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Elected officials meet and greet at Novozymes

FRANKLINTON — Novozymes hosts a Franklin County elected officials meet and greet Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., complete with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Novozymes is located at 77 Perry Chapel Church Road. RSVP by Nov. 10 by calling 919-494-3201 or e-mailing...
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Joyner Park is awash with fall beauty

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest’s Urban Forester Evan Keto (center of photo below) conducted two tours of the E. Caroll Joyner Park Monday, pointing out dozens of trees, explaining their historical and current uses. For those who missed the nature walk, a kiosk at the...
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Glaxo lends hand to Tri-Area Ministry

WAKE FOREST — Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry got a fresh paint job Oct. 18, 2013 when volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) painted the outside of the building at 149 E. Holding Ave. Tri-Area supplied the materials and the GSK team supplied the labor as part of Orange Day, when...
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Discount rabies vaccines still available

FRANKLIN COUNTY — If you missed the last few rabies clinics, don’t worry, there is still opportunity to take advantage of reduced cost shots. The Tar River Veterinary Hospital is sponsoring a vaccination clinic Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Franklin County Animal Shelter 8-9 a.m....
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Basketball signup

YOUNGSVILLE — The town’s Parks and Recreation Department is still accepting fall basketball signups for boys and girls ages five-12 until Nov. 2. Interested residents may sign up on the website at youngsvilleparksandrec.com. People may sign up in person on Nov. 2 at Luddy Park,...

Creepers cause of Monday outage

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Jeepers! Creepers, the growing kind, were to blame for the power outage that affected parts of town Monday. Power went out at around 11:15 a.m., affecting approximately 3,250 Wake Forest Power customers, shutting off traffic signals and darkening...
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Families have fun with movie show

ROLESVILLE — These kids weren’t afraid of the cold. They bundled up with their families for a dusk showing of Monster House on the football field of Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road. The showing was facilitated by the town of Rolesville Parks and Recreation...
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Candidates face off

Two running for Wake Forest’s top spot sound off on leadership, commercial climate. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Is the town in the midst of a winning streak, or is there need for a change in leadership to get better results? We’re not talking football, but rather the...
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Robbery suspect captured

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — After an armed burglar allegedly turned his attention to Wake Forest, terrorizing a woman in the Northampton neighborhood the night of Oct. 8, Wake Forest and Raleigh police were able to take into custody Walter Kevin Johnson, 28, of 6124 Braidwood...
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Perfect timing

WAKE FOREST — Evonne Bolding of Raleigh, right, is treated to an essential oils hand massage by DoTerra representatives Helen Tenney, left, and Erin Anderson at The Wake Weekly-Rex Wellness free mammogram event in the Renaissance Plaza. Bolding was ecstatic about the free...
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West Mason Street shines brighter

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town hall where the monthly town board meeting takes place had a different glow Tuesday as newly installed LED lights shone on West Mason Street. An initiative that Town Manager Tammy Ray and Mayor Elic Senter spearheaded to replace t...
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Not your average homecoming

By Jonathan McNamara The fall season brings much to be enjoyed. From cooler weather to the holidays, where families can come together, taking time from their busy schedules to relish in the good food and fellowship with loved ones. Another event that makes this time of year so...

Feeding Franklin food drive

By Jonathan McNamara 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...
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You can help an angel

CHERUBS Ball fundraiser Saturday to help children with birth defects. WAKE FOREST — When can you dress up in masks and help children with birth defects at the same time? This weekend, at the CHERUBS Masquerading Angels Ball. Saturday at TPC Wakefield Plantation, Wake Forest based...

Prison symposium Oct. 26

WENDELL — The Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host the Unshackling Our Heritage symposium Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Trinity Faith Full Gospel Church, 6600 Hallelujah Blvd, Wendell. The symposium addresses black incarceration in the U.S....
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50-family yard sale Saturday

WAKE FOREST — A large community yard sale is set for this Saturday at Festival Park, 525 S. White St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Fifty-some families will bring traditional yard sale items. And  crafters, Wake Forest Cotton Company boutique owners, Internet-based...
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Fall plants now on sale

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville FFA students in high school and middle school are now selling fall plants. Pansies (wave and regular varieties) and snapdragons grown by students in the new Rolesville High School greenhouse as well as mums will be for sale. Plant prices range from $1 to...

Cheerleaders’ flapjack fundraiser Saturday

WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest All-Star Cheerleaders will host a Flapjack Fundraiser Oct. 19, 8-10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 11805 Retail Drive. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 336-260-5515. Proceeds will go toward offsetting travel expenses for competitions.
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Daycare party leads to nighttime jail — On Patrol, Oct. 17, 2013

YOUNGSVILLE — Three teens out for late night fun chose to party in a daycare  parking lot and ended up being arrested by Youngsville Police Officers J. Garrett and J. Payne, Oct. 12. One of the teens, David Sydney Smith, 19, address not given, reportedly said he and the two other...
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Power out for hours

WAKE FOREST — An electrical malfunction knocked out power for 75 minutes Tuesday afternoon, affecting 723 homes and businesses. A stretch of South Main Street south to the Country Place subdivision and north to Walmart in Wake Forest, and a small part of Falls of Neuse Road in...
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Wake School board grateful for new money

by Burwell Stark WAKE COUNTY — Following last week’s vote by Wake County citizens to raise taxes in order to fund a $810 million school bond, the Wake County Board of Education opened their Tuesday public meeting with an air of gratitude and relief. Chairman Keith Sutton began...
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Randall: Charges unfounded

Suit alleges unpaid bills for candidate By David Leone NEW YORK — A lawsuit filed last month by an advertising agency in New York State Superior Court alleges that Bill Randall has unpaid bills from a previous run for U.S. Congress. Randall, who is running for mayor of Wake...

Chair exercise, foliage tours, health clinic and more

Small businesses can get an education at 2nd annual summit HENDERSON — This year’s Small Business Summit is being held at the Vance-Granville Community College, main campus civic center Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The focus this year is learning valuable insights on leadership,...
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Buying local benefits the environment, too

Consumers may know that buying local helps grow the local economy by supporting local business owners and creating jobs, but they may not realize the positive impact that buying local can have on the environment as well. Eco-conscious consumers often go to great lengths to ensure...