Habitat project July 26

WAKE FOREST — Habitat Wake Young Professionals are meeting July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a component build. The group will meet at Hope House, 334 N. Allen Road, and build framing components to be used as part of a partner family’s home. For more information, see...
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Rangers clean up competition

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Ranger Little League softball team are the regular season champs and also won the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation LLSB tournament.  Team members are, from fron left, Gabriella Gaviria, Kennedy Flowers, Melanie Burke, Cora Brown, Mary Cobbs, in back,...

No fireworks but plenty of Fourth fun in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — As most have already learned, the town of Rolesville is not hosting its annual fireworks show this year. A lack of funding and volunteers led to the cancellation. In lieu of the traditional events, however, the newly opened Rolesville Farmers Market, 105 W. Young...

Kerr Lake boat access reopens

MANSON — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the County Line Boating Access Area on Kerr Lake in Vance County after completing renovations last week. The area, which is located at 188 County Line in Manson, is a popular destination for anglers looking to catch...

Business Briefs

Food truck rodeo coming A Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Virgil’s Jamaica, JAM Ice Cream, Hibachi Xpress,...

Wake Forest police reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 23-30 Arrests •Shelby Kaye Carter, 50, 908-302 Sugar Gap Road, was arrested at home and charged with violating a domestic violence protection order and damage to real property in connection with a June 29 incident at a restaurant at 3309 Rogers Road. A 2012 Infinity...
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Williams recognized by American Legion

Franklinton American Legion Post 52 awarded the 2014 School Award Medal to Dominique Williams, a graduating senior of Franklinton High School. The School Award Medal Program recognizes graduating seniors who have exhibited exceptional attributes of courage, honor, leadership,...

Heritage Middle School gets in the spirit

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Showing off their school spirit, Heritage Middle School recently added a new fixture to their front lawn – a giant rock that can be painted with various messages or just to pump up students. Amy Poovey Light, who will be the Interim Assistant...

Wake crime – June 3, 2014

Reported June 13-18. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Larceny from a vehicle was reported in a parking area on the 1300 block of Wellwater Court, Raleigh, in Falls. June 17, 8:09 a.m. •Betty Atkins Bland, 73, 2040 Hornbeck Court, Raleigh, in...
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On Patrol: Gang member apprehended, drug crimes halted

By Clellie Allen ZEBULON — Interagency cooperation helped the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office get a reported armed Crip gang member off the street and back into custody after he fled his Alamance County house arrest Saturday. Tyler Edward Worth, 22, was on electronically...

Rolesville police reports – June 3, 2014

Arrests •James Daniel Leonard, 26, 1858 White Level Road, Louisburg, was arrested by Rolesville Police at Purnell Road and Capital Boulevard and charged with possession of heroin, driving while impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia. June 28, 1:50 a.m. Inciden...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 19-30 Arrests •Gary Bullock, 50, 75/79 Eaves St., Lot 7, Henderson, and  Angela Denise Brown, 44, 671-A Highland Ave., Henderson, were arrested on West River Road near May Road and charged with larceny. They were taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500...

Neighborly act stops robbery

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A quick-thinking, alert neighbor saved one Heritage family the heartache of coming home and finding their belongings gone. Helen Bertelli and family were away from home when she got word her house was being broken into. “We are in the car …...

Youngsville police reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 22-30 Arrests •Timothy Bryan Hogan, 21, 320 N. Nassau St., was arrested on Winston Street June 29, 11:12 a.m. for larceny. Assistant Chief M. Thomas pulled Hogan over after checking his Franklinton vehicle license plate and finding a preexisting warrant for...
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Alert neighbor foils burglary

WAKE FOREST — If Helen Bertelli is looking for  nominees for the Good Neighbor Award, she might have found them in her next-door neighbors who are credited with helping stop a burglary of Bertelli’s home . “We are in the car (away from home) and our next-door neighbors saw a guy...
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Have a blast July 4th

Wake Forest, Franklin County events planned for Independence Day. By David Leone Rolesville canceled its Independence Day festivities this year, but there are plenty of other opportunities in Wake Forest, Franklinton and Louisburg for people who want to enjoy the Fourth of July...
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Franklin Sheriff’s Office busts meth lab

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies made three arrests June 19 in connection with the discovery of a meth lab at 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg,  near Youngsville, after serving a search warrant. The homeowner, Barry Lee Wilson, 61, was charged with...
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Sam’s Club will build traffic signals

Planning Board to review permit for bulk discount store off Caveness Farms Avenue Tuesday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Talk with the traffic engineer who studied the Sam’s Club planned for 13 acres between Walmart and Caveness Farms Apartments and you’ll realize two things: 1....
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War and remembrance

David Carpenter and son, Marc, look over the just unveiled World War II exhibit at the Wake Forest Historical Museum Sunday. Marc, who just moved to Wake Forest, learned a lot about the town’s involvement in the war. More photos, here. To read more about the exhibit, see...
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Wake Forest Police nab burglary suspects

WAKE FOREST — Police arrested three local men June 18 believed to be responsible for a rash of residential break-ins in northern Wake Forest. Marvin Wyche, 17, 1634-B Burgundy Dr., Raleigh, has been charged with five counts of residential breaking and entering, five counts of...
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Harp concert will benefit the hungry

Once-destitute woman returns to area to pay it forward through music. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Jasmine Hogan first took up playing the harp, her family was penniless and had to rely on trips to Tri-Area Ministry for food and clothing. Now she’s found a way to pay it...
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Girasole’s Italian menu is finito

Restaurant being remade, renamed Farm Table, with all locally grown food. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The farm-to-table movement is coming to town, but diners don’t have to wait for a new restaurant to be built. Girasole Trattoria is reworking its interior and its menu to...
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This Week In History – June 26, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •The Wake Forest Rural Fire Department has a new, $14,400, pumper truck with exterior controls, a 750-gallon per minute flow and 500 gallon booster tank. It replaces the 1942...