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Gluten Free now at new market

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville residents Adam and Sarah Stokes are thrilled the new farmers market is up and running. They’ve been operating Gluten Free with Sarah B bakery for some time, selling their yummy treats in Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Apex among other places. Now, they can...

Franklinton students learn valuable business skills

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — A new kind of honors class has been making waves at Franklionton High School since 2012 A Virtual Enterprise (VE) class, led by Lisa Davis, teaches students valuable skills through a virtual world of business. The company, Axis Enterprise, allows...

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Bill Leslie, Lorica to perform Sunday WRAL-TV news anchor Bill Leslie and the Celtic-fusion ensemble, Lorica, present an afternoon of original Appalachian Celtic music and storytelling at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Sunday at 3 p.m. The Renaissance Centre is located at 405...

ROUSs to invade Rolesville Saturday

ROLESVILLE — If you don’t know what a ROUS is, then you likely haven’t seen the classically quotable Princess Bride and also don’t know who Buttercup and Prince Humperdinck are. But you are in luck as the the town of Rolesville is set to host its second outdoor film showing...

Rolesville reaches for fiber, too

ROLESVILLE — Fiber-optic lines are being installed in Wake Forest, and Rolesville is hoping to benefit from the close proximity. In an e-mail letter to residents this week, Brian Hicks, Rolesville’s town manager, asked residents to show their interest in having such a project...

Franklinton police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Timothy Person, aka Tiny Tim, 53, anywhere Franklinton, was arrested in the parking lot of Food Lion in Franklinton and charged with trespassing. May 26, 7:43 p.m. •Benjamin William Ivey, 30, 75 Applegate Drive, was arrested at home and charged with trespassing and drug...

Wake Forest police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Alex Michael Morris, 22, 3132 Gross Ave., was arrested at 214 Hinton Oakes Blvd., Knightdale and charged with failure to appear. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. June 1, 10:49 p.m. •Pretina Ann Jackson, 44, 223 N. Allen Road, No. 175, was...

Wake crime – June 5th, 2014

Reported May 24-30. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Michael Anthony Tetreault, 51, 2209 Karns Place, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer S.J. Hellman at his residence and charged with assault on a female. May 28, 4 a....

Juneteenth document touring state

RALEIGH — A handful of documents changed the character of the United States. The 13th Amendment, formally ending legal slavery in this country, is one of them. As part of the approaching observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, there will be a tour of Nor...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Terry Durand Tharrington, 52, 178 Alert Road, Louisburg, was arrested at 96 Crowder Road, Castalia, and charged with resisting a public officer, pursuant to a breaking and entering in progress call. June 2, 7:22 p.m. •Cephus Edward Dunston Jr., 66, 74 Happy Valley Trails...
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Visit Bentonville battlefield June 14

FOUR OAKS — Discover camp life and the role of the Civil War enlisted man in battle at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historians in period dress demonstrate how Union and Confederate soldiers made meals,...
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DARE grads pedal away winners

WAKEFIELD — More than 300 students who graduated from the Raleigh and Wake Forest police Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) programs attended a celebratory skate night at Jellybeans in Wakefield May 17. The graduates completed 10 weeks of DARE lessons, which stress the...
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Raise it up and sing

RALEIGH — Celebrate Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of the Star Spangled Banner, Saturday, June 14, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, as Americans across the country “Raise It Up!” Led by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American...
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Scouts honor deceased vets with flags

More than 100 scouts met at the American Legion early May 24, then they assisted Wake Forest veteran organizations in decorating veterans’ graves with American flags. Approximately 900 veterans interred in 15 area cemeteries received the flags to honor their sacrifice.

Help pets at fundraiser Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin County Humane Society’s fundraising event takes place Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Tractor Supply, 55 Gatekeeper Road in Youngsville. The day’s festivities include a yard sale, antiques and art, food vendors and more. Farm animals will be on display,...

Mitchell Mill Road hearing postponed

RALEIGH — A public hearing scheduled July 1 on the planned widening of Mitchell Mill Road has been postponed. At the request of city staff, the city council voted 6-0 Tuesday to reschedule the public hearing to a later date. A new date for the public hearing will be announced...

Pick a number between 41 and 43

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host First Friday Flix tomorrow at 7 p.m. and it’s sure to be a hit with baseball fans. Due to the terms and conditions outlined in its agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, the Renaissance Centre is not...
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Chicken dinner makes Miracle League big winner

Christian Sledge, a senior at Bunn High School, hosted a chicken plate sale April 19 at the school’s baseball field as part of his senior project. The project raised $1,365 for The Miracle League of Franklin County. Sledge is pictured (center, holding the check) surrounded by his...
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Student earns Duke TIP recognition

ROLESVILLE — Thales Academy Rolesville student Ivan Bachinsky was recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) at a ceremony held May 19 at the Duke University campus in Durham.   The Duke TIP Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies students across...
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Crawfish Day Saturday

RALEIGH — Fresh North Carolina crawfish are on the menu Saturday at the State Farmers Market. Crawfish will be sold live for $6 per pound (5-pound minimum), or cooked with Cajun seasoning for $7 per pound (1-pound minimum). The limit per person is 25 pounds, and no pre-orders...

Franklin Arts Council plans busy summer

•FCAC Photo Guild meets Sunday, June 1st at 5 p.m. at the FCAC office/gallery, 22 Main St. Franklinton, NC. The FCAC Photography Guild is a group of area photographers, both hobbyist and professional, that enjoy meeting once a month to exchange ideas, knowledge, and inspiration...

Take farm field trip

RALEIGH — The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina A&T State University is hosting its annual Small Farms Field Day at the University Farm June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. An extensive array of research in progress will be open to the public. This year’s...
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ECU awards full scholarship

GREENVILLE — Ashley Wilford of Wake Forest is among 20 incoming freshmen selected for the EC Scholars Program at Eastern Carolina University. Wilford, a senior at Franklin Academy, plans to major in biomedical engineering. An assistant dance teacher who has been performing for 15...
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Franklin Co. recognizes Veterans

Franklin County was recognized as a N.C. Purple Heart County Monday night at the Franklin County board of commissioners meeting. More than 80 North Carolina counties have been identified as such, and the overall goal is to have all 100 counties recognized before July 4th....