Wake Forest police reports – June 19, 2014

•An iPad was reported found at 10399 Ligon Mill Road. June 14, 2:49 p.m. •Walmart in Wake Forest reported the theft of assorted clothing. June 14, 10:16 a.m. •Damage to personal property was reported at 4414 Hillsgrove Road. June 14, 12:03 p.m. •A chainsaw was reported stolen at...

Library News – June 19, 2014

The focus is on kids in June at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave. Most programs are free. Call for information and to register, if indicated. For more information, see wakegov.com/libraries. •K-5th Adventures. Read, create, discover and explore through books,...

Franklin County Community Foundation awards grants

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Community Foundation board of advisors announces the 2014 awards from its community grant-making fund. The nonprofit recipients include Make a Wish Foundation, $250 for wish-granting in Franklin County; Prevent Blindness, $500 for their Star...

Nominate a good neighbor now

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) is seeking youth and adult nominations for the 5th Annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. The award recognizes residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods without seeking or receiving...

Senior center hosts resource fair June 26

WAKE FOREST — Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., hosts a resource fair June 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Businesses will be on hand to talk about the services and products they provide to seniors and the community, and door prizes will be awarded. The event is also a...

Pancake fundraiser in Rolesville Tuesday

ROLESVILLE — A pancake and sausage supper fundraiser has been organized by the Rolesville Masonic Lodge to help pay medical expenses for Darlene Stoker, the wife of former police chief Tim Stoker. The event takes place Tuesday at the lodge, 207 Pulley St., Rolesville. Pancakes...

Cox completes training

TEXAS — Air Force Airman Whitley A. Cox graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical...

Freedom run Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The 2014 Freedom Run 5K, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187, is scheduled Saturday at 8 a.m., starting and ending at 225 E. Holding Ave. The run celebrates and supports veterans and active-duty military with the theme, Honoring Our World War II...

Fireworks and fun in Franklinton

  FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s Stand Up for America celebration takes place Thursday, July 3, at Franklinton Middle School, 224 Ram’s Way. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the first of three bands starts to play at 6 p.m., leading up to the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m....

Wake Forest police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Daryl Russell, 26, 271 S. Beckford Drive, Apt. H43, Henderson, was arrested at 13686 Capital Blvd., and charged with larceny, possession of heroin, an order for arrest and resist, delay or obstruct an officer. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $9,500 bond....

Rolesville police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Tyler Joseph Somma, 19, 1704-B S. Main St., Wake Forest, was arrested at 200 S. Main St., and charged with failure to appear and underage consumption of alcohol. June 13, 5 p.m. •Michael Scott Foster, 18, 1725 Graham Ave., Henderson, was arrested at 200 S. Main St.  and...

Wake Forest police citations – June 19, 2014

Reported May 30-June 5, 2014 •Gloria Jean Wiggins, 51, 11021 Sandaway Lane, speeding. May 30, 9:28 p.m. •Amy Sarah Kidd, 22, 481 Winston St., Franklinton, larceny, misdemeanor child abuse. May 30, 1:32 p.m. •Courtney Michelle Buchanan, 24, 165 Timberline Drive, Franklinton,...

Wake crime – June 19, 2014

Reported May 31-June 6. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Jade Lynda Hesson, 31, 14429 Hamletteville St., Raleigh, in Wakefield, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer D.M. Seaman at 11030 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh, in Falls, and charged with...

Franklin County police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Alfonso Bernard Johnson, 41, 1992 Ronald Tharrington Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with assault on a female and resisting a public officer. The arresting deputy, J. Maloney, reported that Johnson refused to comply with directions after repeated...

Wondering what the future holds

How much is too much? This is something that has been bothering me for a while, but it has come to a head lately after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). More game designers are boasting that they have the best graphics, longer stories, bigger worlds and generally more to...

When the dust settles

Last week, many gamers had the honor of watching the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2014 live from their computer screens. As one of those people, I have to say I was jumping up and down from all of the excitement. Since some time has passed, I decided to look back over the...

Business Briefs – June 19, 2014

Agencies earn Premier designation Wake Forest Allstate agencies headed up by Thomas Walters and Amy Brewer have been designated Allstate Premier Agencies for 2014. The designation is awarded to the pair for their outstanding business performance and commitment to putting...

Motor fuel tax to stay same, for now

RALEIGH — The North Carolina motor fuels tax for gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels will remain at 37.5 cents per gallon for the period from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, Department of Revenue Secretary Lyons Gray announced Monday. The tax rate is computed using a flat rate...

Flaherty tennis courts open after rehab

WAKE FOREST — The tennis courts at Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St., are open again after a week’s worth of repair work was done. The work included cleaning, removal of grass and weeds, crack sealing, application of acrylic resurfacer and finish coat and refurbishing of the net...

DOT gives update on Rolesville bypass work

ROLESVILLE — The 401 bypass continues to move toward completion and there are more updates from the contractors performing the work. N.C. Department of Transportation Engineer David Moore sent the following updates this week: •Traffic has been switched onto the newly re-aligned...

Flag Day volunteer of the year chosen

WAKE FOREST — David Robinson, a counsel at Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh was named the 2014 Flag Day volunteer of the year by the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES. In recognition of the honor, he was presented the Flag Patch Plaque – so-called because it contains a...

Wake Meals on Wheels turn 40

By Anna Bolton WAKE FOREST — Meals on Wheels of Wake County celebrated its 40th anniversary by hosting a party at the Northern Wake Senior Center June 11. The Carolina Steppers dance group with music from Ronald F. Williams entertained partygoers and volunteers and members were...

Bacteria closes Falls Lake beaches

RALEIGH — Three recreational swimming areas at Falls Lake have been closed after routine tests found high levels of E. coli in the water, according to Wake County environmental officials Wednesday. The affected beaches are Sandling, Beaverdam and Holly Point. The lake is not...