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Statewide football tourney to be held in Wake Forest

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Basketball has reigned supreme in the state of North Carolina for as long as anyone can remember. But if a local football coach has his way, the game of hoops won’t keep its throne forever. Bob Winstead, his good friend Guy Trawick and a host of...
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Drownings averted

Wake Forest teen, local lifeguard use lifesaving techniques to save woman, toddler in separate incidents By David Leone EMERALD ISLE — In a month’s time, two locals have saved the lives of a toddler and another woman in the resort town on the Carolina coast. The town of Emerald...
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Attorneys duke it out

Planning Board meeting ends, unresolved, after midnight. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — In a marathon session that more often resembled a criminal trial with facts, witness testimony, points, counterpoints and rebuttals, the Wake Forest Planning Board heard arguments about a...

Tuxedo Junction renamed Wake Forest Renaissance Center

WAKE FOREST — The former Tuxedo Junction has a new name. July 9, the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to rename the facility the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. The board also gave permission for the town to proceed with planning a grand opening celebration...
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Incentive discussion on tap

White Street Brewing Co. considers production expansion. by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Following closed session Monday, Franklin County commissioners scheduled public hearings regarding two business incentives, including one for a possible White Street Brewing Company...
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Fireworks fizzle

But thousands enjoy Independence Day music, parade, games. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — It didn’t rain on the July 4 children’s parade, but the downpour the day before snuffed out much of the fireworks show. “This is the worst fireworks I’ve ever been to!” exclaimed one unhappy...
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County officials assess damage to crops, fields after heavy rains

The dirt in the foreground of the photo at right is actually not a part of this Watkins Road cornfield — it is topsoil that has run off the field and filled the drainage ditch next to the road. In addition to severe erosion, the heavy rains have caused costly problems with crops...

Sponsors needed for annual Purple Heart Dinner

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Members of the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation are gearing up for their fifth annual show of appreciation of hometown heroes. Each year, the committee recognizes area soldiers and veterans who have earned a Purple Heart, having served and...

Film festival floated

Events to highlight town’s new cultural center discussed Tuesday. by David Leone, Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Town leaders have some grand ideas for the opening of their new cultural arts center, not the least of which is to host a film festival. “I really like the idea,”...

Students featured in Art After Hours

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Work from artists of all ages will be on display at this Friday’s Art After Hours. This week at Wake Forest Art and Frame, children from the Wake Forest Homeschool Families Group will have their artwork on display from 6 to 9 p.m. The youth, ages...

Free ice cream and art event Saturday

Business owners cooperate for Youngsville revitalization. by Carrie C. Causey YOUNGSVILLE — Nothing brings youngsters together like free ice cream and a doodling session. That’s what Youngsville business owners are hoping as they embark on the first of what they hope will be a...
The Wake Forest High band trailer was reported stolen earlier this week. It had custom-built shelves and will be needed once the band begins competitions in September.
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Wake Forest High band trailer stolen — On Patrol, week of July 11, 2013

WAKE FOREST — Parents and students in the Wake Forest High band are missing an integral piece of equipment needed for their upcoming season. Monday, the band director, Joel Tucker, reported one of their two trailers had been stolen from school property. According to Wake Forest...
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This Week in History — week of July 11, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1835 •The following passage was written by a Wake Forest College student on the 60th Independence Day celebration, July 4, 1835: “With gallantry worthy of the most refined days of...

Support Ben Franklin Society at fundraisers

by Carrie C. Causey KITTRELL — Billed as Philadelphia cooking with Carolina style, people are invited to dine and listen to bluegrass music while helping to fund community projects. Franklin BreadWorks, in conjunction with the Ben Franklin Society, hosts two fundraising events in...
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Chappell, Farner to wed

Mike and Linda Chappell of Wake Forest announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Claire Chappell of Atlanta, Ga., to John Andrew Farner of Fayetteville, Ga. The groom-elect is the son of Bill and Patricia Farner of Cosby, Tenn. Miss Chappell is a graduate of Wake Forest...

Gas prices drop slightly

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.5 cents...
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Two official state amphibians named

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s collection of state symbols got a little wilder June 28 after Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation making the Pine Barrens treefrog and the marbled salamander the official state frog and salamander, and the Virginia opossum the official state marsupial....

Extra income available for farm hunting leases

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Deer continue to damage many farm crops each year, especially soybeans. Farmers who suffer from deer damaged and who are interested in earning extra income can qualify to allow still hunting on their properties. There is strong demand for locations that allow...

Police and Sheriff reports — week of July 11, 2013

Franklinton Police Reports Arrests •Christopher Joseph Lillis, 22, 1449 Huntdell Main Drive, Wendell, was arrested by Officer A. Bishop at the police station on warrants for larceny shoplifting and four outstanding orders for arrest. Erica Marie Bosford, 18, 402 Beaver St.,...