Time to turn back the clocks

And check the smoke alarms! WAKE FOREST — Daylight Saving time comes to an end Sunday and it is time to “fall back” one hour. Officially, the time to set clocks back is 2 a.m., but most folks do it as they go to bed. Standard time was instituted in the U.S. and Canada by the...

Wakefield volleyball state championship bound

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris GREENVLLE — The Wakefield High School volleyball team is making history this week. Their pre-season goal sheet is whittling down and now the school’s first ever trip to the 4A state volleyball finals is all that remains. The Wolverines took the first step...

Patriot girls repeat in regionals

Patriot girls win second regional XC title, boys finish fourth CARY — Franklin Academy’s girls cross country team earned its second consecutive 1A mideast regional championship Saturday with a team score of 41 points and the Patriots Hannah Zenker raced to her second individual...

Wakefield’s Boyden wins singles state championship

RALEIGH — Susanne Boyden left no doubt on the tennis courts this past weekend. The Wakefield High School sophomore earned a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Broughton’s Maggie Kane to claim the 4A women’s singles state championship Saturday at the Millbrook Exchange Park tennis courts in...

Bypass work to briefly close Rolesville Road

ROLESVILLE — Work on the Rolesville U.S. 401 Bypass project will require the closure of Rolesville Road Nov. 8-11, weather permitting, so the contractor can install a pipe under the road between Quarry Road and Virginia Waters Lane. The closure is scheduled to start Nov. 8 at 10...

Free health clinic Nov. 2

WAKE FOREST — The third annual Touched by Hope free medical clinic will be Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road. The clinic includes medical, dental, optical, meal, clothing, and grooming services. Call 919-554-8109 for more information.

Street light program comes out of shadows

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town hosted an open house Tuesday to help residents understand the street light program that will save the town money and add uniformity. As previously reported by The Franklin Weekly, the town is spending $61,000 per year on the current 434...

Fire station review continues Nov. 7

Wall Road rezoning also on agenda. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The contentious fire station plan returns to the town planning board Nov. 7. The public hearing for the plan — which calls for a new Wake Forest fire station on a two-acre parcel of land at 1509 Jenkins Road — was...

Read health care coverage stories at new website

RALEIGH — The Civitas Institute launched a new website, Icouldntkeepmyplan.com highlighting North Carolinians’ stories about how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is throwing them out of the health plans they liked, while threatening their finances and ability to control their...