McGehean, Parrish engaged

WAKE FOREST —Mike and Diane McGehean of Wake Forest announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Marie McGehean, of Kernersville, to Kevin Blaine Parrish, son of Kenneth and Betsy Parrish, all of Winston-Salem. The bride-to-be’s grandparents are Robert and Norma Giardina, of...
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Edwards, Thompson wed

WAKE FOREST — Ashley Anne Edwards and Charles Douglas Thompson were married June 21, 2014, at The Garden on Millbrook in Raleigh. The Reverend Les Burleson officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Edwards of Wake Forest. The groom is the son of Ms. Janice...
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Western store an instant hit

Tracie’s Boots & Buckles opens at Market of Wake Forest. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Tracie Mack has 15 years’ experience managing a western wear retail store in Raleigh. She knows how popular cowboy boots and accessories are. So it didn’t faze her when within days of...
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Happy birthday, U.S. Army!

Wake Forest VFW Commander Dennis Mecum, left, is assisted by Border Restaurant owner Jerry Ammon as they cut the cake celebrating the 239th birthday of the U.S. Army and Flag Day. A spaghetti dinner was held Saturday at the restaurant with proceeds benefiting Wounded Warriors and...

Rolesville Business Expo Today

ROLESVILLE — One of the highlights of this year’s Rolesville Community-Business Expo will be its location — the newly opened Thales Academy. The expo which is today, (Thursday), 4-8 p.m. will be held in the auditorium of the new facility located at 1201 Granite Falls Blvd.,...

Art tour scheduled

WAKE FOREST — The date has been set for the 19th annual Tour of Artists. Galleries in downtown Wake Forest and studios around town will be open Sept. 6 and 7, with artists in attendance to give demonstrations and talk about their work. Tour organizer Wake Forest Guild of Artists...

Soil & Water meeting today

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District board meeting will be held today (Thursday), June 19, at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Soil & Water District office in the Franklin County Agricultural Services Center, 101 South Bickett Blvd., Suite...

Senior center hosts resource fair June 26

WAKE FOREST — Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., hosts a resource fair June 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Businesses will be on hand to talk about the services and products they provide to seniors and the community, and door prizes will be awarded. The event is also a...

Pancake fundraiser in Rolesville Tuesday

ROLESVILLE — A pancake and sausage supper fundraiser has been organized by the Rolesville Masonic Lodge to help pay medical expenses for Darlene Stoker, the wife of former police chief Tim Stoker. The event takes place Tuesday at the lodge, 207 Pulley St., Rolesville. Pancakes...

Hope Lutheran sponsors giveaway

WAKE FOREST — The HopeChest Ministry at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road, is sponsoring a community clothing and housewares giveaway Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Families are invited to select seasonal clothing and houseware items at no cost. For more information, call...

Cox completes training

TEXAS — Air Force Airman Whitley A. Cox 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 core values, physical...

Freedom run Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The 2014 Freedom Run 5K, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187, is scheduled Saturday at 8 a.m., starting and ending at 225 E. Holding Ave. The run celebrates and supports veterans and active-duty military with the theme, Honoring Our World War II...

Fireworks and fun in Franklinton

  FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s Stand Up for America celebration takes place Thursday, July 3, at Franklinton Middle School, 224 Ram’s Way. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the first of three bands starts to play at 6 p.m., leading up to the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m....
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McGehean, Parris engaged

WAKE FOREST —Mike and Diane McGehean of Wake Forest announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Marie McGehean, of Kernersville, to Kevin Blaine Parrish, son of Kenneth and Betsy Parrish, all of Winston-Salem. The bride-to-be’s grandparents are Robert and Norma Giardina, of...
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Joyners celebrate 50th

RALEIGH — Gwen and Wayne Joyner of Raleigh celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering of friends and family at Rolesville Baptist Church Family Life Center May 24. The celebration was hosted by the couples’ children and spouses, Mike and Kim Joyner of Wake Forest,...
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Harrisons celebrate 60 years

  WAKE FOREST — Vermon and Beatrice Harrison of Wake Forest celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 12. The couple has two children, Pam Flack of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Kevin Harrison of Wake Forest. The Harrisons were married June 12, 1954, at the Wake Cross Roads...
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Fun Facts about America’s National Anthem

July 4, 2014 marks the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Fireworks will illuminate the night sky, the rich smell of barbecue will be in the air, and the country will be awash in red, white and blue splendor. Chances are the swelling melody ...