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High-speed fiber optic plans revealed

Town-sponsored forum answers questions, though some remain. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Shelby-based RST Fiber revealed Monday its plans for rolling out high-speed fiber optics to all the town residents who want it. During a town-sponsored forum at the Wake Forest Renaissance...
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The nuts and bolts of pecan farming

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — More than a dozen folks toured the Sasser Farm, located just north of Youngsville, to learn the nuts and bolts about pecan farming May 8. Facilitating the discussion, and dropping nuggets like, “Pecan farming is not for the faint of heart,” was Dr....

Blood drives scheduled

WAKE FOREST — Donors are needed for two upcoming blood drives in Wake Forest. •The Knights of Columbus blood drive is tomorrow from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 520 W. Holding Ave. To schedule an appointment, call Hank Pierwola at 919-556-3619 or e-mail...

Man gunned down in yard

FRANKLINTON — A man was gunned down and killed in a Church Street yard Tuesday night, Franklinton Police Chief John Green said in a release. At 10:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Hawkins Street after gunshots were heard in the vicinity. They found the victim lying...

Free screenings Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Lions Club will sponsor a free eye screening and hearing test in the Walmart parking lot Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals aged 6 years to 18 years old must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form and parent must be present during the...