Courts to decide limits of 25-year-old Map Act

State highway officials can leave property in limbo By Barry Smith for Zenger News RALEIGH — Hundreds of North Carolinians who own property in swaths of land that the N.C. Department of Transportation has staked out for highways are awaiting action in state courts. Their parcels...

Put these special events on your calendar

Activities abound for exceptional families in the weeks ahead, including the following. Ball Leagues •The Wake Forest Dream League is a baseball league designed for children with special needs ages 5-21. Registration for the 2015 season is now open. If you are interested in...

Senior Center offers driver safety class

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Senior Center will host an AARP Driver Safety Class on Monday, February 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. This class covers defensive driving techniques and the normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time associated with aging. The course also provides...

Shop holds essay contest

WAKE FOREST — The Storytellers Book Store of Wake Forest, 158 S. White St., invites youths to be a part of Black History Month by entering their writing contest. In 400 words or less, write what freedom means to you. Use your own experience, knowledge of history, or an example of...

Heritage society meets Feb. 19

LOUISBURG — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will have its regular meeting Feb. 19, at 1 pm, at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive, Louisburg (behind Bojangles). Members are encouraged to attend. New members and visitors are welcome. For additional information,...

Rolesville Middle finishes as champs

Rolesville 43 Wake Forest 36 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After the final buzzer rang for the last time this season, the Rolesville Middle school boys basketball team walked off the court as division champs. The Rams have come a long way in the past three years. The boys...

Cougars capture third straight title

Wake Forest 34, Rolesville 14 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Whether it’s high school or middle school, winning three straight conference championships is a tremendous task to achieve and the Wake Forest Middle school girls basketball team can celebrate that accomplishment. The...

Patriots get revenge on rival Raleigh Charter

Franklin Academy 52, Raleigh Charter 46 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — There was sweet victory at Franklin Academy after the boys basketball team defeated Raleigh Charter, 52-46. The Patriots lost to the Phoenix earlier this season, 54-51, but got even by winning Friday night....

Free turkey hunting seminar

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold free turkey hunting seminars on the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, March 3, 5 and 17 in anticipation of the upcoming spring turkey...

Vote for Heritage Elementary in Jan Brett contest

School Briefs - week of Feb. 12, 2015 Send any school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •Kindergarten registration began Jan 15 for the 2015-16 school year. Parents must register their child at their base school. If FPDE is your base, you can come to...

Students, school staff honored

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Schools Board of Education recognized six individuals for their achievements, including two students. Diana Potter and Kristen House, pictured at right, both students at Terrell Lane Middle School, were honored for their exemplary character. Two...

Henderson selected for U.S. Navy Band’s tour

HENDERSON — America’s Navy is coming home to Henderson, one of 32 cities in six states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour — one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs. The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus’s performance...

Hear from former Vietnam POWs Monday

RALEIGH — Three men who survived years of terror as prisoners of the North Vietnamese Communist government will share their stories during a symposium presented by N.C. Vietnam Veterans Inc. Each will speak during the pro-gram American POWs and Vietnamese Re-Education Camps on...

Rolesville construction permits for January 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during January 2015. Mechanical •Pridgen, Samuel, 705 N. Main St., $120. •American Homes 4 Rent, 516 Littleport Drive, $60. •Decoster, James, 114 Blueberry Court, $60. •Tanner, Verlinda, 929...

Wake Forest police reports

Editor’s note: Arrest, incident, citation and accident reports are an important part of the public record, keeping the public informed with public safety news. With regard to arrests and citations, individuals have only been charged at this point and are presumed innocent until...

Wake County arrests – week of Feb. 12, 2015

Reported Jan. 24-29. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Cameron Deon Harston, 16, 2420 St. Paul’s Square, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer T.E. Privette at the Wake County jail and charged with felony breaking and...

Wake Forest construction permits for January 2015

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued 122 building permits during January 2015. Blasting Permit •Carolina Drilling Inc., 8505 Ligon Mill Road, $200. •East Coast Drilling & Blasting Inc., 1400 Wait Ave., $100. Accessory structure •Standard Pacific of the...

A correction that can’t wait

Normally when we make errors in our writing (and everyone does at some point), they are corrected immediately in the next edition of the paper — usually on page 2, just under the index, so they are prominent. However, this week, we have an error to correct that should not wait...

WHS TA accused of sex offenses with student

by David Leone WAKEFIELD — A former Wakefield High teacher’s assistant was arrested today (Feb. 10) by Raleigh police and charged with three felony counts of committing a sex offense with a student. Anthony Mondale Harris, 27, 106 Bon Marche Lane, Raleigh, was arrested at 2 p.m....

Rolesville man sought in robbery

APEX — Apex police are looking for a Rolesville man they are calling “armed and dangerous” in connection with a Jan. 29 armed robbery at a Qdoba Mexican Grill at the Beaver Creek Commons shopping center. Officers have warrants out for the arrest of Jason Luis Arocho, 31, for one...

Heritage High shooter threat ‘a joke’

School issued code red after Twitter post revealed. By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — At approximately 10:44 p.m. Tuesday night, the threat was made on Twitter to the Wake County Public School System by an individual with the Twitter handle GBE Terintino on Heritage schools. The...

Love tips cap to Stanford

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The auditorium at Wake Forest High School was standing room only Friday afternoon as students, school staff, media and fans amassed to hear the answer to the burning question: Which school was going to be lucky enough to get Bryce Love’s commitment....

Town to show Cougars team love on Feb. 14

WAKE FOREST — The town is hosting a special community celebration Valentine’s Day to honor the 2014 Wake Forest High School football team. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m., right as the downtown Mardi Gras activities end. Last season the Cougars advanced to the 4AA state...

Ban smoking downtown?

Designed to attract people, gathering space now criticized for loiterers. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Can smoking be banned downtown? That’s one of the options floated during a governmental affairs committee meeting held at Wake Forest town hall Tuesday. The committee, made up...