Parks and Rec Briefs

Wake Forest Team registration takes place through Aug. 29 for several adult sports leagues in Wake Forest. •Co-rec kickball is scheduled to begin weeknights in mid-September through late October. The entry fee is $150 per team and participants must be 18 or older.  •Flag football...

Church hosts screening of God’s Not Dead

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Church of the Nazarene is sponsoring a free family movie night Saturday at 6 p.m., featuring God’s Not Dead. The thought-provoking movie is about a college freshman who finds himself and his religious freedom challenged by a professor. The church is...

Business Briefs

Driver reaches safety milestone Hamlin T. Raney III of Wake Forest has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for four years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by...

Parks program registration made easier

WAKE FOREST — A new onsite registration process is underway for the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) department’s fall programming. For years, participants were required to register at the PRCR facility offering the particular class or program. The new onsite...
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Duck e-stamp now available

RALEIGH — Waterfowl hunters in North Carolina now have the option of purchasing a federal duck stamp electronically. The new duck e-stamp allows the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to sell stamps electronically through its wildlife service agents, online and by phone, for $16...

Alzheimer’s support group meets Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Alzheimer’s support group meets Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Church. The group is led by Mark Foreman, with discussion on how caretakers can take care of themselves, along with community resources and special programs for help...
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Heroux attends Boys State

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy senior Alec Heroux, 17, was selected to attend the American Legion-sponsored Boys State at Catawba College in Salisbury. Boys State participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The objective training centers...
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Strings in the Summer

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Youth Orchestra held its first summer camp at Flaherty Park Community Center. The camps teach both beginner and intermediate strings with ages ranging from 8 to 16 years old. Register for upcoming events at wfcyo.org, or call LaSaundra Booth at...
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A rude awakening

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Faye Nelson was jolted out of bed July 23 when a drunk driver ran off the road and hit her house at 5801 Barham Siding Road on the house’s corner facing the intersection of Oscar Barham Road and Barham Siding Road. “At about 12:30 in the morning I was...

The life of a mercenary

I have a love/hate relationship with Massive-Multiplayer Online games. On one hand I love upgrading a character and getting better and more powerful all while hopefully playing with a group of friends. It satisfies my love of in-depth customization and social gaming. On the other...

GOP club meeting Monday

WAKE FOREST — Wake County’s four Republican commissioners, Sen. Chad Barefoot and John Alexander, Republican candidate for N.C. Senate 15, will be on hand to discuss issues before the legislature and county at the Wake Forest Area Republican Club meeting at Real McCoy’s Monday....

We the People meet tonight

LOUISBURG — We the People of Franklin County Patriots will hold a dinner meeting tonight at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. A social and the dinner start at 6 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be District 1 congressional candidate Arthur...

Reagan to keynote GOP dinner

RALEIGH — Political commentator and columnist Michael Reagan is the scheduled keynote speaker at the Wake County Republican Women’s fundraiser dinner and silent auction Sunday, Sept. 28. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road,...

Baptist association to meet Aug. 16

WAKE FOREST — The annual session of the Wake Missionary Baptist Association convenes Aug. 16 at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road. Dr. Enoch E. Holloway is host pastor, and Dr. Haywood T. Gray, executive secretary of the General Baptist State Convention...
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A family’s forever home

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — If you’ve driven North Main Street, odds are you’ve seen the old house on the corner of West Juniper Avenue. 427 North Main St. is a home in need of renovation, and Shelley McPhatter and her fiancé, David White, are the two to do it. “Shelley fell in...

Democratic women to gather Aug. 28

RALEIGH — Democratic Women of Wake County will hold their monthly meeting Aug. 28. State Representatives Rosa Gill and Yvonne Holley have been invited to speak on the bills passed during the 2014 Legislature and their impact on women. The buffet line opens at 11:30 a.m., and the...
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This Week In History – Aug. 7, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •The Seaboard Airline Railroad passenger station, unused since it was damaged in a fire in 1963, is being torn down and will be replaced by a modern building that includes...

Louisburg, Raleigh meet drinking water goals

RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Water Resources’ Public Water Supply section has announced that Louisburg’s water treatment plant, along with 37 other water systems are being recognized with the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Award. The award honors water systems for...

Livestock producers to meet

LOUISBURG — Livestock producers are invited to attend a meeting Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. Guido van der Hoeven, NCSU agricultural extension economist, will present an update on changes to the farm sales tax recently passed by the N.C....

NCWORKS opens new office

RALEIGH — The Capital Area Workforce Development Board opened its new Wake County workforce development office, NCWORKS Career Center, at 1830 B Tillery Place, Raleigh, Aug. 4. Customers have access to services including: •free Internet; •employment planning; •career assessment...
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3Phoenix expands

Company lauded by town, state leaders. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Eight months after breaking ground, defense tech company 3Phoenix is ready to expand into its second Wake Forest building. Tuesday town, chamber and state leaders joined company officials on Capcom Avenue for the...
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Teen’s loss resonates

Wakefield Wolverine football teammates of Timothy Michael Adams shared hugs all around after arriving at a memorial service for their late friend Friday at Joyner Park. “He’s always going to be in our hearts. He’s always going to be in our minds. He’s always going to be on that...
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Franklin County deputy recovering from brain infection

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Bronson Murphy is out of the hospital, but faces months of continued treatment for a golf-ball size mass of infection on his brain, according to his wife, Lindsay Murphy. A gofundme.com site has been set up to raise...