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Police hoping public’s help will lead to arrest

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest police are asking for the public’s help in solving a string of unauthorized credit card transactions at local businesses in October of last year. They released a surveillance camera photo, right, Tuesday afternoon and asked if anyone recognized the...
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Clean out medicine cupboards Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Clean out unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines from your cupboards and bring them to the Rolesville Police Department, 204 Southtown Circle, Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.-noon. The Operation Medicine Drop event is free and anonymous. It is a...
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Annual United Way award breakfast March 26

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will have its annual community breakfast March 26 at the Louisburg College Auditorium beginning at 8 a.m. The recognition will begin at 8:45 a.m., with the highlight to name the 2014-15 Wayne Stallings Volunteer of the Year Award....
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Records request fees high in ’85

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Wake Forest-Raleigh bus ran off an embankment seven miles from town on the Neuse River, rolling over once before hitting the ground. Driver Lonnie Bowling was injured,...

Youngsville Woman’s Club May Fare is May 2

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Museum of History and the Youngsville Woman’s Club will host the Youngsville Homecoming picnic again this year at Hill Ridge Farms, Saturday, May 2. This year’s event is being called the May Fare Music Festival and Picnic and is open to everyone who...
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Seminary sunset

WW photo by David Leone Warm weather brought a beautiful long-lasting sunset Monday night, graduating from orange to red, to purple to blue as seen through the trees at Southeastern Baptist Theological seminary here. Though it cooled off again by Wednesday, it’s a good bet that...
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Isn’t that just darlin’?

Delores Riggins, second from left, of Isn’t That Just Darlin’, talks to customers about her hand-painted glassware and beaded glass- and flatware during Wake Forest High School’s JROTC Battalion Bazaar March 7. Riggins works out of her Wake Forest home and maintains an Etsy shop...
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Wake Forest center aids startup

FokusLabs Kickstarter campaign underway for autism/ADHD product. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Rich Brancaccio has a day job as a psychologist with Wake County Schools, helping children with ADHD and autism. For the last two years, the Wake Forest resident has had a night job,...
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‘Upcycling’ revives tired furnishings, decor

Upcycling is not just for craft projects — it offers lots of possibilities to make changes in your home décor, especially cabinets and furniture that will save money and reduce your contribution to the local landfill. Inspired by the upcycling trend, a Woodcraft marketing manager...
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Common mistakes made on home renovation projects

Home improvement projects can turn a house into a home. Homeowners plan scores of renovations to transform living spaces into rooms that reflect their personal tastes and comforts. Homeowners going it alone may find things do not always go as planned. In fact, a Harris...

VGCC paralegal program info session March 26

LOUISBURG — The two-year Vance-Granville Community College program held on the Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, has been designated as a qualified paralegal studies program by the N.C. State Bar. An information session for anyone interested in the program will be held March...
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Marching Huskies hosting spin clinic April 18

School Briefs — Week of March 19, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage Elementary •The next PTS meeting is tonight (Thursday). •The next Happy Day is March 27. •The Spring HEStival is April 17. Wakefield Elementary School •March 24 is Spirit Night at...
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Youngsville principal named

YOUNGSVILLE —  At a special-called board meeting in February, Marylin Newkirk was named as the new principal for Youngsville Elementary. Newkirk is set to begin her duties April 1. A North Carolina native, Newkirk calls Fayetteville home. However, she has worked as an assistant...
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Hillside resident celebrates centenarian milestone

WAKE FOREST — Ms. Irene C. Field turned 100 years old March 5, having been born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1915. She is a resident of Hillside Nursing and Rehab of Wake Forest and has called Hillside home since 2007. Ms. Field has an extended family, a son Glenn Field and his wife...
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Wake Forest police reports – March 19, 2015

Arrests Reported March 9-15 (Scroll to end for mug shots) •Alan Joseph Ruston, 38, 1117 Chamberwell Ave., was arrested at 12898 Capital Blvd. and charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and a speed violation. He was taken to jail. March 15, 4:12 a.m. •James Arthur Williamson...
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Rolesville police reports – March 19, 2015

Reported March 6-13. Arrests •Zachary Alexander Parson, 20, 3512 Serendipity Drive, Raleigh, was arrested at 400 Virginia Water Drive and charged with failure to appear on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, no vehicle registration and expired registration tag. He was...
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Tight squeeze at public works

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Since the purchase of the Renaissance Centre in 2013, there’s been a focus on the potential for realizing Mayor Vivian Jones’ vision for a vibrant arts scene downtown. That is reflected in the recently released 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Plan...
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Cars damaged by BB gun

WAKE FOREST — Someone is shooting out the windows of vehicles and the Wake Forest Police Department is asking the public for help in finding those responsible. Since Friday, officers have responded to numerous reports of vandalism to vehicles parked on or near the road in various...
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Caps off to White Street

WW photo by david leone The bottles are out! White Street Brewing Company’s flagship beers (Kolsch, Scottish and Hoptimist) are coming off the line at its new production facility in Youngsville and making their way into stores. The Wake Forest bottle release party was Friday at...
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Youth sharpshooters receive grant

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County 4-H Sharp Shooters Club was awarded a $9,000 grant from the Friends of the NRA March 5. They will also receive firearms and equipment from the grant foundation. Half of all funds raised in Eastern NC stays in eastern NC in the form of grants to...

Wastewater spilled in Youngsville, from heavy rain

YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a main sewer line outfall located on Railroad Street in Youngsville on Thursday March 5. The spills occurred after receiving heavy rainfall in excess of 1.0 inch in 24 hours. In...
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Wakefield grad celebrates debut album Sunday

When: Sunday, March 15, 5-7 p.m. Where: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Cost: Free WAKE FOREST — Wakefield High School alumna and soon-to-be NC State graduate Tyna Frazier has recently released her first contemporary Christian album and is celebrating by inviting all comers to a...