At the library

There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest Library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Gas prices down slightly

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices fell 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average, which has fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past...

Get tickets now for State of the Town

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are still available for this year’s State of the Town address and dinner, Feb. 17 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in downtown. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and $20 on the day of the event and include a catered meal. Dress...

Wake Forest police reports – Feb. 6, 2014

Arrests •Shane Nicholas Buck, 32, 1109 Heritage Hills Way, was arrested at 960 Gateway Commons Circle and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released. Officer J.M. Hale, Feb. 2, 3:56 a.m. •Veronica Jimenez Plummer-Jimenez, 33, 3708 Amberwine Lane, was...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – Feb. 6, 2014

Arrests •Crystal Dawn Boyd, 29, 251 Weldon Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with possessing or concealing non-tax paid liquor and resist, delay and obstruction. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on a $1,000 bond. Deputy C. Saunders, Jan. 30, 2:50...

Wake crime – Feb. 6, 2014

Reported Jan. 18-29. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Keiondre Paul Anthony Nelms, 16, 2407 Gaheris Court, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer D.B. Moreland at the Wake County jail annex and charged with felony breaking...

Franklinton police reports – Feb. 6, 2014

Arrests •Brent Bruce Dockum, 32, 1009 Lawrence Road, was arrested at Snackers, Franklinton, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia,  possession of controlled substance, resisting arrest and criminal damage to property. Seized during a search were two hypodermic...

Rolesville police reports Feb. 6, 2014

Incidents •Copper pipe was reported cut and stolen from the Dillon Construction Co., Inc., at 7408 Pomona Ave. Jan. 28, 10:47 a.m. •Forty feet of copper wiring was reported stolen from Foxwood Builders at 5805 Lord Granville Way. Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m. •Possession of drug...

Dream League accepting registrations

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is accepting Dream League Baseball applications from special needs children ages 5-21 through Feb. 28. Buddy applications are also being accepted. Buddies must be ages 10-25. Designed for both boys and girls, the...
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Voucher opportunity is here

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) was created last year by the North Carolina General Assembly for certain students attending nonpublic schools whose household income qualifies for free or reduced lunch in North Carolina public schools. Online...
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Deputies bust chop shop

Franklin County investigators uncover multicounty theft ring. By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County Sheriff Captain E.H. Smith got a request for help from a Harnett County Sheriff’s Investigator a month or so ago. He needed help looking for two trucks that had been...
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Lift every voice – Updating the dream

Channeling MLK, minister lashes out at federal,  state reforms. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Past, present and future were all featured in celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church  Jan. 23. In a rousing speech that was part sermon...
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Former Wake Forester elected to soccer hall of fame

By Clellie Allen with David Allen WAKE FOREST — Brien Braswell, son of longtime Wake Forest residents George and Margaret Braswell, was inducted into the N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame, Saturday, as one of the three members of the class of 2014. Brien was an all-state high school...
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Watch for e-mails with fake Target websites

RALEIGH — More fallout from that massive data breach from national retailer Target means fraudulent emails could be headed to your inbox. If you get an e-mail asking you to click on a link with “Target” in the web address, be cautious. Soon after Target announced the security...
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Enjoy snow, but be safe

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — It’s been a while since we’ve had an appreciable snow. And as we are going to press, we still don’t know if we’ll be in the 2-inch or 6-inch band of snow showers. Because we so rarely get long periods of truly winter weather, it can be easy to...
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Buy tickets now for State of the Town dinner on Feb. 17

WAKE FOREST — Mayor Vivian Jones will deliver her 2014 State of the Town Address on Monday, Feb. 17, beginning at 6 p.m., during the Sixth Annual State of the Town Address and Dinner. Presented by the Wake Forest Rotary Club, the event will be held at the town’s new event...
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Walk to end lupus steps into Raleigh

RALEIGH — On April 27, The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will host its 6th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now: Raleigh at the N.C.S.U.-Centennial Campus. A kickoff party and team captain’s rally takes place Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Holiday...
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Leak cost may be recovered

Repairs to new Wake Forest town hall about 40 percent finished. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Visitors to town hall in the past few weeks can’t help but notice the crews on telescoping scaffolding working on the building’s exterior walls.  They’re contractors with Exterior...
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Local liars

WAKE FOREST — Most of us have relatives we swear are champion liars. Many of them are our children, favorite uncles or the grandparents of our family clans. Locally, we have in residence at least two of the best resident liars in the state. E. Gale Buck, a long time Raleigh...
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Spectaculathon at WFHS Friday

WAKE FOREST — Four Odyssey of the Mind (OM) division III teams from Wake Forest High School present Spectaculathon, which showcases thinking and performing arts skills, Friday at 7 p.m. at the school. Odyssey of the Mind was founded in 1979 by Dr. Sam Micklus. It has developed...

Police make arrest in East Pine Avenue shooting

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police arrested Calvin Antonio Mitchell Jr., Saturday, on warrants for a Thursday evening shooting, according to Wake Forest Police Lt. Brian Mote. Friday, the police department asked for the public’s help in locating and arresting...

Storyteller Donna Washington returns

WAKE FOREST — Award-winning storyteller and multicultural folklorist Donna L. Washington will deliver an unforgettable storytelling performance Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. Washington has been sharing stories with audiences for more than 24...

Highway Patrol offers simple winter driving tips

RALEIGH — The weather in North Carolina is unpredictable and this time of year you never know when to expect black ice, snow, icy roads or a mixture of road conditions. The Highway Patrol asks motorists to prepare in advance for winter driving. •Avoid travel unless necessary when...

Retirees: Beware of cash for pension scam

RALEIGH — If you’re a retiree receiving a pension, beware of a new scam: offers that claim to let you borrow against your pension without actually taking out a loan. Pension advance companies promises retirees quick access to cash.  The catch?  You’re signing over the rights to...