Health Expo TODAY

WAKE FOREST — Don’t miss the 5th annual Health and Wellness Expo taking place today (Thursday), 1-6 p.m. in The Factory in Wake Forest. It’s the perfect time to check out local health providers — all without the need to schedule an appointment or sit in a waiting room. Plus,...

Shooting victim was ‘kind, capable’

Murdered woman lived in Youngsville, was a Franklin Academy grad. By David Leone RALEIGH — A former Youngsville resident and Franklin Academy graduate was shot and killed Saturday and her boyfriend has been charged with murder. She was six months pregnant. Kimberly Dianne...

Residents ask for nothing

Greenway trailhead should be skipped, they say. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — About 100 people attended a public information session about the plan to build a new Smith Creek Greenway trailhead between the Moss Creek neighborhood and Raleigh’s wastewater treatment plant on Ligon...

Court allows case to go forward

Former police officer suing town claiming discrimination due to pregnancy. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A federal court has lifted a stay, allowing a sex discrimination and wrongful firing lawsuit against the town of Wake Forest to proceed. On April 3, U.S. District Judge...

Rolesville man charged with SECU robbery

RALEIGH — Police have arrested Rolesville resident Jimmie Earl Godfrey, 43, and charged him with common-law robbery in connection with the Monday robbery of the State Employees Credit Union at 4262 Louisburg Road. Godfrey, whose home address is listed as 122 Waterstone Lane,...

Town warns of fraudsters trying to get into homes

ROLESVILLE — Police are warning residents to be on the look out for a man and a woman who reportedly posed as utility workers completing water samples to try to gain access to homes and yards on Coley Street and the 500 block of East Young Street April 16. “The Town of Rolesville...

Youngsville library holds book sale Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Friends of the Youngsville Library are having a book sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Youngsville Library. Anyone wanting to donate books can drop them off at the library during days before the event. The library is located at 218 U.S. 1-A South in...

Area sports history featured in Smithsonian exhibit

For six weeks, the Wake Forest Historical Museum is hosting Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a traveling exhibition brought by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution.

Rec Day parade launches season

Rolesville was filled with smiles, laughter and lots of “play ball” as the annual Rec Day parade and first games marked the beginning of spring ball season Saturday. Rolesville boasts one of the fastest growing youth softball and baseball programs in the area for kids ages 4-14....

DOT delays work on Rolesville bypass

ROLESVILLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation has postponed indefinitely two detours that had been planned for April 17-19 on the U.S. 401 Rolesville bypass. The work is part of a $25 million project to build 5.8-miles of the bypass between Louisbury Road and N.C. 96. It is...

Six Sundays in Spring kicks off Sunday

WAKE FOREST — From jazz and big band swing to reggae and folk pop, there’s something for all music lovers at this year’s Six Sundays in Spring concert series. Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, the performances get underway Sunday, April 26, at 5 p.m. with MikeMickXer. Sunday’s...

Wake Forest Has Talent! finalists announced

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest ARTS announced the finalists in its inaugural Wake Forest Has Talent! competition. All the finalists have been booked to perform during one of the Six Sundays in Spring concert series, which begins this Sunday. “We reviewed many terrific auditions,” said...

Resource fair for families with special needs Saturday

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

Researchers predict quiet hurricane season

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will be significantly less active than the overall averages from 1950 to the present, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. This year should see four to six named storms forming in the Atlantic...

Free Money Smart seminar for older adults

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Senior Center and Kerr Tar Area on Aging are holding a free financial seminar on helping older adults avoid financial exploitation April 29, 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Vance-Granville Community College, Franklin County campus, 8100 N.C. 56, Louisburg. The...

Friends of Wake Forest Library used book sale May 2

WAKE FOREST — The Friends of the Wake Forest Library annual used book sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, coinciding with the annual Meet in the Street event in Historic Downtown Wake Forest. The sale will be held at the Ledford Center, 120 South Wingate, on the campus of the...

Wake Reps file to expand mental health crisis beds

Legislative Watch — week of April 23, 2015 So far this 2015 session, there have been 1,654 bills filed in the House and Senate combined. Here are some highlights: Wake Reps file to expand mental health crisis beds Representatives Chris Malone, Marilyn Avila, and Gary Pendleton,...

Brothers play brothers in Arsenic and Old Lace

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School Theater program will present the 1941 classic, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In this wickedly delightful farce, the Brewster family brims with charming, eccentric — albeit homicidal —...

Seussical Jr. coming to Heritage Middle

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School theatre arts program will perform Seussical Jr., Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 and may be purchased in advance at the school office from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or at the door the night of the performance. The...

Goodbye Big Kahuna

Staff, family, friends share stories at retiring manager’s reception. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Who is Mark Williams? The Eagle Scout, a man who must finish what he started? What about a basketball and soccer coach to generations of kids? Is he the kind of father who inspires...

Trentini scholars named

Endowment must grow, president says. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There are some  students  around here who have achieved more in their first 18 years than some do their whole lives. But only one of them gets to grab the brass ring of scholarships — the 2015 Trentini Award. That...

Franklin Academy team wins bridge-building competition

WAKE FOREST — For the third consecutive year, the Franklin Academy bridge building team won first place overall in the North Carolina Department of Transportation Statewide Model Bridge Building Competition held on Friday, April 17 at the Department of Transportation auditorium...

Wakefield Elementary students ‘Jump Rope for Heart’

RALEIGH — Wakefield Elementary participated in Jump Rope for Heart for the 15th consecutive year to help support the American Heart Association. The students raised $4,440.53 this year. The top fundraisers were Alex Numbers and Hunter Hardy. All students took part in a three-week...

Heritage Middle School students raise thousands for St. Baldricks

WAKE FOREST — Over the last five years, Heritage Middle School students, led by teacher Chad Barringer, have raised more than $111,600 for pediatric cancer research through the local St. Baldrick’s Foundation shave-a-thons. This year, the school’s Bald Patriots raised $15,146,...