Healthy Families Day at the Y

RALEIGH — Kerr Family YMCA hosts Healthy Families Day April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2500 Wakefield Pines Drive in Raleigh. The day will be packed with fun, free activities for both children and adults. Attendees are invited to try group fitness activities, preview YMCA summer...

Firefighters save homes

Two Wake Forest residences damaged by fire; no injuries reported. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Quick response times, good training and aggressive firefighting saved two homes from destruction last week. A small house at 315 E. Jones Ave., downtown, caught fire while the family...

Yard sale benefits Relay for Life

WAKE FOREST — Got stuff you want to get out of your attic, closet, basement, garage or spare room? The Wake Forest CenturyLink Relay for Life Team sponsors their annual community yard sale Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to noon at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd. in Wake Forest....

Scholars continue Tony Trentini’s legacy

Foundation awards $41,000 to Wake Forest seniors. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Philip Thomas Graham of Wake Forest High and Mary Katharine Valchar of Heritage High, were named the 2014 Trentini Scholars Saturday and were awarded $30,000 and $5,000, respectively. Both praised the...

Cotton Company celebrates spring

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., hosts Celebrate Spring, a ladies’ fashion show tomorrow (Friday) night starting at 6 p.m. Downtown merchants Mimosa Home & Gifts, Next Consignment Boutique, Salon One 21 and Nancy Jo Photography are partnering for the...

Business Briefs – Apr. 17, 2014

Rush tapped as VP Wake Forest resident Buddy Rush has been hired as vice president of sales in the mid-Atlantic region for eVestment. eVestment is the global leader in institutional investor data and analytics. In his new position, Rush will be responsible for helping investment...

About Palm Sunday and a tribute to a best friend

Palm Sunday is always a special time for most people including me, for as long as I can remember. But judging from attendance at churches, it makes me wonder if others share the same sentiment. This is not to say most churches didn’t have good attendance, but I am going on what I...

Smith completes basic training

WAKE FOREST —  Army Pvt. Shafon M. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Smith studied the Army’s mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. She also received instruction and...

HerbFest begins Friday

Green Thumbs rejoice at two-week-long annual plant sale. WAKE FOREST — The 15th annual HerbFest returns to Festival Park, 525 S. White St., Friday and runs through April 28. Though this Saturday features multiple music groups for entertainment and face-painting and pony rides for...

A great gaming resource to read

The dynamic duo of Local Gamers enjoy staying current with all the latest trends in gaming. We also keep up with television shows, comics and movies. Some of our readers have asked where we go to get information on all of these topics. My personal favorite is IGN, formerly known...

FBI offers $25,000 reward for fugitive information

CHARLOTTE — FBI Charlotte and FBI Atlanta are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest of two men wanted in connection with a kidnapping in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Frank Janssen was taken from his home  April 5.  The ongoing investigation...

Jewish center murder suspect once marched in Wake Forest

By David Leone, Wake Weekly Associate Editor The suspect in the murder of three people at two Jewish community centers in Kansas Sunday once led a White Patriot Party march down South White Street in Wake Forest. Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Mo., aka Frazier Glenn Cross,...
Posted On 14 Apr 2014

Rescued: FBI hostage unit recovers Janssen safely

by Clellie Allen, Editor WAKE FOREST — An “elaborate kidnapping plot” that resulted in Frank Janssen enduring “five nights in the hands of very dangerous people” is how FBI Agent John Strong characterized the disappearance of Wake Forest resident Frank Janssen in a news...

Not all insects should bug you

By William Lord N.C. Cooperative Extension LOUISBURG — One of the lesser-known benefits of many insects is that of pest control. Lady beetles, praying mantises, wasps and spiders all play a role in controlling the voracious appetites of other bugs like aphids. The larvae of lady...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

United Way breakfast huge success

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) held their community breakfast March 27 at Louisburg College. More than 350 individuals and businesses were recognized for their contributions, including Johnny Hight, who was honored with the Wayne Stallings volunteer of the...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Marilyn Mashelle West, 45, 110 Bunker Lane, Louisburg, was arrested at Trinity Church Road and Moulton Way, Louisburg and charged with driving while impaired and another traffic offense after her blood alcohol level tested to be .39. The legal limit is .08. Deputy C....
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

Franklinton police reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Ralph Daniel Derrick, 32, 7 Ramey Circle, was charged with assault, inflicting serious bodily injury after he allegedly had an altercation that left the victim with a hematoma to the head and bruising around the lower back. He was taken to jail and held on a $5,000 bond...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

Rolesville police reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Rosa Carmina Cruz-Ramirez, 20, 701 E. Club Blvd., Durham was arrested at 209 W. Young St. on a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant.  She was also charged with shoplifting and concealment of goods. McKimmey. March 9, 4:01 p.m. •Ortega Darryl Smith, 54, 5401 Stuarts...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

Wake crime – April 10, 2014

Reported March 29-April 2. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Larceny was reported at Durant Road Middle School, Raleigh, in Falls. April 3, 7 p.m. •Weapons violations were reported on the 10900 block of Magic Hollow Court, Raleigh, in Falls....
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

Former clerk investigated

Franklin DA confirms irregularities; Hunter denies all knowledge. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Allegations came to light this week that former Franklin County Clerk of Court Alice Faye Hunter, who abruptly resigned her position last year, did so after the State Bureau of...

Egg-citing!

Youngsters dash out to grab Easter eggs during Wake Forest’s egg hunt Saturday at Joyner Park. Most of the eggs were filled with treats, but golden eggs could be traded for prizes. For more area egg hunt events, see the calendar of events, or Photos at wakeweekly.com.

High-speed fiber optics in the works

Wake Forest poised to become North Carolina’s first one-gigabyte town. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — During their annual retreat two months ago, town commissioners said they’d like to entice companies to build a high-speed fiber optic Internet network here. Their dream may be...

Rolesville nixes special senior housing exceptions

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Residents once again filled the meeting room of the Rolesville town board, eager to hear how commissioners would vote on a proposal to change the unified development ordinance to create a density exemption for senior housing, among other changes....

This Week In History – Apr. 10, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Eskimo, starring Ray Mala and Lotus Long. 1944 •The senior class at Wake Forest High School will present in the school auditorium the three-act...