Free health clinic at Richland Creek Church

WAKE FOREST — As a part of its outreach mission, Live, Love, Serve, Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, will host a community health clinic Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. The services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis...
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‘Can’t wait for Chirba, Chirba!’

Wake Forest’s first food truck rodeo is Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There is nothing quite so enticing to modern man (and woman!) as the thought of filling up one’s stomach with delicious food. So area residents are pleased to hear about a food truck rodeo coming to...
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Hey, check this out!

Sebastian Kavanaugh directs Rachel Mahoney to look at a large, pointy caterpillar (on the leaf) during a Wake County Extension Master Gardeners Green Thumb Camp at Flaherty Park Community Center Monday. The youths were learning about butterflies and moths, in all stages of...

Details slim in police raid

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Law enforcement officials have provided few details about Friday’s daytime raid of an East End home that involved 20-plus officers in riot gear with assault-style rifles. Witnesses stated they saw a SWAT team jump out of an unmarked van yelling “Go!...
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Wake Forest police officer retires

Wake Forest Police Officer Teresa Gurley recently retired after a little more than 10 years on the town’s force. She is shown here being presented her badge and gun by Police Chief Jeff Leonard. Gurley spent four years as a school resource officer at Wake Forest (-Rolesville)...
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Sponsors sought for Purple Heart dinner

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available — and sponsors are still needed — for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Wake...

Golden Corral sends kids to camp with money raised

RALEIGH — Golden Corral Grill/Buffet Restaurants, including the Wake Forest location, have raised more than $300,000 to send 579 kids to Camp Corral. Camp Corral is a free summer camp for children of wounded or disabled military families. Across the U.S., Golden Corral...

Reserve town facilities for 2015 starting Aug. 4

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will accept 2015 facility rental reservations for selected town facilities starting Aug. 4 at 8 a.m. Reservations for the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., and spaces at E. Carroll...

Express plan review available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Inspections Department has introduced Express Residential Plan Review (ERPR). A real-time permit application review program for specific residential additions and renovations, ERPR may also be used for accessory structures, such as decks, covered...
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Herouxs run in the family

Retired Army Colonel Rich Heroux, left, administers the oath of enlistment July 2 to his grandson Alec Heroux, 17, a senior at Franklin Academy. A new member of the N.C. National Guard, Alec will train with his unit each month until he graduates from high school, then will take...
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Business Briefs

Rolesville Chamber Business After Hours tonight Mansfield Computing Solutions and Your Social Media Gal team up to host Roleville Chamber’s Business After Hours tonight (Thursday), 5:30-7 p.m. at the Chamber offices, 200 E. Young St. The theme is Christmas in July, and...

Homeowners’ insurance-rate hearing rescheduled

RALEIGH — The homeowners’ insurance-rate hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 6 has been rescheduled to give department experts more time to prepare testimony after significant revisions were made to the original rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau. The hearing is to begin...

Franklin County pet agencies unite for a common goal

YOUNGSVILLE — The three major animal welfare groups in Franklin County are collaborating in their efforts to promote animal fostering and adoptions, increase spay/neuter awareness and educate the public on animal care and welfare. The Franklin County Animal Control, Franklin...
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There’s a new lacrosse league in town

WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest is home to many different kinds of sports and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. One of the newest is Carolina Youth Lacrosse Club (CYLC), which offers the only Box Lacrosse league in Wake Forest. Last spring, Jay Boriotti and James Riedel came...

Library News – July 24, 2014

Bring the little ones to the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., for storytime. for more information, call 919-554-8498. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. •Family storytime. Young children and their...

Projects, volunteers sought for Day of Caring

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County is seeking projects and volunteers for its Day of Caring, which actually takes place on two Saturdays, September 20 and 27. Projects to be done by volunteers include yard work, painting, light repairs, house cleaning, simple porch...
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Falconry workshop Aug. 23

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a falconry apprentice workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of prey,...

Cub scouts recognized

By David Allen ROLESVILLE — Five scouts from Cub Scout Pack 141 won NOVA awards in science and math recently. The NOVA awards reward scouts for learning STEM–related fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and experiencing them through interesting activities....
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This Week In History – July 24, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1944 •Numerous thefts have occurred on the Wake Forest College campus in the past few weeks, prompting a chapel discussion by the student council. Considerable sums of money and...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 24, 2014

Reported through July 20 Arrests •Santiago Gilberto Carrillo Jr., 21, 3215 Calumet Dr. Apt. H, Raleigh, was arrested at 106 Jared Way, Louisburg, and charged with felony larceny. He was taken to jail and held on $15,000 bond. July 16, 6:51 p.m. •Scott Gregory Harrah, 29, 45...

Wake crime – July 24, 2014

Falls •Esteban Bolanos Nava, 40, 1312 Steinbeck Drive, Raleigh, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer A.A. Lagana at 10000 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, in Falls and charged with driving while impaired. July 17, 3:50 p.m. •Jeffery Karl Legree, 28, 2612 Elmwood View Drive,...
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House Fire

From Staff Reports YOUNGSVILLE — Firefighters from Youngsville, Franklinton, Wake Forest and Bunn responded to an early afternoon house fire at 1425 Moores Pond Road, July 18. The occupants of the home were able to evacuate before first responders arrived, alerted to the fire by...

Wake Forest police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported July 14-July 20 Arrests •Mario Tapia Jimenez, 30, 401 Chalk Level Road, No. 1, Durham, was arrested at Galaxy Drive and Dr. Calvin Jones Highway, and charged with felonious restraint of a 23-year-old Durham woman. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $25,000...