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Farm City day

WILLOW SPRING — Wake County hosted its annual Farm City day Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Adams Vineyards in Willow Spring. Local and federal politicians spoke with attendees about current issues and showed their appreciation for agriculture in the county, followed by lunch and fellowship....
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Scammers masquerading as USPS, AARP

RALEIGH — Crooks often pretend to be someone they aren’t to get you to lower your guard. Scammers have been known to claim to be government officials, your bank, your insurance or power company, law officers, lottery officials, or even your grandchild facing an emergency in order...

Young men complete military training

Jonathan H. Riley Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathan H. Riley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Riley earned distinction as an honor graduate He is the son of Kathryn and James Riley of Wake Forest, N.C. The airman is...

12-12 Wake Forest police reports

  Arrests •Taurns Ross Gallatin, 34, 2704 Old Williams Road, Raleigh, was arrested by Officer J.L. Chitwood at 225 S. Taylor St. for driving while impaired and reckless driving to endanger. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on a $16,000 secured bond. Dec. 2, 9:07...

Foods that help fight fatigue

    Winter weather produces more than just colder temperatures and snow-covered landscapes. The longer hours of darkness synonymous with winter can promote feelings of lethargy and fatigue. People who leave the house in the early morning darkness, only to return home...

Franklinton/Youngsville police reports

Franklinton Arrests •James Albert Moody, 21, 124 Deerfield Crossing Drive, Wake Forest, was arrested by Officer B. Manson at South Main Street at College Street for disturbing the peace after he refused more than three times a direct command by Manson to move on from a potential...
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I-40 Challenge a success

RALEIGH — The N.C. State Highway Patrol and law enforcement organizations that participated in the More Cops, More Stops “I-40 Challenge” during the Thanksgiving travel period, has released the results from the eight-state high-visibility safety campaign. The “I-40 Challenge”...

Some bugs overwinter indoors

Winter weather may not be enticing to some people, but many people enjoy the absence of insects when the mercury drops. When temperatures dip, insects that do not have the benefit of body fat need to find different methods to riding out the chilly weather. Like bears and...

Wake Forest child wins national pageant

WAKE FOREST — Skyla Woodard of Wake Forest, competed against more than 100 girls her age from around the country, on her way to winning the title of 2013-2014 National All-American Miss Princess. The National American Miss pageant was held Nov. 23-29 in Anaheim, California. With...

Library News – Dec. 12, 2013

Happenings in local libraries   See Spot Read event Children are invited to practice their reading skills with the certified therapy dogs from the local organization See Spot Read. Open to grades K and up. No registration is required. The event is Friday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m....
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School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   -Elementary Schools-   Jones Dairy Elementary •Two 5th grade students placed in the top 10 in Wake County’s Living Soil poster art contest, sponsored by Wake Soil & Water Conservation...
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Cougar baseball player Fausto Turro signs letter of intent

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School senior Fausto Turro has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Mars Hill University. Turro has played all three years at Wake Forest, including two years on the junior varsity team and was a...
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Wakefield’s Jordan Glass to play volleyball at George Mason

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School senior Jordan Glass has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball and education career at a four-year institution. Glass, a six-foot outside and middle hitter, is headed to George Mason...
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YMCA exceeds campaign goal

WAKE FOREST — On Nov. 14, the Kerr Family YMCA hosted its annual We Build People celebration, where community members gathered to honor the collective efforts of the 2013 We Build People Campaign. The campaign goal was $387,000.  With a report of more than $414,000 raised, the...
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Business Briefs

Smith selling Shop Sauce Keith Smith, president of the local Pete Smith Automotive Group, has a new line of business selling his family’s favorite homemade barbeque sauce appropriately titled, “Shop Sauce.” Shop Sauce is featured as a North Carolina barbecue sauce through t...
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Heritage bank robbed Wednesday

WAKE FOREST — Shortly after noon Wednesday, a lone man committed what police are initially calling an armed robbery of the PNC bank at 3619 Rogers Road, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard said that no weapon was seen, but the...
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Fire station blazes ahead

Planning Board gives proposal thumbs-up, but other issues raise objections. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Tuesday night’s Planning Board meeting at town hall had a number of odd occurrences; unusual, at least, to those who attend such meetings regularly.  The proposition The first...
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Business Briefs

Brookdale donates Thanksgiving meals Carolina House Wake Forest was one of eight Brookdale Senior Living communities that helped provide Thanksgiving meals to seniors living alone or otherwise unable to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Above, Shana McCrimmon and Ashley...
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Christmas celebrations begin

By David Leone Though the holiday season has been eking in for weeks, major Christmas events begin this weekend including the Lighting of Wake Forest and parades in Rolesville, Youngsville and Franklinton. Thursday Kicking off the weekend early, the Franklinton Christmas Parade...