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ECU awards full scholarship

GREENVILLE — Ashley Wilford of Wake Forest is among 20 incoming freshmen selected for the EC Scholars Program at Eastern Carolina University. Wilford, a senior at Franklin Academy, plans to major in biomedical engineering. An assistant dance teacher who has been performing for 15...
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Franklin Co. recognizes Veterans

Franklin County was recognized as a N.C. Purple Heart County Monday night at the Franklin County board of commissioners meeting. More than 80 North Carolina counties have been identified as such, and the overall goal is to have all 100 counties recognized before July 4th....

Youngsville police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Tyler Shelton, 21, 1770 Cedar Creek Road, was arrested on Holden Road and charged with driving while impaired, May 30, 3:45 a.m. Shelton reported to officers that he had been traveling home on Holden Road when his right side tires went off the road and he overcorrected,...

You decide: Can gray become green in rural areas?

By John Walden Retired people are on the move, going to resorts, towns and cities where their children and grandchildren live. Or simply to locations with a lower cost of living. And they’re staying. This relocation is in sharp contrast to generations ago, when it was common to...

Hit the trails Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The town is inviting residents and nature lovers to celebrate National Trails Day Saturday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. At 9 a.m. Wake Forest will recognize nearly 200 Adopt-a-Trail and Adopt-a-Stream volunteers in the Joyner Park Performance Garden....

Don’t fall for phony credit card calls

WAKE FOREST — Consumers in North Carolina are receiving automated telephone calls saying that their credit or debit card has been canceled or deactivated. The message offers recipients a way to get their card back into service. The calls are coming from a variety of numbers....

Wining for a good cause

WAKE FOREST — Sipping a glass of wine is even more enjoyable when it’s for a worthwhile cause. Such is the case with this weekend’s Wine to Water tasting and raffle fundraiser at the Wake Forest and Raleigh locations of Wine 101 held by the North Wake Chapter of the American Wine...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Host families needed World Heritage Student Exchange Program seeks host families for students from Eurasia who have received scholarships through the U.S. State Department-sponsored Future Leaders...

Don’t fall for summer scams

WAKE FOREST — Each year as temperatures start to rise so too do the number of reported scams in our area. The Wake Forest Police Department reminds residents to be aware of door-to-door scams and suspicious persons in their neighborhoods. Town ordinance requires door-to-door...