Rolesville police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported July 7-21 Arrests •Luis Cancano Modesto, 37, 300 Silent Farm St., was arrested at home and charged with assault on a female. He was taken to  the Wake County jail. July 13, 12:04 a.m. •Jennifer Baker Pearce, 33, 486 Bethlehem Church Road, Youngsville, was arrested at...

Franklinton police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported through July 20 Arrests •Jimmie McCoy, 36, 30 Pine Street, was arrested July 19 and charged with assault, inflicting serious injury. The individual he allegedly assaulted, a 36-year-old man, reportedly walked up to his uncle’s door at 106 Allen Ave., wearing a bloody...

How will you be remembered after you leave this world?

Roving I have been waiting for just such a time as this week — when an outstanding column, For What It’s Worth, by one of my best friends, Rick Stewart, co-publisher of the Kenly News would help me with my column. He also teaches journalism at Barton’s College in Wilson while his...

Franklin County SPCA news

FRANKLIN COUNTY —The Meow Luau is scheduled Saturday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Wake Forest’s Holding Park pool, 133 W. Owen Ave. Tickets are available through Friday at the Franklin County SPCA office, 1614 U.S. 1, Youngsville. Call 919-556-0954 for more information. Foster homes...

Mayor Jones helps bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Month

By David Allen WAKE FOREST – Carillon Assisted Living hosted Mayor Vivian Jones July 9 as she delivered a proclamation to recognize Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. “Scientists are working to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s disease,” Jones said during the meeting. “Working together...

Trafficking cocaine and stolen gun net woman high bond

by David Leone and Clellie Allen RALEIGH — A Louisburg woman is being held at the Wake County jail on a litany of charges including drug trafficking and firearm charges. Dominique Marie Harrison, 31, 1570 N.C. 98 West, Louisburg, was arrested on a Vance County warrant by Raleigh...

Blood needed at upcoming drives

WAKE FOREST — The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the past 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer...

Harris Teeter grilled chicken strips recalled

WASHINGTON — B. Roberts Foods, a Charlotte, N.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 202 pounds of individual serving grilled chicken entrées due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...

Sam’s Club approved

Some question whether development is turning Wake Forest into ‘Anywhere USA’. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town Commissioner Zachary Donahue tried to stop another big box store from going into the town’s Capital Boulevard business district, but none of his fellow commissioners...

Community garden unites people

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Cooperative Extension and United Way for the third annual Community Garden project, dedicated July 10. Produce will be donated to 23 food programs and pantries in the county. “We want to be able to take all the experience in...

Man shot, killed in home invasion

Wake DA says charges against Calvin Ray unlikely. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A mobile home resident was shot and killed Saturday after kicking open a door to his landlord’s home and rushing inside. Calvin Ray, 89, leveled a sawed-off shotgun and fired once, striking Jeffrey...

Cross Street repairs to begin

Youngsville tackles drainage issue, catches grief on Woodlief Supply Co. cleanup. By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Commis-sioners have decided to dip into the contingency fund to pay for needed drainage work near town hall and the ditches along Cross Street to alleviate flooding...

Despite shooting, PreddyFest to go on

FRANKLINTON — Rod-ney Preddy, longtime Franklin-ton resident and promoter of the successful summer bluegrass festival, lost an eye shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by what is being called a stray bullet in Oxford. But that’s not going to stop PreddyFest from taking...

See the horse farms Aug. 1

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County’s cooperative extension is hosting its 19th annual horse-farm tour Aug. 1. The driving tour begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration at 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. Three stops are on the tour — Trails End Farm, Wildwynn Stables and Sandy Hill...

Beware of fireblight and rust

By Carl Cantaluppi N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent WAKE FOREST — There are two diseases that generally affect trees in the landscape this time of year. One common bacterial disease is called fireblight, which affects certain fruiting pear and apple varieties. Bees spread the...

Business Briefs – July 17, 2014

B&W Hardware celebrates Saturday B&W Hardware, 232 S. White St., in downtown Wake Forest, marks its 65th anniversary Saturday with free homemade ice cream, cake and lemonade. Coca-cola from the vintage machine will be sold for 65 cents a bottle. Giveaways during the...

full military honors

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders lead the funeral procession along South Main Street Thursday for retired U.S. Marine Robert “Bob” Keith, 33, who died July 4. The mission of the Guard is to show their sincere respect for fallen heroes, their families and communities. Keith, a...

Wakefield Rotary appoints officers

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest recently appointed new officers for the 2014-15 term during an installation ceremony at the TPC Wakefield Plantation. Club charter member Matt Archer and five-year club member Laura Jazab are the service organization’s new...

Want my money? Give me something worth it

Since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed well-written stories, interesting characters and fantastical worlds. Once I found video games, I added their story-lines to my collection of favorite books and movies. These story-telling mediums have their own unique way of grasping our...

Don’t forget your roots

As gamers, we are fortunate with how many great games that are out there for us to enjoy. But those who have been playing console games for more than 10 years will agree that developers don’t always make the best decisions. I have a personal issue with Square Enix in these...

Tobacco growers approve assessment

RALEIGH — North Carolina growers of flue-cured tobacco have approved an assessment that will support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina’s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers. The assessment was approved on 88 percent of ballots in a mail-in referendum....

Youngsville police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Christopher Joseph Lillis, 23, 1449 Huntdell Main Drive, Wendell, was arrested in the parking area of Sheetz, Youngsville, and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver crack cocaine, possession of cocaine (not crack)...

Wake Forest police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported July 7-July 13 Arrests •George Luis Morales, 16, 1029 Gay St., Henderson, was arrested at 13198 Capital Blvd., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail. July 13, 10:31 a.m. •Serita Denise McMillan, 48, 128 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, was...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Desiree Camille Bohan, 21, 600 Stone Southerland Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with two counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of failure to appear on misdemeanor charges. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and...