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Rolesville affirms elections

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Like many municipal boards, Rolesville’s commissioners used their last regular business meeting of the year to swear in the newly elected commissioners, elect a mayor pro tempore, set out the schedule of meetings for the new year and get started on...
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3Phoenix breaks ground… again

Up to 110 employees with $100,000 average salaries will be hired. By David Leone  WAKE FOREST — In a still sluggish economy, tech company 3Phoenix is doing three things right. They hire skilled workers, seek out defense contracts and build things faster and better than the...
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Santa’s calling

WAKE FOREST — A phone call from Santa Claus is on every child’s wish list. The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is making those wishes come true by offering calls from Santa to kids ages 3-7 on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6-8 p.m. Registration forms are now available at...
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Audit shows discrepancies with virtual school

Routine examination finds accountability deficiencies in the $19.7 million enterprise RALEIGH — The state auditor’s office recently completed an audit at the Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Virtual Public School and the results disclosed concerning deficiencies...
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Shop with a Cop accepting donations

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s 15th Annual Shop with a Cop holiday shopping spree is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19. On that day approximately 30 area children will visit the Wake Forest Police Department where they will be paired with their police offic...
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Christmas tree care 101

by Trace Perry, Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service LOUSIBURG — ‘Tis the season to be jolly and to take care of your Christmas tree. Now that you are surely in the mood and waiting for more information, lets get started. A fresh tree remains fresh and fragrant if you...
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Youngsville Museum of History holds open house Saturday after parade

 YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Museum of History will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 (following the Youngsville Christmas Parade). The Museum will be decorated for the season, and items and photos depicting Youngsville’s history will be on display. The book Sketches...
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Donate gifts for Wounded Warriors

WAKE FOREST—The American Legion Post 187 Riders are collecting donations this Sunday for the Wounded Warrior family Christmas party at Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion Dec. 18. Gifts or cash donations may be dropped off at the American Legion Post at 225 E. Holding Ave.,...
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Companies that screen social media may lose out

RALEIGH — Research from North Carolina State University shows companies that screen the social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees — making it harder for them to attract top job candidates. In some cases, social media screening even increases the...
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‘Meet’ applications now available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for vendors, performers and downtown merchants for the May 3 Meet in the Street festival. Presented annually by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet in the Street offers a day...
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Mullinger, Matheny feted

Annual Christmas Dinner highlights Wake Forest volunteerism. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It has been said, many times, many ways, that this town has an incredible level of volunteerism. That showed itself clearly and brightly during the 66th annual Christmas Dinner Monday at The...
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Santa comes to Rolesville in December

Santa is coming back again to the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce during the month of December to talk with kids of all ages before Christmas comes. This year, he’ll be in the Chamber offices instead of the park, making sure that all kids stay warm and have a good time talking...
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Turkey shoot benefits Kiwanis projects

 YOUNGSVILLE — The Kiwanis Club of Youngsville is hosting a turkey shoot Fridays and Saturdays  through Dec. 7. The turkey shoot will be held at 2808 Cedar Creek Road, near the Panic Point Haunted Forest. Tickets are $5 and ammo is provided participants will need to bring their...
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Spreading free smiles

WAKE FOREST — Dr. Craig Winkelmann and Wake Forest Dental Arts will host Dentistry From The Heart Dec. 7. Registration for the event, which provides free dental services to Wake Forest residents in need, begins at 7:30 a.m. Winkelmann, his staff and a few volunteers will provide...
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2014 calendars now available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission’s 2014 fundraising calendar, Wake Forest Postcards from the Past, is now available for purchase for $15 each at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will be used to...
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Beware of health care reform fraud

RALEIGH — N.C Department of Insurance (NCDOI) commissioner Wayne Goodwin warns North Carolinians to beware of scam artists who may try to take advantage of the confusion surrounding federal health care reform. “Scammers may pose as insurance agents or representatives of the...
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This Week in History — Dec. 5, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years.   1923 •War Savings Stamps, issued in 1919, come due at the first of the year. Wake Forest Postmaster C.Y. Holden requests that those wishing prompt payment turn their stamps...

Toys for Tots collection at Seminary library until Dec. 15

  WAKE FOREST — Donate new toys through Dec. 15 for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s toys for Tots program at the Library Circulation Desk of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 120 S. Wingate St. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children...

Wake Forest police reports Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

Incidents •Felony breaking and entering and larceny of a $800 cooking range was reported at 1130 Blue Bird Lane. Nov. 25, 4:12 p.m. •Breaking and entering with vandalism was reported at 9701 Capital Blvd. Nov. 25, 2:41 •Larceny of an iPhone 5s was reported at 1226 N. White St....

School Briefs for 12-5

  Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Welcome reception There will be a reception to welcome incoming new superintendent of Franklin County Schools Dec. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Louisburg College Auditorium.   -Elementary...
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Seniors: Don’t be victims of scams or identity theft

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Department of Aging and Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments are sponsoring a Consumer Affairs Outreach Event in Franklin County Friday, Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Annex, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. This free seminar...