A hero is welcomed home

U.S. Army veteran Timothy Payne receives keys to new Hero Home. By Clellie Allen RALEIGH — A “sea of great people,” as one speaker described it, turned out to welcome a hero home June 26. As the recipient of the 10th Hero Home, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Payne had his new keys...

Independence celebrations close at hand

by Clellie Allen Readers don’t have to travel far to celebrate Independence Day. Most area towns are holding Fourth of July celebrations Friday or Saturday. Festivities include: July 3 Wake Forest — The Fireworks Display and Stadium Show takes place in Trentini Stadium at Wake...

Police bust 3 for trafficking heroin

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest police arrested three men June 24 on multiple drug charges, including the sale and distribution of heroin. Taken into custody were Kwamane Raheem Carroll, 41, 1000 Foster Road, Henderson; Michael Lewis Powell, 26, 310 County Home Road,...

Detours off again, now back on

Postponed Rolesville bypass work, detours will now begin Monday. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Residents and drivers ready to see the final work on the overdue bypass completed were prepared to face detours starting over the weekend, only to be dismayed to receive word Thursday...

Major road closes Monday

Forestville bridge out for five months. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Forestville Road bridge replacement project starts Monday. The road will be closed just south of Rogers Road and traffic rerouted for five months. The closure, which is expected to last until December, will...

Fire department graduates 10

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fire Department graduated 10 new recruits during a special ceremony Friday at Living Word Family Church. “I’m proud of every one of them,” said Fire Chief Ron Early. “Initially, when they came together back in November they were truly...

Police encourage neighborhood watch programs

WAKE FOREST — According to law enforcement officials, Neighborhood Watch (NW) can be an effective and inexpensive way to help prevent crime. Wake Forest police are inviting neighborhoods across Wake Forest to form NW groups and help enhance safety in the community. “Our officers...

Wake Forest memorial flag-raising Monday

WAKE FOREST — U.S. Marine Corps veteran John J. Queenan will be honored during the sixth Wake Forest memorial flag-raising ceremony Monday, July 6. The service, which is open to the public, is at 11 a.m. in the Centennial Plaza, in front of the Wake Forest town hall, 301 S....

Athey Products opened in ’65, expanded in ’85

This Week in History compiled by David Leone In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Athey Products Corp. has dedicated its Wake Forest plant and new headquarters, a 147,000-square-foot structure built on 40 acres...

Malone town hall answers many questions

Wake Forest representative talks budget, bills. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — N.C. Representative Chris Malone, a Wake Forest resident representing House District 35, recently hosted a town hall type meeting to chat with residents and get their feedback. About 30 people attended,...

Candidate filing begins Monday

Two Rolesville commissioners vacating seats by David Leone Candidate filing begins Monday for municipal elections. Filing begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, and ends at noon on July 17. In Wake Forest, three commissioner seats are up for re-election. Both Greg Harrington and Anne Hines...

Franklin Academy fourth in summer league tourney

Franklin Academy 34, Rocky Mount Academy 65 by Marty Simpkins ZEBULON — A 65-34 loss to Rocky Mount Academy gave the Franklin Academy boys basketball team a fourth place finish in the East Wake Academy summer league tournament June 25. Franklin Academy got out-rebounded by Rocky...

Bunn store pays fine for errors

WAKE FOREST — The Dollar General store in Bunn was one of five area stores recently fined for excessive price-scanning errors by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Standards Division The store, located at 395 Main St., paid a total of $502.50 in civil...

Highway Patrol warns drivers to slow down

Dial *HP (*47) from cell phones anywhere in state to report crashes, erratic driving, stranded motorists or other highway situation. RALEIGH — According to the American Automobile Association, it is estimated that 41.9 million people will travel during the July 4th holiday period...

Register kids for fun library programs

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Community Library is hosting several events in July. All events require registration at www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/Pages/default.aspx. Note: The library will be closed on July 4. •K-5th adventures, Tuesday, July 7, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Kids read,...

Governor offers reward in Warren Co. murder

RALEIGH — A $5,000 governor’s reward is being offered to solve the Warrenton murder of Stanley Ray Richardson. Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Richardson, 40, shot to death in the yard of his Rabbit Bottom Road residence on January 22. Richardson was a member of the...

Show honor and respect for Old Glory

Mary Kuhlman North Carolina News Service RALEIGH — U.S. flags are popping up all over North Carolina as the Fourth of July approaches, but there are some important do’s and don’ts to remember when flying Old Glory. The U.S. Flag Code, which became public law in 1942, specifies...

Wake and Franklin counties quarantined for emerald ash borer

RALEIGH — Wake and Franklin counties are the latest to come under quarantine rules restricting the movement of hardwood firewood, ash nursery stock and other ash materials after emerald ash borers were confirmed in both counties. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler signed an...

Monument for Wake Forest?

Ask us Anything! by Camryn Jamison Q: Is there a special monument for the town of Wake Forest? A: After speaking with Jennifer Smart, the assistant director for the Wake Forest Historical Museum, it was evident there is not a specific monument for the town of Wake Forest. The...

Independence day fireworks safety

WAKE FOREST — As we prepare to celebrate our country’s independence, the Wake Forest Police Department is reminding area residents that the possession or discharge of fireworks that explode, spin, fly, jump in the air or leave the ground in any way are prohibited by North...

Purple Heart tickets on sale

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available for the seventh annual Purple Heart Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m., at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner honors those wounded in battle. In addition to...

Charities benefit from car show

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Charity Car Show raised more than $9,500 for local charities this year, bringing the total for three years to $24,000. Between 3,000 and 5,000 visitors flocked to downtown Wake Forest June 19 to see 193 cars. The Wake Forest Woman’s Club received...