Wake Forest police reports – Nov. 6, 2014

Reported Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Arrests •Juan Carlos Duran, 23, 187 Vincent Hoyle Road, Lot. 24, Henderson, was arrested on the 9600 block of Capital Boulevard, and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail. Nov. 2, 8:08 a....

How frightfully delightful!

The Hoenshell family, including Jolie, right, Judah, left, and dad, Jeff, holding baby Jacey, donned their finest privateer-wear for the town of Wake Forest’s annual Spooktacular at Flaherty Park Oct. 23. See more photos here.

The ghost that got into bed…

Haunted houses, eerie occurrences related in Historic Association gathering. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Do you believe in ghosts? If you live in historic Wake Forest, it might be hard not to. There are spooky tales of appearances and apparitions involving old...

Let the good times roll!

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Laissez le bon temp rouler (let the good times roll) is the phrase that kept resounding in my mind as I talked with one of Wake Forest’s adult kickball teams, the Tequila Mockingbirds. This is the inaugural season for Wake Forest Parks a...

Teen hit crossing street dies

Police: Wake Crossroads driver had right-of-way. By David Leone Associate Editor RALEIGH — A teen hit by a car as she was crossing the Capital Boulevard at Cavalry Drive has since died of her injuries. The driver, a Wake Crossroads resident, is not at fault, according to the...

$25 million in bonds on ballot will equal about $55 million in overall projects

Joyner Park, senior center expansions on hold until funding available. By David Leone Associate Editor (Note: This article clarifies the print edition regarding the amount in bonds versus the total amount for the projects) WAKE FOREST — When voters go to the polls Tuesday, the...

Bounce into fall with Rolesville FallFest Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Nippy weather is here and so is the town of Rolesville’s Fall FunFest. Facilitated by the Parks and Recreation Department, the FunFest is a great way to get started on holiday shopping with more than 35 arts and craft vendors, according to Town Manager Brian Hicks....

Wake Forest Area Chamber expo today

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Community & Business Expo takes place today (Thursday), 3-7 p.m., at Wake Forest Charter Academy, 1851 Friendship Chapel Road. The expo is free of charge and open to the public and business community, and features...

Get a lot for a quarter!

WAKE FOREST — Almost $600 was raised for the Wake Forest Optimist Club at the monthly Quarter Frenzy held at the Mill Room in The Factory. Pictured is “Chef” Phyllis Bardes, whose business, The Traveler’s Consultant, was part of the festivities Oct. 5, where direct sales vendors...

FCAC announces art events

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council announces upcoming events in November and December. •Student Arts Council meeting — Nov. 17, 3:30-5 p.m., FCAC Headquarters, 22 S. Main St. Franklinton. Open to youths with an interest in the arts, the brainstorming and planning...

Make good use of used cooking oil

RALEIGH — Beginning Nov. 1, Raleigh residents and places of worship will be able to dispose of used cooking oil by placing it in containers on the curb. The goal of the program is to protect the environment by keeping cooking grease out of the city’s sewer system and preventing...

Battle for the Pacific in World War II

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The highway connecting to Faculty Avenue in Wake Forest has been paved through to Youngsville and is open to traffic. Raleigh’s Lassiter Construction Co. is paving the road...

Angel Tree applications accepted

WAKE FOREST — The Hope House and BJ’s Angel Tree free Christmas gift program application process is taking place. Applications will be accepted from parents with children ages newborn to 13 on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, noon-1 p.m. through...

Donate to Shop with a Cop

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s 16th annual Shop with a Cop holiday shopping spree is scheduled Dec. 18. On that day about 30 children will be paired with their police officer “partners.” The kids and their partners will then be transported by bus to Walmart,...

Wake Forest paints the town pink

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly and the Rex Hospital Foundation brought a mammogram bus to the parking lot at Over the Falls Deli last week, offering close to 30 women mammograms to test for breast cancer and raising money for the cause as well. One anonymous man in a pickup truck...

Louisburg College awarded grant

LOUISBURG — The Cannon Foundation has awarded Louisburg College a grant of $50,000 to help support renovations to the music wing of the Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex. The Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex is named in memory of a former trustee of the College and lifelong Louisburg...

Yes, Wake Forest, there is an albino deer

Wake Forest reader Joseph Staton snapped this photo of an elusive white albino deer after he spotted it in his yard on Brewer Avenue. Staton reports the deer is a 4-prong buck and was last seen fraternizing with a couple of does. Biologists estimate that only one deer in 30,000...

Walk along the Shore Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Shore Grief Center’s Walk Along the Shore is scheduled for Saturday. Registration starts at noon at Patterson Hall, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary campus, 120 Wingate St. Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for teens and free for ages 12 and under....

Lung cancer treatments discussed

RALEIGH — Rex Healthcare hosts Ask the Expert, Techniques in Lung Cancer Treatment: Surgery Vs. Radiation — What’s Best for Me? Lunch will be provided at the free event, which takes place Thursday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive,...

Wooly good fun

By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Last year’s Wake Forest citizen of the year, Edward Jones financial advisor Louis Mullinger, now has another accolade to add to his resume. This month Mullinger, a native of England, exercised his right as a member of the Ancient...

Baldwin completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Reserve Airman Cameron E. Baldwin 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...

Cink completes basic

WAKE FOREST — Army Pfc. Christopher J. Cink has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field...