Veteran tip hotline launched

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCVA) launched a Vet Tip Hotline Monday to help veterans and improve services at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) medical facilities located in the state. The hotline will provide a resource for veterans and...

Pattern change on Wakefield Pines Drive to improve traffic

WAKE FOREST — The Raleigh City Council Tuesday approved a change in the traffic pattern at both approaches of Wakefield Pines Drive to Falls of Neuse Road. The right-hand traffic lane in both approaches will be converted from a combination straight ahead and right-turn lane to a...
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Youngsville man fourth in fishing tourney

HENDERSON — Robert Barrett of Youngsville finished  fourth in Fishing League Worldwide’s Wal-mart Bass Fishing League tournament held on Kerr Lake May 31. Barrett caught five bass, totaling 13 pounds 6 ounces. He won $827 in prize money. Barrett has a career earning total of...
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Husky receives lacrosse scholarship

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Ryan Varner, a four-year lacrosse athlete from Heritage High School is the recipient of the Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship Award. Varner was recognized during the halftime of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Men’s...
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Tennis league champs awarded Avery Cup

The Wake Forest Area Tennis Association’s spring 2014 Avery Cup league champions announced. 
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Heritage outfielder to play for Southeastern Community College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High’s outfielder Brett Moore signed with Southeastern Community College (SCC) to play baseball Feb. 5. SCC is located between Chardbourn and Whiteville in Columbus county and is a Division II school with 13 competing teams....
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Cicotte will play for Chowan University

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Chowan University will be getting a new player this coming season with Heritage High’s catcher Cullen Cicotte signing to play baseball. Chowan is the second-oldest Baptist school in North Carolina, and is affiliated with the Baptist State...

Co-rec church ball registration extended

WAKE FOREST — Co-recreational church softball league registration has been extended until June 13. Registration and team roster forms are available online at wakeforestnc.gov and at town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The entry fee is $550 per team. For more information, call Recreation...

Rolesville police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •No arrests were reported Incidents •Credit card fraud was reported at 415 S. Main St. May 28, 4:48 p.m. •Police recovered a stolen motor vehicle for another jurisdiction at 700 E. Young St. May 28, 12:08 a.m. •A fence was reported damaged at 211 Terrell Drive. May 30,...
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Crawfish come to State Farmers Market Saturday

RALEIGH — The State Farmers Market will host its annual Crawfish Day, sponsored by the N.C. Crawfish Growers Association, Saturday June 7, from 10 a.m. until the crawfish run out. The event is one of the few times visitors can enjoy fresh N.C. crawfish at the market. Crawfish...
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FBI agent joins state elections board

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections announced Tuesday that Chuck Stuber will join its investigations team in June. Stuber is a 28-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as a special agent stationed in Washington, Denver and Raleigh. He played a...
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Franklin Arts Council plans busy summer

LOUISBURG — Lot’s on tap for the summer from Franklin County Arts Council: •FCAC Photo Guild meets Sunday, June 1st at 5 p.m. at the FCAC office/gallery, 22 Main St. Franklinton, NC. The FCAC Photography Guild is a group of area photographers, both hobbyist and...
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Horseshoe Farm contract awarded

RALEIGH — The Fred Smith Company was awarded a $1,859,081 contract by the Raleigh City Council for phase one of construction of the Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, located near the intersection of Ligon Mill and Louisburg roads. Phase one development includes widening and paving...
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Tennis court resurfacing scheduled

WAKE FOREST — The tennis courts at Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St., will be closed starting Monday for repair and resurfacing. Repairs include scraping, removal of grass and weeds, sealing cracks, resurfacing and refurbishing the net posts. Eight pickleball courts will also be...
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WW II vets sought for D-Day commemoration trip

RALEIGH — Operation Omaha is seeking World War II Veterans to take to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., for the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 5 and 6. All transportation, food and lodging will be provided for the veterans and their guardians, and attendees may...
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Sketch of sexual assault suspect released

WAKE FOREST — Police have released a composite sketch of the sexual assault suspect in an attempt to identify the man responsible for the May 26 attack of a young teen along a popular nature trail. Mid-afternoon Monday, Wake Forest police responded to a call of an alleged sexual...
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Tata: Freeway a priority

Transportation chief remarks on U.S. 1’s future during annual State of Chamber. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town commissioners often joke they’ll “be dead and buried” by the time major N.C. Department of Transportation projects roll around. Not if Tony Tata has anything to say...
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Rolesville tax rate to remain the same

Files: 2014-15 Budget letter, 2014-15 Budget part 1, 2014-15 Budget part 2, 2014-15 Budget Presentation By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The proposed town budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year has in common a theme from prior years: growing pains. But the town is managing to do what a...
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Five days, five Habitat houses built

Alexia Garcia, front left, cheers alongside AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity volunteers after receiving the key to her new Wake Forest home. Five Spring Street Habitat houses were constructed as part of a Build-A-Thon in Wake Forest and will be sold to qualified homeowners at...

AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon puts families into new homes.

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Friday at 5:30 p.m. found future homeowner Aleesha McCarthy and her children, Noah, 4 and Corrin, 1, beaming in front of her just-built house. She moves in within two weeks. “I love it. I’m really overwhelmed with God’s love and blessings,” the...
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On Patrol: Man looks for free workstation

By Clellie Allen Suspicious activity was reported at the Clawson and Yocum Agency (Allstate), 133 E. Main St., Youngsville, when Robert Michael Bradley, 49, 4952 Gable Ridge Lane, Holly Springs, made odd requests to employees. Karen Clawson reported to police May 20 that Bradley...

Bomb threat at Wake Forest High not deemed credible

WAKE FOREST — A bomb threat at Wake Forest High School warranted an investigation by police, but was ultimately determined to not be credible, say police. Thursday, May 22, just one day after a bomb threat at Raleigh’s Broughton High School closed the school early and required...