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NC treasurer talks to Wake Forest businesses about growth, health care problems

NC treasurer talks to Wake Forest businesses about growth, health care problems

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WAKE FOREST — N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell visited Wake Forest on Nov. 29 to talk about the state's growing business climate, decreasing debt and reforming health care. The Wake Forest Chamber and its Government Affairs Committee hosted the event at the Loading Dock on S. White Street. Folwell told the...

Holiday Artisan Market is Saturday in Wake Forest

Holiday Artisan Market is Saturday in Wake Forest

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WAKE FOREST — The Holiday Artisan Market is Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m,. on East Owen Avenue and in the parking lot of Fidelity Bank. Sponsored by ARTS Wake Forest and the Wake Forest Guild of Artists, 55 booths of art and handmade products will be available,...

Wendell commissioners approve planned unit development despite public reaction

Wendell commissioners approve planned unit development despite public reaction

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WENDELL — Despite many demands from the public to reconsider, the Wendell Board of Commissioners approved to annex and rezone about 257 acres for a planned development called Wendell Commerce Center, bringing residential units, commercial and industrial zones.  “The idea of this, holistically, has been to bring industry and jobs...

Newton elected N.C. Senate majority leader

Newton elected N.C. Senate majority leader

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RALEIGH — The state’s Senate Republican Caucus has voted to elect Sen. Paul Newton, R-Cabarrus, as the next majority leader. Sen. Kathy Harrington, R-Gaston, has held the post since 2021 and is retiring. “This is a great honor. I’m so appreciative of the support I have received from my colleagues...

NC elections board unanimously certifies 2022 general election

NC elections board unanimously certifies 2022 general election

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RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections on Tuesday, Nov. 29, unanimously certified the results of the 2022 general election in North Carolina. The board voted 5-0 to canvass the votes cast in all ballot items within the jurisdiction of the N.C. BOE and authenticate the count in every ballot...

Cougars drop 90 on Falcons

Cougars drop 90 on Falcons

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WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s boys basketball team opened the season on a high note with a 90-59 victory over Green Hope at home Monday. The last time the Cougars scored 90 points in a game was Feb. 9, 2021 when they beat Corinth Holders...

Lady Huskies win season opener over Capitals

Lady Huskies win season opener over Capitals

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WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls basketball team tipped off the season with a 54-45 win over Broughton at home Monday, Nov. 21. It was a back-and-forth battle throughout most of the game. The Huskies finally put things together toward the end to pull out the...

Rams quell Cougars in second half to win playoff bout

Rams quell Cougars in second half to win playoff bout

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WAKE FOREST — Rolesville’s football team scored 35 points in the second half to beat Wake Forest 42-28 on the road Friday in the third round of the 4A state playoffs. The young, but storied rivalry between the two teams concluded another chapter with the...

Rolesville upsets unbeaten Cleveland in the playoffs

Rolesville upsets unbeaten Cleveland in the playoffs

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CLAYTON — In the battle of the Rams, it was Rolesville’s football team who came out on top 28-21 at Cleveland in the second round of the 4A state playoffs Friday. The Cleveland Rams entered the game as the No. 6 seed in the east...

Wake Forest wins rematch with Leesville Road

Wake Forest wins rematch with Leesville Road

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WAKE FOREST — For the second time this season, Wake Forest’s football team scored six touchdowns against Leesville Road in the 45-21 playoff victory at home Thursday, Nov. 10. The Cougars trailed the Pride 14-7 at the end of the first quarter, but then Wake...

All-conference players named for volleyball season

All-conference players named for volleyball season

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WAKE FOREST — The NAC 6 all-conference players have been named for the 2022 volleyball season. Here are the list of players who received recognition for their success on the court. Millbrook took most of the awards with player of the year, defensive player of...

Gridlock just ain’t what it used to be

Gridlock just ain’t what it used to be

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The 2022 midterm election results “stand as an expression of overwhelming lack of confidence in the major parties,” J.D. Tuccille writes at Reason magazine, “with a resulting breather for the...

To attract top talent, look to America’s veterans

To attract top talent, look to America’s veterans

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In a time when job-seekers hold the keys to a changing workforce, employers continue to struggle to find, attract and retain top talent. Unemployment numbers are low, but job vacancies...

North Carolina remains purple

North Carolina remains purple

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A rising force in state politics, Carolina Forward — a center-left policy organization to which I am also a contributor — held a recent post-election discussion forum that yielded provocative...

Dorothy E. Harris

Dorothy E. Harris

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Dorothy Belle Evans Harris, 96, of Franklinton passed away on November 24, 2022. She was born to the late Arthur and Verna Hight Evans on March 2, 1926. In addition...

Nancy Jean Jasany

Nancy Jean Jasany

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Nancy Jean Semon Jasany, age 79, passed away peacefully at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill on November 23, 2022. Nancy was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 29, 1943 to...

Betty Christine Minshew

Betty Christine Minshew

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Betty "Christine" Pennington Minshew, age 91, a resident of Bath NC, formerly of Kerr Lake, Salter Path and Wake Forest, died November 2, 2022, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. She was...