Boys & Girls Club needs supplies

LOUISBURG — The Boys & Girls Club of North Central N.C. in Louisburg has put together a list of supplies they would like. The wish list includes: •Board games •Cards and card games •Jump ropes •Kickballs •Electric and manual pencil sharpeners •CPU for front desk (for signing...

Church hosts food pantry, meal

ROLESVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 605 E. Young Street, hosts a food pantry every third Saturday at 10 a.m. Free produce and other food items are given to those in need. The next pantry will be April 19. Also on April 19, the church will serve a free, hot meal at 11:35 a.m....
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The new Ace in Rolesville

Rolesville’s Ace Hardware celebrates its grand opening Saturday. Shoppers are invited to enjoy free Nathan’s hot dogs and cooking demonstrations by Weber Grills starting at 10 a.m. A cornhole tournament is scheduled at noon, along with chainsaw carvings featuring Stihl power...

Stress Less 5K Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Runners are invited to take part in the Stress Less 5K starting Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 450 N. Main St. As part of her senior project at Franklin Academy, Aly Chura has organized the run to support her thesis on the benefits of...
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Enter the dragon

Siblings love the dragon ride at the carnival for the Kids set up at the Wake Forest Home Depot parking lot. The fun continues through the weekend.

Soil and Water meeting April 17

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District board meeting is scheduled Thursday, April 17, at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Soil and Water District office in the Franklin County Agricultural Services Center, 101 South Bickett Blvd., Suite B,...
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Nguyen, Liles to wed

RALEIGH — Mr. and Mrs. Son Van Nguyen, of Raleigh, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Nhung Nguyen to Derek Jackson Liles, both also of Raleigh. Parents of the groom are Ms. Sue Liles, of Raleigh, and Mr. Mitchell Liles, of Chocowinity, N.C. Grandparents of the...
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HerbFest returns for 15th year

WAKE FOREST — As part of the Wake Forest Outdoors series of spring events, HerbFest returns to Festival Park, 525 S. White St., April 19-28. A large selection of non-GMO organic herbs, heritage tomatoes, heirloom vegetable plants and locally grown perennials will be available for...

Spring concert tomorrow

VANCE COUNTY — The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its annual spring concert tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s main campus. Admission is free and the public is invited. VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock is the band’s primary conductor. He will...

Rabies shot clinics offered

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Now is the time to get your pets vaccinated against rabies and save a bundle while you’re at it. Over the next few Saturdays, several Franklin County Animal Services will offer $5 rabies vaccines at several locations. By law, all cats and dogs four months and...

Trentini dinner April 12

WAKE FOREST — The 34th annual Trentini Foundation scholarship banquet is scheduled April 12 at 6 p.m. at The Forks Cafeteria in downtown Wake Forest. On tap to speak at the event is Wake Forest High standout basketball player, Graham Bunn. After graduating in 1997, Bunn played...

Museum to host Bluegrass

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Museum of History will once again host The Red River Connection Bluegrass Band April 13 at 3 p.m. The is the last time the band will play in North Carolina as several band members will be moving back home to Oklahoma. Admission is free. Donations to...

Field Day on the Farm

FRANKLINTON — Tar River Land Conservancy is holding Field Day on the Farm, an afternoon of food, live music, kids activities, raffles and a guided nature hike April 12, 11:30-3 p.m. Perfect for a family outing, registration is due April 7 for the catered lunch at the farm of...

Bluegrass, barbecue to benefit S.T.A.R.

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest American Legion hosts a Blue Grass & Barbecue fundraiser April 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at 225 E. Holding Ave. The Wildwood Valley Ramblers will entertain, and home-cooked barbecue is on the menu. Proceeds from the event will benefit S.T.A.R....

Rolesville waste service changing

ROLESVILLE – In-town residents can expect a change to their waste service beginning Wednesday, April 16. The town’s contractor, Waste Industries, which serves all Rolesville residents, will begin picking up both garbage and recycling waste on Wednesdays. Waste service is...

Reproduction Wright glider soars at history museum

RALEIGH —  A full-scale reproduction of the glider that Orville Wright and British aviator Alexander Ogilvie flew at Kill Devil Hills in 1911 now soars inside the entrance at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The object is based on the glider the men used from Oct. 16 to 26...
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Youngsville welcomes new dentist office

Surrounded by members of her staff and the community, Janice Clark, DDS , PA, second from left, cuts the ribbon to celebrate Clark Family Dentistry’s new location, 680 U.S. 1 North in Youngsville.

Celebrate quilts

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Art Council, along with Person Place, is hosting a Quilt Trail Spring Celebration April 12-13 at Person Place, 605 N. Main St., Louisburg. The event runs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, and it teaches the history and cultural...

Youngsville High reunion plans come together

YOUNGSVILLE — Plans are being finalized for Youngsville’s High School Reunion picnic May 3. The Museum Committee is predicting 200 by the second week of April. Alumni are asked to please respond by the first week of April if possible as the memory book has to be compiled and...
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Finch talks the blues at DAR

WAKE FOREST — Dan Finch, owner and potter from Finch Pottery and Homes for Bluebirds in Bailey, spoke to the Wake Forest Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at its March gathering. He talked about the eastern bluebird’s eradication and resurgence over the last 40...

Chamber to host education summit April 8

WAKE FOREST — Dr. June Atkinson, the state superintendent of public schools, will be the keynote speaker for the April 8 Education Summit being hosted by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce from 8 a.m. until 10 at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd. The purpose of the Education...

Have fun at Youngsville Fire Family Day April 12

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville Fire Department Family Fun Day is April 12 starting at 11 a.m. at Hill Ridge Farm Convention Center on Tarboro Road. Families are invited to enjoy hot dogs, $8 chicken plates to eat in or take out and have lots of fun with the kids.

Farmers market begins summer hours

WAKE FOREST — Starting Saturday, The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon for its regular season. Customers may purchase local beef, chicken, lamb, goat and duck meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, gluten-free baked goods, herbs and soon — hot house tomatoes...

Autism expo this weekend

RALEIGH — The annual Autism Expo will take place at the N.C. fairgrounds in Raleigh Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In an effort to unite families with questions and experts with answers, speakers will cover topics including a variety of therapies, Individual Education...