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Libraries to help new businesses in the new year

RALEIGH — Wake Libraries is collaborating with SCORE (score.org), a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses, to offer a business series during the winter. The programs are free but registration is required. To register, call the library of interest. All...

Five prisons closed

RALEIGH — The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has completed the closing of five prisons as directed by the General Assembly in the 2013-14 state budget.  The affected prisons and their closing dates are as follows: Duplin Correctional Center, Kenansville, Aug....
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Gobbler’s Run raises $35k

WAKE FOREST — From left, Jessica Bullock, Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club director, and Cat Redd, race director, show off a new permanent sponsor board provided by Capital Sign Solutions for the annual Gobbler’s Run 5K. The November race included more than 2,000 participants, a...
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Rolesville collecting trees

ROLESVILLE — The town’s waste collection contractor will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling as part of the regular yard waste collection. All decorations and lights will need to be removed first. The town of Rolesville contracts out the collection of all yard waste. Pick...
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Coroner: Murder victim died from heart failure

Alleged mugging is secondary cause. By David Leone RALEIGH — An autopsy report reveals an assault victim died of respiratory failure brought on by an attempted mugging. Britis Andruce Previlon, 32, 9321 River Haven Place, Raleigh, just south of the Neuse River, was arrested for...
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Holding honored as Citizen of Year

ROLESVILLE — A familiar figure to most in and around the town of Rolesville was singled out Monday night for special recognition. Ellen Holding was called to stand before the commissioners and a room full of family and friends and listen while Mayor Frank Eagles read off a litany...

Internship application deadline Jan. 17

RALEIGH — The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office within the department of administration announced Monday that they are accepting additional applications for the 2014 State Government Internship Program for select projects. The program has 23 remaining paid internship projects...
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This Week in History — Jan. 9, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The mercury in Wake Forest fell to as low as 9 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend, causing water pipes to freeze and burst in houses all over town and in a dormitory...

Franklinton/Youngsville Police Reports 1-9

Franklinton Arrests •Monique Antoinette Collins, 34, 101 Mill St., was arrested at home by Sgt. KJ Hornaday and charged with child abuse Jan. 2, 3:30 p.m. Officer B. Martin wrote in his report that he responded to an assault call with another officer to the home and assisted in...

Wake Forest Police reports 1-9

Reported Nov. 15-21, 2013 Citations •Brandon John Saling, 22, 8612 Bratt Ave., speeding. Nov. 21, 10:53 p.m. •Kevin Wilfredo Castellon, 22, 417 S. Cross St., Youngsville, unlawfully passing emergency vehicle. Nov. 21, 9:38 p.m. •Tyrrell Tamond Richardson, 25, 120 White Oak Drive,...

Franklin DWI campaign nets nine arrests

LOUISBURG — Franklin County law enforcement officers combined to arrest nine drivers for driving while impaired during the Governor Highway Safety Program’s Booze It and Lose It campaign, which ran from Dec. 13, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. During the campaign, officers from Bunn,...

Rolesville Police Reports 1-9

Arrests •Omar Garcia, 31, 7402 Southgate Road, Fayetteville, was arrested at 1100 block Louisburg Road by Sgt. B. Jacobson and charged with driving while impaired (DWI). He was stopped for traveling 66 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone. He was taken to the Wake County jail and...

Wake Crime 1-9

Reported Dec. 21-31. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •An unnamed offense was reported at a residence on the 10900 block of Cokesbury Lane, Raleigh, in Falls. Dec. 30, noon. •Margaret Mauldin Johnston, 55, 9812 Koupela Drive, Raleigh, was...

School Briefs – Jan. 9, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. -Charter Schools- Wake Forest Charter Academy  •Parents invited to learn more about the new charter school opening this fall. The meetings will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m....
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More cold weather precautions – including for pets

The following emergency preparedness information is from ReadyWAKE! ·Prepare an emergency kit. For a full list of what to include go to ReadyWAKE! ·Teach family members how and when to turn off gas, electricity and water. ·Wear several layers of warm clothing and make sure to...
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What’s all the fuss about a little cold weather?

By Clellie Allen IT’S BEEN A WHILE since we’ve had a wind chill advisory here in the central part of the state. But we have one scheduled from about midnight tonight through noon tomorrow (Tuesday). A wind chill advisory is a little more serious than just saying, “Gee, it’s...
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Loss of fire chief mourned

Crews bid farewell to veteran firefighter, Jeff Fields. By Clellie Allen with Todd Allen YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Fire Department suffered its first loss of an active duty firefighter in living memory when Assistant Chief Jeffrey Lee “Jeff” Fields died Dec. 25. The family of...
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Teacher charged with child rape

RALEIGH — A Franklinton man is in the Wake County jail on charges he solicited an underage girl online and had sex with her. Michael Aaron Zovistoski, 24, 207 N. Main St., Franklinton, was arrested on a warrant Dec. 18 by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy C.V. Dickens at the Wake...
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This cat is excited about local theater

Forest Moon announces director, auditions for upcoming play. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Auditions for Forest Moon Theater Company’s March play are this weekend. The production of Curiosity Cat will feature a cast of house cats and stray cats played by youths aged 5-12, and...
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New parks director to hold meetings

YOUNGSVILLE — Pete Gibson, the new Youngsville Parks and Recreation director, will host public meetings at the Youngsville Community House Monday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss the upcoming baseball season. To balance attendance, softball, tee ball...
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New charter school planned

Project planned for Gateway Commons site. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new charter school is planning to open in fall, 2014. But first its site plan needs approval by town commissioners. A master site plan for Wake Forest Charter Academy will be reviewed as part of a joint...
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Marines decamp to Wake Forest

Station to be staffed by two Corps recruiters. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Don’t look now, but the U.S. Marines have landed. The Corps has opened a recruiting station adjacent to the Ligon Mill Business Park near Walmart. It’ll be the new home base for Sgt. Patrick Corey of...