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Why are so many reluctant to fly American flags on holidays?

Roving Although I’m a week late, I think it’s important to clear up some confusion between two nationwide observances. We just observed Memorial Day. Did you know Memorial Day, always observed on the last Monday of May, is for remembering the men and women who died while serving...

Historical Museum to host WWII exhibit

WAKE FOREST — During World War II, the U.S. Defense Department moved its Army Finance school to town; soldiers camped out in barracks on campus and local girls served in the mess hall while boys went off to fight. To commemorate and explore the history of World War II and its...

Mitchell Mill Road rezoning hearing Tuesday

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing June 3 to discuss a rezoning request regarding 4107 Mitchell Mill Road, located on the north side of Mitchell Mill Road, just east of the intersection with Forestville Road. The request is to rezone the property from...

Patrol reports on holiday traffic fatalities

RALEIGH — The Highway Patrol announced a preliminary number of 16 motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday weekend officially began at 6 p.m. May 23, and ended at midnight, May 26. Last year the Highway Patrol investigated 14...

Food drive wrapping up

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is collecting food through Saturday for its spring food drive. Donations of food and cash during the drive benefit the Feeding Franklin hunger project by stocking the shelves of 19 food pantries in the county. Items needed most...

Teen sexually assaulted on popular greenway

WAKE FOREST — Monday, a 14-year-old boy reported to Wake Forest Police he was sexually assaulted in the woods along a section of Sanford Creek Greenway, in the vicinity of the intersection of Prairie Smoke Street and Sanford Creek Avenue. According to Wake Forest Police Spokesman...
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Traffic shifts near for Rolesville bypass work

ROLESVILLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation has issued an update on the construction of the U.S. 401 bypass around Rolesville. The project is reportedly still on track to be completed by September. Some of the work will require adjustments to local traffic patterns as...

Local students serve as House pages

RALEIGH — Three Wake Forest area students recently served as pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Victoria Penna, daughter of Steve and Lea Penna, was sponsored by Marilyn Avila (R-Wake); Kyra Hartsfield, daughter of Donald and Channel Hartsfield, was sponsored...

School Briefs – May 29, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Elementary •Kindergarten orientation is tonight (Thursday), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Wake Forest High news •John Vanness is the winner of the gas grill...