Bear spotted near downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH — Residents and law enforcement reported seeing a bear in the Five Points area of Raleigh early this morning. The bear, which appeared to be on the move, was spotted just after midnight in the 2100 block of Carroll Drive. Residents are asked to be alert to the possibility...

Traffic alert for Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest issued an alert this afternoon that Sunday, June 8, from approximately 6-7 a.m., the traffic control devices in the vicinity of the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (NC 98) and Capital Boulevard (US 1) intersection will not be operational. According...
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Makeup of WFFD questioned

Commissioner Margaret Stinnett wants town to appoint nonprofit’s board. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Should the town have more say in how the fire department works? That seemed to be Commissioner Margaret Stinnet’s contention Tuesday during a mention of the town’s budget draf...

New neighborhood clears hurdle

Planning Board signs off on community in northeast Wake Forest. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new subdivision plan with a large amount of open space, including pond, creeks and parks, cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, with the 4-3 recommendation by the town planning board to...
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On Patrol: Suspicious fire, drug arrests and accidental cop shooting mean busy week for local law

Sex offender found WAKE FOREST — A sex offender with a record a mile long was arrested May 28 for failure to register as a sex offender, another sex offender residence violation, as well as assaulting a handicapped person and assault on a female. William Richard Mims, 45, 225...
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Concert of Hope and Healing Sunday

Commissioned piece honors local woman killed in wreck. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Dr. Jeanine Skinner’s sister Sandra Hewitt died in a car crash a year and a half ago. The suddenness of it has left a gulf in the hearts of people who knew and loved her. This Sunday at 3 p.m.,...
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Arrests made in forcible rape incident

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests Saturday, including one for a Wake Forest man, in connection with a kidnapping and rape that was reported early that morning. Taken into custody and charged with first degree forcible rape and first degree...
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Gluten Free now at new market

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville residents Adam and Sarah Stokes are thrilled the new farmers market is up and running. They’ve been operating Gluten Free with Sarah B bakery for some time, selling their yummy treats in Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Apex among other places. Now, they can...

Franklinton students learn valuable business skills

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — A new kind of honors class has been making waves at Franklionton High School since 2012 A Virtual Enterprise (VE) class, led by Lisa Davis, teaches students valuable skills through a virtual world of business. The company, Axis Enterprise, allows...

Business Briefs

Bill Leslie, Lorica to perform Sunday WRAL-TV news anchor Bill Leslie and the Celtic-fusion ensemble, Lorica, present an afternoon of original Appalachian Celtic music and storytelling at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Sunday at 3 p.m. The Renaissance Centre is located at 405...

ROUSs to invade Rolesville Saturday

ROLESVILLE — If you don’t know what a ROUS is, then you likely haven’t seen the classically quotable Princess Bride and also don’t know who Buttercup and Prince Humperdinck are. But you are in luck as the the town of Rolesville is set to host its second outdoor film showing...

Rolesville reaches for fiber, too

ROLESVILLE — Fiber-optic lines are being installed in Wake Forest, and Rolesville is hoping to benefit from the close proximity. In an e-mail letter to residents this week, Brian Hicks, Rolesville’s town manager, asked residents to show their interest in having such a project...

Franklinton police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Timothy Person, aka Tiny Tim, 53, anywhere Franklinton, was arrested in the parking lot of Food Lion in Franklinton and charged with trespassing. May 26, 7:43 p.m. •Benjamin William Ivey, 30, 75 Applegate Drive, was arrested at home and charged with trespassing and drug...

Wake Forest police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Alex Michael Morris, 22, 3132 Gross Ave., was arrested at 214 Hinton Oakes Blvd., Knightdale and charged with failure to appear. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. June 1, 10:49 p.m. •Pretina Ann Jackson, 44, 223 N. Allen Road, No. 175, was...

Wake crime – June 5th, 2014

Reported May 24-30. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Michael Anthony Tetreault, 51, 2209 Karns Place, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer S.J. Hellman at his residence and charged with assault on a female. May 28, 4 a....

Juneteenth document touring state

RALEIGH — A handful of documents changed the character of the United States. The 13th Amendment, formally ending legal slavery in this country, is one of them. As part of the approaching observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, there will be a tour of Nor...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Terry Durand Tharrington, 52, 178 Alert Road, Louisburg, was arrested at 96 Crowder Road, Castalia, and charged with resisting a public officer, pursuant to a breaking and entering in progress call. June 2, 7:22 p.m. •Cephus Edward Dunston Jr., 66, 74 Happy Valley Trails...
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Visit Bentonville battlefield June 14

FOUR OAKS — Discover camp life and the role of the Civil War enlisted man in battle at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historians in period dress demonstrate how Union and Confederate soldiers made meals,...
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DARE grads pedal away winners

WAKEFIELD — More than 300 students who graduated from the Raleigh and Wake Forest police Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) programs attended a celebratory skate night at Jellybeans in Wakefield May 17. The graduates completed 10 weeks of DARE lessons, which stress the...
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Raise it up and sing

RALEIGH — Celebrate Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of the Star Spangled Banner, Saturday, June 14, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, as Americans across the country “Raise It Up!” Led by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American...
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Scouts honor deceased vets with flags

More than 100 scouts met at the American Legion early May 24, then they assisted Wake Forest veteran organizations in decorating veterans’ graves with American flags. Approximately 900 veterans interred in 15 area cemeteries received the flags to honor their sacrifice.

Help pets at fundraiser Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin County Humane Society’s fundraising event takes place Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Tractor Supply, 55 Gatekeeper Road in Youngsville. The day’s festivities include a yard sale, antiques and art, food vendors and more. Farm animals will be on display,...

Mitchell Mill Road hearing postponed

RALEIGH — A public hearing scheduled July 1 on the planned widening of Mitchell Mill Road has been postponed. At the request of city staff, the city council voted 6-0 Tuesday to reschedule the public hearing to a later date. A new date for the public hearing will be announced...

Pick a number between 41 and 43

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host First Friday Flix tomorrow at 7 p.m. and it’s sure to be a hit with baseball fans. Due to the terms and conditions outlined in its agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, the Renaissance Centre is not...