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...
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Read health care coverage stories at new website

RALEIGH — The Civitas Institute launched a new website, Icouldntkeepmyplan.com highlighting North Carolinians’ stories about how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is throwing them out of the health plans they liked, while threatening their finances and ability to control their...

Watch out for phony IRS calls

by Roy Cooper, Attorney General RALEIGH – North Carolinians are getting phone messages from people who pretend to be with the Internal Revenue Service. The callers claim that you owe back taxes and urge you or your lawyer to return the call immediately. When you do, they suggest...
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High school senior takes top livestock prize at fair

WAKE FOREST — Victoria Pender has been showing animals with her sister Kaylie at the State Fair for seven years, now. This year, Victoria won the Grand Champion Turkey award, that came with a meaty $4,500 prize which she is putting toward college, says mom Shari. It’s the second...
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Fundraising mattress sale Saturday

  FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School band is holding a mattress sale Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the school, 910 Cedar Creek Road. Name brand mattresses will be offered at a discount in an effort to raise funds for the purchase of new instruments. For more information...
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Feeding Franklin food drive coming up

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is hosting its annual fall food drive, Feeding Franklin, Oct. 28-Nov. 15. Locations to donate food for the drive are at each Franklin County library branch, each town hall, the Louisburg Senior Center and Howe’s Your Pizza in...
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Whole lotta shakkkkin’ goin’ on

Larry Smithey built drag racer from ’67 Camaro. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — You’ve seen them on ESPN2, rocketing down the drag-racing track at extreme speeds, with engines chortling loud enough to drown out stampeding elephants, accelerating for most of the eighth of a mile...
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Pajama-wearing man accused of murder

Suspect allegedly struck victim with bottle in robbery attempt. By David Leone RALEIGH — A River Haven Apartments resident was taken into custody Friday for an attempted robbery gone wrong that resulted in the death of a 64-year-old. Britis Andruce Previlon, 32, 9321 River Haven...
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Man arrested in insurance scheme — On Patrol, Oct. 31, 2013

By David Leone RALEIGH — A Wake Crossroads man is accused of participating in a scheme that bilked Nationwide Insurance out of $69,000. Tony Maurice Pittman, 40, 8037 Bright Oak Trail, Raleigh, was arrested on a warrant by the N.C. Department of Insurance Oct. 24 and charged with...
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Wanted for questioning: Police looking for these individuals

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the individuals shown in these surveillance camera images. The subjects are wanted for questioning in connection with an Oct. 19 incident that occurred at the Wake Forest Walmart Supercenter, 2114 S....

Grassroots theater preps for new production

The Franklinton Area Community Theatre will present a new play in November. By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The musical tale of kindness to animals and animal kindness trots, crawls and flies onto stage at Franklinton High School Nov. 15 and 16. The Franklinton Area Community...
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Trunk or Treat Contest

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest United Methodist Church held it’s annual Trunk or Treat Contest Sunday afternoon. Trunk winners were first place, the Mason Family (Billy and MaryAnne) with a Pirate theme; second place, the Stansbury Family (Chad and Jeanette) for Charlie Brown and the...
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Patriot boys ready to open 2013-14 basketball season

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy boys basketball team will begin the 2013-14 season with high hopes. The Patriots, who lost five players from last year, including their three top scorers, bring back a motivated, young core of athletes who will attempt...
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Wheelous family reunites Nov. 10

  CREEDMOOR — The John Wesley and Mary Elizabeth Hailey Wheelous family reunion is scheduled for Nov. 10, 12:30 p.m. in Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church Annex, Grissom Community, Creedmoor. Attendees should bring a picnic lunch, drinks and paper products will be provided. Call...
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Civitan donates to Miracle League

YOUNGSVILLE — The Cypress Creek Civitan Club made a donation to the Miracle League of Franklin County at the new Miracle League field on Long Mill Road in Youngsville, behind Long Mill Elementary School, Saturday. Cypress Creek Civitan Club has been an integral part of the...
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Christmas concerts are on horizon

WAKE FOREST — It’s time to mark calendars for two special concerts from the Virginia Tull Music & Arts Series: •Appalachian Winter/Hanging of the Greens is Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. Sacred harp tunes, Shaker hymns and Appalachian melodies will be featured by the choirs of Wake Forest...
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Moss, Allen wed

Elizabeth Grace Moss of Youngsville and Davis Gregory Allen of Wake Forest, were married August 11, 2013 at Saint Mary’s School Chapel, Raleigh with Dr. Lydia Hoyle and Rev. Dick Graves officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Moss, Jr., o...

Congrats winners!

WAKE FOREST — Congratulations to Lucia Jewell of Wake Forest and Anne Marie Mulhern of Youngsville for winning a free, one-year subscription to The Wake Forest and Franklin Weekly newspapers at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo.
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Tickets on sale for Celebration of the Arts, Nov. 14-16

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest will commemorate the official opening of the new Wake Forest Renaissance Centre with a special Celebration of the Arts Nov. 14-16. Presented by CenturyLink and Imagination Systems, the three-day event will “highlight the diversity of artistic...
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Town brighter with new cafe

New business in Franklinton plans to highlight local arts. By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town is two weeks from shining brighter and this time the glow will not be illuminating from new street lamps. The illumination will be coming from 2 North Main Street, the site of...
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Stay at Home Senior Care celebrates 10th anniversary

WAKE FOREST — Family-owned Stay at Home Senior Care celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Caregiver Appreciation Day Oct. 9 at Heritage Golf Club. Deborah Bordeaux, the business owner, recognized a number of employees with service awards. “It blessed my socks off,” said one...
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Miracle League’s dreams coming true

Ribbon cutting on field is Saturday and annual Night of Miracles is Nov. 16 by Clellie Allen and Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — After years and countless volunteer hours putting together barbecue and bake sales, bike-a-thons and silent auctions, Executive Director Donna Wade and...