Freedom run Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The 2014 Freedom Run 5K, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187, is scheduled Saturday at 8 a.m., starting and ending at 225 E. Holding Ave. The run celebrates and supports veterans and active-duty military with the theme, Honoring Our World War II...

Fireworks and fun in Franklinton

  FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s Stand Up for America celebration takes place Thursday, July 3, at Franklinton Middle School, 224 Ram’s Way. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the first of three bands starts to play at 6 p.m., leading up to the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m....

Wake Forest police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Daryl Russell, 26, 271 S. Beckford Drive, Apt. H43, Henderson, was arrested at 13686 Capital Blvd., and charged with larceny, possession of heroin, an order for arrest and resist, delay or obstruct an officer. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $9,500 bond....

Rolesville police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Tyler Joseph Somma, 19, 1704-B S. Main St., Wake Forest, was arrested at 200 S. Main St., and charged with failure to appear and underage consumption of alcohol. June 13, 5 p.m. •Michael Scott Foster, 18, 1725 Graham Ave., Henderson, was arrested at 200 S. Main St.  and...

Wake Forest police citations – June 19, 2014

Reported May 30-June 5, 2014 •Gloria Jean Wiggins, 51, 11021 Sandaway Lane, speeding. May 30, 9:28 p.m. •Amy Sarah Kidd, 22, 481 Winston St., Franklinton, larceny, misdemeanor child abuse. May 30, 1:32 p.m. •Courtney Michelle Buchanan, 24, 165 Timberline Drive, Franklinton,...

Wake crime – June 19, 2014

Reported May 31-June 6. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Jade Lynda Hesson, 31, 14429 Hamletteville St., Raleigh, in Wakefield, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer D.M. Seaman at 11030 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh, in Falls, and charged with...

Franklin County police reports – June 19, 2014

Arrests •Alfonso Bernard Johnson, 41, 1992 Ronald Tharrington Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with assault on a female and resisting a public officer. The arresting deputy, J. Maloney, reported that Johnson refused to comply with directions after repeated...

Wondering what the future holds

How much is too much? This is something that has been bothering me for a while, but it has come to a head lately after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). More game designers are boasting that they have the best graphics, longer stories, bigger worlds and generally more to...

When the dust settles

Last week, many gamers had the honor of watching the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2014 live from their computer screens. As one of those people, I have to say I was jumping up and down from all of the excitement. Since some time has passed, I decided to look back over the...

Business Briefs – June 19, 2014

Agencies earn Premier designation Wake Forest Allstate agencies headed up by Thomas Walters and Amy Brewer have been designated Allstate Premier Agencies for 2014. The designation is awarded to the pair for their outstanding business performance and commitment to putting...

Motor fuel tax to stay same, for now

RALEIGH — The North Carolina motor fuels tax for gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels will remain at 37.5 cents per gallon for the period from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, Department of Revenue Secretary Lyons Gray announced Monday. The tax rate is computed using a flat rate...

Flaherty tennis courts open after rehab

WAKE FOREST — The tennis courts at Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St., are open again after a week’s worth of repair work was done. The work included cleaning, removal of grass and weeds, crack sealing, application of acrylic resurfacer and finish coat and refurbishing of the net...

DOT gives update on Rolesville bypass work

ROLESVILLE — The 401 bypass continues to move toward completion and there are more updates from the contractors performing the work. N.C. Department of Transportation Engineer David Moore sent the following updates this week: •Traffic has been switched onto the newly re-aligned...

Flag Day volunteer of the year chosen

WAKE FOREST — David Robinson, a counsel at Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh was named the 2014 Flag Day volunteer of the year by the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES. In recognition of the honor, he was presented the Flag Patch Plaque – so-called because it contains a...

Wake Meals on Wheels turn 40

By Anna Bolton WAKE FOREST — Meals on Wheels of Wake County celebrated its 40th anniversary by hosting a party at the Northern Wake Senior Center June 11. The Carolina Steppers dance group with music from Ronald F. Williams entertained partygoers and volunteers and members were...

Bacteria closes Falls Lake beaches

RALEIGH — Three recreational swimming areas at Falls Lake have been closed after routine tests found high levels of E. coli in the water, according to Wake County environmental officials Wednesday. The affected beaches are Sandling, Beaverdam and Holly Point. The lake is not...

Bear sightings prompt reminders

RALEIGH — The recent encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and last week’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind the public that people can co-exist...

Swim week makes a splash

More than 60 children and dozens of volunteers joined together each night to make the June 2-6 YMCA Splash Week at Holding Pool a resounding success. Children from outreach programs like Y Learning, Camp High Hopes and the Boys & Girls Club, as well as some adults, were...

Police crackdown on drugs continues

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police apprehended two suspects this week wanted in connection with two separate cases of major drug crimes. Johnnie Ray Johnson, 54, was arrested at his home, 133 N. Allen Road, and charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver...

Fish for free on the Fourth

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing July 4 — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina — residents and non-residents alike — may fish in any public body of water, including...

Children’s interactive theater returns Wednesday

WAKE FOREST — Many Wake Forest parents have grown up hearing the dopey vulture on The Bugs Bunny Show exclaim that, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” Next Wednesday’s Forest Moon Children’s Interactive Theater presentation of “Attack of the Ugg...

Brooke’s Buddy Bash is Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Join Brooke Parrish and her Buddies Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rolesville town hall, 502 Southtown Circle, for a fundraising bash that promises to be a blast. Brooke’s Buddies Bash will raise funds for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) which in turn...

Chief: Tax will save lives

Early gets three tentative votes toward building new station. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — By a show of hands Tuesday, three out of five town commissioners informally agreed to raise taxes by 1 cent per $100 in assessed property value. That would be $20 extra for a $200,000...

Pate’s great race

Last fall, Brian Pate, right, the announcer at Heritage High football games, was chided by defensive tackle Justin “Cheeto” Nwachukwu, left, about his weight. Since then, he’s been in training. Pate, who has Lupus, gave up drinking Mountain Dew, began to run and slimmed down 60...