Help Franklin County schools develop strategic plan

LOUISBURG — A strategic plan for the Franklin County School System is beginning with a survey for internal and external customers during the month of November. The information collected fro the survey will serve as the foundation for the plan to be developed. Without a current...

Bridge contest deadline nears

RALEIGH — Always nerve wracking and always fun, the annual N.C. Department of Transportation’s model bridge building competition is a time for student’s engineering potential to shine. All middle and high school students are invited to participate, but the deadline to register is...

School briefs — Nov. 14, 2013

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. -Elementary Schools- Harris Creek Elementary •Fall picture retakes for Tracks 1 & 3 are Nov. 15. Heritage Elementary •Nov. 15: Boosterthon Fun Run, Tracks 1, 3 & 4 •Nov. 18, Food drive collection...
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Six-girl team earns first place in competition

RALEIGH — The Legoettes, the Girl Scout robotics team from Wake Forest, participated in First Lego League’s 2013 Nature’s Fury Challenge at Fayetteville Academy, Nov. 2. The Legoettes six-girl team, from Girl Scout Troop 398, earned first place in the category of “Core Values” at...

Teachers receive tech grants from Wake Electric

WAKE FOREST — Tommy Kemp of Franklinton High received $3,000 for iAgribusiness, a virtual global agriculture for the classroom, and Kirsten Oshinsky of Wakefield High received $3,000 for Project SPARK from Wake Electric. The funds were part of $19,437 in classroom technology...
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RALEIGH — December will bring all kinds of special treats at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Activities will abound, from children’s programs to a performance by the Gmish Klezmer Band. A variety of Russian-related programs will complement the magnificent exhibitions The...
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Organize your Thanksgiving holiday

A large meal is customary come Thanksgiving. Planning an impressive Thanksgiving menu can be enjoyable for many people, while others get a little nervous when tasked with such an undertaking. But getting a head start and staying organized can make planning a Thanksgiving meal...

The Tuscarora — part of their story

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historical Association will host Thomas Beaman, archeologist, anthropologist and professor at Wake Technical Community College, who will discuss different aspects of the Tuscarora tribe. The program is Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Wake Forest...

Support concussion awareness and help in run Saturday, Nov. 16

WAKE FOREST — The Concussion Awareness Recovery Run, a local non-profit organization, will hold its inaugural road race Saturday through historic downtown Wake Forest. Better known as CARR, the Concussion Awareness Recovery Run is looking to help people develop awareness of...
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Franklin fall food drive ending Nov. 15

LOUISBURG — The UWFC Feeding Franklin fall community food drive ends tomorrow (Friday). All non-perishables collected will be distributed to Franklin County food pantries and food programs. Most of the pantries are small church pantries throughout the county. There are 17...

Lane closures resume next week for the ‘Fortify Project’ on I-440

RALEIGH — Work resumes Monday on I-440 in southeast Raleigh for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Fortify project. Motorists can expect lane closures to start between 9 and 11 p.m.  Monday through Wednesday night on the eastbound side of the interstate between the...
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Police looking for subject in connection with financial card theft

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is again asking for the public’s help identifying the subjects shown in the surveillance camera images at right. The individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with a financial card theft on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Wake...
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New classroom pets make a splash

RALEIGH — Neuse Christian’s third grade class, taught by Michelle Hill, received a grant from Pets in the Classroom for an aquarium. Hill chose fish as, “Fish are active, soothing to watch and we don’t have to worry so much about allergies,” she said. Martin agreed that fish were...
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Town elections Tuesday

Change guaranteed in at least two races. By David Leone and Jonathan McNamara After October’s school board  election and bond issue vote, some people have asked, “Why are there still campaign signs out on the roadways?” The answer is there’s one more election to go, for town...

Woman dies in wrong-way wreck

20-year-old FHS grad was studying cosmetology. By David Leone RALEIGH — A Franklinton woman was killed in a wrong-way wreck on I-440 Sunday around 4 a.m. Elizabeth Camille Bullock, 20, 274 Winding Acres Way, died after her 1997 Mazda was struck almost head-on by a 2001 Chevy...
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Y you should care

Mom: Kids impacted by tutorial, summer camp programs. “We just need more funding in order to support more kids.” —Anthony Hardison, Camp High Hopes By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The YMCA’s annual fundraising campaign for disadvantaged youth is called We Build People. It’s far, far...
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Cleanup requested

East End residents levy complaints about trash, services during community meeting. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Are events at the Alston-Massenburg Center too unruly? That question arose during a meeting between town and East End residents Oct. 23 at the center as part of a Human...
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Bounce into fall with Rolesville FallFest Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Nippy weather is here and so is the town of Rolesville’s Fall FunFest. Facilitated by the Parks and Recreation Department, the FunFest is a great way to get started on holiday shopping with more than 35 arts and craft vendors, according to Town Manager Brian Hicks....
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Time to turn back the clocks

And check the smoke alarms! WAKE FOREST — Daylight Saving time comes to an end Sunday and it is time to “fall back” one hour. Officially, the time to set clocks back is 2 a.m., but most folks do it as they go to bed. Standard time was instituted in the U.S. and Canada by the...
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Bypass work to briefly close Rolesville Road

ROLESVILLE — Work on the Rolesville U.S. 401 Bypass project will require the closure of Rolesville Road Nov. 8-11, weather permitting, so the contractor can install a pipe under the road between Quarry Road and Virginia Waters Lane. The closure is scheduled to start Nov. 8 at 10...
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Free health clinic Nov. 2

WAKE FOREST — The third annual Touched by Hope free medical clinic will be Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road. The clinic includes medical, dental, optical, meal, clothing, and grooming services. Call 919-554-8109 for more information.
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Street light program comes out of shadows

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town hosted an open house Tuesday to help residents understand the street light program that will save the town money and add uniformity. As previously reported by The Franklin Weekly, the town is spending $61,000 per year on the current 434...

Fire station review continues Nov. 7

Wall Road rezoning also on agenda. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The contentious fire station plan returns to the town planning board Nov. 7. The public hearing for the plan — which calls for a new Wake Forest fire station on a two-acre parcel of land at 1509 Jenkins Road — was...