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...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 31, 2014

Reported through July 28 Arrests •Kristine Gentile Harris, 46, 1217 King St., Henderson, was arrested at 1375 Pete Smith Road, Louisburg, and charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine — both felonies — and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken...

We the People meet Aug. 7

LOUISBURG — We the People of Franklin County Patriots will hold a dinner meeting Aug. 7 at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. A social and the dinner start at 6 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be District 1 congressional candidate Arthur...

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...

FHS hosts 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...
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The little team that could — Youngsville second in nation

By David Allen Staff Writer YOUNGSVILLE — Practice, practice and more practice is the key to success according to three hard working 8- and 9-year-olds. Rett Johnson, Samuel Lilly and Jake Phan were three of the 12 Youngsville All-Stars who traveled more than 1,000 miles to...
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Bocce ball court dedicated

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department held a dedication ceremony Friday to unveil the new bocce ball court at Tyler Run Park, 830 Pineview Drive, and honor the Boy Scout who made it possible. Jared Blaylock designed and constructed...
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WFHS student wins scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School 2014 graduate Jala Robinson was awarded  a scholarship from Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU). Jala is the daughter of Patrick and Mary Robinson of Wake Forest. She plans to use the award to study at UNC-Charlotte. The LGFCU...

Seven to join Sports Hall of Fame

CHAPEL HILL — Seven individuals have been selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. The late Jack Holley of Teachey, Ralph Holloway of Morehead City, the late Joe Miller of Wilmington, Chris Norman of Shelby, Moyer Smith of...

Access school supply lists

RALEIGH — Some area schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year: Their supply lists are posted on Teacher- Lists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory. With just one or two clicks, parents may find all of their 2014 lists and get a head start...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year.  Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active...
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What’s in season at markets?

I am asked throughout the growing season what produce is in season. Keep in mind that the list does not reflect what is available at the grocery store. Peaches are generally ready June through September. Apples and grapes are generally ready August through October. Blueberries...
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Ninetieth reunion for Rogers family

ROLESVILLE — The 90th William Washington and Anne Elizabeth Stell Rogers Family reunion was held Sunday at Rolesville Baptist Church, 203 E. Young St. Nearly 90 people attended. The families represented at the reunion were Charity Helen Rogers Moody (five members), William Oscar...
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Wildlife license fees change

WAKE FOREST — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced several changes to its hunting, inland fishing and trapping licenses, which will go into effect Aug. 1. Changes include: •Increased fees for certain short-term, annual and lifetime licenses. The duration of a...

Reserve town facilities for 2015 starting Monday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will accept 2015 facility rental reservations for selected town facilities starting Monday at 8 a.m. Reservations for the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., and spaces at E. Carroll...
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Adams’ memorial service Friday

WAKE FOREST — A celebration of life memorial service for Timothy Michael Adams, 18, of Wake Forest, will take place Friday at 6 p.m., at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned July 5 in the Tuckaseigee River...
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Charges brought in death of infant

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Three weeks after discovering the body of a dead 8.5-pound newborn baby girl buried in the yard of a Fox Ridge Farms home, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest. Ashley Marie Reed, 16, 114 Southcreek Drive, was arrested Tuesday...
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Cast chosen for Helium theater production

Forest Moon Theater Company to present comedy/drama in September. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company has selected the cast for its next play, Helium, which will be presented at the town’s new Renaissance Centre Sept. 19-27. The cast consists of Lisa Binon as...

Free health clinic at Richland Creek Church

WAKE FOREST — As a part of its outreach mission, Live, Love, Serve, Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, will host a community health clinic Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. The services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis...
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‘Can’t wait for Chirba, Chirba!’

Wake Forest’s first food truck rodeo is Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There is nothing quite so enticing to modern man (and woman!) as the thought of filling up one’s stomach with delicious food. So area residents are pleased to hear about a food truck rodeo coming to...
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Hey, check this out!

Sebastian Kavanaugh directs Rachel Mahoney to look at a large, pointy caterpillar (on the leaf) during a Wake County Extension Master Gardeners Green Thumb Camp at Flaherty Park Community Center Monday. The youths were learning about butterflies and moths, in all stages of...

Details slim in police raid

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Law enforcement officials have provided few details about Friday’s daytime raid of an East End home that involved 20-plus officers in riot gear with assault-style rifles. Witnesses stated they saw a SWAT team jump out of an unmarked van yelling “Go!...
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Wake Forest police officer retires

Wake Forest Police Officer Teresa Gurley recently retired after a little more than 10 years on the town’s force. She is shown here being presented her badge and gun by Police Chief Jeff Leonard. Gurley spent four years as a school resource officer at Wake Forest (-Rolesville)...
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Sponsors sought for Purple Heart dinner

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available — and sponsors are still needed — for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Wake...