Reagan to keynote GOP dinner

RALEIGH — Political commentator and columnist Michael Reagan is the scheduled keynote speaker at the Wake County Republican Women’s fundraiser dinner and silent auction Sunday, Sept. 28. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road,...

Baptist association to meet Aug. 16

WAKE FOREST — The annual session of the Wake Missionary Baptist Association convenes Aug. 16 at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road. Dr. Enoch E. Holloway is host pastor, and Dr. Haywood T. Gray, executive secretary of the General Baptist State Convention...
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A family’s forever home

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — If you’ve driven North Main Street, odds are you’ve seen the old house on the corner of West Juniper Avenue. 427 North Main St. is a home in need of renovation, and Shelley McPhatter and her fiancé, David White, are the two to do it. “Shelley fell in...

Democratic women to gather Aug. 28

RALEIGH — Democratic Women of Wake County will hold their monthly meeting Aug. 28. State Representatives Rosa Gill and Yvonne Holley have been invited to speak on the bills passed during the 2014 Legislature and their impact on women. The buffet line opens at 11:30 a.m., and the...
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This Week In History – Aug. 7, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •The Seaboard Airline Railroad passenger station, unused since it was damaged in a fire in 1963, is being torn down and will be replaced by a modern building that includes...

Louisburg, Raleigh meet drinking water goals

RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Water Resources’ Public Water Supply section has announced that Louisburg’s water treatment plant, along with 37 other water systems are being recognized with the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Award. The award honors water systems for...

Livestock producers to meet

LOUISBURG — Livestock producers are invited to attend a meeting Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. Guido van der Hoeven, NCSU agricultural extension economist, will present an update on changes to the farm sales tax recently passed by the N.C....

NCWORKS opens new office

RALEIGH — The Capital Area Workforce Development Board opened its new Wake County workforce development office, NCWORKS Career Center, at 1830 B Tillery Place, Raleigh, Aug. 4. Customers have access to services including: •free Internet; •employment planning; •career assessment...
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3Phoenix expands

Company lauded by town, state leaders. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Eight months after breaking ground, defense tech company 3Phoenix is ready to expand into its second Wake Forest building. Tuesday town, chamber and state leaders joined company officials on Capcom Avenue for the...
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Teen’s loss resonates

Wakefield Wolverine football teammates of Timothy Michael Adams shared hugs all around after arriving at a memorial service for their late friend Friday at Joyner Park. “He’s always going to be in our hearts. He’s always going to be in our minds. He’s always going to be on that...
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Franklin County deputy recovering from brain infection

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Bronson Murphy is out of the hospital, but faces months of continued treatment for a golf-ball size mass of infection on his brain, according to his wife, Lindsay Murphy. A gofundme.com site has been set up to raise...
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Planning board OKs pool plans

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Rolesville planning board members for-warded on to town commissioners all four cases that came before them Monday, with recommendations that commissioners approve them all. Planning board members reviewed the site-plan application for a...
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Manager: County has good reason for optimism

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — When Franklin County Manager Angela Harris prepared to give the annual State of the County address at Vance Granville Community College in Louisburg Thursday, she decided to take a different approach. Rather than just throw out numbers and assorted...
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Outage slows traffic, commerce

WAKE FOREST — A circuit overload was the cause of the power outage Friday afternoon that knocked out the lights, computers and cash registers to more than 1,500 homes and businesses. All Wake Forest Power customers north of Dr. Calvin Jones Highway were affected, including...
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This Week in History – July 31, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1944 •The Wake Forest College Old Gold & Black reports that the rich uncle of student Randy Nelms of Brooklyn, N.Y., left the bulk of his $3.5 million estate to the student...
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Cary man wins Relay bicycle

During a recent wrap-up celebration for Northern Wake Relay For Life, Daniel Perry of Cary was announced as the winner of a $400 beach bicycle. The bike fundraiser netted $458 to the American Cancer Society thanks to the Duke Energy Power Walkers Team. Perry purchased six tickets...
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On Patrol: Police report rash of vehicle break-ins

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — From July 21 to 27, Wake Forest police responded to at least 28 reports of vehicle break-ins. Everything from computers to GPS devices, cash, sunglasses, and a couple of firearms were reported stolen. More than a few wallets, bank cards and drivers’...

Business Briefs

CiCi’s covers the cruiser for charity To cap off its month-long fundraising initiative for Special Olympics North Carolina, CiCi’s Pizza hosts a Cover the Cruiser event today (Thursday) at participating locations, including in Wake Forest, 12516 Capital Blvd. CiCi’s guests are...

History museum offers much to do in August

RALEIGH — There’s a lot to do and see at the N.C. Museum of History in August. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free on the weekends. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St. downtown. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or see ncmuseumofhistory.org....

Wake Forest police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported July 21-26 Arrests •Hector Jackson Romero-Gamez, 18, 308 Bargate Street, Apt. 1, Cary, was arrested at 1000 E. Chatham St., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and having no operator’s license. He was cited and released. July 26, 12:35 a.m. •Eleazar...

Franklinton police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported through July 27 Arrests •Bryant Thorpe, 31, 3368 Raleigh Road, Henderson, was arrested at 4349 West River Road, Franklinton, and charged with two counts financial card theft and two counts obtaining property through false pretenses, all felonies. He was taken to jail and...

Reagan keynote at GOP dinner

RALEIGH — Political commentator and columnist Michael Reagan is the scheduled keynote speaker at the Wake County Republican Women’s fundraiser dinner and silent auction Sept. 29. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road,...

Youngsville police reports – July 31, 2014

Arrests  •Ricky Ray Mendoza Hernandez, 20, 20 Medlins Way, Louisburg, was arrested at Rose Mart and charged with underage alcohol consumption, driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and carrying a concealed weapon. He was taken to jail and held on $2,500 bond. July...

Rolesville police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported July 25 Arrests •Demetris Alston, 1121 Sandway Lane, Wake Forest, was arrested at home and charged with financial card forgery and identity theft. He was taken to jail. July 18, 11:38 a.m. •Carson Marie Varney, 19, 413 Brook Creek Drive, Cary, was arrested at 3301...