Police request public’s assistance

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subject shown in the accompanying surveillance camera image. The individual is wanted for questioning in connection with a fraud that occurred on May 27. Also included is a photo of a...

Arts events a downtown draw

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — “Art After Hours has really picked up,” Lisa Hayes, Wake Forest’s downtown development director, says about the monthly event which returns this Friday. “It’s bustling, it’s busy. The parking lots are full.” Art After Hours, which is held the second...

Wake Forest food truck rodeo Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Mark your calendar for Sunday, 12-4 p.m., for the next Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo at Over the Falls Shopping Center, 419 S. Brooks St. Featured food vendors include Arepa Culture, Backyard Bistro, Baton Rouge, Belgian Waffology, Bo’s Kitchen, Captain Ponchos,...

Coyotes reportedly follow man in Raleigh woods

Unusual behavior by three coyotes prompts 911 call, rescue. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Raleigh police officials reported yesterday that man and his dog, a 6-month-old boxer, were “shadowed” by a group of three coyotes July 1, just before 6:30 p.m., causing the walker to climb...

Now and Then

“My very young grandsons so loved to go to the Corner Ice Cream Store every time they came to visit me … which was often. We walked there as many times a day or night as they wanted. That’s what grandmas do,” says Jackie Logan of the now closed shop pictured in these 2004 and...

Purple Heart dinner keynote speaker announced

WAKE FOREST — Sgt. Kyle Snyder, who served in Afghanistan with the 514th Military Police Company, is the keynote speaker for the seventh annual Wake Forest Purple Heart Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m., at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd. Hosted by...

Tar River group receives $33K grant from Wells Fargo

LOUISBURG — Tar River Land Conservancy received a $33,050 grant from the Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program, funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), to support the restoration of the...

Korean medal awarded

WW photo by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Dennis Mecum, right, gives U.S. Army veteran Dan Irons the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal during a ceremony at the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars building last week. Irons served for 18 months in the conflict in the early 1950s....

Events at the Senior Center

WAKE FOREST — The Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., is hosting several events in July and August. •Annual Willie Ray’s cookout, Thursday, July 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sign up at www.resourcesforseniors.com by July 13. •Resources for Seniors, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Susan...

Rolesville opens their first summer camp

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville opened up their first summer camp June 15. They are wrapping up their fourth week and currently have 108 kids registered. Rolesville’s parks and recreation department director J.G. Ferguson decided to start the summer camp...

Vietnam veterans applauded in 1985

This Week in History by David Leone In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Wake Forest commissioners have voted to add fluoride to the town’s water system to help reduce tooth decay. A citizens’ committee report...

Mustang-9 wins sectional championship

by Marty Simpkins YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville’s U9 All-star baseball team won the Piedmont Sectional Tournament July 1 at Garner. Mustang-9 features some of the best eight and nine-year olds Youngsville, Franklinton and Bunn have to offer. They swept their three pool games to enter...

Area chefs to serve fresh dishes at Farmers Market

LOUISBURG — Two area chefs, Tamika House and Jim Pfifferling from Louisburg College, are networking with the Franklin County Extension office to prepare and serve up delicious summer dishes utilizing local produce available from the Farmer’s Market. Tomorrow (Friday), sweet corn...

Kudos – week of July 9, 2015

Degrees conferred •The following students were honored at Virginia Tech University: Marissa Gonzales of Wake Forest, received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the...

Small Farmers meet July 16

Business Briefs - Week of July 9 Michaels opens July 19 Michaels, North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, will hold the grand opening of its Wake Forest store, featuring a new design, at 12626 Capital Blvd. in the Wake Forest Crossing shopping center, on July...

Is the puffin a descendent of the dodo?

Ask Dr. Universe Dear Dr. Universe, Is the puffin a descendent of the dodo? -Samy, India Dear Samy, The dodo bird isn’t with us anymore, but if you visit a city park you’ll likely see one of its very close relatives walking around. It might even be nibbling on a French fry. Dodos...

Wake Forest permits – of July 9, 2015

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued the following permits during June. Addition/renovation •Imperial Design Builders Inc., 12516 Capital Blvd., No. 104, $1,340. •Agile Builders, 11915 Retail Drive, $300. •Davidson and Jones Construction, 10112 Capital...

Rolesville permits – June 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following permits during June 2015. •Carlton Group of N.C. LLC, 406 Bendemeer Lane, $887. •Carlton Group of N.C. LLC, 439 Bendemeer Lane, $773. •Braswell Custom Homes Inc., 5700 Lord Granville Way, $960. •Medallion...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports – Week of July 9, 2015

Reported June 29-July 5. Arrests •Brandon Ray Williams, 29, 3336 Quarry Road, Wake Forest, was arrested at 1115 Ridgecrest Drive, Zebulon, and charged with conspiring to sell methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on...

Rolesville police reports – week of July 9, 2015

Reported June 19-July 2. Editor’s note — Rolesville Police Department does not provide bond information. Arrests •Tiffany Paulanne Williams, 38, 127 Hollingsworth St., Bunn, was arrested for driving with a revoked license. July 2, 2:53 a.m. •Byron Lee Walton, 28, 104 Ramsey Road,...