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Celebrate a Civil War Christmas Dec. 7

FOUR OAKS — Leave the hustle and bustle of modern holidays behind and travel back to a simpler place and time at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site’s “Civil War Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 7. Drop by and help decorate an 1860s style Christmas tree, spend time with...
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Supremia dentistry recommends stocking up on candy

WAKE FOREST — Supremia Dentistry, led by Dr. Edmond Suh, assisted area children and families in donating nearly 1,500 pounds of Halloween candy during Operation Sweet Tooth, an event designed to give children a chance to drop off their excess Halloween candy to send to soldiers...
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Free light show at Norris Creek

LOUISBURG — Norris Creek is planning a free drive through Christmas light show this year. Starting Friday, they will be open each Friday and Saturday from dusk to 10 pm through Dec. 21. They will have a donation box along the drive and 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to...
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Holiday Events Calendar

Send your church or community group Holiday event to news@wakeweekly.com. Monday, Dec. 2 •Northern Wake Senior Center annual Christmas Craft Sale, today through Friday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Hundreds of hand-crafted items: ceramics, pottery,...
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Regular Community Calendar

Submit calendar information to news@wakeweekly.com. Regular Community Events •The Wake Forest Historical Museum and Calvin Jones House, 450 N. Main St. See exhibits on college and town history. Sundays 2-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon,1:30-4:30 p.m. Tours by appointment....
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St. Catherine dedicates church

Traditional design built overlarge to accommodate Catholic influx. By David Leone  WAKE FOREST — Area Catholics finally have a real church. Until Saturday, when the new St. Catherine of Siena Church was dedicated, the building housing the small chapel on West Holding Avenue was...
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Local residents turn 100

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — In the course of the past month, there have been not one, not two, but three area residents who celebrated their 100th birthday. Aurora Howard, Mollie Rivers and John Martin enjoyed becoming centenarians with family and friends. Martin’s birthday was...
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Rolesville to light Christmas Tree Monday

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville is holding its Christmas tree lighting Monday, 6:30 p.m., and the entire community is invited. Christ Church of Rolesville will lead singing of carols and Santa will be on hand to greet children of all ages. As there is a chance of rain, stay...
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Police provide 3,400 Thanksgiving dinners

Wake Forest officers, others, make Thanksgiving possible for needy. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Monday morning, Wake Forest Police officers gave out approximately 700 turkeys at the Community House, to help people who might not otherwise be able to celebrate Thanksgiving. With...
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Youngsville history, holiday spirit on view

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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Wake Board seeks schools agreement

by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Joe Bryan, chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, began the Nov. 18 public meeting with the first state of the county address from the new Wake County Justice Center. Bryan said that the board and county employees continue to make Wake Coun...
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Wakefield athletic director honored

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The N.C. Athletic Education Association named Wakefield High athletic director Dexter Cooley the N.C. High School Athletic Director of the Year at its convention in Raleigh. Cooley is a teacher, coach and athletic director at Wakefield High. While a...

Local Government Meeting Calendar

•Franklin Co. Board of Commissioners meets the first and third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Franklin Co. Admin. Building, 113 Market St., Louisburg. •Franklin Co. Planning Board meets the second Tuesday, 7 p.m., Franklin Co. Administration Building. •Franklin Co. Board of...
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Wake Forest Parks facilities open for 2014 reservations Dec. 2

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting 2014 facility rental reservations, with the exception of the Renaissance Centre, Monday, Dec. 2, according to the following schedule: Reservations for the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen...
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Generous fiddler to gift a violin

LOUISBURG — Mike Anderson of Louisburg works with his hands. One of his passions is building stringed instruments. And for the second year in a row, Mike is giving away one of his   handmade violins, just in time for Christmas. If you know a musically-inclined young person...
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Wake school board to vote on assignment plan

CARY — The Wake County Board of Education is scheduled to vote at its Dec. 3 meeting on a student assignment plan for the 2014-15 academic year. Student assignment staff has recommended that the board continue the current base assignment plan next year. Under the proposal, there...
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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 throughout...
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Franklin’s Martha Mobley named educator of year

 WAKE FOREST — The N.C. SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Extension Educator of the Year Award was presented to Martha Mobley of Franklin County, at the 2013 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Nov. 16, 2013. Mobley was...
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Contest could win a school new supplies, computers and books

WAKE FOREST — Twoifbytea.com is giving away new school supplies, brand new computers and a large stash of books including American literature classics and Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. To enter the contest, tell twoifbytea.com in 500 words or less why a particular school...
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Veteran chaplain attends Santa school

WAKE FOREST — VFW Post 8466 Chaplain Jim Dyer attended the oldest and most popular world-wide Santa Claus school in October in preparation for the upcoming Christmas season. Jim has successfully made the difficult transition from combat helicopter pilot where danger is...
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DAR readies for holidays

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, ushered in the holiday season at its November 19 meeting at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Following an early afternoon social, refreshments, and the reading of a Thanksgiving Day poem, a...
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Cub Scouts Explore the Newspaper Business

 WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Cub Scout Troop 500 toured The Wake Weekly office Nov. 18 to learn about how a newspaper works,and it’s effect on a community. They were a well-behaved group of kiddos who asked lots of good questions. Throughout the tour they got to see every job and...
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East Juniper traffic update

WAKE FOREST — Weather permitting, the portion of East Juniper Avenue, from Jubilee Court to Traditions Grande Boulevard, will reopen during all hours on Monday, Dec. 2. The section of road has been closed daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. since Sept. 23 while a contractor, JPM South...