Cox graduates combat training

WAKE FOREST — Army National Guard Spec. Drew M. Cox has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and...

Town offices closed Friday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest government offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. Town services, including curbside garbage and recycling collection, will not be affected. Wake Forest bus service will be suspended and yard waste normally collected Friday will be...

Gas pains at pump

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.59 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the...

Calendar Events – Apr. 17, 2014

For more information about the following events, and a few more not listed here, see the Community Calendar at www.wakeweekly.com/events. Send calendar events to social@wakeweekly.com. Thursday, April 17 •Wake Forest Kiwanis Club, 7:15 a.m., The Forks Cafeteria •SEBTS Chapel, 10...

Rolesville Bypass meeting April 22

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The board of commissioners is scheduled to meet April 22 at their regular time of 7 p.m. Prior to the board meeting, town staff is hosting a U.S. 401 Bypass information session, beginning at 5:30 p.m. N.C. Department of Transportation staff will be...

Youths wanted for board

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest is accepting applications from area high school students who are interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for the 2014-15 school year. Applications are available in the town clerk’s office and at wakeforestnc.gov/youth-advisory-board.aspx....

Healthy Families Day at the Y

RALEIGH — Kerr Family YMCA hosts Healthy Families Day April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2500 Wakefield Pines Drive in Raleigh. The day will be packed with fun, free activities for both children and adults. Attendees are invited to try group fitness activities, preview YMCA summer...

Firefighters save homes

Two Wake Forest residences damaged by fire; no injuries reported. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Quick response times, good training and aggressive firefighting saved two homes from destruction last week. A small house at 315 E. Jones Ave., downtown, caught fire while the family...