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NC State Fair announces 2022 Farm Families of the Day

NC State Fair announces 2022 Farm Families of the Day

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RALEIGH – The N.C. State Fair is honoring farm families again this year through the Farm Family of the Day program, the fair says in a news release. The program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Co., saw great success last year, a news release says. “The State Fair’s earliest beginnings sought to elevate the understanding...

Wake Forest, Rolesville plan National Night Out events

Wake Forest, Rolesville plan National Night Out events

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WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest Police Department encourages area residents, businesses, neighborhood groups and homeowners’ associations to show their support for police-community crime prevention partnerships by participating in Wake Forest’s National Night Out on Monday, Oct. 3.  The event will take place is 5-7:30 p.m. in the Wake Forest...

Work on Heritage continues to disrupt traffic

Work on Heritage continues to disrupt traffic

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WAKE FOREST — Work on a Heritage Lake Road resurfacing project will continue to require overnight lane closures Sept. 22 and 23. ST Wooten, a private contractor working on behalf of state transportation department, will reduce to one lane — with intermittent two-way traffic— portions of Heritage Lake Road from...

Submit your stories to the 2022 NC Fiction Contest

Submit your stories to the 2022 NC Fiction Contest

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The annual N.C. State Fiction Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents, including out-of-state and international students who are enrolled at North Carolina universities. It remains one of the largest free-to-enter fiction contests in the South, a news release says. This year’s guest judge is...

Community Celebration of the Arts to offer free food & arts activities for children of all ages

Community Celebration of the Arts to offer free food & arts activities for children of all ages

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WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Public Art Commission, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and ARTS Wake Forest are inviting residents to a special Community Celebration of the Arts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Alston-Massenburg Center and Taylor Street Park, 416 N....

Wolverines open conference play with shutout win

Wolverines open conference play with shutout win

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ROLESVILLE — Wakefield’s boys soccer team kicked off NAC 6 conference play with a 2-0 shutout win at Rolesville Monday. The Wolverines went scoreless in the first half, but then kicked the ball into the back of the net twice in the second half. Head...

Cougars pummel Pride

Cougars pummel Pride

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WAKE FOREST — After a scoreless first quarter, Wake Forest poured on the points against the previously undefeated Leesville Road to win 49-7 at home Friday. It was a tough defensive match-up at first, with neither teams scoring a point in the entire first quarter....

Huskies stay unbeaten after record-breaking shootout with Spartans

Huskies stay unbeaten after record-breaking shootout with Spartans

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WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s football team improved to 4-0 this season after a 62-35 victory over the previously undefeated Sanderson Spartans at home Friday. The Huskies went back and forth with Sanderson all night with the scoring. However, Heritage scored 14 unanswered points to end...

Heritage volleyball continues hot streak

Heritage volleyball continues hot streak

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WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s volleyball team opened NAC 6 conference play with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-22) victory over Wakefield at home Monday. The Huskies have won five straight matches, including four 3-0 sweeps during that streak. Head coach Jessica Furlough said the most recent...

Wake Forest retires Dexter Lawrence’s number

Wake Forest retires Dexter Lawrence’s number

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WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s football team retired its first jersey number in school history Friday when it honored Dexter Lawrence’s high school jersey number 71. The Cougars held a jersey retirement ceremony at the center of the football field during the halftime break of...

Cougars vanquish Vikings to stay undefeated

Cougars vanquish Vikings to stay undefeated

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WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s football team kept Hoggard at bay to win its third straight home game of the season 17-7 Friday. The Cougars took a 17-0 lead through the first three quarters and then hung on defensivley from there. Hoggard scored a three-yard...

Is the social safety net a springboard or a cushion?

Is the social safety net a springboard or a cushion?

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There are few public issues that create more debate than the “social safety net.” By social safety net, I mean the set of government policies, programs and regulations that provide...

Information warfare review should include domestic side

Information warfare review should include domestic side

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The U.S. Department of Defense has ordered “a sweeping audit of how it conducts clandestine information warfare,” The Washington Post reports.  The apparent reason for the review is an August...

Making sense of America’s chronic disease epidemic

Making sense of America’s chronic disease epidemic

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President Biden and lawmakers in both parties have prioritized slashing Americans’ out-of-pocket spending on insulin. And they recently made significant strides by including a $35-a-month co-pay cap for insulin for...

Rebecca Davis Pleasants

Rebecca Davis Pleasants

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Rebecca "Becky" Davis Pleasants, 97, of Wake Forest, NC died Thursday, September 15, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Nellie...

Julia Woodard Merritt

Julia Woodard Merritt

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Julia Woodard Merritt, 66, of Wake Forest passed away on Monday August 29, 2022. She was born in New Hanover County daughter of the late Hattie Mae Fields Woodard and...

Douglas Hart Smith

Douglas Hart Smith

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Douglas Hart Smith was born July 2, 1931 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Willard Hart Smith and Edna Raymond Smith. He grew up in Milan, Michigan where...