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Business Briefs

YABA business news •Now is the time for 2014 YABA business membership. New membership dues have been held to $50 while membership renewals are only $25. Membership includes listing and 2-inch by 2-inch ad in YABA directory, a name listing in the Who’s Who of Youngsville, Night to...
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This Week In History – Feb. 20, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Wingate Hall, the second oldest building on the Wake Forest College campus, was destroyed by fire of unknown origin in the early morning hours. Wake Forest and Raleigh...

Residents clean up Franklin Street

WAKE FOREST — More than 50 people from the Greens and Meadows section of Heritage, Sheetz employees and representatives from Fonville Morisey’s new Wake Forest location joined forces to clean up Franklin Street, Feb. 9. Volunteers collected more than 30 bags of trash along the...

Auto insurance rates stable

RALEIGH — While the North Carolina Rate Bureau has asked to be able to increase homeowners insurance by some 24.5 percent this year, they have left auto insurance rates alone. According to the N.C. Department of Insurance, the NCRB submitted a filing Jan. 31 that requests no...

AARP offers tax prep help

FRANKLINTON — The AARP Foundation will assist with free individual federal and N.C. income tax preparation and e-filing for anyone who needs help. The assistance is available at the Franklinton Senior Center, 206 East Mason St., Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 15. Call...

At the library Feb. 20, 2014

There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Vermiculture defined at gardening event

HENDERSON — Vance County Cooperative Extension presents Backyard Gardening: Getting Down to Basics, a symposium to take place Saturday, March 8, at 8:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 305 Young St., in Henderson. The power of worms in the garden and beyond...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports Feb. 20, 2014

Arrests •Victor Loretto Matzner, 48, 1304 Bethlehem Road, Youngsville, was arrested on Bethlehem Road and charged with assault on a female. He was taken to jail and held on 48-hour domestic hold. Deputy B. Lester, Feb. 15, 10:06 p.m. •Jonathan Wayne Edwards, 35, 4036 U.S. 1...
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Cold outside? It’s time to plant potatoes

By Charlotte Glen Horticulture Agent N.C. Cooperative Extension RALEIGH — Potatoes are one of my favorite crops to grow in the spring garden. No matter what your age, nothing is more fun than digging potatoes from the soil – it’s like a tiny treasure hunt! And the taste of home...

Wake Forest police reports Feb. 20, 2014

Arrests •Charles Thomas Graber, 22, 1337 Lindenberg Square, was arrested at home and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree trespassing. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $1,000 bond. Officer N.S. Dillard, Feb. 17, 11:18 p.m. •Jacqueline...

Help with hazard mitigation planning

WAKE FOREST — Wake County is working with Wake Forest and its other municipalities to develop a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan to identify and assess the community’s natural hazard risks and determine how to best minimize and manage those risks. An established plan...
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Learn about shiitake mushrooms

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A shiitake mushroom workshop is scheduled Feb. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Franklin County Farmers Market Shelter in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. Participants should bring two to four freshly cut oak or sweet gum logs cut from live...
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Take care of ice-damaged trees correctly

By Charlotte Glen Special to The Wake Weekly RALEIGH — Freezing rain builds up on tree limbs, causing trees to bend and twist. The weight of ice may also cause limbs to break or topple whole trees. How you deal with damaged trees after the ice melts will impact their health now...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org.   Franklinton High happenings •Support Franklinton High School by linking your store card at Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Target. A percentage...
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Heritage senior signs to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s Charles Clark will get a chance to play college football. Clark signed a letter of intent Feb. 5 during National Signing Day to play for Lenoir-Rhyne University, a NCAA division II school that competes in...
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Wakefield sprinter signs with Virginia tech

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — A Wakefield High School track and field athlete committed to attending Virginia Tech with a formal letter of intent signing Feb. 5 at Wakefield High School. Ama-Selina Tchume, a senior, made her decision to join the Hokies as a...
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(Update — found) Silver Alert issued for 79-year-old Franklinton man

UPDATE: The Franklin County Sheriff office reported this morning they have located O’Neal and have cancelled the Silver Alert. Monday, 2-17-14. LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff Department reported 79-year-old James Norman “The Normer” O’Neal missing...

Services update from town of Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — Although conditions have improved, area roads remain icy and dangerous. Area residents are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads as much as possible. Pedestrians should walk against traffic, wear bright clothing and try to stay out of the roads. Due to current...
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Man wanted for questioning in fraud case

WAKE FOREST — Police are looking for this man in connection with a recent fraudulent financial card transaction at the Wake Forest Walmart Supercenter, 2114 S. Main St., Wake Forest Police Spokesman Bill Crabtree relayed in a press release today. The individual is wanted for...

Retrieving abandoned vehicles

RALEIGH — Car owners who were forced to abandon their vehicles during the snow storm and discover their vehicles have been towed are encouraged to call the North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) at 919-733-3861 or the local police department for city/town-maintained roads. NCHP is...
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Be warm, be safe if you lose power

The latest wave of freezing rain, ice and snow could cause power outages in the area over the next several days. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) offers the following tips for residents to stay safe and even comfortable during a loss of power: Family safety...
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Report power outages to right agency, not 9-1-1

Write these down now, while you have power! If you are experiencing a true emergency, always call 9-1-1. If you see power lines down, you should always assume they are live and stay away from them and any wet ground near them. For power outages, do not call 911, call the...

Tax hike on table?

Leaders ready to expand key initiatives. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If the discussions at the town board retreat are any indicator, the town’s lean years of fiscal belt-cinching may be a thing of the past. Big things are planned locally, some of which may come to pass this...
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Record crowd at charity auction

Koinonia raises $11,000 for Safe Space. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A larger -than-ever crowd of more than 200 people attended the 20th annual Koinonia auction Saturday at The Forks Cafeteria, generously raising some $35,000 for area charities. Of that figure, attendees pitched...