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Don’t miss Cookie

LOUISBURG — The Coffee Hound Book Shop hosts a book signing and puppet show May 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to introduce Meet Cookie (the dog), an illustrated song and picture paperback book package with CD. Author Paula C. Snyder and illustrator and puppeteer Mac McCord will be present...

Spring is the season for — black bears

FRANKLINTON — Tuesday morning, a black bear reportedly weighing about 200 pounds, was spotted by a Franklinton Police officer in the South Chavis Street area, south of the Lions Club and the town Public Works, according to Franklinton Mayor Elic Senter. Franklinton Police Chief...

Rex hosts free junior golf clinic

RALEIGH — The First Tee of the Triangle offers a free golf clinic May 20, 6-7:30 p.m. at TPC Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh. The clinic for children ages 7-17 is open to current and former First Tee participants and the general public as part of the Rex Hospital Open...

May parks programs: American Girl, poison ivy

RALEIGH — Several events are scheduled at Wake County Parks over the next couple of weeks. •Saturday, 1 p.m., screening of Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, a movie based on the American Girl series of dolls and books, in which a young girl, Kit, is living in the struggles of the...

Rabies clinic Saturday

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville, in conjuction with the Wake County Animal Shelter, will host a rabies and microchip clinic this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Main Street Park. Rabies vaccinations for pets are $5 and the microchip implant is $10. All pets must be on a leash...

Learn about scams, emergencies

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin County Senior Center have partnered for an informative series on avoiding scams. Three workshops are scheduled: May 8, May 29, and June 17, all from 9 to 10:15 a.m at the senior center, 127 Shannon Village,...
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Crowder completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Sarina J. Crowder graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air...

First Friday flick soars

WAKE FOREST — The Renaissance Centre hosts a First Friday Flix tomorrow at 7 p.m. that’s literally out of this world. A winner of seven Oscars at the 86th Academy Awards, including Best Director, this 2013 British-American space drama stars two of Hollywood’s most popular actors...
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Summers chosen as finalist in National American Miss North Carolina Pageant

RALEIGH — Chlöe Christina Summers, 11, of Raleigh, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant June 27 and 28 in Winston-Salem. If chosen to represent the state, she will receive a $1,000 cash award and compete in the national pageant...

Franklin Board work session May 5

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Board of Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, May 5, to discuss the findings of the Classification and Compensation Study. The work session will be held at the County Administration Building, 113 Market St., Louisburg.
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Leave tree pruning to experts

WAKE FOREST — In recent weeks town officials have noted several crape myrtle street trees that were pruned improperly, particularly along South White Street and South Brooks Street. Although a tree sometimes needs to be pruned to avoid interference with utility lines, buildings...

Life jacket safety campaign starts Saturday

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission partners with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a summer boating safety campaign, Saved by the Zone: The Life Jacket Zone. Other partners include N.C. State Parks, the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, Safe Kids Wake County and the...

Did someone take your tax refund?

RALEIGH — The tax filing deadline has passed, and many taxpayers are eagerly awaiting their refunds. But what if an identity thief filed a fraudulent return in your name and already has claimed your refund? The Consumer Protection Division is hearing from dozens of North...

Help shape Joyner Park’s future

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board is hosting a series of meetings to solicit public input concerning the second phase of E. Carroll Joyner Park. The first public meeting is scheduled Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Alston Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St....

Tour cemetery in person or online

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board (CAB) announces the launch of the Wake Forest Cemetery Virtual Tour. Available on the town’s website at wakeforestnc.gov/cemetery-tour.aspx, the virtual tour provides users a unique historical perspective of the cemetery....
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Heritage students win marketing contest

WAKE FOREST — Joshua Harris and Zachary Lentini, eighth-graders at Heritage Middle School, placed second in the state level annual middle school county marketing contest sponsored by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE). The two teamed up in Akinyi Edmonds’...

Strawberry festival returns

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers’ Market holds its annual Strawberry Festival and recipe competition Friday, May 9, at the Shannon Village Shopping Center. Recipe entries are due at 10:30 a.m., and judging starts at 10:45. Entrants of all ages are invited to pick up entry...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – May 1, 2014

Arrests •Gary Earl Pitt, 45, 11877 W. U.S. 64 Alt., Spring Hope, was arrested at 130 W. Main St., Youngsville and charged with disorderly conduct, drunken and disruptive behavior, having an open container of alcohol. He was taken to jail and held on $1,000 bond. April 27, 1:30...

Franklinton police reports – May 1, 2014

Arrests •Warrants for aggravated assault with intent to kill, criminal damage to property and illegal discharge of weapons have been issued for the arrest of Devon Anthony Whaley, 22, 250 Pine Ridge Road, Louisburg. April 15, 7:17 p.m. According to police reports, Franklin County...

Rolesville police reports – May 1, 2014

Arrests •Alejandro Rodriguez-Franco, 31, 1004 N. Spring Garden No. 106, Raleigh, was arrested at Jonesville Road/Prides Crossing and charged with driving while license revoked. April 23. Incidents •A 204 Brown Circle resident reported stolen fishing gear. April 13, 10:52 a.m. •An...

Wake crime – May 5, 2014

Reported April 19-25. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Michelle Renae Herbst, 44, 10301 Falls Mill Drive, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer T.J. Goodman at Falls Mill Drive and Water Mill Lane, Raleigh, and charged with...

Wake Forest police reports – May 1, 2014

Citations  Reported April 17-23, 2014 •Esther Laconya Richardson, 37, 145 Bunn Elementary School Road, Lot H, Bunn, unspecified violation. April 23, 7:45 a.m. •Pamela Gail Long, 61, 1517 Seabrook Ave., Cary, speed violation. April 23, 8:08 a.m. •Nathaniel Alan Beltran, 21, 1009...
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Police raid leads to prostitution arrest at spa

WAKE FOREST — An investigation into alleged illegal activity at a local spa has resulted in two arrests and three charges. Earlier today Wake Forest Police executed a search warrant at Bonnie Spa, 10421 Ligon Mill Road, after receiving several tips concerning “suspicio...