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Insurance rates to increase

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) received a homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau in the late afternoon Jan. 3. The N.C. Rate Bureau, which is not part of the Department of Insurance and represents all companies writing homeowners...

Rolesville Rec gets rolling

Rolesville — The town of Rolesville announces the following upcoming programs and events: •Youth baseball and softball registration for town residents is taking place now through Jan. 19. Open registration is Jan. 20-Feb. 6. All registrations are completed online only at...

Holding Requests Federal Audit of RHA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After reports by a local newspaper regarding executive salaries and compensation practices at the Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA), U.S. Rep. George Holding released the following statement: “At a time when our nation is over 17 trillion dollars in debt — the...

Beware of patent trolls

RALEIGH — North Carolina consumers and businesses should beware of patent trolls trying to charge high fees for using everyday office equipment. Patent trolls are businesses that don’t invent or manufacture anything. Instead, they acquire patents and then try to make consumers,...
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Charity brewing

WAKE FOREST — From left, White Street Brewing Company (WSBC) owner Dino Radosta gives Laura Terry, director of the Franklin County Boys & Girls Club, a check for $1,500. The money is profit he made from selling a beer that was the winner of a homebrewers challenge in April....

Smart Start to host county application session

WAKE FOREST — Smart Start at the Northern Regional Center will host a Wake County Pre-K application session for the 2014-15 school year Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 350 E. Holding Ave., Room 163. Eligible children will be four years old by Aug. 31. Applicants must bring a copy...
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Business Briefs

Estate planning workshop •Jim Staples, financial advisor with Edward Jones, and Keith Shackleford of Warren Shackleford Attorneys, in conjunction with The Prudential Insurance Company of America, will host a free comprehensive estate planning workshop Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at...

EPA looks to tighten woodstove regulations

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing standards for the amount of air pollution that can be emitted by new woodstoves and heaters, beginning in 2015. The agency’s proposal would make the next generation of stoves and heaters an estimated 80...
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Libraries to help new businesses in the new year

RALEIGH — Wake Libraries is collaborating with SCORE (score.org), a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses, to offer a business series during the winter. The programs are free but registration is required. To register, call the library of interest. All...

Five prisons closed

RALEIGH — The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has completed the closing of five prisons as directed by the General Assembly in the 2013-14 state budget.  The affected prisons and their closing dates are as follows: Duplin Correctional Center, Kenansville, Aug....
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Gobbler’s Run raises $35k

WAKE FOREST — From left, Jessica Bullock, Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club director, and Cat Redd, race director, show off a new permanent sponsor board provided by Capital Sign Solutions for the annual Gobbler’s Run 5K. The November race included more than 2,000 participants, a...
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Rolesville collecting trees

ROLESVILLE — The town’s waste collection contractor will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling as part of the regular yard waste collection. All decorations and lights will need to be removed first. The town of Rolesville contracts out the collection of all yard waste. Pick...
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Holding honored as Citizen of Year

ROLESVILLE — A familiar figure to most in and around the town of Rolesville was singled out Monday night for special recognition. Ellen Holding was called to stand before the commissioners and a room full of family and friends and listen while Mayor Frank Eagles read off a litany...
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Coroner: Murder victim died from heart failure

Alleged mugging is secondary cause. By David Leone RALEIGH — An autopsy report reveals an assault victim died of respiratory failure brought on by an attempted mugging. Britis Andruce Previlon, 32, 9321 River Haven Place, Raleigh, just south of the Neuse River, was arrested for...

Internship application deadline Jan. 17

RALEIGH — The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office within the department of administration announced Monday that they are accepting additional applications for the 2014 State Government Internship Program for select projects. The program has 23 remaining paid internship projects...
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This Week in History — Jan. 9, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The mercury in Wake Forest fell to as low as 9 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend, causing water pipes to freeze and burst in houses all over town and in a dormitory...

Franklinton/Youngsville Police Reports 1-9

Franklinton Arrests •Monique Antoinette Collins, 34, 101 Mill St., was arrested at home by Sgt. KJ Hornaday and charged with child abuse Jan. 2, 3:30 p.m. Officer B. Martin wrote in his report that he responded to an assault call with another officer to the home and assisted in...

Wake Forest Police reports 1-9

Reported Nov. 15-21, 2013 Citations •Brandon John Saling, 22, 8612 Bratt Ave., speeding. Nov. 21, 10:53 p.m. •Kevin Wilfredo Castellon, 22, 417 S. Cross St., Youngsville, unlawfully passing emergency vehicle. Nov. 21, 9:38 p.m. •Tyrrell Tamond Richardson, 25, 120 White Oak Drive,...

Franklin DWI campaign nets nine arrests

LOUISBURG — Franklin County law enforcement officers combined to arrest nine drivers for driving while impaired during the Governor Highway Safety Program’s Booze It and Lose It campaign, which ran from Dec. 13, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. During the campaign, officers from Bunn,...

Rolesville Police Reports 1-9

Arrests •Omar Garcia, 31, 7402 Southgate Road, Fayetteville, was arrested at 1100 block Louisburg Road by Sgt. B. Jacobson and charged with driving while impaired (DWI). He was stopped for traveling 66 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone. He was taken to the Wake County jail and...

Wake Crime 1-9

Reported Dec. 21-31. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •An unnamed offense was reported at a residence on the 10900 block of Cokesbury Lane, Raleigh, in Falls. Dec. 30, noon. •Margaret Mauldin Johnston, 55, 9812 Koupela Drive, Raleigh, was...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. -Charter Schools- Wake Forest Charter Academy  •Parents invited to learn more about the new charter school opening this fall. The meetings will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m....