Lend a voice to the Community Chorus

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Singers Community Chorus, in its 21st season, is holding rehearsals through April 3 for its spring concert. Rehearsals are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 830 Durham Road, and are open to all interested singers until...
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Lions laud contest winners

PILOT — Lions clubs around the world sponsor a yearly poster contest in which young people are invited to express their visions of peace through art. Open to students worldwide ages 11 to 13, the theme of the 2014-15 contest was Peace, Love and Understanding. The Pilot Lions...

Byrd promoted to brigadier general

RALEIGH — The North Carolina National Guard promoted Army Col. John Byrd to the rank of brigadier general at the Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters recently. Byrd, a resident of Spring Hope, enlisted in the Guard in 1981. Since then, he has held numerous leadership positions from...

At the library – Feb. 13, 2014

There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Flu shots still available

WAKE COUNTY — With a particularly harsh flu season this year, Wake County Human Services Medical Director Kim McDonald wants to remind people that it is not too late to receive the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the best protection from flu and its complications. North...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports

Arrests •Lamont Andrea McKoy, 41, 588 Pinkney Church Road, Freemont, was arrested in Johnson County in connection with the recent chop shop bust in Franklin County and charged with 12 counts felony possession of a motor from a stolen motor vehicle, three felony counts of altering...

Wake Forest police reports

Arrests •Kyle Edward Strawser, 29, 5724 Meadow Run, Knightdale, was arrested at 2149 Forestville Road and Coach Lantern Avenue and was charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and failure to comply with restrictions. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on a $1,000 bond....

Wake crime

Reported Jan. 30-Feb. 7. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Dakotah Andrew Davis, 18, 5113 Cotton Boll Court, Garner, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer J. Burke at 10800 Bedfordtown Drive, Raleigh, in Falls, and charged with felony...
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Geography bee challenges HMS students

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School held its 10th annual geographic bee competition in January. Some tough questions were answered, culminating in an exciting finish with the final two students going seven rounds before the tie was broken. Ryan Wimmer took home top honors and...

Golden LEAF scholarship applications due March 1

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...

Girl Scout earns highest honor

WAKE FOREST — Jessica Hale Vickery, of Wake Forest, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, Fun and Safe in the Sun, Vickery constructed a shade shelter and picnic table at a local school and created a sun safety...

Wake Electric sponsors scholarship, trip to D.C.

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric seeks applicants for a $1,000 scholarship for college, plus a free, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the June 14-20 Rural Electric Youth Tour. Students who win the two available North Carolina Rural Electric Youth Tour spots, sponsored...

Free FAFSA day assistance

RALEIGH — On Feb. 22, college financial aid administrators and specialists will be available to help high school seniors and families complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms online. The programs, sponsored by College Foundation of North...
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Wake County in State of Emergency

The Wake County Board of Commissioners proclaimed a State of Emergency, effective at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 12, in response to the winter storm. The declaration includes all of the municipalities in Wake County and establishes the authority for inter-municipal and...
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Franklin County shelter to open at 5 p.m.

From Franklin County Director of Emergency Services: LOUISBURG — Franklin County will open a shelter at the Franklin County Senior Center in Louisburg (127 Shannon Village) today at 5 p.m. Anyone coming to the shelter should bring all medications and food needed for the first 24...
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Koinonia cares – Charity auction Saturday

Update: Corrected phone number for ordering tickets Koinonia helps locals who need it most. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There was a time in America when townspeople helped with charitable causes by soliciting donations for a local community chest. Those organizations gave way to...
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Sign ordinance passes, but not quietly

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners capped months of staff and attorney work, community forums and slogging through tedious wording and definitions to update the town’s sign ordinance, passing the revision unanimously Monday night. But the action didn’t happen...
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Apartments plan gets nod

Franklin/bypass intersection “putting people at risk,” planning board members say. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — During quasi-judicial public hearings, board members are required to accept only statements of fact by qualified parties. But no one questioned the validity of a...
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The Hobbit debuts tonight

WAKE FOREST — Tonight (Thursday) through Saturday at 7 p.m., the Wake Forest High School Theatre Department presents The Hobbit, dramatized by award-winning playwright Patricia Gray and approved by author J.R.R. Tolkien himself. The play features the adventures of hobbit Bilbo...
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This Week In History – Feb. 6, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1834 •Sixteen young men have enrolled to attend the Wake Forest Institute, located on a small farm in the Forest of Wake purchased from Calvin Jones. The Institute is funded by the...

Bunn Centennial celebration heads toward finale

BUNN — The Franklin County community of Bunn has been celebrating its centennial for the past year, and is gearing up for its final two community events. The Sweetheart Centennial Steak Dinner is Saturday, Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m. at Bunn Middle School and the Centennial  Spring Fling...