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Cause of fire undetermined

The Wake Forest Fire Department, along with firefighters from Stony Hill, responded to a brush fire off of Houndsditch Circle Saturday, just after 4:30 p.m. The fire burned about two acres of scrub brush, grass and tree debris. Wake Forest Fire Chief Ron Early reports there were...

Let there be light

North Main finally getting lampposts replaced. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town commissioners Tuesday night authorized the sale of up to $2.5 million in revenue bonds to be used to build an electric substation and to improve streetlights on North Main Street. The projects were...

K-9 officer crashes in icy weather

FRANKLINTON — Off-duty Franklin County Sheriff K-9 officer Antoine Eaton was involved in a single-car wreck late Monday night. Other on-duty officers had reported to dispatch that ice was forming on the U.S. 1 bridge over N.C. 56 in Franklinton. Not 15 minutes later, and barely...
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Manslaughter plea in Royall Mill stabbing

RALEIGH — A Wake Forest woman pleaded guilty in Raleigh Tuesday to the 2013 stabbing death of her boyfriend at Royall Mill Apartments. Krystal Terin Delgado, 28, pleaded to one count of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 16 to 29 months in prison — the maximum possible...
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Commissioners mull bypass, access

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The Department of Transportation’s decision to seemingly change the configuration of the intersection of East Young Street and the N.C. 401 Bypass met with consternation and alarm from Rolesville commissioners Tuesday. According to an e-mail from...
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Rolesville tackles senior housing

Commissioners consider relaxing usual multifamily housing requirements for senior projects. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — An issue not on the agenda directly, nor officially before commissioners, made the biggest waves at the Rolesville town board meeting Tuesday evening, drawing...
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Wreath laid at First Flag ceremony

LOUISBURG — In observance of the 153rd anniversary of the flying of the first Confederate flag in North Carolina, the 24th annual wreath-laying ceremony took place in front of the Franklin County Courthouse Sunday. The service was hosted by the First Flag Chapter 852 of the...

Church offers free medical clinic

WAKE FOREST — Living Word Family Church, 10520 Star Road, is holding its annual free medical clinic Saturday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services including general medical, dental and eye exams will be available on a first come, first served basis. Spanish interpretation...

Library Briefs

Spring has arrived, at least at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Cure AHC seeking donations

ROLESVILLE — The 5th Annual Let’s Cure AHC N.C. 5K and walk takes place in Rolesville March 29 at 10 a.m. AHC, or Alternating Hemeplegia of Childhood, is a debilitating, complex and incurable disease, but there is optimism that effective treatment or a cure is possible in the...

dangerous to be a turkey in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE — For the next three weekends, it’s going be dangerous to be a turkey in Youngsville. In actuality, no real birds will be harmed in the Turkey Shoot, whose name is derived from the prizes won in back in the day by whichever shooter came closest to the bullseye on the...

Relay for Life adds 5K

WAKE FOREST — Runners of all ages are invited to lace up and party down at the first Marga-Relay-Ville 5K Saturday, May 17, at 9 a.m. at Heritage High School. The charity run is in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life that weekend at the school....
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Phone charger sets house ablaze

Firefighters save dog from smoke. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A combination cellphone charger and speaker is believed to have sparked the fire that damaged a Deer Chase house Monday. When the first firefighters arrived at 3400 Donner Trail around 6 p.m., the three-story home was...

Business Briefs

Foot center moves Sole Dimensions, a total foot-care store based in Wake Forest, has moved across the street to a larger location at 10560 Ligon Mill Road, Suite 101, behind the Walmart Supercenter. Owned and operated by certified pedorthist Ellie Penner, the store carries an...
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Beginner beekeeping class offered

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Beekeepers Association in Louisburg offers a beginning beekeeping class starting April 5. The course is for anyone wishing to have honeybees as a hobby or business.  Topics covered are honeybee biology, equipment, seasonal activities and care...

Senior center happenings

WAKE FOREST — The Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., announces some upcoming events. •AARP Tax Aide — Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 15. Sign up at the front desk or call the senior center for an appointment. •Rex Mobile Mammography — March 27. 10 a.m.-2:30...

Lt. Col. Bracknell retires

RALEIGH — Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gray Bracknell, originally of Franklinton and a 1987 graduate of Franklinton High School, retires March 21 after 22 years on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. aboard the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va. A 1992 graduate of the University of...

Fish dinner sale

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton American Legion Post 52 is selling fish plates Friday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 40 American Legion Road. Plates are $8 each and are available to eat in or take home.For information, call 919-494-2732.

Proposal on table for Rolesville farmers market

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Support for a farmers market in downtown Rolesville took a step forward Tuesday. Rolesville resident Francis Cheek and Mark Bloodworth of Wake Forest presented to commissioners a 12-page business plan outlining what such an endeavor would look like....

Book donations sought

WAKE FOREST — The Friends of the Wake Forest Library need your books. The Wake County Public Libraries’ annual book sale in the fall benefits all libraries in the county. Gifts of gently used books in good condition may be added to the libraries’ collection or sold in the used...

Lake Holt hike Saturday

BUTNER — Join Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) staff and supporters on a nature hike Saturday at Lake Holt in southern Granville County. Hikers will walk through the forest, along Knap of Reeds Creek, and down to the remains of an old mill. Included will be discussions about the...
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Wright completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Airman Stacia S. Wright 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 Force core values,...

New 4-H club organizing in Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — The 4-H Youth Development Pet Care Club has scheduled a meeting for young owners of all kinds of pets, whether furry, feathered, creepy crawly or scaly, who are interested in joining a new 4-H club in Wake County. The meeting for children 10 and up is Tuesday, March...

Democratic women meet March 27

RALEIGH — The Democratic Women of Wake County dinner meeting is scheduled Thursday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh. Invited to speak are the candidates for U.S. Senate Kay Hagan, William Curtis Jr. and Earnest Reeves; District 2...