Polling place changes for July 15 second primary

RALEIGH — The Wake County Board of Elections has transferred five polling sites to temporary locations for the second primary scheduled for Tuesday, July 15. All registered voters affected by the polling places should receive a notice through the mail. In Wake County, the only...
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Kudos – June 12, 2014

Scholarships •Shannon Stephens of Wake Forest has received the Sue Strickland Scholarship from Wake Forest United Methodist Church and will attend Appalachian State University. •Samantha Goodwin of Wake Forest has been awarded a $1,000 Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award scholardhip...

Medication drop boxes installed

WAKE COUNTY — Medication Drop Boxes have been permanently installed at two Wake County Sheriff’s Office locations. The drop boxes are designed to securely receive prescription and over-the-counter medications that are expired or no longer needed. Liquids, needles and syringes are...
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Haws gets win at Hickory

HICKORY — Brayton Haws, a ninth grader at Franklinton High School, got his first career Late Model Stock Car win at Hickory Motor Speedway June 7 and also became the youngest driver to win the event at just 14 years old. Haws, who is racing No. 41, was consistently trading second...

North Carolina Wildlife Briefs

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) will open approximately 64 miles of trout streams and two lakes classified as delayed-harvest trout waters under hatchery-supported regulations June 7. From 6 a.m. until 11:59 a.m. June 7, waters are open only to anglers 15...
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Youngsville elementary students deputized

By David Allen Staff Writer YOUNGSVILLE – Youngsville Elementary school held its end of-the-year Junior Deputy Awards recognition ceremony last Wednesday. In a joint collaboration between the Wake Forest D.A.R.E program and Franklin County Sheriff Deputy Stephen Hyer, students...

Business Briefs

Food truck rodeo Lennar Homes hosts a food truck rodeo Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Austin Creek neighborhood, 300 Austin View, in Wake Forest. Trucks scheduled to attend are The Parlour, Deli-icious, Barone Meatball Company, Carolina Brewing Ambrewlance and Dump Pho King...

Swim free at Holding pool Saturday

WAKE FOREST — To celebrate its grand reopening, admission is free from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday at the newly renovated, 50-meter Holding Park pool in downtown Wake Forest. The event at 133 W. Owen Ave. includes tours of the renovated facility, music and free hot dogs while...

Police dept. offers Camp C.A.R.E.

ROLESVILLE — A free summer camp for kids ages 9-12 is scheduled July 28-Aug. 1 at Rolesville High School. Camp C.A.R.E. (Choices Accountability Respect Excellence), sponsored by the Rolesville Police Department in partnership with the town’s parks and recreation department, will...

Town advisory boards’ openings

WAKE FOREST — The town has vacancies on three advisory boards, the planning board, the cemetery advisory board and the recreation advisory board. Wake Forest residents and the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) may apply for one of the two openings on the cemetery advisory board...

Bear spotted near downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH — Residents and law enforcement reported seeing a bear in the Five Points area of Raleigh early this morning. The bear, which appeared to be on the move, was spotted just after midnight in the 2100 block of Carroll Drive. Residents are asked to be alert to the possibility...

Traffic alert for Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest issued an alert this afternoon that Sunday, June 8, from approximately 6-7 a.m., the traffic control devices in the vicinity of the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (NC 98) and Capital Boulevard (US 1) intersection will not be operational. According...
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Makeup of WFFD questioned

Commissioner Margaret Stinnett wants town to appoint nonprofit’s board. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Should the town have more say in how the fire department works? That seemed to be Commissioner Margaret Stinnet’s contention Tuesday during a mention of the town’s budget draf...

New neighborhood clears hurdle

Planning Board signs off on community in northeast Wake Forest. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new subdivision plan with a large amount of open space, including pond, creeks and parks, cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, with the 4-3 recommendation by the town planning board to...
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On Patrol: Suspicious fire, drug arrests and accidental cop shooting mean busy week for local law

Sex offender found WAKE FOREST — A sex offender with a record a mile long was arrested May 28 for failure to register as a sex offender, another sex offender residence violation, as well as assaulting a handicapped person and assault on a female. William Richard Mims, 45, 225...
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Concert of Hope and Healing Sunday

Commissioned piece honors local woman killed in wreck. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Dr. Jeanine Skinner’s sister Sandra Hewitt died in a car crash a year and a half ago. The suddenness of it has left a gulf in the hearts of people who knew and loved her. This Sunday at 3 p.m.,...
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Arrests made in forcible rape incident

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests Saturday, including one for a Wake Forest man, in connection with a kidnapping and rape that was reported early that morning. Taken into custody and charged with first degree forcible rape and first degree...
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Gluten Free now at new market

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville residents Adam and Sarah Stokes are thrilled the new farmers market is up and running. They’ve been operating Gluten Free with Sarah B bakery for some time, selling their yummy treats in Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Apex among other places. Now, they can...

Franklinton students learn valuable business skills

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — A new kind of honors class has been making waves at Franklionton High School since 2012 A Virtual Enterprise (VE) class, led by Lisa Davis, teaches students valuable skills through a virtual world of business. The company, Axis Enterprise, allows...

Business Briefs

Bill Leslie, Lorica to perform Sunday WRAL-TV news anchor Bill Leslie and the Celtic-fusion ensemble, Lorica, present an afternoon of original Appalachian Celtic music and storytelling at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Sunday at 3 p.m. The Renaissance Centre is located at 405...

ROUSs to invade Rolesville Saturday

ROLESVILLE — If you don’t know what a ROUS is, then you likely haven’t seen the classically quotable Princess Bride and also don’t know who Buttercup and Prince Humperdinck are. But you are in luck as the the town of Rolesville is set to host its second outdoor film showing...

Rolesville reaches for fiber, too

ROLESVILLE — Fiber-optic lines are being installed in Wake Forest, and Rolesville is hoping to benefit from the close proximity. In an e-mail letter to residents this week, Brian Hicks, Rolesville’s town manager, asked residents to show their interest in having such a project...

Franklinton police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Timothy Person, aka Tiny Tim, 53, anywhere Franklinton, was arrested in the parking lot of Food Lion in Franklinton and charged with trespassing. May 26, 7:43 p.m. •Benjamin William Ivey, 30, 75 Applegate Drive, was arrested at home and charged with trespassing and drug...