Videotaped arrest dismissed

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Is it illegal to videotape law enforcement in Wake Forest? One officer thought so, but his takedown of a Wake Crossroads area resident was overturned when the charge of obstruction was dismissed. The video has since gone viral online and has been...

Store owner says he’s a ‘target’

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Former State Representative and Rolesville native and business owner Rick Eddins addressed the Rolesville board of commissioners at their May 19 meeting to protest what he called ‘targeted attacks’ on his businesses he said have been taking pla...

Big plans for chamber

Initiatives revealed during 2015 banquet. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Largesse was on the minds of speakers at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce banquet, held Tuesday the downtown Renaissance Centre. Both Marla Akridge, chamber president and Brian Pate, chamber board...

Police request public’s assistance

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subject shown in the surveillance camera image. The individual is wanted for questioning in connection with the arson of two vehicles along Hosmer Court early Wednesday, May 13. Anyone...

A perfect day out

Profile: Mary Droessler of Winterpast Farm by Carol Taber Winterpast Farm on Ghoston Road in Wake Forest is delightful. As an adult I was charmed. As a child, this would be a magical place to visit. Chickens and roosters (all of whom are named Bob; the special ones get an...

New homes coming to historic neighborhood

WAKE FOREST — What’s ‘Olde’ is new and is on the way. Last week, without discussion, town commissioners voted to approve the 10-lot Olde Wake Forest subdivision planned for 3.9 acres at the stub-end of North Wingate Street. Neighbors had objected to shoehorning newer residences...

Prepare now for hurricane season

RALEIGH — As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Arthur approaches, Wake County Emergency Management encourages residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Resources can be found on ReadyWake!, a guide developed by county...

Illumination

Cecilia James, 2, bows her head to a light in honor of her grandmother Carol Day. The luminary service was part of the day’s events during the American Cancer Society fundraiser Relay for Life, held at Richland Creek Community Church May 16.

Flag raising ceremony honors veterans

WAKE FOREST — The fifth Wake Forest Memorial flag-raising ceremony will honor Elvira R. Espinso, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1987 to 2009. The service will be held June 1, at 11 a.m. in Centennial Plaza, in front of the Wake Forest town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Members...

How to survive vacation season without bedbugs

RALEIGH — Vacation season is quickly approaching, and the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) urges North Carolinians to be vigilant in preventing the spread of bedbugs while on vacation and at summer camps. “Many people don’t realize that bedbugs can be anywhere,...

Murphy completes law enforcement training

Bronson Douglas Murphy completes law enforcement training Bronson Douglas Murphy of the Franklin County sheriff’s office was one of 16 graduates of Vance-Granville Community College’s basic law enforcement training program. Wake Forest community night at the Carolina Mudcats The...

RadioShack customer data not for sale

RALEIGH — A judge’s ruling will protect RadioShack customers from a proposed sale of their personally identifiable information in connection with the sale of RadioShack’s trademark and intellectual property, Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a written statement May 2...

Beach night coming to downtown

WAKE FOREST — If you can’t get enough of beach music, there’s good news: the Wake Forest Downtown Inc. (WFD) committee has planned the perfect end-of-summer event, bringing Jim Quick & The Coastline Band to downtown Saturday, Aug. 22, 4-9 p.m. Called Beach Night on White, the...

Student talent on display

LOUISBURG — Viewing the artistic talent of students from around Franklin County, students and guests were entertained with exceptional creative talents at the awards for 2015 Franklin County K-11 Art Show at the Louisburg College auditorium Thursday, May 14. (click on any image...

Kudos — week of May 28, 2015

Scholarships awarded •State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members, via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Emily Lynne Miller, a senior at Wakefield High School. Emily is the daughter of Scott and Karen Miller. This scholarship was awarded...

Youngsville Academy Charter School taking applications

School Briefs — week of May 28, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •Today (Thursday), kindergarten orientation will be held in the media center from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. All parents of children entering kindergarten for the...

Bend lawmakers’ ears

Rolesville The town of Rolesville, Wake County, and the Wake County Public School System have teamed together to hold a joint community meeting at Rolesville town hall, Tuesday, June 2 at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Planning on attending are: •Wake County commissioners...

Fired up for EMS Day in Franklin County

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Airport and Franklin County Emergency Services hosted Emergency Services Day at the Franklin County Airport May 23. Attendees were able to view various emergency apparatus and aircraft. It was a great way for residents see what Franklin County...

Historic Stagville presents Freedom 150 May 30

DURHAM — The end of the Civil War was not the end of the story. Historic Stagville will commemorate the end of the Civil War with Freedom 150, May 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The free event will examine the effect of the end of the Civil War on the African-American population, the rise of...

Healthcare based on freedom

To the Editor: One of the biggest lies flying around the past several years is that Republicans do not want people to have health insurance and that is why we oppose Obamacare. This is completely false. Of course we support everyone having access to health coverage. We simply...

Are there timeless rules for investing?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden There’s rarely a meeting at which I’m speaking where someone doesn’t ask me about investing. Often it’s about the stock market, but sometimes there’s a question about gold, foreign currencies or even options. Economics is a discipline that changes as...

Report demonstrates economic impact of North Carolina court system

CARY – The North Carolina court system generated more than $460 million in direct economic impact last year, according to a study commissioned by the North Carolina Bar Association. The report of the economic impact of the courts on the state’s economy also revealed that more...

Scouts help decorate veteran graves

WAKE FOREST — Local veteran organizations assembled at the Walter E. Cole American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Saturday to receive and deliver ceremonial American flags to decorate veterans graves in 15 area cemeteries. Approximately 100 Scouts from a variety of packs,...