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Mack Signs Letter of Intent with Kentucky

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD— Wakefield High School senior Darian Mack has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of Kentucky. Mack, who verbally committed to the school last year, made it official November 13, signing in front of friends,...

Rolesville Middle Honor Roll

Kudos to these Rolesville Middle School Rams   Rolesville Middle School principal Dhedra Lassiter has announced the A and A/B honor roll for 1st quarter.   A Honor Roll for Tracks 1, 3   6th grade: Susan Battle, Logan Beaumont , Alexsis Byfield, Connor Bonham...

Heritage program expands

WAKE FOREST— Heritage High advanced language students were visited recently by Chinese professors from overseas. The travelers were Professors YangYang and XiaoZhong Tang, both of Nanjing Normal University and visiting Chinese professors from the Confucius Institute at N.C. State...

Schadenfreude for the win

WAKE FOREST—The combined team from Wakefield Middle and High schools took top honors at the 19th annual Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce Spelling Bee, helping to raise $5,000 for community school teacher grants. The Wakefield teachers may have enjoyed the other teams’...

Wake Forest United Blue on winning roll

  WAKE FOREST — The U16 Wake Forest United Blue girls soccer team were finalists at Challengefest in Winston-Salem in October. The team pulled together their best performances of the season and solidly won their first three matches of the tournament. During the championship...
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Heritage continues record sales pace

WAKE FOREST—Home sales throughout Wake County continue to improve, according to the October Wake County Multiple Listing Service report. The master-planned community of Heritage is experiencing similar growth—outpacing the market with record sales. When compared to the October...
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This Week in History — Nov. 21, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1933 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, The Avenger, starring Ralph Forbes and Adrienne Ames. 1943 •A new scrap drive has begun in Wake Forest, under the direction of G.S. Patterson....
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Johnson, Stutts to wed

RALEIGH — Hines and Danez Johnson of Raleigh announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenna Danielle Johnson, to Nicholas Anthony Stutts. The groom-elect is the son of Tony and Joan Stutts of Wake Forest. Miss Johnson is a graduate of Wakefield High School. In 2014, she will...

Composting: Turning garbage into garden gold

RALEIGH — The Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service are hosting a workshop on composting, Turning Garbage into Garden Gold, Dec. 5, 2-4:30 p.m. in the Wake County Center, 4001-E Carya Drive, Raleigh. Attendees will learn how...
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CCBI requests public comment

RALEIGH — City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), a credentialing authority seeking to improve the delivery of public safety services. To maintain this accreditation, a team...

Welcome, Shearon Baby!

Todd and Tiffany Shearon  of Wake Forest announce the birth of their daughter, Khloe Shearon, born Oct. 31, 2013, at WakeMed in Raleigh. Khloe weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She is the sister of Kayla Shearon, and grandchild of David and Margaret Shearon  of...

Triangle Tarheel holds tryouts

 WAKE FOREST — The Triangle Tarheels are holding tryouts Dec. 1 at the Wake Forest Boys and Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St. Fifth and sixth grade girls will try out 3-5 p.m. Third and fourth grade boys will try out 5-7 p.m. Fifth and sixth grade boys will try out 7-9 p.m. For more...
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Before turkey time, hit the road

WAKE FOREST — There are two local opportunities to run off calories before settling down to graze, while at the same time, benefiting worthy organizations. The eighth annual Gobbler’s Run 5K is, so far, the largest foot race in Wake Forest and proceeds directly benefit the Wake...
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Typhoon devastation hits close to home

Neuse Baptist aiding in relief, rebuilding effort. “It’s going to take a literal financial miracle, but our God can do anything.” —Howard Wynn By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The typhoon that struck the Philippines last weekend is being called the worst storm of its kind ever...

Novant renews bid to expand

The medical corporation will file certificate of need tomorrow (Friday). by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Jody Morris, chief operating officer for Novant Health, Franklin Medical Center (FMC) in Louisburg, announced this week that healthcare giant will resume it’s push to expand...
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The governor comes to town

Just a week after N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker visits, Pat McCrory gets his own tour of Novozymes. by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Governor Pat McCrory paid a visit to Novozymes Tuesday night, taking a nearly hourlong tour of the facility before speaking to members  and...
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Fire station showdown at Planning Board meeting

Lack of quorum at hearing pushes projects back a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If the Planning Board were a movie, last week could be called Assault on Station No. 4. Opponents of the planned fire station for 1509 Jenkins Road kept the heat on during the Nov. 7 meeting,...
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Pitching-in for burglary victim

Wake Forest Elementary community comes together to help teacher, son. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — On Oct. 30, Maisha Schneider and her 8-year-old son (see right) came home to find their house had been burglarized. As Sondra Triblehorn tells it: “The thieves broke down the front...
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Heritage receives 10 Parade awards

WAKE FOREST — The Heritage neighborhood was the star at the annual Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County Parade of Homes banquet Oct. 16, winning 10 of 16 judged homes and selling 10 of the homes before the Parade closed Oct. 20. For the first time in Wake County...
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All gave some

Flag unfurled for veterans’ service. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Young veterans from recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq joined their compatriots who served in the Gulf, Vietnam, Korea and World War II for Veterans Day Monday. Approximately 175 people attended the program at the...

Wake expands energy assistance for limited time

WAKE FOREST — Wake County received $1.6 million from Duke Energy Progress to provide additional assistance to low-income customers with bill payment. The county is required to distribute the money by June 2016. The Northern Regional Center, located at 250 East Holding Ave., will...
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This Week in History — Nov. 14, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •Ruth Janet Sikes, niece of Dr. N.Y. Gulley, Wake Forest College law school dean, suffered facial lacerations after Gulley’s Chevrolet struck the side of a bridge on one of...
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Malone to lead study of property rights law

RALEIGH — Rep. Chris Malone (R-Wake) was appointed this week to chair the Property Owner Protection and Rights Study Committee. The Committee will study the establishment of a property owner protection act that would favor the free use of land. Legislators will meet with industry...