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YMCA steps up its annual fundraising campaign

Every donated dollar helps Wake Forest area youths, adults By David Leone Associate Editor Heather Holding plays the percentages. Along with her husband, James, the stalwart Wake Forest community volunteer has thrown herself into the YMCA’s We Build People annual campaign,...

Girls day out Friday

WAKE FOREST — October is breast cancer awareness month, and Rex Hospital Foundation and The Wake Weekly are helping women get their yearly mammograms while having fun at the same time. Wear something pink and join the festivities Friday starting at 9:30 a.m. The Rex mammogram bus...

Suretech supports cancer awareness

YOUNGSVILLE — The ladies (and men) of Suretech Assembly in Youngsville donned their pink-adorned T-shirts in support of women they know and love who have battled the disease. They would like to acknowledge Gabby at Youngsville’s Silver Lining Screen Print for coming through with...

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,...

Bhatia overcomes early struggles to win East Regional

By Marty Simpkins CHAPEL HILL — After hitting a triple bogey on her second hole at the 4A East Regionals in Chapel-Hill, Heritage senior Rhea Bhatia thought she wasn’t going to finish first this time. Seeing her frustration, Coach Ronnie Reitz walked up to her and gave her some...

Red Rams earn title on senior night

Franklinton 5 Durham School of Arts 2 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Franklinton High School’s soccer team won a huge game Monday night against Durham School of the Arts. The conference match was on senior night, and clinched the Red Rams the conference champion title. The Red Rams...

‘A must win’

Heritage secures second seed in playoffs, Wakefield loses goalkeeper on Senior Night. Heritage 3 Wakefield 2 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — It was a grim Senior Night for Wakefield soccer. Not only did they lose the game to Heritage, 3-2 on Monday, but they also lost their senior...

Patriots’ Langer makes historic playoff run

WAKE FOREST — Senior Casey Langer wanted to finish her high school career on a positive note, but she may have surpassed that Oct. 14. Langer became the first girls’ tennis player to be the 1A East Regional runner-up for Franklin Academy. Her road to success started as the No. 4...

Wolverines come up short

Wakefield 2 South Central 3 by David Allen WAKEFIELD — Saturday held the first round of the state volleyball playoffs for Wakefield High School and South Central. The two fought for all five matches, but it was the Falcons who came away with the 3-2 win. Wakefield lagged behind...