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Franklin Sheriff’s Office busts meth lab

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies made three arrests June 19 in connection with the discovery of a meth lab at 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg,  near Youngsville, after serving a search warrant. The homeowner, Barry Lee Wilson, 61, was charged with...
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Sam’s Club will build traffic signals

Planning Board to review permit for bulk discount store off Caveness Farms Avenue Tuesday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Talk with the traffic engineer who studied the Sam’s Club planned for 13 acres between Walmart and Caveness Farms Apartments and you’ll realize two things: 1....
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War and remembrance

David Carpenter and son, Marc, look over the just unveiled World War II exhibit at the Wake Forest Historical Museum Sunday. Marc, who just moved to Wake Forest, learned a lot about the town’s involvement in the war. More photos, here. To read more about the exhibit, see...
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Wake Forest Police nab burglary suspects

WAKE FOREST — Police arrested three local men June 18 believed to be responsible for a rash of residential break-ins in northern Wake Forest. Marvin Wyche, 17, 1634-B Burgundy Dr., Raleigh, has been charged with five counts of residential breaking and entering, five counts of...
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Harp concert will benefit the hungry

Once-destitute woman returns to area to pay it forward through music. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Jasmine Hogan first took up playing the harp, her family was penniless and had to rely on trips to Tri-Area Ministry for food and clothing. Now she’s found a way to pay it...
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Girasole’s Italian menu is finito

Restaurant being remade, renamed Farm Table, with all locally grown food. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The farm-to-table movement is coming to town, but diners don’t have to wait for a new restaurant to be built. Girasole Trattoria is reworking its interior and its menu to...
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This Week In History – June 26, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •The Wake Forest Rural Fire Department has a new, $14,400, pumper truck with exterior controls, a 750-gallon per minute flow and 500 gallon booster tank. It replaces the 1942...
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Rolesville eyes downtown property

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The board of commissioners gave the go ahead to town staff to pursue negotiations for three parcels of land at the corner of South Main and West Young streets Tuesday night. The three pieces, totaling just under an acre, lie adjacent to a 9.67-acre...
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Old tree suddenly snaps

By David Allen WAKE FOREST – Marcia Klinder’Badgley of 709 Mill Street was spending the afternoon baking in her kitchen when she heard a loud noise. “I heard a rumbling kind of rolling sound, it reminded me of earthquakes in California,” Marcia recalled. “I looked out and this...
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Big fun for small games

Before I point a finger towards gamers who don’t play lesser known titles, I have to admit I am guilty of overlooking smaller developed games. I am referring to products released through the online stores for the three major platforms: PlayStation, Wii U and Xbox. These games...

Last hurrah for an award-winning program

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Middle School’s Orchestra program held its spring recital June 10, which showcased beginning, intermediate and advanced orchestra levels. The concert, however, was clouded with the news that director LaSaundra Booth’s contract had not been...

Don’t miss Wake Forest’s 41st annual fireworks display July 3

Roving It’s just one week until the big show! Don’t miss the 41st annual Wake Forest fireworks show July 3 at Wake Forest High School. This year’s program is one of the largest fireworks shows since 1973, and is the first time Zambelli Fireworks will present the “the most...
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Young angler lands big fish

WAKE FOREST — Check out this 8-pound monster caught by Jacob Joyner yesterday (Wednesday), while using rubber worms. A sixth-grader at Zebulon Middle School, Jacob, age 12, spends a good portion of each summer fishing with his Uncle Ray, who first took him fishing when he was 5...
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Explore, expand, exploit and exterminate

Lately I have been pretty distracted by first-person shooters and ogling the release of games later this fall. Thankfully, Steam Summer sales have been pretty great and among the deals I picked up was Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. The game is a 4X real-time strategy...
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Assisted living facility focuses on dementia care

Carillon opens in Heritage next month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new assisted living facility opens July 22 in Heritage, one that has a special wing for the care of Alzheimer’s patients. The Wake Forest Carillon (pronounced care-lawn) is the assisted living facility chain’s...
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Over-the-top dispute and youthful flasher in this week’s On Patrol

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — When Franklin County Sheriff Deputy A. Andrews was dispatched to 1580 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, mid-afternoon June 15 in reference to neighbor problems, he found more than the typical squabble over a property line. According to Andrew’s report,...
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Business Briefs – June 26, 2014

Ace Hardware ranks high for service J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction Study results ranked Ace Hardware highest in customer satisfaction with home improvement retail stores. Ace has captured this ranking every year since J.D. Power began study...

Stormwater hearing Tuesday

RALEIGH — State officials will host a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed rule that would put in place stormwater management requirements for oil and gas exploration and production sites, and proposed revisions to four land-application and wastewater-reuse rules. The public...

Deadline Monday for art tour

WAKE FOREST — The date has been set for the 19th annual Tour of Artists.  Galleries in downtown Wake Forest and studios around town will be open Sept. 6 and 7, with artists in attendance to give demonstrations and talk about their work. Artists may apply to be included on the...

Franklinton police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 13-21 Arrests No arrests reported. Incidents •A driver traveling on South Main Street reportedly had his vehicle shot at with a BB gun. Damage was visible on left rear passenger door and rear hatch back door. June 20, 6:30 p.m. •An employee of Cruizers on South Main...

Good neighbor nominees sought

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) is seeking youth and adult nominations for the 5th Annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. The award recognizes residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods without seeking or receiving...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 10-20 Arrests •Barry Lee Wilson, 61, 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, manufacture of methamphetamine and two counts possession and distribution of a...

Rolesville police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 13-21 Arrests •Siddhanth Sharma, 17, 100 Poetic Walk Drive, was arrested at home and charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer. Sharma was also charged with felony possession of marijuana. He was taken to jail. Bond amount was not...

Wake Forest police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 16-22 Arrests •Gene Thomas Longmire, 41, 3648 Mack Brummitt Road, Kittrell, was arrested at 911 Durham Road and charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and driving without an operator license. He was taken to the Wake County jail. June 22, 4:47 p.m. •Antonio...