School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest youth orchestra summer camps In response to the shuttering of the orchestra program at Wake Forest Middle School, a group of parents and interested community members are organinzing two camps...

The puppets return

WAKE FOREST — The Carolina Puppet Theatre returns to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. The group has been entertaining more than 20 years with fast-paced, interactive performances full of fun and mayhem. The shows are geared to...

VFW supper benefits Wounded Warriors

WAKE FOREST — The ninth annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8466 spaghetti supper and Flag Day celebration is scheduled Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Border Restaurant, 712 N. Main St. The supper commemorates the 239th birthday of the American flag. Proceeds benefit veterans...

Flapjack fundraiser Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Applebee’s hosts a flapjack fundraiser breakfast Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Proceeds from the $7 per plate event will support 60AA senior softball team Code Electric/Oakes Grading, defending 2012 SSUSA Eastern National and ISSA World champions. Applebee’s is...
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Franklinton High big grant winners

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School was recently awarded more than $16,000 in grants by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. Since 2008, the program has awarded grants to schools on behalf of teachers who have developed specific...

Come Fourth, let’s celebrate

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fourth of July celebration is just a few weeks away. The Fireworks Spectacular is slated for Thursday, July 3, at the football stadium at Wake Forest High. Entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. with local talent, followed at 6:30 p.m. by popular beach...
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Father’s Day Contest Winners

Both winners of the 2014 Father’s Day Wake Weekly art contest are second-grade students in Yvonne King’s class at Wake Forest Elementary. Kaitlyn Schroeder, daughter of Amber and Jim Schroeder, won for her entry honoring her dad; and Andi Holley, daughter of Andrew and Kishni...

Polling place changes for July 15 second primary

RALEIGH — The Wake County Board of Elections has transferred five polling sites to temporary locations for the second primary scheduled for Tuesday, July 15. All registered voters affected by the polling places should receive a notice through the mail. In Wake County, the only...
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Kudos – June 12, 2014

Scholarships •Shannon Stephens of Wake Forest has received the Sue Strickland Scholarship from Wake Forest United Methodist Church and will attend Appalachian State University. •Samantha Goodwin of Wake Forest has been awarded a $1,000 Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award scholardhip...

Medication drop boxes installed

WAKE COUNTY — Medication Drop Boxes have been permanently installed at two Wake County Sheriff’s Office locations. The drop boxes are designed to securely receive prescription and over-the-counter medications that are expired or no longer needed. Liquids, needles and syringes are...
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Haws gets win at Hickory

HICKORY — Brayton Haws, a ninth grader at Franklinton High School, got his first career Late Model Stock Car win at Hickory Motor Speedway June 7 and also became the youngest driver to win the event at just 14 years old. Haws, who is racing No. 41, was consistently trading second...

North Carolina Wildlife Briefs

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) will open approximately 64 miles of trout streams and two lakes classified as delayed-harvest trout waters under hatchery-supported regulations June 7. From 6 a.m. until 11:59 a.m. June 7, waters are open only to anglers 15...
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Youngsville elementary students deputized

By David Allen Staff Writer YOUNGSVILLE – Youngsville Elementary school held its end of-the-year Junior Deputy Awards recognition ceremony last Wednesday. In a joint collaboration between the Wake Forest D.A.R.E program and Franklin County Sheriff Deputy Stephen Hyer, students...

Business Briefs

Food truck rodeo Lennar Homes hosts a food truck rodeo Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Austin Creek neighborhood, 300 Austin View, in Wake Forest. Trucks scheduled to attend are The Parlour, Deli-icious, Barone Meatball Company, Carolina Brewing Ambrewlance and Dump Pho King...

Swim free at Holding pool Saturday

WAKE FOREST — To celebrate its grand reopening, admission is free from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday at the newly renovated, 50-meter Holding Park pool in downtown Wake Forest. The event at 133 W. Owen Ave. includes tours of the renovated facility, music and free hot dogs while...

Police dept. offers Camp C.A.R.E.

ROLESVILLE — A free summer camp for kids ages 9-12 is scheduled July 28-Aug. 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, will...

Town advisory boards’ openings

WAKE FOREST — The town has vacancies on three advisory boards, the planning board, the cemetery advisory board and the recreation advisory board. Wake Forest residents and the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) may apply for one of the two openings on the cemetery advisory board...

Bear spotted near downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH — Residents and law enforcement reported seeing a bear in the Five Points area of Raleigh early this morning. The bear, which appeared to be on the move, was spotted just after midnight in the 2100 block of Carroll Drive. Residents are asked to be alert to the possibility...

Traffic alert for Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest issued an alert this afternoon that Sunday, June 8, from approximately 6-7 a.m., the traffic control devices in the vicinity of the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (NC 98) and Capital Boulevard (US 1) intersection will not be operational. According...
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Makeup of WFFD questioned

Commissioner Margaret Stinnett wants town to appoint nonprofit’s board. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Should the town have more say in how the fire department works? That seemed to be Commissioner Margaret Stinnet’s contention Tuesday during a mention of the town’s budget draf...

New neighborhood clears hurdle

Planning Board signs off on community in northeast Wake Forest. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new subdivision plan with a large amount of open space, including pond, creeks and parks, cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, with the 4-3 recommendation by the town planning board to...
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On Patrol: Suspicious fire, drug arrests and accidental cop shooting mean busy week for local law

Sex offender found WAKE FOREST — A sex offender with a record a mile long was arrested May 28 for failure to register as a sex offender, another sex offender residence violation, as well as assaulting a handicapped person and assault on a female. William Richard Mims, 45, 225...