Election calisthenics begin

Wake Forest mayor, town board candidates gearing up for fall campaign. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — “It’s close to campaign time. I won’t start knocking on doors until after Labor Day,” Mayor Vivian Jones promises on her re-election Facebook page. But the creation of the webpage...
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Rolesville High opens with 632 students

Pods concept designed to make kids more comfortable, foster learning. by David Leone ROLESVILLE — The first day at Wake County’s newest high school operated like clockwork, according to Principal Ericka Lucas. By Day 2, the front office at Rolesville High School (RHS) was quiet —...

Renaissance Centre, town pool to be discussed

Commissioners’ retreat is Tuesday at town hall. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — On Tuesday, town commissioners will suspend their usual work session to hold a midyear retreat to work out some unresolved issues. Discussion topics include: •whether to keep funding repairs for the...
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Get ready for artists’ tour

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The work of two dozen artists will be on display for the annual Tour of Artists next weekend. The Wake Forest Guild of Artists announced that the work of painters, metal smiths, sketch artists, jewelers a woodworker and photographer will be featured...
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Hackney graduates from basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Airman Rufus D. Hackney graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values,...
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Fire damages care center

Crews also respond to grease fire, gas leak by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Firefighters responded to a gas leak and care center fire calls in the last week, and a grease fire Aug. 10, though none resulted in any injuries. Just after noon Sunday, Wake Forest firefighters were called...
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Rams are new team with old traditions

Tonight, Rolesville Rams continue more than 50 years of football history. by Leslie Rudd, town of Rolesville ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High football players will run on to a new field in new uniforms later this month; but the inaugural game for the Rams will be the continuation of...

It’s time for annual food roast

LOUISBURG — The fourth annual Local Food Roast Plate Sale will be Sept. 6. The event will be at the Farmers Market Shelter at Shannon Village, from 11 a.m. until sold out. It will feature cooking demonstrations by local chef Barry Barker. Plates will be on sale that day and...
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Scooter spill lands man in jail — On Patrol, Apr. 29, 2013

FRANKLINTON — A Youngsville man’s day went from bad to worse after he first crashed his scooter and then ended up being arrested for possession of crack cocaine while he received medical treatment for crash injuries Aug. 24. Michael Anthony Sills, 45, 277, Stephen Taylor Road,...
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Workshop teaches hunting management

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, in collaboration with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, will be reaching out to hunters, land managers and their communities in September, helping each to more effectively use white-tailed deer as a resource. A workshop will...
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Dove hunting season begins with new apprentice permits

NORTH CAROLINA — Dove hunting season opening day is Labor Day, Sept. 2. The 2013-14 season for mourning and white-winged dove is Sept. 2–Oct. 5; Nov. 25–Nov. 30; and Dec. 13–Jan. 11. Daily bag limit is 15 and possession limit is 45. Shooting hours are half-hour before sunrise to...
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This Week in History — Aug. 29, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1963 •Four Wake Forest men have been arrested in a series of grocery break-ins. Also, two Franklin County merchants have been charged with receiving stolen goods. Some $2,700 in...
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Myrick, Goldsmith to wed

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Myrick of Wake Forest wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily  Rebecca Myrick, to Cody Jacob Goldsmith. Emily is the granddaughter of Jean Myrick, of Prattville, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. C. Carlton Myrick, of Raleigh; and Mr. and Mrs. Howard I....
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Man building Dalek replica

Wake Forest father inspired by daughter’s favorite TV show. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Daleks are coming. The quirky and imaginative British SciFi series, Doctor Who sets its hero, The Doctor, against alien hordes menacing planet Earth, often using little more than quick...

Geochallenge aims to increase state park visitation

RALEIGH — The creators of the free Pocket Ranger mobile app designed for North Carolina’s state parks system have issued a geochallenge to visit as many of the state parks and state recreation areas as possible over the next year. The online competition by ParksbyNature Network...
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Booze it and lose it

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — Four law enforcement agencies netted 41 citations during a traffic checkpoint Aug 24-25. Youngsville and Franklinton Police departments joined the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles for the states Booze It...

Police and Sheriff reports — week of Aug. 29, 2013

-Franklinton- Arrests •Frank James Perry, 57, no address given, was arrested by Officer A. Bishop for trespassing. Aug. 27, 12:27 a.m. Incidents •Franklinton Police reported trespassing at 1 Junction Plaza after James Frank Perry, 57, homeless, was found inside the Wash House...

Water quality maps released

RALEIGH — State officials today announced the release of nine interactive maps that allow users to find facilities and activities permitted through state water quality programs that could affect water use and planning. The N.C. Division of Water Resources created the interactive...
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Seminary pledges land to church

$3 million expansion boosted by gift to 178-year-old Wake Forest Baptist. By David Leone WAKE FOREST – There was a time when the seminary and the Baptist church on the corner of its campus were at odds with each other. No longer. In a move that one observer described as “very...
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Proposal floated to close pool

Residents object during commissioners’ meeting Tuesday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A proposal to consider filling in the town pool doesn’t wash with some residents, who are taking to the web and to town commissioners in protest. Commissioner Margaret Stinnett first made the...

Growth in Franklin County adds vitality to area

Study looks at traffic congestion; college updates community on new programs. By Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — Successful growth can only come by proper planning. Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) joined Shelby Powell, a representative...
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Wake Weekly hires experienced sales rep

Rusty Williamson has 25 years in newspapers. by David Leone What would you call a decades-long career in newspapers and a love for community? A recipe for success. The Wake Weekly family of community newspapers is pleased to announce the addition of Rusty Williamson to its sales...
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Substitute teacher arrested for sex offense

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A former substitute teacher was arrested Friday for allegedly taking indecent liberties with students at Jones Dairy Elementary School. Warrants were served on Brian Holt Self, 49, 301 Black Swan Way, for the three counts of taking indecent liberties,...

Wake County buys the farm

Commissioners vote to purchase Walnut Hill farm 340 acres for $1.6 million. by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Among the various proposals and motions, Monday, Wake County Commissioners voted to purchase in conjunction with the Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), the 340-acre Walnut Hill...