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Motorcyclist killed

WAKE FOREST — A Franklinton man lost his life the evening of Aug. 7 after having to ditch his motorcycle when another vehicle reportedly cut him off. Johnny Macon Pleasants, 57, and a passenger, Sharon Ray McCloud of Wake Forest, were headed north on Capital Boulevard near the...
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Unsung hero receives Congressional medal

Youngsville resident part of newly lauded Civil Air Patrol. By Carol Taber YOUNGSVILLE — Have you ever wondered why the east coast of the United States was not ravaged during World War II? The answer, in part, is because of the under-recognized work of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)...
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Purple Heart veterans honored

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For their annual dinner every year, the Purple Heart Foundation brings in a guest speaker with an impeccable record, worthy of praise. But ask any attendee, from the speaker themselves down to the Boy Scouts serving sweet tea, the heroes of the day...
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Heritage grocery coming?

New development slated for Rogers-Forestville crossing. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A second grocery is slated for Rogers Road. A plan for the Shoppes at Heritage is currently under review at the Wake Forest Planning Department. The name of the store isn’t listed on the plans,...
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Rollover wreck

The Wake Forest Fire and Police departments responded along with EMS to a driver who had flipped his vehicle off the road Tuesday night. Upon investigation officers said the driver had momentarily lost control and clipped a tree coming over the hill on Main Street right before...
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Art after dark

Painter Dan Nelson’s vibrant downtown Wake Forest street scene really comes to life when the rest of the picture is made black and white. We caught Nelson putting the finishing touches on his piece during Friday’s Art After Hours.
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On Patrol: Drug suspect seldom goes to court, literally

By David Leone ROLESVILLE — A man police believe to be a repeat drug offender has also been charged with skipping court dates 14 times over the past three years. Derrick Anton Hicks, 22, 205 Stoke Hammond Court, Rolesville, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer M.S. Cruthoff at...
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WFD appoints new members

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Downtown Inc. (WFD) has announced the appointment of four new board members and a new executive committee. The four join 12 others who oversee the organization’s program of work, policies and practices, along with strategic planning and adherence to the...

Stormwater rules comment sought

RALEIGH — State officials will host a public hearing Aug. 20 on proposed changes to state stormwater management rules. The hearing starts at 2 p.m. in the ground floor hearing room of the Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh. Registration for speakers begins at...

Writers unite tonight

WAKE FOREST — Writer’s Night in the Forest continues at the Renaissance Centre tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. with Wake Forest’s own Nancy Livingstone, author of Against Their Will. Against Their Will is a compelling thriller that centers on a reporter and a movie star being used...
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Please don’t feed the vultures

By David Leone Vultures are nature’s cleanup crew, but they don’t know when to stop — if there’s too much detritus to find. That’s why the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has issued a warning to the public, requesting people to stop leaving trash and fish guts for buzzards to...
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FCAC photo winners

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Photo Guild’s annual photography show opened Thursday night during the bi-monthly FCAC Art Stroll in downtown Franklinton. The show was judged by professional photographer and creative director Courtney Navy, with the...

Volunteers needed for project

WAKE FOREST — The town is seeking volunteers to assist with a late summer stream project at Sanford Creek Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to assemble in the Golden Star Way cul-de-sac in Heritage South between 8:45 and 9 a.m. Participants should come prepared...
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Party like a firefighter

By Carol Taber RALEIGH — It would be completely understandable if you had to stop your car and do a double-take while driving through the Riverside subdivision off Perry Creek Road in northern Raleigh. After all, it’s not every day that you see a home with its own shiny red fire...
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This Week In History – Aug. 14, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Quick action by the Rolesville Fire Department saved two tobacco barns from destruction. Overheated oil curers on the John E. Keith and O.R. Freeman farms were the cause in...

Rose completes War College

WAKE FOREST — Col. Michelle M. Rose has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer...
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Business After Hours – August 14, 2014

Fresenius wins award Fresenius Medical Care Eastern Wake facility, 670 Granite Vista Drive, Rolesville, was awarded the Center of Excellence designation for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2013. The annual award recognizes the best-performing Fresenius dialysis...

Chappells celebrate 60th

FRANKLINTON — H.W. and Jean Chappell of Franklinton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 13 at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. The couple has two sons, Mike Chappell and his wife, Linda, of Wake Forest, and Terry Chappell and his wife, Cathy, of Raleigh. They also have two...

Lewis/Whitfield reunion Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Lewis and Whitfield families will host their 43rd reunion Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Wake Forest community house, 133 W. Owen Ave. For more information, call Laura Wilkins at 919-426-0756.

Democratic ice cream social Saturday

WAKE FOREST — An ice cream social will be hosted by Shirley Sulick, precinct chairperson and treasurer of Democratic Women of Wake County, Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at 3512 Trawden Drive in Wake Forest. Democratic candidates and constituents are invited and should RSVP to...

Legion to host BBQ fundraiser

FRANKLINTON — American Legion Post 52 is hosting a barbecue chicken plate fundraiser Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 40 American Legion Road. Plates are $8 for eat-in or take-out.

Museum offers storytime, garden tour

RALEIGH — Summer activities are wrapping up at the N.C. Museum of History in August. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free on the weekends. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St. downtown. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or see...

Soil and water meeting Aug. 21

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m. in the Soil & Water Conservation District conference room at Franklin County Agricultural Services Center, 101 S. Bickett Blvd., Suite B, Louisburg. The...

Rabies clinic Aug. 23

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Animal Shelter is holding a rabies clinic Saturday, Aug. 23, 8-9 a.m., at 351 T. Kemp Road. One- or 3-year rabies vaccines will be available for $5. Dogs must be on leashes, and cats must be crated. A previous rabies certificate, if available,...