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Area schools impacted by new Wake County Enrollment Plan

Area schools impacted by new Wake County Enrollment Plan

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WAKE FOREST — The Wake County Public School System will reassign some students to new schools to help with crowding in some areas and make use of available space in others. The changes, which will affect area schools, will take effect in 2023-24 school year. Schools sending students to other...

Charitable giving trends upward this year, yet donations always needed

Charitable giving trends upward this year, yet donations always needed

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WAKE FOREST — As the holidays draw near, giving is on is on the minds of many, especially as families struggle with the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation. Charitable giving in North Carolina is on the rise, according to the N.C. Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation Licensing...

Cooper pardons turkeys to life of leisure in Spring Hope

Cooper pardons turkeys to life of leisure in Spring Hope

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper pardoned turkeys Biscuit and Tater on Tuesday in an annual Thanksgiving week ceremony held outside the Executive Mansion. The 50-pound toms from Warren Farms in Clinton were spared from diners’ plates and retired to Horsin’ Around Inc., an equestrian business outside Spring Hope that provides...

Wake Forest cares holiday donation drive underway

Wake Forest cares holiday donation drive underway

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WAKE FOREST — The 2022 Wake Forest Cares Holiday Donation Drive is underway, a news release says. As part of this year’s effort, area residents and businesses can contribute online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-cares to one or more of the following initiatives: Helping Others by Providing Electricity (HOPE)Northern Community Food Security TeamShop with a...

Audits confirm election counts; final certification set next week

Audits confirm election counts; final certification set next week

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RALEIGH — With post-election processes — including required audits — nearly complete, the N.C. State Board of Elections will meet Tuesday, Nov. 29, to certify final results for the 2022 general election. Each of the 100 bi-partisan county boards of elections certified election results at the county level, a news...

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...

Patriots advance on shutout win

Patriots advance on shutout win

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WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s boys soccer team shut down Raleigh Charter 3-0 Monday to move on to the fourth round of the 2A state playoffs.  The match was played at North Raleigh Christian Academy because Franklin Academy’s soccer field does not have lights and...

Cougars blow out Tigers in the playoffs

Cougars blow out Tigers in the playoffs

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WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s football team had no problem taking care of Chapel Hill in the team’s 42-8 victory at home Friday in the first round of the 4A state playoffs. The Cougars scored touchdowns at will, while also holding the Tigers off on...

Protect vulnerable relatives from viruses this holiday season

Protect vulnerable relatives from viruses this holiday season

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The holiday season is a time for gathering, celebrating, relaxing and enjoying the company of loved ones. However, we are also in viral respiratory season with current surges of both...

New House speaker should follow ‘Hartmann’s law’

New House speaker should follow ‘Hartmann’s law’

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Just when you thought that politics — and those who participate in it — couldn’t sink any lower, along comes Kevin McCarthy, the man who wants to be the next...

Gas tax hike is a nonstarter

Gas tax hike is a nonstarter

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As North Carolina keeps growing, so will the need for our governments to ensure the adequate provision of an essential service: mobility. As they tackle the problem, policymakers need 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...

Barbara Carter Pearce

Barbara Carter Pearce

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Barbara C. Pearce slipped into the arms of her waiting Savior on November 2, at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, MS after a brief illness. Born in rural Wake County,...

Alex Alexander

Alex Alexander

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YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. — Alex Alexander, age 93, died Friday, November 18, 2022. Service arrangements are entrusted to BRIGHT FUNERAL HOME/WAKE FOREST.