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Carnival for Kids returns Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — The popular Carnival for Kids, put on annually by the Wake Forest Police Department, returns Tuesday to the Wake Forest Home Depot parking lot, 11915 Retail Drive. Admission to the carnival is free, although the rides, games and food are for a cost. Unlimited ride...
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VGCC offers biotech workshop for high school students

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled its third annual Biotech Workshop for local high school students, as one of a series of VGCC Arts & Sciences camps and workshops being held this year. All 10th - 12th graders who have taken, or are currently taking,...
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North Forest Pines ‘goes to college’

WAKE FOREST — The North Forest Pines Elementary School Community Connections Committee held its first College-Bound Day for Tracks 2 and 4 March 19. The goal was to expose students to what college is by bringing a taste of college to them for a day. “Our hope was that this will...

Kudos – April 2, 2015

Academics honored •Taylor Carter of Raleigh made the dean’s list in the fall 2014 semester at Pratt Institute. •Stacy L. Weiss, Heather J. Floyd, Andrew P. Boyle, Loren M. McCuiston, Brandon T. Brown and Daniel E. Creager, all of Franklinton, Adam J. Gray, Elizabeth D. Cole,...
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Heritage High student to attend leadership Congress

WAKE FOREST — Steven Falkl, a sophomore at Heritage High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston June 28-30. The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who excel in science, technology, engineering...
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Giving Tree awards $10,000 to Wake Forest schools

WAKE FOREST — The Giving Tree hosted its 2nd annual Donation for Education Awards reception recently, awarding 14 Wake Forest schools a total of $10,000. Donations, ranging from $100-1,500, will be used to support educational initiatives, field trip support, library enhancement...
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Trentini dinner set

N.C. Senator Chad Barefoot is keynote speaker WAKE FOREST — N.C. Senator Chad Barefoot has been tapped as the speaker for the annual Trentini Foundation Scholarship Banquet slated for April 18. The winners of this year’s Trentini scholarships will also be named, including the...

Accident prevention focus of re-enactment

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest and Rolesville high schools, along with local emergency services, will present VIP for a VIP (Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person) programs during April. Wake Forest will hold their program April 2 with Rolesville’s April 23. The VIP...
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Alderman receives scholarship

HENDERSON — Chelsea Alderman of Wake Forest (on right) was awarded the Anne Cooke Finch Academic Achievement Scholarship during the annual awards ceremony at Vance Granville Community College Feb. 25. The scholarship was established by Finch’s children, Stuart Allen Finch and...

Kudos – Week of March 26, 2015

Vance-Granville Community College Scholarships awarded Donna M. Beasley of Youngsville, Amy E. Downing of Franklinton and Hunter D. Meffert of Louisburg, all received the presidential scholar award. Keyona D. Bullock, Joseph D. Ahrens, Joshua W. Moody, Esther B. Daniels and Emily...
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Well, hello Dolly!

Wake Forest High School’s performing arts departments work together to present major musical this weekend. Wake Forest — The Wake Forest High School Theater Arts Department presents Hello Dolly March 19-21 at 7 p.m. in the Wake Forest High School auditorium. This musical marks...
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Marching Huskies hosting spin clinic April 18

School Briefs — Week of March 19, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage Elementary •The next PTS meeting is tonight (Thursday). •The next Happy Day is March 27. •The Spring HEStival is April 17. Wakefield Elementary School •March 24 is Spirit Night at...
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Youngsville principal named

YOUNGSVILLE —  At a special-called board meeting in February, Marylin Newkirk was named as the new principal for Youngsville Elementary. Newkirk is set to begin her duties April 1. A North Carolina native, Newkirk calls Fayetteville home. However, she has worked as an assistant...
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Barbecue helps boys & girls

LOUISBURG — If you like barbecue and supporting kids programs, then head to Johnny’s BBQ in Louisburg March 30 from 4-7 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club Franklin Unit will host a BBQ sale where you can buy a plate of barbecue, potato salad, cole slaw and hush puppies for eight...
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Franklin schools extend days by 10 minutes due to snow days

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County School Board approved a plan to make up the Feb. 27 inclement weather day by extending each school day by 10 minutes March 16 through June 5. “Winter weather has taken a toll on our school calendar, however, the safety of all students and staff is...
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Good Friday restored, spring break halved

CARY — After publicly exploring the option of using the April 3 Good Friday holiday and two additional Saturdays as make-up days for the Feb. 25-27 snow days and receiving a negative backlash, the school board vetoed its earlier pronouncement that spring break was safe, and took...

VGCC Paralegal program receives State Bar recognition

Information session is March 26 in Louisburg. LOUISBURG — The two-year Vance-Granville Community College program held on the Franklin County Campus in Louisburg has been designated as a qualified paralegal studies program by the N.C. State Bar. The State Bar’s Board of Paralegal...
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Local athlete to play for U15 National Soccer Team

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Middle Schooler Tori Hansen will have the opportunity to compete with the best players in the nation in hopes of someday qualifying for the Under-17 World Cup team at Carson, California next week. While there, the eighth grader will play...
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Students to pay comedic tribute to SNL Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School theater students will pay tribute to 40 years of Saturday Night Live (SNL) Saturday at 7 p.m. in a showcase of student talent interspersed with classic comedy sketches from the iconic television show. Teachers, parents and students will...
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Wake students lose Good Friday for school makeup day

The Wake County Public School System will use the following schedule to make up the academic time lost Feb. 17-20: •Traditional-calendar: One make-up day will be taken by extending the early release days scheduled for March 6 and April 17 to full school days. •Year-round, tracks...
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Heritage Elementary HEStival is April 17

School briefs - March 5, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •Remember to send in your Box Tops, Campbell and Tyson labels. Just have your child bring them to their classroom. This is a great way for our PTA to earn money to help...