Help pets at fundraiser Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin County Humane Society’s fundraising event takes place Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Tractor Supply, 55 Gatekeeper Road in Youngsville. The day’s festivities include a yard sale, antiques and art, food vendors and more. Farm animals will be on display,...

Mitchell Mill Road hearing postponed

RALEIGH — A public hearing scheduled July 1 on the planned widening of Mitchell Mill Road has been postponed. At the request of city staff, the city council voted 6-0 Tuesday to reschedule the public hearing to a later date. A new date for the public hearing will be announced...

Pick a number between 41 and 43

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host First Friday Flix tomorrow at 7 p.m. and it’s sure to be a hit with baseball fans. Due to the terms and conditions outlined in its agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, the Renaissance Centre is not...

Crawfish Day Saturday

RALEIGH — Fresh North Carolina crawfish are on the menu Saturday at the State Farmers Market. Crawfish will be sold live for $6 per pound (5-pound minimum), or cooked with Cajun seasoning for $7 per pound (1-pound minimum). The limit per person is 25 pounds, and no pre-orders...

Franklin Arts Council plans busy summer

•FCAC Photo Guild meets Sunday, June 1st at 5 p.m. at the FCAC office/gallery, 22 Main St. Franklinton, NC. The FCAC Photography Guild is a group of area photographers, both hobbyist and professional, that enjoy meeting once a month to exchange ideas, knowledge, and inspiration...

Take farm field trip

RALEIGH — The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina A&T State University is hosting its annual Small Farms Field Day at the University Farm June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. An extensive array of research in progress will be open to the public. This year’s...

Franklin Co. recognizes Veterans

Franklin County was recognized as a N.C. Purple Heart County Monday night at the Franklin County board of commissioners meeting. More than 80 North Carolina counties have been identified as such, and the overall goal is to have all 100 counties recognized before July 4th....

Youngsville police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Tyler Shelton, 21, 1770 Cedar Creek Road, was arrested on Holden Road and charged with driving while impaired, May 30, 3:45 a.m. Shelton reported to officers that he had been traveling home on Holden Road when his right side tires went off the road and he overcorrected,...

You decide: Can gray become green in rural areas?

By John Walden Retired people are on the move, going to resorts, towns and cities where their children and grandchildren live. Or simply to locations with a lower cost of living. And they’re staying. This relocation is in sharp contrast to generations ago, when it was common to...

Hit the trails Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The town is inviting residents and nature lovers to celebrate National Trails Day Saturday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. At 9 a.m. Wake Forest will recognize nearly 200 Adopt-a-Trail and Adopt-a-Stream volunteers in the Joyner Park Performance Garden....

Don’t fall for phony credit card calls

WAKE FOREST — Consumers in North Carolina are receiving automated telephone calls saying that their credit or debit card has been canceled or deactivated. The message offers recipients a way to get their card back into service. The calls are coming from a variety of numbers....

Wining for a good cause

WAKE FOREST — Sipping a glass of wine is even more enjoyable when it’s for a worthwhile cause. Such is the case with this weekend’s Wine to Water tasting and raffle fundraiser at the Wake Forest and Raleigh locations of Wine 101 held by the North Wake Chapter of the American Wine...

Don’t fall for summer scams

WAKE FOREST — Each year as temperatures start to rise so too do the number of reported scams in our area. The Wake Forest Police Department reminds residents to be aware of door-to-door scams and suspicious persons in their neighborhoods. Town ordinance requires door-to-door...

Horseshoe Farm contract awarded

RALEIGH — The Fred Smith Company was awarded a $1,859,081 contract by the Raleigh City Council for phase one of construction of the Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, located near the intersection of Ligon Mill and Louisburg roads. Phase one development includes widening and paving...

Veteran tip hotline launched

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCVA) launched a Vet Tip Hotline Monday to help veterans and improve services at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) medical facilities located in the state. The hotline will provide a resource for veterans and...

Pattern change on Wakefield Pines Drive to improve traffic

WAKE FOREST — The Raleigh City Council Tuesday approved a change in the traffic pattern at both approaches of Wakefield Pines Drive to Falls of Neuse Road. The right-hand traffic lane in both approaches will be converted from a combination straight ahead and right-turn lane to a...

Co-rec church ball registration extended

WAKE FOREST — Co-recreational church softball league registration has been extended until June 13. Registration and team roster forms are available online at wakeforestnc.gov and at town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The entry fee is $550 per team. For more information, call Recreation...

Rolesville police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •No arrests were reported Incidents •Credit card fraud was reported at 415 S. Main St. May 28, 4:48 p.m. •Police recovered a stolen motor vehicle for another jurisdiction at 700 E. Young St. May 28, 12:08 a.m. •A fence was reported damaged at 211 Terrell Drive. May 30,...

FBI agent joins state elections board

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections announced Tuesday that Chuck Stuber will join its investigations team in June. Stuber is a 28-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as a special agent stationed in Washington, Denver and Raleigh. He played a...

Horseshoe Farm contract awarded

RALEIGH — The Fred Smith Company was awarded a $1,859,081 contract by the Raleigh City Council for phase one of construction of the Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, located near the intersection of Ligon Mill and Louisburg roads. Phase one development includes widening and paving...

Tennis court resurfacing scheduled

WAKE FOREST — The tennis courts at Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St., will be closed starting Monday for repair and resurfacing. Repairs include scraping, removal of grass and weeds, sealing cracks, resurfacing and refurbishing the net posts. Eight pickleball courts will also be...

WW II vets sought for D-Day commemoration trip

RALEIGH — Operation Omaha is seeking World War II Veterans to take to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., for the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 5 and 6. All transportation, food and lodging will be provided for the veterans and their guardians, and attendees may...
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Sketch of sexual assault suspect released

WAKE FOREST — Police have released a composite sketch of the sexual assault suspect in an attempt to identify the man responsible for the May 26 attack of a young teen along a popular nature trail. Mid-afternoon Monday, Wake Forest police responded to a call of an alleged sexual...
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Tata: Freeway a priority

Transportation chief remarks on U.S. 1’s future during annual State of Chamber. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town commissioners often joke they’ll “be dead and buried” by the time major N.C. Department of Transportation projects roll around. Not if Tony Tata has anything to say...