Legendary Locals immortalized

Museum staff publish photo book showing off Wake Forest’s leaders and characters. By David Leone WAKE FOREST —  History books almost always start with geography, making note of important buildings, events and the establishment of businesses, coliseums, and institutions. But a new...

East Young Street in Rolesville closes this weekend

ROLESVILLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation has given notice that the U.S. 401 bypass contractor, Devere Construction, will work on the East Young Street/Rolesville Road intersection starting Friday. Devere Contruction plans to close the road beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and...

Vehicle rolls, killing man

Alcohol was a factor, police say. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A bit of fun involving a Jeep Wrangler led to tragedy for a Wake Forest man, police reported Monday. Carl Wilson “Will” Stancil, 24, was allegedly driving donuts in the Carolina Ale House parking lot around 2:20 a.m....

Community rallies for officer’s loss

Fundraiser to help after wife’s sudden passing. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Police Officer David Cohen was just two days on the job when his world was turned upside down. His wife, Jamie, died after a sudden illness, leaving Cohen alone to raise two young children in a new town....

Take a trip back to 19th Century

WAKE FOREST — Saturday is the annual B.W. Wells Heritage Day at Rockcliff Farm, 1620 Bent Road, Wake Forest. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free programs will celebrate the life and legacy of Wells, while demonstrating 19th century farming techniques and how people used to live without...

Gyros, crawdads and BBQ, oh my!

Food truck rodeo returns Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Americans love to feast, of which there’s no better evidence than the burgeoning success of food trucks. That popularity has led to Wake Forest’s third Food Truck Rodeo, which is this Sunday at Renaissance Place at...

Free medical clinic Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Living Word Family Church, 10520 Star Road, is holding a free medical clinic Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for members of the local community. Medical professionals participating in the event are offering their services free of charge. The Medical Clinic will...

Rabies vaccines and microchip clinic Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The semi-annual rabies and microchip clinic, offered by the Wake County Animal Center, will take place Saturday, in the Northern Regional Center Parking lot at 350 East Holding Ave. from 1-4 p.m. Rabies shots will be $5 and microchips will be $10. Cash only, please....

Recycling, microchips and summer camp happenings in Rolesville

•Recycling: The town is hosting a paper recycling event Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.-noon at town hall, 502 Southtown Circle. Everything from notebook paper and newspapers to magazines, check registers, paper bags and even books will be accepted for recycling. Materials cannot be...

Tuesday is deadline for energy assistance program

RALEIGH — The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), a Wake County Human Services program, is continuing to accept applications through Tuesday. LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills....

Lost North Carolina architecture on display

RALEIGH — Historic Oak View County Park is hosting Preservation North Carolina’s original exhibit, Lost North Carolina. The exhibit is a powerful remembrance of architecture forever lost through demolition, natural disaster, social and economic change, or simple neglect. The...

Four Scouts earn Silver Awards

Anna Keyser and Kayla Norman of Wake Forest and Megan Saunders and Savannah Barnes of Youngsville have each been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Girl Scout Silver Award project, Keyser organized two volleyball clinics...

Rolesville committee prepares for July 4

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Community 4th of July committee has organized several fundraisers, leading up to this year’s Independence Day event. •Community Cookbook Taste of Rolesville. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook, which begin April 15, will benefit the Fourth of...

Stroll through downtown and art April 2

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Art Stroll is April 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in downtown Franklinton. The FCAC Gallery will hold a wine and cheese party and artist Jackie Dove-Miller will show her photography in the gallery. The Franklinton Area Community Theater...

Giving Tree awards $10,000 to Wake Forest schools

WAKE FOREST — The Giving Tree hosted its 2nd annual Donation for Education Awards reception recently, awarding 14 Wake Forest schools a total of $10,000. Donations, ranging from $100-1,500, will be used to support educational initiatives, field trip support, library enhancement...

Resource fair for families with special needs April 25

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will hold a free Special Needs Resource Fair  Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road. The fair will feature professional...

Easter egg hunts begin Saturday

Wake Forest •Saturday — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is sponsoring its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Event organizers will hide over 10,000 Easter eggs. Kids who discover the rare...

Carnival for Kids returns April 7

WAKE FOREST — The popular Carnival for Kids, put on annually by the Wake Forest Police Department, returns April 7-12 to the Wake Forest Home Depot parking lot, 11915 Retail Drive. Admission to the carnival is free, although the rides, games and food are for a cost. Unlimited...

Fish fry at American Legion Post 52

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will sell fried sea trout plates Friday, April 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $8 per plate. Eat in or take out at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton. All proceeds are used to support the many programs sponsored by Post 52.

Public hearing to consider increased Kerr Lake water use

RALEIGH — State officials are hosting a public hearing Tuesday on the Kerr Lake Regional Water System’s (KLRWS) request to transfer more water from Kerr Lake /Roanoke River Basin, to meet the system’s projected water demands. The public hearing at 6:30 p.m. March 31 at City Hall,...

Leading the way in Franklin County

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has announced its new ambassadors for the 2015-16 year. Ambassadors serve as official representatives of the chamber, but also get a few perks for their volunteer efforts, according to Brenda Fuller, chamber administrator. “They...

April 11 5K to benefit ChurchNet and Tri-Area Minstry

WAKE FOREST — Woodland Baptist Church is holding a Faster than a Pastor 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 11, with the proceeds benefiting ChurchNet assistance ministry and the Tri-Area Ministry food pantry. Timing for the race, which begins at 8 a.m., will be provided by Young &...

EMS Captain honored by American Legion

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Emergency Services Bravo Platoon Operations Captain Matt Wilson was recognized by the American Legion, Post 52, as the EMS representative for outstanding public service benefiting the community, state and nation March 14. “Matt consistently sets...