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Building community, one child at a time

“Our cause is to strengthen the foundation of the community.” —Walt Reynolds, Kerr Family Y By David Leone WAKEFIELD — The Kerr Family Y kicked off its annual We Build People campaign last week, seeking $387,000 for Camp High Hopes, Y Learning, Livestrong and other programs. Keep...
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This week in history — Oct. 10, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •Unlike the rest of the student body, Frank H. Rust, a law student at Wake Forest College, is not staying at a house or dorm. Instead, the Hopewell, Va., native intends to...

Tickets on sale now for Nov. 14-16 Celebration of the Arts

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, this three-day event will highlight the diversity of artistic...
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Citizen experts fight fire with fire

Fire station plan hits snag with residents’ professional testimony. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Fire department representatives brought a half-inch thick study  to Tuesday night’s planning board hearing to prove Jenkins Road is a good site for a new station. But neighbors...

Novozymes, United Way build community

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — Biotech company Novozymes and the United Way of Franklin County teamed up Sept. 28 for their annual day of caring. More than 30 employees and family members converged on Willie Perry’s property to build a wheelchair accessible ramp, take care of...

Greenway overhaul in works

Heavy rain erodes Richland Creek by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Live in Olde Mill Stream? There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is, it’s going to be months before the Richland Creek Greenway reopens. But the good news is town engineer Holly Miller has quickly put together an...
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‘Harvey’ cast members share thoughts, anecdotes

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly on Monday caught up with the 11-person primary cast of Harvey, Forest Moon Theater Company’s fall comedy, which opens Friday. Following is a smattering of their answers, providing insight into who they are — as characters, actors and...
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This Week in History — Oct. 3, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •David Mangum, the bell-hop and room cleaner at the Wake Forest Hotel is upset with Wake Forest College medical school students keeping skeletons in their rooms. Five students...
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Chief under fire for station location

Jenkins Road residents feel left out of the process for firehouse site. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Ron Early has made a career out of running into burning buildings without compunction. But the Wake Forest Fire Chief was visibly feeling the heat Sept. 26 during a meeting with...
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Body found in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — A report of a body found behind the Wakefield Crossing shopping center startled shop owners Wednesday. But no one was ever put in harm’s way because the man is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Raleigh Police spokesman Jim...
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Richland Creek Riders give back to community

WAKE FOREST — The Richland Creek Riders held a free cookout after a special church service Sunday, Sept. 29. The outreach program began five years ago and has grown into a large movement that attends biker event throughout th ecountry, including Daytona, Fla. This year, they...
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Deputies arrest two for pot garden — On Patrol, Oct. 3, 2013

Suspects say plants are medicinal. By Jonathan McNamara SPRING HOPE — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies were searching for a dog that reportedly killed a goat when they  stumbled upon two marijuana gardens. According to a sheriff’s report, Jorge Alejandro Colorado-Rodriguez, 70...
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Police request help with fraud investigation

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subject shown in the  above surveillance camera images. The individual is wanted for questioning in connection with an attempted financial card fraud Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Wake...

Barbecue sale to benefit The Shore Grief Center, Oct. 12

YOUNGSVILLE — The Shore Grief Center will hold a barbecue plate sale Saturday, Oct. 12 in Youngsville at 15 Tarboro Road (at intersection of Cedar Creek and Tarboro Roads). Mitchell with 215 Smokehouse Catering will be the head chef cooking up tasty pig barbecue at...
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Barnes, Farmer to be married

Anne Marie Barnes and Randy Paul Farmer are pleased to announce their engagement to be married. Ms. Barnes is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence S. Barnes, Jr. of Wake Forest. Mr. Farmer is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cullifer of Wendell and the late Mr....

Alice Wall Mullins celebrates 90th birthday

NEW YORK — Cynthia Simmons honored her mother, Alice Wall Mullins recently with a 90th birthday party. The birthday celebration was held at the Adam C. Powell State Office building in New York City. Mullins is a Wake Forest native and graduate of Dubois High School, class of...

Franklin County Arts Council festival Saturday

LOUISBURG — Nash Street will be closed from Main Street to Cedar Saturday as the Franklin County Arts Council hosts Chalk Art in the Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring Trompe L’Oeil artist Kathryn Lane Hicks. Hicks will create a 3-D piece of art during the festival while other...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of Oct. 3, 2013

Franklinton Police Reports Reported Sept. 17-Sept 30 Arrests •Wade James Busch, 25, 530 Cheatham St., was arrested by Officer A.J. Bishop for misdemeanor driving while impaired and following to closely. Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m. •Fernanado Savalas Daniels, 38, 6509-D The Lakes,...
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Wireless center going rural

Nonprofit garners new $750K grant from Golden Leaf Foundation. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The locomotive that is the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRCNC) is picking up steam. The Wake Forest-based nonprofit has announced a new partnership with East Carolina...
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Constitution Day celebrated at Franklin County Courthouse

LOUISBURG — A group of Franklin County residents joined together and read the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights on the Franklin County Courthouse steps Sept. 17, Constitution Day. The task of reading the Constitution and Bill of Rights was shared by Franklin...
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Melan-Aid to benefit cancer victim

Yard sale Saturday for sick child. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — “Isn’t it amazing?” This was volunteer Lisa Krahulec’s reaction to the outpouring of support, shared in the form of yard sale goods, people in the community donated last week for the upcoming Melan-Aid benefit. The...
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Invisible rabbit shows his ears

Theater company runs online contest for upcoming show. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Have you seen Harvey? Forest Moon Theater Company’s new online contest begs that question of its fans. It’s a triple entendre, in part because in their upcoming comedy, Harvey is an imaginary...
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Third annual Best of the Best resounding success

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Six weeks, 5,000 ballots, some 50,000 individual votes. Everything came together in record fashion for the third annual Best of the Best reader’s choice awards Sept. 17. Three years ago, in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns, Wake...

Town of Wake Forest celebrates public power

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are holding special events and activities ato celebrate Public Power Week, Oct. 6-12. Public Power Week word search contest — Through Oct. 3, Wake Forest Power’s residential electric customers can enter to win free...