Making a difference, bridging the gap When Laurie Dillman was in college, she planned to be a lawyer. But her path took a turn after her first semester in law school.
She began taking on substitute teaching jobs with English as a Second Language classes.
It was the first time she felt she could make a difference in the lives of others.
Now, Dillman is making a big impact in the classroom.
In November, Dillman was nominated as Fuquay-Varina High School’s Teacher of the Yea...
The bald and the beautiful While there actually is and was no one named St. Baldrick, the name is used by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for fund raising events to help finance research to prevent and cure childhood cancers.
St. Baldrick is a combination of two words: bald, which one becomes after shaving his or her head, of course; and St. Patrick, the saint honored on the day of the first St. Baldricks event, March 17, 2000.
Since that first event, $136 million ha...
Melodie Elaine Estes CorrespondentFuquay Varina Independent
Annual Easter Egg Hunt to be held Saturday The Easter Bunny hops into town a week early tomorrow, March 23, bringing 12,000 candy and toy filled eggs to South Park in Fuquay-Varina for the Town’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Grab a basket or bag and plan to bring the kids for what has become a wonderful Fuquay-Varina tradition. This free event begins at 10 a.m.
Children ages 10 and under are invited to participate. The Fuquay-Varina Easter Egg Hunt features three hunt areas, each for a d...
Easter events in the Independent ATTENTION: Any churches hoping to get their Easter events in the Fuquay-Varina Independent. We need those in today, March 22, by 5 p.m. so we can include them in the Easter events calendar for the March 27 issue of the Independent. You can email email@example.com, fax 919-552-7564, or call 919-552-5675. We've only heard from five churches so far and we know there are lots more events taking place during Holy Week.
Police Reports Nov. 25-Dec. 1
Lynn Louise Rench, 22, of Fuquay-Varina was arrested Nov. 25 on a driving while impaired charge.
Carmen Delisha Heggie, 23, of Holly Springs was arrested Nov. 25 on a ...
Police reports Feb. 12-18
Charles Thomas Mangum, 76, of Fuquay-Varina was arrested Feb. 12 on breaking and entering of a residence, larceny, and larceny after breaking and entering charges.
Police reports Feb. 5-11
An arrest was made in a Feb. 5 incident reported off Broad St. allegedly involving possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana.
Timothy Michael Duggan, 36, of Fuqua...
Police reports Dec. 21-31
Michael Anthony Beckwith, 54, of Fuquay-Varina was arrested Dec. 24 on assault on a female and possessing or concealing equipment or paraphernalia charges.
An arrest was...
Police Reports Nov. 13-19
Arrests Vickie Belinda Nealy, 45, of Proctorville was arrested Nov. 14 on a larceny charge.
Ashlee Brooke Selin, 26, of Willow Spring was arrested Nov. 17 on an embezzlement ch...