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...

School Briefs – June 5th, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Host families needed World Heritage Student Exchange Program seeks host families for students from Eurasia who have received scholarships through the U.S. State Department-sponsored Future Leaders...

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...

Kudos – June 5th, 2014

Scholarships •Taylor Erin Williams, of Youngsville, has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. Williams is the daughter of Susan D. Beasley in Youngsville. She plans to use the grant to...

Trading Path Association founder honored

FRANKLIN CO. — Tom Magnuson, founder of the Trading Path Preservation Association, was recently recognized with emeritus membership in the Ben Franklin Society. Magnuson received the honorary, lifetime membership award from Bob Radcliffe, president and board chairman of the Ben...

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...
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Ham radio operator in world championship

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville resident and top amateur radio operator Nathan Moreschi, amateur radio call sign N4YDU, has been selected to compete in the World Radiosport Team Championship 2014 (WRTC2014).  This quadrennial radiosport competition, the first held in the United States...

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...
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Youngsville man fourth in fishing tourney

HENDERSON — Robert Barrett of Youngsville finished  fourth in Fishing League Worldwide’s Wal-mart Bass Fishing League tournament held on Kerr Lake May 31. Barrett caught five bass, totaling 13 pounds 6 ounces. He won $827 in prize money. Barrett has a career earning total of...
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Husky receives lacrosse scholarship

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Ryan Varner, a four-year lacrosse athlete from Heritage High School is the recipient of the Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship Award. Varner was recognized during the halftime of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Men’s...
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Tennis league champs awarded Avery Cup

The Wake Forest Area Tennis Association’s spring 2014 Avery Cup league champions announced. 
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Heritage outfielder to play for Southeastern Community College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High’s outfielder Brett Moore signed with Southeastern Community College (SCC) to play baseball Feb. 5. SCC is located between Chardbourn and Whiteville in Columbus county and is a Division II school with 13 competing teams....
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Cicotte will play for Chowan University

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Chowan University will be getting a new player this coming season with Heritage High’s catcher Cullen Cicotte signing to play baseball. Chowan is the second-oldest Baptist school in North Carolina, and is affiliated with the Baptist State...

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,...
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Crawfish come to State Farmers Market Saturday

RALEIGH — The State Farmers Market will host its annual Crawfish Day, sponsored by the N.C. Crawfish Growers Association, Saturday June 7, from 10 a.m. until the crawfish run out. The event is one of the few times visitors can enjoy fresh N.C. crawfish at the market. Crawfish...
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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...
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Franklin Arts Council plans busy summer

LOUISBURG — Lot’s on tap for the summer from Franklin County Arts Council: •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...
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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...