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Old bank repurposed

YOUNGSVILLE — The Hair Vault, aptly named as they are occupying a historic building that once housed the Youngsville bank, celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting Jan. 4. “We are so thrilled to be here,” said owner and cosmetologist Jessica Stapleton. “We’ve lived here 13...
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This Week in History – Jan. 16, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Approximately $17,000 in U.S. Treasury certificates were sold at the Wake Forest post office in 1923, according to Postmaster C.Y. Holden. The certificates are short-term...
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“… but for me, he died today.”

Former resident learns nine months late that his old friend passed on. WAKE FOREST — Just before the holidays, a man came into The Wake Weekly office to request an obituary for his barber, G.H. Harding. Harding died in February 2013, but Stephen Harper of Durham didn’t know it....

Learn about Black History Month, Watergate at history museum

RALEIGH — During February, Black History Month, the N.C. Museum of History will present a variety of programs about the experiences of African Americans. The programs include an African American history tour and the documentary The Loving Story, Feb. 16, about an interracial...
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Rhythm of Life

WAKE FOREST — Djembe drummer Eugene Taylor welcomed visitors to Two Dog Gallery, formerly Gilded Palette, during Art After Hours in downtown Wake Forest Friday. More of his music can be found at djembetalk.com.
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Get to know Rotary at lunch Jan. 23

WAKE FOREST — The Wakefield Rotary club of Wake Forest invites those interested in joining a service organization to a free Get to Know Rotary lunch Thursday, Jan. 23, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the TPC Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive, Raleigh. Wakefield Rotary...

Learn how to raise business capital the right way, Jan. 29

LOUISBURG — Vance Granville Community College will host a free seminar on raising business capital Jan. 29 at the Franklin campus, 8100 N.C. 56. Entitled ‘Raising Business Capital: FAQ’s for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesspersons,’ the session will be conducted by John Maron of...

Wake Forest police reports — Jan. 16, 2014

Reported Dec. 28-Jan. 10 Arrests •Ricky Reginal Burnett, 53, 144 N. Allen Road, was arrested by Officer A.L. Albert at home and charged with obtaining property through false pretenses and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $3,000 bond....

Franklin County sheriff’s reports — Jan. 16, 2014

Arrests •Christopher Eugene Bullock, 29, 911 Bridgers St., Henderson, was arrested by Officer O. Moore at 210 Wilson Fuller Road and served with 18 warrants out of Wake, Chatham, Vance and Person counties, including eight counts of felony larceny, 8 counts of conspiracy to commit...

Homeowners’ insurance rate increase requested

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) received a homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau. The N.C. Rate Bureau, which is not part of the Department of Insurance and represents all companies writing homeowners insurance in the state, has...

Wake crime — Jan. 16, 2014

Reported Jan. 1-4. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Franklin County •Michael Ray Markham, 45, 219 N. Raleigh Farms Road, Youngsville, was arrested on a warrant by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy A.L. Pierce at the Wake County jail annex and charged with...
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Wakefield volleyball player Benda signs with Marquette

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Gabby Benda will leave Wakefield High School as one of the top volleyball players in school history. And the Wolverine standout setter made her college commitment official, signing a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball...
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Lady Cougar Delane Smith signs with Catawba College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wanting to both pursue a degree in medical technology and continue playing softball, Wake Forest Cougar’s starting second baseman, Delane Smith, will attend Catawba College, fall 2014. Located in Salisbury, Catawba is a Division II-South...

Golden LEAF scholarships available

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Golden LEAF Foundation is offering scholarships to Franklin County students who plan on attending participating North Carolina public, private or community colleges, then returning to the rural, economically distressed county. Scholarship applicants must be...

Smart Start to host county Pre-K application session

WAKE FOREST — Smart Start at the Northern Regional Center hosts a Wake County Pre-K application session for for the 2014-15 school year Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 350 E. Holding Ave., Room 163. Eligible children will be four years old by Aug. 31, 2014.  Applicants must bring a...

School Briefs – Jan. 16, 2014

Let us know what’s happening in your school at schools@wakeweekly.com . -Elementary Schools- Heritage Elementary •Jan. 16 — PTA Meeting, 7 p.m. in the media center. Childcare provided. •Jan. 17 — early release, 12:20 p.m. • Jan. 20 — MLK Day, no school. • Jan. 23 — Welcome back,...

Rolesville High student named athlete of month

ROLESVILLE — Jared Hendren, a sophomore at Rolesville High School, was recognized Jan. 3 as the  Radio 96.1/Penn Station East Coast Subs Athlete of the Month. The program honors high school students who are not only outstanding performers in their chosen sports, but also excel in...
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Heritage High presents Aladdin Jr

Heritage High School theater (above) presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Jan. 30-Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8. Showtimes are 7 p.m. with a special matinee performance on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Set in the city of Agrabah as seen through the eyes of the beggar boy, Aladdin, the production is...
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JOOI spreads joy this season

WAKEFIELD — The newly founded Junior Octa-gon Optimist International, or JOOI, club at Wakefield High serves area youth by spreading optimism through community service. Founded in October by Gillian Shulman, the President, the JOOI Club has already made a difference in our...
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4-H members place in national Avian competition

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Four Franklin County 4-H members competed in the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference Avian Bowl held in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 20-21.   The competition, including team members Taylor Farley, Joey Moore, Kenny Richardson and Joseph Adams, was held in...
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A year dedicated to the letter ‘R’

2013 was a year of change for The Wake Weekly coverage area. Some of the biggest news items involved changing institutions. That leads to our top 10 stories of the year. School’s in, in Rolesville 1. Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle and High schools lost their “R” with the opening...
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Mourners dress up for Melaney

Child’s family, friends celebrate her indomitable spirit. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — More than two hundred balloons were released into the air Friday, celebrating the short but very full life of Melaney Jayne Holden, a precocious 8-year-old who died from cancer Dec. 28. “We are...
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A cure for what ales ya?

Food rodeo, festivals allowing alcohol wanted. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Last year’s beer drinking area during the Meet in the Street festival was such a success, chamber officials approached town commissioners during their first work session of the year Tuesday to do it...