Cotton Company celebrates spring

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., hosts Celebrate Spring, a ladies’ fashion show tomorrow (Friday) night starting at 6 p.m. Downtown merchants Mimosa Home & Gifts, Next Consignment Boutique, Salon One 21 and Nancy Jo Photography are partnering for the...

Smith completes basic training

WAKE FOREST —  Army Pvt. Shafon M. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Smith studied the Army’s mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. She also received instruction and...
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HerbFest begins Friday

Green Thumbs rejoice at two-week-long annual plant sale. WAKE FOREST — The 15th annual HerbFest returns to Festival Park, 525 S. White St., Friday and runs through April 28. Though this Saturday features multiple music groups for entertainment and face-painting and pony rides for...

Heritage coach Kennedy takes new challenge

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent Tilden Brill becomes new Heritage boys basketball coach, while Pat Kennedy looks to turn the fortunes of the Husky girls. WAKE FOREST — Pat Kennedy has spent the past four years building the Heritage High School boys basketball program into...
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FBI offers $25,000 reward for fugitive information

CHARLOTTE — FBI Charlotte and FBI Atlanta are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest of two men wanted in connection with a kidnapping in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Frank Janssen was taken from his home  April 5.  The ongoing investigation...
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Jewish center murder suspect once marched in Wake Forest

By David Leone, Wake Weekly Associate Editor The suspect in the murder of three people at two Jewish community centers in Kansas Sunday once led a White Patriot Party march down South White Street in Wake Forest. Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Mo., aka Frazier Glenn Cross,...

Voting deadline is Friday for May 6 primary

RALEIGH — The deadline for registering to vote in the May 6 primary is tomorrow (Friday). New voters, voters who have moved more than 30 days prior and voters who need to update other information must complete an N.C. Voter Registration Application by April 11 or by voting at an...
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Singing praises for the Heritage Choral Festival

WAKE FOREST — The second annual Heritage Choral Festival was held March 26 at Heritage High School. Choirs from Heritage Elementary, Middle and High schools provided an evening of musical excellence for the Wake Forest community. The Heritage Elementary Honors chorus is directed...

Denton awarded scholarship

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club has awarded its annual $500 scholarship to David Denton of Louisburg. David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Denton. Denton plans to pursue a degree in horticulture from N.C. State University. Although currently taking some classes...
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Spring Ag Fest Saturday

A plant sale with flowering plants and vegetables available. ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Future Farmers of America (FFA) is sponsoring a Spring Ag Fest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young Street. The free community event will feature live farm...
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Rescued: FBI hostage unit recovers Janssen safely

by Clellie Allen, Editor WAKE FOREST — An “elaborate kidnapping plot” that resulted in Frank Janssen enduring “five nights in the hands of very dangerous people” is how FBI Agent John Strong characterized the disappearance of Wake Forest resident Frank Janssen in a news...

Not all insects should bug you

By William Lord N.C. Cooperative Extension LOUISBURG — One of the lesser-known benefits of many insects is that of pest control. Lady beetles, praying mantises, wasps and spiders all play a role in controlling the voracious appetites of other bugs like aphids. The larvae of lady...
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United Way breakfast huge success

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) held their community breakfast March 27 at Louisburg College. More than 350 individuals and businesses were recognized for their contributions, including Johnny Hight, who was honored with the Wayne Stallings volunteer of the...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Marilyn Mashelle West, 45, 110 Bunker Lane, Louisburg, was arrested at Trinity Church Road and Moulton Way, Louisburg and charged with driving while impaired and another traffic offense after her blood alcohol level tested to be .39. The legal limit is .08. Deputy C....

Franklinton police reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Ralph Daniel Derrick, 32, 7 Ramey Circle, was charged with assault, inflicting serious bodily injury after he allegedly had an altercation that left the victim with a hematoma to the head and bruising around the lower back. He was taken to jail and held on a $5,000 bond...

Rolesville police reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Rosa Carmina Cruz-Ramirez, 20, 701 E. Club Blvd., Durham was arrested at 209 W. Young St. on a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant.  She was also charged with shoplifting and concealment of goods. McKimmey. March 9, 4:01 p.m. •Ortega Darryl Smith, 54, 5401 Stuarts...

Wake crime – April 10, 2014

Reported March 29-April 2. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Larceny was reported at Durant Road Middle School, Raleigh, in Falls. April 3, 7 p.m. •Weapons violations were reported on the 10900 block of Magic Hollow Court, Raleigh, in Falls....
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Former clerk investigated

Franklin DA confirms irregularities; Hunter denies all knowledge. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Allegations came to light this week that former Franklin County Clerk of Court Alice Faye Hunter, who abruptly resigned her position last year, did so after the State Bureau of...
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Egg-citing!

Youngsters dash out to grab Easter eggs during Wake Forest’s egg hunt Saturday at Joyner Park. Most of the eggs were filled with treats, but golden eggs could be traded for prizes. For more area egg hunt events, see the calendar of events, or Photos at wakeweekly.com.

High-speed fiber optics in the works

Wake Forest poised to become North Carolina’s first one-gigabyte town. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — During their annual retreat two months ago, town commissioners said they’d like to entice companies to build a high-speed fiber optic Internet network here. Their dream may be...
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Rolesville nixes special senior housing exceptions

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Residents once again filled the meeting room of the Rolesville town board, eager to hear how commissioners would vote on a proposal to change the unified development ordinance to create a density exemption for senior housing, among other changes....
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This Week In History – Apr. 10, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Eskimo, starring Ray Mala and Lotus Long. 1944 •The senior class at Wake Forest High School will present in the school auditorium the three-act...