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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...

Waste service to change in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE – In-town residents can expect a change to their waste service beginning Wednesday, April 16. The town’s contractor, Waste Industries, which serves all Rolesville residents, will begin picking up both garbage and recycling waste on Wednesdays. Waste service is...

Join the 4-H fun

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H...
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Eat, drink and touch the art

WAKE FOREST — Art that you can feel — literally touch, wear, be inspired by — is the highlight at downtown’s Art After Hours Friday. The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., features the touchable works of two artists who create using textiles: Lisa Doherty with her freeform...

Friends of Library

The Friends of the Wake Forest are having a membership drive April 13-30. Stop by the library to see a gift basket filled with reader goodies that will be awarded to one lucky new/renewing/extending member on May 1. Learn about upcoming activities to be supported by the Friends....