Murder victim fought for life

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Everyone who knew her, loved and admired her, say Tracy Williams’ closest family members and friends. Tracy, 45, was gunned down, allegedly by an ex-boyfriend, in the parking lot of the Food Lion grocery store in Franklinton late Sunday afternoo...

Golf for Safe Space

LOUISBURG — The 14th annual Safe Space Inc. golf tournament will be held  Friday, Aug. 21, at Green Hill Country Club, Louisburg. Registration and lunch will be at noon with tee-off at 12:30. For fees and other information or to register, call Darrell Perry at 919-496-2153 or the...

Rolesville online survey to help with planning

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — With the continued growth and change in the town, Rolesville town staff have launched a dedicated website to get feedback on what residents would like to see in town so that they can build a comprehensive plan. “You’re now the experts on your town,...

Senator: Government fiscal data website no problem

Proposal would make funding of Internet portal a priority. By Dan Way for Zenger News RALEIGH — Concerns about the costs of a fiscal transparency measure in the Senate budget raised by local governments and some officials in the McCrory administration are misplaced, says Sen....

Police showcase facility improvements

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Police Department is celebrating completing renovations to its facilities by hosting an open house Monday from 5:30-6:30 at the police department, 204 Southtown Circle. Tours will be given and light refreshments provided.

Jake’s graduation day

Posthumous degree awarded to late ASU senior. By Anna Oakes, special to The Wake Weekly Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted with permission from the May 10 issue of the Watauga Democrat, located in Boone, about the late Jake Whitaker, a Wake Forest native whose family lives...

Boys Club desired in 1985

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Lexington native H.L. Brinkley has been named principal of Wake Forest High School, replacing R.H. Forrest. Due to a school board ruling, Forrest can no longer serve as...

CenturyLink ‘on fire for fiber’

WAKE FOREST — CenturyLink was recognized by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council during its 2015 FTTH Connect Conference, which celebrated the growth of fiber and those who have championed the advancement of the fiber-to-the-home industry this year. CenturyLink was given the 2015...

Poultry owners required to register flocks

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — Although North Carolina is still free from the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), all poultry owners in the state, regardless of number of birds, are now required to register for a NCFarmID number in advance of a likely outbreak....

Career networking fair Aug. 19

RALEIGH — Living Arts College is looking for participants for its career networking fair to be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m., at the college, 3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive, Raleigh. This event brings employers together for networking opportunities with each other and provides...

Free technology skills training for 50+ adults

HENDERSON — Through the “Plus 50” initiative, Vance-Granville Community College is hosting a free technology skills workshop/luncheon for local community members, age 50 and over, including current students and those who are considering going back to school. Update Your...

Keith Shackleford, here ‘because it’s home’

Local Profiles by Carol Taber Having earned his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1996 and passing the North Carolina Bar exam, Keith Shackleford could have practiced law anywhere in the state. When asked why he chose Wake Forest, the dapper, bow-tied lawyer smiles and...

Futures Fund helped build center

Nonprofit is slowly gaining ground, repaying town’s generous loan. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Somewhat glossed over last week during all the hoopla about the town borrowing from its own Futures Fund to build a road was the report on the Wireless Research Center of North...

Vigil and services set for Tracy Williams

FRANKLINTON — A time for the community to come together to remember Tracy Williams with a candlelight vigil has been set for tonight (Thursday) at 8 p.m. at Franklinton Middle School, 3 N. Main St. Williams was killed Sunday, the alleged victim of a well-documented violent,...

Rainbow Girl awarded scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Raleigh Assembly No. 4, a local chapter of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (Rainbow), is pleased to announce that one of its members, Tori Shue of Wake Forest, has been awarded the Etrulia H. Taylor Outstanding Rainbow scholarship from the Grand...

Playing bingo for scholarships Aug. 8

FRANKLINTON —The 10th annual bingo extravaganza to benefit the Mertha Lee Crudup Scholarship Fund is 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Usher’s Association Building, 4441 U.S. U.S. 1, Franklinton. Bingo games are played, for $1, for the chance to win prizes donated by friends and...

Rolesville police make character education fun

By Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Police Department held its second annual Camp C.A.R.E. (Choices Accountability Respect Excellence) at Rolesville High School this week. And, for the second year in a row, the camp filled up to the maximum with 50 kids ages 9-12 years...

Riding bikes to raise foster care awareness

By Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — In just two weeks, 170 riders will jump on stationary bikes at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club and madly peddle to nowhere, all to help foster-care children find loving homes. The event is the third annual Cycle-A-Thon held by Mercy f...

Wake Forest scout earns gold

WAKE FOREST — Emily Vickery of Wake Forest has been awarded the Girl Scout gold award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her gold award project, Vickery sought to help young single mothers in her community by connecting them with local resources and offering...

The Dance Attic competes in national finals

WAKE FOREST — The Dance Attic Company competed at Star Talent Production’s National Finals July 15-19 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The dancers scored well with many routines placing in the top 10 overall. Three routines were invited to participate in the extravaganza, and the top five...

Registration opens for adult rec teams

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Three parks and recreational adult sports leagues are opening registration this Saturday: basketball, kickball and flag football. Registration will end Aug. 31. For men’s 4-on-4 basketball, the Under-35 years old league will play its games on...

Get a night out with police

WAKE FOREST — National Night Out (NNO) is Aug. 4 and two local police departments want to take residents out for the night. Always the first Tuesday in August, NNO is the one day a year in which local communities and their law enforcement agencies come together to promote and...

Purple Heart heroes sought

WAKE FOREST — Purple Heart Medal recipients and military veterans are invited to the seventh annual Purple Heart Dinner Saturday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m., at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner invites the public to honor...