Student cited for bringing knives to school

WAKEFIELD — A student was cited with a weapons violation April 29 for bringing knives onto campus at Wakefield High. Jake Landsberg, 16, is charged with having weapons on school property after three hunting knives were discovered in his vehicle that morning, which was in the...
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Cow Patty Bingo debuts May 10

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Athletic Club fundraiser Cow Patty Bingo debuts May 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Rolesville High School. The event is free and features food, games, bands, booths, raffles and other family-oriented activities. Cow Patty bingo spaces will be sold for $5,...
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Senior class enthralled with inspirational speaker

By Juliet McDonald WAKEFIELD — It is not very often an auditorium filled with graduating seniors is quiet as they hang on every word a speaker has to say. But this was precisely what happened Thursday at Wakefield High School. Inspirational speaker Sarah Panzau told her story of...

Electric Youth Tour names winners

WAKE FOREST — High-school juniors Tyler Bendl of Wake Forest and Dillan Phillips of Louisburg were selected by Wake Electric to attend the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington D.C. in June. Bendl 16, is a student at Heritage High School. Phillips, 17, attends Louisburg...
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Heritage students win marketing contest

WAKE FOREST — Joshua Harris and Zachary Lentini, eighth-graders at Heritage Middle School, placed second in the state level annual middle school county marketing contest sponsored by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE). The two teamed up in Akinyi Edmonds’...

School board passes budget

By Juliet McDonald WAKE COUNTY — Superintendent Jim Merrill wasted little time addressing the data released a week ago regarding the alarming number of teacher resignations so far this school year. “I don’t mind being a broken record on a subject like this — the huge jump in loss...

Join the 4-H fun

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H...

Wake Forest High ’57 reunion May 2

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High class of 1957 reunion luncheon is scheduled Friday, May 2, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St. All classmates from 1956 to 1961 are welcomed to attend. For more information, call Tonita Stephenson at 910-483-4504.
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Basketball Hall of Fame coach encourages readers

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — On April 15, ten Wake County schools met at Rolesville Middle school for the third annual Ticket To Reading Rewards rally. General Parts International/CARQUEST funds the local efforts of of the organization. Thanks to their support, schools were able...

April brings library, parks and rec happenings

Spring has arrived at area parks and libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...
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Scholarship awarded

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School senior Kristina Sammartino is the recipient of the 2014 People Helping People scholarship, which recognizes leadership, integrity and community involvement, along with academic achievement. Members of the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU)...

Statewide public school forum May 3

RALEIGH — Public Schools First NC will host its first statewide forum May 3 at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University in Raleigh. The focus of the forum is an exploration of issues, innovations and solutions that can help strengthen North Carolina’s public schools. The...

Student loan myths busted

PHOENIX — While a college degree typically leads to higher wages and improved job security, the dream of a higher education can be quickly dampened with concerns about how to repay student loans. “A college education is a major investment, and most people today must borrow money...
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Thales Academy opens in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — More than 100 guests attended the Thales Academy Rolesville ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at their new junior high and high school campus located at 1201 Granite Falls Boulevard. Speakers at the event included Melissa Edwards, school administrator, Bob Luddy,...
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Hairspray playing at Wake Forest High

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Renaissance Art Productions presents Tony award-winning musical, Hairspray, tonight and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Wake Forest High School. The play, performed by Wake Forest High School students, is based on the 1988 John Waters...

School Briefs – April 24, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •The Spring Fling and Food Truck Rodeo is tomorrow (Friday), from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with games, raffles, a silent auction and more. Volunteers and donors are welcomed.  The...

Youths wanted for board

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest is accepting applications from area high school students who are interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for the 2014-15 school year. Applications are available in the town clerk’s office and at wakeforestnc.gov/youth-advisory-board.aspx....

Scholars continue Tony Trentini’s legacy

Foundation awards $41,000 to Wake Forest seniors. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Philip Thomas Graham of Wake Forest High and Mary Katharine Valchar of Heritage High, were named the 2014 Trentini Scholars Saturday and were awarded $30,000 and $5,000, respectively. Both praised the...

Heritage coach Kennedy takes new challenge

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent Tilden Brill becomes new Heritage boys basketball coach, while Pat Kennedy looks to turn the fortunes of the Husky girls. WAKE FOREST — Pat Kennedy has spent the past four years building the Heritage High School boys basketball program into...
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Singing praises for the Heritage Choral Festival

WAKE FOREST — The second annual Heritage Choral Festival was held March 26 at Heritage High School. Choirs from Heritage Elementary, Middle and High schools provided an evening of musical excellence for the Wake Forest community. The Heritage Elementary Honors chorus is directed...
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Spring Ag Fest Saturday

A plant sale with flowering plants and vegetables available. ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Future Farmers of America (FFA) is sponsoring a Spring Ag Fest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young Street. The free community event will feature live farm...

Boys & Girls Club needs supplies

LOUISBURG — The Boys & Girls Club of North Central N.C. in Louisburg has put together a list of supplies they would like. The wish list includes: •Board games •Cards and card games •Jump ropes •Kickballs •Electric and manual pencil sharpeners •CPU for front desk (for signing...
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Enter the dragon

Siblings love the dragon ride at the carnival for the Kids set up at the Wake Forest Home Depot parking lot. The fun continues through the weekend.

Trentini dinner April 12

WAKE FOREST — The 34th annual Trentini Foundation scholarship banquet is scheduled April 12 at 6 p.m. at The Forks Cafeteria in downtown Wake Forest. On tap to speak at the event is Wake Forest High standout basketball player, Graham Bunn. After graduating in 1997, Bunn played...