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Rolesville High School dismiss early due to police activity, Code Red Lockdown

Rolesville High School dismiss early due to police activity, Code Red Lockdown

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ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School dismissed students at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday due to ongoing police activity, the Wake County School System says. The school was placed in a Code Red Lockdown because of an undisclosed security concern. Students are safe, according to the schools. Buses will take students home, and...

Wake County magnet schools earn merit awards

Wake County magnet schools earn merit awards

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RALEIGH — Magnet Schools of America has honored 44 magnet schools in the Wake County Public School System with national merit awards, including several in the eastern part of the county.. Three schools earned the top schools of excellence title, eight schools were named schools of excellence and 33 were...

Lake Myra topic of Wendell Historical Society meeting

Lake Myra topic of Wendell Historical Society meeting

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WENDELL — Lake Myra will be the topic of the Feb. 23 meeting of the Wendell Historical Society, a new release says.   Lake Myra is on Poole Road about four miles southwest of Wendell.  Efforts are being made to include the property, a 1761 land grant from the King of England,...

Rebranding Zebulon: Discussions over town brand, new logo continue

Rebranding Zebulon: Discussions over town brand, new logo continue

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ZEBULON — The Zebulon Board of Commissioners will need more time before moving forward on a new logo and branding for the town. “We are a changing community,” Town Manager Joe Moore said. “We are both growing and we are diversifying. And having a brand that’s reflective of that growing...

Petition to save Rolesville oak tree earns 400-plus signatures

Petition to save Rolesville oak tree earns 400-plus signatures

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ROLESVILLE — A petition to save a centuries-old Rolesville tree has gotten upward of 400 signatures as of Jan. 30.   “As Wake County prospers with growth, it’s essential to preserve the natural landmarks and beautiful icons that have made our home the beautiful land it is,” the petition reads. The...

Lady Red Rams sweep rival Wildcats

Lady Red Rams sweep rival Wildcats

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BUNN — Franklinton’s girls basketball team put 60 points against Bunn for the second time this season with a 62-21 victory on the road Friday. The Red Rams beat the Wildcats 60-32 Dec. 16 to complete the season sweep for the first time since 2019....

Lady Rams sweep Wolverines

Lady Rams sweep Wolverines

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RALEIGH — Rolesville’s girls basketball team firmly cemented its second place standing in the NAC 6 conference after beating Wakefield 59-54 on the road Friday. The Rams completed the season sweep over their conference opponent with a 72-29 blowout win earlier this year. This win...

Wakefield boys capture four wins in a row

Wakefield boys capture four wins in a row

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RALEIGH — Wakefield’s boys basketball team won its fourth game in a row with a 58-54 victory over Rolesville at home Friday. The Wolverines completed the season sweep after beating the Rams 53-52 earlier this year. Wakefield took advantage early on with an 18-14 lead...

Franklinton tallies fifth win in a row

Franklinton tallies fifth win in a row

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BUNN — Franklinton’s boys basketball team is having one of its best seasons in school history so far with a 76-52 win at Bunn Friday to give the Red Rams its 17th win of the year. This win marks five in a row for Franklinton....

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program guide now available

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program guide now available

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WAKE FOREST — The 2023 Spring and Summer edition of “RecConnect,” the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program guide, is now available online at bit.ly/PRCRRecConnect. Hard copies are available at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.; Joyner Park Community Center, 701...

Rams win first wrestling conference title

Rams win first wrestling conference title

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ROLESVILLE — With a 63-12 victory at Wake Forest and then a solidifying 77-6 win against Knightdale Jan. 19, Rolesville’s wrestling program won its first conference championship in school history. Under head coach Jeremy Davis, the Rams finished the regular season 17-8 and undefeated in...

Freedom is the solution, not the problem

Freedom is the solution, not the problem

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The “problem” with freedom is that other people may do things that trouble, annoy or even anger you. In a free society, you have no legitimate authority to stop them....

It’s time to cash in on sports betting in NC

It’s time to cash in on sports betting in NC

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North Carolina is missing out.  Betting on sports, not so long ago legal solely in Nevada, has proliferated to the point of becoming a cultural standard, not unlike hemp, legal...

Guns: When ‘constitutional carry’ isn’t

Guns: When ‘constitutional carry’ isn’t

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On Monday, several Florida legislators introduced House Bill 543, “Concealed Carry of Weapons and Firearms Without a License.” If passed, it would “allow” anyone — Floridian or not — who...

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...