School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org.   Franklinton High happenings •Support Franklinton High School by linking your store card at Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Target. A percentage...
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Heritage senior signs to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s Charles Clark will get a chance to play college football. Clark signed a letter of intent Feb. 5 during National Signing Day to play for Lenoir-Rhyne University, a NCAA division II school that competes in...
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Wakefield sprinter signs with Virginia tech

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — A Wakefield High School track and field athlete committed to attending Virginia Tech with a formal letter of intent signing Feb. 5 at Wakefield High School. Ama-Selina Tchume, a senior, made her decision to join the Hokies as a...
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(Update — found) Silver Alert issued for 79-year-old Franklinton man

UPDATE: The Franklin County Sheriff office reported this morning they have located O’Neal and have cancelled the Silver Alert. Monday, 2-17-14. LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff Department reported 79-year-old James Norman “The Normer” O’Neal missing...

Services update from town of Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — Although conditions have improved, area roads remain icy and dangerous. Area residents are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads as much as possible. Pedestrians should walk against traffic, wear bright clothing and try to stay out of the roads. Due to current...
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Man wanted for questioning in fraud case

WAKE FOREST — Police are looking for this man in connection with a recent fraudulent financial card transaction at the Wake Forest Walmart Supercenter, 2114 S. Main St., Wake Forest Police Spokesman Bill Crabtree relayed in a press release today. The individual is wanted for...

Retrieving abandoned vehicles

RALEIGH — Car owners who were forced to abandon their vehicles during the snow storm and discover their vehicles have been towed are encouraged to call the North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) at 919-733-3861 or the local police department for city/town-maintained roads. NCHP is...
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Be warm, be safe if you lose power

The latest wave of freezing rain, ice and snow could cause power outages in the area over the next several days. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) offers the following tips for residents to stay safe and even comfortable during a loss of power: Family safety...
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Report power outages to right agency, not 9-1-1

Write these down now, while you have power! If you are experiencing a true emergency, always call 9-1-1. If you see power lines down, you should always assume they are live and stay away from them and any wet ground near them. For power outages, do not call 911, call the...

Tax hike on table?

Leaders ready to expand key initiatives. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If the discussions at the town board retreat are any indicator, the town’s lean years of fiscal belt-cinching may be a thing of the past. Big things are planned locally, some of which may come to pass this...
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Record crowd at charity auction

Koinonia raises $11,000 for Safe Space. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A larger -than-ever crowd of more than 200 people attended the 20th annual Koinonia auction Saturday at The Forks Cafeteria, generously raising some $35,000 for area charities. Of that figure, attendees pitched...
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Lovin’ art is in the air Friday

WAKE FOREST — What better way to spend a chilly Valentine’s evening than cuddled up with your love in a horse-drawn carriage downtown? February’s Art After Hours Friday night will overflow with everything you “heart.” The Cotton Company Art Gallery’s featured artist this month is...

Officials: Show common sense on snow, please

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Our area is expecting to be hit with the third winter storm of the season right about now. While frigid temperatures and even a little bit of frozen precipitation is a fairly usual winter occurrence, the climate in central North Carolina is so...
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Love, love, love

ROLESVILLE — Red Art Gallery, nearly completely run by the National Arts Honors Society of Rolesville High School, is opening its second show Friday, Valentines Day, at 7 p.m. Appropriately titled Love, the show will feature works of art from high school students across Wake...
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“February made me shiver”

POINT OF VIEW By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST— We all seem to love the first shot of winter: just enough snow to sled a day or two and make us feel like we’ve had winter. Missing a couple of days of school seems to the add to the fun. But one of the wonderful things about the...
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This Week In History – Feb. 13, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest High School’s boys and girls basketball teams defeated Wilton High’s teams 38-31 and 25-5, respectively, on the court at Wake Forest College. Leading for the...

SIREN4 cook-off meeting

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County organizational meeting for the SIREN4 Police/Fire/Rescue cook-off contest is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Bunn Fire Department. This year’s cook-off takes place Oct. 11. Any member of a fire/rescue or police...

Learn about shiitake mushrooms

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A shiitake mushroom workshop is scheduled Feb. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Franklin County Farmers Market Shelter in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. Participants should bring two to four freshly cut oak or sweet gum logs cut from live...

YMCA offers Livestrong

WAKE FOREST — Kerr Family YMCA hosts Live-strong, a program providing cancer survivors the opportunity to fight the disease through health and fitness outside of a medical setting. Certified YMCA instructors help patients build muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Neuse Christian Academy open house Interested families are invited to attend an open house at the school Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Neuse Christian...
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Graham elected to NCDOA post

WAKE FOREST — Officer Scott Graham was elected first-vice president of the N.C.D.A.R.E Officer’s Association at the annual conference in Wilmington. Graham will serve a four-year rotating term. After serving as first-vice president this year, he will advance to vice president in...
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Plant peas, please

By Charlotte Glenn Garden peas, and their relatives, snow peas and sugar snaps, are simple and productive crops that almost anyone can grow. Peas grow best in sunny areas with well- drained soil that is not too acidic, ideally with a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.5. Peas should be planted...

Franklin GOP convention March 29

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The 2014 Franklin County Republican Party precinct meetings and county convention are scheduled for March 29 at the Louisburg Moose Lodge, 191 Moose Loop Road. Precinct meetings start at 4 p.m., dinner will be served 5:30-6:30 and the convention begins at 7....

Bridal show Sunday at The Cotton Company

WAKE FOREST — Brides-to-be in any stage of wedding planning are invited to attend the Boutique Bridal Show at The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., this Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Also hosting the event are La Cosa Bella Events and CE Rentals, who have gathered area event...