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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...
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Rolesville affirms elections

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Like many municipal boards, Rolesville’s commissioners used their last regular business meeting of the year to swear in the newly elected commissioners, elect a mayor pro tempore, set out the schedule of meetings for the new year and get started on...
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3Phoenix breaks ground… again

Up to 110 employees with $100,000 average salaries will be hired. By David Leone  WAKE FOREST — In a still sluggish economy, tech company 3Phoenix is doing three things right. They hire skilled workers, seek out defense contracts and build things faster and better than the...
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Santa’s calling

WAKE FOREST — A phone call from Santa Claus is on every child’s wish list. The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is making those wishes come true by offering calls from Santa to kids ages 3-7 on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6-8 p.m. Registration forms are now available at...
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Audit shows discrepancies with virtual school

Routine examination finds accountability deficiencies in the $19.7 million enterprise RALEIGH — The state auditor’s office recently completed an audit at the Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Virtual Public School and the results disclosed concerning deficiencies...
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Shop with a Cop accepting donations

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s 15th Annual Shop with a Cop holiday shopping spree is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19. On that day approximately 30 area children will visit the Wake Forest Police Department where they will be paired with their police offic...
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Christmas tree care 101

by Trace Perry, Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service LOUSIBURG — ‘Tis the season to be jolly and to take care of your Christmas tree. Now that you are surely in the mood and waiting for more information, lets get started. A fresh tree remains fresh and fragrant if you...
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Youngsville Museum of History holds open house Saturday after parade

 YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Museum of History will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 (following the Youngsville Christmas Parade). The Museum will be decorated for the season, and items and photos depicting Youngsville’s history will be on display. The book Sketches...
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Donate gifts for Wounded Warriors

WAKE FOREST—The American Legion Post 187 Riders are collecting donations this Sunday for the Wounded Warrior family Christmas party at Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion Dec. 18. Gifts or cash donations may be dropped off at the American Legion Post at 225 E. Holding Ave.,...
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Companies that screen social media may lose out

RALEIGH — Research from North Carolina State University shows companies that screen the social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees — making it harder for them to attract top job candidates. In some cases, social media screening even increases the...
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‘Meet’ applications now available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for vendors, performers and downtown merchants for the May 3 Meet in the Street festival. Presented annually by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet in the Street offers a day...
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Mullinger, Matheny feted

Annual Christmas Dinner highlights Wake Forest volunteerism. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It has been said, many times, many ways, that this town has an incredible level of volunteerism. That showed itself clearly and brightly during the 66th annual Christmas Dinner Monday at The...
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Santa comes to Rolesville in December

Santa is coming back again to the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce during the month of December to talk with kids of all ages before Christmas comes. This year, he’ll be in the Chamber offices instead of the park, making sure that all kids stay warm and have a good time talking...
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Turkey shoot benefits Kiwanis projects

 YOUNGSVILLE — The Kiwanis Club of Youngsville is hosting a turkey shoot Fridays and Saturdays  through Dec. 7. The turkey shoot will be held at 2808 Cedar Creek Road, near the Panic Point Haunted Forest. Tickets are $5 and ammo is provided participants will need to bring their...