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The dragon that almost slayed a Caribbean trip

The dragon that almost slayed a Caribbean trip

A little last-minute purchase at the North Carolina Renaissance Faire almost sank the 10th anniversary plans Becky Brainscatter had with her friends for Memorial Day weekend. 

The story, as she tells it, goes something like this: A “baby dragon” bought by her friend at the faire earlier this year was “guaranteed” not to carry the same types of diseases as other reptiles (meaning salm

‘Wake Forest’ acrostic poetry contest deadline drawing near

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‘Wake Forest’ acrostic poetry contest deadline drawing near

Storytellers Bookstore and Alphabet Soup in downtown Wake Forest are sponsoring a poetry contest to help celebrate the town’s centennial.

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Red Box just one perk of new Harris Teeter

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Red Box just one perk of new Harris Teeter

Judging by the response we’re hearing around town, the new Harris Teeter has raised the level of supermarket shopping in the area. One commenter here was impressed with the fresh-made sushi. 

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Carnival at Kohl’s for the kids

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Driving rains washed away the Wake Forest Police Department‘s earlier attempt to hold its annual fund-raising carnival. Despite a couple afternoons of rain this week, better weather is predicted for this week’s carnival. (Click “read more” for hours.) 

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Free movies return this summer

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Free movies return this summer

With traditional calendar schools about to let out for summer, that can only mean one thing: Free summer movies are right around the corner!

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Millennium Academy posts photos from Taste of Wake Forest

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Millennium Academy posts photos from Taste of Wake Forest

If you stopped by to visit the folks from Millennium Academy at Taste
of Wake Forest, you might want to check out their photos. They were
able to capture a picture of a six-foot-tall, red, furry monster.

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Downtown celebrates new sidewalks

Artist's rendering of downtown streetscape.You’ll notice big improvements on South White Street in Downtown Wake Forest.

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The sign on Capital Blvd says May 27 is the opening date for the new Harris Teeter in Wakefield next to the new Rex Wellness Center off Forest Pines Drive. A member of the Wake Forest Deals Yahoo! group believes the store will

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Who says all teenagers are a bunch of hooligans?

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Wake Forest resident Austin Shaw was recently awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. He was one of 100 people from around the country honored for their voluntarism. 

Shaw, 18, organized a 5K race to raise money for a Ugandan vocational school. He plans to continue the Steps for Schools 5K again next year.

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Should they stay or should they go?

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Many in Wake County were upset that school was in session today for
Tracks 1, 3, and 4. Memorial Day, one of the nation’s most solemn
holidays, is set aside to remember the sacrifice of service members who
died in the line of duty. It is also a time to thank veterans who
survived, and to remember the troops who are still actively serving to

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