Franklin County history told in photos

Louisburg historian’s new book goes on sale Monday. By David Leone FRANKLIN COUNTY — Did you know that pedestrian traffic was once so crowded in Louisburg, that lines had to be painted on sidewalks to form lanes of movement? Or that in the 19th century, Franklin County was so...

We care, keeping you aware

WAKE FOREST — October is breast cancer awareness month, and Rex Hospital Foundation and The Wake Weekly want to make sure women get their yearly mammograms. The Rex mammogram bus will be parked outside Over the Falls Deli, 419 S. Brooks St., Oct. 24. They’ll be performing the...

Cook-off and cow chips for charity Saturday, Oct. 11

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County is selling tickets for its 7th annual Cow Chip bingo, taking place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Walmart parking lot, 705 Retail Way, as part of the SIREN4 cook-off event. Tickets are on sale at Farm Bureau, through any UWFC board member,...

This Week In History – Oct. 9, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Townspeople joined faculty and students at Wake Forest College for the laying of the marble cornerstone of the new Bostwick dormitory, on which construction is nearing...

Activities mark Domestic Violence Awareness month

FRANKLIN COUNTY — October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and surrounding counties and Safe Space are taking part with the following activities: •Drop-off locations have been set up to collect items needed by Safe Space, including cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies,...