Aqua’s automatic rate hikes appealed

RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed an appeal in an attempt to stop Cary-based utility company Aqua from raising rates without public hearings. Aqua lists diverse local communities such as Wakefield Estates and Wakefield Plantation as well as Hasentree and Willow...
off

Wakefield grad drowns in accident

WAKE FOREST — Timothy Michael Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned Saturday in the Tuckaseigee river near East LaPorte Park River Access Area about 3.5 miles outside of Cullowhee, according to news reports. “Tim was taken from us too soon in a...
off

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...
off

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...
off

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...