Arrests made in Lowes hold-up

Suspects named in string of robberies. by David Leone RALEIGH — Authorities have arrested three men thought to be responsible for multiple robberies, including the Aug. 2 hold-up at Lowes Foods at Forestville Crossing shopping center. Two of the men are also suspects in an Aug....

Dove season opens Monday

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters that the dove hunting season opens Monday, and to be safe throughout the season for these popular game birds. Shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset for the entire season, including opening day. The 2014-15...

Courage to live the dream — a writer’s journey

Local Profiles by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest resident Stacey Cotrufo, who writes under the pen name Samantha Chase, has accomplished what many promising authors only dream of. Last August, she quit her day job and now makes her living through writing. From a young age,...

The advantages to joining a parent-teacher organization

Parental involvement plays a key role in a child’s academic and social development. Mothers and fathers who take an active interest in their children’s education and extracurricular activities may notice their children are more willing to put their best efforts forward. Research...

RWS wins award

RALEIGH — RWS Construction of Youngsville won the 2014 Best Light Commercial award at the Showcasing Triangle Achievements in Remodeling (STAR) banquet Aug. 14 in Raleigh. The STAR awards are given by the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County...

Make the morning rush to school less hectic

Weekday mornings during the school year can be hectic. Parents who must get their youngsters ready for school while preparing for their own day often find themselves rushing through the morning and wishing there was just a little more time before they had to run out the door....

Adopt a kitty at PetSmart

WAKE FOREST — Purr Partners Feline Rescue of Youngsville is holding adoption events at PetSmart in Wake Forest each weekend. Hours are Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. PetSmart is located at 11835 Retail Drive. For more information, call 919-906-8243 or see...

Scoreboard — week of Aug. 28, 2014

Here are other area scores as reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Anyone can submit scores and other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com. Heritage High School •Boys soccer, 2-1-1 overall: Wins against Rolesville, 8-0, and Knightdale, 10-1;...

Catch a free movie downtown

WAKE FOREST — First Friday Flix returns to the Renaissance Centre Sept. 5, with a screening of Madagascar, featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cochen. The PG-rated, 2012 3D animated comedy starts at 7 p.m., and...

Dirty Dogs Extravaganza Sept. 27

WAKE FOREST — The annual Dirty Dogs Extravaganza is scheduled Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St. Dirty Dogs Spa, Trail Dog Outfitters and other pet-related businesses and nonprofit rescue groups will join together to share their information with the public....

Wake Forest unplugs Sept. 7

WAKE FOREST — The Cajun-flavored blues band Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos will headline the fifth annual Wake Forest Unplugged … Get Connected Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Prior to the free concert the Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board...

Quilters return to Farmers Market

WAKE FOREST — The Ladies of Valor will display some of their quilts Saturday at the Farmers Market, 150 N. White St., from 9 a.m. to noon. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win one of the quilts. The group headed up by Martha Killian gathers several times a week at...

Cougars give a good match against Wakefield team

Wakefield-6, Wake Forest-3 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School’s away match at Wakefield High was a chance for the girls to play against a bigger and more experienced team early in the season, which has given the Cougars difficulty for years. “The game against...

Learn the early signs of bullying

Children grow and develop their personalities in various ways. While many youngsters are teased or receive some good-natured ribbing at some point in their school careers, some teasing can eventually turn into bullying. The National Education Association estimates that 160,000...

Get lucky at Rotary dinner Sept. 12

WAKE FOREST — The Wakefield Rotary Club’s second annual Lucky 13 Reverse Raffle & Dinner will be held at 7:13 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at The Factory Millroom in Wake Forest. One hundred tickets will be sold for $114 each, which includes admission for two to the buffet dinner...

United Blue takes championship

The Wake Forest United Blue U14 girls’ soccer team was undefeated in four games to take the Riverside Summer Shootout in Asheville Aug. 16-17. The team defeated teams from Atlanta, Ga., and Lexington, S.C. to claim the championship. Front row from left are Eliza Poleszak, Lauren...

Fingerprint service now limited

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department offers live scan fingerprinting as a courtesy to the general public Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The live scan fingerprinting, also known as electronic fingerprinting, is performed at the police department, 225 S. Taylor St. The...

Granite Falls Gators finish strong

ROLESVILLE — The Granite Falls Gators finished the Tarheel Swimming Association (TSA) season with an overall record of 5-1 in dual meets (3-0 in their division). The Gators won the championship in their division for the third year in a row.  The season ended with the TSA...

Con artists’ tactics revealed

RALEIGH — Heartless crooks who prey on the vulnerable often keep demanding more money until their victims are tapped out or wise up. A pair of North Carolinians who pleaded guilty to multiple charges including wire fraud used this approach. The two contacted mostly elderly...

Wake sells $345 million in bonds for schools, libraries

RALEIGH — Wake County competitively bid and sold $345.24 million in fixed-rate, tax-exempt general obligation public improvement bonds (Series 2014) Aug. 19 for the Wake County Public School System building program ($334.24 million) and libraries ($11 million). The three major...

Police host golf tourney for kids

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department invites golfers to participate in the 19th annual Tournament for the Kids Oct. 6, with a shotgun start at noon. The tournament takes place at Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road. The field is limited to the first 32 paid...

Tar River festival Sept. 13

LOUISBURG — The 25th annual Tar River Festival takes place Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park. Arts, crafts and food vendors, along with businesses, organizations and nonprofit groups are encouraged to take part in the daylong festival, which...