Senior prank ends in suspension

Grassroots campaign afoot to ‘Let Them Walk’ at graduation. By David Leone BUNN — A campaign is afoot to try to get Bunn High School Principal Robin Faulkner to change her mind to not allow three seniors to attend graduation ceremonies Saturday following the egging of the gym...

This week in history – June 12, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wake County commissioners are resolved to hire a county manager. Until now, the administrative duties for running the county government have been handled by Commissioner...

Buddies wanted for Brooke’s Bash

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Two years ago, the community in and around Rolesville came together to raise money for Brooke Parrish a then-12-year-old with a rare liver disorder, in need of transplant. Two years later, Brooke still needs the transplant and is on the liver...

Suspect threatened officers with gun

Police sergeant fired weapon in response, injured fellow officer. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — The Raleigh Police Department has released a preliminary report of the May 29 domestic incident that led to a sergeant shooting and wounding a fellow officer. Additional charges have also...

Youngsville weighs $1.38 million budget tonight

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Town commissioners will take action on the proposed 2014-15 budget tonight (Thursday). Although the town has worked diligently to curb spending and boost its fund balance the last few years, it will still be a squeeze for commissioners to cover the...

Raleigh expands budget, raises taxes

Manager claims it’s time to invest in the community. By Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The city council approved the new, $754 million 2014-15 budget Monday, increasing spending 6.6 percent from the current year and raising property taxes by 2.12 cents. “Population and service demand...

Celebrating For Old Times Sake

June 19 marks the antique store’s five-year anniversary with a special event for the public Special to The Wake Weekly by Natalie Costantino WAKE FOREST — Creaky floors, squeaky doors, golden-age music and a white tin ceiling are among the characteristics one first notices when...

What you should take from E3 this year

How do I start? There are too many words and emotions raging inside me after watching all of E3’s first day. Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony have all come out and wowed me, and some more than others. Choosing just a single game from the All-Star Lineup that was talked about is...

Gamers: Electronic Expo Expectations

Hardcore gamers like me and my friend on the opposite side of this article are staying on top of a special event taking place this week. It is known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 for short. Every year, entertainment companies showcase their upcoming works and debut...

Rock on Friday at Art After Hours

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — The musically gifted students of guitar maestro Bob Meyer will perform a concert on the porch at the Give To Live Guitar Studio at 216 E. Jones St. Friday night at downtown Wake Forest’s Art After Hours. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with youths...

Repeat arrestees nabbed

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Daniel Edward Landry, 31, 623 Jubilee Court, was arrested at 12000 Capital Blvd. and charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver ecstasy, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver...

Franklinton cottons to art stroll

Special to  The Franklin Weekly by Donna Campbell Smith FRANKLINTON — More than 50 people moseyed through downtown Franklinton June 5 for Franklin County Arts Council’s first Art Stroll. The event filled parking spaces on both sides of the street. Franklinton’s mayor, Elic...

Car show stops White Street traffic Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Auto enthusiasts of all stripes don’t want to miss Saturday’s Wake Forest’s annual Charity Car Show on South White Street. Close to 200 prized and polished cars and trucks will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with proceeds from the show going to Wounded Warriors...

The puppets return

WAKE FOREST — The Carolina Puppet Theatre returns to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. The group has been entertaining more than 20 years with fast-paced, interactive performances full of fun and mayhem. The shows are geared to...

VFW supper benefits Wounded Warriors

WAKE FOREST — The ninth annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8466 spaghetti supper and Flag Day celebration is scheduled Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Border Restaurant, 712 N. Main St. The supper commemorates the 239th birthday of the American flag. Proceeds benefit veterans...

Flapjack fundraiser Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Applebee’s hosts a flapjack fundraiser breakfast Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Proceeds from the $7 per plate event will support 60AA senior softball team Code Electric/Oakes Grading, defending 2012 SSUSA Eastern National and ISSA World champions. Applebee’s is...

Big WF car show, Father’s Day make for an exciting weekend

This weekend should be an outstanding one. First, Saturday is Flag Day, giving us a chance to show our patriotism for this great country by proudly flying the American flag in our front yards. Saturday, there’s the big second annual Wake Forest Charity Car Show presented by Wake...

Come Fourth, let’s celebrate

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fourth of July celebration is just a few weeks away. The Fireworks Spectacular is slated for Thursday, July 3, at the football stadium at Wake Forest High. Entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. with local talent, followed at 6:30 p.m. by popular beach...

Polling place changes for July 15 second primary

RALEIGH — The Wake County Board of Elections has transferred five polling sites to temporary locations for the second primary scheduled for Tuesday, July 15. All registered voters affected by the polling places should receive a notice through the mail. In Wake County, the only...

Wake Forest Library announces June happenings

The focus is on kids of all ages 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...

Medication drop boxes installed

WAKE COUNTY — Medication Drop Boxes have been permanently installed at two Wake County Sheriff’s Office locations. The drop boxes are designed to securely receive prescription and over-the-counter medications that are expired or no longer needed. Liquids, needles and syringes are...

Business Briefs – June 12, 2014

Food truck rodeo Lennar Homes hosts a food truck rodeo Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Austin Creek neighborhood, 300 Austin View, in Wake Forest. Trucks scheduled to attend are The Parlour, Deli-icious, Barone Meatball Company, Carolina Brewing Ambrewlance and Dump Pho King...

Swim free at Holding pool Saturday

WAKE FOREST — To celebrate its grand reopening, admission is free from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday at the newly renovated, 50-meter Holding Park pool in downtown Wake Forest. The event at 133 W. Owen Ave. includes tours of the renovated facility, music and free hot dogs while...

Police dept. offers Camp C.A.R.E.

ROLESVILLE — A free summer camp for kids ages 9-12 is scheduled July 28-Aug. 1 at Rolesville High School. Camp C.A.R.E. (Choices Accountability Respect Excellence), sponsored by the Rolesville Police Department in partnership with the town’s parks and recreation department, will...