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Wake Forest police reports – week of Jan. 8, 2015

Reported Dec. 29, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015. Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. Arrests •Jacob John Wootsick, 29, 138 Wagon Wheel Lane, Louisburg, was arrested at 1000 Agora Drive and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a controlled...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – week of Jan. 8, 2015

Reported Dec. 23-Dec. 30. Arrests •Fransisco Rojelio Autrey, 28, 147 Cone Drive, Franklinton, was arrested on Apple Cross Street, Franklinton and charged with possessing drug paraphernalia. He was released with a citation. Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m. •Nicholas Jermaine Miles, 23, 7125...
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Rolesville police reports – week of Jan. 8, 2015

Note: Public record law provides that the current known address of persons arrested or issued citations be made available, as well as if arrested persons are taken to jail and if they are given bond. This information is not listed here as it was omitted by Rolesville Police...
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2014: Year of calamity, community

by David Leone Another year is past, within its arbitrarily set limits of Jan. 1-Dec. 31. Some people have seen new beginnings, new business ventures, new school openings, while others have faced tragedy, including young lives were cut short too soon. In 2014, we also saw the...

Help Ashanie Russell’s family

While there’s nothing that can be done to take away Ashanie’s family’s loss, friends have created two ways to help with the overwhelming funeral and medical expenses. The first is a “Go Fund Me” page where direct donations can be made: www.gofundme.com/jc4x3k. The second is the...
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One killed, four injured Christmas Eve

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Raleigh police are blaming weather-related road conditions for the Christmas Eve wreck that took the life of a Wake Forest High School alumnus and left four other Wake Forest residents hospitalized with serious injuries. Shortly before 1 p.m. Dec....
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Future of bluegrass lies with two sisters

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — The traditions of bluegrass music are best handed down person to person, one generation to the next. Sixteen-year-old Chloe Lang and her 12-year-old sister, Jessica, are part of the next generation of bluegrass musicians eagerly learning everything...
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Human remains found in Beaver Dam Lake

WAKE FOREST — Raleigh police, in conjunction with Apex Underwater Recovery Team among other agencies, located human remains just outside of Wake Forest in Beaver Dam Lake Dec. 26 as a part of their follow-up investigation of the possible murder of a young child who was reported...

Louisburg DMV moving

LOUISBURG — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will close its Louisburg drivers license office on Tuesday, Jan. 6, as the office is relocating from 86 Tanglewood Drive to 90 Tanglewood Drive. The new office reopens at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7. Beginning on Thursday,...
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Police still looking for suspects who approached children

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is asked to call the police department at 919-554-6150. Residents can also call 919-556-9111. WAKE FOREST — Police are warning residents to continue to be on the alert for two males who have reportedly approached young children in two...

Vets bring Christmas dinner

WAKE FOREST — This Christmas marked the 10th straight year that members of the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion have prepared and delivered Christmas meals for shut-in veterans and their families. The meals are prepared by Nancy and Jerry Ammon at the...
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Experiment with a bold take on brisket

Devoted grillmasters will fire up their grills regardless of the season, which affords them a year’s worth of time to experiment with different dishes. Those who want to take a unique approach to brisket may want to try their hand at the following recipe for “Coffee BBQ Brisket”...

When it’s time to take the tree down, recycle

Wake Forest Beginning Monday, Dec. 29, Wake Forest will collect and recycle live Christmas trees from residential homes according to the normal yard waste collection schedule. The trees will be ground into mulch, which will be available for free to residents upon request. Orders...

Unidentified man killed on N.C. 96

RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation into a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on N.C. 96, just outside of Wake Forest near Old Pearce Road. Shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday, the Highway Patrol responded to a motor vehicle collision in which a...

Franklinton police nab dangerous suspects

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Police Department hosted a multi-agency criminal interdiction operation along U.S. 1, resulting in five arrests Dec. 23, according to a written statement from Franklinton Police Chief John Green. Taken into custody and charged wer...

Take a closer look at ancient climate change

By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters Climate is always changing. That’s one truth that stands out from the record around the world of natural samples of Earth materials, of tree rings, ice layers, and so much more. But how much has past climate change influenced human affairs? In...

Rain, equipment failure result in wastewater spills in Franklin county

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Untreated wastewater entered nearby creeks in both Franklinton and Youngsville in the last week — one incident caused by heavy rain and the other by equipment failure. Franklin County Public Utilities Director Bryce Mendenhall reported a bypass of...
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Events at historic venues in 2015 mark the 1865 end of the Civil War

RALEIGH — The Civil War began in1861and ripped apart families, neighbors and the nation. In April 1865, the often called “brother’s war” was ending. Most North Carolina families had someone or knew someone who participated in the war, and the state sent tens of thousands of...
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High hopes for the future

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman I have been a gamer for quite some time, roughly more than 20 years, and 2015 may be the year that I have the highest hopes for. There is a laundry list of titles expected to be released or have a potential date announced. Throughout 2014, many...
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Expectations and reality

Local Gamers by David Allen The coming year holds so much with regard to gaming: New operating systems, mediums and brand new games. From the new take on a monster hunter that is Evolve to the final chapter in many series like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. What I would like most of...
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Historic Franklinton home burned in ’05

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1975 •Two men are charged with murder in the death of Eugene Beddingfield, 70, shot at close range with a shotgun Dec. 18. The motive was not revealed. Editor’s note: One of the...
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Virgilio’s: A Culinary Adventure

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — As owner and mixologist at Virgilio’s Premium Vinegars, Oils & Edibles, Margarita Dixon has brought a little bit of foodie heaven to South White Street. Specializing in wonderful flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegar, this is the perfect shop...
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Business Briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Start the new year with good business advice The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the college’s Franklin County Campus (located on N.C. 56, just outside Louisburg). Tax requirements for...

Gas prices could continue to slide

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in...