Lachniet graduates

WAKE FOREST — Col. Mark W. Lachniet has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer...

Tiny chef creates big competition in annual barbecue tourney

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Meet Emerald Richards, who could become the next star of barbecue at the 5th annual Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands Fest. Emerald has been barbecuing for half her life. With a custom-height Weber grill and free rein of her kitchen’s spice...

Artists’ tour triples in size

Explosion in artists, venues for Sept. 6-7 art walk. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Normally, when announcing their annual Tour of Artists, the Wake Forest Guild of Artists sends out a press release. This year, they sent five. They may have run out of page space, writing about all...

RST to resume work

River crossing permit clears hurdle; fiber-optic company customers could be online within a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The company that promised super-speed fiber optic Internet to the community has been waiting for months on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a...

Four-car crack-up

WAKE FOREST — A tow truck operator hauls away a Ford following a multi-vehicle collision Tuesday on Rogers Road near Real McCoy’s. Wake Forest police say drivers of three vehicles were in the left lane waiting to turn at 3:15 p.m. when the Ford was struck from behind by a Nissan,...