Franklinton police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 13-21 Arrests No arrests reported. Incidents •A driver traveling on South Main Street reportedly had his vehicle shot at with a BB gun. Damage was visible on left rear passenger door and rear hatch back door. June 20, 6:30 p.m. •An employee of Cruizers on South Main...

Good neighbor nominees sought

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) is seeking youth and adult nominations for the 5th Annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. The award recognizes residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods without seeking or receiving...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 10-20 Arrests •Barry Lee Wilson, 61, 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, manufacture of methamphetamine and two counts possession and distribution of a...

Rolesville police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 13-21 Arrests •Siddhanth Sharma, 17, 100 Poetic Walk Drive, was arrested at home and charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer. Sharma was also charged with felony possession of marijuana. He was taken to jail. Bond amount was not...

Wake Forest police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 16-22 Arrests •Gene Thomas Longmire, 41, 3648 Mack Brummitt Road, Kittrell, was arrested at 911 Durham Road and charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and driving without an operator license. He was taken to the Wake County jail. June 22, 4:47 p.m. •Antonio...

The shine is on at Knightdale Festival

KNIGHTDALE — The Shine 4 Veterans Glitz Day Festival is scheduled July 5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Midtown Commons Shopping Center in Knightdale. The fundraiser supporting active duty military and veterans and their families is sponsored by Qdoba Mexican Grill and features live...

Library offers summer fun

The focus is on kids at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave. Most programs are free. Call for information and to register, if indicated. For more information, see wakegov.com/libraries. •Family storytime. Young children and their families participate in an...

Democratic candidates at picnic Sunday

RALEIGH — North Raleigh and Wake Forest Democrats are invited to a picnic Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Honeycutt Park, 1032 Clear Creek Farm Drive, Raleigh, to meet candidates who are on November’s ballot. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served. RSVP by e-mailing...

Camp C.A.R.E. offered by police department

ROLESVILLE — A free summer camp for kids ages 9-12 is scheduled July 28-August 1 at Rolesville High School. Camp C.A.R.E. (Choices Accountability Respect Excellence), sponsored by the Rolesville Police Department in partnership with the town’s parks and recreation department,...

Electric sales tax goes up Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — Everyone can expect to see their electric bills go up beginning July 1 courtesy of the Tax Simplification and Reduction Act passed by the Legislature last year which raised the sales tax on electricity from 3 to 7 percent. The new sales tax on electricity will...

Sign up for Livestrong session

WAKE FOREST — Livestrong at the YMCA is gearing up for another session starting Sept. 2. The free program offers cancer survivors a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities as YMCA instructors help patients build muscle strength, increase...

Fourth Friday Flix features Frozen

WAKE FOREST — Frozen will be shown during Fourth Friday Flix tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. Fourth Friday Flix is made possible through a partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Church, which provides the refreshments for the...

Heat relief available from Cool for Wake

RALEIGH — Vulnerable residents who are unable to cool their homes during extreme heat conditions may qualify for Wake County’s Cool for Wake program. Cool for Wake provides one free fan per household where there are seniors or children under 12 living without air conditioning. A...

Franklin Sheriff’s Office busts meth lab

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s made three arrests yesterday in connection with the discovery of a meth lab at 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg,  near Youngsville, after serving a search warrant. The home owner, Barry Wilson, was charged with manufacture of...
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Police nab burglary suspects

WAKE FOREST — Police have arrested three local men believed to be responsible for a rash of residential break-ins in northern Wake Forest. Marvin Wyche, 17, 1634-B Burgundy Dr., Raleigh, has been charged with five counts of residential breaking and entering, five counts of...
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Police chase down suspect

Wake Forest Police apprehended a larceny suspect on Capcom Avenue Wednesday. According to Wake Forest Police spokesman Bill Crabtree, a police officer was driving through The Factory parking lot when he spotted three suspects attempting to break into a vehicle. The suspects got...

Water boil notices issued

Who is informed and when, confusing to residents. WAKE FOREST — A resident’s post on an online community message board about not being notified about the need to boil her drinking water has led to questions about area water advisories, such as who is affected, who is notified and...
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Western store an instant hit

Tracie’s Boots & Buckles opens at Market of Wake Forest. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Tracie Mack has 15 years’ experience managing a western wear retail store in Raleigh. She knows how popular cowboy boots and accessories are. So it didn’t faze her when within days of...
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Commissioners spar over tax

Budget approved with 1-cent hike for fire service. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve the $56 million 2014-15 town budget. The dissenters were Zachary Donahue and Greg Harrington, who objected to raising town taxes by one cent per $100 in...
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This Week in History – June 19, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Two Wake Forest boys have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout — James Warren and Ricky Timberlake. The presentation was made by Troop 5 Scoutmaster J.L. Warren, Saponi District...
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Franklin board green lights solar farm

Budget vote delayed. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Bypassing the planning board’s strong 6-3 vote to recommend denial of a special use permit request for a new solar energy farm, the Franklin County board of commissioners voted unanimously to approve the new construction following...