Fish for free on the Fourth

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing July 4 — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina — residents and non-residents alike — may fish in any public body of water, including...

Children’s interactive theater returns Wednesday

WAKE FOREST — Many Wake Forest parents have grown up hearing the dopey vulture on The Bugs Bunny Show exclaim that, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” Next Wednesday’s Forest Moon Children’s Interactive Theater presentation of “Attack of the Ugg...

Brooke’s Buddy Bash is Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Join Brooke Parrish and her Buddies Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rolesville town hall, 502 Southtown Circle, for a fundraising bash that promises to be a blast. Brooke’s Buddies Bash will raise funds for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) which in turn...

Chief: Tax will save lives

Early gets three tentative votes toward building new station. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — By a show of hands Tuesday, three out of five town commissioners informally agreed to raise taxes by 1 cent per $100 in assessed property value. That would be $20 extra for a $200,000...
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Pate’s great race

Last fall, Brian Pate, right, the announcer at Heritage High football games, was chided by defensive tackle Justin “Cheeto” Nwachukwu, left, about his weight. Since then, he’s been in training. Pate, who has Lupus, gave up drinking Mountain Dew, began to run and slimmed down 60...

Senior prank ends in suspension

Grassroots campaign afoot to ‘Let Them Walk’ at graduation. By David Leone BUNN — A campaign is afoot to try to get Bunn High School Principal Robin Faulkner to change her mind to not allow three seniors to attend graduation ceremonies Saturday following the egging of the gym...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...