Franklin County Sheriff’s reports – Week of Aug. 20, 2015

Arrests reported Aug. 10-16 •Levon Cherry, 50, 5557 Derring Drive, Battleboro, was arrested at an undisclosed location and charged with three counts of felony conspiracy to obtain property under false pretense and misdemeanor larceny. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and...

Wake Forest police reports – Week of Aug. 20, 2015

Incidents reported Aug. 10-16 •Breaking and entering and larceny of money were reported at Sonic, 12508 Capital Blvd. Aug. 16, 7:47 a.m. •Vandalism of a mailbox was reported at 1104 Bellreng Drive. Aug. 16, 4:16 p.m. •Vandalism of a mailbox was reported at 504 Ferry Court. Aug....

Traffic jams at Heritage

Principals, town disagree on solution. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Should town police officers be directing traffic at the entrance to Heritage elementary and middle schools during the morning rush? School principals and parents say Yes. But Wake Forest officials say No, there...

Wounded warrior: Help others who helped us

Purple Heart Dinner recognizes men and women who were injured in action. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If Captain America were a real man, he would look a lot like Kyle Snyder. The soon-to-be Wake Forest resident served his country honorably with the National Guard in Afghanistan,...

Final week for Best of the Best voting

WAKE FOREST — How did the deadline get here so quickly? That’s what some are thinking about The Wake Weekly’s annual Best of the Best contest, which wraps up voting next week. The deadline to enter for your favorite restaurant, law office, home builder, pharmacy, gift shop, hair...

Designing her future

Local Profiles by Carol Taber When Lauren Tevepaugh was 3 years old, her grandmother, Mel Carey, taught her how to sew buttons onto fabric. At 5, Nana Mel taught Lauren how to use a sewing machine. At 7, having saved her birthday and Christmas money, Lauren bought her first...

Section of U.S. 401 to close Friday

ROLESVILLE — N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close a section of U.S.401 Business in Rolesville Friday from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday, weather permitting. The closure was originally scheduled to take place today (Thursday) but was pushed back a day because...

They bled for our freedom

7th annual Purple Heart Banquet in photos by David Leone

N.C. homeschooling hits 100,000 enrollment milestone

By Barry Smith Carolina Journal/Zenger News RALEIGH — Homeschooling reached a milestone in North Carolina in the 2014-15 school year. The number of students enrolled in homeschools in the state topped 100,000. Officially, the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education lists 106,853...

Hope House school supply giveaway Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Hope House will hold its third annual school supply and book bag giveaway fun day Saturday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be school supplies, book bags, and clothing given away. There will be food, games and music for your entertainment. Children must be...

Upcoming Town Meetings

Bike and pedestrian plans to be presented, town hall project updated Youngsville commissioners and the public will have the chance to review the latest draft of the town’s bicycle and pedestrian plan tonight (Thursday) during the town board meeting at 7 p.m., in the Community...

Franklin County food roast Aug. 21

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County’s (UWFC) local food roast will be Friday, Aug. 21 at Shannon Village Shopping Center, off Highway 401 North, Louisburg, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until sold out. The plates will be pulled smoked pork with secret sauce by 215 Smokehouse BBQ...

Domestic violence victims to get immediate protection

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory has signed House Bill 59 into law which gives immediate protection to victims of domestic violence who seek emergency protective orders. “Domestic violence victims deserve the right to immediate protection,” Governor McCrory said. “This new law will...

Youngsville teen in Raleigh musical

Mariah Massey appears this weekend in Crazy For You. By David Leone RALEIGH — A Youngsville 14-year-old is set to make her stage debut in Raleigh this weekend, as part of the N.C. Theatre Conservatory’s Master STAS production of Crazy For You. A rising sophomore at Franklinton...

Auditions for all-teen play this weekend

High school senior will try her hand as director for community play. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Auditions for a one-act, teen-only play are this weekend. But instead of being judged by a seasoned performer or director, youth tryouts will have to impress one of their peers,...

Happy 100!

WAKE FOREST — Eva Arrington turned 100 years old Aug. 3, having been born in Conway, S.C. in 1915. She is a resident of Hillside Nursing and Rehab Center of Wake Forest and has called this area home since 2007. Ms. Arrington is the last living of eight other siblings. She...

Rolesville Farmers Market and craft fair Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Grab your shopping bags, bring the kids and head over to the Rolesville Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 15, for its summer craft fair. The farmers market, located at 105 W. Young Street, hosts this special summer fair starting at 8 a.m., with its regular vendors –...

Build-a-backpack program underway

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County Build-a-Backpack is again taking place at Walmart in Louisburg, and United Way needs help. Volunteers are needed to collect donations and school supplies at the United Way table inside of the Walmart Supercenter, 705 Retail Way,...

Art After Hours: A feast for the eyes and ears

WAKE FOREST — Art After Hours returns Friday to downtown Wake Forest. To see a listing of art showings and performances, go to WakeForestDowntown.com and search for the Art After Hours event. Information on that site includes the following events: •The Cotton Company Gallery, 306...

Canoe race entrants wanted

By David Leone FALLS — Paddlers with a purpose are wanted for the second-ever Jug-Oar-Knot canoe race during the Sept. 12 Falls Lake Festival. Paul Michell created the paddle challenge last year to increase participation for the festival, which promotes safe outdoor recreation,...

Catch ‘The Last Barn Dance’ screening

RALEIGH — Watch a free screening of The Last Barn Dance at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, Sunday, Aug. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. The film is not rated, and run time is 32 minutes. Filmed over the course of three years, the 2014 documentary The Last Barn Dance follows Alamance...

Be heard on change to state groundwater rules

RALEIGH — State officials will hold a public hearing Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. in the ground floor hearing room of the Archdale building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh in order to gather comments on proposed changes to the state’s groundwater rules. Written comments can also be made...

State confirms first fatal EEE case of year

RALEIGH — A Cumberland County horse died in June after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, a mosquito-borne disease that is preventable by vaccination. The 8-year-old quarter horse died despite veterinary treatment. This is the first reported case of EEE in North...

School Briefs – week of Aug. 13, 2015

Anyone can send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •Meet the teachers, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 4-6 p.m. •The PTA will host a back-to-school bash, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m. •First day of school is Monday, Aug. 24. •Kindergarten staggered...