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Franklinton team has sights on playoffs

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — Coming off their 9-0 shutout against rival school Louisburg, the Lady Rams soccer team is fired up. With a record of 4-2-1, and 3-1 in conference, coach Isaac Welker is excited to see his team work together to improve. “We’re not a very...

Wake Forest police reports – April 3, 2014

Citations Reported March 20-25, 2014   •Gaetano Gary Guarascio Jr., 43, 3704 Willow Stone Lane, speed violation. March 25, 8:54 a.m. •Mariah Nichole Jeter, 19, 11421 Colbert Creek Loop, Apt. 107. Raleigh, speeding. March 25, 7:25 a.m. •Garryd Glenn G. Caliendo, 28, 2520...

Wake crime – April 3, 2014

Reported March 15-28. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Due to a change in the way charges are reported, some arrests not listed. Falls •Daniel Wade Stockton, 18, 10840 Rio Springs Drive, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer B.S....

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – April 3, 2014

Arrests •Christopher Jamal Alston, 19, 631 Swanson Road, Louisburg, was charged with assault on a female and harassing phone calls. March 30, 2:15 p.m. •Jeremy Arrington, 32, 930 East Ellis Drive, Apt. 139, Jefferson City, Tenn., was arrested and charged with driving while...
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Cougars beat the tracks

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Indoor Percussion team travelled to Powhatan High School in Virginia to compete in the Atlantic Indoor Association Powhatan Percussion Competition March 22. The group performed the show, Tidal Wave. With an amazing musical and marching...
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Sam’s Club in the works

Site would empty traffic onto Capital, Caveness Farms Avenue. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If it gains commissioners’ approval, a Sam’s Club is coming to town. “It’s a pretty big thing for Wake Forest,” said Chad Sary, the town’s assistant planning director. “We’re working on the...
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1812 re-enactors here Saturday

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The British are coming! The famous cry by Paul Revere in the run-up to the American Revolution notwithstanding, the British came back once again, from 1812-14, in what is now referred to as the War of 1812. Fifteen to 20 War of 1812 re-enactors are...
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Towns ready for Easter Egg hunts

Its an annual spring tradition kids love — participating in area Easter Egg hunts. Wake Forest Parks and Recreation will start the season off April 5 with the town’s Easter Egg Hunt at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Children ages 3 and younger will hunt for eggs...
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Meet your candidates

YOUNGSVILLE — Meet and hear from many of the candidates running for office in Franklin County, including for Sheriff, tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory 142 Youngsville Blvd. (U.S. 1-A) across from Youngsville Elementary. Light refreshments will be...

Rate hike or grant?

Franklinton’s 100-year-old pipes need replacing. By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Town Board unanimously approved the application of a grant for $3 million to replace old clay sewer pipes dating back as far as the 1890s and also to upgrade a pump station in a special...
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WW II hero honored

By Lt. Col. Lisa Armour Franklin County Composite Squadron LOUISBURG — Former Franklin County resident and World War II veteran, the late Lieutenant Colonel George Lumpkin, U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve, was honored March 15 at the Triangle North Executive Airport. The flagpole and a...
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Rolesville considers another downtown subdivision, tavern

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — With the traffic-alleviating bypass creeping closer to completion, developers and entrepreneurs are making plans in downtown Rolesville. The town’s planning board heard two significant proposals Monday night, one for a new 50-home, seven-office...

Wake Forest development on the uptick

Town staff growing busy as bees again as they review residential, commercial, institutional plans. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The drive down the tree-lined Durham Road is a favorite of many locals, with a picturesque and unfettered view of the century-old Paschal Golf Course....
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Seminary restores clock face

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Earlier this month, workers installed man-high clocks on the west and east side of Stealey Hall on the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary campus. The administrative building facing the seminary courtyard, Stealey was originally called Wait Hall...
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Wine shop now artists’ studio

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Artist Andrew Thomasson shares an apartment with several roommates, so making room to paint can be a challenge. “I [constantly] have to put my stuff away,” he says. So the oil painter is delighted to now be working in a large new space he shares with...

Wake County gets new manager

By Juliet McDonald RALEIGH — Wake County commissioners met March 17, to officially announce the unanimous decision of James K. Hartmann as their choice for the new county manager. Hartmann begins his official employment with Wake County April 14. Board Chairman Phil Matthews said...

Scrapbook meetup

WAKE FOREST — Scrapbookers are invited to Scrap Happens Night tomorrow (Friday) from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., in downtown Wake Forest. Scrappers of all levels will gather with friends, gain inspiration and create projects. Tickets are $10 per...

Youngsville showcases business

Youngsville Area Business Association held their business Expo Thursday, with more than 45 area businesses and nonprofits represented. Here, attendees were treated to hotdogs and loads of sweets from Hampton Village Apartment Homes while also getting information about the homes...

Grant requests sought

WAKE COUNTY — The Board of Directors of the Wake County Community Foundation is accepting grant requests for community projects, according to Howard Wasserman, grants committee chair. The foundation’s community fund provides annual grants for nonprofit organizations serving...
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Business can be fun, too

A+ Event Rentals brought its Trivia Game to the combined Wake Weekly and Wake Forest Historical Museum Business After Hours at the museum March 20. Above, Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones, left, and Sherry Forbes get into the fun. (More photos at WakeWeekly.com)

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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Couple celebrates 40th

WAKE FOREST — Donald and Maria D’Agostino, of Wake Forest, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary March 30. Originally from New York, they have lived in North Carolina since 1995. The couple has two daughters, Suzanne D’Agostino, of Wake Forest, mother of their...