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The latest news and information around Wake Forest, NC. Basically, just stuff it doesn’t hurt to know.

Town Stresses Greenway Etiquette & Safety

Due to the unseasonably warm weather, greater numbers of people are using Wake Forest’s trails and greenways. The town’s greenways are for the recreation and enjoyment of all residents. As such, it is important for all users to share the trail. To help improve everyone’s experience and safety when walking, jogging or biking, the Town of Wake Forest strongly encourages ... Read More »

Same-sex couple sues DHHS over parental names on birth certificates

More on this By Matthew Burns Raleigh, N.C. — A same-sex couple from Chatham County filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against state Department of Health and Human Services officials, alleging that the agency refuses to list both of their names as parents on their children’s birth certificates. Melissa and Meredith Weiss were married in Canada in 2003 and have two ... Read More »

APNewsBreak: North Carolina abortion rules now in effect

More on this By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — New regulations governing how North Carolina’s abortion clinics operate are being quietly implemented more than two years after abortion-rights groups protested loudly against lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory for passing legislation directing rules be updated. The final rules took effect Oct. 1, two weeks after a panel that ... Read More »

Weekend best bets: Cirque Musica, Ugly Sweater party

More on this Raleigh, N.C. — It’s the last weekend before Christmas. Here are some of our picks to help you get into the holiday spirit. Holiday fun Ugly Sweater and Cookie Contest – Draft Line Brewing in Fuquay-Varina hosts this event Saturday starting at 5 p.m. There will be prizes, food trucks and live music. Flash Chorus: Holiday Sing ... Read More »

Harnett County K-9 wanders away from home

Broadway, N.C. — The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding one of its K-9 officers after it wandered away from its residence on Tuesday around 5:15 p.m., according to a Facebook post by the office. The K-9, named Taz, was last seen near the intersection of Cool Springs Road and Holly Springs Church Road in Broadway, near ... Read More »

Hartnett County K-9 wanders away from home

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding one of its K-9 officers after it wandered away from its residence on Tuesday around 5:15 p.m., according to a Facebook post by the office. The K-9, named Taz, was last seen near the intersection of Cool Springs Road and Holly Springs Church Road in Broadway, near Sanford. The K-9 is ... Read More »

Soldier returns from deployment, surprises family in Fayetteville

Cumberland County, N.C. — Captain Augustus Turner—a military lawyer who has been serving in Iraq for the past six months—returned home to surprise his family for the holidays. Turner’s son, Maximus, became an adopted member of the South View High School marching band while he was deployed overseas. “Probably two months into it he came out and started doing the ... Read More »

Fayetteville teen arrested for sex offense with child

Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville teenager was arrested Tuesday in connection to a sexual assault that occurred over the summer. Police said that the incident, which occurred in the 1100 block of Pasture Lane, involved a 9-year-old girl. Michael Van Royal Autry, 16, of the 1100 block of Pasture Lane, was charged with first degree sex offense with a child. ... Read More »

Community activist Ray Price dead at age 78

Garner, N.C. — Community activist Ray Price, of Ray Price Harley-Davidson in Garner, died in his sleep Wednesday night, according to spokesperson David Chatham. Price organized the annual Capitol City Bikefest and was instrumental in campaigns for Toys for Tots and other charities. Friends and family said that Price was involved in some type of charity ride or event nearly ... Read More »