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Seminary pledges land to church

$3 million expansion boosted by gift to 178-year-old Wake Forest Baptist. By David Leone WAKE FOREST – There was a time when the seminary and the Baptist church on the corner of its campus were at odds with each other. No longer. In a move that one observer described as “very...
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Proposal floated to close pool

Residents object during commissioners’ meeting Tuesday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A proposal to consider filling in the town pool doesn’t wash with some residents, who are taking to the web and to town commissioners in protest. Commissioner Margaret Stinnett first made the...

Growth in Franklin County adds vitality to area

Study looks at traffic congestion; college updates community on new programs. By Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — Successful growth can only come by proper planning. Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) joined Shelby Powell, a representative...
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Wake Weekly hires experienced sales rep

Rusty Williamson has 25 years in newspapers. by David Leone What would you call a decades-long career in newspapers and a love for community? A recipe for success. The Wake Weekly family of community newspapers is pleased to announce the addition of Rusty Williamson to its sales...
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Substitute teacher arrested for sex offense

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A former substitute teacher was arrested Friday for allegedly taking indecent liberties with students at Jones Dairy Elementary School. Warrants were served on Brian Holt Self, 49, 301 Black Swan Way, for the three counts of taking indecent liberties,...