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....

Democratic women to meet Tuesday

RALEIGH —  The Democratic Women of Wake County (DWWC) will meet Tuesday, April 22, at NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Candidates running in the May 6 Primary for Wake County District Attorney, Clerk of Court and N.C. House District 49 have been invited to...
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Civil War occupation recalled

RALEIGH — Step back in time Saturday, April 12, at the Raleigh Occupied living history program, as costumed interpreters share their stories in historically accurate vignettes about the Civil War at the state Capitol. A troop encampment on the lawn and character interpretations...

Settlement reached on Rolesville imminent domain case

ROLESVILLE — The Wake School Board announced the settlement of a condemnation action against Ronald and Michelle Gay and Rhymes & Reasons, Inc., a private daycare in Rolesville. The Gays will receive $175,000 as compensation for having property condemned to create necessary...

Local couple to open daycare center

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest couple is trading their international careers for local connections: Jan and Hong Chen aim to meet the Triangle’s burgeoning demand for quality child daycare by opening North Carolina’s first Discovery Point Child Development Center. Ground was broken...

Mad Hatters’ garden party May 10

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday, May 10, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main Street. The event includes the Mad Hatters’ Tea and Garden Seminars from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an Art and Garden Market and a...

Pest questions answered

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory recently proclaimed April 2014 as Pest Management Month in the state of North Carolina. In honor of that, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is offering the NCPMA PestLine, an electronic hotline allowing consumers to get answers...

Grant provides foreclosure prevention help

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency has been awarded a $2 million grant enabling an additional 8,000 households statewide to receive foreclosure prevention counseling. The $2,009,013 award, from NeighborWorks America under the National Foreclosure Mitigation...

IRS warns of phishing scam

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service warns consumers to be on the lookout for a new e-mail phishing scam. The e-mails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. The fake e-mails may include the following message: “Your reported...
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The doctors of rhythm and blues

Podiatrists by day, Jim Judge and Mike Hodos work nights as part of a nine-piece band. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — At 7:40 a.m., on Sunday, April 13, a pair of Wake Forest podiatrists will be standing by to kick off the Rock & Roll Marathon in Raleigh. But they won’t be...

Cooking for one or two

The following tips can make meal preparation for one or two people efficient and cost-effective: •Divide and store. Buying in bulk can help individuals save money, but it may not always be practical for people living alone or with one other person. After shopping, immediately...

Gas prices continue to rise

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the...

Boys & Girls Club needs supplies

LOUISBURG — The Boys & Girls Club of North Central N.C. in Louisburg has put together a list of supplies they would like. The wish list includes: •Board games •Cards and card games •Jump ropes •Kickballs •Electric and manual pencil sharpeners •CPU for front desk (for signing...