Swim Across America at Granite Falls

ROLESVILLE — Champion swimmers will take part in a fundraiser for cancer research July 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club. Attending the Swim Across America event are 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Elaine Breeden, 2012 gold-medalist Charlie Houchin...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year.  Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Heritage Elementary Tracks 1, 2 and 3 begin July 7 at Heritage Elementary School. Homeschool news Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association holds its annual used curriculum sale and homeschool resource...
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Something to love about tennis camp

At last week’s tennis camp sponsored by the Wake Forest Area Tennis Association in cooperation with the town parks and recreation department at Flaherty Park, campers learned various strokes, rules and etiquette. In the front row from left are Austin Patrey, Rebekah Speier, Ethan...

Take part in wild turkey survey

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public assistance in reporting observations of wild turkeys. From now through Aug. 31, wild turkey sightings by volunteers and Wildlife Commission staff can be recorded and entered into an online database. The...

Locate lost insurance policies

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Insurance now offers a lost life insurance and annuity inquiry service to help consumers locate benefits from life insurance policies or annuity contracts purchased in North Carolina. Individuals who believe they are beneficiaries — as well as...

Learn about $25.1 million bond referendum now

WAKE FOREST — Town residents will vote Nov. 4 on a $25.1 million bond that would help pay for projects such as new streets and sidewalks, the second phase of Joyner Park, expansion of the Northern Wake Senior Center and greenway improvements. The bond referendum calls for three...

Settlement claim forms mailed

RALEIGH — More than 3,400 North Carolinians who may be eligible for payments from Ocwen Financial Corporation and Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC as part of a national settlement should start receiving claim forms this week. North Carolina consumers who lost their home to foreclosure...

Habitat project July 26

WAKE FOREST — Habitat Wake Young Professionals are meeting July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a component build. The group will meet at Hope House, 334 N. Allen Road, and build framing components to be used as part of a partner family’s home. For more information, see...
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Rangers clean up competition

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Ranger Little League softball team are the regular season champs and also won the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation LLSB tournament.  Team members are, from fron left, Gabriella Gaviria, Kennedy Flowers, Melanie Burke, Cora Brown, Mary Cobbs, in back,...

No fireworks but plenty of Fourth fun in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — As most have already learned, the town of Rolesville is not hosting its annual fireworks show this year. A lack of funding and volunteers led to the cancellation. In lieu of the traditional events, however, the newly opened Rolesville Farmers Market, 105 W. Young...

Kerr Lake boat access reopens

MANSON — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the County Line Boating Access Area on Kerr Lake in Vance County after completing renovations last week. The area, which is located at 188 County Line in Manson, is a popular destination for anglers looking to catch...

Business Briefs

Food truck rodeo coming A Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Virgil’s Jamaica, JAM Ice Cream, Hibachi Xpress,...

Wake Forest police reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 23-30 Arrests •Shelby Kaye Carter, 50, 908-302 Sugar Gap Road, was arrested at home and charged with violating a domestic violence protection order and damage to real property in connection with a June 29 incident at a restaurant at 3309 Rogers Road. A 2012 Infinity...
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Williams recognized by American Legion

Franklinton American Legion Post 52 awarded the 2014 School Award Medal to Dominique Williams, a graduating senior of Franklinton High School. The School Award Medal Program recognizes graduating seniors who have exhibited exceptional attributes of courage, honor, leadership,...

Heritage Middle School gets in the spirit

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Showing off their school spirit, Heritage Middle School recently added a new fixture to their front lawn – a giant rock that can be painted with various messages or just to pump up students. Amy Poovey Light, who will be the Interim Assistant...

Wake crime – June 3, 2014

Reported June 13-18. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Larceny from a vehicle was reported in a parking area on the 1300 block of Wellwater Court, Raleigh, in Falls. June 17, 8:09 a.m. •Betty Atkins Bland, 73, 2040 Hornbeck Court, Raleigh, in...
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On Patrol: Gang member apprehended, drug crimes halted

By Clellie Allen ZEBULON — Interagency cooperation helped the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office get a reported armed Crip gang member off the street and back into custody after he fled his Alamance County house arrest Saturday. Tyler Edward Worth, 22, was on electronically...

Rolesville police reports – June 3, 2014

Arrests •James Daniel Leonard, 26, 1858 White Level Road, Louisburg, was arrested by Rolesville Police at Purnell Road and Capital Boulevard and charged with possession of heroin, driving while impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia. June 28, 1:50 a.m. Inciden...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 19-30 Arrests •Gary Bullock, 50, 75/79 Eaves St., Lot 7, Henderson, and  Angela Denise Brown, 44, 671-A Highland Ave., Henderson, were arrested on West River Road near May Road and charged with larceny. They were taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500...

Neighborly act stops robbery

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A quick-thinking, alert neighbor saved one Heritage family the heartache of coming home and finding their belongings gone. Helen Bertelli and family were away from home when she got word her house was being broken into. “We are in the car ... and...

Youngsville police reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 22-30 Arrests •Timothy Bryan Hogan, 21, 320 N. Nassau St., was arrested on Winston Street June 29, 11:12 a.m. for larceny. Assistant Chief M. Thomas pulled Hogan over after checking his Franklinton vehicle license plate and finding a preexisting warrant for...
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Alert neighbor foils burglary

WAKE FOREST — If Helen Bertelli is looking for  nominees for the Good Neighbor Award, she might have found them in her next-door neighbors who are credited with helping stop a burglary of Bertelli’s home . “We are in the car (away from home) and our next-door neighbors saw a guy...