Planning board OKs pool plans

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Rolesville planning board members for-warded on to town commissioners all four cases that came before them Monday, with recommendations that commissioners approve them all. Planning board members reviewed the site-plan application for a...

Manager: County has good reason for optimism

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — When Franklin County Manager Angela Harris prepared to give the annual State of the County address at Vance Granville Community College in Louisburg Thursday, she decided to take a different approach. Rather than just throw out numbers and assorted...

Purple Heart dinner tickets available

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605...

Outage slows traffic, commerce

WAKE FOREST — A circuit overload was the cause of the power outage Friday afternoon that knocked out the lights, computers and cash registers to more than 1,500 homes and businesses. All Wake Forest Power customers north of Dr. Calvin Jones Highway were affected, including...

This Week in History – July 31, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1944 •The Wake Forest College Old Gold & Black reports that the rich uncle of student Randy Nelms of Brooklyn, N.Y., left the bulk of his $3.5 million estate to the student...

Cary man wins Relay bicycle

During a recent wrap-up celebration for Northern Wake Relay For Life, Daniel Perry of Cary was announced as the winner of a $400 beach bicycle. The bike fundraiser netted $458 to the American Cancer Society thanks to the Duke Energy Power Walkers Team. Perry purchased six tickets...

Police report rash of vehicle break-ins

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — From July 21 to 27, Wake Forest police responded to at least 28 reports of vehicle break-ins. Everything from computers to GPS devices, cash, sunglasses, and a couple of firearms were reported stolen. More than a few wallets, bank cards and drivers’...

Business Briefs – July 31, 2014

CiCi’s covers the cruiser for charity To cap off its month-long fundraising initiative for Special Olympics North Carolina, CiCi’s Pizza hosts a Cover the Cruiser event today (Thursday) at participating locations, including in Wake Forest, 12516 Capital Blvd. CiCi’s guests are...

Let’s get ready to rumble

I want to apologize to any boxing fans because I am not referring to the great Michael Buffer’s catchphrase above. This week we are going on an adventure through Star Fox 64, a classic video game that debuted on the Nintendo 64 which also introduced the world to the rumble pak....

The beginning of a favorite franchise

Of the few games that have influenced my gaming habits today, one has colored my childhood with a couple more fond memories than others, and that is Battlefield 1942. This first-person shooter was published by Electronic Arts (EA) and developed by the Swedish Digital Illusions CE...

Ninety-minute dinner is too long; Son knows what the Bible means

Sometimes even the best laid plans can go astray. Last Friday night Mavis and I decided it was best for us to lay out a weekly evening meal schedule with a time set close to 6:30. We started with me picking up two of Zaxby’s large grilled chicken salads for Saturday night about...

Bowl for charity Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Woman’s Club hosts a family-friendly Charity Bowl-A-Thon Sunday in two sessions, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., at Brooks Street Bowl, 413 S. Brooks St. in downtown Wake Forest. There is still time to register a team by choosing a name and having the team...

History museum offers much to do in August

RALEIGH — There’s a lot to do and see at the N.C. Museum of History in August. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free on the weekends. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St. downtown. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or see ncmuseumofhistory.org....

Wake Forest police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported July 21-26 Arrests •Hector Jackson Romero-Gamez, 18, 308 Bargate Street, Apt. 1, Cary, was arrested at 1000 E. Chatham St., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and having no operator’s license. He was cited and released. July 26, 12:35 a.m. •Eleazar...

Franklinton police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported through July 27 Arrests •Bryant Thorpe, 31, 3368 Raleigh Road, Henderson, was arrested at 4349 West River Road, Franklinton, and charged with two counts financial card theft and two counts obtaining property through false pretenses, all felonies. He was taken to jail and...

Reagan keynote at GOP dinner

RALEIGH — Political commentator and columnist Michael Reagan is the scheduled keynote speaker at the Wake County Republican Women’s fundraiser dinner and silent auction Sept. 29. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road,...

Youngsville police reports – July 31, 2014

Arrests  •Ricky Ray Mendoza Hernandez, 20, 20 Medlins Way, Louisburg, was arrested at Rose Mart and charged with underage alcohol consumption, driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and carrying a concealed weapon. He was taken to jail and held on $2,500 bond. July...

Rolesville police reports – July 31, 2014

Reported July 25 Arrests •Demetris Alston, 1121 Sandway Lane, Wake Forest, was arrested at home and charged with financial card forgery and identity theft. He was taken to jail. July 18, 11:38 a.m. •Carson Marie Varney, 19, 413 Brook Creek Drive, Cary, was arrested at 3301...

celebrate National Night Out Tuesday

Local communities are hosting National Night Out events in August. National Night Out, NNO, is always held the the first Tuesday in August and is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs,...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 31, 2014

Reported through July 28 Arrests •Kristine Gentile Harris, 46, 1217 King St., Henderson, was arrested at 1375 Pete Smith Road, Louisburg, and charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine — both felonies — and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken...

We the People meet Aug. 7

LOUISBURG — We the People of Franklin County Patriots will hold a dinner meeting Aug. 7 at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. A social and the dinner start at 6 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be District 1 congressional candidate Arthur...

Church to give school supplies

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a bookbag and school supplies giveaway Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is geared toward elementary-age children, and all are welcome. The church is located at 5 Green Hill Road. For more information, e-mail...

Senior Center yard sale Aug. 8-9

WAKE FOREST — The Northern Wake Senior Center yard and bake sale takes place Aug. 8-9 at 235 East Holding Ave. Friday hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are accepted Thursday, Aug. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clothing will not be...

Free gospel concert Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Branchettes will perform a free concert Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The Branchettes feature Wilbur Tharpe and Lena Mae Perry, whose styles and repertoire are deeply rooted in the older African-American musical traditions...