Local police put brakes on speeders Plenty of drivers saw flashing lights in their rearview mirrors last week as local law enforcement agencies teamed up with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program in the No Need 2 Speed campaign.
Officers cited 150 speeders at three different locations on the highway during just the first day of the campaign.
During the first day of the campaign, officers from agencies across Wake County positioned themselves at bridges on Old Reedy Creek R...
Stephanie Eaton Harvie Staff WriterFuquay Varina Independent
Packer takes reigns as new manager of Fuquay-Varina Community Library The Wake County Library System named Judy Packer on March 26 to the head librarian position at the Fuquay-Varina Community Library.
Coming from the Eva Perry Library in Apex as the youth services librarian, Packer is excited about the new job.
“The opportunity to be in charge of a small community library was one I couldn’t resist,” she said. “This is really a special place.”
Packer was a school media specialist in Wake County from 1998 ...
Fuquay says goodbye to Sunny Kelly Griffith | Fuquay-Varina Independent
The Fuquay-Varina Community Library staff says goodbye to longtime branch manager Cindy McConnell at a retirement party for her and Sunny the Bunny on March 28.
Kelly Griffith | Fuquay-Varina Independent
Youth services librarian Laura Harpham leads children in singing a song about Sunny the Bunny. Much like B-I-N-G-O, the children clap as Harpham replaces the letters of Sunny’s name with felt f...
Read and Feed program improves skills, strengthens families For 12 weeks, smiling, excited children (from Kindergarten through fifth grade), their families and a group of caring, dedicated volunteers come together at Willow Springs Elementary School.
The attending students are those deemed to be in need of extra support by their teachers. They come every Thursday from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. for individual attention to improve their reading skills.
The school’s program has been in progress since Jan. 24...
Melodie Elaine Estes CorrespondentFuquay Varina Independent
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...