Town holds second meeting on greenway

WAKE FOREST — The Town of Wake Forest will host a second citizen information workshop on the design of the Dunn Creek Greenway — Downtown Connector Tuesday, Aug. 20. The session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the ground floor meeting room at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S....
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Youngsville man busted in prostitution sting

RALEIGH — A Youngsville man is in the Wake County jail on a $202,000 bond for allegedly pimping out a 15-year-old girl for sex. Jeffrey Michael Botellio, 49, 101 Beechwood Drive, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer W.E. Faircloth Aug. 10 at 3:15 a.m. at the Raleigh Police...
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Alcohol and mints land man in jail — On Patrol, week of Aug. 15

by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A man arrested for driving while impaired and having his license revoked topped it off by managing to steal breath mints while in the middle of a traffic stop. Manuel Cortes Rodriguez, 27, 166 Rustic Ridge Road, was driving 10 miles per hour...
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Openings add chicken, sweets to area menu

Richland Creek Plaza brings Zaxby’s, Dunkin’ Donuts to town By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The opening of Richland Creek Plaza this week puts chicken and waffles together, though not in the same building. Zaxby’s chicken and its next-door-neighbor, a Rose Mart gas station and...

Lighting strikes start fires

No injuries, but damage in Tuesday incidents. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Lightning appears to have struck twice in 15 minutes early Tuesday morning on opposite sides of town, starting two fires. No one was injured in either case, though the closeness of the strikes and other...
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Wake Forest High School starts a new PTSA Charter

WAKE FOREST — The addition of Rolesville High School this school year has set the stage for Wake Forest High School to make a few exciting changes as well, according to Angie Levy, the school’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) president. Wake Forest High School has...
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Youngsville Woman’s Club sponsors author signing at library

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club will sponsor a book signing at the Youngsville Public Library. Local award winning author and member of the Youngsville Woman’s Club Nancy LaPonzina will sign copies of her new book A Path Through the Garden....
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Hunting safety encouraged

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt safety campaign is reminding hunters to be as cautious with tree stands prior to deer season as they should while hunting. Travis Casper, state hunter education coordinator, recommends using a lineman-style...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of Aug. 15, 2013

Franklinton Police reports Reported Aug. 1-12 Arrests •Craig Lamont Dozier, 38, 454 S. Main St., was arrested by Officer A. Bishop for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and trespassing. Aug 12, 8:03 p.m. •Anthony Gupton, 40, 172 Gupton Lane, Henderson, was arrested by Sgt. K....

Searching for Salmonella

RALEIGH — North Carolina State University scientists are looking for Salmonella on tomatoes and around tomato production areas. What they find could help farmers grow tomatoes that have a decreased likelihood of carrying Salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that can contaminate...

Wake Forest building permits — July 2013

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during July. Mechanical •Southern Piping Company, 114 N. Wingate St., $370,060. •Arctic Refrigeration & Air, 12318 Wake Union Church Road, $7,000. •Bolton Construction & Service, 326...

Rolesville Building Permits — April and July 2013

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during April and July. Mechanical •Deborah L. Martin, Pearce Backhoe and Septic Tanks, 325 Teresa Drive, $46. •Gilbert C. Hartis Jr., Mitchell Heating and Cooling, 102 Wall Creek Drive, $9...

Carolina Farm Stewardship Conference Scholarships Available for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

RALEIGH — Due to donations to the William W. Dow Memorial Scholarship fund, the N.C. Cooperative Extension has announced that scholarships are available for beginning farmers and ranchers to attend the 28th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 15-17, 2013 in Durham, NC....
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Newspaper launches online photo store

WAKE FOREST — For decades, The Wake Weekly has been known for the oodles of photographs from community events, displayed on picture pages. Those photos have always been available for purchase in print form by calling the newspaper office. The  newspaper  has taken that a step...

Wake County Commissioners focus on agriculture

by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Four years after work on it began, the Wake County Commissioners unanimously approved the Wake County Agricultural Economic Development Plan (AEDP) Monday. The plan was then presented to and certified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and...
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Franklin County Commissioners approve incentives

White Street Brewing and Xerium look to expand to Youngsville. by Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — Two incentive requests were approved by a unanimous vote of the county commissioners Monday, contingent on them adding jobs to the county. A public hearing was held to discuss a...
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Honor Purple Heart veterans

Tickets still available for Saturday banquet. by Jonathan McNamara WAKE FOREST — Each year, members of the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation recognize area soldiers and veterans who have earned a Purple Heart, and their families. Honored for being wounded or killed in battle...

Townhouses downed

Planning board disparages project for minimal changes to meet code. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Call it a Tale of Two Townhouses. Tuesday night, the Wake Forest Planning Board shot down one townhouse project and quickly approved another. What’s different? One requires a...
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Young actors reach new Heights

Wake Forest, Franklinton youths in weekend musical. By David Leone RALEIGH — English Bernhardt kissed a boy. It was a special moment for the rising senior, but for platonic reasons. Up until now, the budding actress had never done drama. “I’ve been in so many shows, here, there,...
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Communities take a Night Out, Aug. 6

For more photos from National Night Out in Wake Forest and Franklinton, see our photo galleries.        
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Local seniors are national champs

The 56ers basketball team win fourth title. by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Some of the players on the 56ers senior basketball team played the sport in both high s chool and college. And as the years passed, they have stayed sharp with pickup games, spending many hours at...
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Rolesville girls All Star team shine

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville 8U girls softball coach pitch All Stars team was singled out for honor at Monday’s town board meeting. An All Star team is formed at the end of the regular season, and the players are selected by the coaches — they are the best of the best athletes....
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Cross-referencing history

Wake Forest University archives may be tied into local museum’s, online. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Friday was a busy day at the town’s historical museum, with groups cycling in and out of both the Calvin Jones House and exhibit galleries. But when four women visiting from...
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Author inspires women

Reading Friday during Art After Hours. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Lyneah Marks of Durham has taken a childhood filled with extraordinary experiences, an extended visit to the Center for Rehabilitation of the Over Educated and the challenges of loss and recovery and weaved it...