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The Cover 12

Ready for Relay for Life?


Sharing Smiles and Passion


Service, Selection and Value



5 Community Events 6 School Events 8 Extracurricular Activities 8 Nightlife 8 Community Sports 9 Independence Day Events

Tommy Killebrew, Roger Scott Honor Those Touched by Cancer Dorothy Maynard, Others Assist Wake Forest Seniors


Crown Trophy Customers Deserve Only the Best

4 Publisher’s Notes 20 Yearbook BIG D I S C OUNTS 32 Community COUPO AND M NS 38 Field Trip PAGES ORE, 44-45 42 919 Region 43 Advertisers Index 43 Along the I-540 Corridor 40 Food Break 44 Bulletin Board 46 919 Final Bell

How to Prevent Crime Wake Forest’s Finest Protect Lives, Propertyt

Features 10

Heritage High’s Ryan Varner


Simple Pleasures

Student Dedicated and Caring, On and Off the Lacrosse Field Deran, Lesley Coe Family Enjoys Life in Wake Forest


Miss Carolina USA


Rapid Refill Ink


First Graduating Class


Unwind, Explore, Play, Learn


A Special Thank You To

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Ashley Love-Mills Prepares For Miss USA Competition Environmentally Friendly, Big Savings, and Great Service

On the Cover

Wake Forest Police Department Chief Jeffrey Leonard Photo by Eliza Kay Photography



Heritage High School Seniors Leaving a Legacy on Campus

Durant Nature Park Offers Opportunity to Explore Beauty


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Rolling Toward Summer, 919 Style!

Suzy Beth Sarver

One of the most gratifying aspects of working with a publication is when your readers begin to reach out. That is exactly what is happening with your new hometown magazine: 919 Magazine, Wake Forest/Rolesville edition. Everywhere I go, I’m meeting people who are excited, who exclaim “I have lived here for six years and never once visited the local library.” Or comments like, “I’ve passed by that business so many times and after reading your story, I went in and met the owner – and now I shop there.” Plus, your emails and cards with heartfelt “Thanks, 919 Magazine” messages are so encouraging. We will continue to strive to bring you all of the good stuff about the Wake Forest and Rolesville communities, in true “919 Style”! Take a look at what we are rolling out for you in this exciting issue: • Meet the Coe Family, two teachers who met in 2000 and have been together ever since. Daughter Sinclaire made her debut three years ago (Page 16). • We introduce Heritage High Junior Ryan Varner, a team player on and off the field (Page 10). • Tommy Killebrew and Roger Scott talk about why they honor those touched by cancer in Wake Forest and Northern Wake County (Page 12). • Find out why Dorothy Maynard and others spend countless hours each week volunteering for the Northern Wake Senior Center in Wake Forest (Page 14). • Need someone to root for? Meet our very own Miss Carolina USA, Ashley Love-Mills. We take a closer look at this intelligent young lady who overcame years of high school bullying and now inspires other teens facing similar challenges. Look for this feel good report beginning on Page 18 (and root for her in the upcoming Miss USA competition). At the heart of this issue, though, is an in-depth look at Wake Forest’s finest: The Wake Forest Police Department. Chief Jeffery Leonard shares the history and legacy of the department and what citizens can do to help prevent crime in their neighborhoods. Take a close look at this enlightening report, beginning on Page 26. This is the season we refer to as “Moms, Dads and Grads” and we will celebrate all three in our home this May and June. With that, I would like to wish a “Happy Mother’s Day” to both of my Moms. “Happy Father’s Day” to both of my Dads and “Happy Graduation” to our Connor Jack, who is graduating from 5th Grade and leaving elementary school behind. Best wishes to all of the 919 Moms, Dads and Grads – and, of course, congratulations to the Class of 2013 (in all the local high schools)!

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Heritage High’s Ryan Varner is Dedicated And Caring, On and Off the Lacrosse Field By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Photos by Eliza Kay Photography

Heritage High School junior Ryan Varner is a dedicated and caring student with successes both on and off the lacrosse field. As a member of what will be the first graduating class to attend HHS all four years, Varner appreciates being a part of creating new traditions at his school. “The students and teachers who started out at Heritage were all new, so we all had to learn about HHS together,” said Varner. “The traditions we establish will hopefully be around for many years to come, and it makes me feel like we really matter.”

Ryan Varner Profile AGE: 16 SCHOOL: Heritage High School (Junior) PARENTS: Chris and Kathleen Varner RESIDENCE: Chesterfield SIBLINGS: Joey, 18 (UNCA); Kasey, 11 (Rolesville Middle School) PETS: Wolfie (husky); Charlie (golden retriever); 3 cats INTERESTS: Lacrosse, surfing, working with animals, volunteering in the Dream League


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The students and teachers who started out at Heritage were all new, so we all had to learn about HHS together. RYAN VARNER

Varner lives in Chesterfield with his mom Kathleen, dad Christopher, brother Joey, sister Kasey, and their two dogs and three cats. The Varner children love to surf and enjoy family time at the beach. Dad Christopher works for Duke Energy and mom Kathleen is a real estate agent for Allen Tate Realtors and serves as president of the HHS Husky Athletic Booster Club.

As an avid lacrosse player, Varner is co-captain of HHS varsity lacrosse team for the second year. “Since his freshmen year, he has been very dedicated to the sport of lacrosse,” said mom Kathleen. “Being that all of our children have played the game of lacrosse at one time or another, our family has more lacrosse gear and equipment than any family should have!” Varner is inspired by his lacrosse teammates who work together and, win or lose, are always there to support one another. Future plans include playing lacrosse through high school and continuing into college, where he plans to study biology in preparation for a career in veterinary medicine. At school, Varner is an A/B honor roll student, a member of the National Honor Society, and enjoys his math and science courses, as well as learning Chinese through the new language program under the direction of Wen-Ching Liu. “Some people said it would be hard to

learn, but our teacher, Mrs. Liu, makes learning Chinese fun,” said Varner. Earlier this year, Varner competed at the Chinese speech competition at NC State, and he and his family hosted two of the visiting Taiwanese students through

the school-sponsored cultural and language exchange program. “It was a great opportunity to practice the Chinese that we had learned, and since then, we remain in contact via Facebook, and we are all good friends,” said Varner.

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Relay for Life of Northern Wake

Tommy Killebrew, Roger Scott Honor Those Touched by Cancer By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Blessed with family, friends, and good fortune, long-time Wake Forest residents Tommy Killebrew and Roger Scott enjoy the chance to help others in need. As co-chairmen for this year’s annual Relay for Life of Northern Wake, Killebrew and Scott are dedicated to honoring and lifting up all those who’ve been touched by cancer. Relay for Life, an overnight community fundraising walk, begins at 6 p.m. on May 17 at Richland Creek Community Church. Teams of people camp out around the track while members take turns walking laps. Throughout the event, everyone is invited

to partake in the games, activities, and refreshments provided to entertain and build camaraderie. Festivities begin with the celebratory and inspirational opening ceremony followed by the first “Survivor Lap” walked by cancer survivors – against a backdrop of cheers and upbeat music. The Luminaria Ceremony is a highlight of the night and is a touching and heartfelt tribute to those who lost their battle with cancer, a support for people currently fighting, and an honor to those who have fought before. Festivities end with the closing ceremony; a celebration of the commitment and dedication to continue the fight for the coming year. Killebrew, a retired BellSouth manager, and his wife Judy live in Wake

Relay for Life of Northern Wake

PURPOSE: Fundraising for cancer research and prevention START TIME: 6 p.m. DATE: Friday, May 17 LOCATION: Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Rd., Wake Forest CONTACT: Phone: 919-522-3695 Email:; Website:


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We hope everyone will join with us, come to have fun, and leave with fond memories. TOMMY KILLEBREW Forest and are parents to four daughters, two yard dogs, and four house cats. The Killebrews enjoy bowling – for 22 years on the same team – stock car racing, and being involved in the community they love. Scott manages North Wake Commercial Realty and lives in Wake Forest with his wife Peggy, who he counts as the best part of his life. The Scotts are parents to three grown children and are active in the community serving a number of organizations. Recently diagnosed with bladder cancer, Scott is amazed with the innovative treatments he has received due to advances in cancer research. “That’s why I enjoy being part of Relay,” said Scott.

For this year’s event, co-chairmen Killebrew and Scott expect approximately 500 participants and hope to raise $100,000 to support cancer research. Additions include fun family-oriented activities on Saturday morning beginning with a pancake breakfast catered by the Wake Forest Lions Club as well as a Kids’ Walk to raise awareness of cancer in children. “We hope everyone will join with us, come to have fun, and leave with fond memories,” said Killebrew. For information on how to sign up, get involved,

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Dorothy Maynard Enthusiastically Shares Smile, Passion for Northern Wake Seniors By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

People need to know the Northern Wake Senior Center is here, to keep your interest and keep you active to enjoy life. DOROTHY MAYNARD

Dorothy Maynard Profile

Long-time Wake Forest resident Dorothy Maynard enthusiastically shares her warm smile and passion for sewing and crafting with the seniors at the Northern Wake Senior Center. As a volunteer member of the Resources for Seniors craft department, Maynard takes pride in helping others learn and enjoy crafts as much as she does. “My mother made all our clothes,” she said. “I picked up on her joy as a homemaker and learned to sew and do crafts.” Celebrating 40 years of expanding services for Wake County’s older and disabled adults, Resources for Seniors is one of the largest and most comprehensive agencies serving seniors in North Carolina. Maynard – who teaches knitting, crocheting, sewing, and beading – and all the volunteers make it possible for the organization to help older and disabled adults remain as healthy and active as possible. For 15 years, the craft department has played an important role in the community through its many successful projects, such as sewing hundreds of Project Linus blankets, thousands of pillows for Rex Hospital same-day surgery units, catnip bags for Purr Project, ice pack bags for the local EMS, bandanas for

rescue dogs, and items for local nursing homes. In addition, craft department volunteers organize two annual craft sales each year with proceeds benefiting the Northern Wake Senior Center. “Our volunteer group is like family to me,” said Maynard. “People need to know the Northern Wake Senior Center is here, to keep your interest and keep you active to enjoy life.” Originally from Ohio where she grew up on a farm, Dorothy moved to the Wake Forest area 32 years ago for her husband Clyde’s job. Clyde retired in 2000 from his career as a tool designer and enjoys the senior center, where he has found his interest in ceramics and beading. The Maynards love their Wake Forest neighborhood for its friendly, quiet, and spacious surroundings, though they would like to see improvements in the transportation options for seniors to

AGE: 78 RESIDENCE: Wake Forest FAMILY: Husband, Clyde; 2 daughters VOLUNTEER AFFILIATION: Resources for Seniors, Northern Wake Senior Center Craft Department, Wake Forest PET: Poe (5-year-old Chihuahua) INTERESTS: Sewing, gardening, crochet, cooking, traveling


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enhance accessibility. Aside from sewing and crafting, Dorothy Maynard enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling, and, of course, volunteering at the center. “I get such joy from going to the center and enjoying all the people,” she said. “I love to know and feel I have given them a smile each day.”

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Resources for Seniors – Northern Wake Senior Center Craft Department (Wake Forest) Provide home and community-based services so that disabled and senior adults can maximize their choices for comfort, safety, security and wellbeing. Provide outreach projects for Rex Hospital Same-Day Surgery Children, Ice Bag Covers for EMS, Catnip Bags for Purr Partners, Blankets for Project Linus, and two craft fundraising sales a year Miranda Strider Allen, Director of Senior Centers for Resources for Seniors: 919-554-4111;;

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Simple Pleasures

Deran, Lesley Coe Family Enjoys Life in Wake Forest

By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Education professionals Deran and Lesley Coe are enjoying their life in Wake Forest as busy young parents to daughter, Sinclaire, who just turned three – and beloved dogs Mia (a yellow Labrador retriever), and Che (a short-haired pointer), both of whom are now 10 years old. “We love the beautiful historic downtown Wake Forest with all of the young families and great events throughout the year,” said Lesley. Deran and Lesley, originally from Pennsylvania and Long Island, NY, respectively, are residents of Stonegate and appreciate their quiet neighborhood with its easy access to both the town of Wake Forest and the Greater Raleigh area. Deran is currently enrolled full time in the Masters of Executive Leadership program at Gardner Webb University, is an accredited interscholastic coach, and is the new senior administrator for athletics for the Wake County Public School System.

We love the beautiful historic downtown Wake Forest with all of the young families and great events throughout the year. LESLEY COE



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Lesley and Deran Coe Stonegate, Wake Forest Daughter, Sinclaire (age 3) Mia (yellow Labrador retriever); Che (shorthaired pointer)

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“The best part of my job is supporting the WCPSS athletic directors as they work daily to provide the best educationally based athletic programs for all of the WCPSS student athletes,” said Deran, who spends a lot of time at interscholastic athletic events and enjoys watching all types of competitions. In 2010, he was named North Carolina State High School Soccer Coach of the Year and will be coaching the NCCA East/West All-Star girls’ soccer game this summer. With a master’s degree in Education in Instructional Technology and a license in Computers in Education from East Carolina

State University, Lesley, a Teach for America alum, currently serves as the director of Technology for Cardinal Gibbons High School. Lesley and Deran met at a Franklin County new teacher meeting in 2000 and have been together ever since. “While we now live in and love Wake Forest and both

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work in different school systems, we are very proud to have served Franklinton High School and Franklin County schools for over 10 years,” said Deran. The Coe family enjoys the simple pleasures of spending quiet weekend mornings on their back patio sipping coffee, talking, and playing with their

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daughter. In addition to attending outdoor concerts, grilling and cooking, and spending time with good friends, Deran and Lesley enjoy their time together and watching Sinclaire as she explores and learns new things. “Nothing is better than sharing in her excitement for the world,” said Lesley.



Ashley Love-Mills is about to take to the big stage. Living out her dreams as the reigning Miss North Carolina USA 2013, she is a 2010 media communications and film studies graduate of North Carolina State University – and is busy preparing to represent her state at the Miss USA competition live at 9 p.m. June 16 on NBC Television. “The moment my name was announced as the winner (of the Miss North Carolina USA pageant) is still a blur to me even now,” said Love-Mills. “It was very surreal.” Humbled by the honor, Love-Mills considers it a true blessing and privilege to be a role model for young girls as she appears at many events and speaking engagements throughout the state. When not preparing to compete at the national level, Love-Mills keeps a very busy schedule working as a model and fulfilling her duties as Miss NC USA 2013 – touching the lives of others with her title. As the spokesperson for Peaceful Schools-NC, a local anti-bullying program founded by the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation, Love-Mills is passionate about fighting back against the bullying epidemic as she, herself, is a survivor of bullying. “I was bullied all four years of high school, and, as a survivor, I’m using my voice as Miss NC USA 2013 to educate

Ashley Love-Mills Ready For Miss USA Competition

Photo by Eliza Kay Photography

The best part of pageants is the life lessons I’ve learned. Aside from winning, the world of pageantry teaches life skills including public speaking, interview, presentation, and leadership skills. ASHLEY LOVE-MILLS

Photo Courtesy of Jason Rizzo of Raleigh Static


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our youth on ways to fight back as well as about the long term effects of bullying,” said Love-Mills. Aside from her role as Miss NC USA, Love-Mills – who attends Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in Wake Forest and graduated from Wakefield High School – is a Harry Potter fanatic that enjoys reading and writing in her journal, exercising, and film studies. Having competed in pageants since she was 17, she is happy to dispel the stereotypes of pageantry. “The best part of pageants is the life lessons I’ve learned,” said Love-Mills. “Aside from winning, the world of pageantry teaches life skills including public speaking, interview, presentation, and leadership skills.” What comes next? “After winning Miss USA, I will be whisked away to New York City where I will live in the Trump Towers apartment for a year working for the Miss Universe Organization,” said an optimistic Love-Mills. In addition, she will receive a full scholarship to the New York Film Academy, which is a goal of hers and one of the reasons she competed for the state title. “My advice to anyone trying to pursue their dreams would be to never give up no matter how hard it may seem,” said Love-Mills.

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Ashley Love-Mills Profile AGE: 24 RESIDENCE: Brier Creek TITLE: Miss North Carolina USA 2013 PROFESSION: Model PET: Jojo (white/gray Shih Tzu) INTERESTS: Reading, writing, film studies, philanthropy

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About 60 people donated nearly $2,000 at the recent Shore Grief Center Fun-raiser at the The Twisted Vine in downtown Wake Forest. Music was provided by Superlove Highway. Shore Grief Center provides free peer-based grief support groups for kids, teens, young adults and adults. Photo courtesy of Joe Barta IV

Forest Moon Theater marked it first season as an active theater with a March performance of Academia Nuts at Franklin Academy Middle School. Photo courtesy of Forest Moon Theater

Local Chefs face off in the Iron Carrot competition to win the taste buds of six sharp elementary students at Wake Forest Elementary.

Sponsored by the WF Parks & Recreation Department and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County, “The Magic of African Rhythm” offered a free performance of “Djembe Fire!” at the Wake Forest Community House.


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Jim Adam, Paul Eitel, and Craig Hedgpeth claimed the top prize of $7,500 in the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Reverse Raffle & Auction event recently at The Sutherland. Among the other cash and prize winners at the event — which raises funds to maintain services and programs for the chamber — were Man Mullen, who received $2,500.

Photos courtesy of Wake Forest Chamber

34 plungers participated this year at Kerr Family YMCA’s recent Polar Plunge event. Members of the WF community, Wake Forest Road Middle School, NR Christian Academy, NC Highway Patrol, and Special Olympics athletes raised $3,700

Children showed up with their baskets for an Easter egg hunt at Roseville’s Annual Easter in the Park event in March. They were greeted by the Easter bunny and enjoyed a fun day of activities

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The WF Police Department had its annual Carnival for the Kids in April at the WF Home Depot lot. This fun filled event featured tons of games and rides, and plenty of delectable food and entertainment.

WF Police D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year, Scott Graham, posed alongside Daren the lion at the WFPD Carnival.

Mayor Vivian Jones overseeing the Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting with owner Tana Fox of the Fig Restaurant on Main Street

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Wake Forest High School performed its Spring Musical, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” in March. Photo courtesy of Nancy Clapsaddle


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When it comes to service, selection, and value, Bob and Pam Falkenbach, owners of Crown Trophy and Awards of Raleigh, believe their customers deserve nothing but the best. “We value our customers, and we make the buying experience friendly and easy,” said Bob. A former physical education teacher and college football player and coach, Bob takes great pride in ownership and the ability to offer the lowest prices (typically 20 to 40 percent lower) in the Triangle on exclusive top quality products. Crown Trophy’s low price guarantee is possible because they are one of 150 stores nationwide – giving them tremendous purchasing power. In addition, the 24

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franchisor is also a manufacturer, enabling them to offer exclusive items at the lowest possible prices. Customers can browse through Crown Trophy’s professional showroom and catalogs to select from a wide variety of trophies, plaques, crystal, acrylics, banners, engraving, signs, name badges, medals, ribbons, custom awards, pins, promotional items, golf awards, embedments, resins, fantasy sports awards, championship rings, cups, dog tags, laminations, bronze castings, perpetual frames/plaques, personalized gifts, vases, clocks, and more. And while competitors count and charge for each letter of engraving, Crown Trophy’s services include Special Advertising Section

free engraving on trophies, plaques, crystal, and acrylics. “We do our own trophy building and engraving inhouse,” said Bob. “This gives us 100 percent control of putting out nothing but quality, on-time products.”

We value our customers, and we make the buying experience friendly and easy. BOB FALKENBACH


Visit Crown Trophy of Raleigh’s Facebook Page — and Win Prizes! Crown Trophy and Awards of Raleigh offers a monthly contest on Facebook — with a substantial gift for the first person to correctly guess the Raleigh location of the “The Trophy Guyz” posted photo. Check out Crown Trophy’s Facebook page at Crown-Trophy-Guyz-ofRaleigh/104923732878709. Being in the recognition business, the Falkenbachs whole-heartedly believe in recognizing student achievement. To that end, Crown Trophy offers a FREE monthly school plaque program and delivers two free customized top quality plaques each month to each participating school (which determines the names and recipients of the awards). Schools can contact Crown Trophy and Awards of Raleigh at any time during the school year to begin the no-cost student recognition program.

Owners Bob and Pam and all of their Crown Trophy and Awards of Raleigh employees take pride in making the buying experience friendly and easy and one that their customers will repeat and tell others about. “Our customers are important to us, our products are of the best quality available – and we will not be beat on price,” said Bob. Crown Trophy and Awards of Raleigh is located at 2431 Spring Forest Road, Suite 165. To contact or for more information, call 919-878-6565, email,

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Free Student Awards Program Crown Trophy offers a free monthly school plaque program and delivers two free customized top quality plaques each month to each participating school. Schools can contact Crown Trophy and Awards of Raleigh at any time during the school year to begin the no-cost student recognition program.




IN WAKE FOREST Town’s Finest Dedicated To Protecting Residents’ Lives and Their Property Chief of Police for the Town of Wake Forest for three years, Jeffrey M. Leonard is responsible for an annual operating budget of nearly $9 million – and overall management and supervision of the 75 officers and civilian employees sworn to protect and serve local citizens. Chief Leonard recently took time from his busy schedule to answer questions for 919 Magazine readers about the Wake Forest Police Department, why he became involved in law enforcement, and how to prevent crime in the community.


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How many officers and staff work at the WFPD? WFPD has 75 total employees: 34 sworn officers work uniformed patrol; 27 sworn officers work in support roles; and 14 are civilian employees.

What is the coverage and response area for WFPD? WFPD officers cover 15.9 sq. mi. (10,202 acres) within the Wake Forest town limits.

What types of calls are most prevalent in the WFPD coverage area?

A Conversation with Wake Forest Police Department Chief Jeffrey Leonard: What is the history of the Wake Forest Police Department? The first official board meeting for Wake Forest was March 1, 1909. The board named W.W. Bobbit as the first chief of police, with pay of $35 a month. Otis Stallings was the first black officer, hired in the mid-1960s on a part-time basis. The Wake Forest Police Department has lost three officers in the line of duty (see adjacent article). Chief M. Greg Harrington was the chief during the centennial celebration in 2009. I was named chief after he retired at the end of 2009.

Can you tell us about the WFPD facilities? We have three stations. The main police station is located at 225 S. Taylor St. The Command Staff, Professional Standards Division, Support and Technology Division, Communications Center, and Records work in this location. In 2012, the main police station was completely remodeled. Additional office space was created and the Communications Center was relocated to a more secure location in the building. New radio and computer equipment was purchased for the Communications Center as well. Substation two is located at 221 Brooks St. The Criminal Investigation Division, Impact Unit, and lieutenant for the Training and Community Services Division work in this location. Substation three is located at 1988 S. Main St. This is a substation for the Uniformed Patrol Division. The patrol lieutenants and patrol sergeants have offices in this location.

The calls for service are diverse. Many are service-related calls, such as alarm calls, keys locked in vehicles, improperly parked vehicles, or suspicious persons/disturbances. We also experience the same type of criminal activity as every other major city in the U.S. – albeit, at a much lower rate of occurrence! I believe that this is a direct result of the hard work of the men and women of the police department as well as the support we receive from the Town Administration, Town Board, and citizenry.

In 2012, WFPD won the grand prize from Law and Order magazine for its entry in the annual Police Vehicle Design Contest. Among the judges’ comments on the Wake Forest vehicles: “This car is sharp! Its universal graphic is very eyeappealing. We especially like that the design fits two different vehicles. It looks great on both makes and models. The black and gold color scheme is dramatic.”

How can Wake Forest residents reduce crime? I take pride in the low crime rate in Wake Forest and directly attribute it to the diligent work of the men and women who work long days and nights on patrol keeping the streets safe. The support roles – such as CID, Impact Unit, Communications Center, Support Services Division, SRO

I take pride in the low crime rate in Wake Forest and directly attribute it to the diligent work of the men and women who work long days and nights on patrol keeping the streets safe. CHIEF JEFFREY M. LEONARD, Wake Forest Police Department

Program, and D.A.R.E. Program – also contribute to the low crime in Wake Forest. The willing support and information the citizens give officers also assist us when crime does occur. It takes a holistic approach between the police department, Town Administration and Town Board, citizenry, businesses, and court system to ensure that Wake Forest continues to remain the type of community it is. While these will not ensure that you will never become a victim of criminal activity, some basic tips for reducing crime are: • Lock your vehicle and do not leave anything of value in it (GPS, purse, computer, etc.). • Be aware of your surroundings. • If something looks suspicious or out of the ordinary, call the police! We would rather you call and us not be needed, than for us to be needed and you not call. • Consider motion lights for the exterior of your residence. • If you go out of town, be mindful of who you tell. Have your mail or newspaper picked up by someone you trust or held by the post office/ newspaper distributor. Consider lights with timers to use in your residence when you are out of town. 28

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• Be aware of phone/internet scams, and be mindful of giving anyone your credit card PIN or personal information over the phone or Internet. • Be aware of home improvement/home repair scams. Few, if any, reputable construction or home repair companies go randomly door-to-door soliciting business. If someone comes to your residence and tells you that you need something repaired, ask to see their business solicitation permit from the Town of Wake Forest (all businesses that solicit door-to-door are required to obtain one and have it on their person). Also, ask for and call references. Ask if the person or business is licensed or insured. Keep all of this in mind before making a decision to have the person make repairs. If in doubt, call the police!

WFPD Det. Kim Warren is a member of the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children (NCICAC) Task Force.

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Wake Forest Police Department Profile YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1909 CURRENT CHIEF: Jeffrey M. Leonard FIRST CHIEF: W.W. Bobbit MAIN STATION ADDRESS: 225 South Taylor St. EMERGENCY PHONE: 919-556-9111, or 911 NON-EMERGENCY PHONE: 919-435-9599 TOTAL PERSONNEL: 75 WEBSITE: ADDITIONAL STATIONS: Substation 2, 221 Brooks St.; Substation 3, 1988 S. Main St. COVERAGE AREA: 15.9 sq. mi. (10,202 acres) KEY PERSONNEL: Capt. Darren Abbachi, Field Operations Capt. Matthew May, Special Operations

Chief Jeffrey M. Leonard’s Tips To Prevent Crime in Wake Forest What is unique about WFPD, compared to other law enforcement agencies? What makes the Wake Forest Police Department different from other agencies is the fact that we are very actively involved with many events aimed at supporting the community (see adjacent article). We also have an annual Turkey Drive, in which we collect turkeys and money used to purchase turkeys to give away at Thanksgiving. In 2012, we gave away more than 500 turkeys to needy families. This sets us apart from other police departments and, I believe, is a main reason why the citizenry trusts us and is so willing to assist us with investigations.

WFPD’s Lt. Brian Mote and Lt. M. Perkinson are members of the North Carolina Internal Affairs Investigators Association (NCIAIA).

What are the biggest challenges for the WFPD staff? I would say that the biggest challenge for our staff is being away from their families. All members of any police department work long hours. However, many of our employees work especially long hours (12-hour shifts) and their schedules vary between day shift and night shift. Police officers are also expected to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Because of the nature of police work, even employees who work a Monday-Friday schedule know that they are always subject to being called in at any time depending on the severity of an incident. This aspect of the job is challenging to both the employee and his/her family.

Lock your vehicle and do not leave anything of value in it.

Be aware of your surroundings.

If something looks suspicious or out of the ordinary, call the police.

Consider motion lights for your residence.

If you go out of town, be mindful of who you tell.

Be aware of phone/internet scams, and be mindful of giving anyone your credit card PIN or personal information over the phone or Internet.

Be aware of home improvement/home repair scams.

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Drug Abuse Resistance Education


National Night Out


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Special Olympics


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Assists other in the event of a natural disaster or similar catastrophe. The team has responded to areas of need in Wake Forest, as well as other communities in North Carolina. Team members also responded to Mississippi in order to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina in cleanup efforts. For information, contact Theresa Jusino at 919-435-9600 or The DARE program educates children and young adults about the dangers of drugs, gangs, and violence and teaches them to make healthy life choices. For information, contact Officer S. Graham at 919-435-9598 or

An annual event that teams law enforcement agencies with citizens, community leaders, civic groups, and local businesses to promote safe, healthy neighborhoods, NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. It is also designed to generate support for local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The program raises money throughout the year in order to provide a joyous Christmas to underprivileged children within the community. Individual officers “partner” one-on-one with children and accompany them to the local Wal-Mart to spend $175 each on anything they want. After shopping, the children enjoy a pizza party. For information, contact Det. K. Warren at 919-435-9613 or WFPD sponsors the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The department raises funds through donations, events and the sale of Torch Run merchandise, such as T-shirts and hats. For information, contact Sgt. J. Morris at 919-435-9599 or

The annual “Tournament for the Kids” golf event in October raises funds to support Wake Forest youth through such initiatives as sponsoring baseball teams in local leagues and providing giveaways as local events (such as Meet in the Street and the National Night Out). For information, contact Theresa Jusino at 919-4359600 or

What types of community outreach programs are provided by WFPD? We have a very active D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program for both elementary and middle school aged students. Our School Resource Officer Program has also been very successful.

What is your professional background? I am a lifelong resident of Wake Forest and a graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. I earned a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in 1994. I also graduated from the Administrative Officer’s Management Program (AOMP) sponsored by NCSU and attended the 226th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. I began my career with the Wake Forest Police Department as an auxiliary officer in August 1992. In August 1994 I became a full-time officer. I have served in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division as a juvenile detective and general crimes detective, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, Major, Deputy Chief, and Chief.

What influenced you to become a police officer? Initially, I wanted to be an arson investigator, and knew that becoming a police officer was a necessary step to achieving that endeavor.

Any advice you can give young peoplewho seek a career in law enforcement? You have to have the right mindset and truly want to do the job in order to be successful as a police officer. If you want to go into law enforcement just to wear the uniform and drive a police car, you will not be successful. You must have ethics, integrity, morals, and an internal drive in order to succeed. The long hours and dangers of the job outweigh any self-imposed prestige one may believe they are entitled to just because they are a police officer. Without the core values listed above, you will not be successful. You should also stay out of trouble and begin, even now, establishing discipline in your life in order to succeed as a law enforcement officer (this is good advice for any profession). Plan on going to college and staying out of trouble there as well!

WFPD includes five graduates of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy: Chief Jeffrey Leonard, Capt. Darren Abbacchi, Capt. Matthew May, Lt. Trent Coleman, and Lt. Brian Mote.

3 Fallen Wake Forest Officers Remembered The Wake Forest Police Memorial – located at 225 South Taylor St., in front of the main station – is dedicated to the three Wake Forest police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. In addition to being remembered each year on May 15 (National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day), the fallen Wake Forest officers are honored annually at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. Here is information on the three officers, courtesy the WFPD and • On May 30, 1944, Constable John L. Taylor was fatally shot while investigating a rape reported just south of Wake Forest. As Wake Forest night policeman, W.O. Nuckles, and Constable Taylor were searching the area for the suspect, Constable Taylor was struck twice by pistol bullets. The suspect was apprehended later and died in the State’s Central Prison gas chamber . • On April 26, 1947, Chief George Cree Mitchell, 54, was fatally injured when his car collided with a bus near the town of Forestville. The bus driver had reported he had swerved to avoid a car that had just pulled out of a local gas station. Chief Mitchell, on his way back to Wake Forest, was apparently unable to turn quickly enough to avoid the crash. He was survived by his wife and several children. He served as Chief of Police from Oct 1, 1938 to April 26, 1947. • On February 26, 1984, Officer Cecil Enlow, 41, suffered a fatal heart attack after making an arrest at a domestic disturbance call. When he arrived on the scene he was met by a man with a shotgun. He was able to talk the man into giving up the shotgun and arrested him. Officer Enlow transported the man to jail. After returning to town he suffered the heart attack due to the stress from the incident.

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919 ›› COMMUNITY Visit Wake Forest Gardens For Mother’s Day Weekend Local residents are encouraged to visit Wake Forest area gardens during the upcoming Mother’s Day Weekend. Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, the event features gardens big and small, tidy and casual, fancy and simply, containers and raised beds. The event is presented by Share Your Wake Forest Garden, an organization whose mission is to bring the community together for proven beauty, health and environmental benefits of gardening. Participants can meet the gardeners, ask questions, learn and have fun. For more information and locations, visit; ShareYourWakeForestGarden, or www.shareyourwakeforestgarden.

Senior Center Hosts Saturday Night Dances Northern Wake Senior Center hosts a Saturday Night Dance on the second Saturday of each month at 235 E. Holding Ave. in Wake Forest. The event starts at 7 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. Admission is $7. Upcoming dates are Saturday, May 11, and Saturday, June 8.

Synthetic Fields Planned at North Raleigh’s WRAL Soccer Center Two synthetic multipurpose fields will be installed at the WRAL Soccer Center off Perry Creek Road in North Raleigh. These new synthetic fields will replace soccer fields that are currently grass – and will have lights to accommodate night games. Construction of the synthetic multipurpose fields is estimated to cost $2.5 million, with $2.2 million coming from the City of Raleigh and the remaining $300,000 from private contributions. The city is using two-thirds general obligation bonds to fund its portion of the project, and the Capital Area Soccer League is applying for grants to cover the private funds. Construction of the two fields is expected to begin by June 1, and completion is expected within 60 days.


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Historic Wake Forest Cemetery Free Walking Tour Set for May Offering unique insight into the lives of men and women from past generations, the annual Historic Wake Forest Cemetery Walking Tour is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Docents will be stationed at various family plots throughout the cemetery to share interesting insights and photographs. Plus, Frank Powell and other members of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans will participate -- in Civil War uniforms and regalia. Members of the Wake ForestRolesville High School Junior ROTC, under the direction of Col. Dimitri Belmont, will appear as Color Guard for the opening ceremony and provide additional assistance during the event. The event is sponsored by the Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board and the Town of Wake Forest, and is free to the public. Children are welcome with parent or accompanying adult. Limited parking is available at the cemetery, with overflow parking available in the lot next to CVS Pharmacy at North White Street and East Roosevelt Avenue. Wake Forest Cemetery is located at 400 N. White St. For more information email Betty Pearce at bpearce@ or call 919-435-9570.

Pancake Breakfast Supports American Legion Projects For Community and Veterans American Legion Post 187 in Wake Forest hosts a pancake and sausage breakfast the second Sunday of each month at the Legion Hall 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave. The breakfast includes all-you-caneat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and choice of hot beverage for only $5 per person ($20 maximum per family). Upcoming dates are Sunday, May 12 and Sunday, June 9. Proceeds support the American Legion’s community and veterans projects. For more information, call 919-569-0471.

Short Takes The Cotton Company in downtown Wake Forest kicked off its “My Mom Buys Local” Facebook Contest with a “Real Live Ladies Fashion Show” in April. The Cotton Company, located at 306 South White St., partnered with Next Consignment Ladies Boutique, Salon One21, and Lemon Tree for the event…Heritage High School soccer center midfielder Erin Tanhauser signed to play at the NCAA Division 1 level with Elon University… Also from Heritage High, Ricky Chavez signed to play collegiate soccer at UNC-Pembroke. He was the school’s first All-State soccer player… Rolesville Police Department sponsored its annual Bike Parade and Rodeo in March at Sanford Creek Elementary School…Franklin Academy soccer player Ian Hunt signed to play

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919 ‹‹ COMMUNITY Architect Matt Hale Receives Main Street Champion Award

The award was presented to Hale by the North Carolina Main Street Program, which assists communities across the state in restoring economic vitality to historic downtowns.

Town of Rolesville officials and dignitaries join representatives from Thales Academy at recent groundbreaking ceremony.

New Thales Academy Facility Completion Expected in Early 2014 Rolesville Chamber of Commerce hosted a groundbreaking ceremony recently for a new Thales Academy Junior High and High School building. The new facility, planned for construction between Grand Rock Way and Storage Drive, will feature 55,200 sq. ft. with a gymnasium and theater stage. Completion is expected in early 2014. Thales Academy assists parents in cultivating virtuous, critical-thinking, compassionate student citizens by fostering high standards of accountability, academic achievement, and civic responsibility through the use of Direct Instruction, high behavior expectations, and standard dress code. For more information about Thales Academy and its Triangle campuses go to

Architect Matt Hale received the 2012 Main Street Champion Award recently for his contributions to downtown Wake Forest for more than 22 years.

Matt Hale with Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation Director Lisa Newhouse

Hale has led many projects while volunteering for the WFDRC, such as implementing a façade improvement grant program, assisting with the annual Christmas parade, and developing buildings that combine office, commercial and residential space.

Classic, Antique Cars Coming To Downtown Wake Forest Downtown Wake Forest fills with classic cars and classic car lovers on June 15. Presented by the Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation, the Antique and Classic Car Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on South White Street – and benefits local charities. Admission is free to the event, which showcases vehicles of all makes and models, including muscle cars, sports cars, pony cars, street rods and more. The Results will provide live music throughout the day. Registration for participants is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and costs $20 per car. For information, contact Lisa Newhouse at 919-435-9415 or

at Wingate University. Hunt was Carolina 12 1A

Troop 818 recently earned Silver Awards, scouting’s

Forest-Rolesville Middle School students Haley

Conference Player of the Year, All Conference, All

second highest honor. Receiving the awards

King and Jonathan Hughes, and Heritage Middle

Region and All State…Twumasi Duah-Mensah,

were Elizabeth Bailey of Heritage High School,

School students Alyse Hood-Yarina and Matthew

a 5th Grader at Rolesville Elementary School,

daughter of Chris and Amy Bailey; Camille

Snyder were honored by the Raleigh Elks Lodge

won the recent campus spelling bee…Heritage

Howell of Heritage, daughter of Mark and Cecille

as Outstanding Middle School Students. The

High School football player Reco Jones signed

Howell; Alanna Haughey of Cardinal Gibbons

awards are based on academic performance,

to play at Tusculum College next fall…Jacob

High School, daughter of Dave and Theresa

citizenship, leadership and other factors. Both

Rojas, a 6th Grader, won the Rolesville Middle

Haughey; Grace Irvin of Raleigh Charter High

attended a recent special banquet at the lodge

School Geographic Bee earlier this year…Wake

School, daughter of Montell and Claudia Irvin;

and received certificates of accomplishment from

Forest-Rolesville Middle School’s “Cougar

Kristina Lane of Raleigh Charter, daughter of Bill

the Elks and the North Carolina Legislature…

Voice” publication finished second in the North

and Helene Lane; Maddie Jones, daughter of Sam

Wake Forest Rotary Club’s 3rd Annual Night of

Carolina Literary and Historical Association’s

and Sherrill Jones of Sanderson High School; and

Comedy at Tuxedo Junction recently raised funds

Student Publication Awards for middle schools…

Teresa Poindexter of Wake Forest-Rolesville

for new band uniforms at Wake Forest-Rolesville

Wake Forest’s Golden Corral Buffet & Grill was

High School, daughter of Rodney and Janet

High School…Rolesville Police Department

named the company’s “Store of the Year” for 2012…

Poindexter…Cowan Graphic Design relocated

sponsored its annual Operation Medicine Drop

Rolesville Chamber of Commerce opened its

it office to 120 Capcom Ave., Suite 102A in Wake

in March, assisting residents in properly disposing

new location recently with a special open house

Forest…Rolesville Middle School students

of expired and unused prescription medicines…

at 200 E. Young St…Seven girls from Girl Scout

Michaela Brown and Jose Rios Meeks, Wake

Northern Wake Senior Center celebrated

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919 ›› COMMUNITY Wake Forest July 4th Committee Seeking Sponsors, Donors for Annual Celebration Hoping to make the 2013 Fourth of July Celebration the best in the event’s 40-year history, the Wake Forest July 4th Committee seeks additional supporters and sponsors. “The Fourth of July Committee will continue to make memories in 2013 by providing one of the best fireworks displays in the state of North Carolina at the 40th annual Fourth of July Celebration,” Rhonda Alderman, committee president, wrote in a letter to local residents and businesses. “But we can’t do it without your support.” Alderman outlined sponsorships available to local businesses, ranging from $200 up to $15,000 for an exclusive sponsorship. All levels of sponsorship involve recognition in the program and promotions – and varying numbers of event tickets. In addition, “name your amount” contributions are accepted from individuals, and will be used exclusively for fireworks, the children’s parade, and art/games at the park. The Wake Forest 2013 Fourth of July Celebration includes: • Fireworks Spectacular: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday, July 3 at Wake Forest-Roleseville High School, 420 W. Stadium Dr. ($5). • Children’s Parade: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 4 at North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue. • Art-In-The-Park, Games-In-The-Park: 11 a.m., Thursday, July 4 at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave. Tax deductible donations may be sent to Wake Forest 4th of July, P.O. Box 466, Wake Forest NC 27588. For more information or to become a sponsor, call 919-812-9121, email, or visit


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Work Already Under Way On Winter Craft Sale Just as it concluded its annual Spring Craft Sale, the Northern Wake Senior CenterResources for Seniors began planning for its December Winter Craft Sale. The spring event in April included a number of items made by the senior center’s participants and volunteers, including quilts; crochet and knitted items; blankets; aprons; baby items; ceramics; pottery; paintings; jewelry; and much more. The winter event -- which will include a variety of Christmas and holiday gift items -- is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2-7 at 235 East Holding Ave. Donations of craft items are encouraged. All proceeds for both sales go to the senior center. Resources for Seniors volunteers work throughout the year making items for the two sales events -- and also donate their time to many community service projects, from making pillows for hospitalized children to blankets for Project Linus. Call 919-554-4111 or visit for more information.


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Rapid Refill Ink Profile OWNERS: Lynn and Shawna Goins YEAR OPENED: 2006 ADDRESS: 7851 Alexander Promenade Place, #110 PHONE: 919-293-0930 EMAIL: WEBSITE: FACEBOOK: OTHER LOCATION: 6401 Plantation Point, Suite 109 919-876-8101

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First Graduates Leaving Legacy at Heritage High

Heritage High School, which opened in 2010, graduates its first students in June – and school officials feel the class has positively helped shape the campus culture of energetic students with immense school spirit. “It is the Class of 2013 who will set the standard for others to follow,” said Deirdra Williams, Heritage’s Dean of Counseling and Student Services. “This class did not have anyone to follow or look up to, so they are all true leaders who have navigated through their senior year without peer advisors.” The first Heritage senior class numbers 355 (20 of whom graduated mid-year), out of a school-wide count of

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more than 1,800, and Williams noted the difficulties of being the first ones to collect diplomas at the school. “Being the first with many eyes watching what you do is pressure in itself,” she said. Williams indicated the senior class is definitely leaving a legacy for future classes to follow. “Really, if you take a close look at every corner of the school where students are active, they are leaving the traditions and legacies for underclassmen to follow,” she said. “They’ve been a big part of

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athletics, the arts, our academic and career technical activities and as a whole, collected numerous awards and recognitions.” These are the things that help to make a name for Heritage High, Williams continued. “Moreover, many seniors have made connections to the community through their participation in leadership and other conferences,” she said. “They have forged as student led and mentorguided group. Their involvement and connection to our community partners is

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It is the Class of 2013 who will set the standard for others to follow. DEIRDRA WILLIAMS Dean of Counseling and Student Services, definitely a legacy. Their overall labor to cultivate a climate that became their own was fascinating and will be a tremendous part of the history of the school.� Heritage’s first Senior Class Night and reception is at 7 p.m. May 23 at the Heritage High main gym). Graduation is 6 p.m. June 10 at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh.

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Unwind, Explore, Play and Learn

North Raleigh’s Durant Nature Park Offers Unique Opportunity to Explore Natural Beauty

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By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

What better way to unwind, explore, play, and learn about nature than with a visit to Durant Nature Park in North Raleigh. Visitors will enjoy a variety of amenities, including five miles of trails, two lakes, easy access to the city of Raleigh greenway system, rental facilities, picnic shelters, and a playground for the kids. This 237-acre hidden natural gem in the middle of a bustling city also offers a self-guided interpretive tree trail, year-round environmental education programs on a variety 38

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of topics, a bird and butterfly garden, fishing opportunities, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff who love this beautiful park and are excited to share it with others. “I am amazed at the amount of people I run across who never knew Durant Nature Park was here,” said Amy Corbally, park manager. “Once they discover us, however, we become their favorite destination.” Durant Nature Park, formerly known as Camp Durant, was headquarters for the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The city purchased the property from the scouts in 1979 and turned the property into a nature park. May | June 2013

There is something for everyone at the park – from nature journaling, wildlife observation, nature photography, fishing, nature programs, and hiking the scenic trails. The Lower Lake trail, which is approximately one mile, is a popular trail affording wonderful views of our lake. The Secret Creek trail, approximately a half a mile, runs along a meandering creek and is a popular spot for young children and a great place to find evidence of animal tracks. Visitors up for a longer hike will enjoy the Border trail, which is approximately two miles in length and runs along the perimeter of the park. “This park is so special, and I find

I am amazed at the amount of people I run across who never knew Durant Nature Park was here.

it extremely rewarding to be able to help instill in others an appreciation of nature or a newfound sense of wonder about our natural world,” said Corbally. “Each season offers something unique for our visitors to enjoy, from spring wildflowers, monarch caterpillars, fall foliage, or nesting owls, there are always exciting happenings going on in this beautiful neck of the woods.”

AMY CORBALLY, Durant Nature Park Manager

Durant Nature Park Profile ADDRESS: 8305 Camp Durant Road DIRECTIONS: Off Durant Road, east of Capital Boulevard (north of I-540) MANAGER: Amy Corbally PARK HOURS: Dawn to dusk PARK OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., M-F PHONE: 919-870-2871 WEBSITE: ACTIVITIES: Birding, hiking, fishing, special activities, events, summer camps, wildlife observation, more

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Maria Leon’s Kahlua Flan Ingredients For the caramel: 1 cup


For the flan mixture: 5



14 oz cans, condensed milk

1 ½

12 oz cans, evaporated milk

6 oz

2% milk

5 tbsp


1 tsp

Vanilla extract

¼ tsp


½ cup

Sugar (Optional)

Supplies needed • Double boiler * • Non-stick saucepan • Large mixing bowl * This recipe utilizes a double boiler with a 2 L glass mold and one 2.5 L fluted glass mold.

Directions 1.


To make the caramel, melt 1 cup of sugar in a non-stick saucepan at medium temperature. When the sugar is melted, pour the liquid (caramel) into the 2.5 fluted glass mold on the double boiler, and move the mold

around to coat the bottom and the sides of the dish. Be careful that the caramel does not come in contact with your skin at any time, as this is a very painful burn. 3. Set the dish aside and let the caramel cool until it crackles (can place in the refrigerator to speed the process). 4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 5. While the caramel is cooling down, crack the 5 eggs into a large mixing bowl and hand beat lightly. 6. Add the sugar, salt, vanilla extract, Kahlua and blend well. 7. Add the condensed, evaporated and 2% milk and blend well until all the ingredients are well incorporated. 8. Check the caramel, and once it has cooled in the 2.5 L fluted mold, pour all the liquid flan mixture into it. 9. Pour 2 cups of hot water into the 2 L glass mold of the double boiler. 10. Place the 2.5 L fluted mold (containing the flan mixture) on top of the 2 L glass

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mold (the bottom of the 2.5 L glass mold will be sitting on the hot water). Place the molds in the center rack of your oven. Cook at 350 degrees for (1-1½ hours). Check the flan when you approach the 1 hour time point. The flan is done when it passes the “tried and true toothpick test” – insert a toothpick into the center of the flan and, if it comes out dry to the touch, the flan is done. Remove the bottom glass mold with the water. Let the glass mold with the flan cool until easy to handle. Once the flan has slightly cooled, place it in the refrigerator. It is suggested the flan be made a day ahead of any occasion, so that it gets very cold; this brings out all the flavors. When ready to serve, run a knife around the edge of the fluted glass mold. Place a serving platter upside down on top of the flan and flip over the platter and the glass mold. The flan will slide onto the platter.

Flan An Important Part Of Family’s Celebrations Maria Leon’s Kahlua Flan has been an important part of her family’s celebrations for many years. “It was handed down to me by my mother and passed along from Spain to Cuba by the women before her,” she said. A Wake Forest resident, Leon describes the recipe as one that’s fairly easy to prepare and customize, because flan is essentially milk, sugar and eggs. “I recommend making the recipe as is, and later work with other combinations in order to make it your own,” she noted. “If you like a heavier liqueur flavor, add more tablespoons of your selected liqueur. If you want to decrease the sweetness, leave out the sugar and leave it up to the condensed milk to sweeten the dish. Just play around with it, have fun and trust your taste buds until you reach your perfect flavor.” Leon said she tweaks the recipe in a number of ways. “I have used my taste buds to make many different variations throughout the years. For example, you can substitute evaporated and whole milk for the condensed milk or make different milk combinations,” she said. “You can also substitute Harvey’s Bristol Cream or Amaretto for Kahlua. I receive regular requests for flan from friends and family, and I am always happy to comply and surprise.” And Leon also suggests adding a personal touch to the finished flan. “I usually decorate it with cherries, because they look pretty and I love eating them!” she said. 40

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Six Sundays in Spring Series Fills WF with Rhythm, Blues and Soul Once again, this year’s Six Sundays in Spring concert series is jazzed up with a whole lot of rhythm, blues and soul. Offering a variety of music for nearly every interest, Wake Forest ARTS’ Six Sundays provides more than a month of free outdoor concerts suitable for the entire family. The series kicked off April 28 and continue each Sunday through June 2 at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, in Wake Forest. A new variety of refreshments will be available for purchase during the concerts, with money supporting local veterans and area businesses. Attendees are welcome to bring their picnic baskets and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No alcohol is allowed on park property, including parking lots. Area bands offer entertainment beginning at 3 p.m. each Sunday during the series. The following headliner bands will play from 5 to 7 p.m.: May 5 — In contrast to a more conventional musical performance, Transit Vocal Band uses only their voices as the instrument. Listen for the leads and harmonies as well as a rhythm section. Hear a sneak peak at May 12 — Mix it up with MikeMickXer, a trio performing rockabilly, reggae, rhythm and blues, country, blues and rock and roll. Cover songs include Ain’t No Sunshine, Ring of Fire and The Way U Do the Things U Do. For information, visit May 19 — Ben Payton and Boo Hanks will perform acoustic blues. Payton’s music passion stems from living in Mississippi

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Local youths at a Six Sundays in Spring concert last year, sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS Photo Courtesy Wake Forest ARTS

and Chicago growing up. Payton recently performed at the American Folklife Center’s Homegrown Concert Series hosted by the Library of Congress. In his biography, Hanks said when people hear him they think it’s two guitars. At age 79 he made his first recording and at 82, performed at Lincoln Center and Belgium. For information, visit boo-hanks and May 26 — Also with international experience is vocalist Ghezzi, who has been performing since age 7. Her awards include a Billboard top 100. For information, visit June 2 — For the final concert, sponsored by the town of Wake Forest, get a healthy dose of the old-time string band Big Medicine. This concert features a blend of fiddle tunes, ballads, heart songs hymns and early bluegrass. For information, visit The concerts are made possible by grants from United ARTS of Raleigh and Wake County and the Town of Wake Forest. While the events are free to attend, donations are appreciated. For more information about Wake Forest ARTS and Six Sundays, or in case of inclement weather, visit

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Record 2012 for NC Farmers, And Big Projections This Year North Carolina farmers experienced a record year in 2012, and projections are up in several categories this year, according to government agencies. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, North Carolina winter wheat plantings in 2013 are expected at 960,000 acres – up a whopping 16 percent over last year. In addition, corn plantings this year are expected at 890,000 acres – up 3 percent over last year. Flue-cured tobacco farmers and hay producers also project increased acreage this year. In 2012, North Carolina farmers produced record yields per acre of cotton, peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, according to figures released by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. SOURCE: NC Department of Agriculture

Raleigh Adds 20 Miles of New Trails to its Greenway System Raleigh added 20 miles of new trails to the Capital Area Greenway System, with the opening of the lower section of the Neuse River Trail. The new section generally runs along the Neuse River and extends all the way to the Wake County/Johnston County line. In addition, three bridges now cross the waterway, providing trail connections into Wake Forest and Knightdale. The trail is a 10-foot wide asphalt pathway, with numerous boardwalks, that winds its way through such diverse settings as wetlands, mature forests, creeks, agriculture fields, and several parks. Parking is available in several locations. For more information, visit SOURCE: Raleigh Parks and


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Recreation Department’s Leisure Ledger

Number of Paddlings Drops At North Carolina Schools

Fewer North Carolina school districts are using paddling to enforce discipline, according to a new North Carolina State Board of Education report. About a dozen school districts in the state still allow corporal punishment. Local school boards make the decision on whether to permit paddling. The report indicated a 55 percent drop in paddling in the 2011-2012 school year, with 404 incidents counted. Two out of three paddlings last year were in Robeson County. SOURCE: NC State Board of Education

NC Film Industry Off to a Fast Start After Record Year in 2012 Last year was a record-breaking year for the film industry in North Carolina – and 2013 is off to a fast start as well. Productions had a direct in-state spend in excess of $376 million and created more than 4,100 crew positions for the state’s highly skilled workforce, according to the North Carolina Film Office. All told, productions created nearly 20,000 job opportunities—including talent and background extra positions -- for North Carolinians (eclipsing 2011’s $220 million in spending and 3,300 crew positions). Nearly 50 productions registered with the state film office and filmed in North Carolina in 2012.  Those productions amassed over 4,100 production days with filming taking place in more than 30 of the state’s 100 counties. Highlights of the 2012 year include the production of the blockbuster feature Iron Man 3 and Season 2 of the award winning television drama Homeland. SOURCE: NC Film Office

Highway Deaths Increase, But Numbers Still Below Averages North Carolina saw roadway deaths increase last year, but state Department of Transportation figures show the number is still down significantly from a few years ago. NCDOT reports 1,224 people were killed in automobile accidents in 2012 – including 23 bicyclists and 170 pedestrians. That compares with an average of 1,560 between 2001 and 2006. May | June 2013

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Artists’ Entries Sought for Juried Show in Downtown Wake Forest Wake Forest Public Art Commission (PAC) is celebrating the completion of the South White Streetscape project and Wake Forests’ first two pieces of town-funded public art by issuing a “Call to Artists” for its upcoming juried art show, entitled “Foundations – Renaissance Exhibition.” The PAC is accepting amateur and professional artists’ applications from now through Friday, May 17. Interested artists may apply by emailing digital images of their artwork – along with their full name, mailing address and phone number – to Agnes Wanman Be sure to include the work’s title and a brief statement explaining how the work reflects the spirit of Downtown Wake Forest’s Renaissance Area.


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The entry fee is $10 for the first submission and an additional $5 for each subsequent entry. Digital images must be oriented correctly and submitted in JPEG format (file size cannot exceed four megabytes). A jury comprised of PAC members will review each art piece to determine the extent to which it reflects the spirit of the Downtown Renaissance Area and meets artistic standards. Artists will be notified about the selection of their work no later than Friday, May 24. All accepted works of art will be displayed at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., on Friday, June 14, as part of the “Foundations – Renaissance Exhibition.” The exhibit will be held in town hall’s ground floor meeting room from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to coincide with Downtown Wake Forest’s

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regularly scheduled Art After Hours. During the reception, the PAC will announce the first, second and third place award winners (first place winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card; second place, a $50 Visa gift card; and third place, a copy of the book, Connections…100 Years of Wake Forest History). Each award winners’ work of art will remain on display at town hall through Friday, July 12. Prior to the reception, the PAC will officially unveil Wake Forest’s first two pieces of town-funded public art during a special ribbon cutting ceremony. The commemoration will begin at 6 p.m. in downtown Wake Forest’s Jones Plaza, located at South White Street and East Jones Avenue. Designed by nationally renowned artist Robert Tully, the two sculptural seating pieces will be installed in May. For complete details on the PAC’s “Call to Artists,” visit or contact Agnes Wanman at


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919 ›› FINAL BELL Raleigh Ranks

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For Growth of Women-Owned Businesses A recent American Express report ranks North Carolina third in the nation in terms of the growth in the number of women-owned businesses. North Carolina trailed only Georgia and Texas on the list, and was the only state to see growth of more than 100 percent. The firm’s Open Study report indicated 267,000 women-owned businesses currently in North Carolina, which represents a 90 percent increase since 1997 (compared to a 59 percent increase nationally). States with the lowest growth rate for womenowned businesses included Alaska, West Virginia, Iowa, Ohio and Kansas. SOURCE: American Express Open Study

Seventy-eight percent of all residents in the RaleighCary area feel safe walking along at night where they live – the second highest percentage among the 50 largest U.S. Metropolitan areas. In new information released by Gallop, Raleigh-Cary tied with DenverAurora, CO, in second place. Both trailed Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN in the rankings. Memphis, TN, was identified as the metro area where residents felt the least safe, followed by New Orleans, LA, Riverside-San Bernardino, CA, HoustonBaytown, TX and Jacksonville, FL.

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National Federation of Independent Business ranks Raleigh as the second best place in the U.S. to start a business. Raleigh gains accolades in the rankings due to a burgeoning population, safety, affordable housing, and a fast-growing job market. Number one on the list was California’s Silicon Valley. Following Raleigh on the list was Madison, WI; Austin, TX; and Boulder, CO. SOURCE: National Federation of Independent Business


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