Express plan review available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Inspections Department has introduced Express Residential Plan Review (ERPR). A real-time permit application review program for specific residential additions and renovations, ERPR may also be used for accessory structures, such as decks, covered...
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Herouxs run in the family

Retired Army Colonel Rich Heroux, left, administers the oath of enlistment July 2 to his grandson Alec Heroux, 17, a senior at Franklin Academy. A new member of the N.C. National Guard, Alec will train with his unit each month until he graduates from high school, then will take...
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Business Briefs

Rolesville Chamber Business After Hours tonight Mansfield Computing Solutions and Your Social Media Gal team up to host Roleville Chamber’s Business After Hours tonight (Thursday), 5:30-7 p.m. at the Chamber offices, 200 E. Young St. The theme is Christmas in July, and...

Homeowners’ insurance-rate hearing rescheduled

RALEIGH — The homeowners’ insurance-rate hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 6 has been rescheduled to give department experts more time to prepare testimony after significant revisions were made to the original rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau. The hearing is to begin...

Franklin County pet agencies unite for a common goal

YOUNGSVILLE — The three major animal welfare groups in Franklin County are collaborating in their efforts to promote animal fostering and adoptions, increase spay/neuter awareness and educate the public on animal care and welfare. The Franklin County Animal Control, Franklin...
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There’s a new lacrosse league in town

WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest is home to many different kinds of sports and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. One of the newest is Carolina Youth Lacrosse Club (CYLC), which offers the only Box Lacrosse league in Wake Forest. Last spring, Jay Boriotti and James Riedel came...

Library News – July 24, 2014

Bring the little ones to the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., for storytime. for more information, call 919-554-8498. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. •Family storytime. Young children and their...

Projects, volunteers sought for Day of Caring

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County is seeking projects and volunteers for its Day of Caring, which actually takes place on two Saturdays, September 20 and 27. Projects to be done by volunteers include yard work, painting, light repairs, house cleaning, simple porch...
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Falconry workshop Aug. 23

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a falconry apprentice workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of prey,...

Cub scouts recognized

By David Allen ROLESVILLE — Five scouts from Cub Scout Pack 141 won NOVA awards in science and math recently. The NOVA awards reward scouts for learning STEM–related fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and experiencing them through interesting activities....
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This Week In History – July 24, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1944 •Numerous thefts have occurred on the Wake Forest College campus in the past few weeks, prompting a chapel discussion by the student council. Considerable sums of money and...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 24, 2014

Reported through July 20 Arrests •Santiago Gilberto Carrillo Jr., 21, 3215 Calumet Dr. Apt. H, Raleigh, was arrested at 106 Jared Way, Louisburg, and charged with felony larceny. He was taken to jail and held on $15,000 bond. July 16, 6:51 p.m. •Scott Gregory Harrah, 29, 45...

Wake crime – July 24, 2014

Falls •Esteban Bolanos Nava, 40, 1312 Steinbeck Drive, Raleigh, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer A.A. Lagana at 10000 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, in Falls and charged with driving while impaired. July 17, 3:50 p.m. •Jeffery Karl Legree, 28, 2612 Elmwood View Drive,...
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House Fire

From Staff Reports YOUNGSVILLE — Firefighters from Youngsville, Franklinton, Wake Forest and Bunn responded to an early afternoon house fire at 1425 Moores Pond Road, July 18. The occupants of the home were able to evacuate before first responders arrived, alerted to the fire by...

Wake Forest police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported July 14-July 20 Arrests •Mario Tapia Jimenez, 30, 401 Chalk Level Road, No. 1, Durham, was arrested at Galaxy Drive and Dr. Calvin Jones Highway, and charged with felonious restraint of a 23-year-old Durham woman. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $25,000...

Rolesville police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported July 7-21 Arrests •Luis Cancano Modesto, 37, 300 Silent Farm St., was arrested at home and charged with assault on a female. He was taken to  the Wake County jail. July 13, 12:04 a.m. •Jennifer Baker Pearce, 33, 486 Bethlehem Church Road, Youngsville, was arrested at...

Franklinton police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported through July 20 Arrests •Jimmie McCoy, 36, 30 Pine Street, was arrested July 19 and charged with assault, inflicting serious injury. The individual he allegedly assaulted, a 36-year-old man, reportedly walked up to his uncle’s door at 106 Allen Ave., wearing a bloody...
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Riverside HS gathers after 50 years

LOUISBURG — Approximately 50 members of the Riverside High School class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion June 7 at the school on West River Road in Louisburg. The reunion included a tour of the building that housed the school in 1964, live entertainment and a meal. Former...

Franklin County SPCA news

FRANKLIN COUNTY —The Meow Luau is scheduled Saturday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Wake Forest’s Holding Park pool, 133 W. Owen Ave. Tickets are available through Friday at the Franklin County SPCA office, 1614 U.S. 1, Youngsville. Call 919-556-0954 for more information. Foster homes...

School Briefs

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 birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residence (utility bill,...
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Franklinton student attends leadership seminar

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School student Joshua Bass recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at N.C. State University, along with 150 other young leaders representing high schools from Eastern and Central North Carolina. Bass is the son of Jerome...
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Mayor Jones helps bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Month

By David Allen WAKE FOREST – Carillon Assisted Living hosted Mayor Vivian Jones July 9 as she delivered a proclamation to recognize Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. “Scientists are working to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s disease,” Jones said during the meeting. “Working together...
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Tigers take championship tourney

WAKE FOREST — In the June 24 Wake Forest Parks and Recreation 11/12 Little League Championship Game at J.B. Flaherty Park, the Wake Forest Tigers baseball team, 12-1, avenged their only loss of the season, a 4-3 nail-biter three weeks ago, by beating the defending champion and...