Franklin Academy builds bridge to state

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy High School’s bridge-building team used their math, science and critical-thinking skills to take first place in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Region 2 bridge-building competition  recently. With an overall score of 72.4, a perfect...

School briefs — April 3, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Middle orientation Wakefield Middle School’s orientation for sixth graders will take place April 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Parents and students may tour the school, meet staff...

For the love of music

Band experiences in high school can be costly, but the results are worth it. Support Wake Forest High’s band programs with a great evening of comedy tomorrow. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Cost of a sousaphone — $5,000; participation in one season of marching band — $500;...
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(Update — found) Silver Alert issued for 79-year-old Franklinton man

UPDATE: The Franklin County Sheriff office reported this morning they have located O’Neal and have cancelled the Silver Alert. Monday, 2-17-14. LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff Department reported 79-year-old James Norman “The Normer” O’Neal missing...

Services update from town of Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — Although conditions have improved, area roads remain icy and dangerous. Area residents are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads as much as possible. Pedestrians should walk against traffic, wear bright clothing and try to stay out of the roads. Due to current...