Wake crime – September 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Robert Connie Lynn, 45, 6933 Choplin Road, was arrested at 12401 Wake Union Church Road and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Aug. 31, 3:17 a.m. •Lamont Nelson McDuffie, 37, 70...

Wake Forest police reports – September 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Robert Connie Lynn, 45, 6933 Choplin Road, was arrested at 12401 Wake Union Church Road and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Aug. 31, 3:17 a.m. •Lamont Nelson McDuffie, 37, 70...

Basketball tryouts for home-schoolers Sept. 27

WAKE FOREST — Lighthouse Eagles home-school basketball tryouts for home-school students ages 10-18 will be held Sept. 27 at Franklin Academy Middle School, 1127 Chalk Road. Lighthouse Eagles is a competitive home-school basketball program, spon-sored by Lighthouse Christian...

Plane crashes between two houses

Pilot injured, but neighbors in the clear. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A small plane crash landed in a neighborhood just over the Granville County line a little before midnight Aug. 28. The aircraft came to rest upright in some underbrush, leaning against trees between two homes...

Market stirs ire at meeting

Rolesville board members flare over Farmers Market proposal. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Tuesday evening’s town board meeting was nearly upstaged not by what was on the agenda, but by what got taken off — a discussion of the local Farmers Market. Words flew between Commissioner...

Farm tour comes to town Sept. 20-21

WAKE FOREST — The 9th annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour, sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Whole Foods Market, will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at 27 sustainable farms in Durham, Wake, Franklin, Granville and Person counties — including...

Gator sighted in Falls Lake

FALLS LAKE — It was just like Jaws. An alligator sighting over the weekend had some people afraid to go in the water. But unlike in the fictional movie, this sighting was captured on tape by the fisherman who brought up more than he bargained for. “We did receive a report of an...

Erik reaches milestone

Family still amazed by community’s support during baby’s transplant and recovery. By Kathi McCorkle Every baby’s first birthday is special, but Erik Larsen’s is considered by many to be a miracle. The son of Colleen and Carl Larsen, Erik may be better known as the grandson of...

How do you like to play?

Town seeking input about future of parks and recreation. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town is looking for people with vision. In particular, they want people to share their vision for the future of parks and recreation in Wake Forest. Tuesday night at town hall, consultant...

Recruits needed for battle of the boats

Sept. 13 Falls Lake Fest adds canoe challenges. By David Leone FALLS — Paddlers of the highest degree are desired for a Jug-Oar-Knot canoe race and tug-o-war to take place during the annual Falls Lake Festival. The seventh annual nature and conservation fest takes place from 10...

Painter revives ancient art

Panel painter Nancy Farantatos on artists’ tour this weekend. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Nancy Farantatos is helping to revive an ancient art. And she’s doing it because she loves to doodle. And paint, build and frame. Farantatos, whose works will be on display at Sunflower...

Police need help

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subjects shown in these surveillance camera images. The individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with the theft of several backpacks from Walmart, 2114 S. Main St.,...

CHERUBS close market

Members and supporters of Wake Forest-based CHERUBS rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange Friday to help raise awareness for the charity. Founded in 1995, the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support is the largest nonprofit...

Novant top fundraiser

LOUISBURG — Novant Health was announced as the top fundraising business team for Relay for Life of Franklin County at the wrap-up event Aug. 26. The Novant Health team raised more than $5,400 to donate to Relay for Life. Fundraising events included jeans days, chili cook-off,...

Business Briefs – Sept. 4, 2014

Cotton Company looking for talent The Cotton Company, 306 S. Main St., is taking applications for artists and musicians for next year’s Art After Hours. Art After Hours occurs every second Friday of the month and allows artists and musicians to display their gifts, network with...

Activities abound for seniors

WAKE FOREST — September is a busy month at the Northern Wake Senior Center. •AARP Smart Driver course takes place Sept. 11, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. •Constitution and government class starts Sept. 11, 9:30-11 a.m., and runs 10 week...

Woman’s Club back in action

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Woman’s Club, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community service organization, will begin its 2014-15 meetings tonight at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month (September through May), and...

Band of Oz kicks off concert series

LOUISBURG — The Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC) at Louisburg College announces the lineup for the 2014-15 Allen De Hart concert series. •Sept. 26 — North Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame inductees, Band of Oz. •Oct. 16 — American Idol’s 2013 winner Ruben Studdar...

Calling all photographers

RALEIGH — The Downtown Raleigh Alliance, in cooperation with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Raleigh Convention Center, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the City of Raleigh Economic Development Office, the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, is...

American Legion delivers for kids

Monica Cash, a member of the American Legion Riders and of American Legion Post 116, partnered with Walter E. Cole American Legion Post 187 in Wake Forest to collect school supplies for the children of Warrior Transition Battalion soldiers at Fort Bragg. The supplies were taken...

Bikefest returns to downtown

WAKE FOREST — A motorcycle rally is planned for Sunday, Sept. 21, from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Wake Forest. The Motorcycle Cruise-In will be centered around Lumpy’s Ice Cream at 306 E. Wait Ave. The business is owned by Neil “Buck” Buchanan, an avid motorcycle rider. In addition to...

Dive in, doggies!

RALEIGH — The Kerr Family YMCA hosts its annual Doggy Dive In Friday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Furry friends are allowed to swim and play in the outdoor pool, and a dog wash will be provided by Dirty Dogs Spa. Gift bags and a raffle will add to the excitement, and hot dogs...

Town to pay 1/3 mil for downtown property

ROLESVILLE — Coming out of closed session Tuesday night, commissioners approved the purchase of 101 W. Young St. for $335,000 according to an e-mail from Town Manager Bryan Hicks early Wednesday afternoon. The property, which has a 1930 building locals will recognize as the...

Blow the dirt off your cartridge

Let’s take a walk down memory lane for a moment. Remember the time when video games were sold as cartridges? Seems like ages, but it was only a little over a decade ago. Atari console was the first system I ever played and it had the infamous cartridges. Putting data on a device...