Fireworks to go on

12:30 p.m. update: Wake Fourth of July Committee Chair Rhonda Alderman confirms gates will open at 5:30 as expected. Hurricane Arthur may play havoc with coastal areas, but will not affect local plans to celebrate Independence Day. by David Leone A veritable monsoon dampened the...

Big box store advances

Resident’s objections to Sam’s Club overruled for ‘lack of evidence.’ By David Leone WAKE FOREST — David Bissette wrote out on paper his objections to a Sam’s Club planned for Caveness Farms Avenue to present at Tuesday night’s Planning Board public hearing. He left several...

Tower up in smoke?

Wake Forest High junior Ashley Bisby captured this array of workmen working to remove the 130-year-old smokestack at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary this week. Now the seminary’s old coal-fed (and later, gas powered) boilers have been replaced, the smokestack over the...

Deputy rams car to stop dangerous fugitives

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — A Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy was forced to use his vehicle to stop a pair of fugitives and prevent potential serious injury or death to innocent drivers at about noon June 20. Deontre Dwayne Bradshaw, 27, and his reported girlfriend, Brittney...

People want more from Joyner Park

Picnic tables, disc golf desired; baseball fields, not so much. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — What is it with disc golf? More than 550 people responded to a town survey asking what they’d like to see done with the last 43 acres of the 117-acre Joyner Park. And, while a sizable...