Young team lacks experience, has tenacity

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Lady Cougars Lacrosse team has had a rough first season so far with three losses in the past week, 2-13 to Sanderson, 3-13  to Enloe and 3-13 to Millbrook. The team has nonetheless fought hard each game, chasing down...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014

Blake McShea is top golfer in Greater Neuse conference

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent FOUR OAKS — Rolesville High School golfer Blake McShea is currently atop the Greater Neuse River Conference leaderboard by three strokes with just two matches remaining on the Rams schedule. McShea, a sophomore, has placed in the top four of...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014

Pretty’s goal keeps Wakefield girls lacrosse undefeated

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — Julie Anne Pretty scored the game-winning goal with 16 seconds left on the clock as the Wakefield High women’s lacrosse team posted a 17-15 victory over Broughton on April 9 to remain undefeated. With the score knotted 15-15 with...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014

Heritage golfers rebound to second place finish

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent  WAKE FOREST — Rebounding from its previous outing thanks to improved weather conditions and playing on its home course, the Heritage High School golf team posted a second place finish in the Cap 8 Conference match at Heritage Golf Course....
Posted On 17 Apr 2014

Patriots go 0-2 against rival

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — In facing its biggest rival twice in six days, the Franklin Academy men’s tennis team dropped both matches to Raleigh Charter. On Monday, the rain shortened the matches to 10-game pro-sets and Raleigh Charter won all five singles...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014

Robert “Bobby” Whitney Allen Jr., 59

Robert Whitney Allen Jr., 59, of Wake Forest died Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Better known as Bobby, Allen was the oldest son of Robert “Bob” Whitney Allen Sr., and the late Margaret “Peggy” Garren Allen. He was born April 4, 1955. He is survived by his father, brothers Greg,...

Sylvia Jean Perry, 78

Sylvia Jean Perry, 78, of Louisburg, died Friday, April 11, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Doris Burwell and Phyllis Ann Lewis, both of Louisburg; sons, Robert Wiggins, of the home, and James Wiggins, of Louisburg; along with 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and...

John Robert Folkrod, 88

John Robert Folkrod, 88, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Carolina House of Wake Forest. He was born in Salt Lake County, Utah, the son of the late Cyril Folkrod and Constance Bruere Folkrod. Folkrod was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received a...

Essie P. Harris, 83

Essie P. Harris, 83, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She is survived by her husband, John L. Harris, of the home; daughters, Tharia Howard and the Rev. Pearline Burt, both of Centerville, and Ellie Buchanan, of Perth Amboy, N.J.; son, Waverly Burt, of Nashville,...