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Mayor: New school creates traffic hazard

Commissioners ban parking on access road. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It didn’t take long for a new school to run into traffic issues. Even before opening day at Endeavor Charter School yesterday (Wednesday), a new law had been enacted to address a potentially hazardous parking...

Wakefield Elementary could turn traditional

CARY — In an move that Wake County Public Schools staff say would make more efficient use of classroom space, the school board is considering a calendar change at Wakefield Elementary and three other elementary schools, plus middle school, for 2015-16 academic year. Wakefield...
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WF cadets attend leadership camp

By Cadets Benjamin Kris and Jackson Matthews Sixteen cadets departed from Wake Forest High School June 15 and headed 198 miles to JCLC (Junior Cadet Leadership Course) summer camp at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va. After they arrived, the cadets were split up into two...
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Junior deputies

Jashawn Jeffreys shows officers he’s strictly hands-off during a personal inspection of a police cruiser at the Wake Forest Police Department’s National Night Out event at Taylor Street Park Tuesday. The Night Out is designed to familiarize residents with their local officers....
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Heroux attends Boys State

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy senior Alec Heroux, 17, was selected to attend the American Legion-sponsored Boys State at Catawba College in Salisbury. Boys State participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The objective training centers...
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Teen’s loss resonates

Wakefield Wolverine football teammates of Timothy Michael Adams shared hugs all around after arriving at a memorial service for their late friend Friday at Joyner Park. “He’s always going to be in our hearts. He’s always going to be in our minds. He’s always going to be on that...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...
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WFHS student wins scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School 2014 graduate Jala Robinson was awarded  a scholarship from Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU). Jala is the daughter of Patrick and Mary Robinson of Wake Forest. She plans to use the award to study at UNC-Charlotte. The LGFCU...

Seven to join Sports Hall of Fame

CHAPEL HILL — Seven individuals have been selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. The late Jack Holley of Teachey, Ralph Holloway of Morehead City, the late Joe Miller of Wilmington, Chris Norman of Shelby, Moyer Smith of...

Access school supply lists

RALEIGH — Some area schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year: Their supply lists are posted on Teacher- Lists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory. With just one or two clicks, parents may find all of their 2014 lists and get a head start...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year.  Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active...
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Hey, check this out!

Sebastian Kavanaugh directs Rachel Mahoney to look at a large, pointy caterpillar (on the leaf) during a Wake County Extension Master Gardeners Green Thumb Camp at Flaherty Park Community Center Monday. The youths were learning about butterflies and moths, in all stages of...
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Riverside HS gathers after 50 years

LOUISBURG — Approximately 50 members of the Riverside High School class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion June 7 at the school on West River Road in Louisburg. The reunion included a tour of the building that housed the school in 1964, live entertainment and a meal. Former...

School Briefs

Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residence (utility bill,...
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Franklinton student attends leadership seminar

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School student Joshua Bass recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at N.C. State University, along with 150 other young leaders representing high schools from Eastern and Central North Carolina. Bass is the son of Jerome...
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4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...
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Student data privacy law passes

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory signed into law Senate bill 815, the Ensuring Privacy of Student Records Act July 1.,  The new law aims to ensure the privacy and security of student educational records. It also increases the transparency of student privacy concerns by requiring...
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Wake Forest student serves as page

RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School student Chandler Britt Byrd served as a page during the recent session of the North Carolina Senate. Chandler was sponsored by Senator Brent Jackson and was appointed by the Senate president pro tempore, Phil Berger.  She is the daughter of...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...

Students rewarded for As

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric recently awarded 40 $25 Visa gift cards to area students who received at least one A (or its equivalent) on their report cards through the co-op’s Give Us an A program. This program encourages academic achievement. These awards are part of a drawing...
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Wake Electric awards $22,000 in scholarships

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric has awarded 17 college scholarships totaling $22,000. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Catherine Elizabeth Keel of Franklin Academy. Additional scholarships of $1,250 were awarded. The awardees include: •Allie Kristin...

Register now for continuing education classes at VGCC

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College is offering several continuing education classes at the main campus, 200 Community College Road, starting in August. Registration may be completed online at vgcc.edu/oex. For more information, call 252-738-3300. •Certified Production...

FHS announces class reunion

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School class of 1984 is hosting a reunion for FHS 1980-89 graduates Sept. 26 and 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton. For more information, call Snowdean Jones Cannady at 919-818-0075 or e-mail snow@warrenshacklaw.com; or call Tony Harris at 919-291-4204...