Miller Park reopens Saturday

WAKE FOREST — H.L. Miller Park, 401 Elm Ave., is expected to reopen Saturday after crews worked to stabilize the banks of the unnamed stream that runs through the park. The town initiated the project after an inspection revealed minor stream stabilization was needed to reduce...

School Briefs – Feb. 6, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Richland Creek Elementary gets assistant principal Richland Creek Elementary, Wake Forest’s newest elementary school in the Wake system,  will get an assistant principal Friday. Lucille Glass was...

YMCA offers Livestrong

WAKE FOREST — Kerr Family YMCA hosts Livestrong, a program providing cancer survivors the opportunity to fight the disease through health and fitness outside of a medical setting. Certified YMCA instructors help patients build muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance...

Franklin soil meeting

The next Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting is Thursday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. in the Soil & Water District office in the Franklin County Agricultural Services center, 101 S. Bickett Blvd., Suite B. The public is invited to attend.

Optimists offer essay scholarship

WAKE FOREST — The Optimist Club of Wake Forest invites students under 19 who haven’t yet graduated to submit an essay on the topic — How Dreams Lead to Success. Essays should be 700 to 800 words and are due at the local Optimist club by Feb. 19. In addition to developing skills...

Youngsville High reunion planned in May

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville High School plans a reunion for all alumni through 1978 when the school closed. The event is set for the Youngsville Museum of History the first weekend in May. The weekend kicks off with a basketball game at the old Youngsville High School gym Friday,...

Leadership Franklin set to begin

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Leadership Franklin, a three-month program beginning March 12 with a series of six full-day sessions, provides a diverse group of existing and emerging leaders the chance to experience many of the challenges and opportunities facing the county. Participants...

Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees

NORTH CAROLINA — Anyone from North Carolina who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees. The trees are part of the nonprofit foundation’s Trees for America campaign. “Redbuds will help beautify North Carolina for many years to come,”...

Dress up and help some kids

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company in downtown Wake Forest hosts the 2nd annual Puttin’ on the Ritz masquerade ball to benefit Mercy for America’s Children, Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. The event will be emceed by Hollywood actor and comedian, Brady Matthews, and feature live music...

At the library

There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest Library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Gas prices down slightly

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices fell 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average, which has fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past...

Get tickets now for State of the Town

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are still available for this year’s State of the Town address and dinner, Feb. 17 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in downtown. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and $20 on the day of the event and include a catered meal. Dress...

Wake Forest police reports – Feb. 6, 2014

Arrests •Shane Nicholas Buck, 32, 1109 Heritage Hills Way, was arrested at 960 Gateway Commons Circle and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released. Officer J.M. Hale, Feb. 2, 3:56 a.m. •Veronica Jimenez Plummer-Jimenez, 33, 3708 Amberwine Lane, was...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – Feb. 6, 2014

Arrests •Crystal Dawn Boyd, 29, 251 Weldon Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with possessing or concealing non-tax paid liquor and resist, delay and obstruction. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on a $1,000 bond. Deputy C. Saunders, Jan. 30, 2:50...

Wake crime – Feb. 6, 2014

Reported Jan. 18-29. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Keiondre Paul Anthony Nelms, 16, 2407 Gaheris Court, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer D.B. Moreland at the Wake County jail annex and charged with felony breaking...

Franklinton police reports – Feb. 6, 2014

Arrests •Brent Bruce Dockum, 32, 1009 Lawrence Road, was arrested at Snackers, Franklinton, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia,  possession of controlled substance, resisting arrest and criminal damage to property. Seized during a search were two hypodermic...

Rolesville police reports Feb. 6, 2014

Incidents •Copper pipe was reported cut and stolen from the Dillon Construction Co., Inc., at 7408 Pomona Ave. Jan. 28, 10:47 a.m. •Forty feet of copper wiring was reported stolen from Foxwood Builders at 5805 Lord Granville Way. Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m. •Possession of drug...

Dream League accepting registrations

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is accepting Dream League Baseball applications from special needs children ages 5-21 through Feb. 28. Buddy applications are also being accepted. Buddies must be ages 10-25. Designed for both boys and girls, the...
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Voucher opportunity is here

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) was created last year by the North Carolina General Assembly for certain students attending nonpublic schools whose household income qualifies for free or reduced lunch in North Carolina public schools. Online...
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Deputies bust chop shop

Franklin County investigators uncover multicounty theft ring. By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County Sheriff Captain E.H. Smith got a request for help from a Harnett County Sheriff’s Investigator a month or so ago. He needed help looking for two trucks that had been...
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Lift every voice – Updating the dream

Channeling MLK, minister lashes out at federal,  state reforms. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Past, present and future were all featured in celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church  Jan. 23. In a rousing speech that was part sermon...
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Former Wake Forester elected to soccer hall of fame

By Clellie Allen with David Allen WAKE FOREST — Brien Braswell, son of longtime Wake Forest residents George and Margaret Braswell, was inducted into the N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame, Saturday, as one of the three members of the class of 2014. Brien was an all-state high school...