Wake Forest police reports

Arrests •Eriq Alexander Thornton, 17, 9721 Rainsong Drive, was arrested at 1899 S. Franklin St. by Officer T.C. Webb and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was cited and released. Dec. 27, 6:23 p.m. •Barry Thomas Kalinowski, 43, 313...

Franklin County police reports

Arrests •Michael Jermaine Holden, 33, 463 Duke Valentine Wynne Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home by Deputy C. Saunders and charged with communicating threats. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on a $10,000 bond. Dec. 21, 7:58 p.m. •Jermaine Anthony Branch, 28,...
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Merry Christmas

All of us here at The Wake Weekly want to wish our readers a very merry and happy Christmas! From back left, we are, David Leone, Kathi McCorkle, Al Merrit (who has been with the newspaper for 58 years) Steve King, Gordon Coleman, and in front, from left, Sharon Rasmussen, Todd...
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Police: Man had secret camera for peeping

WAKEFIELD — A man was arrested Dec. 14 for allegedly installing cameras in the home of a woman he knows. Jon Carty Caldwell, 41, of 12505 Richmond Run Drive, Raleigh, in Wakefield, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer D.M. Seamon at his residence and charged with one count each...
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Malone to host town hall meeting

ROLESVILLE — Representative Chris Malone (R-Wake) will host a town hall forum in Rolesville Jan. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. to speak with and answer constituent questions regarding completion of the 2013 session and to discuss issues to be addressed in the upcoming session. The public...
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Learn how to start a business

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will hold a free seminar, Ten Steps to Starting a Business, Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the main campus. Instructor Jess McLamb will cover information needed prior to starting a new business, including...
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’Tis season for gingerbread

Soft Glazed Gingerbread Yields 12 to 20 cookies Dough 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbs. cocoa powder 4 tsp. ground ginger 1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1 cup unsalted butter, at...
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Merry Christmas!

The Wake Weekly advertising staff, the talented and fun Kathleen Jackson and Anna Bolton, wish all a very Merry Christmas.
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Plan to recycle Christmas trees

WAKE FOREST — The town encourages residents to make recycling a holiday tradition by recycling their Christmas trees. Beginning Friday, Dec. 27, the town will collect and recycle Christmas trees from residential homes according to its normal yard waste collection schedule. The...
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Buy 100 games, spend around $30.

If you haven’t already made the leap into Steam, well, I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with you. Steam is powered by Valve who started with Half-Life®, a famous first-person, sci-fi shooter game that won more than 50 Game of the Year and a few “Best Game Ever” awards and...

Wake County named healthy employer

Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) named Wake County the 22nd healthiest employer at its third annual Healthiest Employer of the Triangle last week. The awards recognize companies and nonprofit entities that commit to making wellness a priority while proactively shaping the health...

10 foods to avoid over holidays

by Mary Anne Janik-Hooker, Custom Built Chiks I’M ALWAYS LOOKING for some hard, fast rules to make this weight loss journey work. Unfortunately, I am continuously faced with the same old lesson: It takes, hard work, in a continuous effort, and there are really no magic...
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Who doesn’t like free games?

This week’s bargaining crown goes to the Playstation Plus membership. First of all, I know you have to pay for it but the benefits easily out way the costs. With a Playstation Plus membership, you receive major discounts and free games on a regular basis. Unless you have major...

Franklinton County Sheriff’s reports

Arrests •Christopher Mac Privette, 30, 12 Bunns Way, Zebulon, was arrested at home by Deputy B. Strickland and served with a felony warrant out of Wake County for breaking and entering and larceny. He was taken to jail and held on a $2,000 bond. Dec. 18, 7:50 a.m. •Sarah Oakley...

Rolesville police reports 12-26

Arrests •Juanita Pena Olivo, 27, 30 Dent Way, Youngsville, was arrested by Officer S. McKimmey at Louisburg Road/Creek Pine Drive for speeding 55 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone and driving while license revoked. She was taken to Wake County jail and held on a $2,000 bond. Nov....

Franklinton/Youngsville Police reports 12-26

Franklinton Arrests •Samantha Ann Hilliard, 31, 207 Hawkins St., was arrested on South Main Street by Officer D.E. West and charged with simple physical assault. Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m. •Gary Gene Wheeler, 27, 35 Hillside St., was arrested on West River Road at Kingsberry Lane by...

Wake Forest Police reports 12-26

  Arrests •Shunda Denise Bland, 31, 319 W. Chestnut Ave., was arrested by Officer J.L. Chitwood at 225 S. Taylor St. and charged with armed with a dangerous weapon serious injury and communicating threats. She was taken to Wake County jail and held on a $43,000 bond. Dec....

Wake crime – Dec. 26, 2013

Reported Dec. 14-19. Due to ongoing issues with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office website at p2c.wakeso.net, only Raleigh police incident reports are available. Falls •Larceny from a vehicle was reported at a residence on the 2200 block of Dunlin Lane, Raleigh, in Falls. Dec. 16,...
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Gas prices rise for holidays

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.2 cents per gallon...
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Fires station approved

Station No. 4 to improve response times for emergency calls. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The fire department is one step closer to bringing lifesaving apparatus to Jenkins Road residents and the surrounding community. Over a period of months, surrounding neighbors at the site at...
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Turkeys fly to families

United Way, YABA and other organizations work to ensure pantries stay stocked this holiday. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — In its fifth year of helping to stock kitchens in Franklin County with turkeys, the United Way of Franklin County Butterball turkey program for Feeding...
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Wake Forest swimming in top 10s

Real estate blog praises Wake Forest for amenities, barbecue. WAKE FOREST — Falls Lake. One of the biggest amenities that is close, if not directly contiguous to Wake Forest, is a freshwater reservoir with trails and camping, boating and fishing. Falls Lake, town parks, home...
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School board proposes committee for cooperation

by Burwell Stark CARY — Tuesday evening, the Wake County Board of Education held its last public meeting for the calendar year with Christine Kushner presiding. Kushner was elected school board chairman over the previous chair, Keith Sutton, at the Dec. 3 meeting by a vote of 7...
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Unspecified emergency closes bypass Monday

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — East bound traffic on the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway from Siena Drive to South Main Street was tied up for a several hours  Monday morning after a motorist experienced a medical emergency shortly before 9:30 a.m. All eastbound lanes were closed from...