Library offers summer fun

The focus is on kids at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave. Most programs are free. Call for information and to register, if indicated. For more information, see wakegov.com/libraries. •Family storytime. Young children and their families participate in an...

Democratic candidates at picnic Sunday

RALEIGH — North Raleigh and Wake Forest Democrats are invited to a picnic Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Honeycutt Park, 1032 Clear Creek Farm Drive, Raleigh, to meet candidates who are on November’s ballot. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served. RSVP by e-mailing...

Camp C.A.R.E. offered by police department

ROLESVILLE — A free summer camp for kids ages 9-12 is scheduled July 28-August 1 at Rolesville High School. Camp C.A.R.E. (Choices Accountability Respect Excellence), sponsored by the Rolesville Police Department in partnership with the town’s parks and recreation department,...

Electric sales tax goes up Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — Everyone can expect to see their electric bills go up beginning July 1 courtesy of the Tax Simplification and Reduction Act passed by the Legislature last year which raised the sales tax on electricity from 3 to 7 percent. The new sales tax on electricity will...

Sign up for Livestrong session

WAKE FOREST — Livestrong at the YMCA is gearing up for another session starting Sept. 2. The free program offers cancer survivors a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities as YMCA instructors help patients build muscle strength, increase...

Fourth Friday Flix features Frozen

WAKE FOREST — Frozen will be shown during Fourth Friday Flix tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. Fourth Friday Flix is made possible through a partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Church, which provides the refreshments for the...

Heat relief available from Cool for Wake

RALEIGH — Vulnerable residents who are unable to cool their homes during extreme heat conditions may qualify for Wake County’s Cool for Wake program. Cool for Wake provides one free fan per household where there are seniors or children under 12 living without air conditioning. A...

Franklin Sheriff’s Office busts meth lab

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s made three arrests yesterday in connection with the discovery of a meth lab at 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg,  near Youngsville, after serving a search warrant. The home owner, Barry Wilson, was charged with manufacture of...

Police nab burglary suspects

WAKE FOREST — Police have arrested three local men believed to be responsible for a rash of residential break-ins in northern Wake Forest. Marvin Wyche, 17, 1634-B Burgundy Dr., Raleigh, has been charged with five counts of residential breaking and entering, five counts of...

Police chase down suspect

Wake Forest Police apprehended a larceny suspect on Capcom Avenue Wednesday. According to Wake Forest Police spokesman Bill Crabtree, a police officer was driving through The Factory parking lot when he spotted three suspects attempting to break into a vehicle. The suspects got...

Water boil notices issued

Who is informed and when, confusing to residents. WAKE FOREST — A resident’s post on an online community message board about not being notified about the need to boil her drinking water has led to questions about area water advisories, such as who is affected, who is notified and...

Western store an instant hit

Tracie’s Boots & Buckles opens at Market of Wake Forest. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Tracie Mack has 15 years’ experience managing a western wear retail store in Raleigh. She knows how popular cowboy boots and accessories are. So it didn’t faze her when within days of...

Commissioners spar over tax

Budget approved with 1-cent hike for fire service. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve the $56 million 2014-15 town budget. The dissenters were Zachary Donahue and Greg Harrington, who objected to raising town taxes by one cent per $100 in...

This Week in History – June 19, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Two Wake Forest boys have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout — James Warren and Ricky Timberlake. The presentation was made by Troop 5 Scoutmaster J.L. Warren, Saponi District...

Franklin board green lights solar farm

Budget vote delayed. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Bypassing the planning board’s strong 6-3 vote to recommend denial of a special use permit request for a new solar energy farm, the Franklin County board of commissioners voted unanimously to approve the new construction following...

The bus stops where?

Special-needs student taken to wrong home. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A child with Down syndrome was sent to the wrong home after school, leading his mother to cry foul on the contracted driving service working for Wake County Schools. The incident occurred Monday. Austin Creek...

Franklinton votes for tax increase

By Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Making no one happy as they moved to take serious steps toward rectifying financial discrepancies in the previous budget, Franklinton town commissioners split on approving their budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, forcing a vote from Mayor Elic...

Firefighter injured saving friend

YOUNGSVILLE — Volunteer firefighter Terry Perry of Youngsville arrived at his friend’s house in the nick of time Saturday morning, according to news reports. Perry was delivering breakfast to Ransom Bennett, who is wheelchair-bound after a recent accident, when he saw smoke and...

Happy birthday, U.S. Army!

Wake Forest VFW Commander Dennis Mecum, left, is assisted by Border Restaurant owner Jerry Ammon as they cut the cake celebrating the 239th birthday of the U.S. Army and Flag Day. A spaghetti dinner was held Saturday at the restaurant with proceeds benefiting Wounded Warriors and...

Rolesville Business Expo Today

ROLESVILLE — One of the highlights of this year’s Rolesville Community-Business Expo will be its location — the newly opened Thales Academy. The expo which is today, (Thursday), 4-8 p.m. will be held in the auditorium of the new facility located at 1201 Granite Falls Blvd.,...

Three different dads in 10 years opened door for teasing

Roving Although I’m a few days late, I still have a few things to say about Father’s Day. My first dad was a great guy, but I was born at the wrong time for him to give me the attention I really needed. It was 1929 at the beginning of the Great Depression, and he passed away from...

Art tour scheduled

WAKE FOREST — The date has been set for the 19th annual Tour of Artists. Galleries in downtown Wake Forest and studios around town will be open Sept. 6 and 7, with artists in attendance to give demonstrations and talk about their work. Tour organizer Wake Forest Guild of Artists...

Franklinton police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Henry Lee Stafford, 50, 30 Farrier Drive, Louisburg, was arrested on West Green Street and charged with driving while impaired. He was released on written promise to appear. June 12, 6 p.m. Incidents •Non-forced entry burglary was reported at 711 West Mason Street,...