Greenway repairs may be done by Christmas

WAKE FOREST — Plans are underway to hire a contractor and repair the Richland Creek Greenway. The greenway, which begins at the Cottage at Olde Mill Stream, 901 Barnford Mill Road, has been closed for more than a year due to potential safety risks associated with severe stream...

Push-up Challenge to help vets

RALEIGH — Every day, 22 American veterans commit suicide, according to a 2012 VA study. Last year, more than 8,000 homeless North Carolina veterans contacted the VA for help. The Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina-CARES was formed to raise private funds to develop a...

Troika topic of writer’s night

WAKE FOREST — Writer’s Night in the Forest returns to the Renaissance Centre Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. with Adam Pelzman, author of Troika. Troika tells the story of Perla, a beautiful Cuban-American woman who, after her father’s death, finds herself leading a secret life. She...

Rabies clinics announced

By law, all cats and dogs older than four months must be vaccinated to prevent rabies. One-year and three-year vaccines will be available for $5 at Foy Mart, 1329 Tant Road, Spring Hope, Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m. The Wake County Animal Center will also sponsor a rabies clinic in...

Plan festivities friendly to the environment

Candy, costumes and treats may add up to fun on Halloween, but such staples also contribute to an abundance of waste come the end of October. For those who embrace eco-friendly lifestyles, the thought of disposable or single-use Halloween paraphernalia can be even scarier than...

Young driver makes impact

FRANKLINTON — NASCAR driver Brayton Haws, 15, of Franklinton, presents a check for $2,165 to representatives from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after collecting donations in advance of his Sept. 13 race at Hickory Motor Speedway. Pictured are, from left, Meredith Johnson,...

Franklin County Sheriff reports — Oct. 9, 2014

Reported Sept. 29-Oct. 4 Arrests •Patti Carroll, 50, 352 Hidden Hills Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with vandalism and filing a false report with police. She was taken to jail and held on $10,000 bond. Oct. 4, 10:13 p.m. •Larry Wayne Murchinson, 20, 25 Pine...

Wake Forest citations — Oct. 9, 2014

Reported Sept. 25-Oct. 1 •Derrell Alexander Williams, 26, 917 Sledge Road, Louisburg, operating vehicle with no insurance, other unspecified violation. Oct. 1, 12:40 p.m. •James Alex Bullard III, 29, 159 Christine Drive, Garner, failure to reduce speed, other unspecified...

Michael’s, T.J. Maxx, Rack Room Shoes on way

Weingarten filling-in remainder of Kohl’s shopping center. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Restaurants and entrepreneurial shops have been popping up all over, but the town’s newest retail development is likely to excite residents a great deal more. A Weingarten...

Community mourns student standouts

By Clellie Allen The collective Wake Forest and Rolesville communities are reeling this week from the sudden, tragic deaths of two students. Isaiah Langston, 17, a junior from Rolesville High School, and Braden Rock, 15, a Heritage High sophomore, both died Monday, prompting an...

Pickleball clinics scheduled

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is partnering with the Wake Forest Pickleball Association to sponsor adult pickleball clinics Tuesday evenings in October. The clinics will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Flaherty Park...

Town’s water and sewer rates discussed

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton town board held a workshop Tuesday night to discuss options for reducing the town’s water and sewer rates. Commissioners had asked the town manager to present a budget with water and sewer rates rolled back to what they were before the...

Couple awarded for rehab effort

Wake Forest’s Pat Schell and Ellen Turco honored by preservation group. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Capital Area Preservation (CAP) hands out its annual Anthemion Awards, they usually go to a person or persons who have poured their heart and soul into restoring a historic...

Run, dog walk Oct. 18

WAKE FOREST — The Franklin County Humane Society will host a 5K run and dog walk Oct. 18 at 10 a.m., beginning at the Wake Forest College Birthplace. Profits from the event will benefit  the humane society’s  goal to build an animal shelter where area pets can find safe refuge...

Do you know these people?

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subjects shown in the accompanying surveillance camera images. The people in photos 1-5 are wanted for questioning in connection with the passing of counterfeit currency at the Wake...

Farm bureau awards scholars

RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School graduate Hunter Brown was one of the recipients as Wake County Farm Bureau presented four scholarships at the annual dinner Sept. 16. Brown, who attends North Carolina State University, joined other recipients Alexis English, Emma Sims, and...

Men of uncommon valor

Soldiers recall experiences as museum exhibit draws to a close. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Elrie Walton was stranded on Pork Chop Hill, with all of his comrades wounded or dead. There was only one way to survive the night until reinforcements arrived — creative deception. So he...

Tea with the mayor Oct. 18

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones will host The Princess & The Pea Tea at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Children ages 3-10 are invited to attend dressed in their favorite princess costume and accompanied by their...

Meet the candidates

FRANKLINTON — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Franklinton High School auditorium. The forum, sponsored by Novozymes North America, will give candidates running for local and state offices the...

Franklin County utilities manager earns credential

YOUNGSVILLE — Stephen Phillips, Utilities Manager of Franklin County Public Utilities has earned the Utility Management Certification (UMC) credential, according to the Water University and North Carolina Rural Water Association. The highest professional credential in the utility...

Man charged with murder

by David Leone WAKE CROSSROADS — A woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend Tuesday night in the Evian at Neuse Crossing neighborhood off Mitchell Mill Road. The victim, Danielle Anita Hodges, 27, 3552 Limber Lane, was killed at home, according to Raleigh police. Brian O’Keith...

Health ‘essentials’ in a bottle

By Carol Taber If my Facebook feed is any indication, there is a growing interest in using essential oils in Wake Forest and surrounding communities. Like previous alternative treatments, as they come into public aware-ness, there is an interesting mixture of hype and useful...

Cub Scout book drive Saturday

ROLESVILLE — From left, Jonathan, Freddie and Henry Sawyer, of Rolesville’s Cub Scout Pack No. 141, prepare their donations for Saturday’s Children’s Book Drive. New and gently used children’s books may be donated to the Scouts Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sonic, 304 S....

Wake Electric warns of scam

YOUNGSVILLE — Wake Electric is warning consumers that thieves posing as Duke Energy employees are trying to steal money and personal information. The scammers are calling customers and saying they are “with Duke Energy in Wilmington,” and that they’re handling remote...