Adams’ memorial service Friday

WAKE FOREST — A celebration of life memorial service for Timothy Michael Adams, 18, of Wake Forest, will take place Friday at 6 p.m., at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned July 5 in the Tuckaseigee River...

Cast chosen for Helium theater production

Forest Moon Theater Company to present comedy/drama in September. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company has selected the cast for its next play, Helium, which will be presented at the town’s new Renaissance Centre Sept. 19-27. The cast consists of Lisa Binon as...

‘Can’t wait for Chirba, Chirba!’

Wake Forest’s first food truck rodeo is Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There is nothing quite so enticing to modern man (and woman!) as the thought of filling up one’s stomach with delicious food. So area residents are pleased to hear about a food truck rodeo coming to...

Sponsors sought for Purple Heart dinner

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available — and sponsors are still needed — for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Wake...

Clint Black to play Sept. 23

LOUISBURG — A country music legend will be leavin’ here a better man, having performed to raise money for a good cause. The Friends of the Franklin County Cancer Center will host Clint Black in a concert to benefit breast cancer Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Louisburg College...

Riverside HS gathers after 50 years

LOUISBURG — Approximately 50 members of the Riverside High School class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion June 7 at the school on West River Road in Louisburg. The reunion included a tour of the building that housed the school in 1964, live entertainment and a meal. Former...

Franklin County SPCA news

FRANKLIN COUNTY —The Meow Luau is scheduled Saturday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Wake Forest’s Holding Park pool, 133 W. Owen Ave. Tickets are available through Friday at the Franklin County SPCA office, 1614 U.S. 1, Youngsville. Call 919-556-0954 for more information. Foster homes...

Blood needed at upcoming drives

WAKE FOREST — The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the past 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer...

Despite shooting, PreddyFest to go on

FRANKLINTON — Rod-ney Preddy, longtime Franklin-ton resident and promoter of the successful summer bluegrass festival, lost an eye shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by what is being called a stray bullet in Oxford. But that’s not going to stop PreddyFest from taking...

See the horse farms Aug. 1

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County’s cooperative extension is hosting its 19th annual horse-farm tour Aug. 1. The driving tour begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration at 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. Three stops are on the tour — Trails End Farm, Wildwynn Stables and Sandy Hill...

Become Alzheimer’s aware

WAKE FOREST — One out of 10 seniors has Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2025, four in 10 will be living with the disease, according to the Wake Forest ALZ Aware Campaign. To mark August as Alzheimer’s month in Wake Forest, the town and Carillon Assisted Living invite businesses,...

Get ready for the rodeo

WAKE FOREST — Food Truck Rodeo, that is. Wake Forest’s inaugural Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot near Over the Falls on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplin...

4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...

Justice tractor show Sept. 5-6

LOUISBURG — The 14th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine show is set for Sept. 5 and 6, 9 miles north of Spring Hope on N.C. 581, between Spring Hope and Louisburg. Events include live country and gospel music and $7 spaghetti plates Friday starting at 5:30...

Harp concert feeds the hungry

Jim Robertson, left, and Robert Christesen, right, of the Wake Forest Rotary Club, present a check for $2,056.96 to Lewis Griffin of the Tri-Area Ministry food pantry. The funds were raised during the Jasmine Hogan harp concert at Wake Forest Baptist Church June 28.

TV winner chosen

The winning ticket for the Wake Forest American Legion’s TV raffle was drawn at the Farmer’s Market July 5. The winning number belonged to Earl Creutzberg of Wake Forest. His wife, Linda, pictured with raffle chairman Dan Irons, accepted the prize on his behalf.

Deeprose, Pittman engaged

WAKE FOREST — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deeprose of Wake Forest announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Guilford Deeprose, of Raleigh, to Dustin Blake Pittman, of Elm City. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Pittman of Elm City. The couple will wed Nov. 8, 2014, at St....

Forest Moon holding auditions for Helium

WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater is holding open auditions for Helium tonight (Thursday), from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St., for performances scheduled Sept. 19-22 and 26-27. Helium is a comedy about one of the serious aspects of growing olde...

Heritage Society meeting today

LOUISBURG — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will hold its monthly meeting today at 1 p.m. at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive (behind Bojangles). Renaté Sanders, teacher and family researcher, will present the program. New members and visitors are welcomed....

Keep cool at the museum in July

RALEIGH — The N.C. Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton St. in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. To register where indicated, call 919-807-7992. Admission is free unless otherwise noted and parking is free on weekend...

Rogers Family reunion July 27

The William Washington Rogers family will hold its 90th reunion Sunday, July 27 at 1 p.m. at Rolesville Baptist Church, 203 E. Young St. The reunion includes a potluck lunch. Everyone is invited to attend the morning worship service at RBC at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 9:30...

CROP Walk rally Aug. 12

WAKE FOREST — Volunteers will host a rally Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. for team captains participating in Wake Forest’s CROP Walk for Hunger 2014 in September. Churches, businesses and charity organizations are encouraged to send a representative to the rally at Heritage Baptist Church,...

health clinic, free pizza at Richland Creek Church

WAKE FOREST — As a part of its outreach mission, Live, Love, Serve, Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, will host a community health clinic July 25-26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. The services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis except...

Falconry workshop Aug. 23

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a falconry apprentice workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of prey,...