Rolesville elementary students are top athletes

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Elementary recently placed sixth out of 24 schools in the Northern Regional First in Fitness competition held March 10. Students competed in multiple fitness events, including the mile run, one-minute speed rope, standing long jump, pull-ups, shuttle run,...

Kudos – Week of April 9, 2015

Academics honored •Marie Leighton McCall of Wake Forest earned high honors at Phillips Exeter Academy for the winter 2015 semester. •Ashley N. Brown of Wake Forest earned highest honors at Phillips Exeter Academy for the winter 2015 semester. Degrees conferred •Alexander Mulnick...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — World Heritage International Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, nonprofit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea, Scandinavia and the former...

Band holds mattress sale Saturday

School Briefs - Week of April 9, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage High •The Heritage High School band will be hosting a mattress sale, April 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the school. Name-brand mattress sets such as Beautyrest and Restonic will be on...

Wake County schools integrated in 1965

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •To comply with the Civil Rights Act, Wake County school districts have been abolished and students will be assigned to schools selected by their parent or guardian. The...

Wake Forest police reports – April 9, 2015

Arrests Reported March 30-April 5. •Gloria Yamina Romero, 40, 18 Oak Meadows Circle, Youngsville, was arrested at 2500 Burlington Mills Road and charged with two counts of simple worthless check. She was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $4,000 bond. April 4, 10:17 p....

Rolesville police reports

Reported March 27-April 6. Arrests •Kenneth Stewart White, 51, 425 Lewis St., Oxford, was arrested at 9409 Louisburg Road, Wake Forest, and charged on warrants for assault on a female (Granville County) and simple worthless check (Durham County). April 6, 1:50 a.m. •Matthew...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – April 9, 2015

Reported March 27-April 1. Arrests •Damian Shelton Desrochers, 18, 724 West Green St., Franklinton, was arrested at 722 W. Green St., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500...

Wake County crime – April 9, 2015

Reported March 31 to April 6. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Thomas Jason Keys, 33,  2211 Raven Road, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer M.L. Hathaway at the Wake County jail and charged with possession with intent to...

Wake Forest man charged with rape

RALEIGH — A Wake Forest man is charged with multiple sex offenses, rape, assault and kidnapping, at least in some cases relating to prostitution. Thomas Jefferson Lynn, 63, 1520 Crenshaw Point, Wake Forest, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer C.A. Wilkie at 3020 Hillsborough...

Family’s plans vanish in fire

Destruction of historic residence is under investigation. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The whole community was watching. That’s what David White and Shelley McPhatter have learned since the house they were restoring at 427 N. Main St. was destroyed by fire March 25. “The positive...

Residents test drive new superstreet intersection

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Long-suffering residents, who’ve been waiting nearly a year past when the highway was originally to be completed, got their first peek at how the U.S. 401 bypass superstreet intersection at East Young Street will work when it partially opened Monday...

Pop tops 37,000

Development, multifamily housing on the upswing in Wake Forest. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Population growth is inching back up to traditional levels in-town, after the post-recession slump in new housing starts. Wake Forest planners recently released a report detailing growth...

Commissioners approve truck purchase

YOUNGSVILLE — With time being an issue to make the purchase, Youngsville town commissioners voted to spend up to $14,550 to buy the town a 2008 Ford F-250 four-wheel drive pickup Tuesday. Commissioners convened the special-called meeting, and took less than five minutes to...

Writers Guild to host retreat May 2

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild will host a writers day retreat May 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rolling View community building at Falls of the Neuse State Park, 13304 Creedmoor Road. The featured speaker will be author Tammy Falkner. She has more...

Donate pajamas for good cause

WAKE FOREST — Local chapters of Women in Networking (WIN) are collecting pajamas for the One Million Good Nights Pajama Program. The Pajama Program is a nonprofit organization providing new pajamas and books to children-in-need. The donated clothes will be distributed to kids...

Enter livestock show by April 10

LOUISBURG — Franklin County youth ages 5-19 years old are eligible to participate in the third annual Livestock FUN show April 24. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep. The event is held at the Double D Equestrian Center,  733 Egypt Church Road, Louisburg. Participants will...

Half an ounce from victory

by Marty Simpkins Bass fishing tournaments were held at Falls Lake Saturday. Local fishermen endured the cold weather for hopes of catching “the big one.” One of the tournaments was the BNB (Bass N Bucks) Bassmasters of Raleigh. Fishermen from all over the area put their boats in...

Downtown charity car show is June 20

WAKE FOREST — The third annual Wake Forest Charity Car Show will take place Father’s Day weekend, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in historic downtown Wake Forest. The all-volunteer event, presented by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. (WFD), showcases classic and antique automobiles...

History in Review

WAKE FOREST — A special Writers Night in the Forest was held March 26 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, featuring several panelists who talked about Wake Forest’s history through the years. Special attention was paid to those who have published books on the subject including...

Franklin County historic homes, gardens on tour

LOUISBURG — Step back in time and join the seventh biennial Franklin County Historic Homes and Gardens Tour Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday April 19, 1 - 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Person Place Preservation Society. Twelve special historic gems are on...

American veterans distribute hygiene kits

LOUISBURG — AMVETS (American Veterans), a premier veterans service organization, distributed hygiene kits to their comrades at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Wednesday. Commander Gregory Scott of local AMVETS Post 201 said, “Because We Care Day is our way of saying thanks...