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Spreading free smiles

WAKE FOREST — Dr. Craig Winkelmann and Wake Forest Dental Arts will host Dentistry From The Heart Dec. 7. Registration for the event, which provides free dental services to Wake Forest residents in need, begins at 7:30 a.m. Winkelmann, his staff and a few volunteers will provide...
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2014 calendars now available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission’s 2014 fundraising calendar, Wake Forest Postcards from the Past, is now available for purchase for $15 each at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will be used to...
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Beware of health care reform fraud

RALEIGH — N.C Department of Insurance (NCDOI) commissioner Wayne Goodwin warns North Carolinians to beware of scam artists who may try to take advantage of the confusion surrounding federal health care reform. “Scammers may pose as insurance agents or representatives of the...
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This Week in History — Dec. 5, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years.   1923 •War Savings Stamps, issued in 1919, come due at the first of the year. Wake Forest Postmaster C.Y. Holden requests that those wishing prompt payment turn their stamps...

Toys for Tots collection at Seminary library until Dec. 15

  WAKE FOREST — Donate new toys through Dec. 15 for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s toys for Tots program at the Library Circulation Desk of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 120 S. Wingate St. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children...

Wake Forest police reports Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

Incidents •Felony breaking and entering and larceny of a $800 cooking range was reported at 1130 Blue Bird Lane. Nov. 25, 4:12 p.m. •Breaking and entering with vandalism was reported at 9701 Capital Blvd. Nov. 25, 2:41 •Larceny of an iPhone 5s was reported at 1226 N. White St....

School Briefs

  Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Welcome reception There will be a reception to welcome incoming new superintendent of Franklin County Schools Dec. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Louisburg College Auditorium.   -Elementary...
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Seniors: Don’t be victims of scams or identity theft

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Department of Aging and Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments are sponsoring a Consumer Affairs Outreach Event in Franklin County Friday, Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Annex, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. This free seminar...
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Celebrate a Civil War Christmas Dec. 7

FOUR OAKS — Leave the hustle and bustle of modern holidays behind and travel back to a simpler place and time at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site’s “Civil War Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 7. Drop by and help decorate an 1860s style Christmas tree, spend time with...
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Supremia dentistry recommends stocking up on candy

WAKE FOREST — Supremia Dentistry, led by Dr. Edmond Suh, assisted area children and families in donating nearly 1,500 pounds of Halloween candy during Operation Sweet Tooth, an event designed to give children a chance to drop off their excess Halloween candy to send to soldiers...
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Free light show at Norris Creek

LOUISBURG — Norris Creek is planning a free drive through Christmas light show this year. Starting Friday, they will be open each Friday and Saturday from dusk to 10 pm through Dec. 21. They will have a donation box along the drive and 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to...
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Holiday Events Calendar

Send your church or community group Holiday event to news@wakeweekly.com. Monday, Dec. 2 •Northern Wake Senior Center annual Christmas Craft Sale, today through Friday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Hundreds of hand-crafted items: ceramics, pottery,...
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Regular Community Calendar

Submit calendar information to news@wakeweekly.com. Regular Community Events •The Wake Forest Historical Museum and Calvin Jones House, 450 N. Main St. See exhibits on college and town history. Sundays 2-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon,1:30-4:30 p.m. Tours by appointment....
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St. Catherine dedicates church

Traditional design built overlarge to accommodate Catholic influx. By David Leone  WAKE FOREST — Area Catholics finally have a real church. Until Saturday, when the new St. Catherine of Siena Church was dedicated, the building housing the small chapel on West Holding Avenue was...
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Local residents turn 100

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — In the course of the past month, there have been not one, not two, but three area residents who celebrated their 100th birthday. Aurora Howard, Mollie Rivers and John Martin enjoyed becoming centenarians with family and friends. Martin’s birthday was...
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Rolesville to light Christmas Tree Monday

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville is holding its Christmas tree lighting Monday, 6:30 p.m., and the entire community is invited. Christ Church of Rolesville will lead singing of carols and Santa will be on hand to greet children of all ages. As there is a chance of rain, stay...
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Police provide 3,400 Thanksgiving dinners

Wake Forest officers, others, make Thanksgiving possible for needy. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Monday morning, Wake Forest Police officers gave out approximately 700 turkeys at the Community House, to help people who might not otherwise be able to celebrate Thanksgiving. With...
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Youngsville history, holiday spirit on view

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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Wake Board seeks schools agreement

by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Joe Bryan, chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, began the Nov. 18 public meeting with the first state of the county address from the new Wake County Justice Center. Bryan said that the board and county employees continue to make Wake Coun...
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Wakefield athletic director honored

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The N.C. Athletic Education Association named Wakefield High athletic director Dexter Cooley the N.C. High School Athletic Director of the Year at its convention in Raleigh. Cooley is a teacher, coach and athletic director at Wakefield High. While a...

Local Government Meeting Calendar

•Franklin Co. Board of Commissioners meets the first and third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Franklin Co. Admin. Building, 113 Market St., Louisburg. •Franklin Co. Planning Board meets the second Tuesday, 7 p.m., Franklin Co. Administration Building. •Franklin Co. Board of...
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Wake Forest Parks facilities open for 2014 reservations Dec. 2

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting 2014 facility rental reservations, with the exception of the Renaissance Centre, Monday, Dec. 2, according to the following schedule: Reservations for the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen...