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Rolesville tax rate to remain the same

Files: 2014-15 Budget letter, 2014-15 Budget part 1, 2014-15 Budget part 2, 2014-15 Budget Presentation By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The proposed town budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year has in common a theme from prior years: growing pains. But the town is managing to do what a...
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Five days, five Habitat houses built

Alexia Garcia, front left, cheers alongside AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity volunteers after receiving the key to her new Wake Forest home. Five Spring Street Habitat houses were constructed as part of a Build-A-Thon in Wake Forest and will be sold to qualified homeowners at...

AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon puts families into new homes.

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Friday at 5:30 p.m. found future homeowner Aleesha McCarthy and her children, Noah, 4 and Corrin, 1, beaming in front of her just-built house. She moves in within two weeks. “I love it. I’m really overwhelmed with God’s love and blessings,” the...
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On Patrol: Man looks for free workstation

By Clellie Allen Suspicious activity was reported at the Clawson and Yocum Agency (Allstate), 133 E. Main St., Youngsville, when Robert Michael Bradley, 49, 4952 Gable Ridge Lane, Holly Springs, made odd requests to employees. Karen Clawson reported to police May 20 that Bradley...

Bomb threat at Wake Forest High not deemed credible

WAKE FOREST — A bomb threat at Wake Forest High School warranted an investigation by police, but was ultimately determined to not be credible, say police. Thursday, May 22, just one day after a bomb threat at Raleigh’s Broughton High School closed the school early and required...

Historical Museum to host WWII exhibit

WAKE FOREST — During World War II, the U.S. Defense Department moved its Army Finance school to town; soldiers camped out in barracks on campus and local girls served in the mess hall while boys went off to fight. To commemorate and explore the history of World War II and its...

Mitchell Mill Road rezoning hearing Tuesday

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing June 3 to discuss a rezoning request regarding 4107 Mitchell Mill Road, located on the north side of Mitchell Mill Road, just east of the intersection with Forestville Road. The request is to rezone the property from...

Patrol reports on holiday traffic fatalities

RALEIGH — The Highway Patrol announced a preliminary number of 16 motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday weekend officially began at 6 p.m. May 23, and ended at midnight, May 26. Last year the Highway Patrol investigated 14...

Food drive wrapping up

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is collecting food through Saturday for its spring food drive. Donations of food and cash during the drive benefit the Feeding Franklin hunger project by stocking the shelves of 19 food pantries in the county. Items needed most...

Teen sexually assaulted on popular greenway

WAKE FOREST — Monday, a 14-year-old boy reported to Wake Forest Police he was sexually assaulted in the woods along a section of Sanford Creek Greenway, in the vicinity of the intersection of Prairie Smoke Street and Sanford Creek Avenue. According to Wake Forest Police Spokesman...
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Traffic shifts near for Rolesville bypass work

ROLESVILLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation has issued an update on the construction of the U.S. 401 bypass around Rolesville. The project is reportedly still on track to be completed by September. Some of the work will require adjustments to local traffic patterns as...

Local students serve as House pages

RALEIGH — Three Wake Forest area students recently served as pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Victoria Penna, daughter of Steve and Lea Penna, was sponsored by Marilyn Avila (R-Wake); Kyra Hartsfield, daughter of Donald and Channel Hartsfield, was sponsored...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Elementary •Kindergarten orientation is tonight (Thursday), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Wake Forest High news •John Vanness is the winner of the gas grill...
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Youngsville travel team wins in shootout

YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin Wake Fiorentina soccer team, a U10 challenge team from Youngsville, won their division in the Coast Spring Classic soccer tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. April 27. To claim the title, the Fiorentina had to shoot their way out of a match that was tied...
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Dance Attic qualifies for national finals

WAKE FOREST — Local dancers from The Dance Attic brought home top honors from the Myrtle Beach Showstopper competition, putting their choreography and footwork up against dozens of studios from around the state and area May 3. Earning qualification for the Showstopper National...
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Rec superintendent named

WAKE FOREST — Monica A. Lileton has been named Recreation Programs Superintendent of the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) department. Lileton will be responsible for managing the PRCR department’s recreation programs division, which oversees a variety...
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Local business gives back to community

  WAKE FOREST — As technology advances by leaps and bounds, so too do tools for educating children. Supplying teachers, who develop specific plans to implement innovative technology, with the means to get access to these extra means of teaching are the purpose of recently...
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Franklin County law enforcement bands together

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Looking to expand upon the relationships and mutual aid agreements formed during the Franklin County Multi-Agency Narcotics Unit (MANU) initiative of 2007, the police chiefs of four Franklin County municipalities, an unincorporated community and a...

Primary certified, voting up over 2010

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections has authenticated results for the May 6 Primary. More North Carolinians voted early and within fewer days compared to 2010, the most recent non-presidential primary year. Early voting also formed a greater proportion of overall...

Hike, historic tour June 7

LOUISBURG — Put on some hiking garb and pack a picnic. The Tar River Land Conservancy is sponsoring a tour of the Cascine Plantation and a hike along Cedar Creek to the old grist mill June 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. Hikers start out at Bennette Perry Road and U.S. 401 and will learn...

Summer fun at 4-H

LOUISBURG — Franklin County 4-H hosts an open house tonight (Thursday) from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension Annex at 103 S. Bicket Blvd. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about and sign up for any of the 22 new programs offered over the summer months, including...
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Currin graduates with honors

ROLESVILLE — Andrew Currin, son of Rolesville Commissioner Ronnie and Beth Currin, was awarded the Clinical Research Award of Excellence in the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research Program at Campbell University. Currin graduated cum laude from the College of Pharmacy and...

Time to clear those bookshelves

YOUNGSVILLE — It’s the ultimate recycling program. Donate the books you’ve read, then buy some more, all to benefit the Youngsville Library. Book donations for the Friends of the Youngsville Library sale will be accepted until the sale day, June 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and may be...