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Get unplugged and enjoy Gospel music Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Gospel Jubilators will cap off the fourth annual installment of “Wake Forest Unplugged…Get Connected” Sunday afternoon, with a free concert at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The concert will take place in the amphitheater from 5 to 7 p.m. Using “only...
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Get ready for Rolesville’s annual barbecue cookoff

ROLESVILLE — The date for the fourth annual Hot Pick’n, Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands, Rolesville’s largest barbecue cookoff, is set for Sept. 14. The competition is officially sanctioned by the N.C. Pork Council and will feature whole pig, chicken quarters and baby back ribs....
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Tipple for the theater

Forest Moon fundraiser next week. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company’s play, Harvey, is just one month away. A fundraiser for the theater company will be held next week, Sept. 12, 7-9:30 p.m. and Sept. 13, 8:30-10 p.m. at Wine 101 in Heritage. Joe “the Piano...

Miltons hosts American Heart Association fundraiser Monday

WAKE FOREST — Have you or someone you know been affected by heart disease and/or stroke? Wake Forest-based Custom Built Chiks, a weight loss inspiration group for women, is partnering with the American Heart Association and Milton’s Pizza & Pasta Monday, Sept. 9, between 5-9...
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Dog training complex expands with arena

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — As a new premier destination for dog agility competitions, Teamworks Dog Training, LLC held its grand opening for their agility arena Aug. 31-Sept. 2. “The first of its kind in all of the Carolinas, we offer a dedicated dog agility facility that...

Fall events featured statewide

Looking for something to do this fall? From first-time festivals to annual favorites, lively events fill the fall calendar in North Carolina. Hollerin’ Heritage Festival Sept. 14, Spiveys Corner: Nobody hollers or celebrates the age-old communication form like the folks around...

Rolesville homes grew 144 percent

ROLESVILLE — According to data released recently by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, Rolesville experienced the second highest rate of growth in new residential permits pulled for January to July as compared to the same time frame in 2012. Rolesville’s...

Local girl receives Presidential service award

  WAKE FOREST — Sarah Bissette, age 10, at left, was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for volunteering more than 100 hours in the past year. A member of American Heritage Girls troop 4673, Bissette obtained her hours primarily by volunteering at a...

You may be surprised by the versatility of your preacher

It was Jimmy to the rescue! When baking some squash in our kitchen oven last week, I noticed some flames coming from the red-hot bottom cooking unit and I quickly turned off the oven. The small flames stopped, but then I noticed the unit had burned completely into two pieces....