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Cycling shop opens on Main Street

Road, mountain, hybrid bikes, accessories for sale. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There’s a picture on the wall at Spoke Cycles showing a British cycling competition awards presentation in 1975. One of the winners is new shop owner Robert Bickerstaffe’s father. That family...
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What’s that web in my tree?

by Tracy Perry LOUISBURG — You may have noticed masses of webbing on the ends of tree branches in your yard, your neighbors yard or along the roadsides. They are the work of the fall webworm, a species of caterpillar native to our region. Fall webworm outbreaks occur every year...
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Friday 13 proves lucky

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Rotary Club held its first Lucky 13 Reverse Raffle & Dinner fundraiser Friday, Sept. 13 at the Factory Millroom and the lucky winner was Debbie Hamrick, right, and her husband Ed Gaines, center, from Raleigh, who were given their big check of $2,013 by...

Carrie Horton Tilley, 88

Carrie Horton Tilley, 88, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at Hillside Nursing Center where she had been a resident since 2006. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Weldon and Blanche Horton and was a life-long resident of Wake Forest. Mrs. Tilley...

Jeremiah Takeo Durham, 15

Jeremiah Takeo Durham, 15, of Wendell, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Funeral services were held in the New Hope Freedom and Deliverance Cathedral Tuesday, Sept. 10. Burial was in the Cemetery on the Hill. Durham was survived by his parents, Lamont and Gwendolyn Davis, of the...

Larry Donald Boan, 66

Larry Donald Boan, 66, of Wake Forest, died Friday Sept. 13, 2013 at the VA hospital in Durham due to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, complications from the Vietnam War. Larry was a local business owner, residential builder and land developer. He had built residential subdivisions in Wake,...

Elizabeth Anne Boeddeker Sullivan, 63

Elizabeth Anne Boeddeker Sullivan, 63, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Constance Boeddeker and the late Clyde Boeddeker. Elizabeth worked for 33 years as a security analyst for the US Postal Service. Funeral...

Clyde Brooks Crowder, 82

Clyde Brooks Crowder, 82, of Knightdale, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 with his family by his side. He retired after driving 18-wheelers for 44 years for Rogers Oil, AG Boone and Cary Oil. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a wonderful husband, father and...

Maxine Iola Jones Rice, 69

Maxine Iola Jones Rice,  69, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer that weakened her body, but never her faith in Jehovah God and her deep and caring love for others. She is survived by her husband John...