Teen Mistaken for Burglar In Own Home Pepper Sprayed By Police

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WTVD) –

The parents of a Wake County high school student are outraged that police pepper-sprayed him inside their home after a neighbor mistook him for an intruder.

It happened Monday afternoon on England Avenue in Fuquay-Varina.

Ricky and Stacy Tyler have fostered 18-year-old DeShawn Currie for about a year. The Tylers, their three young children and DeShawn moved to Fuquay-Varina in July. They said while they’re still getting to know their neighbors, it’s hurtful someone would assume DeShawn was a burglar just for going about his normal routine of walking home after school.

“He’s my baby boy just as much as my other three children are,” said Stacy.

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Community Events

Source: http://www.fuquay-varina.org/community-information/community-events-newsletter/

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EVENTS


Movies in the Park

Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina and Cornerstone Church

Every Friday in September at 7:45 pm – See Schedule Below

South Park, 900 S. Main Street

Movies in the Park are back for a 10th season!  Bring your lawn chair or blanket for an evening of fun under the stars. Movies are free, family-friendly and begin at 7:45 pm at South Park. More info.

 

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, September 5: Charlotte’s Web

Friday, September 12: Rio 2

Friday, September 19: Hotel for Dogs

Friday, September 26: Turbo

Garden Party
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Garden Club
Saturday, September 6, 1-4 pm
Adult guests will partake in a luncheon, entertainment, a hat contest, lawn games, and many raffle opportunities among a beautiful, home garden. Don’t miss out on this fun, bi-annual event! Pre-sale tickets are available at The Garden Hut, David Anthony’s Gifts, Magnolia House Gallery, and Ashley’s Art Gallery for $12. You can also purchase tickets online at Eventbrite. Tickets are limited and will be sold for $15 on the party day if available. The event will take place rain or shine.

Carillon Antique Roadshow

Sponsored by:  Friends of the Museum 

Saturday, September 6, 1- 4 pm

Carillon Assisted Living, 6516 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay-Varina

Wondering what those family heirlooms and treasured keepsakes are worth?  Find out at our Antique Road Extravaganza!  This is a fundraiser benefiting The Friends of the Museum with an appraiser on site! The last admittance will be at 3:30 p.m. Advance tickets available at Carillon and through The Friends of the Museum.  Tickets are $25 per item to be evaluated; limit two tickets per person. All proceeds to benefit The Friends of the Museum.  To RSVP, call or email to RSVP.Fuquay-Varina@carillonassistedliving.com.

 

Candidate Forum

Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, September 9, 7 pm

Stars Theater, 123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC  

The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce will host two candidate forums in conjunction with the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.  At this forum, meet candidates for NC state house and senate and sheriff. www.fuquay-varina.com

 

Fall for the Arts

Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Arts Council

Friday, September 12, 5-9 pm

Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Fall for the Arts, a special edition of the Art after Dark 2nd Friday Art Walk in Fuquay-Varina, will take place on Friday, September 12 from 5-9pm.  The evening will include a variety of creative events and activities including an Artist and Crafter’s Market, live local music, a drum circle, open mic, local artwork, creative activities for kids, Rickshaw Rides, and more! Visit www.FVartscouncil.org for more information.

 

Candidate Forum

Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, September 17, 7 pm

Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine Street, Holly Springs, NC

The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce will host two candidate forums in conjunction with the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.  At this forum, meet candidates for Wake County Commissioner.  www.fuquay-varina.com

 

Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina Concert 

Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina

Thursday, September 18, 6-9 pm

Centennial Square, 102 N. Main Street

Come find out what your friends are talking about!  The concert series kicked off in August with a crowd of more than 600 folks listening to fantastic music under the stars!  The FM2FV Concert Series features regional acts playing a variety of music in a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

The Stone Age Romeos will headline the second Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina concert on Thursday, September 18 from 6-9 pm.  Coolers are not allowed but Aviator and Draft Line Breweries, Adam’s Vineyard, Anna’s Pizza and other food vendors will be onsite to provide food and drinks for a fee.  Mimi the Clown will entertain the kids for free!

 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this outdoor venue!  Please leave animals comfortably at home.  Find out more!

 

Downtown Bounty

Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown

Saturday, September 27, 3-7 pm

Downtown Varina Shopping District

This exciting event is a celebration of fresh local foods and community spirit. Local farmers, restaurants and downtown merchants will come together to celebrate a day of Downtown Bounty in the historic Varina shopping district. There will be music, vendors, merchant specials and an assortment of family fun that has become a signature event in downtown Fuquay-Varina. www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com

 

Out of Darkness Fuquay-Varina Community Walk

Sponsored by:  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Sunday, September 28, Registration 1 pm; Walk 2-4 pm

South Park

The second annual Out of Darkness Fuquay-Varina Community Walk will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at South Park on the Jeff Wells Environmental Greenway in Fuquay-Varina from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 1:00 p.m. Proceeds raised from the walk will go towards the North Carolina state chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The inaugural event held last September included over 100 walkers and raised over $14,000.

 

Please consider joining this cause. Register as a walker or to make a donation or contact Walk Co-Chair Lisa Hoover at lmhoover98@yahoo.com.

 

Holly Springs Community Band Fall Concert

Friday, October 3, 7:30 pm

Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine Street, Holly Springs

Admission is Free – Family Friendly.  Donations to Holly Springs Food Cupboard are gladly accepted! Reservations Recommended Call 919-567-4000 for tickets.

 

The Big Sweep – Help Clean Up Fuquay-Varina!

Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina Engineering and P&R Departments 

Saturday, October 4, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park, 301 Wagstaff Road

If you are concerned about the quality of local water, tired of seeing trash washed up after every storm, or just want to make your community a healthier, more beautiful place, then this is your chance. Through the national Big Sweep Campaign EVERYONE is invited to help clean up our streams, wetlands, ponds, and lakes. Groups will be given the materials they need and then fan out across the Fuquay area to clean sweep targeted waterways.

 

Please pre-register with Zone Captain Randy Senzig at rsenzig@nc.rr.com or 919-270-9682.

 

Community Theater:  Almost, Maine

Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina and Stars Theater & Arts Center 

October 10, 11, 24 & 25

Stars Theater, 123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The Town of Fuquay-Varina is proud to partner with Stars Theater & Arts Center to provide some great Community Theater for this fall.

 

The first theater production will be Almost, Maine, a story about a town that finds their citizens falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.  It promises to be lots of fun!  Visit www.StarsTheaterAndArt.com to get tickets.

 

Fire Department Open House

Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week

Sponsored by the Town of Fuquay-Varina Fire Department

Saturday, October 11, 10 am – 3 pm

Station #1, 301 S. Fuquay Avenue

Visit Station #1 and learn about fire prevention and safety planning and have FUN!  Sparky the Fire Dog and Pluggie the Fire Hydrant will visit.  See fire prevention and equipment displays and witness great demonstrations!  Hand-on experience for young ones! Get more information!

 

Fuquay-Varina Night Out

Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina Police Department

Friday, October 17, 4 – 6:30 pm

West Jones Street Park, 115 West Jones Street

On Friday, October 17 from 4:00-6:30 pm, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors at W. Jones Street Park as the F-V Police Department hosts the first Fuquay-Varina Night Out.  This event is like a National Night Out Block Party, but with a local twist – we are having it in the fall when it’s cooler and on a Wake County School early release day!

 

Join us a fun evening to strengthen our neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Meet your local police officers, free food, bouncy house and lots of information!  More information!

 

Haunted Trail

Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina Parks & Recreation

Saturday, October 18, Family Fright:  5-6 pm; Full Fright: 7-9 pm

Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park, 301 Wagstaff Road

There’s nothing like a good fright and apparently lots of people agree!  Last year, the Parks & Recreation Department hosted the second Haunted Trail and more than 600 people attended, so we’re doing it again!  This year’s Haunted Trail will be on Saturday, October 18 at Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park (CHEEP) located at 301 Wagstaff Road.

Family Fright, appropriate for families with younger children, will be from 5-6 pm.   Full Fright, which will be scarier, will take place from 7-9 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.  The Haunted Trail is free, but please note there will be scary stuff, so enter at your own risk!  This is an outdoor activity with low lighting so remember to wear appropriate shoes, preferably tennis shoes and dress for the weather.  www.fvparks.org 

 

We are looking for volunteer actors and guides.  This is a great opportunity for teens!   There will be a volunteer meeting on Monday, September 22 at 7 pm at the F-V Community Center.  Come and be a part of the fun!

 

Trick or Treat in Downtown

Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown

Friday, October 31, 2-5 pm

Downtown Fuquay and Varina Districts

Parents are invited to dress-up their ghosts and goblins, grab a bag and visit the merchants that display the sign, “Trick or Treat Here!” www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com

 

Day in Downtown Festival

Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, November 1, 10 am – 4 pm

Downtown Fuquay District-Main Street

The 12th annual Day in Downtown Festival, organized by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, November 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm in the historic downtown Fuquay.  The event includes live dance and music demonstrations, a juried arts and crafts fair, a beer and wine festival, and a food truck rodeo. Enjoy the Downtown Chili Cook-off! Sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown.

 

Tee-Off For the Troops Golf Tournament

Tuesday, November 11

Sponsored by:  Military Missions in Action

Bentwinds Country Club

The Tee-Off for the Troops Golf Classic, held in recognition of Veterans Day, has a twofold goal—to recognize and honor our veterans, and to raise funds that enable Military Missions in Action (MMIA) to complete its projects and programs that support veterans with disabilities as well as active-duty veterans.

 

In just five years, tournament participation has grown from 118 players to 300 players, and has become Bentwinds Country Club’s premiere tournament.   Find out how to participate!

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS IN SEPTEMBER

Date Meeting Where
Mon., Sept. 8, 7 pm Parks & Rec Advisory Board Community Ctr, 820 S. Main St.
Mon., Sept. 8, 7 pm Board of Adjustment Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.
Mon., Sept. 15, 7 pm Planning Board Meeting Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.
Tues., Sept. 16, 7 pm Town Board of Commissioners Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.
Wed. Sept. 24 6:30 pm Cultural Arts Center Study Committee Admin Offices, 405 Spring Avenue

 

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY


Fuquay-Varina Museum Tours

Sponsored by:  Friends of the Museum

Wednesday, 10 am – 4 pm

131 Fuquay Avenue

The museums are a true treasure!  If you haven’t visited, make a point to visit them this summer!  www.fuquay-varina-museums.org

 

Fuquay Growers Market

Centennial Square

Wednesday:  3 pm  –  6 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 2 pm

The Growers Market features produce and foods from right here in North Carolina!  The market is now open weekly through October 25 on Saturday from 9 am-2 pm and on Wednesday from 3-6 pm and is located at Centennial Square at the corner of N. Main and E. Academy.  The market accepts debit and credit cards for shoppers’ convenience. www.growers-market.org 

 

Fuquay-Varina Library

133 S. Fuquay Avenue

M-F open 10 am – 9 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

Visit your Fuquay-Varina Library!  Learn more about programming for the month!