Leone Though the holiday season has been eking in for weeks, major Christmas events begin this weekend including the Lighting of Wake Forest and parades in Rolesville, Youngsville and Franklinton. Thursday Kicking off the weekend early, the Franklinton Christmas Parade...
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Rolesville affirms elections

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Like many municipal boards, Rolesville’s commissioners used their last regular business meeting of the year to swear in the newly elected commissioners, elect a mayor pro tempore, set out the schedule of meetings for the new year and get started on...
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3Phoenix breaks ground… again

Up to 110 employees with $100,000 average salaries will be hired. By David Leone  WAKE FOREST — In a still sluggish economy, tech company 3Phoenix is doing three things right. They hire skilled workers, seek out defense contracts and build things faster and better than the...