Making an impact with Racer X Stables

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Jeff Neese is just a local guy following his dreams. He is also the owner of the largest stable of thoroughbred racehorses in the state of North Carolina. Jeff has always been a big fan of sports. He played quarterback at Washington State University...

Three students win Golden LEAF Scholarships

Kudos - week of Feb. 5, 2015 Scholarships awarded Esther Daniels of Louisburg, Karl Davis of Youngsville and Shawna Vasilko of Wake Forest have been awarded scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the N.C. Community College System. The scholarship program,...

Winners announced in Woman’s Club art contest

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School art students are in the early stages of the state Woman’s Club art competition. They are sponsored by the Youngsville Woman’s Club. The first round was Jan. 17 at the Youngsville History Museum. The regional round is Saturday with the finals...

Franklinton students to visit N.C. State

School Briefs - week of Feb. 5, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage Elementary •Today, Thursday, is January Birthday Lunch for Track 4 and February Birthday Lunch for Tracks 2 and 3. •Please vote for HES in the Jan Brett contest at...

Franklin County Sheriff reports

Arrests •Zachary Lynn Dickerson, 23, 10 Shellcross Court, Youngsville, was arrested on N.C. 98 at Spencers Gate, Youngsville, and charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, reckless driving to endanger and fleeing with a motor vehicle to elude...

Wake Forest police reports – Feb. 5, 2015

Arrests •Michael Curtis Davis, 27, 4069 Bruce Garner Road, Franklinton, was arrested at Wake Forest Walmart, 2114 S. Main St., and charged with larceny. He was taken to Wake County jail. Jan. 31, 6:10 p.m. •Tyrone Devante Crudup, 22, 61 Breeds Way, Louisburg, was arrested at...

Wake Forest police reports

Incidents Reported Jan. 26-Feb. 1. •Fraudulent use of a credit card reported at 1325 Litchborough Way. Jan. 29, 10:28 a.m. •Breaking and entering was reported at 103 Water Ave. Nothing was reported stolen. Jan. 29, 9:01 p.m. •Suspicious activity was reported at 2905 Penfold Lane....

High-speed chase causes wreck on Wake Forest by-pass, suspect arrested in Youngsville

Update: The Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (N.C. Bypass) is expected to be open by noon, according to Wake Forest Police. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A Knightdale man wanted on five outstanding warrants for domestic violence has been arrested after leading law enforcement on a...

Police appeal for calm, help

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard and Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones addressed the community directly Tuesday afternoon in an effort to settle a community “gripped by reports” of children being approached by strangers. The press conference was...

Party for Rolesville police Feb. 8

ROLESVILLE — The Community Gardeners of Rolesville will host a law enforcement appreciation day Sunday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Rolesville town hall, 502 Southtown Circle. Blue bows are available for sale to residents and businesses to show continued support of all law...

The Wake Weekly sponsors fundraiser for Safe Space

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Weekly is teaming up Feb. 2 with Over the Falls and local celebrity citizens to raise money for Safe Space Inc., the area’s only nonprofit organization operating a 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children. From 5:30 to 8 p.m.,...

Pastors call to end racism

First step: dining with someone you don’t know of another color. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Two decades ago, Enoch Holloway and others got together with people they didn’t know, black and white, for a program called the Dinner for Eight. On Jan. 22, Holloway, a Wake Forest...

Artist and entrepreneur

LOCAL PROFILES By Carol Taber Wake Forest’s Joanne Page is one of a growing number of artisans starting businesses out of their homes. British born, Joanne has a graphics arts degree from the University of Manchester. After graduation, Joanne worked for English Heritage,...

One call could have saved millions

Ticker by David Leone Aged journalists always tell you using a pencil is better. But I write agonizingly slow with pencil, and only use them when I’ve misplaced all my pens, as I did last week covering N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall’s appearance at the Wakefield-Wake...

Go gamble for a good cause

WAKE FOREST — Saturday night is Casino Night for the Trentini Foundation, which raises money for high school scholarships. The event is 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Mill Room in The Factory. Tickets are $50, which buys $10,000 worth of chips and two drink tickets and may be purchased...

It’s cookie season!

WW photo by David Leone Wake Forest Girl Scout Troop 3070 friends Maegan Moody, left, and Maria Flores picked a good spot to set up shop Sunday at the Wake Forest Golden Corral. The annual cookie sales are a major fundraiser for Girl Scouts all across the U.S. In addition to...

‘Every penny goes to charity’

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Once a year about 200 people gather in a room at The Forks, open their hearts and wallets, and empty them into a kitty for the Koinonia Foundation. Unlike the rolls of many regional and national charities, not one dollar goes to pay the salary of the...

FCAC Heart for Art gala is Feb. 5

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Arts Council will hold its annual Heart for Art Gala Feb. 5 at the historic home of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Whitaker, 210 Winston Street, Franklinton The free event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Mister Felix, a group from Wake Forest will...

Franklin Academy student wins Patriot’s Pen Award

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars, has presented Franklin Academy sixth grader Amy Xu their Patriot’s Pen Award. The VFW’s annual essay contest is designed to foster an awareness in the middle schools of the nation’s history and the part...

Give feedback on Wake Transit plans

RALEIGH — The Wake County Transit Choices Report, drafted by Jarrett Walker and Associates and Kimley Horn, is now available and the public is asked to provide feedback through March 5, 2015. The report steps back from detailed planning processes, and begins with the development...

Small town manager wanted

Residents who attended input session desire safety, security and responsible growth in a new executive officer. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Fewer than 10 people attended the input session on what traits are desired for a new town manager Tuesday, and just four of them spoke, but...

Final time to comment on Parks Department Feb. 5

WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department began updating its master plan in August and will soon wrap up the project.  As part of the process, the PRCR Department contracted with GreenPlay, LLC to inventory and assess the town’s...