Business Briefs — Sept. 12, 2013

Wake Forest business community suffers loss •Steve Tarangelo, longtime owner and operator of La Foresta Italian Cafe on Brooks Street in the historic downtown area, died Sept. 8. A wake was held for Tarangelo Monday, Sept. 9 and his funeral was Tuesday at St. Catherine of Siena....
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Drug ring smoked out

Mother, son, seven other teens arrested on charges of selling, distributing illegal drugs. by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — A local teen’s car accident was the first of many dominoes to fall in a Franklin County drug investigation. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested...
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Youngsville rec faces possible fee increase

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — The baseball program at Luddy Park is a success for the town, but who will foot the bill was the $40,000 question at the Aug. 8 Town Board meeting. The budget adopted for next  year provides for an annual payment of $20,000 from the Luddy Park...
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Youngsville man busted in prostitution sting

RALEIGH — A Youngsville man is in the Wake County jail on a $202,000 bond for allegedly pimping out a 15-year-old girl for sex. Jeffrey Michael Botellio, 49, 101 Beechwood Drive, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer W.E. Faircloth Aug. 10 at 3:15 a.m. at the Raleigh Police...
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Youngsville Woman’s Club sponsors author signing at library

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club will sponsor a book signing at the Youngsville Public Library. Local award winning author and member of the Youngsville Woman’s Club Nancy LaPonzina will sign copies of her new book A Path Through the Garden....