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Lift every voice – Updating the dream

Channeling MLK, minister lashes out at federal,  state reforms. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Past, present and future were all featured in celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church  Jan. 23. In a rousing speech that was part sermon...
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Former Wake Forester elected to soccer hall of fame

By Clellie Allen with David Allen WAKE FOREST — Brien Braswell, son of longtime Wake Forest residents George and Margaret Braswell, was inducted into the N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame, Saturday, as one of the three members of the class of 2014. Brien was an all-state high school...
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Watch for e-mails with fake Target websites

RALEIGH — More fallout from that massive data breach from national retailer Target means fraudulent emails could be headed to your inbox. If you get an e-mail asking you to click on a link with “Target” in the web address, be cautious. Soon after Target announced the security...
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Standing, sleeping ‘baby’ in chair attracts attention

Roving With my close friend Mavis in Wake Med Hospital since Jan. 4 recuperating from a fall down her stairway at home, my son Bobby and I are eating out together more, and we saw something last Thursday night that took us completely by surprise. At a nearby table at Ci-Ci’s, I...
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Enjoy snow, but be safe

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — It’s been a while since we’ve had an appreciable snow. And as we are going to press, we still don’t know if we’ll be in the 2-inch or 6-inch band of snow showers. Because we so rarely get long periods of truly winter weather, it can be easy to...
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Buy tickets now for State of the Town dinner on Feb. 17

WAKE FOREST — Mayor Vivian Jones will deliver her 2014 State of the Town Address on Monday, Feb. 17, beginning at 6 p.m., during the Sixth Annual State of the Town Address and Dinner. Presented by the Wake Forest Rotary Club, the event will be held at the town’s new event...
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Walk to end lupus steps into Raleigh

RALEIGH — On April 27, The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will host its 6th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now: Raleigh at the N.C.S.U.-Centennial Campus. A kickoff party and team captain’s rally takes place Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Holiday...
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Leak cost may be recovered

Repairs to new Wake Forest town hall about 40 percent finished. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Visitors to town hall in the past few weeks can’t help but notice the crews on telescoping scaffolding working on the building’s exterior walls.  They’re contractors with Exterior...
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Local liars

WAKE FOREST — Most of us have relatives we swear are champion liars. Many of them are our children, favorite uncles or the grandparents of our family clans. Locally, we have in residence at least two of the best resident liars in the state. E. Gale Buck, a long time Raleigh...