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Zebulon-area road to close for rail crossing work

Zebulon-area road to close for rail crossing work

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ZEBULON – Crews plan to close a section of a local road for a few days this week to replace a rail crossing, a news release says. N.C. 39 is set to be closed at the railroad crossing just south of Five County Stadium from 9 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday afternoon. The...

NCDOT schedules overnight road resurfacing along Burlington Mills Road

NCDOT schedules overnight road resurfacing along Burlington Mills Road

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WAKE FOREST  — Work on a Burlington Mills Road resurfacing project will require a series of overnight lane closures over the next two weeks beginning — Monday, Sept. 26, city officials say.  Weather permitting, ST Wooten., a private contractor working on behalf of the N.C. Department of Transportation, will reduce...

IBMA World of Bluegrass celebrates 10 years in Raleigh on Sept. 27-Oct. 1

IBMA World of Bluegrass celebrates 10 years in Raleigh on Sept. 27-Oct. 1

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RALEIGH — Don’t be surprised to see an unusual number of folks walking around with fiddle cases and banjos or guitars strapped to their backs in downtown Raleigh this week.  The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass will return beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, through Saturday, Oct. 1,  for...

Voter registration in North Carolina trends away from Democrats

Voter registration in North Carolina trends away from Democrats

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(THE CENTER SQUARE) — North Carolina voter registrations have continued a trend toward unaffiliated, Republican and smaller parties over the last year, as Democrats have slowly bled members. Data from the N.C. State Board of Elections through last week shows total Democrat registrations in North Carolina at 2,492,221, or 1,024 fewer registrations than...

Libraries celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with new programs and books

Libraries celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with new programs and books

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WAKE COUNTY — Join Wake County Public Libraries now through Oct. 15 to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with more than 6,000 new Spanish-language books and 40 special programs. “This is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans and to celebrate their cultures and contributions,” said Commissioner Maria Cervania in...

Wakefield soccer shuts down Wake Forest

Wakefield soccer shuts down Wake Forest

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RALEIGH — Wakefield’s boys soccer team posted its second shutout in a row in the 2-0 victory against Wake Forest at home Sept. 21. The Wolverines scored one goal in the first half and one in the second. The first goal was scored about seven...

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...

Agony and ecstasy in revising ‘Roadside Eateries’

Agony and ecstasy in revising ‘Roadside Eateries’

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There is agony and there is ecstasy in revising my favorite book, “North Carolina Roadside Eateries.” The book I wrote about local eateries near our state’s interstate highways was published...

Help America’s universities keep transforming the world

Help America’s universities keep transforming the world

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When I was a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology decades ago, Cambridge’s Kendall Square was a grubby, rundown warehouse district. Today, it’s known as the most innovative square...

Let’s make Medicaid expansion work

Let’s make Medicaid expansion work

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Are Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, Republican House Speaker Tim Moore and Republican Senate leader Phil Berger about to strike a deal to expand North Carolina’s Medicaid program? I don’t know....

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...