Optimists offer essay scholarship

WAKE FOREST — The Optimist Club of Wake Forest invites students under 19 who haven’t yet graduated to submit an essay on the topic — How Dreams Lead to Success. Essays should be 700 to 800 words and are due at the local Optimist club by Feb. 19. In addition to developing skills...

Youngsville High reunion planned in May

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville High School plans a reunion for all alumni through 1978 when the school closed. The event is set for the Youngsville Museum of History the first weekend in May. The weekend kicks off with a basketball game at the old Youngsville High School gym Friday,...
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Bakers mark 50 years

Larry and Louise Baker, of Rolesville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, with a family celebration hosted by their children and grandchildren at their home. The couple has one son, Larry Baker Jr., and his wife, Debbie, of Sims, N.C.; and a...

Leadership Franklin set to begin

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Leadership Franklin, a three-month program beginning March 12 with a series of six full-day sessions, provides a diverse group of existing and emerging leaders the chance to experience many of the challenges and opportunities facing the county. Participants...

Dress up and help some kids

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company in downtown Wake Forest hosts the 2nd annual Puttin’ on the Ritz masquerade ball to benefit Mercy for America’s Children, Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. The event will be emceed by Hollywood actor and comedian, Brady Matthews, and feature live music...