Church offers hope with free clinic

WAKE FOREST — Hope Lutheran Church is hosting Touched By Hope, a free community medical clinic, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast or lunch will be provided free of charge. Free services include medical, dental and optical screenings; a clothing closet; a food pantry,...

Loose leaf pickup back in season

WAKE FOREST — The town has resumed its annual loose leaf collection program. Follow these guidelines to avoid problems and help pickup go smoothly: •Rake leaves into piles behind the curb so they do not interfere with traffic or drainage. •Don’t mix sticks, rocks, pinecones,...

Deputy injured in crash

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A Franklin County sheriff’s deputy was seriously injured when his car was hit by a Youngsville man fleeing from Wake Forest Police Sunday night. The deputy, Andy Andrews, suffered a fractured vertebrae in his lower back, but is expected to recover...

Rolesville sets boundary hearing

Town tentatively approves annexation agreement with Raleigh. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners gave preliminary approval to update the annexation boundary agreement with Raleigh Monday night, a task they undertook two years ago, but were unable to complete due ...

Franklinton continues look at utility options

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — Town commissioners held a second workshop Monday night to explore their options regarding their water and sewer system. During the discussion, it became apparent that higher taxes and budget cuts — including reduction in town staff and possibly even...