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Rolesville expands reach

Commissioners approve annexation of Rolesville Road property by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville grew by nearly 73 acres Tuesday night with an eye toward more population growth. Commissioners voted to approve a voluntary satellite, or non-contiguous, annexation...
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Wake Forest imagines big

Renaissance center opening celebrates with music, theater, food. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Three months after it went dark, the former Tuxedo Junction dance venue came back alive last weekend as the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. The town-owned center’s Celebration of the...
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Something to swear about

Jim Thompson takes oath of office. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The second last thing Commissioner Frank Drake did before leaving the town board Tuesday was call to attention an errant “p” in a resolution to honor retiring regional planning organization worker Edison Johnson. “I...
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Teens bring BB guns to WHS

WAKEFIELD — Two Wakefield High School students are in trouble after they were found on campus with BB guns in separate incidents on the same day. Da’quail Trevonne Alexander, 16, 2801 Crystal Oaks Lane, Raleigh, and Justin Lawshan Bland, 18, 2510 Garden Hill Drive, Raleigh, are...
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Roadwork ahead

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If you see one-lane traffic in the coming weeks, take a breath before blowing your top: there’s much needed roadwork to be done before another winter causes further cracking and rutting. The town of Wake Forest has resumed its road rehabilitation and...
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TRACK Trails gears up Saturday

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest will officially introduce the new Kids in Parks TRACK Trails initiative during a special ribbon cutting ceremony and guided walk at E. Carroll Joyner Park Saturday at 1 p.m. The event will include brief remarks by Mayor...
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Blessing of free food for Thanksgiving

LOUISBURG — A Blessing, Inc. invites the community to join them for a Thanksgiving Day meal Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Louisburg College Cafeteria. While there is no charge for the meal, donations of canned food is appreciated. If transportation is needed, call 919-496-4299.
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A 1927 “Letter to Santa” at the community Christmas dinner

by Jennifer Smart WAKE FOREST — It was three weeks before Christmas when 9-year-old Tom Arrington wrote a letter to Santa Claus asking for a toy train. The year was 1927, and Tom, great-great-grandson of the first president of Wake Forest College, was already showing signs of the...
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Wallridge break-in blocked

Wake Forest teen charged for third crime since August. WAKE FOREST — A break-in at a local residence was foiled last week thanks to an alert neighbor who called the police. On Friday, Wake Forest Police arrested Stephen Frank Brunner, 19, 1200 Haltwhistle St., and charged him...
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Help for aging parents

PHOENIX—Use of technology among senior citizens continues to skyrocket, but many older Americans have difficulty using technological tools for financial matters, preferring instead the same methods they have always used. “Most of us are comfortable using computers or smart phones...
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Youngsville hosts Old Time Christmas Dec. 7

YOUNGSVILLE — It’s time to mark calendars to get ready for all-day holiday fun with Youngsville’s annual Old Time Christmas and Christmas Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 7. The day begins with a pancake breakfast 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Youngsville Rescue Squad Building, 105 NW...
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Business Briefs — Nov. 21, 2013

Wake Forest Area Chamber news •Tonight (Thursday), Business After Hours is sponsored by Focus Design Builders and being hosted at the chamber offices, 350 S. White St. •Year End Using Quickbooks, a free class for chamber members, will be Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the chamber...
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Dirty Days ahead?

Downtown group wants to hold spring festival. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — With the success of the annual Meet in the Street and Mardi Gras festivals in mind, the Downtown Wake Forest (DWF) board of directors wants to add another event to the mix. Dirt Days would kick off the...
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Half-marathon benefits veterans

WAKE FOREST—The Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8466 received a check from Sharon Casper, of Signature Races, which will go toward its Wounded Warrior Fund and other programs. The money comes from a portion of the proceeds raised by the second annual Hallowed...
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Louisburg College welcomes new police chief

LOUISBURG — Louisburg College has announced the appointment of Vicki Reid to the role of campus police chief as of Nov. 1. The change follows the departure of Jeffrey Linney, who moved on from the college after five years of service to complete his doctoral study in information...
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Helping One another

•The ChurchNet Foundation, located at 121 Front Street, Wake Forest, provides supplemental financial assistance for utility costs including electricity, water, gas, along with prescription medicine needs, for individuals living in Wake Forest, Youngsville, and Rolesville areas....
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Footballers Show Their Spirit

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Rolesville Soccer Association had it’s inaugural Spirit day at Smithcreek Park Nov. 2. More than 300 people came to the event with multiple events set up for the players to showcase their skills and have lots of fun. WF Soccer thanked the Raleigh...

Volleyball Team Raises Money For Cancer Research

The Neuse Christian Academy JV and varsity volleyball teams sponsored their second annual Pink Game Sept. 24. The teams sold pink ribbons the previous week to remember those who have fought or are fighting cancer. “It makes me feel like I am doing something for the greater good,”...

Wake Forest Team Brings Home State Championship

The ladies 6.5 Combo team from Stonegate/Wake Forest played in the 2013 Combo State Championships Nov. 14-17 in Wilmington. The combo format partners 3.0 and 3.5 rated players for three courts of doubles. Stonegate came in second for the city championship, but because of the...
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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...