Old school games on the go

Sometimes when I look at portable video games like the PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo DS series, I can’t help but reminisce about the original handheld systems back in the ‘90’s. My first handheld game console was the Nintendo Game Boy, which was a Christmas present from my...

Garden dedication July 10

LOUISBURG — After three years searching for the right location and a volunteer base, The United Way of Franklin County is set to dedicate its Feeding Franklin garden July 10. Located at the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, 285 T Kemp Road, the garden will help support Feeding...

Library offers storytimes

Bring little ones to the Wake Forest Com-munity Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., for storytime during the month of July. For more information, call 919-554-8498. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. •See Spot Read — July 18,...

GOP clubs host picnic July 12

WAKE COUNTY — Area Republican clubs are sponsoring a Red, White and BBQ picnic Saturday, July 12, at 6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet elected officials, candidates and other Republicans at the event, which takes place at Cozart’s Farm, 3524 Mark’s Creek Road in...

Take part in wild turkey survey

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public assistance in reporting observations of wild turkeys. From now through Aug. 31, wild turkey sightings by volunteers and Wildlife Commission staff can be recorded and entered into an online database. The...

Locate lost insurance policies

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Insurance now offers a lost life insurance and annuity inquiry service to help consumers locate benefits from life insurance policies or annuity contracts purchased in North Carolina. Individuals who believe they are beneficiaries — as well as...

Learn about $25.1 million bond referendum now

WAKE FOREST — Town residents will vote Nov. 4 on a $25.1 million bond that would help pay for projects such as new streets and sidewalks, the second phase of Joyner Park, expansion of the Northern Wake Senior Center and greenway improvements. The bond referendum calls for three...

Settlement claim forms mailed

RALEIGH — More than 3,400 North Carolinians who may be eligible for payments from Ocwen Financial Corporation and Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC as part of a national settlement should start receiving claim forms this week. North Carolina consumers who lost their home to foreclosure...

Habitat project July 26

WAKE FOREST — Habitat Wake Young Professionals are meeting July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a component build. The group will meet at Hope House, 334 N. Allen Road, and build framing components to be used as part of a partner family’s home. For more information, see...

No fireworks but plenty of Fourth fun in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — As most have already learned, the town of Rolesville is not hosting its annual fireworks show this year. A lack of funding and volunteers led to the cancellation. In lieu of the traditional events, however, the newly opened Rolesville Farmers Market, 105 W. Young...

Business Briefs – July 3, 2014

Food truck rodeo coming A Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Virgil’s Jamaica, JAM Ice Cream, Hibachi Xpress,...

Wake Forest police reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 23-30 Arrests •Shelby Kaye Carter, 50, 908-302 Sugar Gap Road, was arrested at home and charged with violating a domestic violence protection order and damage to real property in connection with a June 29 incident at a restaurant at 3309 Rogers Road. A 2012 Infinity...

Heritage Middle School gets in the spirit

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Showing off their school spirit, Heritage Middle School recently added a new fixture to their front lawn – a giant rock that can be painted with various messages or just to pump up students. Amy Poovey Light, who will be the Interim Assistant...

Wake crime – June 3, 2014

Reported June 13-18. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Larceny from a vehicle was reported in a parking area on the 1300 block of Wellwater Court, Raleigh, in Falls. June 17, 8:09 a.m. •Betty Atkins Bland, 73, 2040 Hornbeck Court, Raleigh, in...

Gang member apprehended, drug crimes halted

By Clellie Allen ZEBULON — Interagency cooperation helped the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office get a reported armed Crip gang member off the street and back into custody after he fled his Alamance County house arrest Saturday. Tyler Edward Worth, 22, was on electronically...

Rolesville police reports – June 3, 2014

Arrests •James Daniel Leonard, 26, 1858 White Level Road, Louisburg, was arrested by Rolesville Police at Purnell Road and Capital Boulevard and charged with possession of heroin, driving while impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia. June 28, 1:50 a.m. Inciden...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 19-30 Arrests •Gary Bullock, 50, 75/79 Eaves St., Lot 7, Henderson, and  Angela Denise Brown, 44, 671-A Highland Ave., Henderson, were arrested on West River Road near May Road and charged with larceny. They were taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500...

Neighborly act stops robbery

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A quick-thinking, alert neighbor saved one Heritage family the heartache of coming home and finding their belongings gone. Helen Bertelli and family were away from home when she got word her house was being broken into. “We are in the car …...

Youngsville police reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 22-30 Arrests •Timothy Bryan Hogan, 21, 320 N. Nassau St., was arrested on Winston Street June 29, 11:12 a.m. for larceny. Assistant Chief M. Thomas pulled Hogan over after checking his Franklinton vehicle license plate and finding a preexisting warrant for...

Alert neighbor foils burglary

WAKE FOREST — If Helen Bertelli is looking for  nominees for the Good Neighbor Award, she might have found them in her next-door neighbors who are credited with helping stop a burglary of Bertelli’s home . “We are in the car (away from home) and our next-door neighbors saw a guy...

Have a blast July 4th

Wake Forest, Franklin County events planned for Independence Day. By David Leone Rolesville canceled its Independence Day festivities this year, but there are plenty of other opportunities in Wake Forest, Franklinton and Louisburg for people who want to enjoy the Fourth of July...

Franklin Sheriff’s Office busts meth lab

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies made three arrests June 19 in connection with the discovery of a meth lab at 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg,  near Youngsville, after serving a search warrant. The homeowner, Barry Lee Wilson, 61, was charged with...

Sam’s Club will build traffic signals

Planning Board to review permit for bulk discount store off Caveness Farms Avenue Tuesday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Talk with the traffic engineer who studied the Sam’s Club planned for 13 acres between Walmart and Caveness Farms Apartments and you’ll realize two things: 1....

War and remembrance

David Carpenter and son, Marc, look over the just unveiled World War II exhibit at the Wake Forest Historical Museum Sunday. Marc, who just moved to Wake Forest, learned a lot about the town’s involvement in the war. More photos, here. To read more about the exhibit, see...