Washing cars for drama

WAKE FOREST — Who doesn’t need a car wash after all this crazy weather? If you’d rather someone else do the dirty work, bring your ride to Advance Auto Parts in Rolesville, 530 S. Main Street, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Wake Forest High School drama...
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Game changer

A current trend has sports bars installing 20, 30, 40 TVs for people to watch their favorite game. Brittino’s, which recently opened in the refurbished Steak and Shake building near the Wake Forest Walmart, has them all beat — it has 79 TVs, each individually programmable to...

Gas line breached

A PSNC gas main was accidentally punctured by a contractor working with a backhoe on Harris Road Friday at 2:50 p.m., leading to several residents being evacuated from Crookham Court and Amersham Lane. Firefighters closed off the road from Shapinsay Avenue to North Main Street as...
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The Dance Attic gets highest marks

WAKE FOREST — The Dance Attic took 90 routines to the Encore Dance Competition March 14-16 in Rocky Mount and was recognized for 51 routines in the divisional overall high scores. Four of their routines received the highest scores in their division combining solos, duets/trios,...

Gun raffle tickets for sale

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Republican Party has gun raffle tickets for sale through the day of the drawing, May 8. The tickets are $5 each and may be purchased by calling: •Jeremy Neal (Countywide, White Level and Justice Community), 919-495-0986; •Danny Pearce (Lake...

Town seeks funding input

WAKE FOREST — Town staff members are asking residents for input on funding priorities as the 2014-15 budget is prepared for presentation at the May 6 Board of Commissioners work session. Which town programs, service and/or other initiatives should be considered priorities, and...

Get dirty downtown April 5

WAKE FOREST — Spring has sprung and winter’s done! While that may be wishful thinking now, downtown Wake Forest is planning an event in April that will welcome and celebrate the return of weather suitable for enjoying the great outdoors. Promising something for the entire family,...

Neighbors helping neighbors

•The ChurchNet Foundation, located at 121 Front Street, Wake Forest, provides supplemental financial assistance for utility costs including electricity, water, gas, along with prescription medicine needs, for individuals living in Wake Forest, Youngsville, and Rolesville areas....

Wake Forest police reports, March 27, 2014

Citations Reported March 13-19, 2014 •Jeanene Dimino, 46, 212 Forbes Road, operating vehicle with no insurance, other unspecified violations. March 19, 3:02 p.m. •Rashad Tramaine Cooke, 20, 239 Lane Store Road, Franklinton, fictitious/canceled/revoked registration card or tag, no...
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Look before you (statistically) lea

In late February, some 44,000 discouraged North Carolina workers suddenly disappeared. Relax. It’s not as mysterious as it sounds. What happened was that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its long-awaited revision of five years of household-employment data for...

Conversations with Curiosity’s cast

Catch up with commentary by the stray cats and humans in Forest Moon Theater’s youth play, which opens Friday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There are 26 players in Forest Moon Theater Company’s newest production, Curiosity Cat. As it is a youth play, many are children ages 6-12...
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Cause of fire undetermined

The Wake Forest Fire Department, along with firefighters from Stony Hill, responded to a brush fire off of Houndsditch Circle Saturday, just after 4:30 p.m. The fire burned about two acres of scrub brush, grass and tree debris. Wake Forest Fire Chief Ron Early reports there were...

Let there be light

North Main finally getting lampposts replaced. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town commissioners Tuesday night authorized the sale of up to $2.5 million in revenue bonds to be used to build an electric substation and to improve streetlights on North Main Street. The projects were...

K-9 officer crashes in icy weather

FRANKLINTON — Off-duty Franklin County Sheriff K-9 officer Antoine Eaton was involved in a single-car wreck late Monday night. Other on-duty officers had reported to dispatch that ice was forming on the U.S. 1 bridge over N.C. 56 in Franklinton. Not 15 minutes later, and barely...
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Manslaughter plea in Royall Mill stabbing

RALEIGH — A Wake Forest woman pleaded guilty in Raleigh Tuesday to the 2013 stabbing death of her boyfriend at Royall Mill Apartments. Krystal Terin Delgado, 28, pleaded to one count of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 16 to 29 months in prison — the maximum possible...
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Commissioners mull bypass, access

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The Department of Transportation’s decision to seemingly change the configuration of the intersection of East Young Street and the N.C. 401 Bypass met with consternation and alarm from Rolesville commissioners Tuesday. According to an e-mail from...
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Rolesville tackles senior housing

Commissioners consider relaxing usual multifamily housing requirements for senior projects. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — An issue not on the agenda directly, nor officially before commissioners, made the biggest waves at the Rolesville town board meeting Tuesday evening, drawing...
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Wreath laid at First Flag ceremony

LOUISBURG — In observance of the 153rd anniversary of the flying of the first Confederate flag in North Carolina, the 24th annual wreath-laying ceremony took place in front of the Franklin County Courthouse Sunday. The service was hosted by the First Flag Chapter 852 of the...

Church offers free medical clinic

WAKE FOREST — Living Word Family Church, 10520 Star Road, is holding its annual free medical clinic Saturday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services including general medical, dental and eye exams will be available on a first come, first served basis. Spanish interpretation...

Library Briefs – Mar. 20, 2014

Spring has arrived, at least at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Cure AHC seeking donations

ROLESVILLE — The 5th Annual Let’s Cure AHC N.C. 5K and walk takes place in Rolesville March 29 at 10 a.m. AHC, or Alternating Hemeplegia of Childhood, is a debilitating, complex and incurable disease, but there is optimism that effective treatment or a cure is possible in the...

dangerous to be a turkey in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE — For the next three weekends, it’s going be dangerous to be a turkey in Youngsville. In actuality, no real birds will be harmed in the Turkey Shoot, whose name is derived from the prizes won in back in the day by whichever shooter came closest to the bullseye on the...

Regular Community Events

•The Wake Forest Historical Museum and Calvin Jones House, 450 N. Main St. See exhibits on college and town history. Sundays 2-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon,1:30-4:30 p.m. Tours by appointment. 919-556-2911. •Northern Wake Senior Center offers daily activities at 235 E....

Relay for Life adds 5K

WAKE FOREST — Runners of all ages are invited to lace up and party down at the first Marga-Relay-Ville 5K Saturday, May 17, at 9 a.m. at Heritage High School. The charity run is in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life that weekend at the school....