off

This week in history – June 12, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wake County commissioners are resolved to hire a county manager. Until now, the administrative duties for running the county government have been handled by Commissioner...
off

Buddies wanted for Brooke’s Bash

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Two years ago, the community in and around Rolesville came together to raise money for Brooke Parrish a then-12-year-old with a rare liver disorder, in need of transplant. Two years later, Brooke still needs the transplant and is on the liver...

Suspect threatened officers with gun

Police sergeant fired weapon in response, injured fellow officer. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — The Raleigh Police Department has released a preliminary report of the May 29 domestic incident that led to a sergeant shooting and wounding a fellow officer. Additional charges have also...
off

Youngsville weighs $1.38 million budget tonight

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Town commissioners will take action on the proposed 2014-15 budget tonight (Thursday). Although the town has worked diligently to curb spending and boost its fund balance the last few years, it will still be a squeeze for commissioners to cover the...

Raleigh expands budget, raises taxes

Manager claims it’s time to invest in the community. By Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The city council approved the new, $754 million 2014-15 budget Monday, increasing spending 6.6 percent from the current year and raising property taxes by 2.12 cents. “Population and service demand...
off

Celebrating For Old Times Sake

June 19 marks the antique store’s five-year anniversary with a special event for the public Special to The Wake Weekly by Natalie Costantino WAKE FOREST — Creaky floors, squeaky doors, golden-age music and a white tin ceiling are among the characteristics one first notices when...
off

Rock on Friday at Art After Hours

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — The musically gifted students of guitar maestro Bob Meyer will perform a concert on the porch at the Give To Live Guitar Studio at 216 E. Jones St. Friday night at downtown Wake Forest’s Art After Hours. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with youths...
off

On Patrol: Repeat arrestees nabbed

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Daniel Edward Landry, 31, 623 Jubilee Court, was arrested at 12000 Capital Blvd. and charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver ecstasy, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver...
off

Franklinton cottons to art stroll

Special to  The Franklin Weekly by Donna Campbell Smith FRANKLINTON — More than 50 people moseyed through downtown Franklinton June 5 for Franklin County Arts Council’s first Art Stroll. The event filled parking spaces on both sides of the street. Franklinton’s mayor, Elic...

Car show stops White Street traffic Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Auto enthusiasts of all stripes don’t want to miss Saturday’s Wake Forest’s annual Charity Car Show on South White Street. Close to 200 prized and polished cars and trucks will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with proceeds from the show going to Wounded Warriors...

School Briefs – June 12, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest youth orchestra summer camps In response to the shuttering of the orchestra program at Wake Forest Middle School, a group of parents and interested community members are organinzing two camps...

The puppets return

WAKE FOREST — The Carolina Puppet Theatre returns to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. The group has been entertaining more than 20 years with fast-paced, interactive performances full of fun and mayhem. The shows are geared to...

VFW supper benefits Wounded Warriors

WAKE FOREST — The ninth annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8466 spaghetti supper and Flag Day celebration is scheduled Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Border Restaurant, 712 N. Main St. The supper commemorates the 239th birthday of the American flag. Proceeds benefit veterans...

Flapjack fundraiser Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Applebee’s hosts a flapjack fundraiser breakfast Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Proceeds from the $7 per plate event will support 60AA senior softball team Code Electric/Oakes Grading, defending 2012 SSUSA Eastern National and ISSA World champions. Applebee’s is...
off

Franklinton High big grant winners

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School was recently awarded more than $16,000 in grants by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. Since 2008, the program has awarded grants to schools on behalf of teachers who have developed specific...

Come Fourth, let’s celebrate

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fourth of July celebration is just a few weeks away. The Fireworks Spectacular is slated for Thursday, July 3, at the football stadium at Wake Forest High. Entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. with local talent, followed at 6:30 p.m. by popular beach...
off

Father’s Day Contest Winners

Both winners of the 2014 Father’s Day Wake Weekly art contest are second-grade students in Yvonne King’s class at Wake Forest Elementary. Kaitlyn Schroeder, daughter of Amber and Jim Schroeder, won for her entry honoring her dad; and Andi Holley, daughter of Andrew and Kishni...

Polling place changes for July 15 second primary

RALEIGH — The Wake County Board of Elections has transferred five polling sites to temporary locations for the second primary scheduled for Tuesday, July 15. All registered voters affected by the polling places should receive a notice through the mail. In Wake County, the only...
off

Kudos – June 12, 2014

Scholarships •Shannon Stephens of Wake Forest has received the Sue Strickland Scholarship from Wake Forest United Methodist Church and will attend Appalachian State University. •Samantha Goodwin of Wake Forest has been awarded a $1,000 Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award scholardhip...

Medication drop boxes installed

WAKE COUNTY — Medication Drop Boxes have been permanently installed at two Wake County Sheriff’s Office locations. The drop boxes are designed to securely receive prescription and over-the-counter medications that are expired or no longer needed. Liquids, needles and syringes are...
off

Haws gets win at Hickory

HICKORY — Brayton Haws, a ninth grader at Franklinton High School, got his first career Late Model Stock Car win at Hickory Motor Speedway June 7 and also became the youngest driver to win the event at just 14 years old. Haws, who is racing No. 41, was consistently trading second...