Wake Forest police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported July 21-26 Arrests •Hector Jackson Romero-Gamez, 18, 308 Bargate Street, Apt. 1, Cary, was arrested at 1000 E. Chatham St., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and having no operator’s license. He was cited and released. July 26, 12:35 a.m. •Eleazar...

Franklinton police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported through July 27 Arrests •Bryant Thorpe, 31, 3368 Raleigh Road, Henderson, was arrested at 4349 West River Road, Franklinton, and charged with two counts financial card theft and two counts obtaining property through false pretenses, all felonies. He was taken to jail and...

Reagan keynote at GOP dinner

RALEIGH — Political commentator and columnist Michael Reagan is the scheduled keynote speaker at the Wake County Republican Women’s fundraiser dinner and silent auction Sept. 29. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road,...

Youngsville police reports – July 31, 2014

Arrests  •Ricky Ray Mendoza Hernandez, 20, 20 Medlins Way, Louisburg, was arrested at Rose Mart and charged with underage alcohol consumption, driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and carrying a concealed weapon. He was taken to jail and held on $2,500 bond. July...

Rolesville police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported July 25 Arrests •Demetris Alston, 1121 Sandway Lane, Wake Forest, was arrested at home and charged with financial card forgery and identity theft. He was taken to jail. July 18, 11:38 a.m. •Carson Marie Varney, 19, 413 Brook Creek Drive, Cary, was arrested at 3301...

celebrate National Night Out Tuesday

Local communities are hosting National Night Out events in August. National Night Out, NNO, is always held the the first Tuesday in August and is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs,...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 31, 2014

Reported through July 28 Arrests •Kristine Gentile Harris, 46, 1217 King St., Henderson, was arrested at 1375 Pete Smith Road, Louisburg, and charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine — both felonies — and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken...

We the People meet Aug. 7

LOUISBURG — We the People of Franklin County Patriots will hold a dinner meeting Aug. 7 at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. A social and the dinner start at 6 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be District 1 congressional candidate Arthur...

Church to give school supplies

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a bookbag and school supplies giveaway Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is geared toward elementary-age children, and all are welcome. The church is located at 5 Green Hill Road. For more information, e-mail...

Senior Center yard sale Aug. 8-9

WAKE FOREST — The Northern Wake Senior Center yard and bake sale takes place Aug. 8-9 at 235 East Holding Ave. Friday hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are accepted Thursday, Aug. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clothing will not be...

Free gospel concert Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Branchettes will perform a free concert Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The Branchettes feature Wilbur Tharpe and Lena Mae Perry, whose styles and repertoire are deeply rooted in the older African-American musical traditions...

FHS hosts reunion

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School class of 1984 is hosting a reunion for FHS 1980-89 graduates Sept. 26 and 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton. For more information, call Snowdean Jones Cannady at 919-818-0075 or e-mail snow@warrenshacklaw.com; or call Tony Harris at 919-291-4204...

Bocce ball court dedicated

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department held a dedication ceremony Friday to unveil the new bocce ball court at Tyler Run Park, 830 Pineview Drive, and honor the Boy Scout who made it possible. Jared Blaylock designed and constructed...

Church hosts arts showcase

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Family Church hosts the second Arts Café Summer Showcase Friday at 7 p.m. The Christian arts showcase features mime, dance, rap and spoken word. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The church is located at 231 Capcom Avenue. For more...

What’s in season at markets?

I am asked throughout the growing season what produce is in season. Keep in mind that the list does not reflect what is available at the grocery store. Peaches are generally ready June through September. Apples and grapes are generally ready August through October. Blueberries...

Reserve town facilities for 2015 starting Monday

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

Adams’ memorial service Friday

WAKE FOREST — A celebration of life memorial service for Timothy Michael Adams, 18, of Wake Forest, will take place Friday at 6 p.m., at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned July 5 in the Tuckaseigee River...

Charges brought in death of infant

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Three weeks after discovering the body of a dead 8.5-pound newborn baby girl buried in the yard of a Fox Ridge Farms home, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest. Ashley Marie Reed, 16, 114 Southcreek Drive, was arrested Tuesday...

Cast chosen for Helium theater production

Forest Moon Theater Company to present comedy/drama in September. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company has selected the cast for its next play, Helium, which will be presented at the town’s new Renaissance Centre Sept. 19-27. The cast consists of Lisa Binon as...

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...

‘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...

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!...

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)...