Rolesville construction permits for January 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during January 2015. Mechanical •Pridgen, Samuel, 705 N. Main St., $120. •American Homes 4 Rent, 516 Littleport Drive, $60. •Decoster, James, 114 Blueberry Court, $60. •Tanner, Verlinda, 929...

Wake Forest police reports

Editor’s note: Arrest, incident, citation and accident reports are an important part of the public record, keeping the public informed with public safety news. With regard to arrests and citations, individuals have only been charged at this point and are presumed innocent until...

Wake County arrests – week of Feb. 12, 2015

Reported Jan. 24-29. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Cameron Deon Harston, 16, 2420 St. Paul’s Square, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer T.E. Privette at the Wake County jail and charged with felony breaking and...

Wake Forest construction permits for January 2015

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued 122 building permits during January 2015. Blasting Permit •Carolina Drilling Inc., 8505 Ligon Mill Road, $200. •East Coast Drilling & Blasting Inc., 1400 Wait Ave., $100. Accessory structure •Standard Pacific of the...
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A correction that can’t wait

Normally when we make errors in our writing (and everyone does at some point), they are corrected immediately in the next edition of the paper — usually on page 2, just under the index, so they are prominent. However, this week, we have an error to correct that should not wait...
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WHS TA accused of sex offenses with student

by David Leone WAKEFIELD — A former Wakefield High teacher’s assistant was arrested today (Feb. 10) by Raleigh police and charged with three felony counts of committing a sex offense with a student. Anthony Mondale Harris, 27, 106 Bon Marche Lane, Raleigh, was arrested at 2 p.m....
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Rolesville man sought in robbery

APEX — Apex police are looking for a Rolesville man they are calling “armed and dangerous” in connection with a Jan. 29 armed robbery at a Qdoba Mexican Grill at the Beaver Creek Commons shopping center. Officers have warrants out for the arrest of Jason Luis Arocho, 31, for one...
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Heritage High shooter threat ‘a joke’

School issued code red after Twitter post revealed. By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — At approximately 10:44 p.m. Tuesday night, the threat was made on Twitter to the Wake County Public School System by an individual with the Twitter handle GBE Terintino on Heritage schools. The...
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Love tips cap to Stanford

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The auditorium at Wake Forest High School was standing room only Friday afternoon as students, school staff, media and fans amassed to hear the answer to the burning question: Which school was going to be lucky enough to get Bryce Love’s commitment....
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Town to show Cougars team love on Feb. 14

WAKE FOREST — The town is hosting a special community celebration Valentine’s Day to honor the 2014 Wake Forest High School football team. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m., right as the downtown Mardi Gras activities end. Last season the Cougars advanced to the 4AA state...
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Ban smoking downtown?

Designed to attract people, gathering space now criticized for loiterers. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Can smoking be banned downtown? That’s one of the options floated during a governmental affairs committee meeting held at Wake Forest town hall Tuesday. The committee, made up...

County settles with Carlina Inc., for $1.5 million

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a mediated settlement of the long-running dispute with Carlina Inc., the former Fixed Base Operator of the Franklin County Airport on Monday. As a part of that settlement, the county will pay Carlina Inc., $1.5...
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Purnell Road bridgework begins Feb. 23

WAKE FOREST — Work to replace the bridge spanning Horse Creek on Purnell Road is scheduled to begin Feb. 23, closing the road until June or July. A N.C. Department of Transportation message board announcing the closure will be set up on site beginning Monday, according to...
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Rolesville honors long-lived resident

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners took a delightful turn from the regular business they usually handle to honor a special resident Monday night. Mayor Frank Eagles got up from his usual position behind the counter and came around to speak in person to Dorothy...
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Got a tip? Wake Weekly hosts dinner for Safe Space

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly teamed up with Youngsville’s Women In Networking group and Over the Falls Deli Monday to raise money for Safe Space, the Domestic Violence foundation and shelter in Louisburg. Generous customer tips, all of the Forget-Me-Not Photo Booth sales and a...
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How do you spell congratulations?

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Elementary School held its schoolwide spelling bee Jan. 22 and crowned Camryn Hennings as the spelling bee champion. Camryn is a fifth grader in Ms. DiGiovanni’s class and will advance to represent Rolesville Elementary at the Regional Spelling Bee to be...

Improv coming to town

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and Forest Moon Theater welcome improvisational theater back to Wake Forest March 7, at 7 p.m., with a fun-filled performance featuring the professional performing group Transactors Improv for Families and the Estessentials Teen...

S&P to pay $21.5 million to state

RALEIGH — Standard and Poor’s will pay $21.5 million to North Carolina to resolve the Attorney General’s state lawsuit claiming it inflated ratings for risky securities and misrepresented its objectivity before the 2008 financial crisis, Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a...

Movies for the grownups starting Feb. 9

WAKE FOREST — Beginning Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host free movie showings for adults on the second Monday of each month. Monday’s movie will be The Hundred-Foot Journey. Designed for adults ages 50 and over, Free at 3 will feature a variety of...

Founding members of CAP to receive medals

LOUISBURG — A Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for Civil Air Patrol Founding Members Lt. Col. Clive Goodwin, Jr. and 2nd Lt. Annie Stevenson Hyde will take place Feb. 7, 1 p.m., at Total Flight Solutions located at the Triangle North Executive Airport near Louisburg. Goodwin and...

Electric sale near?

Rates, risks to go down with divestiture. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A year ago, town officials learned that Duke Energy Progress might be willing to purchase the electricity generating assets of the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency. Wake Forest and Louisburg are among the...
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Highway Patrol identifies man killed in collision

RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol has identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed Dec. 26 on N.C. 96 near Old Pearce Road. The deceased is Mateo Martinez Rodriguez, 55, of 153 Happy Trails Lane Newton Grove.  Family of Rodriguez was located in the state of Texas by the...
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Student missing for six days located

WAKE FOREST — Less than 24 hours after alerting the public that Summer Jefferson was missing, Raleigh police were able to say that she had been “located and is okay.” At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Raleigh police requested the public’s help to locate Jefferson, 15. In a written...
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Another rendition of a classic

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman If someone told me 19 years ago that Resident Evil would be rereleased at least another  two times, then I would say the game deserved it. Easily one of the best titles in the franchise, the original Resident Evil was released in 1996 on the Sony...