Town advisory boards’ openings

WAKE FOREST — The town has vacancies on three advisory boards, the planning board, the cemetery advisory board and the recreation advisory board. Wake Forest residents and the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) may apply for one of the two openings on the cemetery advisory board...

Bear spotted near downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH — Residents and law enforcement reported seeing a bear in the Five Points area of Raleigh early this morning. The bear, which appeared to be on the move, was spotted just after midnight in the 2100 block of Carroll Drive. Residents are asked to be alert to the possibility...

Traffic alert for Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest issued an alert this afternoon that Sunday, June 8, from approximately 6-7 a.m., the traffic control devices in the vicinity of the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (NC 98) and Capital Boulevard (US 1) intersection will not be operational. According...

Makeup of WFFD questioned

Commissioner Margaret Stinnett wants town to appoint nonprofit’s board. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Should the town have more say in how the fire department works? That seemed to be Commissioner Margaret Stinnet’s contention Tuesday during a mention of the town’s budget draf...

New neighborhood clears hurdle

Planning Board signs off on community in northeast Wake Forest. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new subdivision plan with a large amount of open space, including pond, creeks and parks, cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, with the 4-3 recommendation by the town planning board to...

On Patrol: Suspicious fire, drug arrests and accidental cop shooting mean busy week for local law

Sex offender found WAKE FOREST — A sex offender with a record a mile long was arrested May 28 for failure to register as a sex offender, another sex offender residence violation, as well as assaulting a handicapped person and assault on a female. William Richard Mims, 45, 225...

Concert of Hope and Healing Sunday

Commissioned piece honors local woman killed in wreck. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Dr. Jeanine Skinner’s sister Sandra Hewitt died in a car crash a year and a half ago. The suddenness of it has left a gulf in the hearts of people who knew and loved her. This Sunday at 3 p.m.,...

Arrests made in forcible rape incident

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests Saturday, including one for a Wake Forest man, in connection with a kidnapping and rape that was reported early that morning. Taken into custody and charged with first degree forcible rape and first degree...

Gluten Free now at new market

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville residents Adam and Sarah Stokes are thrilled the new farmers market is up and running. They’ve been operating Gluten Free with Sarah B bakery for some time, selling their yummy treats in Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Apex among other places. Now, they can...

Franklinton students learn valuable business skills

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — A new kind of honors class has been making waves at Franklionton High School since 2012 A Virtual Enterprise (VE) class, led by Lisa Davis, teaches students valuable skills through a virtual world of business. The company, Axis Enterprise, allows...

All hail El Presidente!

Have you ever wondered what you would do if given complete power over an island nation? Well, the creators behind Tropica 5 sure thought about it, and boy is it insane. The publishers of the Tropica series, Kalypso Media, have created an environment that encourages dirty...

Business Briefs – June 5, 2014

Bill Leslie, Lorica to perform Sunday WRAL-TV news anchor Bill Leslie and the Celtic-fusion ensemble, Lorica, present an afternoon of original Appalachian Celtic music and storytelling at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Sunday at 3 p.m. The Renaissance Centre is located at 405...

ROUSs to invade Rolesville Saturday

ROLESVILLE — If you don’t know what a ROUS is, then you likely haven’t seen the classically quotable Princess Bride and also don’t know who Buttercup and Prince Humperdinck are. But you are in luck as the the town of Rolesville is set to host its second outdoor film showing...

Rolesville reaches for fiber, too

ROLESVILLE — Fiber-optic lines are being installed in Wake Forest, and Rolesville is hoping to benefit from the close proximity. In an e-mail letter to residents this week, Brian Hicks, Rolesville’s town manager, asked residents to show their interest in having such a project...

Sunday’s sermon on togetherness brings back great memories

Roving I was intrigued by Wake Forest United Methodist Church pastor Donald Warren’s sermon Sunday morning titled “Together,” and I want to pass some of it along for you to enjoy. “When you look at your life and where you are right now, are there some things that you miss?”...

Something fun and amazing

In the gaming world, we are guaranteed to see a Spider-Man game every year. If it is not directly connected to a movie, then the video game will have its own unique story based on the comic book series or a cartoon about Spider-Man. Recently the Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released...

Franklinton police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Timothy Person, aka Tiny Tim, 53, anywhere Franklinton, was arrested in the parking lot of Food Lion in Franklinton and charged with trespassing. May 26, 7:43 p.m. •Benjamin William Ivey, 30, 75 Applegate Drive, was arrested at home and charged with trespassing and drug...

Wake Forest police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Alex Michael Morris, 22, 3132 Gross Ave., was arrested at 214 Hinton Oakes Blvd., Knightdale and charged with failure to appear. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. June 1, 10:49 p.m. •Pretina Ann Jackson, 44, 223 N. Allen Road, No. 175, was...

Wake crime – June 5th, 2014

Reported May 24-30. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Michael Anthony Tetreault, 51, 2209 Karns Place, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer S.J. Hellman at his residence and charged with assault on a female. May 28, 4 a....

Charity golf scramble tees off June 14

LOUISBURG — Cypress Creek Civitan Club hosts its annual Golf Scramble June 14 at the River Golf Course in Louisburg to benefit Special Olympics, Miracle League and other community projects. Four-person teams have until June 9 to register, with an entry fee of $65 per person or...

Juneteenth document touring state

RALEIGH — A handful of documents changed the character of the United States. The 13th Amendment, formally ending legal slavery in this country, is one of them. As part of the approaching observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, there will be a tour of Nor...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Terry Durand Tharrington, 52, 178 Alert Road, Louisburg, was arrested at 96 Crowder Road, Castalia, and charged with resisting a public officer, pursuant to a breaking and entering in progress call. June 2, 7:22 p.m. •Cephus Edward Dunston Jr., 66, 74 Happy Valley Trails...

Visit Bentonville battlefield June 14

FOUR OAKS — Discover camp life and the role of the Civil War enlisted man in battle at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historians in period dress demonstrate how Union and Confederate soldiers made meals,...

Raise it up and sing

RALEIGH — Celebrate Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of the Star Spangled Banner, Saturday, June 14, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, as Americans across the country “Raise It Up!” Led by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American...