Meet WWII heroes at museum

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historical Association will present a forum Sept. 28 featuring four local men who fought in World War II. The forum is being held in conjunction with the museum exhibit, Wake Forest in World War II, showing some of the ways families at home were...

Local young lady to compete in pageant

FRANKLINTON — Twelve-year-old Jazmine Jones, daughter of Lisa Hicks-Jones and Doriena Jones of Franklinton, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Raleigh pageant Oct. 4. Jazmine is an active seventh-grader at Cedar Creek Middle School. She participates in the...

Harris, Allen to wed

WAKE FOREST — Michael and Angie Harris announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Caroline Harris, of Wake Forest, to Clint Edward Allen, of Wendell. The groom-to-be is the son of Willie and Cindy Allen Jr., of Clayton, and grandson of Willie and Betty Allen, of...

Lamotta, Holland engaged

ROLESVILLE — John and Jeannete Lamotta announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Lynn Lamotta, to Travis Matthew Holland. Holland is the son of Darlene Holland and the late Gary Holland, of Selma, N.C. The bride is a graduate of Barton College in Wilson, and is employed as...

Democratic women meeting, dinner Sept. 25

RALEIGH — Democratic Women of Wake County will hold a dinner meeting Sept. 25 at NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The scheduled speaker is Anita Earls, civil rights attorney and executive director and founder of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. The...

Farm tour comes to town Sept. 20-21

WAKE FOREST — The 9th annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour, sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Whole Foods Market, will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at 27 sustainable farms in Durham, Wake, Franklin, Granville and Person counties — including...

Recruits needed for battle of the boats

Sept. 13 Falls Lake Fest adds canoe challenges. By David Leone FALLS — Paddlers of the highest degree are desired for a Jug-Oar-Knot canoe race and tug-o-war to take place during the annual Falls Lake Festival. The seventh annual nature and conservation fest takes place from 10...

Activities abound for seniors

WAKE FOREST — September is a busy month at the Northern Wake Senior Center. •AARP Smart Driver course takes place Sept. 11, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. •Constitution and government class starts Sept. 11, 9:30-11 a.m., and runs 10 week...

Woman’s Club back in action

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Woman’s Club, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community service organization, will begin its 2014-15 meetings tonight at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month (September through May), and...

Pancakes for pucks

WAKE FOREST — The Triangle Figure Skating Club will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebees, 11805 Retail Drive. All proceeds raised by the athletes will be used to help support their ice hockey athletes as they prepare for the new season. Tickets...

American Legion fish fry Sept. 19

FRANKLINTON — American Legion Post 52 is holding a fish fry fundraiser Friday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton. Dinner plates will be on sale for $8, and include buttered potatoes, slaw, hush puppies and a drink. Plate orders may be...

DuBois class of ’64 gathers

WAKE FOREST — The 1964 graduation class of DuBois High School celebrated its 50th reunion last weekend at Highwood’s Holiday Inn in Raleigh. Sherle Boone and Tassie Brooks, former class king and queen, served as master and mistress of ceremony. Thomas E. Jefferies, the guest of...

Catch a free movie downtown

WAKE FOREST — First Friday Flix returns to the Renaissance Centre Sept. 5, with a screening of Madagascar, featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cochen. The PG-rated, 2012 3D animated comedy starts at 7 p.m., and...

The pet portraitist

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Anyone over 30 has probably seen the TV ad that artist and advertising executive Dick Larsen created for that candy sucker. But Larsen, who these days operates out of a studio at the...

BBQ & Bands returns Sept. 13

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Chamber of Commerce hosts its Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands Fest Saturday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Redford Place Drive in downtown Rolesville. The fifth annual event features a three-category barbecue cook-off. The grills will heat up...

Music festival Sept. 20

CREEDMOOR — The 23rd annual Creedmoor Music Festival is slated for Sept. 20, complete with live music, food and craft vendors, a car show and a variety of children’s activities. The music lineup includes a high school marching band, elementary school choir, bluegrass, hip-hop,...

Tar River festival Sept. 13

LOUISBURG — The 25th annual Tar River Festival takes place Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Louis- burg and Riverbend Park. Arts, crafts and food vendors, along with businesses, organizations and nonprofit groups are encouraged to take part in the daylong festival,...

Grace Haven to hold flapjack fundraiser

WAKE FOREST — Grace haven Baptist Fellowship Church will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Applebee’s, 11805 Retail Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door or may be purchased by calling 919-671-2340. All proceeds raised will go to develop missionary programs...

Gann completes training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Gann graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force...

Eagle Scouts honored

From left, Patrick Watts, Ryan McLain, Sam McLain, Troy Despain and Casey Epps, of Troop No. 305 in Wake Forest, were named to the prestigious Eagle Scout Court of Honor in a ceremony Aug. 10 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Teen to compete in state pageant

WAKE FOREST — Miss Wake Forest Teen USA 2015 Victoria Miller, 16, will compete for the North Carolina title Oct. 10 and 11 in High Point. A junior at Heritage High, she is the daughter of Charlie and Teresa Hamaty. Miller is a longtime member of the Wake Forest Boys & Girls...

Newhouses celebrate 50th

WAKE FOREST — Neal and Elizabeth Newhouse of Wake Forest celebrated their 50th anniversary recently with a family party given by their children, Joy, Neal Joseph and Jeffrey and his wife, Rhonda. They also have eight grandchildren: Ashley, Austin, Zack, Zoey, Katie, Nicholas,...

Rose completes War College

WAKE FOREST — Col. Michelle M. Rose 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...

Chappells celebrate 60th

FRANKLINTON — H.W. and Jean Chappell of Franklinton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 13 at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. The couple has two sons, Mike Chappell and his wife, Linda, of Wake Forest, and Terry Chappell and his wife, Cathy, of Raleigh. They also have two...