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Using education to solve real problems goal of Project Wisdom

By Jonathan McNamara WAKE FOREST — Golfers are wanted for a team tournament this fall that will benefit a Heritage High service club. The first ever Global Community Classic Golf Tournament will be held by Project Wisdom a world-service project club of Heritage High, to raise...
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Coley awarded Livestock Association scholarship

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Louisburg High graduate Clayton Coley was selected to receive the Franklin County Livestock Association’s scholarship for 2013-14. Clayton will be attending N.C. State University in the fall. He is the son of Deborah and Francis Coley of Louisburg. The...
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Wake schools name new superintendent, consider separate police force

CARY — The Wake County School Board tackled several sticky issues June 18. In its work session prior to the regular meeting, board members reviewed current policy on Level 1, or short term suspensions up to two days, and addressed potential changes. While overall the number of...
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School supply donations needed

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — While most youth are still enjoying their summer break, volunteers of All-N’Together Services are already gearing up for their annual school supply distribution. All-N’Together is comprised of one Wake Forest and four Franklin County residents...
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Piper chosen FCS’ acting superintendent

Criteria set for superintendent search by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Alaska? New Jersey? Or maybe England? The new superintendent of Franklin County Schools could come from anywhere in the country or the world, according to Allison Schafer, the head of the recently-approved search team...

Students graduate from DARE program

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department recently graduated local students from the DARE program. The following students won DARE Essay Awards: Richland Creek Elementary: Nyiah Maldonado, Jenicka Vargas, Mya Thrower and Isaiah Sexton, all of Kristen Fitzpatrick’s class....

Kudos — week of July 4, 2013

Look who’s off to college •Kathrine Streit of Wake Forest has been accepted to the freshman class at Bob Jones University. She plans to major in apparel, textiles and design. •Christopher Jones of Raleigh and Klaressa Deinhammer and Houston Bagley both of Wake Forest have been...
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Students named future agriculture leaders

RALEIGH — North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten, right, congratulates Wake County students, back from left, Bethany Tant of Wendell, Joe Ogburn of Fuquay Varina, Emma Sims of Wakefield, Brianna Tyson of Garner, Trinity Edelen of Wakefield, front, Jordi Wright of...

School Briefs — week of July 4, 2013

To include information in the School Briefs, e-mail schools@wakeweekly.com or fax news to 919-556-2233. -Elementary school news- Wake Forest Elementary: •Parents are invited to join the PTA at wfepta.org/join-pta. Wakefield Elementary: •Regular updates are available at...
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Meyer resigns from Wake Forest Middle

Club funding behind dispute by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Mike Meyer resigned his position as grade 8 guidance counselor at Wake Forest Middle School June 13. Meyer was placed on paid leave May 13, following a dispute with school officials over the way he handled the Social...

Franklin County superintendent resigns

by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Franklin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Ingram is heading to a new job in Darlington, S.C. The Darlington County Board of Education voted 5-3 in a specially called board meeting Monday night to make Ingram the new superintendent there. Ingram will...

Bell change rejected

School Board leaves middle school schedule as-is by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — A proposed change in middle school bell times has been silenced. The Franklin County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to reject potential changes to middle school hours. The proposal, would...
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No new superintendent, yet

Wake School Board recognizes student leaders, tackles resource officer issues by Clellie Allen CARY — The Wake County School Board failed to name a superintendent during its board meeting Tuesday night, instead appointing Deputy Superintendent for School Performance Cathy Moore...
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Kings meet on court

Diabetic student shaped by leukemia sufferer with same name by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Rashawn King is a seventh-grader trying to deal with issues surrounding diabetes. And Rashawn King is a college freshman who has struggled to live with leukemia, currently in remissio...
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Boys & Girls Club camp to continue

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Summer may have been saved after all for youth at the Boys & Girls Club’s Franklin County Unit thanks to some last-minute help by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. The N.C. Division of Juvenile Justice allocates funding to county Juvenile...
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Sign of the times

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — A two-man construction crew consisting of Bill Green and Chuck McCartney chiseled the “Rolesville” from the large sign outside of the Wake Forest-Rolesville High School May 16. The new Rolesville High is slated to open in August and the current school...
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Franklinton board recognizes educators

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Teachers were the honorees Tuesday night at the town board meeting. Following a moment of silence and respect for the teachers, students and other residents impacted by the Oklahoma tornadoes earlier this week, Mayor Elic Senter wanted to...
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Ingram finalist for South Carolina job

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Monday, the Darlington County Board of Education announced Franklin County Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram is a finalist for the top spot for the South Carolina school system. Tuesday morning, Public Information Officer Joe Baisley responded with a...