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Rolesville looks ahead to needs of new year

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — When Rolesville town commissioners and staff gathered for their annual retreat Friday, the tone was decidedly different from the prior year. Although there are still many needs different departments have and the lack of more commercial development...

Dirt Day garden fest taking shape

Festival designed to bring people downtown between Mardi Gras, Meet in the Street. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It’s been more than a year since the downtown streetscape work was completed; the streets are clean of clay, dirt and dust and the foot traffic has come back redoubled....

Plane clips powerlines; no one hurt

LOUISBURG — A student pilot narrowly escaped serious injury, or worse, when his plane reportedly lost too much altitude on a turn and flew under some power lines Sunday. Witnesses on Thomas Jones Road reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office that a low flying airplane had...

Wake County pistol permits now online

RALEIGH — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office has made it possible to apply for Pistol Purchase and Concealed Carry permits online. There is a nominal convenience fee associated with the use of the online service. This new service will be in addition to permit services presently...
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News staff gobbles up treats

We’re pretty sure we haven’t done anything to deserve it, but we were definitely blessed when a substantial amount of baked goodies showed up in our break area Tuesday. A group of young ladies from Youngsville’s Faith Baptist Church surprised the newspaper staff with enough...
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This week in history – Feb. 27, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •The Hunter dorm at Wake Forest College suffered little damage following a nighttime fire that began in a back room. The intentionally set fire has strengthened the assertion...
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Habitat breaks ground Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Habitat for Humanity is building five new homes in Wake Forest’s East End neighborhood. The official groundbreaking for the affordable homes is this Sunday at 3 p.m. on East Spring Street at North Taylor Street. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be...
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Volley fire

War of 1812 re-enactors Carl Barnett, Sion Harrington, Zack Tyler and Ed Truleove fire a volley at Raleigh’s Mordecai Park Saturday. They’ll be at the Wake Forest Museum March 29 to celebrate the involvement of Forestville militia in the war.

Keeping the Farm Workshop

RALEIGH — Wake Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has rescheduled the ninth annual Keeping the Farm Workshop for March 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh. The workshop brings professionals from various...

A.G. letter angers tobacco farmers

RALEIGH — North Carolina tobacco growers have taken exception to a letter signed by N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper and his counterparts which supports excluding the crop from a pending international trade agreement. “I’ve heard an earful about it while talking with farmers at...

Summer day camp registration starts Monday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is taking applications for Day Park Summer Camp Monday, March 3 through Friday, April 11. Designed for boys and girls ages 6-12, the Day Park Summer Camp is a full-day recreational summer camp program designed to...
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Wedding showers continue to break from tradition

Rain showers on a wedding day may bring good luck, but they are seldom coveted. However, a different type of shower altogether is often highly anticipated and can help couples feel like they’re one in a million. Wedding showers are gift-giving parties held for couples about to...

New courses offered at VGCC

WAKE FOREST — Starting this fall, Vance-Granville Community College offers a new gerontology degree as a concentration within the Human Services Technology program. This new concentration will prepare students to specialize in direct service delivery to older adults and their...
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Business Briefs

Cancer prevention workshop Friday Vitality Chiropractic and Family Wellness hosts a free cancer prevention workshop tomorrow (Friday), at 5:30 p.m., as part of its Family Wellness Series 2014. The event takes place at 610 Dr. Calvin Jones Highway, Suite 104, in Wake Forest and is...
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Local mothers encourage gun safety

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Moms Demand Action, in unison with Moms Uprising, met Wednesday afternoon in front of Wake Forest’s Staples to protest the company’s allowance of personal defense firearms on its property. This is a part of an ongoing national campaign pressuring...
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It’s party time, No-La style

Mardi Gras returns to Wake Forest this Saturday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Love the idea of Mardi Gras, but not so much the drunken revelry often associated with it? Wake Forest has the answer this Saturday, with its second annual family-friendly Mardi Gras street festival...

Come 4th, volunteers

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest 4th of July committee is looking for volunteers. Whether you’ve served before or are new in town and would like to get involved planning the 2014 festivities, you’re invited to attend a meeting Monday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in one of the side rooms...

Sheriff’s Citizen Academy returns March 18

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is starting its 11th Citizens Academy March 18, 6 p.m. at the CenturyLink office at 14111 Capital Blvd. Wake Forest. For an application or the schedule of speakers, see tiny.cc/fcsheriffacad. For questions contact Sgt. Tharrington at...

Ash spill prompts water sampling

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has started sampling water quality at the upper end of the John H. Kerr Reservoir in Virginia as part of the state agency’s ongoing response to the coal ash spill in Eden. Including the Kerr reservoir, DENR...

Franklin County artists reach out

The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is looking for submissions from writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction to be considered in their 2015 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. They also need black and white art and photography for the book interior...

Ammonia omitted from water treatment

RALEIGH — The city of Raleigh will temporarily stop adding ammonia to its water treatment disinfecting process Feb. 26. The change in treatment is required by federal and state regulations governing the operation of the city’s water system. The city will resume adding ammonia to...
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Pet food giveaway a huge success

YOUNGSVILLE — Despite a dreary start Saturday, the sun finally came out and pet owners arrived at the Franklin County SPCA office in Youngsville to pick up their share of more than 1,500 pounds of free dog and cat food for their pets. To qualify for services, clients must be...
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Spring showers may bring more than flowers

Wake County Extension Master Gardeners can help after record wet year. RALEIGH — While 2013 ranked as the eighth wettest year on record, it was the wettest year without a tropical storm event. And rainfall to date in 2014 in the Triangle area also is keeping ahead of average. The...
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Volunteers beautify Franklin Street

More than 50 volunteers joined forces Feb. 9, and with the help of sponsors Sheetz and Fonville Morisey Realty, collected in excess of 30 bags of trash along the road leading up to the intersection of Franklin Street and Rogers Road in the Heritage neighborhood.