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Ride the bus, get free 4G

RALEIGH — Triangle Transit customers can now surf faster with 4G Wi-Fi on buses.  The upgrade from 3G was completed this month on all 68 buses. The better service represents part of a continuing campaign to bring technological advances to current customers, potential riders and...
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Huskies thrash opposition

Heritage-10, Knightdale-1 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Last week, Heritage High School soccer coach Scott Sloan talked about wanting to go to state playoffs and take the conference title. This week it appears they’re making a good shot to do so. With a 2-1-1 record so far, and...
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Register for Miracle League

BUNN — Registration is accepted for players age 5 and up to play in The Miracle League of Franklin County, a baseball league for children and adults with disabilities serving Franklin, Vance, Granville, Warren and Wake Counties. The unique concept of Miracle League baseball is...
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Free mammograms Oct. 3

RALEIGH — The mobile Rex mammogram unit sponsored by The Wake Weekly will provide free mammogram screenings at the Power of Pink Tennis and Golf Event Oct. 3 at the TPC Sports Club in Raleigh. The fundraiser kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and proceeds raised will help...
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Help children make new friends

Students learn lessons each day. While many of these lessons pertain to their coursework, kids pick up much more than book smarts from school, where kids first learn to cultivate friendships and build lasting relationships. In addition to a new curriculum, new teachers and new...

Drive safely this holiday weekend

RALEIGH — The N.C. Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, 34.7 million people are expected travel during the Labor Day period. More than 6.3 million people from the South Atlantic states (Delaware, Florida,...
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Be sure to update emergency plans

RALEIGH — As summer winds down and back-to-school preparations gear up, state emergency management officials are reminding families that now is a good time to update their emergency plans. North Carolina Emergency Management asks parents, teachers and students who are returning...
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Arrests made in Lowes hold-up

Suspects named in string of robberies. by David Leone RALEIGH — Authorities have arrested three men thought to be responsible for multiple robberies, including the Aug. 2 hold-up at Lowes Foods at Forestville Crossing shopping center. Two of the men are also suspects in an Aug....
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Dove season opens Monday

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters that the dove hunting season opens Monday, and to be safe throughout the season for these popular game birds. Shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset for the entire season, including opening day. The 2014-15...
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Courage to live the dream — a writer’s journey

Local Profiles by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest resident Stacey Cotrufo, who writes under the pen name Samantha Chase, has accomplished what many promising authors only dream of. Last August, she quit her day job and now makes her living through writing. From a young age,...
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The advantages to joining a parent-teacher organization

Parental involvement plays a key role in a child’s academic and social development. Mothers and fathers who take an active interest in their children’s education and extracurricular activities may notice their children are more willing to put their best efforts forward. Research...
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RWS wins award

RALEIGH — RWS Construction of Youngsville won the 2014 Best Light Commercial award at the Showcasing Triangle Achievements in Remodeling (STAR) banquet Aug. 14 in Raleigh. The STAR awards are given by the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County...
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Make the morning rush to school less hectic

Weekday mornings during the school year can be hectic. Parents who must get their youngsters ready for school while preparing for their own day often find themselves rushing through the morning and wishing there was just a little more time before they had to run out the door....

Adopt a kitty at PetSmart

WAKE FOREST — Purr Partners Feline Rescue of Youngsville is holding adoption events at PetSmart in Wake Forest each weekend. Hours are Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. PetSmart is located at 11835 Retail Drive. For more information, call 919-906-8243 or see...
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Scoreboard — week of Aug. 28, 2014

Here are other area scores as reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Anyone can submit scores and other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com. Heritage High School •Boys soccer, 2-1-1 overall: Wins against Rolesville, 8-0, and Knightdale, 10-1;...

Catch a free movie downtown

WAKE FOREST — First Friday Flix returns to the Renaissance Centre Sept. 5, with a screening of Madagascar, featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cochen. The PG-rated, 2012 3D animated comedy starts at 7 p.m., and...

Dirty Dogs Extravaganza Sept. 27

WAKE FOREST — The annual Dirty Dogs Extravaganza is scheduled Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St. Dirty Dogs Spa, Trail Dog Outfitters and other pet-related businesses and nonprofit rescue groups will join together to share their information with the public....
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Wake Forest unplugs Sept. 7

WAKE FOREST — The Cajun-flavored blues band Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos will headline the fifth annual Wake Forest Unplugged … Get Connected Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Prior to the free concert the Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board...
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Quilters return to Farmers Market

WAKE FOREST — The Ladies of Valor will display some of their quilts Saturday at the Farmers Market, 150 N. White St., from 9 a.m. to noon. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win one of the quilts. The group headed up by Martha Killian gathers several times a week at...
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Cougars give a good match against Wakefield team

Wakefield-6, Wake Forest-3 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School’s away match at Wakefield High was a chance for the girls to play against a bigger and more experienced team early in the season, which has given the Cougars difficulty for years. “The game against...
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Learn the early signs of bullying

Children grow and develop their personalities in various ways. While many youngsters are teased or receive some good-natured ribbing at some point in their school careers, some teasing can eventually turn into bullying. The National Education Association estimates that 160,000...