off

No rain date for fireworks

Tropical storm Arthur looming off Carolina coast. By David Leone A veritable monsoon dampened the Wake Forest Independence Day festivities last year, but the show still went on. Event officials say that this year, they’ll most likely do the same. “There is no rain date. Right now...
off

A hometown role model

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — First impressions are important, and Joel Schmidt strikes you immediately as a man with a sound head on his shoulders. Joel, 18, graduated from Wake Forest High last year, and has attended his first semester at East Carolina University. But what is...

Dead newborn unearthed; born healthy

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — An 8.5-pound baby girl was reportedly born at home alive and healthy sometime Sunday morning, but was found dead and buried in the back yard of a Fox Ridge Farms home that night. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to...
off

Public workshop on gas pipelines July 8

YOUNGSVILLE — PSNC will hold an informal community workshop July 8, 4-8 p.m. at Hill Ridge Farms, 703 Tarboro Road, to discuss a new natural gas transmission pipeline. In a letter to Rolesville Town Manager Bryan Hicks, PSNC Energy’s Craig Bodie wrote that the company has...
off

This Week In History – July 3, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Leaflets distributed to polling places in Franklin County criticized candidates for governor and state offices for catering to black voters. Signed, only with The Franklin...
off

Sniping is in my blood

When I look back at how I got to where I am now in regards to skill in first-person shooters, I always see a certain franchise that molded me into who I am now. I would of course be talking about Call of Duty. Now don’t get me wrong, the recent editions to the game have been sad...
off

A day for lily blooms

Wake Forest’s Bobby Baxter, below, shows off a field full of daylillies and other flowers he grows behind a friend’s house off Wait Avenue over the weekend. The perennial plants were for sale, but many came just to enjoy the flora. (For more pictures, see the photo gallery.)

Independence Day closures

All Wake and Franklin municipal and county offices, including libraries, will be closed tomorrow, (Friday) in observance of Independence Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Garbage normally picked up Friday will be picked up Saturday....
off

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...
off

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...