Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 24, 2014

Reported through July 20 Arrests •Santiago Gilberto Carrillo Jr., 21, 3215 Calumet Dr. Apt. H, Raleigh, was arrested at 106 Jared Way, Louisburg, and charged with felony larceny. He was taken to jail and held on $15,000 bond. July 16, 6:51 p.m. •Scott Gregory Harrah, 29, 45...

Wake crime – July 24, 2014

Falls •Esteban Bolanos Nava, 40, 1312 Steinbeck Drive, Raleigh, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer A.A. Lagana at 10000 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, in Falls and charged with driving while impaired. July 17, 3:50 p.m. •Jeffery Karl Legree, 28, 2612 Elmwood View Drive,...
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House Fire

From Staff Reports YOUNGSVILLE — Firefighters from Youngsville, Franklinton, Wake Forest and Bunn responded to an early afternoon house fire at 1425 Moores Pond Road, July 18. The occupants of the home were able to evacuate before first responders arrived, alerted to the fire by...

Wake Forest police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported July 14-July 20 Arrests •Mario Tapia Jimenez, 30, 401 Chalk Level Road, No. 1, Durham, was arrested at Galaxy Drive and Dr. Calvin Jones Highway, and charged with felonious restraint of a 23-year-old Durham woman. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $25,000...

Rolesville police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported July 7-21 Arrests •Luis Cancano Modesto, 37, 300 Silent Farm St., was arrested at home and charged with assault on a female. He was taken to  the Wake County jail. July 13, 12:04 a.m. •Jennifer Baker Pearce, 33, 486 Bethlehem Church Road, Youngsville, was arrested at...

Franklinton police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported through July 20 Arrests •Jimmie McCoy, 36, 30 Pine Street, was arrested July 19 and charged with assault, inflicting serious injury. The individual he allegedly assaulted, a 36-year-old man, reportedly walked up to his uncle’s door at 106 Allen Ave., wearing a bloody...
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Riverside HS gathers after 50 years

LOUISBURG — Approximately 50 members of the Riverside High School class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion June 7 at the school on West River Road in Louisburg. The reunion included a tour of the building that housed the school in 1964, live entertainment and a meal. Former...

Franklin County SPCA news

FRANKLIN COUNTY —The Meow Luau is scheduled Saturday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Wake Forest’s Holding Park pool, 133 W. Owen Ave. Tickets are available through Friday at the Franklin County SPCA office, 1614 U.S. 1, Youngsville. Call 919-556-0954 for more information. Foster homes...

School Briefs

Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residence (utility bill,...
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Franklinton student attends leadership seminar

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School student Joshua Bass recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at N.C. State University, along with 150 other young leaders representing high schools from Eastern and Central North Carolina. Bass is the son of Jerome...
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Mayor Jones helps bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Month

By David Allen WAKE FOREST – Carillon Assisted Living hosted Mayor Vivian Jones July 9 as she delivered a proclamation to recognize Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. “Scientists are working to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s disease,” Jones said during the meeting. “Working together...
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Tigers take championship tourney

WAKE FOREST — In the June 24 Wake Forest Parks and Recreation 11/12 Little League Championship Game at J.B. Flaherty Park, the Wake Forest Tigers baseball team, 12-1, avenged their only loss of the season, a 4-3 nail-biter three weeks ago, by beating the defending champion and...
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On Patrol: Trafficking cocaine and stolen gun net woman high bond

by David Leone and Clellie Allen RALEIGH — A Louisburg woman is being held at the Wake County jail on a litany of charges including drug trafficking and firearm charges. Dominique Marie Harrison, 31, 1570 N.C. 98 West, Louisburg, was arrested on a Vance County warrant by Raleigh...
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Harris Teeter grilled chicken strips recalled

WASHINGTON — B. Roberts Foods, a Charlotte, N.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 202 pounds of individual serving grilled chicken entrées due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...

Sam’s Club approved

Some question whether development is turning Wake Forest into ‘Anywhere USA’. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town Commissioner Zachary Donahue tried to stop another big box store from going into the town’s Capital Boulevard business district, but none of his fellow commissioners...
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Community garden unites people

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Cooperative Extension and United Way for the third annual Community Garden project, dedicated July 10. Produce will be donated to 23 food programs and pantries in the county. “We want to be able to take all the experience in...

Man shot, killed in home invasion

Wake DA says charges against Calvin Ray unlikely. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A mobile home resident was shot and killed Saturday after kicking open a door to his landlord’s home and rushing inside. Calvin Ray, 89, leveled a sawed-off shotgun and fired once, striking Jeffrey...
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Cross Street repairs to begin

Youngsville tackles drainage issue, catches grief on Woodlief Supply Co. cleanup. By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Commis-sioners have decided to dip into the contingency fund to pay for needed drainage work near town hall and the ditches along Cross Street to alleviate flooding...

Despite shooting, PreddyFest to go on

FRANKLINTON — Rod-ney Preddy, longtime Franklin-ton resident and promoter of the successful summer bluegrass festival, lost an eye shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by what is being called a stray bullet in Oxford. But that’s not going to stop PreddyFest from taking...
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Beware of fireblight and rust

By Carl Cantaluppi N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent WAKE FOREST — There are two diseases that generally affect trees in the landscape this time of year. One common bacterial disease is called fireblight, which affects certain fruiting pear and apple varieties. Bees spread the...
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Business Briefs

B&W Hardware celebrates Saturday B&W Hardware, 232 S. White St., in downtown Wake Forest, marks its 65th anniversary Saturday with free homemade ice cream, cake and lemonade. Coca-cola from the vintage machine will be sold for 65 cents a bottle. Giveaways during the...
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Wakefield Rotary appoints officers

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest recently appointed new officers for the 2014-15 term during an installation ceremony at the TPC Wakefield Plantation. Club charter member Matt Archer and five-year club member Laura Jazab are the service organization’s new...
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Want my money? Give me something worth it

Since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed well-written stories, interesting characters and fantastical worlds. Once I found video games, I added their story-lines to my collection of favorite books and movies. These story-telling mediums have their own unique way of grasping our...