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Lovin’ art is in the air Friday

WAKE FOREST — What better way to spend a chilly Valentine’s evening than cuddled up with your love in a horse-drawn carriage downtown? February’s Art After Hours Friday night will overflow with everything you “heart.” The Cotton Company Art Gallery’s featured artist this month is...

Officials: Show common sense on snow, please

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Our area is expecting to be hit with the third winter storm of the season right about now. While frigid temperatures and even a little bit of frozen precipitation is a fairly usual winter occurrence, the climate in central North Carolina is so...
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Love, love, love

ROLESVILLE — Red Art Gallery, nearly completely run by the National Arts Honors Society of Rolesville High School, is opening its second show Friday, Valentines Day, at 7 p.m. Appropriately titled Love, the show will feature works of art from high school students across Wake...
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“February made me shiver”

POINT OF VIEW By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST— We all seem to love the first shot of winter: just enough snow to sled a day or two and make us feel like we’ve had winter. Missing a couple of days of school seems to the add to the fun. But one of the wonderful things about the...
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This Week In History – Feb. 13, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest High School’s boys and girls basketball teams defeated Wilton High’s teams 38-31 and 25-5, respectively, on the court at Wake Forest College. Leading for the...

SIREN4 cook-off meeting

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County organizational meeting for the SIREN4 Police/Fire/Rescue cook-off contest is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Bunn Fire Department. This year’s cook-off takes place Oct. 11. Any member of a fire/rescue or police...

Learn about shiitake mushrooms

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A shiitake mushroom workshop is scheduled Feb. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Franklin County Farmers Market Shelter in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. Participants should bring two to four freshly cut oak or sweet gum logs cut from live...

YMCA offers Livestrong

WAKE FOREST — Kerr Family YMCA hosts Live-strong, a program providing cancer survivors the opportunity to fight the disease through health and fitness outside of a medical setting. Certified YMCA instructors help patients build muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Neuse Christian Academy open house Interested families are invited to attend an open house at the school Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Neuse Christian...
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Graham elected to NCDOA post

WAKE FOREST — Officer Scott Graham was elected first-vice president of the N.C.D.A.R.E Officer’s Association at the annual conference in Wilmington. Graham will serve a four-year rotating term. After serving as first-vice president this year, he will advance to vice president in...
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Plant peas, please

By Charlotte Glenn Garden peas, and their relatives, snow peas and sugar snaps, are simple and productive crops that almost anyone can grow. Peas grow best in sunny areas with well- drained soil that is not too acidic, ideally with a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.5. Peas should be planted...

Franklin GOP convention March 29

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The 2014 Franklin County Republican Party precinct meetings and county convention are scheduled for March 29 at the Louisburg Moose Lodge, 191 Moose Loop Road. Precinct meetings start at 4 p.m., dinner will be served 5:30-6:30 and the convention begins at 7....

Bridal show Sunday at The Cotton Company

WAKE FOREST — Brides-to-be in any stage of wedding planning are invited to attend the Boutique Bridal Show at The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., this Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Also hosting the event are La Cosa Bella Events and CE Rentals, who have gathered area event...

Point, counterpoint: Common Core

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Schools, in collaboration with Louisburg College, presents North Carolina’s Implementation of the Common Core Standards Point/Counterpoint, Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Louisburg College Auditorium, 501 North Main St. in Louisburg. Special...
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Small, splendid snowflakes

By Kirsten Peters Those of us living in the northern half of the country can be forgiven for being tired — at this stage of winter — of shoveling snow. I enjoy the brightness snow can bring to dark winter days, but I’m getting old enough that shoveling the walk in front of my...

Balancing protection and safety with salt

By William Lord We have had several bouts of snow and ice this year evidenced by stripes of salt brine that appear on our roads. The N.C. Department of Transporation uses a lot of salt every winter, both as brine and as rock salt. It is nice to have safe, clear roads and...
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Rawlins completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Airman 1st Class Russell E. Rawlins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force...
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Mardi Gras returns downtown

WAKE FOREST — For the second year, the town of Wake Forest is hosting a Mardi Gras street festival, and this year they are combining it with a Renaissance Ball to be held in the newly opened Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. The March 1 events will begin with face painting at 11...

Mestas graduates from infantry training

WAKE FOREST — Army Pvt. Jonathan F. Mestas has completed Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.  The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received...

Lend a voice to the Community Chorus

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Singers Community Chorus, in its 21st season, is holding rehearsals through April 3 for its spring concert. Rehearsals are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 830 Durham Road, and are open to all interested singers until...
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Lions laud contest winners

PILOT — Lions clubs around the world sponsor a yearly poster contest in which young people are invited to express their visions of peace through art. Open to students worldwide ages 11 to 13, the theme of the 2014-15 contest was Peace, Love and Understanding. The Pilot Lions...

Byrd promoted to brigadier general

RALEIGH — The North Carolina National Guard promoted Army Col. John Byrd to the rank of brigadier general at the Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters recently. Byrd, a resident of Spring Hope, enlisted in the Guard in 1981. Since then, he has held numerous leadership positions from...

At the library – Feb. 13, 2014

There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Flu shots still available

WAKE COUNTY — With a particularly harsh flu season this year, Wake County Human Services Medical Director Kim McDonald wants to remind people that it is not too late to receive the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the best protection from flu and its complications. North...