Rolesville police reports – June 10, 2014

Reported June 30-July 6 Arrests •No arrests were reported by press deadline. Incidents •A non-crime service call was made at 202 Timeless Circle, Rolesville. July 2, 3:28 a.m. Citations •Matthew Donovan, 8133 Rolling Glenn Drive, Raleigh, running a red light. July 6, 8:45 p....

Wake crime – June 10, 2014

Reported June 19-21. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Deanna Nicole Koenig, 25, 1101 Exchange Place, Durham, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer A.L. Clark at WakeMed North, Raleigh, in Falls, and charged with assaulting an emergency person...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. 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...

Students rewarded for As

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric recently awarded 40 $25 Visa gift cards to area students who received at least one A (or its equivalent) on their report cards through the co-op’s Give Us an A program. This program encourages academic achievement. These awards are part of a drawing...
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Wake Electric awards $22,000 in scholarships

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric has awarded 17 college scholarships totaling $22,000. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Catherine Elizabeth Keel of Franklin Academy. Additional scholarships of $1,250 were awarded. The awardees include: •Allie Kristin...

Community garden dedication today

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will dedicate its Feeding Franklin garden today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. Located at the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, 285 T Kemp Road, the garden will help support Feeding Franklin’s 23 church pantries and food programs in the county....
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B & W celebrates 65 years

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — B & W Hardware store has been a fixture on same corner of White Street for 65 years this month. But it wasn’t always called by its current name. The building opened in 1945 and was operated as a grocery store until 1949, when C. H. Weston...

Griggs Guardian ad Litem supervisor

LOUISBURG — Melanie Griggs will join the Guardian ad Litem program of Judicial District 9 as program supervisor. Griggs brings 20 years of experience serving children in Franklin, Granvill, Vance and Warren counties through the Vance County School System and the former...

Church hosts arts showcase

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Family Church hosts the second Arts Café Summer Showcase Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. The Christian arts showcase features mime, dance, rap and spoken word. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The church is located at 231 Capcom Avenue. For more...

Business Briefs

Youngsville CEO lauded David S. Moody Jr., RPh, Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Wholesale Drug Company, was presented with the 2014 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and Genentech, Inc. Presented June 2 at the HDMA 2014...

Register now for continuing education classes at VGCC

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College is offering several continuing education classes at the main campus, 200 Community College Road, starting in August. Registration may be completed online at vgcc.edu/oex. For more information, call 252-738-3300. •Certified Production...

Vanilla Ice opens State Fair lineup

RALEIGH — The 2014 N.C. State Fair Dorton Arena lineup will feature performances by country, gospel, rock and contemporary Christian artists, along with a stand-up comedian. Shows start at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 at ncstatefair.or...

Republican Party second primary July 15

RALEIGH — The second primary election for the Wake County District Attorney nominee for the Republican Party is Tuesday. The vote will decide the race between John Bryant and Jeff Cruden. All Wake County polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Early voting for the...

Gen. Patton’s grandson to visit Wake Forest museum

WAKE FOREST — Novelist and historian Robert H. Patton will appear at a program and book-signing Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. The grandson of WWII General George S. Patton and relative to Wake Forest native Jody Totten, his fifth...
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Second retired K-9 dies

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is mourning the death of its second retired K-9 in as many weeks following the passing of K-9 Lagos, who died July 2 at the age of 11. Lagos, a German shepherd, joined the Wake Forest Police Department in 2006 and officially retired...

Franklin SPCA news

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Shelter cleanup day takes place from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 351 T. Kemp Road, Louisburg. Volunteers should wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes. Donations of bleach, white vinegar, rubber gloves, scrub brushes, spray...

Portion of greenway closed July 16

WAKE FOREST — A section of the Smith Creek Greenway, from Burlington Mills Road to the Neuse River Connector, will be closed for routine maintenance Wednesday, July 16, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The temporary closure will allow crews to mow two-foot wide shoulders along both sides...

Fire Pit to host feline fundraiser

WAKE FOREST — A fundraiser benefiting Purr Partners Feline Rescue is scheduled July 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Fire Pit BBQ & Smokehouse, 950 Gateway Commons Circle. The Fire Pit will donate 10 percent of food sales that day to the nonprofit organization. Purr Partners...

Learn about storms, senses and scams at senior workshops

FRANKLINTON — The N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering free classes at the Franklinton Senior Center, 602 E. Mason St. To sign up for the classes listed, call 919-496-3344. •Emergency preparedness for the family — Learn how to prepare for weather emergencies, including knowing...

FHS announces class reunion

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School class of 1984 is hosting a reunion for FHS 1980-89 graduates Sept. 26 and 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton. For more information, call Snowdean Jones Cannady at 919-818-0075 or e-mail snow@warrenshacklaw.com; or call Tony Harris at 919-291-4204...

Landscaping contract scrapped

By David Allen LOUISBURG — county commissioners decided to reject the only two bids for the landscaping services contract agreement for the county as they weren’t satisfied the lowest bidder could actually meet all the requirements for the job. The bid opening for the contract...
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Storm shifts family’s plans

WAKE FOREST — Henderson couple John and Vicki Faucette had planned to take their 6-year-old granddaughter to the beach for the July 4 holiday. But then, Arthur changed those plans for them. As the hurricane spun its way toward the Carolina coast, John Faucette changed their...

Keep cool at the museum in July

RALEIGH — There’s fun to be had for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St. in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. To register where indicated, call 919-807-7992. Admission is free unless otherwise noted and parking...

Aqua’s automatic rate hikes appealed

RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed an appeal in an attempt to stop Cary-based utility company Aqua from raising rates without public hearings. Aqua lists diverse local communities such as Wakefield Estates and Wakefield Plantation as well as Hasentree and Willow...