Gator sighted in Falls Lake

FALLS LAKE — It was just like Jaws. An alligator sighting over the weekend had some people afraid to go in the water. But unlike in the fictional movie, this sighting was captured on tape by the fisherman who brought up more than he bargained for. “We did receive a report of an...

Erik reaches milestone

Family still amazed by community’s support during baby’s transplant and recovery. By Kathi McCorkle Every baby’s first birthday is special, but Erik Larsen’s is considered by many to be a miracle. The son of Colleen and Carl Larsen, Erik may be better known as the grandson of...

How do you like to play?

Town seeking input about future of parks and recreation. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town is looking for people with vision. In particular, they want people to share their vision for the future of parks and recreation in Wake Forest. Tuesday night at town hall, consultant...

Recruits needed for battle of the boats

Sept. 13 Falls Lake Fest adds canoe challenges. By David Leone FALLS — Paddlers of the highest degree are desired for a Jug-Oar-Knot canoe race and tug-o-war to take place during the annual Falls Lake Festival. The seventh annual nature and conservation fest takes place from 10...

Painter revives ancient art

Panel painter Nancy Farantatos on artists’ tour this weekend. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Nancy Farantatos is helping to revive an ancient art. And she’s doing it because she loves to doodle. And paint, build and frame. Farantatos, whose works will be on display at Sunflower...