Call 811 before you dig

8-21 call 811 Every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without calling. By dialing 811, callers are connected to North Carolina 811, a local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of intended excavation...

Wakefield captures top scores in opening golf match

WAKE FOREST — In the first conference match of the season, Wakefield came out on top with a team score of 118 for three players. Heritage placed fifth with 136, just ahead of Wake Forest’s sixth-place 137. Wakefield also notched the top individual score with Casey Burroughs...

Cougars let victory slip through their feet

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School soccer team took an early lead against Smithfield-Selma High School Monday, but lost it in the second half before losing 1-2. The Cougars will play a charity fundraiser game Sept. 19 against Rolesville to raise money for cancer research...

Review safety plans as kids return to school

Raleigh — Attorney General Roy Cooper offers safety tips to help parents and teachers get children back to school safely and ready to learn as the traditional school year begins across North Carolina: •Ask about the school’s safety plan. The plan should include how the school...

Hunger walk set for Sept. 28

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk 2014 is set for Sunday, Sept. 28, beginning and ending at Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 South Main Street. Sign-in begins at 2:30 p.m. with step-off at 3 p.m. This year’s goals are 200 walkers and $10,000 raised through...

Cycle-a-thon Sept. 13 to help foster children

ROLESVILLE — Nonprofit organization Mercy for America’s Children will hold its second annual Cycle-a-Thon fundraiser Sept. 13 at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.  The Cycle-a-Thon will feature multiple teams each riding a stationary bike for a total...

Wake Forest Police Reports – Aug. 28, 2014

Reported July 28-Aug. 3 Arrests •Javon Kaywane Green, 41, 128 Edward Lane, Louisburg, was arrested at the Wake Forest Walmart and charged with larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $27,000 bail. Aug. 24, 6:56 p.m. •Debbie...
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New charter school opens

Wake Forest Academy to stress critical thinking skills. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The first day of classes for the town’s newest charter school was yesterday (Wednesday). Wake Forest Charter Academy, a K-5 elementary, with about 500 students, is located at 1851 Friendship...
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N.C. Weekend features Wake Forest

RALEIGH — Downtown Wake Forest is ready for its closeup in a segment on North Carolina Weekend to air tonight (Thursday) at 9 p.m. and repeating Friday at 8:30 p.m. on UNC-TV, a North Carolina statewide PBS network. UNC-TV videographer/editor and Wake Forest resident Alan Brown...
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Water sale in sight

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — In a dramatic turn around Tuesday, the Franklinton town board approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners to purchase and take over Franklinton’s water and sewer system after taking verbal heat from...
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BBQ & Bands returns Sept. 13

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Chamber of Commerce hosts its Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands Fest Saturday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Redford Place Drive in downtown Rolesville. The fifth annual event features a three-category barbecue cook-off. The grills will heat up...
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Wakefield library funded

Construction on regional library to begin soon. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — Bonds have been sold that will pay for $11 million in county libraries, including the Northeast Regional Library planned for Wakefield. Additional bonds will pay for $334 million in school needs. County...
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The pet portraitist

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Anyone over 30 has probably seen the TV ad that artist and advertising executive Dick Larsen created for that candy sucker. But Larsen, who these days operates out of a studio at the...
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Mayor: New school creates traffic hazard

Commissioners ban parking on access road. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It didn’t take long for a new school to run into traffic issues. Even before opening day at Endeavor Charter School yesterday (Wednesday), a new law had been enacted to address a potentially hazardous parking...
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Rich Netherby: For the love of flying

LOCAL PROFILES By Carol Taber From the time he was a young man, Wake Forest resident Richard Netherby loved to fly. He soloed in his Dad’s 1952 Cessna 170B at age 16, earning his pilot’s license before getting his driver’s license. Charlotte, Rich’s wife of 50 years, said that...

Bond issue promoted

Town leaders gearing up for public referendum on $25.1 million in roads, parks, greenways improvements. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town leaders convened a special briefing Monday, with the mayor, town manager, finance director, parks director, senior planner and spokesman...

Deadline for public input extended

RALEIGH — Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission have extended to Sept. 30 the deadline for public input on proposed oil and gas development rules. The deadline extension was approved to avoid confusion after Rule 15A NCAC 05H .2103, “Timing and Notice of...

Parks and Rec – August 21, 2014

Wake Forest Team registration takes place through Aug. 29 for several adult sports leagues in Wake Forest. •Co-rec kickball is scheduled to begin weeknights in mid-September through late October. The entry fee is $150 per team and participants must be 18 or older. •Flag football...

College students guard against ID theft

RALEIGH — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Eastern North Carolina offers six simple steps to protect college students from identity theft. According to a recent study by Javelin Strategy and Research, identity theft committed against people aged 18 to 24 took longest to...

NCWRC offers hunts to youths

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer facilitated permit hunts for youths 12 to 15 years old during the upcoming hunting season. Youth hunters will be selected by a random, computer-generated draw. A $5 nonrefundable administrative fee is charged for each...

State settles with electronics retail scammers

FORT BRAGG — More than 1,300 North Carolina military service members who got caught by a scheme to finance purchases of overpriced electronics will have their debts forgiven and their credit cleared, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced last month. Following a multiyear...

Taming the tongue is not a hot topic

By Burwell Stark On a recent Sunday afternoon I violated every known law of fatherhood — I went girl clothes shopping with my wife and teenage daughter. Not only that, but I suggested the idea. I’m no legal expert, but I don’t believe I was responsible for my actions prior to...

Blood donations urgently needed

DURHAM — The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, even as thousands of people answered the urgent call to donate last month. While overall donations increased last month, donations in the local Carolinas Blood Services Region fell...