College students guard against ID theft

RALEIGH — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Eastern North Carolina offers six simple steps to protect college students from identity theft. According to a recent study by Javelin Strategy and Research, identity theft committed against people aged 18 to 24 took longest to...

NCWRC offers hunts to youths

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer facilitated permit hunts for youths 12 to 15 years old during the upcoming hunting season. Youth hunters will be selected by a random, computer-generated draw. A $5 nonrefundable administrative fee is charged for each...

State settles with electronics retail scammers

FORT BRAGG — More than 1,300 North Carolina military service members who got caught by a scheme to finance purchases of overpriced electronics will have their debts forgiven and their credit cleared, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced last month. Following a multiyear...

Taming the tongue is not a hot topic

By Burwell Stark On a recent Sunday afternoon I violated every known law of fatherhood — I went girl clothes shopping with my wife and teenage daughter. Not only that, but I suggested the idea. I’m no legal expert, but I don’t believe I was responsible for my actions prior to...

Blood donations urgently needed

DURHAM — The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, even as thousands of people answered the urgent call to donate last month. While overall donations increased last month, donations in the local Carolinas Blood Services Region fell...

Local food roast Friday

LOUISBURG — Before there were food truck rodeos, there was the local food roast. The Farmer’s Market at Shannon Village Shopping Center hosts one Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., or until sold out. The menu, prepared by 215 Smokehouse Catering, includes Hawaiian chicken with special...

Wakefield Elementary could turn traditional

CARY — In an move that Wake County Public Schools staff say would make more efficient use of classroom space, the school board is considering a calendar change at Wakefield Elementary and three other elementary schools, plus middle school, for 2015-16 academic year. Wakefield...

Adopt a kitty at PetSmart

WAKE FOREST — Purr Partners Feline Rescue of Youngsville is holding adoption events at PetSmart in Wake Forest each weekend. Hours are Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. PetSmart is located at 11835 Retail Drive. For more information, call 919-906-8243 or see...

Grace Haven to hold flapjack fundraiser

WAKE FOREST — Grace haven Baptist Fellowship Church will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Applebee’s, 11805 Retail Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door or may be purchased by calling 919-671-2340. All proceeds raised will go to develop missionary programs...
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Gann completes training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Gann graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force...
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Troop 305 Eagle Scouts honored

From left, Patrick Watts, Ryan McLain, Sam McLain, Troy Despain and Casey Epps, of Troop No. 305 in Wake Forest, were named to the prestigious Eagle Scout Court of Honor in a ceremony Aug. 10 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Teen to compete in state pageant

WAKE FOREST — Miss Wake Forest Teen USA 2015 Victoria Miller, 16, will compete for the North Carolina title Oct. 10 and 11 in High Point. A junior at Heritage High, she is the daughter of Charlie and Teresa Hamaty. Miller is a longtime member of the Wake Forest Boys & Girls...
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This Week in History — Aug. 21, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wake Forest police constable Louis Pearce was struck by his own vehicle as he jumped toward a ditch to escape a wreck. An 18-year-old lost control of another vehicle, which...
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Newhouses celebrate 50th

WAKE FOREST — Neal and Elizabeth Newhouse of Wake Forest celebrated their 50th anniversary recently with a family party given by their children, Joy, Neal Joseph and Jeffrey and his wife, Rhonda. They also have eight grandchildren: Ashley, Austin, Zack, Zoey, Katie, Nicholas,...
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See Toy Story Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Parks and Recreation presents the summer’s final free movie Saturday night, with a screening of Toy Story. Bring chairs and blankets to the Rolesville Middle School football field, 4700 Burlington Mills Road, where the movie starts at 8 p.m. Concessions...
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WF cadets attend leadership camp

By Cadets Benjamin Kris and Jackson Matthews Sixteen cadets departed from Wake Forest High School June 15 and headed 198 miles to JCLC (Junior Cadet Leadership Course) summer camp at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va. After they arrived, the cadets were split up into two...

Business Briefs

Thompson joins Traditions Cristi Thompson of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services was recently named sales manager at Traditions of Wake Forest. Thompson started her real estate career in 2007 and in 2011 joined the Heritage Wake Forest sales team as a...

Golf all day for a cause

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will host the Longest Day In Golf at The River Golf and Country Club, 170 Clearwater Road, Louisburg. The tournament takes place Wednesday, Aug. 27, starting at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per two-person team, and players are...

Christmas parade applications available

WAKE FOREST — It’s just about time for school to start, which means it’s not too early to start thinking about Wake Forest’s Christmas parade. Yes, seriously. Applications for the 2014 parade may be submitted by mail to Wake Forest Christmas Parade, c/o Wake Forest Downtown,...
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Kicking for a cure

Charli French kicks with heart at the Innovative Martial Arts Academy Kick-A-Thon in Wake Forest Aug. 16. Students at the academy gathered sponsors to donate money, and their efforts raised $2,330 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The top fundraisers were Victoria Crane, Dean...

Music festival Sept. 20

CREEDMOOR — The 23rd annual Creedmoor Music Festival is slated for Sept. 20, complete with live music, food and craft vendors, a car show and a variety of children’s activities. The music lineup includes a high school marching band, elementary school choir, bluegrass, hip-hop,...

Cycle-a-thon helps foster children

ROLESVILLE — Nonprofit organization Mercy for America’s Children will hold its second annual Cycle-a-Thon fundraiser Sept. 13 at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Cycle-a-Thon will feature multiple teams each riding a stationary bike for a total...

Celebrate the dog (and cat) days of summer

YOUNGSVILLE — A day of fun to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hill Ridge Farms, 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville. Barbecue plates from Red Hot & Blue will be sold for $8 and tickets will be sold for a $2,500 raffle, along...
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Save the city by making a mess

A few years ago Nintendo was still revealing brand new ideas and innovations to the gaming world. One of these unique concepts was the game called de Blob. It was originally released in 2008 for the Nintendo Wii. What made this title stand out was the overall goal of the game,...