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Filling in a need

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fire Department has broken ground for Station 6, to be located at 1509 Jenkins Road. Helping to move the ceremonial pile of dirt Monday were members of the fire department board of directors and building committee, representatives from contractor...

Free ride to Crabtree Mall Dec. 8

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville is providing a shopping spree for people ages 50 and up, sponsored by Howard Fleming Allstate Insurance Agency. The spree takes place Monday, Dec. 8, when a bus leaves town hall at 9:30 a.m. and drops shoppers off at the Crabtree Valley Mall....

Wakefield’s playoff run ends at Garner

Wakefield 7 Garner 37 by Marty Simpkins GARNER — The Wakefield High School football team will have to try again next year after losing at Garner, 37-7 Friday night in the second round of the 4AA State Playoffs. The Wolverines went up against a team that had one of the best...

Cedar Creek Bridge work scheduled to start Dec. 1

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace the bridge over Cedar Creek on Cedar Creek Road in Franklin County. The project can begin as early as Dec. 1 and is scheduled for completion by Oct.1, 2015, weather permitting. A detour route will...

What to buy a gamer

Can you believe that another year has flown by? Well it’s that time again and we at Local Gamers want to help out all the Christmas shoppers in what to get for the gamer in your household. The biggest commercial hitters are the consoles. Currently Sony PlayStation 4 is...

Lady Patriots win first two games of the year

Franklin Academy 52, Woods Charter 8 Franklin Academy 50, Roxboro 46 by Marty Simpkins CHAPEL HILL — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team easily got by Woods Charter on the road in their first regular season game Nov. 19, winning 52-8. The girls went undefeated in the...

Holiday gaming

Christmastime is a great chance to get deals on games, and bring some gaming cheer to a friend or family member. The only catch is finding a game that you know they will like. Video game gifts can be tricky. You have to know what’s popular, but also what is inside the game. You...

Get tickets now for breakfast with Santa

WAKE FOREST — Breakfast with Santa is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 6, 8-10 a.m. at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St. The event will include pancakes, story time, entertainment and photos with Santa. Holiday attire is encouraged. Tickets are $5 each, or $20...

Wolverines ‘right ship’ after season opening loss

Wakefield 55, S.E. Raleigh 49 Wakefield 53, Franklinton 37 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — In their first home game of the season, the Wakefield boys basketball team took down the Southeast Raleigh Bulldogs, 55-49 last Thursday night (Nov. 20). Even though the Wolverines got the win,...