Franklin County pet agencies unite for a common goal

YOUNGSVILLE — The three major animal welfare groups in Franklin County are collaborating in their efforts to promote animal fostering and adoptions, increase spay/neuter awareness and educate the public on animal care and welfare. The Franklin County Animal Control, Franklin...

There’s a new lacrosse league in town

WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest is home to many different kinds of sports and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. One of the newest is Carolina Youth Lacrosse Club (CYLC), which offers the only Box Lacrosse league in Wake Forest. Last spring, Jay Boriotti and James Riedel came...

Free flicks abound

WAKE FOREST — July’s installment of Fourth Friday Flix is The Lego Movie, showing at 7 p.m. Friday at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. The 2014 movie is a family-friendly animated adventure comedy based on Lego construction toys, featuring the voices of Chris...

Library News – July 24, 2014

Bring the little ones to the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., for storytime. for more information, call 919-554-8498. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. •Family storytime. Young children and their...

Projects, volunteers sought for Day of Caring

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County is seeking projects and volunteers for its Day of Caring, which actually takes place on two Saturdays, September 20 and 27. Projects to be done by volunteers include yard work, painting, light repairs, house cleaning, simple porch...

Cub scouts recognized

By David Allen ROLESVILLE — Five scouts from Cub Scout Pack 141 won NOVA awards in science and math recently. The NOVA awards reward scouts for learning STEM–related fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and experiencing them through interesting activities....

Writer’s night out

About 45 attendees were treated to a rare author interview and discussion July 17 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in the first Writer’s Night in the Forest, a new monthly series. A Pledge of Silence author Flora J. Solomon, left, talked about her favorite characters and...

This Week In History – July 24, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1944 •Numerous thefts have occurred on the Wake Forest College campus in the past few weeks, prompting a chapel discussion by the student council. Considerable sums of money and...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 24, 2014

Reported through July 20 Arrests •Santiago Gilberto Carrillo Jr., 21, 3215 Calumet Dr. Apt. H, Raleigh, was arrested at 106 Jared Way, Louisburg, and charged with felony larceny. He was taken to jail and held on $15,000 bond. July 16, 6:51 p.m. •Scott Gregory Harrah, 29, 45...

Wake crime – July 24, 2014

Falls •Esteban Bolanos Nava, 40, 1312 Steinbeck Drive, Raleigh, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer A.A. Lagana at 10000 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, in Falls and charged with driving while impaired. July 17, 3:50 p.m. •Jeffery Karl Legree, 28, 2612 Elmwood View Drive,...

House Fire

From Staff Reports YOUNGSVILLE — Firefighters from Youngsville, Franklinton, Wake Forest and Bunn responded to an early afternoon house fire at 1425 Moores Pond Road, July 18. The occupants of the home were able to evacuate before first responders arrived, alerted to the fire by...

Wake Forest police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported July 14-July 20 Arrests •Mario Tapia Jimenez, 30, 401 Chalk Level Road, No. 1, Durham, was arrested at Galaxy Drive and Dr. Calvin Jones Highway, and charged with felonious restraint of a 23-year-old Durham woman. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $25,000...

Rolesville police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported July 7-21 Arrests •Luis Cancano Modesto, 37, 300 Silent Farm St., was arrested at home and charged with assault on a female. He was taken to  the Wake County jail. July 13, 12:04 a.m. •Jennifer Baker Pearce, 33, 486 Bethlehem Church Road, Youngsville, was arrested at...

Franklinton police reports – July 24, 2014

Reported through July 20 Arrests •Jimmie McCoy, 36, 30 Pine Street, was arrested July 19 and charged with assault, inflicting serious injury. The individual he allegedly assaulted, a 36-year-old man, reportedly walked up to his uncle’s door at 106 Allen Ave., wearing a bloody...

How will you be remembered after you leave this world?

Roving I have been waiting for just such a time as this week — when an outstanding column, For What It’s Worth, by one of my best friends, Rick Stewart, co-publisher of the Kenly News would help me with my column. He also teaches journalism at Barton’s College in Wilson while his...

Franklin County SPCA news

FRANKLIN COUNTY —The Meow Luau is scheduled Saturday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Wake Forest’s Holding Park pool, 133 W. Owen Ave. Tickets are available through Friday at the Franklin County SPCA office, 1614 U.S. 1, Youngsville. Call 919-556-0954 for more information. Foster homes...

Mayor Jones helps bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Month

By David Allen WAKE FOREST – Carillon Assisted Living hosted Mayor Vivian Jones July 9 as she delivered a proclamation to recognize Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. “Scientists are working to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s disease,” Jones said during the meeting. “Working together...

Trafficking cocaine and stolen gun net woman high bond

by David Leone and Clellie Allen RALEIGH — A Louisburg woman is being held at the Wake County jail on a litany of charges including drug trafficking and firearm charges. Dominique Marie Harrison, 31, 1570 N.C. 98 West, Louisburg, was arrested on a Vance County warrant by Raleigh...

Blood needed at upcoming drives

WAKE FOREST — The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the past 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer...
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Harris Teeter grilled chicken strips recalled

WASHINGTON — B. Roberts Foods, a Charlotte, N.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 202 pounds of individual serving grilled chicken entrées due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...

Sam’s Club approved

Some question whether development is turning Wake Forest into ‘Anywhere USA’. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town Commissioner Zachary Donahue tried to stop another big box store from going into the town’s Capital Boulevard business district, but none of his fellow commissioners...
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Community garden unites people

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Cooperative Extension and United Way for the third annual Community Garden project, dedicated July 10. Produce will be donated to 23 food programs and pantries in the county. “We want to be able to take all the experience in...

Man shot, killed in home invasion

Wake DA says charges against Calvin Ray unlikely. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A mobile home resident was shot and killed Saturday after kicking open a door to his landlord’s home and rushing inside. Calvin Ray, 89, leveled a sawed-off shotgun and fired once, striking Jeffrey...