Rolesville Bypass meeting April 22

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The board of commissioners is scheduled to meet April 22 at their regular time of 7 p.m. Prior to the board meeting, town staff is hosting a U.S. 401 Bypass information session, beginning at 5:30 p.m. N.C. Department of Transportation staff will be...

Youths wanted for board

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest is accepting applications from area high school students who are interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for the 2014-15 school year. Applications are available in the town clerk’s office and at wakeforestnc.gov/youth-advisory-board.aspx....

Healthy Families Day at the Y

RALEIGH — Kerr Family YMCA hosts Healthy Families Day April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2500 Wakefield Pines Drive in Raleigh. The day will be packed with fun, free activities for both children and adults. Attendees are invited to try group fitness activities, preview YMCA summer...

Yard sale benefits Relay for Life

WAKE FOREST — Got stuff you want to get out of your attic, closet, basement, garage or spare room? The Wake Forest CenturyLink Relay for Life Team sponsors their annual community yard sale Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to noon at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd. in Wake Forest....
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Firefighters save homes

Two Wake Forest residences damaged by fire; no injuries reported. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Quick response times, good training and aggressive firefighting saved two homes from destruction last week. A small house at 315 E. Jones Ave., downtown, caught fire while the family...

Scholars continue Tony Trentini’s legacy

Foundation awards $41,000 to Wake Forest seniors. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Philip Thomas Graham of Wake Forest High and Mary Katharine Valchar of Heritage High, were named the 2014 Trentini Scholars Saturday and were awarded $30,000 and $5,000, respectively. Both praised the...

Cotton Company celebrates spring

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., hosts Celebrate Spring, a ladies’ fashion show tomorrow (Friday) night starting at 6 p.m. Downtown merchants Mimosa Home & Gifts, Next Consignment Boutique, Salon One 21 and Nancy Jo Photography are partnering for the...

Business Briefs

Rush tapped as VP Wake Forest resident Buddy Rush has been hired as vice president of sales in the mid-Atlantic region for eVestment. eVestment is the global leader in institutional investor data and analytics. In his new position, Rush will be responsible for helping investment...

Smith completes basic training

WAKE FOREST —  Army Pvt. Shafon M. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Smith studied the Army’s mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. She also received instruction and...
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HerbFest begins Friday

Green Thumbs rejoice at two-week-long annual plant sale. WAKE FOREST — The 15th annual HerbFest returns to Festival Park, 525 S. White St., Friday and runs through April 28. Though this Saturday features multiple music groups for entertainment and face-painting and pony rides for...

Heritage coach Kennedy takes new challenge

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent Tilden Brill becomes new Heritage boys basketball coach, while Pat Kennedy looks to turn the fortunes of the Husky girls. WAKE FOREST — Pat Kennedy has spent the past four years building the Heritage High School boys basketball program into...
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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....