Wake Forest police reports – Feb. 27, 2014

Arrests •Fredrick Lamonte Gill, 21, was arrested at 602 E. Pine Ave., on an order for arrest. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on a $1,000 bond. Officer N.S. Dillard, Feb. 23, 8:45 p.m. •Daniel John Rosenberg, 23, 10039 Seawell Dr., was arrested at Capital Boulevard...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – Feb. 27, 2014

Arrests •Michael Nieves, 24, 964 Hicks Road, Franklinton, was arrested at home and charged with aggravated assault. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on a $5,000 bond. Deputy I. Jones, Feb. 24, 2:03 a.m. •Christopher Alan Klein, 32, 243 Tillamook Drive, Wake...

Wake crime – Feb. 27, 2014

Reported Feb. 8-11. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Larceny was reported at a nursing home on the 1100 block of Falls River Avenue, Raleigh, in Falls. Feb. 11, midnight. Franklinton •Delois Faye Ellis, 48, 142 Pocomoke Road, Franklinton, was...

Rolesville police reports – FEB. 27, 2014

Arrests •Brittiny Simone Thomas, 20, 3721 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest, was arrested at 603 S. Main St. and charged with failure to appear on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana. Officer S. McKimmey, Feb. 22, 5:20 p.m. •Dagoberto Alejo Gonzalez, 38, 145 Kings...
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The redcoats are coming

Zack Tyler shows off handmade British officer’s garb from a War of 1812 re-enactment in Raleigh Saturday. The re-enactors come to the Wake Forest History Museum March 29. More details in an upcoming issue.
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Mayor: Town better off

Vivian Jones credits doers of past, present in her State of the Town speech. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If Mayor Vivian Jones’ remarks about the State of the Town, delivered Monday night at the town-run Renaissance Centre, could be summed up in one word, it would be: Busy. The...
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Valentine’s heat

Firefighters from Stony Hill and Wake Forest departments responded to a shed fire Friday, when an explosion was reported on Keith Road in Wakefield.

Police investigate online nude Wake student photos

WAKE FOREST — It didn’t take long for word to spread Tuesday that Wake Forest police are investigating the crime of disseminating obscenity after nude photos of potential Wake County high school students started showing up online. The news raced through some of the same social...
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Police: Have you seen these people?

By Clellie Allen Local law enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help in locating certain individuals. Stolen car parts LOUISBURG — Franklin County deputies are looking for this man and asking if anyone can identify him to contact Captain Smith at 919-729-4600. He is...

Schools facilities manager lands in hot seat

By Juliet McDonald RALEIGH — Joe Desormeaux, facilities manager for Wake County Public School System, was in the hot seat more than once during the Wake County Commissioners meeting Monday afternoon. Commissioners tackled multiple agenda items concerning Wake Schools, all...

Friday deadline to enter Incredible Pageant

Student-organized event designed to embolden youths with disabilities. WAKE FOREST — Maha Rehman, a senior at Franklin Academy High School, has organized a pageant for youths and young adults, with a twist. “The Incredible Pageant is specifically organized to focus on children...

Cemetery plan plotted

Apartments also approved. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A plan for the long-awaited columbarium at the town-run cemetery was presented to town commissioners Tuesday night, but they had grave concerns with the design. Though the board approved the plan, which will add a structure...
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Get up close and personal with JMC

Country music singer in town for special show to benefit domestic violence victims. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Want to see country music phenom Jason Michael Carroll up close while helping victims of domestic violence? Come see him perform this Friday at the Mill Room in The...
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Neighbor helping neighbor

Michael Nunn, center, in the ballcap, was spinning his tires on North College Street trying to get to the plowed part of the road Feb. 13. First, a seminary worker helped shovel him out, then, Don Stroud drove up in a Jeep and pulled him out with a chain.
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Drug bust successful

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — As part of an ongoing investigation in the sale and distribution of controlled substances, particularly crack cocaine and marijuana, officers of the Franklin County Tactical team executed a search warrant just after 9 a.m. Feb. 7 at 30 Curtis Road,...
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Museum events abound in March

RALEIGH — March brings an abundance of programs to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. From NASCAR to Celtic music, events are geared toward all ages and tastes. Registration is required where noted by calling 919-807-7992. Photographer’s Talk and Tour, March 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m....

GOP meeting, dinner tonight

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Feb. 13 Franklin County Republican party’s executive committee and covered dish dinner has been rescheduled for tonight (Thursday, Feb. 20) at 7 p.m. at GOP Headquarters, 101 W. Nash St., Louisburg. All Republicans and those wishing to register Republican...
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Outdoorswomen scholarships offered

RALEIGH — Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range...

Arts group offers creative classes

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council is sponsoring workshops for the artistically inclined next month. They will take place at 22 S. Main St. in downtown Franklinton, unless otherwise noted. Writing workshop — Journaling for the Soul is an ongoing writing workshop...

Chowan Singers perform

WAKE FOREST — The Chowan Singers will perform as part of The Virginia Tull Music & Arts Series of Wake Forest Baptist Church. The concert takes place at the church, 107 E. South Ave., Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Under the direction of Aaron M. Rice...

Park construction manager chosen

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has approved the selection of Barnhill Contracting Company as the construction manager at risk for the Abbotts Creek Park project. Council approved a contract with Barnhill in the amount of $8,500 for pre-construction services. The estimated...
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Evolve, are you a man, or the beast?

I love a good single-player campaign, with the engaging storyline and developing characters. It really hits the spot. But sometimes, you just need to sit back and game with some friends. Games like that are quite popular, but few are as legendary as the Left 4 Dead series. The...
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This Week In History – Feb. 20, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Wingate Hall, the second oldest building on the Wake Forest College campus, was destroyed by fire of unknown origin in the early morning hours. Wake Forest and Raleigh...
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Business Briefs – Feb. 20, 2014

YABA business news •Now is the time for 2014 YABA business membership. New membership dues have been held to $50 while membership renewals are only $25. Membership includes listing and 2-inch by 2-inch ad in YABA directory, a name listing in the Who’s Who of Youngsville, Night to...