Coat drive through March

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Youth Advisory Board is collecting clean, gently used coats and jackets during the month of March as part of a community service project. All donated coats will be given to the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club for distribution to local people in...

Arbor Day means free trees

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The county Cooperative Extension office sponsors its annual tree giveaway Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m. at the Farmers Market in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. Bare root trees including crape myrtle, persimmon, flowering dogwood, white oak,...
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Girl Scouts earn silver awards

WAKE FOREST — Kayla Resco and Abigail Nacional, both of Wake Forest, and Leanne Epstein, of Raleigh, have been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts — North Carolina Coastal Pines. The silver award is the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her project,...

Child struck by car

WAKE FOREST — A 6-year-old child darted into traffic and was struck by a car Saturday. The child, Christian Garcia, of Wake Forest, was not seriously injured, according to Wake Forest police spokesman Bill Crabtree. The accident occurred at about 4:10 p.m. on Roosevelt Street at...

Calling all artists

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club invites artists to show and sell their work at the annual Mad Hatters’ Art & Garden Market. The Market is Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Activities on the museum grounds,...

Wake Forest police reports MArch 6, 2014

For week of Feb. 24-March 2 Arrests •Akeen Schmal Plummer, 33, 3208 Constock Road, Raleigh, was arrested at 10201 Capital Blvd. and charged with driving while impaired (DWI)-level 1. He was taken to the Wake County jail. Officer B.M. Love, March 2, 11:43 p.m. •Joel Russell Akins,...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports March 6, 2014

Arrests •Brent Bruce Dodhum, 32, 227 John Mitchell Road, Youngsville, was arrested on a felony warrant out of Wake County for obtaining property by false pretense. He was taken to jail and held on $1,000 bond. Officer S. Anders. March 1, 2 p.m. •Stashawn Smith, 20, 5372 N.C. 561,...

Franklinton/Youngsville police reports March 6, 2014

Franklinton Arrests •Randi Lee Ottinger, 34, 35 Alcock Lane, Youngsville, was arrested on Winston Street and charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and driving while license revoked. she was taken to the Franklin County jail and released on written promise to appear. Sgt. K.J....

Wake crime March 6, 2014

Reported Feb. 12-24. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Drug offenses were reported on the 10000 block of Sorrills Creek Lane, Raleigh, in Falls. Feb. 24, 11:11 a.m. •Christopher Bridges, 23, 64 Shire Court, Raleigh, was arrested by Raleigh...

Rolesville police reports March 6, 2014

Arrests •Raymond Edward Hull IV, 22, 624 Moultonboro Ave., Wake Forest, was arrested at 304 S. Main St., and charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer C. Langston, March 3, 2:09 p.m. •Kyle Edward Strawser, 29, 7321 Rock Service...
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Fruits and veggies in your landscape

By Jeana Myers Wake County Cooperative Extension RALEIGH — Think you don’t have room to grow fruits or vegetables? Concerned they will be too messy or not blend in with your landscape? The following tips from Wake County Extension Horticulture Agent Jeana Myers will help you make...

Business Briefs – Mar. 6, 2014

Baker promoted Deborah Bordeaux, president of Stay at Home Senior Care, announces the promotion of Emily Baker to full-time scheduling administrator. Emily has worked as an in-home aide with Stay at Home since 2012. In her new role, she schedules caregivers to accommodate client...

Stay safe online

WAKE FOREST — CenturyLink, Inc. is dedicated to protecting its customers’ Internet experience and, timed with National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) March 2-8, provides a list of recommended security tips to promote safe Internet use. “The Internet has expanded the capabilities...
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Local film studio releases movie

WAKE FOREST — Uptone Pictures’ most recent film, A Long Way Off, premieres May 6 at a Los Angeles film festival. The Wake Forest-based movie company filmed much of the modern day prodigal son story in and around Raleigh and Wake Forest. Some of the more picturesque scenes were...

Wake Forest High reunion tomorrow

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High class of 1957 reunion luncheon is scheduled tomorrow (Friday), 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St. All classmates from 1953-62 are welcomed to attend. For more information, call Tonita Stephenson at 910-483-4504 or e-mail...
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Stadium Drive changing

Sidewalks in $1.7 million plan, cost tied to future bonds and grants. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Take a walk down Stadium Drive and you’ll quickly see why the town is working on a project to run sidewalks down the length of it. Students, some high-schoolers, some seminary, have...
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Achieving the impossible

  Wake Forest wrestler Nashid Barrow is now a state champion. Though he’s wrestled for only three years, he dazzles spectators with his speed and tactical prowess. Barrow has set his sights next on Nationals at Virginia Beach in November and hopes to achieve All-American...

Common Core debate tonight

WAKE FOREST — Franklin County Schools, in collaboration with Louisburg College, presents North Carolina’s Implementation of the Common Core Standards — Point/Counterpoint, tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Louisburg College Auditorium, 501 North Main St. in Louisburg. Special...
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Thrift shop gives back

Nonprofit turns donations into cash for schools. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Late last year, a new nonprofit thrift store opened at 839 S. Main St. Last week, its managers had tallied enough profit to give several thousand dollars to 12 neighborhood schools. “We are just so...
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Rolesville looks ahead to needs of new year

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — When Rolesville town commissioners and staff gathered for their annual retreat Friday, the tone was decidedly different from the prior year. Although there are still many needs different departments have and the lack of more commercial development...

Dirt Day garden fest taking shape

Festival designed to bring people downtown between Mardi Gras, Meet in the Street. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It’s been more than a year since the downtown streetscape work was completed; the streets are clean of clay, dirt and dust and the foot traffic has come back redoubled....

Plane clips powerlines; no one hurt

LOUISBURG — A student pilot narrowly escaped serious injury, or worse, when his plane reportedly lost too much altitude on a turn and flew under some power lines Sunday. Witnesses on Thomas Jones Road reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office that a low flying airplane had...

Wake County pistol permits now online

RALEIGH — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office has made it possible to apply for Pistol Purchase and Concealed Carry permits online. There is a nominal convenience fee associated with the use of the online service. This new service will be in addition to permit services presently...
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News staff gobbles up treats

We’re pretty sure we haven’t done anything to deserve it, but we were definitely blessed when a substantial amount of baked goodies showed up in our break area Tuesday. A group of young ladies from Youngsville’s Faith Baptist Church surprised the newspaper staff with enough...