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Barhams celebrate 70 years

ROLESVILLE — Ovid Coley Barham Sr. and Mary Alice Stell Barham of Rolesville, North Carolina celebrated their 70th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. They were married Sept. 15, 1943 in Bethany Baptist Church in Wendell. Coley and Mary Alice celebrated their anniversary with a...
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Oh so fashionable!

Wake Forest Cotton Company hosts fall fashion show.
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Main Street Grille opens new Pizzeria

WAKE FOREST — A large crowd turned out last week for the official Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the Main Street Grille Pizzeria and Restaurant, at 999 Durham Road. Aside from large pizza slices, Italian subs, entrees and salads, as well as desserts made fresh,...
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Happy Birthday White Street Brew

WAKE FOREST — Tina Radosta, White Street Brewing Company co-owner, boogies down with her dad, Charlie Phillips during the Wake Forest brewery’s first anniversary bash Sept. 15.

Wake Electric launches Green Button

WAKE FOREST — Green Button is the common-sense idea that electricity customers should be able to securely download their own easy-to-understand energy usage information from their utility or electricity supplier. Wake Electric has joined other utility services by providing the...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of Sept. 14, 2013

Franklinton Arrests Ralph Alphonso Brodie, Jr., 51, 4 Tanyard Street, was arrested by Officer A.J. Bishop for food stamp fraud. Sept. 19, 2:23 p.m. •William Archie Cannady, 67, 116 Pinecrest Street, was arrested by Police Chief J. Green for driving while impaired. Sept. 18, 5:24...

Town hall leaks costly

Full extent of problem still unknown four years after construction; will run at least $495,000 more. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town commissioners learned Tuesday that their $11.5 million town hall, completed in 2009, still needs another half million dollars of work to fix rain...
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‘An all-star in every way’

Town honors Scottlin Davis as Good Neighbor of the Year. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) has recognized Scottlin Davis as the 2013 Good Neighbor of the Year youth award winner. Mayor Vivian Jones presented the award during Sunday’s Good...
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Youngsville residents strongly support parks programs

Large turnout fills meeting room By Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — The small stone Community House on Main Street was standing-room-only for the first half of the monthly town board meeting Sept. 12. Residents came in support of the town’s parks and recreation program, after a...
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Town closes Richland Creek greenway

WAKE FOREST — The  town of Wake Forest has closed Richland Creek Greenway until further notice due to potential safety risks associated with increased stream bank erosion and greenway undermining. The greenway will remain closed until town staff determines the best means of...
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Mayor sheds light on a new town initiative

A new street light program hopes to save money and bring uniformity to the town. By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — Tuesday’s Franklinton town board meeting began with Mayor Elic Senter working to “put myths to rest” and clear up misconceptions that have evolved since last...
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Deputies find drugs in false-bottom can

By Jonathan McNamara ZEBULON — A Franklin County man was arrested on multiple drug charges after being involved in a traffic stop. According to sheriff’s reports, Alexander William Carrol, 28, 100 South Ridge Drive, Bunn was spotted by Detective K. Gunter sitting on the driver’s...

Police department is on lookout for sponsors, golfers

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is looking for amateur golfers to participate in the 18th annual Tournament for the Kids Monday, Oct. 7. The event begins with a shotgun start at noon at Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road, Wake Forest. The field is...
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Dog days ahead

Saturday pooch parties to benefit local animal agencies. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — This town is going to the dogs. Literally. Saturday marks the town’s first ever Lolla PAW Looza dog fest at Joyner Park. Another first, a wiener dog race, also takes place in north Raleigh...

Franklin county board approves jail remodel

By Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — Results were presented to the board Monday for final approval of the jail remodel project. Sept. 3 the county board approved architect Surapon Sujjavanich to negotiate with contractor H.G. Reynolds of Henderson regarding the cost of the...
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Cycling shop opens on Main Street

Road, mountain, hybrid bikes, accessories for sale. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There’s a picture on the wall at Spoke Cycles showing a British cycling competition awards presentation in 1975. One of the winners is new shop owner Robert Bickerstaffe’s father. That family...

East Juniper to close for six weeks

WAKE FOREST — The portion of East Juniper Avenue, from Jubilee Court to Traditions Grande Boulevard, will be closed from Sept. 23 through Oct. 31. The closure is necessary to allow a contractor, JPM South Development, to widen the section of road and install a left turn lane,...
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This Week in History — Sept. 19, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1963 •Descendants of Dr. Calvin Jones joined Wake Forest Mayor Wait Brewer Jr., and town and Wake Forest College officials for the unveiling of a historical marker designating...

See ya later alligator

Road rehab projects get green light. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The last of the town’s unpaved roads is getting blacktopped. And some seriously cracked streets will see a new layer of asphalt as well. Tuesday night, Wake Forest Engineering Director Eric Keravuori got town...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of Sept. 19, 2013

Franklinton Police Reported Sept. 9-16 Arrests •Edward Bernard Bradford, 48, 110 W. Green St., was arrested by Officer A. Bishop for misdemeanor trespassing after being instructed by Franklinton police not to return to the Franklinton Square shopping center due to recent...

Today last day to vote for October election

WAKE FOREST — The deadline to register to vote or update voter registration information for the Oct. 8 election is today (Friday). All voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before Sept. 13, or hand delivered to the Wake County Board of Elections office, 337 S....
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Personalities peek out at candidates forum

Potential Wake Forest commissioners find much common ground, cite differences. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — What sets you apart from the herd? For the four people running for town board, the answer is not too much. During a Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce forum Tuesday,...
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Clear division in school board race

Experience touted, dismissed by District 1 candidates. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — In his opening statement, Tom Benton touted his lifetime experience as an educator and principal for why voters should re-elect him to the Wake County Board of Education. But that experience, his...