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Cast chosen for Harvey

Tickets go on sale in August by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Eleven actors have been chosen for the cast of Harvey, Forest Moon Theater’s fall comedy about a man and his imaginary friend. They are Meredith Feldman as Myrtle Mae Simmons; Heather Dahlberg as Veta Louise Simmons; Mark...
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This Week in History — week of July 25, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1943 •A midsummer fraternity dance will be held in the Bolus building downtown. Town commissioners voted to make the dance informal, after stating last week it would be...
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Learn to attract beneficial insects

byline: Susan Brown, Horticulture Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension NORTH CAROLINA — Each year I plan my garden and get started as soon as the temperatures warm up. In the spring, my plants flourish with little care. As the season progresses, I begin to spend more time in the...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of July 25, 2013

Franklinton Arrests •John Lawrence Morgan, 38, 119 North Main Street, was arrested by Officer R. Norflett for misdemeanor indecent exposure. July 17, 6:50 p.m. Incidents •A Hawkins Street, Franklinton, resident reported trespassing after a person who had been trespassed from the...
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Armed robbery an ‘inside job’

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Two people have been arrested in an armed robbery that is believed to be an inside job. July 7, police responded to the McDonald’s on Forestville Road just before 1:30 a.m. The manager, Regina Ebony Ellis, 29, 310 S. Swain St., Raleigh, reported...
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School bond proposal would hike Wake taxes

Referendum for $810 million bond to appear on October ballot. by Burwell Stark, correspondent RALEIGH — Wake County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a referendum that would raise Wake County property taxes beginning in 2015 during it’s regularly scheduled meeting...
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Rolesville High opens doors Tuesday

Ribbon cutting and chamber expo will showcase county’s newest school. by Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — Months of construction are nearing an end in Rolesville. The results of an ambitious plan to build a new high school in the town are visible and the community will soon...
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Creativity erupts

YOUNGSVILLE — Young scientists Jehlani Wilkins, Haley Williams and Savannah Leonard are impressed watching “volcanoes” erupt during Camp Invention, held at Long Mill Elementary School last week. For more, see full story.

Alleged victim: Rape case mishandled

Police investigation continues. Editor’s note — The names of the alleged victim and her family have been changed to protect their identities. For more information about the change and this story, see editorial. by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — An alleged victim of a December...

Wake Forest in Top 10

Town receives high marks in education, cost of living and economic growth in ranking. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — “We’re No. 9!” Though you won’t hear anyone shouting it from the rooftops, a recent ranking of state towns has put Wake Forest in the top 10 best places for young...
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Progressing with Duke

After this paper goes to print, I will be driving home, but not to the one I’ve been living in the past few years in Raleigh. This time, accompanied by my adventurous cat Houston, I will be headed toward Charlotte to join my husband where he has a new role with Duke Energy...

Police seek donations, Tasers

by Carrie C. Causey YOUNGSVILLE — Police were given the OK to ask business owners to help fund new tools for safety that is considered an immediate need. At the end of the Youngsville town board’s meeting June 11, Police Chief Daren Kirts and First Sgt. R. Adkins presented to the...

Buffer change wrangled

Town officially approves UDO, with one last change. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Commissioner Frank Drake is well-known to be a fan of horse racing. But as he proved Tuesday night, he’s also got a bit of a talent for horse-trading. Commissioners were all set to vote on the second...

Home invaders nabbed

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A robbery investigation has led to the arrest of Nakisha Nicole Stewart, 27, of 155 Mark Street, Franklinton, and Shakema Teairra Strickland, 22, of 539 TK Allen Road, Louisburg. Stewart was arrested on warrants by Deputy N. Rinker for attempted...
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Car seized after chase — On Patrol, week of July 18, 2013

WAKE FOREST — A suspect claimed she thought there were warrants for her arrest when she led police on a chase July 12. According to Wake Forest police spokesperson Bill Crabtree, an officer saw Shaquita Quantia Jeffreys, 23, 7026 Little Creek Road, Zebulon, speeding down Jones...

Franklin County Community Foundation awards local grants

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The board of advisors of the Franklin County Community Foundation awarded grants from its community fund, according to Al Wheless, board member. This year’s nonprofit recipients include: •Make a Wish Foundation for wish-granting in Franklin County, •Prevent...

Franklin County soil and water meeting canceled

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting for tonight (Thursday), July 18 has been canceled. The next scheduled board meeting will be held  Thursday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. in the District Conference room, 101-B South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.

Gas prices rise

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 7.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.7 cents...
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Race for Wake Forest town board heats up

Drake bows out By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Late last week, two people filed to run for Wake Forest’s two town board seats, including incumbent Margaret Stinnett and challenger Shinica Thomas. And another resident is promising to run. But sitting Commissioner Frank Drake is...

Two spots open on Franklinton town board

by Jonathan McNamara and Carrie C. Causey  FRANKLINTON — Residents are needed to fill vacant spots in two of the town’s advisory boards. During Tuesday night’s Franklinton commissioners meeting, town staff asked for volunteers to hold positions for the Franklinton planning board...

Help catch credit card fraudster

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subject shown in the surveillance camera images. The individual is wanted for questioning in connection with attempted unauthorized credit card transactions that occurred June 16 at...

Beware of calls offering medic alert

RALEIGH — More than 100 consumers have complained about calls pitching a medical alert system. These robocalls (pre-recorded, automatically dialed calls) use what is called an avatar recording, meaning the recording can understand some of what a person says and can respond with a...

Arts festival approved by Louisburg

Live music and street painting competition scheduled for Oct. 5 By Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Chalk one up for the Louisburg Town Council. A unanimous vote gives the Franklin County Arts Council permission to move forward with an Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. The...

Safe Space receives donation

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Safe Space Inc. was the recipient of a check for $7,050 from the SAFCAB Club of Garner, who sponsored the third annual Poker Run and Benefit May 4. The Poker Run started at Ray Price Harley Davidson in Garner and finished at the Lock and Loaded Grill. The event...