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Teacher charged with child rape

RALEIGH — A Franklinton man is in the Wake County jail on charges he solicited an underage girl online and had sex with her. Michael Aaron Zovistoski, 24, 207 N. Main St., Franklinton, was arrested on a warrant Dec. 18 by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy C.V. Dickens at the Wake...
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This cat is excited about local theater

Forest Moon announces director, auditions for upcoming play. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Auditions for Forest Moon Theater Company’s March play are this weekend. The production of Curiosity Cat will feature a cast of house cats and stray cats played by youths aged 5-12, and...
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New parks director to hold meetings

YOUNGSVILLE — Pete Gibson, the new Youngsville Parks and Recreation director, will host public meetings at the Youngsville Community House Monday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss the upcoming baseball season. To balance attendance, softball, tee ball...
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New charter school planned

Project planned for Gateway Commons site. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new charter school is planning to open in fall, 2014. But first its site plan needs approval by town commissioners. A master site plan for Wake Forest Charter Academy will be reviewed as part of a joint...
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Marines decamp to Wake Forest

Station to be staffed by two Corps recruiters. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Don’t look now, but the U.S. Marines have landed. The Corps has opened a recruiting station adjacent to the Ligon Mill Business Park near Walmart. It’ll be the new home base for Sgt. Patrick Corey of...
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ABC agents assaulted – On Patrol, Jan. 2, 2014

By Clellie Allen RALEIGH — A Wake Forest man, who has been arrested before on assault charges, was taken into custody Saturday after he allegedly dragged with his vehicle two Wake County Alcoholic  Control Law Enforcement Officers. Mario Dion Hartsfield, 36, 434-A E. Juniper Ave,...
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This Week in History — Jan. 2, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1974 •Franklinton police have caught one of the three robbers from a $3,994 holdup of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket. Officers driving north on on U.S. 1 trying to find the vehicle...
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BBQ pit opens in Wakefield and Blockbuster closing sale underway

Out and about by David Leone WAKEFIELD — It always starts with the No. 9. I had a craving the other day for a Jersey Mike’s sub called the Club Supreme, loaded with roast beef, turkey and bacon, with mayo, vinegar and all the spices, so I jetted over to the Wakefield Commons...

Wake Forest police reports

Arrests •Eriq Alexander Thornton, 17, 9721 Rainsong Drive, was arrested at 1899 S. Franklin St. by Officer T.C. Webb and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was cited and released. Dec. 27, 6:23 p.m. •Barry Thomas Kalinowski, 43, 313...

Franklin County police reports

Arrests •Michael Jermaine Holden, 33, 463 Duke Valentine Wynne Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home by Deputy C. Saunders and charged with communicating threats. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on a $10,000 bond. Dec. 21, 7:58 p.m. •Jermaine Anthony Branch, 28,...
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Merry Christmas

All of us here at The Wake Weekly want to wish our readers a very merry and happy Christmas! From back left, we are, David Leone, Kathi McCorkle, Al Merrit (who has been with the newspaper for 58 years) Steve King, Gordon Coleman, and in front, from left, Sharon Rasmussen, Todd...
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Police: Man had secret camera for peeping

WAKEFIELD — A man was arrested Dec. 14 for allegedly installing cameras in the home of a woman he knows. Jon Carty Caldwell, 41, of 12505 Richmond Run Drive, Raleigh, in Wakefield, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer D.M. Seamon at his residence and charged with one count each...
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Malone to host town hall meeting

ROLESVILLE — Representative Chris Malone (R-Wake) will host a town hall forum in Rolesville Jan. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. to speak with and answer constituent questions regarding completion of the 2013 session and to discuss issues to be addressed in the upcoming session. The public...
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Learn how to start a business

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will hold a free seminar, Ten Steps to Starting a Business, Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the main campus. Instructor Jess McLamb will cover information needed prior to starting a new business, including...
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’Tis season for gingerbread

Soft Glazed Gingerbread Yields 12 to 20 cookies Dough 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbs. cocoa powder 4 tsp. ground ginger 1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1 cup unsalted butter, at...
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Merry Christmas!

The Wake Weekly advertising staff, the talented and fun Kathleen Jackson and Anna Bolton, wish all a very Merry Christmas.
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Plan to recycle Christmas trees

WAKE FOREST — The town encourages residents to make recycling a holiday tradition by recycling their Christmas trees. Beginning Friday, Dec. 27, the town will collect and recycle Christmas trees from residential homes according to its normal yard waste collection schedule. The...
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Buy 100 games, spend around $30.

If you haven’t already made the leap into Steam, well, I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with you. Steam is powered by Valve who started with Half-Life®, a famous first-person, sci-fi shooter game that won more than 50 Game of the Year and a few “Best Game Ever” awards and...

Wake County named healthy employer

Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) named Wake County the 22nd healthiest employer at its third annual Healthiest Employer of the Triangle last week. The awards recognize companies and nonprofit entities that commit to making wellness a priority while proactively shaping the health...

10 foods to avoid over holidays

by Mary Anne Janik-Hooker, Custom Built Chiks I’M ALWAYS LOOKING for some hard, fast rules to make this weight loss journey work. Unfortunately, I am continuously faced with the same old lesson: It takes, hard work, in a continuous effort, and there are really no magic...
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Who doesn’t like free games?

This week’s bargaining crown goes to the Playstation Plus membership. First of all, I know you have to pay for it but the benefits easily out way the costs. With a Playstation Plus membership, you receive major discounts and free games on a regular basis. Unless you have major...

Franklinton County Sheriff’s reports

Arrests •Christopher Mac Privette, 30, 12 Bunns Way, Zebulon, was arrested at home by Deputy B. Strickland and served with a felony warrant out of Wake County for breaking and entering and larceny. He was taken to jail and held on a $2,000 bond. Dec. 18, 7:50 a.m. •Sarah Oakley...

Rolesville police reports 12-26

Arrests •Juanita Pena Olivo, 27, 30 Dent Way, Youngsville, was arrested by Officer S. McKimmey at Louisburg Road/Creek Pine Drive for speeding 55 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone and driving while license revoked. She was taken to Wake County jail and held on a $2,000 bond. Nov....

Franklinton/Youngsville Police reports 12-26

Franklinton Arrests •Samantha Ann Hilliard, 31, 207 Hawkins St., was arrested on South Main Street by Officer D.E. West and charged with simple physical assault. Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m. •Gary Gene Wheeler, 27, 35 Hillside St., was arrested on West River Road at Kingsberry Lane by...