Lincoln Heights buzzing for bee winners Nine newspapers collaborated to start the National Spelling Bee in 1925. The program underwent a significant surge in popularity, thanks to live TV coverage on ESPN . The purpose in holding a Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.
All of the Lincoln Heights contestants demonstrated intelligence, poise and cou...
Centenarian celebrates with double the fun Lucile Rose enjoyed two separate celebrations of her 100th birthday. The first celebration was with friends and family at Bentwinds Country Club with over one hundred guests. The second celebration was on Monday, Feb. 25 (the anniversary of her 1913 birth year) with her friends at Windsor Point Retirement Community.
Before the party Lucille was in her room where she sat poised and calm, trying to keep a tiara in place but still looking swee...
Melodie Elaine Estes CorrespondentFuquay Varina Independent
‘No wrong door’ The Fuquay-Varina Area Community Collaborative will host an event March 14 in hopes of creating a “no wrong door” web-based server of service providers in the community.
The partnership hopes to help identify all community services available in the Fuquay-Varina area.
“That takes everybody’s input,” Thomas Ray of Youth Thrive said.
Also during the event, the group hopes to identify barriers in providing services.
Civic organizations, ...
Police offer tips to avoid scams locally According to local police officials, credit card crimes have risen in the Fuquay-Varina area. Police warn residents to be on the lookout for credit card fraud and other types of scams.
While Fuquay-Varina police officials have seen local residents fall victim to money frauds, scams and check frauds, they said the biggest type of fraud has involved credit cards.
“Credit card fraud seems to be a big issue,” Fuquay-Varina Public Informatio...
Stephanie Eaton Harvie Staff WriterFuquay 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...