Traffic lights a-comin’

First up is Rogers-Marshall Farm intersection. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — “There will be some happy people here.” That was Commissioner Anne Hines Reeve’s comment following the town board’s approval of a plan to put a traffic signal at Rogers Road and Marshall Farm Road....

Firefighter killed answering call

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The Justice Rural Volunteer Department is mourning the loss of one of its members who was killed while responding to a fire alarm call in Louisburg’s Lake Royale community around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday...

This Week In History – Sept. 18, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest public schools have opened with 300 students, 25 more than last year. The entire high school faculty is new, including English teacher Mabel West, Latin teacher...

Meet WWII heroes at museum

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historical Association will present a forum Sept. 28 featuring four local men who fought in World War II. The forum is being held in conjunction with the museum exhibit, Wake Forest in World War II, showing some of the ways families at home were...

Local young lady to compete in pageant

FRANKLINTON — Twelve-year-old Jazmine Jones, daughter of Lisa Hicks-Jones and Doriena Jones of Franklinton, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Raleigh pageant Oct. 4. Jazmine is an active seventh-grader at Cedar Creek Middle School. She participates in the...

Business Briefs – Sept. 18, 2014

Perk up with free coffee In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Sept. 29. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Shearon to...

Police host golf tourney for kids

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department invites golfers to participate in the 19th annual Tournament for the Kids Oct. 6, with a shotgun start at noon. The tournament takes place at Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road. The field is limited to the first 32 paid...

VGCC plans small business expo

VANCE COUNTY — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a Small Business Summit and Expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m....

Thornrose Way burglary suspects arrested

WAKE FOREST — Police have made three arrests in connection with a Sunday morning burglary on Thornrose Way. Ollin Lee Estes Jr., 52, 818 N. Taylor St., has been charged with one count of first-degree burglary. Daniel Todd Williams, 38, and Samantha Jean Oakley, 26, both of 1396...

Democratic women meeting, dinner Sept. 25

RALEIGH — Democratic Women of Wake County will hold a dinner meeting Sept. 25 at NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The scheduled speaker is Anita Earls, civil rights attorney and executive director and founder of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. The...

School Briefs – Sept. 11, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary •The PTA is seeking volunteers for spirit event coordinator and PBIS representative (PBIS helps recognize positive student behavior). E-mail wfepta@gmail.com for more information...

Rolesville police reports – Sept. 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Ray Akim Nelson, 41, no home address provided, was arrested at 1219 Louisburg Road and charged with possession of stolen goods. Aug. 29. •Luis Alfredo Flores Hernandez, 22, no home address provided, was arrested at 299 N. Main St., and charged...

Wake crime – Sept. 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Robert Connie Lynn, 45, 6933 Choplin Road, was arrested at 12401 Wake Union Church Road and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Aug. 31, 3:17 a.m. •Lamont Nelson McDuffie, 37, 70...

Wake Forest police reports – Sept. 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Robert Connie Lynn, 45, 6933 Choplin Road, was arrested at 12401 Wake Union Church Road and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Aug. 31, 3:17 a.m. •Lamont Nelson McDuffie, 37, 70...

Basketball tryouts for home-schoolers Sept. 27

WAKE FOREST — Lighthouse Eagles home-school basketball tryouts for home-school students ages 10-18 will be held Sept. 27 at Franklin Academy Middle School, 1127 Chalk Road. Lighthouse Eagles is a competitive home-school basketball program, spon-sored by Lighthouse Christian...

Plane crashes between two houses

Pilot injured, but neighbors in the clear. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A small plane crash landed in a neighborhood just over the Granville County line a little before midnight Aug. 28. The aircraft came to rest upright in some underbrush, leaning against trees between two homes...

Market stirs ire at meeting

Rolesville board members flare over Farmers Market proposal. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Tuesday evening’s town board meeting was nearly upstaged not by what was on the agenda, but by what got taken off — a discussion of the local Farmers Market. Words flew between Commissioner...

Farm tour comes to town Sept. 20-21

WAKE FOREST — The 9th annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour, sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Whole Foods Market, will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at 27 sustainable farms in Durham, Wake, Franklin, Granville and Person counties — including...

Gator sighted in Falls Lake

FALLS LAKE — It was just like Jaws. An alligator sighting over the weekend had some people afraid to go in the water. But unlike in the fictional movie, this sighting was captured on tape by the fisherman who brought up more than he bargained for. “We did receive a report of an...

Erik reaches milestone

Family still amazed by community’s support during baby’s transplant and recovery. By Kathi McCorkle Every baby’s first birthday is special, but Erik Larsen’s is considered by many to be a miracle. The son of Colleen and Carl Larsen, Erik may be better known as the grandson of...

How do you like to play?

Town seeking input about future of parks and recreation. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town is looking for people with vision. In particular, they want people to share their vision for the future of parks and recreation in Wake Forest. Tuesday night at town hall, consultant...

Recruits needed for battle of the boats

Sept. 13 Falls Lake Fest adds canoe challenges. By David Leone FALLS — Paddlers of the highest degree are desired for a Jug-Oar-Knot canoe race and tug-o-war to take place during the annual Falls Lake Festival. The seventh annual nature and conservation fest takes place from 10...

Painter revives ancient art

Panel painter Nancy Farantatos on artists’ tour this weekend. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Nancy Farantatos is helping to revive an ancient art. And she’s doing it because she loves to doodle. And paint, build and frame. Farantatos, whose works will be on display at Sunflower...

Police need help

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subjects shown in these surveillance camera images. The individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with the theft of several backpacks from Walmart, 2114 S. Main St.,...