The thrill of victory

WW photos by David Allen and Marty Simpkins At right, Franklinton High School’s soccer team celebrates a tie-breaking goal before going on to defeat Durham High School of the Arts 5-2. The Red Rams are now conference champs and have clinched a playoff berth. Below, Ellie Lupton...

A cut-through for Capcom

Road connections heralded by town board. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — “Yeah!” This was Jimmy Allen’s immediate reaction to hearing the news that the town of Wake Forest and N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) have agreed to connect the back end of Capcom...

Youngsville soccer fields destroyed, kids lose practice area

By Clellie Allen Editor YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin-Wake Soccer Club, and its parent club, YAKS (Youngsville Area Kids Soccer), has had trouble in the past with people driving on their practice fields, necessitating expensive repairs. But the damage done Oct. 13 and 15 has made...

Cooking with Grace

HMS student needs votes for national contest. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Grace Boudah, a multitalented sixth-grader at Heritage Middle, could win her school a lot of money if she wins an online cooking contest requiring community voting. The youth has a video...

Spooky fun abounds this week

WAKE FOREST — The annual Halloween Spooktacular sponsored by the parks and recreation department takes place tonight, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. The free event is geared toward families with children ages 12 and younger....

Man demands ride from deputies; patrol car rammed in escape attempt

On Patrol by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — A 30-year-old received a civics lesson Monday, courtesy of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He also received a trip to the Franklin County jail and a $2,000 bond. Napolean Lee Thomas called 911 shortly after 7 p.m. to request...

Sewer line improvements to start Nov. 3

WAKE FOREST — The city of Raleigh and Park Construction Corp. of North Carolina are slated to begin construction on the Smith Creek Interceptor Improvement Project (SCIIP) Nov. 3. Located entirely within the town of Wake Forest service area, the SCIIP will install a new 30-inch...

State fair traffic alert for weekend

RALEIGH — Due to expected high traffic volume in and around the State Fairgrounds this coming weekend, the State Highway Patrol will be closing the eastbound and westbound exit ramps leading from Wade Avenue onto Blue Ridge Road Friday through Sunday. Friday’s ramp closures are...

YMCA steps up its annual fundraising campaign

Every donated dollar helps Wake Forest area youths, adults By David Leone Associate Editor Heather Holding plays the percentages. Along with her husband, James, the stalwart Wake Forest community volunteer has thrown herself into the YMCA’s We Build People annual campaign,...

Girls day out Friday

WAKE FOREST — October is breast cancer awareness month, and Rex Hospital Foundation and The Wake Weekly are helping women get their yearly mammograms while having fun at the same time. Wear something pink and join the festivities Friday starting at 9:30 a.m. The Rex mammogram bus...

Suretech supports cancer awareness

YOUNGSVILLE — The ladies (and men) of Suretech Assembly in Youngsville donned their pink-adorned T-shirts in support of women they know and love who have battled the disease. They would like to acknowledge Gabby at Youngsville’s Silver Lining Screen Print for coming through with...

Church offers hope with free clinic

WAKE FOREST — Hope Lutheran Church is hosting Touched By Hope, a free community medical clinic, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast or lunch will be provided free of charge. Free services include medical, dental and optical screenings; a clothing closet; a food pantry,...

Activities mark Domestic Violence Awareness month

FRANKLIN COUNTY — October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and surrounding counties and Safe Space are taking part with the following activities: •Drop-off locations have been set up to collect items needed by Safe Space, including cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies,...

Bonds floated to pay for public projects

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Five blocks of the Wake Forest business district are being paved by the Robert G. Lassiter Company of Raleigh. The pavement will start at Owen Avenue just below the Harris...

Gymnasts nail it at Port City Classic

YOUNGSVILLE — Tri-County Gymnastics of Youngsville sent 39 young gymnasts to Wilmington for the Port City Classic Oct. 4-5. Out of 346 participants, Delaney Nunn, 10, of Wake Forest ranked 4th overall, and also had the highest score of the day Oct. 4. Also competing was...

Classical music series concludes Friday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and Wake Forest ARTS will present the final concert of its classical music series Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Free Spirit Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra will return to present Folk Tunes Revisited, classic folk tunes in new...

It’s bazaar time again!

WAKE FOREST — It hardly seems possible, but holiday bazaars and craft fairs are just around the corner. Here’s a sample of what’s coming up: •St. Ives Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 505 Capellan St. Proceeds will go to the Tri-Area Ministry food pantry....

Business Briefs – Oct. 23, 2014

Tip-A-Cop at Red Robin Red Robin’s ninth annual Tip-A-Cop event will take place Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m., at the Wake Forest location, 11420 Capital Blvd. Law Enforcement Torch Run officers will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to...

Miracle League fall festival Saturday

LOUISBURG — The Miracle League of Franklin County will host their annual Fall Festival for children and adults with special needs, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Louisburg High School. Donations of cupcakes and cakes are being sought for the festival, as well as goody-bag...

Get your tickets for historic home tour

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. Offered only in even-numbered years, the self-guided tour features a number of Wake Forest...

Art exhibit to benefit Langston

ROLESVILLE — RED Gallery, 101 N. Main St., will honor a Rolesville High School student with an exhibit of his favorite art style. Isaiah Langston, a football player and artist who died last month, loved cartoon art and superheroes. An opening celebration will be held at the...

School Briefs – Oct. 23, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High School •WFHS baseball team is hosting a 100-inning marathon game beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Anyone may play in the game. See Coach Kevin Lynch in the media center. Rolesville High...

Angel Tree applications accepted

WAKE FOREST — The Hope House and BJ’s Angel Tree free Christmas gift program application process is taking place. Applications will be accepted from parents with children ages newborn to 13 on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, noon-1 p.m. through...