Wake crime – June 3, 2014

Reported June 13-18. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Larceny from a vehicle was reported in a parking area on the 1300 block of Wellwater Court, Raleigh, in Falls. June 17, 8:09 a.m. •Betty Atkins Bland, 73, 2040 Hornbeck Court, Raleigh, in...
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On Patrol: Gang member apprehended, drug crimes halted

By Clellie Allen ZEBULON — Interagency cooperation helped the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office get a reported armed Crip gang member off the street and back into custody after he fled his Alamance County house arrest Saturday. Tyler Edward Worth, 22, was on electronically...

Rolesville police reports – June 3, 2014

Arrests •James Daniel Leonard, 26, 1858 White Level Road, Louisburg, was arrested by Rolesville Police at Purnell Road and Capital Boulevard and charged with possession of heroin, driving while impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia. June 28, 1:50 a.m. Inciden...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 19-30 Arrests •Gary Bullock, 50, 75/79 Eaves St., Lot 7, Henderson, and  Angela Denise Brown, 44, 671-A Highland Ave., Henderson, were arrested on West River Road near May Road and charged with larceny. They were taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500...

Neighborly act stops robbery

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A quick-thinking, alert neighbor saved one Heritage family the heartache of coming home and finding their belongings gone. Helen Bertelli and family were away from home when she got word her house was being broken into. “We are in the car ... and...

Youngsville police reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 22-30 Arrests •Timothy Bryan Hogan, 21, 320 N. Nassau St., was arrested on Winston Street June 29, 11:12 a.m. for larceny. Assistant Chief M. Thomas pulled Hogan over after checking his Franklinton vehicle license plate and finding a preexisting warrant for...
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Alert neighbor foils burglary

WAKE FOREST — If Helen Bertelli is looking for  nominees for the Good Neighbor Award, she might have found them in her next-door neighbors who are credited with helping stop a burglary of Bertelli’s home . “We are in the car (away from home) and our next-door neighbors saw a guy...
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Have a blast July 4th

Wake Forest, Franklin County events planned for Independence Day. By David Leone Rolesville canceled its Independence Day festivities this year, but there are plenty of other opportunities in Wake Forest, Franklinton and Louisburg for people who want to enjoy the Fourth of July...
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Franklin Sheriff’s Office busts meth lab

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies made three arrests June 19 in connection with the discovery of a meth lab at 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg,  near Youngsville, after serving a search warrant. The homeowner, Barry Lee Wilson, 61, was charged with...
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Sam’s Club will build traffic signals

Planning Board to review permit for bulk discount store off Caveness Farms Avenue Tuesday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Talk with the traffic engineer who studied the Sam’s Club planned for 13 acres between Walmart and Caveness Farms Apartments and you’ll realize two things: 1....
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War and remembrance

David Carpenter and son, Marc, look over the just unveiled World War II exhibit at the Wake Forest Historical Museum Sunday. Marc, who just moved to Wake Forest, learned a lot about the town’s involvement in the war. More photos, here. To read more about the exhibit, see...
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Wake Forest Police nab burglary suspects

WAKE FOREST — Police arrested three local men June 18 believed to be responsible for a rash of residential break-ins in northern Wake Forest. Marvin Wyche, 17, 1634-B Burgundy Dr., Raleigh, has been charged with five counts of residential breaking and entering, five counts of...
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Harp concert will benefit the hungry

Once-destitute woman returns to area to pay it forward through music. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Jasmine Hogan first took up playing the harp, her family was penniless and had to rely on trips to Tri-Area Ministry for food and clothing. Now she’s found a way to pay it...
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Girasole’s Italian menu is finito

Restaurant being remade, renamed Farm Table, with all locally grown food. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The farm-to-table movement is coming to town, but diners don’t have to wait for a new restaurant to be built. Girasole Trattoria is reworking its interior and its menu to...
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This Week In History – June 26, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •The Wake Forest Rural Fire Department has a new, $14,400, pumper truck with exterior controls, a 750-gallon per minute flow and 500 gallon booster tank. It replaces the 1942...
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Rolesville eyes downtown property

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The board of commissioners gave the go ahead to town staff to pursue negotiations for three parcels of land at the corner of South Main and West Young streets Tuesday night. The three pieces, totaling just under an acre, lie adjacent to a 9.67-acre...
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Old tree suddenly snaps

By David Allen WAKE FOREST – Marcia Klinder’Badgley of 709 Mill Street was spending the afternoon baking in her kitchen when she heard a loud noise. “I heard a rumbling kind of rolling sound, it reminded me of earthquakes in California,” Marcia recalled. “I looked out and this...

Last hurrah for an award-winning program

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Middle School’s Orchestra program held its spring recital June 10, which showcased beginning, intermediate and advanced orchestra levels. The concert, however, was clouded with the news that director LaSaundra Booth’s contract had not been...
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Young angler lands big fish

WAKE FOREST — Check out this 8-pound monster caught by Jacob Joyner yesterday (Wednesday), while using rubber worms. A sixth-grader at Zebulon Middle School, Jacob, age 12, spends a good portion of each summer fishing with his Uncle Ray, who first took him fishing when he was 5...
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Assisted living facility focuses on dementia care

Carillon opens in Heritage next month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new assisted living facility opens July 22 in Heritage, one that has a special wing for the care of Alzheimer’s patients. The Wake Forest Carillon (pronounced care-lawn) is the assisted living facility chain’s...
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On Patrol: Over-the-top dispute and youthful flasher

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — When Franklin County Sheriff Deputy A. Andrews was dispatched to 1580 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, mid-afternoon June 15 in reference to neighbor problems, he found more than the typical squabble over a property line. According to Andrew’s report,...
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Business Briefs

Ace Hardware ranks high for service J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction Study results ranked Ace Hardware highest in customer satisfaction with home improvement retail stores. Ace has captured this ranking every year since J.D. Power began study...

Stormwater hearing Tuesday

RALEIGH — State officials will host a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed rule that would put in place stormwater management requirements for oil and gas exploration and production sites, and proposed revisions to four land-application and wastewater-reuse rules. The public...

Deadline Monday for art tour

WAKE FOREST — The date has been set for the 19th annual Tour of Artists.  Galleries in downtown Wake Forest and studios around town will be open Sept. 6 and 7, with artists in attendance to give demonstrations and talk about their work. Artists may apply to be included on the...