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Mayoral forum tonight

Former congressional candidate sets his sights on town hall. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The two candidates for mayor appear side-by-side at a public forum at town hall tonight (Thursday), hosted by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce. The candidates, incumbent mayor Vivian...

Application for 2013 Wake Forest Parade Oct. 15

Application for 2013 Wake Forest Parade Oct. 15 WAKE FOREST – Applications will be accepted until Oct. 15 for participation in the 2013 Wake Forest Christmas Parade. Applications are available online at wakeforestnc.gov and at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St....
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Bright Star Touring Theater presents “Bella Under the Bullying Bigtop” Oct. 15

WAKE FOREST — Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national touring theatre company, will show two free performances of Bella Under the Bullying Bigtop Oct. 15 at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. Show times are 2:20 p.m. and 4 p.m. Suitable for children ages...
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Warranted

— David Leone WAKE FOREST — A routine traffic stop right in front of The Wake Weekly office on East Owen Avenue Sept. 30 resulted in the arrest of Nickolas Dale Jones (right), 32, 169 Cottrell Way, Kittrell. Wake Forest Police Officer E.F. Genao charged Jones with simple...

United Way hosts sixth annual Cow Chip contest

By Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) hosts its sixth annual Cow-Chip contest Saturday at the Walmart parking lot. The cow-chip bingo will be at noon and will be part of the Siren3 Cook-Off event. There will be live music from the East Coast Rhythm...
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Owner has car impounded under Run and You’re Done — On Patrol, Oct. 10, 2013

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A 1990 Chevy passenger vehicle owned by Bennie Pastor Chance IV, 1134 Clear Circle, Wendell, was seized under the “Run and You’re Done” law pending further investigation and court proceedings after the driver attempted to flee from police Sept. 29,...
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They all deserve to know love

Rolesville resident takes care of cats galore. by Clellie Allen with David Allen ROLESVILLE — For more than four years, Janet Wall has had a specific daily routine. She loads up her SUV with various bags and cans of cat food and drives around to the back of the Rolesville Food...
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When cotton was king in Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — There was a time when the broad fields around Wake Forest were white with cotton every summer, a time when a cotton gin stood on nearly every crossroad, a time when the town commissioners appointed men to two posts, constable and cotton weigher. Come to the program...

Raleigh couple dies in Franklinton wreck

FRANKLINTON — A single vehicle wreck took the lives of two Raleigh residents in Franklinton Oct. 3. According to a preliminary N.C. Highway Patrol incident report, Joseph Davis, 44, and Alexandria Davis, 35, 8008 Strawberry Meadows St., Raleigh, were driving north on U.S. 1 at...
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Wake Commissioners celebrate health, assist transportation

by Burwell Stark The Wake County Board of Commissioners  discussed  construction, grant applications and fund appropriations Monday. Additionally, the board recognized Oct. 18 as Capital Area Veterans Stand Down Day and October as Breast Cancer Awareness month in Wake County....

Louisburg College awarded $2.2 million grant

Franklin County college is the only private institution in N.C. to receive Title III funds. By Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — The U.S. Department of Education awarded Louisburg College a $2.2 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant Oct. 3. Over the next five...
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Center celebrated

YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin Manor, a residential center specializing in Alzheimer’s and memory care in Youngsville celebrated their ribbon cutting and open house Oct. 3. Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Fred Keller, middle, County Commissioner District 2,...

Tennis tournament to be held Oct. 18-20

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Tennis Association is hosting a tennis tournament for adults, ages 18 and older, Oct. 18-20 at Flaherty Park on North White Street. Participants may use their USTA (United States Tennis Association) rating or self-rate themselves for division...
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Two years in a day

Artist’s “magnificent” painting presented during art After Hours Friday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A painting that studio owner Mary Benejam describes as a “must see” will be presented, along with its artist, at Benejam’s Gilded Palette Gallery Friday for Art After Hours. The...

Local USDA office closed, phones open

LOUISBURG — Due to the current Federal Government shutdown, the USDA-NRCS Louisburg Field Office is closed. The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District is open and can be reached at 919-526-2550. Additionally, the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board will...

Raleigh fuel prices trending down

RALEIGH – Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.28/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per...
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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...