Go shopping at annual JROTC bazaar Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The JROTC Battalion Bazaar is Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Support Wake Forest High School JRTOC cadets by shopping with local artisans, crafter and vendor for spring and Easter items, plus gifts for graduation and mother’s day.
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Franklin County teacher played for millions, won thousands

FRANKLINTON — Not many individuals pursue the teaching profession to get rich. Andrew Spatz is no different — but he may beat the odds. Spatz is a chemistry teacher at Franklinton High School and was recently a contestant on ABC’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire. His spot aired...
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Franklin County lists initial makeup days

LOUISBURG — Makeup days for the winter weather closings have been announced by Franklin County Schools. The following days will be utilized as student make-up days. The teacher workday and early release days will become full instructional days. Additions or changes to the...
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Thousands of Civil War re-enactors descend on Bentonville March 21-22

FOUR OAKS – In March 1865, nearly 80,000 soldiers descended on the woodlands near the small village of Bentonville. Fighting waged for three days in what would become the largest Civil War battle fought in North Carolina. In March 2015, Bentonville Battlefield State Historic site...

Rolesville building permits

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during February 2015. •Murdock & Gannon Construction, 527 Bende-meer Lane, $813. •Cityscape Builders, 3033 Lawson Walk Way, $855. •Carlton Group of N.C., 226 Kew Gardens Way, $67...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports – March 5, 2015

Reported Feb. 20-March 2. Arrests •Eric Demont Brooks, 37, 2354 W. River Road, Franklinton, was arrested on West River Road, Franklinton and charged with forcible-entry burglary, possessing/concealing stolen property and larceny, all felonies. He was taken to the Franklin County...
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Wake Forest police reports – March 5, 2015

Arrests Reported Feb. 22-Mar. 1 Only bond amounts of greater than $1,500 are listed. •Elise Iona McKnight, 54, 9912 Sovereign Way, was arrested at 2101 S. Main St. and charged with improper backing and driving while impaired (DWI) after she backed into a marked, but unoccupied...
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Wake County crime reports – March 5, 2015

UPDATE: James Steven Preddy of 331 E. Main St., Youngsville, who had been arrested and charged with felony larceny Feb. 11, and included here, had the charges dismissed March 5 according to Wake County court documents provided by his lawyer. According to the court, there was...

Rolesville police reports – March 5, 2015

Reported Feb. 20-27. Arrests There were no arrests reported. Citations •Stephen Dewonn Jones, 41, driving while license revoked. Feb. 22. •Cody Riley Smith, 25, driving while license revoked. Feb. 22. •Isaiah Stephen Gamble, 24, speeding. Feb. 22. •Christopher Jermaine Allen, 37,...
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Snow Days 2015

Here are some of the photos sent in by readers so far -- pretty awesome! (Click on photo to enlarge)
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Bonds to be sold next week

First $4.3 million in projects include pedestrian underpasses, traffic signals at dangerous intersections, multiple greenway trails. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — $4.3 million in bonds of the voter-approved $25.1 million referendum will be issued next week. Once they’ve been sold...
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‘Friend to all,’ Rolesville police chief retires

ROLESVILLE — It was fitting that a retirement celebration for Rolesville Police Chief Matt Anderson, who has served the town since 1990, would be filled with jokes and amusing mementos as Anderson is well known for always having a quip or pun handy to make others laugh. “The...
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Woman seriously injured in dog attack

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest resident is recovering at WakeMed after falling and breaking her leg and suffering multiple bites while trying to protect her beloved dog from an attack by two larger dogs Feb. 19. According to her longtime friend Bob Allen, Mavis Dew...
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Deliciously inventive – The Lemon Tree

Local Profiles by Carol Taber If you are looking for something deliciously adventurous, The Lemon Tree Café, tucked next to Virgilio’s on 113 S. White Street, is a must-visit for area foodies. All the soups, salad, sandwiches and pasta are made fresh daily by owner Stacey Moritz,...
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Icy weather causes major water woes

FRANKLINTON — Last week’s record cold temperatures were to blame for broken water pipes in Franklinton which led to dangerously low water pressure Sunday morning and a 36-hour boil water advisory for residents. Shortly before 7 a.m., Mayor Elic Senter posted a notice on his...

Four locals named teacher of year semi-finalists

WAKE FOREST — Four local teachers have been named as semi-finalists for the 2015-16 Wake County Schools teacher of the year: •Jean Hockenyos, Wakefield Elementary School, •Shannon Lowry, Rolesville Middle School, •Clinton McCaskill, Heritage High School, and •Laura Stiles,...
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Mayor: Stay positive amid changes

Annual State of Town remarks touch on public safety and growth issues. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — What is the current state of affairs in the town of Wake Forest? The truth is, the answer is subjective, as Mayor Vivian Jones noted in her State of the Town speech Monday night....

Errata – week of Feb. 26, 2015

A photo in last week’s edition for Wake Forest Baptist Church’s anniversary was inadvertently credited to Associate Editor David Leone. The photo was submitted by Elizabeth Williams. In the Feb. 12 edition, we published a list of the local school report cards, and unfortunately...
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Youth harp ensemble to perform

WAKE FOREST — Another harpist is coming to play at Wake Forest Baptist Church. Well, make that 11 harpists, members of the American Youth Harp Ensemble, who are stopping by the church March 7 for a 90-minute concert during their southern U.S. tour. “We had them four or so years...

Applications for Wake Electric scholarship available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Electric Scholarships program is now accepting applications for the following 2015 scholarships: Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship — Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship is in memory of former Wake...

Don’t miss upcoming performances at Wake Forest High

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School’s  Advanced Theater students, known as Troupers, will showcase their solution performances for Odyssey of the Mind (OM) competition in their annual OM Spectaculathon Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.  Admission is free....
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Heritage art students create silk banners

WAKE FOREST — The Heritage High School PTSA has officially unveiled five beautiful silk banners made by Heritage High School art students. The banners are located in the school lobby. Art students participated in an artist-in-residency program with award-winning artist Leni...

Important things to know in a power outage

RALEIGH — During power outages, people may use alternative energy sources to stay warm. However, many alternative energy sources create carbon monoxide (CO), an invisible, odorless, colorless gas which can cause breathing difficulty, headaches, nausea and even lead to deat...