Did someone take your tax refund?

RALEIGH — The tax filing deadline has passed, and many taxpayers are eagerly awaiting their refunds. But what if an identity thief filed a fraudulent return in your name and already has claimed your refund? The Consumer Protection Division is hearing from dozens of North...

Help shape Joyner Park’s future

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board is hosting a series of meetings to solicit public input concerning the second phase of E. Carroll Joyner Park. The first public meeting is scheduled Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Alston Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St....

Tour cemetery in person or online

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board (CAB) announces the launch of the Wake Forest Cemetery Virtual Tour. Available on the town’s website at wakeforestnc.gov/cemetery-tour.aspx, the virtual tour provides users a unique historical perspective of the cemetery....
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Heritage students win marketing contest

WAKE FOREST — Joshua Harris and Zachary Lentini, eighth-graders at Heritage Middle School, placed second in the state level annual middle school county marketing contest sponsored by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE). The two teamed up in Akinyi Edmonds’...

Strawberry festival returns

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers’ Market holds its annual Strawberry Festival and recipe competition Friday, May 9, at the Shannon Village Shopping Center. Recipe entries are due at 10:30 a.m., and judging starts at 10:45. Entrants of all ages are invited to pick up entry...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – May 1, 2014

Arrests •Gary Earl Pitt, 45, 11877 W. U.S. 64 Alt., Spring Hope, was arrested at 130 W. Main St., Youngsville and charged with disorderly conduct, drunken and disruptive behavior, having an open container of alcohol. He was taken to jail and held on $1,000 bond. April 27, 1:30...

Franklinton police reports – May 1, 2014

Arrests •Warrants for aggravated assault with intent to kill, criminal damage to property and illegal discharge of weapons have been issued for the arrest of Devon Anthony Whaley, 22, 250 Pine Ridge Road, Louisburg. April 15, 7:17 p.m. According to police reports, Franklin County...

Rolesville police reports – May 1, 2014

Arrests •Alejandro Rodriguez-Franco, 31, 1004 N. Spring Garden No. 106, Raleigh, was arrested at Jonesville Road/Prides Crossing and charged with driving while license revoked. April 23. Incidents •A 204 Brown Circle resident reported stolen fishing gear. April 13, 10:52 a.m. •An...

Wake crime – May 5, 2014

Reported April 19-25. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Michelle Renae Herbst, 44, 10301 Falls Mill Drive, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer T.J. Goodman at Falls Mill Drive and Water Mill Lane, Raleigh, and charged with...

Wake Forest police reports – May 1, 2014

Citations  Reported April 17-23, 2014 •Esther Laconya Richardson, 37, 145 Bunn Elementary School Road, Lot H, Bunn, unspecified violation. April 23, 7:45 a.m. •Pamela Gail Long, 61, 1517 Seabrook Ave., Cary, speed violation. April 23, 8:08 a.m. •Nathaniel Alan Beltran, 21, 1009...
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Police raid leads to prostitution arrest at spa

WAKE FOREST — An investigation into alleged illegal activity at a local spa has resulted in two arrests and three charges. Earlier today Wake Forest Police executed a search warrant at Bonnie Spa, 10421 Ligon Mill Road, after receiving several tips concerning “suspicio...
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Rolesville cans July 4 event

Town gives farmers market a nod. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Not enough money, not enough volunteers and not enough time to drum up either was the message from commissioners Tuesday evening as they made the decision to cancel this year’s Fourth of July fireworks and...
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Building demolished

Wrecking ball on historic DuBois campus; alumni seek spur revitalization. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The two-story blue building on the historic DuBois campus is history. A crew from Jeff Laskins Demolition is tearing down the structure for free, in trade for tax credits,...
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The women who keep WFFD running

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When there’s a fire, a cadre of individuals springs into action, rushing out to the scene with needed supplies and equipment. They’re the Wake Forest Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Made up mostly of wives, mothers and sisters of firefighters, they...

Sex offense reported at Durant Middle

‘Inappropriate activities’ between juveniles cited. RALEIGH — A sex offense was reported last week at the site of Durant Road Middle School, but police officials say it stems from a 2013 situation and school officials say there is no record of such an offense. At radsonline.com,...
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Music series returns Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Progressive jazz trio The Hot at Nights are on tap to kick off the Six Sundays in Spring concert series, starting this weekend at Joyner Park. The performance is part of Wake Forest ARTS’ annual concert series featuring free, live outdoor entertainment. Scheduled on...
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This week in history – Apr. 24, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •A large clock has been given to Wake Forest College to be set in the front of the administration building. The self-winding electric clock is the gift of W.H. Deitrick, who...

GOP sheriff candidate forum Friday

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Republican Party hosts a forum, including sheriff’s candidates, tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Hobgood Courthouse Annex, 113 S. Main St. in Louisburg. Scheduled to appear are candidates Tom Hawley, Jerry Jones, William Mitchell and...

Letter stirs controversy at board meeting

Franklin County commissioners limit discussion to exclude elections. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — A Youngsville resident found herself censured when she tried to speak about a commissioner’s use of a political action committee letterhead and funds during public comment time at...
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Rolesville residents hear from NCDOT on bypass

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Residents filled the commissioners board room to standing-room-only capacity, with more residents spilling out into the foyer for a public meeting with N.C. Department of Transportation staff about the U.S. 401 bypass project. Commissioners had asked...

School board passes budget

By Juliet McDonald WAKE COUNTY — Superintendent Jim Merrill wasted little time addressing the data released a week ago regarding the alarming number of teacher resignations so far this school year. “I don’t mind being a broken record on a subject like this — the huge jump in loss...

Museum programs bloom in May

RALEIGH — There are many programs to choose from this month at the N.C. Museum of History. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. •Storytime in the Gallery:...
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White Street Brewing Co. wins gold

WAKE FOREST — White Street Brewing Co. claimed a gold award in the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding, along with their brewers. Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer...