Wake Forest Police Reports – Aug. 28, 2014

Reported July 28-Aug. 3 Arrests •Javon Kaywane Green, 41, 128 Edward Lane, Louisburg, was arrested at the Wake Forest Walmart and charged with larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $27,000 bail. Aug. 24, 6:56 p.m. •Debbie...

Drive safely this holiday weekend

RALEIGH — The N.C. Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, 34.7 million people are expected travel during the Labor Day period. More than 6.3 million people from the South Atlantic states (Delaware, Florida,...

Artists’ tour triples in size

Explosion in artists, venues for Sept. 6-7 art walk. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Normally, when announcing their annual Tour of Artists, the Wake Forest Guild of Artists sends out a press release. This year, they sent five. They may have run out of page space, writing about all...

Catch a free movie downtown

WAKE FOREST — First Friday Flix returns to the Renaissance Centre Sept. 5, with a screening of Madagascar, featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cochen. The PG-rated, 2012 3D animated comedy starts at 7 p.m., and...

RST to resume work

River crossing permit clears hurdle; fiber-optic company customers could be online within a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The company that promised super-speed fiber optic Internet to the community has been waiting for months on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a...

Four-car crack-up

A tow truck operator hauls away a Ford following a multi-vehicle collision Tuesday on Rogers Road near Real McCoy’s. Wake Forest police say drivers of three vehicles were in the left lane waiting to turn at 3:15 p.m. when the Ford was struck from behind by a Nissan, smashing it...

Tar River festival Sept. 13

LOUISBURG — The 25th annual Tar River Festival takes place Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park. Arts, crafts and food vendors, along with businesses, organizations and nonprofit groups are encouraged to take part in the daylong festival, which...

Small farms to get help through new fund

Louisburg native puts together feast with renowned chefs to highlight challenges for small farmers. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — There’s no questioning two trends in agriculture in North Carolina: More people are looking for back-to-earth, fresh-off-a-small-farm meats and...

Publix seeking Heritage site

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s second grocery store may very well be a Publix. Wake Forest Senior Planner Charlie Yokley has confirmed that the developers of a shopping center planned for the corner of Rogers and Forestville roads said a Publix supermarket would anchor the site. The...

New charter school opens

Wake Forest Academy to stress critical thinking skills. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The first day of classes for the town’s newest charter school was yesterday (Wednesday). Wake Forest Charter Academy, a K-5 elementary, with about 500 students, is located at 1851 Friendship...

N.C. Weekend features Wake Forest

RALEIGH — Downtown Wake Forest is ready for its closeup in a segment on North Carolina Weekend to air tonight (Thursday) at 9 p.m. and repeating Friday at 8:30 p.m. on UNC-TV, a North Carolina statewide PBS network. UNC-TV videographer/editor and Wake Forest resident Alan Brown...

Water sale in sight

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — In a dramatic turn around Tuesday, the Franklinton town board approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners to purchase and take over Franklinton’s water and sewer system after taking verbal heat from...

Wakefield library funded

Construction on regional library to begin soon. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — Bonds have been sold that will pay for $11 million in county libraries, including the Northeast Regional Library planned for Wakefield. Additional bonds will pay for $334 million in school needs. County...

The pet portraitist

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Anyone over 30 has probably seen the TV ad that artist and advertising executive Dick Larsen created for that candy sucker. But Larsen, who these days operates out of a studio at the...

Mayor: New school creates traffic hazard

Commissioners ban parking on access road. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It didn’t take long for a new school to run into traffic issues. Even before opening day at Endeavor Charter School yesterday (Wednesday), a new law had been enacted to address a potentially hazardous parking...

Rich Netherby: For the love of flying

LOCAL PROFILES By Carol Taber From the time he was a young man, Wake Forest resident Richard Netherby loved to fly. He soloed in his Dad’s 1952 Cessna 170B at age 16, earning his pilot’s license before getting his driver’s license. Charlotte, Rich’s wife of 50 years, said that...

This Week In History – August 21, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wheeler’s Garage, just opened in the old fire house on Youngsville’s Main Street, is running an opening special. Owner R.B. “Red” Wheeler offers a front alignment and wheel...

See Toy Story Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Parks and Recreation presents the summer’s final free movie Saturday night, with a screening of Toy Story. Bring chairs and blankets to the Rolesville Middle School football field, 4700 Burlington Mills Road, where the movie starts at 8 p.m. Concessions...

Save the city by making a mess

A few years ago Nintendo was still revealing brand new ideas and innovations to the gaming world. One of these unique concepts was the game called de Blob. It was originally released in 2008 for the Nintendo Wii. What made this title stand out was the overall goal of the game,...

Bobby surely had that Camaro bite; birthday milestone great fun

Roving Most regular readers will remember my son, Bobby, passing away suddenly on April 16 from a heart attack at age 59. And those who knew him probably knew he loved Chevrolet Camaros. We were aware he collected small models, but not how many until we got them all out for a...

BBQ & Bands returns Sept. 13

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Chamber of Commerce hosts its Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands Fest Saturday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Redford Place Drive in downtown Rolesville. The fifth annual event features a three-category barbecue cook-off. The grills will heat up...

Bond issue promoted

Town leaders gearing up for public referendum on $25.1 million in roads, parks, greenways improvements. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town leaders convened a special briefing Monday, with the mayor, town manager, finance director, parks director, senior planner and spokesman...

WF cadets attend leadership camp

By Cadets Benjamin Kris and Jackson Matthews Sixteen cadets departed from Wake Forest High School June 15 and headed 198 miles to JCLC (Junior Cadet Leadership Course) summer camp at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va. After they arrived, the cadets were split up into two...