Ready for Round 2

Wake Forest and Wakefield advance to the second round of the football state playoffs. The Cougars will host Pinecrest and the Wolverines will play at Garner this Friday night. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.

Franklinton to sell water, sewer

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Commissioners received loud applause Tuesday night when they voted 4-1 to sell the town’s water and sewer utility to the county for $3.2 million. The dissenting vote came from Mayor Pro-tempore John Allers, who said he wished the board had been able...

Wake Forest loses lawsuit

Siena Drive townhomes back on the table. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A developer of a proposed townhomes site has prevailed in his lawsuit against the town. A judge has ruled that Wake Forest commissioners’ August 2013 vote against the 99-unit Siena Drive townhouse development...

Rolesville continues land buy downtown

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners voted unanimously to approve a purchase contract between the town and Charles Spencer “Spence” Jones for three pieces of property totaling 0.69 acres near the intersection of Louisburg Road (U.S. 401) and West Young Street. The...

United Way launches 211 service in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Where can I find child care? What adult day care is available for my mother or father? How do I access affordable health care? The questions are difficult enough. Knowing you may spend hours navigating different voice-mail systems before you may find an answer...

Multiple chances to catch The Nutcracker

ROLESVILLE — Nutcracker fans have several opportunities to enjoy the holiday musical classic nearby in December. City Ballet presents the tale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at Rolesville High School. Friday’s performance takes place at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s performances...

Youngsville Old Time Christmas Dec. 6

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville’s Old Time Christmas gets underway Saturday, Dec. 6, with a pancake breakfast at the EMS building, 215 N.W. Railroad St., followed by the town’s parade at 10 a.m. The popular gingerbread house contest will take place at the National Guard Armory, 116 S....

Louisburg College hosts Thanksgiving meal

LOUISBURG — A Blessing Inc. and Louisburg College will host a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 27. The community is invited to share in the meal in the college cafeteria. A canned food drive is taking place at...

Neighbors squawk over turkey shoot

Money raised by Moose Lodge shoot goes to charity. By David Leone HIGHLAND CREEK — Erika Ziegler is unhappy with her next-door neighbor. The Raleigh Moose Lodge holds turkey shoots on weekends from late October through Dec. 20, but the noise from the frequent shotgun blasts is...

Town ‘sorry’ for bad call

Power shutoff policy changes after phone messages go out to wrong people. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Just under 300 residents were supposed to get a call over the weekend reminding them they had until Tuesday to pay their bill or their power would be cut off. Instead, the call...

Wake Forest football coach charged with DWI

note: The age of Lucas has been corrected in this version. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School head coach Reginald “Reggie” Lucas has been suspended from coaching following charges of driving while impaired late Wednesday evening. According to police reports,...

Water merger finally complete

Most residential customers to see lower bills. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Christmas is coming early for many residential water and sewer customers. The town’s merger with Raleigh’s water and sewer system will finally be complete by Dec. 1, town officials announced last week....

Shaping the future of early childhood education

By Carol Taber, special to The Wake Weekly WAKE FOREST — Cynthia Sovich, a 28-year teacher of family and consumer sciences at Wake Forest High School, is quite possibly one of the most quietly influential people in the area of early childhood education in the state of North...

Youngsville man explosion-proof

(WW photo by David Allen) YOUNGSVILLE  — Sitting in one’s own home is where most people feel safest, so when Mike Oliver was thrown across the room because it exploded around him, it obviously came as a shock. Youngsville Fire Department arrived at 599 Darius Pearce Road Nov. 5...

Former WFHS classmate needs heart and help

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest native Claudia Copeland Shows is looking for help for her friend and fellow classmate Bob Dormagen, a former athlete and 1969 graduate of Wake Forest High School. Dormagen, 62, has suffered for years with dilated cardiomyopathy. He was...

Mayor’s book reading Friday

Art After Hours event features excerpts from the cookbook she and her sister wrote. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — What’s more small town than the mayor holding a chat about her very own cookbook? That just what Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones and her sister Jonnie Anderson will be...

Heritage Society to bury time capsule

LOUISBURG — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will be sealing a 100-year time capsule Saturday at noon at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg. The program will include music by Brian D. Miller of Louisburg High School, the Girl Scouts of Franklin County and professional bagpiper...

Franklinton commissioners to hold special meeting

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Board of Commissioners has called a special meeting tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex. The agenda for the meeting lists a call to order and invocation followed by a closed session to discuss matters covered by attorney-client...

Business Briefs

Trade food for a brew at WSBC White Street Brewing Company is helping support the Tri-Area Ministry food bank in Wake Forest. Bring four non-perishable food items to the taproom, 218 S. White St., on Monday nights during November and get a free pint of beer in return. Agency...

Soil and water board meeting Wednesday

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the Soil & Water Conservation District conference room at Franklin County Agricultural Services Center, 101 S. Bickett...

RST not out of the picture

O’Donnell: Company won’t likely leave $2 million in infrastructure behind. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Future customers of RST Fiber Optics’ high-speed Internet service have suffered another setback. Recently the Shelby-based company announced its plan to bring 1-gigabit...

Meet the ‘American Van Gogh’

RALEIGH — Affordable Creative Framer & Art will host a Wine and Cheese Art event Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring Stefan Duncan — dubbed the American Van Gogh by vangoghgallery.com — and his Living Spirit art. Named one of America’s top rising artists by Art Business News,...

Wanted: Slightly used scarves and shoes

WAKE FOREST — Members of the Women Business Owners Alliance (wBOA) of the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce are collecting gently used career clothing to donate to Dress for Success, and invites the community to join in the effort through Nov. 20. Clothing provided to women by...