Kids wander away from school

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Two fourth-grade girls wandered away from school Monday, leading to a frantic search by law enforcement officers before they were found unharmed. The girls are students at Franklin Academy, 1127 Chalk Road. “They left campus, and they were going to...
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Swiss company makes Youngsville home

 “We were looking at places all over the world.” — Elo Nielsen Sunstone CEO by Jonathan McNamara   YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County has added a state-of-the-art business to its corporate community. Franklin County and Wake Forest chambers of commerce with local community...
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Former Jones Dairy substitute teacher under investigation

School system reluctant to release any details about the matter except to, “a specific group of parents” by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) substitute teacher who recently worked at Jones Dairy Elementary is under investigation by the school...

¿Necesita ayuda con Inglés? Local church reaches out to immigrants

by Jonathan McNamara WAKE FOREST — English as a second language will resume at North Wake Church, Aug. 6. Held Tuesdays, from 7-8 p.m., these classes mainly focus on speaking, pronunciation and reading. North Wake is currently conducting two classes, beginner and intermediate and...
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Meat worker embezzles beef — On Patrol, week of Aug. 1, 2013

by Clellie Allen   WAKE FOREST — A Lowe’s Foods meat department employee was arrested for felony embezzlement of more than $2,000 worth of beef primals — pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering. Jerry Ronald Early, 19, 30 Rebecca Lane,...
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Presbyterian church hires pastor

First service is Aug. 25 By David Leone WAKE FOREST — After an eight month search, Wake Forest Presbyterian has a new pastor. Rebekah Maul of Brandon, Fla. has accepted the position and begins work Aug. 19. Her first service is the following Sunday, Aug. 25. The 750-member church...

Locals indicted for mortgage fraud

Banks bilked, investors scammed, buyers left holding bill by David Leone RALEIGH — The U.S. Attorney’s Office recently announced that two Wake Forest developers and a former Rolesville attorney are among real estate industry professionals charged with mortgage and investment...
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Local groups benefit from successful car show

by Clellie Allen and David Leone WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s first town-sponsored auto show drew thousands of visitors and 181 vehicles June 15. Lisa Newhouse, director for the town’s Downtown Revitalization Corporation, said their original goal was to attract 75 classic cars....

Wake Forest Parks and Rec receives grant

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded the Kids in Parks TRACK Trails Grant for E. Carroll Joyner Park. Located at 701 Harris Road, the park is one of only 10 in central North Carolina chosen to receive the grant. The Kids in Parks program...

Symphony offers music at area libraries

WAKE COUNTY — In August, the North Carolina Symphony will offer live performances and the Symphony’s Instrument Zoo for young children in the six regional locations of Wake County Public Libraries. This music education program is designed for preschool children and their families...
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Point of View — Through tragedy, love prevails

by Jonathan McNamara Franklinton High graduate, Harold H. Williamson, Jr, 27, passed away at the UNC Burn Center, July 16. Services were held July 20 at Union Grove Baptist Church. The Franklin Weekly previously reported Williamson, Jr. who at the time, was in a medically induced...

Rate approval given for health insurance marketplace plans

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) announced it has completed reviews and approvals of health insurance rates for plans that insurers have proposed to sell in the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. So far, three insurers have indicated to NCDOI their...
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Wake Forest looking for a few good citizens

Time to start planning who to nominate for volunteerism awards. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Community Council is looking for a few good men, and women, to honor. Every year, during an annual Christmas dinner, the Wake Forest organization celebrates volunteers through the...
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Agee, Gradoville to wed

Amanda Nicole Agee and Keenan Charles Gradoville will be married in a double-ring ceremony, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Charlotte. The bride is the daughter of Wallace and Marry Ellen Agee of Raleigh. The groom is the son of Michael and Ellen...
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This Week in History — week of Aug. 1, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1943 •The Wake Forest town board is taking action to better chlorinate the town water supply because it doesn’t meet U.S. Army regulations. The decision came after they met with...

Safe chemical list expands

RALEIGH — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added more than 130 chemicals to its safer chemical ingredients list. For the first time, 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products have been added to the list. “Fragrances are an...

Tour of artists combines galleries, studios

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Guild of Artists hosts the 18th annual Tour of Artists to be held Sept. 7-8. Galleries in downtown Wake Forest and studios in various other locations will have artists on hand to showcase and discuss their masterpieces. The Wake Forest Guild of...

SAFE Haven looking for volunteers

Open house Tuesday, Aug. 27 RALEIGH — SAFE Haven hosts a volunteer open house Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean the cat cages, socialize the cats, represent SAFE Haven at community outreach events, serve on special events committees, support office...
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Grow your own kale

By Charlotte Glen, Horticulture Agent, NC Cooperative Extension NORTH CAROLINA — Kale is easy to grow, productive, versatile and an antioxidant rich super food. Whether growing kale to harvest baby leaves for salads or to harvest mature leaves for soups and sautéing, now is the...
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Create a paver walkway or patio

Creating a walkway or patio out of paving stones can add aesthetic appeal to a property. Pavers are less permanent than concrete and decking. As a result, it is easier to change the design later on if you want to give the space a new look. Homeowners who install their own pavers...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of Aug. 1, 2013

Franklinton Arrests •Frank James Perry, 57, was arrested by Officer A. Bishop for misdemeanor trespassing at the Wash House laundromat. Perry was cited and released. July 30, 4:45 a.m. Incidents •A West Mason Street resident reported damage to property after a mailbox and post...
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The past meets the future

Members of the first graduating Rolesville High class on hand for opening of new school by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — More than a hundred local dignitaries, residents, school personnel, public safety officers and school board members were on hand, Tuesday, for the highly...