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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...
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Rolesville eyes downtown property

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The board of commissioners gave the go ahead to town staff to pursue negotiations for three parcels of land at the corner of South Main and West Young streets Tuesday night. The three pieces, totaling just under an acre, lie adjacent to a 9.67-acre...
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Old tree suddenly snaps

By David Allen WAKE FOREST – Marcia Klinder’Badgley of 709 Mill Street was spending the afternoon baking in her kitchen when she heard a loud noise. “I heard a rumbling kind of rolling sound, it reminded me of earthquakes in California,” Marcia recalled. “I looked out and this...

Last hurrah for an award-winning program

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Middle School’s Orchestra program held its spring recital June 10, which showcased beginning, intermediate and advanced orchestra levels. The concert, however, was clouded with the news that director LaSaundra Booth’s contract had not been...
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Young angler lands big fish

WAKE FOREST — Check out this 8-pound monster caught by Jacob Joyner yesterday (Wednesday), while using rubber worms. A sixth-grader at Zebulon Middle School, Jacob, age 12, spends a good portion of each summer fishing with his Uncle Ray, who first took him fishing when he was 5...
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Assisted living facility focuses on dementia care

Carillon opens in Heritage next month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new assisted living facility opens July 22 in Heritage, one that has a special wing for the care of Alzheimer’s patients. The Wake Forest Carillon (pronounced care-lawn) is the assisted living facility chain’s...
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On Patrol: Over-the-top dispute and youthful flasher

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — When Franklin County Sheriff Deputy A. Andrews was dispatched to 1580 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, mid-afternoon June 15 in reference to neighbor problems, he found more than the typical squabble over a property line. According to Andrew’s report,...
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Business Briefs

Ace Hardware ranks high for service J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction Study results ranked Ace Hardware highest in customer satisfaction with home improvement retail stores. Ace has captured this ranking every year since J.D. Power began study...

Stormwater hearing Tuesday

RALEIGH — State officials will host a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed rule that would put in place stormwater management requirements for oil and gas exploration and production sites, and proposed revisions to four land-application and wastewater-reuse rules. The public...

Deadline Monday for art tour

WAKE FOREST — The date has been set for the 19th annual Tour of Artists.  Galleries in downtown Wake Forest and studios around town will be open Sept. 6 and 7, with artists in attendance to give demonstrations and talk about their work. Artists may apply to be included on the...

Franklinton police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 13-21 Arrests No arrests reported. Incidents •A driver traveling on South Main Street reportedly had his vehicle shot at with a BB gun. Damage was visible on left rear passenger door and rear hatch back door. June 20, 6:30 p.m. •An employee of Cruizers on South Main...

Good neighbor nominees sought

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) is seeking youth and adult nominations for the 5th Annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. The award recognizes residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods without seeking or receiving...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 10-20 Arrests •Barry Lee Wilson, 61, 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, manufacture of methamphetamine and two counts possession and distribution of a...

Rolesville police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 13-21 Arrests •Siddhanth Sharma, 17, 100 Poetic Walk Drive, was arrested at home and charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer. Sharma was also charged with felony possession of marijuana. He was taken to jail. Bond amount was not...

Wake Forest police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 16-22 Arrests •Gene Thomas Longmire, 41, 3648 Mack Brummitt Road, Kittrell, was arrested at 911 Durham Road and charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and driving without an operator license. He was taken to the Wake County jail. June 22, 4:47 p.m. •Antonio...

The shine is on at Knightdale Festival

KNIGHTDALE — The Shine 4 Veterans Glitz Day Festival is scheduled July 5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Midtown Commons Shopping Center in Knightdale. The fundraiser supporting active duty military and veterans and their families is sponsored by Qdoba Mexican Grill and features live...

Library offers summer fun

The focus is on kids at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave. Most programs are free. Call for information and to register, if indicated. For more information, see wakegov.com/libraries. •Family storytime. Young children and their families participate in an...

Democratic candidates at picnic Sunday

RALEIGH — North Raleigh and Wake Forest Democrats are invited to a picnic Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Honeycutt Park, 1032 Clear Creek Farm Drive, Raleigh, to meet candidates who are on November’s ballot. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served. RSVP by e-mailing...

Camp C.A.R.E. offered by police department

ROLESVILLE — A free summer camp for kids ages 9-12 is scheduled July 28-August 1 at Rolesville High School. Camp C.A.R.E. (Choices Accountability Respect Excellence), sponsored by the Rolesville Police Department in partnership with the town’s parks and recreation department,...

Electric sales tax goes up Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — Everyone can expect to see their electric bills go up beginning July 1 courtesy of the Tax Simplification and Reduction Act passed by the Legislature last year which raised the sales tax on electricity from 3 to 7 percent. The new sales tax on electricity will...