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Now Playing – Battleship

    In a move i can only assume was because of Disney’s wild success in turning a theme park ride into a huge movie franchise, the people at Hasbro decided to make a movie about a board game you’ve probably spent many years playing with the old red and white pegs. If you were lucky and a kid […]

Book Review: In My Father’s Country by Saima Wahab

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Book Review: In My Father’s Country by Saima Wahab

Saima Wahab was born in Afghanistan but only lived there until she was six years old. By then, her father had been taken away by the KGB, so she and her family had to leave. They ended up in Pakistan, living with family, until she, her brother Khalid and her sister Najiba, in their teens, […]

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Family Movietime – Pirates Band of Misfits

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Family Movietime – Pirates Band of Misfits

Timothy J. Lavallee | Destination Wake Forest Hugh Grant lends his voice in the latest animated film from the people who brought you Wallace & Gromit. The Pirates! Band of Misfits is a story about a relatively tame and wildly unsuccessful pirate named Pirate Captain, and his crew who are equally inept. Every year the Pirate King who is dressed […]

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Heritage High School Students and Wake Electric Team Up To Monitor Electric Use

Students from Heritage High School in Wake Forest recently learned valuable life lessons about energy conservation through an AP Environmental Science project in which their local electric cooperative, Wake Electric, took on an unexpected role. Their teacher, Molly Bostic, assigned a personal home energy audit requiring students to monitor their electric usage for a 10 day-period […]

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Aquilar Stays Hot in Mudcats’ Victory

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Aquilar Stays Hot in Mudcats’ Victory

LYNCHBURG, VA – Jesus Aguilar launched a pair of home runs, and Mike Rayl tossed six scoreless innings as the Carolina Mudcats blanked the Lynchburg Hillcats 3-0 in front of 3,704 on Thursday afternoon at Calvin Falwell Field. Aguilar extends his hitting streak to five games with a 2-for-4 showing. The first baseman has four […]

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Wake Forest Library Book Sale Needs Volunteers

The Friends of the Wake Forest Community Library are having their annual fund-raising book sale, and they are in need of volunteers starting this week. The Friends are seeking volunteers to help us set up, organize, assist during the sale and pack up unsold books for return to storage. They can use help on any […]

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Lawn Watering Restrictions Lifted for Wake Forest Residents

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Lawn Watering Restrictions Lifted for Wake Forest Residents

Wake Forest residents are now free to water whenever they want. The Raleigh City Council voted on May 1 to end the lawn watering restrictions that have been in place since the 2007 drought, which saw Falls Lake – Raleigh’s main water source – dip to its lowest levels since the lake was created by […]

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Mudcats and Hillcats Split a Pair of Games

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Carolina Mudcats and Lynchburg Hillcats completed their suspended game on Tuesday evening with the Mudcats winning 5-2. The Hillcats took the originally scheduled game, played in seven innings, 5-2 at night’s end. Carolina (11-13) left the field last night with a 4-1 lead over Lynchburg (14-9) when heavy fog reduced visibility […]

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Rural Electric Youth Tour Winners Includes One From Wake Forest

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Rural Electric Youth Tour Winners Includes One From Wake Forest

High-school juniors Megan Izzo of Raleigh and Jeremy Boudah of Wake Forest have been selected by Wake Electric to attend an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June through the 2012 Rural Electric Youth Tour. Both students also won a $1,000 scholarship for college. Izzo, 16, is a student at Cardinal Gibbons High School and […]

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