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Franklin County deputy recovering from brain infection

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Bronson Murphy is out of the hospital, but faces months of continued treatment for a golf-ball size mass of infection on his brain, according to his wife, Lindsay Murphy. A gofundme.com site has been set up to raise...
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Planning board OKs pool plans

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Rolesville planning board members for-warded on to town commissioners all four cases that came before them Monday, with recommendations that commissioners approve them all. Planning board members reviewed the site-plan application for a...
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Manager: County has good reason for optimism

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — When Franklin County Manager Angela Harris prepared to give the annual State of the County address at Vance Granville Community College in Louisburg Thursday, she decided to take a different approach. Rather than just throw out numbers and assorted...
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Outage slows traffic, commerce

WAKE FOREST — A circuit overload was the cause of the power outage Friday afternoon that knocked out the lights, computers and cash registers to more than 1,500 homes and businesses. All Wake Forest Power customers north of Dr. Calvin Jones Highway were affected, including...
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This Week in History – July 31, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1944 •The Wake Forest College Old Gold & Black reports that the rich uncle of student Randy Nelms of Brooklyn, N.Y., left the bulk of his $3.5 million estate to the student...
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Cary man wins Relay bicycle

During a recent wrap-up celebration for Northern Wake Relay For Life, Daniel Perry of Cary was announced as the winner of a $400 beach bicycle. The bike fundraiser netted $458 to the American Cancer Society thanks to the Duke Energy Power Walkers Team. Perry purchased six tickets...
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On Patrol: Police report rash of vehicle break-ins

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — From July 21 to 27, Wake Forest police responded to at least 28 reports of vehicle break-ins. Everything from computers to GPS devices, cash, sunglasses, and a couple of firearms were reported stolen. More than a few wallets, bank cards and drivers’...

Business Briefs

CiCi’s covers the cruiser for charity To cap off its month-long fundraising initiative for Special Olympics North Carolina, CiCi’s Pizza hosts a Cover the Cruiser event today (Thursday) at participating locations, including in Wake Forest, 12516 Capital Blvd. CiCi’s guests are...

History museum offers much to do in August

RALEIGH — There’s a lot to do and see at the N.C. Museum of History in August. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free on the weekends. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St. downtown. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or see ncmuseumofhistory.org....

Wake Forest police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported July 21-26 Arrests •Hector Jackson Romero-Gamez, 18, 308 Bargate Street, Apt. 1, Cary, was arrested at 1000 E. Chatham St., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and having no operator’s license. He was cited and released. July 26, 12:35 a.m. •Eleazar...

Franklinton police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported through July 27 Arrests •Bryant Thorpe, 31, 3368 Raleigh Road, Henderson, was arrested at 4349 West River Road, Franklinton, and charged with two counts financial card theft and two counts obtaining property through false pretenses, all felonies. He was taken to jail and...

Reagan keynote at GOP dinner

RALEIGH — Political commentator and columnist Michael Reagan is the scheduled keynote speaker at the Wake County Republican Women’s fundraiser dinner and silent auction Sept. 29. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road,...

Youngsville police reports – July 31, 2014

Arrests  •Ricky Ray Mendoza Hernandez, 20, 20 Medlins Way, Louisburg, was arrested at Rose Mart and charged with underage alcohol consumption, driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and carrying a concealed weapon. He was taken to jail and held on $2,500 bond. July...

Rolesville police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported July 25 Arrests •Demetris Alston, 1121 Sandway Lane, Wake Forest, was arrested at home and charged with financial card forgery and identity theft. He was taken to jail. July 18, 11:38 a.m. •Carson Marie Varney, 19, 413 Brook Creek Drive, Cary, was arrested at 3301...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 31, 2014

Reported through July 28 Arrests •Kristine Gentile Harris, 46, 1217 King St., Henderson, was arrested at 1375 Pete Smith Road, Louisburg, and charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine — both felonies — and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken...

We the People meet Aug. 7

LOUISBURG — We the People of Franklin County Patriots will hold a dinner meeting Aug. 7 at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. A social and the dinner start at 6 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be District 1 congressional candidate Arthur...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...

FHS hosts reunion

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School class of 1984 is hosting a reunion for FHS 1980-89 graduates Sept. 26 and 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton. For more information, call Snowdean Jones Cannady at 919-818-0075 or e-mail snow@warrenshacklaw.com; or call Tony Harris at 919-291-4204...
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The little team that could — Youngsville second in nation

By David Allen Staff Writer YOUNGSVILLE — Practice, practice and more practice is the key to success according to three hard working 8- and 9-year-olds. Rett Johnson, Samuel Lilly and Jake Phan were three of the 12 Youngsville All-Stars who traveled more than 1,000 miles to...
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Bocce ball court dedicated

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department held a dedication ceremony Friday to unveil the new bocce ball court at Tyler Run Park, 830 Pineview Drive, and honor the Boy Scout who made it possible. Jared Blaylock designed and constructed...
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WFHS student wins scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School 2014 graduate Jala Robinson was awarded  a scholarship from Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU). Jala is the daughter of Patrick and Mary Robinson of Wake Forest. She plans to use the award to study at UNC-Charlotte. The LGFCU...

Seven to join Sports Hall of Fame

CHAPEL HILL — Seven individuals have been selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. The late Jack Holley of Teachey, Ralph Holloway of Morehead City, the late Joe Miller of Wilmington, Chris Norman of Shelby, Moyer Smith of...

Access school supply lists

RALEIGH — Some area schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year: Their supply lists are posted on Teacher- Lists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory. With just one or two clicks, parents may find all of their 2014 lists and get a head start...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year.  Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active...