Fire tax hike wanted

Wake Forest would benefit, but not Rolesville if tax formula changed. By David Leone Wake Forest leaders have for years complained the town’s nonprofit fire department is owed increased county funding for its rural firefighting efforts. That appears to be about to change. The...

Ad director brings wealth of experience

Wake Weekly hires Sam Register. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A long-time advertising executive with an abundance of sales experience has been hired as the The Wake Weekly’s new advertising sales director. Sam Register, who spent 30 years at McClatchy newspapers, will oversee The...

Sam’s Club hiring, discounting memberships

New store manager greeted by community. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Sam’s Club is slated to open this September, job seekers and others learned during a meet-and-greet with its new manager Monday. A reception was held at Wake Electric downtown for the new discount warehou...

History-focused activities abound as school winds down

RALEIGH — Expect an eclectic mix of June programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. With topics ranging from the fashion designer James Murchison’s work to children’s programs about pottery, there will be something for all ages. On Saturday, June 11, five North Carolina...

Youngsville man behind bars after shooting, kidnapping

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — A frantic search by Youngsville police and other law enforcement for a missing baby allegedly snatched by her father after he shot her mother ended happily with the child safe, and the suspect in custody. Devon Anthony Whaley, age 24, stands accused...

Memorial Day closings announced

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest town hall and other administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will also be suspended May 30. Wake Forest bus service, including the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express...

Extraordinary escort

WAKE FOREST - Wake Forest firefighters joined other departments in contributing fire trucks to escort burn center children to summer camp at Camp Kanata Friday, driving up Capital Boulevard from Triangle Town Center and turning onto the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway in Wake Forest....

Public works expansion looms

Study underway to determine course of action, cost. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town has a major expense on the horizon. It’s the kind of thing that will need voter support, but won’t lead to shiny new roads, parks or greenways — expenses that are easily packaged for the...

Rogers Road businesses: still here to serve you

Local businesses to offer incentives and continued excellent service as they prepare for Rogers Road bridge work. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Work on N.C. Department of Transportation project to replace the bridge on Rogers Road that spans Smith Creek is on schedule to begin...

United for a cause

Kickin' cancer to the curb Photos by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Northern Wake Relay For Life was held Friday at the Wake Forest Baptist Church Stephenson Center off Wake Union Church Road Friday. Fourteen teams participated in the event, which benefits the American Cancer...

Rolesville polling place change

ROLESVILLE — Voters in Rolesville will have a new place to cast their ballots starting with the June 7 primary. The Wake County Board of Elections has adopted a resolution that will relocate the polling place at Rolesville Elementary School to New Bethel Baptist Church, 605 E....

Christian Academy facing eviction

Rising Star needs help or it may close its doors for good. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Rising Star Christian Academy is in need of a miracle. The 14-year-old Wake Forest private school has for some time been struggling to make ends meet. Now, the 60-student  school is facing an...

Four local youths receive highest scout award

WAKE FOREST — Four young men from Wake Forest  Troop 305 received their Eagle Scout rank Sunday, May 22. Eagle Scout projects included building a 24-foot bridge on the Wake Forest Reservoir Trail, a shoe collection fund raiser for widows in Africa, restoring picnic tables and...

Sewer overflows into Smith Creek

WAKE FOREST — The city of Raleigh Public Utilities Department responded to a sanitary sewer overflow at 935 Havisham Court in the Margate subdivision of Wake Forest, Tuesday May 24. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Quality was notified of...

Summer season means grills get all fired up

RALEIGH — As Memorial Day weekend approaches, home chefs everywhere are reaching for their grills, eager to usher in the long-awaited barbecue season. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety in the spring and...

Ice House summer series to benefit charity

WAKE FOREST — The Polar Ice House at The Factory is hosting a series of discounted events this summer to benefit area charities. On Saturday, June 4, 100-percent of the $9 skate rental fee collected during the event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest. “I...

Heritage football team raising money through golf

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School is hosting its first golf fundraiser to help support the school’s football program. The Heritage Golf Classic will be held June 20 at the Heritage Golf Course. Tee time is 1 p.m. Participants will have a chance to play with former NFL football...

Business Briefs – week of May 26, 2016

Meet with Renee Ellmers May 31 U.S. Congresswoman Renee Ellmers will be coming to Wake Forest for a town hall meeting Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at Wake Electric Membership Corp., lower-level meeting room, 100 S. Franklin Street, Wake Forest. All Chamber members and the community...

Tobacco a teen’s summer job in ’76

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1946 •Ethel Crittenden has retired after three decades as librarian at Wake Forest College. When she started in 1915, the library comprised about 20,000 volumes. She had two...

Museum fights hunger

WAKE FOREST — Turning the tables on childhood hunger, the Wake Forest Historical Museum raised $1,755.00 to help the Koinonia Foundation support the Backpack Buddies program. The donation was made as part of Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Day. Named for the school motto,...

Community Happenings — week of May 26, 2016

For more information about the following events, and a few more not listed here, see the Community Calendar at wakeweekly.com/events. Send calendar events to [email protected] Thursday, May 26 •Wake Forest Lions Club, dinner at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7. The Forks Cafeteria,...

DAR welcomes new member

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) shared a potluck luncheon for their final meeting of the 2015-2016 year at the Villas of Wake Forest Clubhouse. Two members shared historical details about their patriots. A new...

Hillside residents celebrate Nursing Home week

WAKE FOREST — Hillside Nursing and Rehab celebrated National Nursing Home Week, May 8-14. The theme for this year’s event was It’s a Small World, with a Big Heart. Mayor Vivian Jones presided over opening ceremonies to begin the week of festivities which recognized the undeniable...

Mildred Rice Timberlake, 92

Mildred Rice Timberlake, 92 On the wings of a snow white dove, God sent his pure sweet love a sign from above. God called Mildred Rice Timberlake home on May 16, 2016 to be among His angels and to walk the streets of gold. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at...