Town to show Cougars team love on Feb. 14

WAKE FOREST — The town is hosting a special community celebration Valentine’s Day to honor the 2014 Wake Forest High School football team. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m., right as the downtown Mardi Gras activities end. Last season the Cougars advanced to the 4AA state...

Ban smoking downtown?

Designed to attract people, gathering space now criticized for loiterers. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Can smoking be banned downtown? That’s one of the options floated during a governmental affairs committee meeting held at Wake Forest town hall Tuesday. The committee, made up...

County settles with Carlina Inc., for $1.5 million

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a mediated settlement of the long-running dispute with Carlina Inc., the former Fixed Base Operator of the Franklin County Airport on Monday. As a part of that settlement, the county will pay Carlina Inc., $1.5...

Purnell Road bridgework begins Feb. 23

WAKE FOREST — Work to replace the bridge spanning Horse Creek on Purnell Road is scheduled to begin Feb. 23, closing the road until June or July. A N.C. Department of Transportation message board announcing the closure will be set up on site beginning Monday, according to...

Rolesville honors long-lived resident

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners took a delightful turn from the regular business they usually handle to honor a special resident Monday night. Mayor Frank Eagles got up from his usual position behind the counter and came around to speak in person to Dorothy...

Got a tip? Wake Weekly hosts dinner for Safe Space

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly teamed up with Youngsville’s Women In Networking group and Over the Falls Deli Monday to raise money for Safe Space, the Domestic Violence foundation and shelter in Louisburg. Generous customer tips, all of the Forget-Me-Not Photo Booth sales and a...

How do you spell congratulations?

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Elementary School held its schoolwide spelling bee Jan. 22 and crowned Camryn Hennings as the spelling bee champion. Camryn is a fifth grader in Ms. DiGiovanni’s class and will advance to represent Rolesville Elementary at the Regional Spelling Bee to be...

Improv coming to town

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and Forest Moon Theater welcome improvisational theater back to Wake Forest March 7, at 7 p.m., with a fun-filled performance featuring the professional performing group Transactors Improv for Families and the Estessentials Teen...

S&P to pay $21.5 million to state

RALEIGH — Standard and Poor’s will pay $21.5 million to North Carolina to resolve the Attorney General’s state lawsuit claiming it inflated ratings for risky securities and misrepresented its objectivity before the 2008 financial crisis, Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a...

Movies for the grownups starting Feb. 9

WAKE FOREST — Beginning Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host free movie showings for adults on the second Monday of each month. Monday’s movie will be The Hundred-Foot Journey. Designed for adults ages 50 and over, Free at 3 will feature a variety of...

Founding members of CAP to receive medals

LOUISBURG — A Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for Civil Air Patrol Founding Members Lt. Col. Clive Goodwin, Jr. and 2nd Lt. Annie Stevenson Hyde will take place Feb. 7, 1 p.m., at Total Flight Solutions located at the Triangle North Executive Airport near Louisburg. Goodwin and...

Electric sale near?

Rates, risks to go down with divestiture. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A year ago, town officials learned that Duke Energy Progress might be willing to purchase the electricity generating assets of the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency. Wake Forest and Louisburg are among the...

Highway Patrol identifies man killed in collision

RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol has identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed Dec. 26 on N.C. 96 near Old Pearce Road. The deceased is Mateo Martinez Rodriguez, 55, of 153 Happy Trails Lane Newton Grove.  Family of Rodriguez was located in the state of Texas by the...

Student missing for six days located

WAKE FOREST — Less than 24 hours after alerting the public that Summer Jefferson was missing, Raleigh police were able to say that she had been “located and is okay.” At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Raleigh police requested the public’s help to locate Jefferson, 15. In a written...

Register now for Dream and Miracle leagues

Spring is around the corner and for children with special needs, it’s time to register for Wake Forest’s Dream League or Franklin County’s Miracle League. Wake Forest The Wake Forest Dream League is a baseball league designed for children with special needs ages 5-21....

Veteran suicide prevention act passed — Legislative briefs, week of Feb. 5, 2015

Clay Hunt SAV Act passed WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) act Tuesday. The bill was co-sponsored by freshman Senator Tom Tillis. The legislation directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual...

1935 citizens called for parks, playgrounds

This Week in History - week of Feb. 5, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •Petitions are circulating in Wake Forest and in Durham for a Durham-Wake Forest hard-surface highway. One reason college students...

Club members inspired by 9/11 survivor

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Jan. 20 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The guest speaker was Joseph Dittmar of Chapel Hill, who shared his experiences as a 9/11 survivor. Dittmar is in the...

Don’t miss blood donation opportunity

RALEIGH — Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a...

Find African-American ancestors

RALEIGH — The Finding your African-American ancestors workshop on Feb. 21 will introduce research techniques for finding African-American ancestors prior to 1870. The discussions will include slave laws during this time period and what materials are available at both the...

Learn how firearms evolved

RALEIGH — Joel Lane Museum House will present a lecture by Mike Helms, Evolution of Firearms from the Late 1700s to the Civil War, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the Visitors Center at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh. The pace of firearms development accelerated rapidly in the...

Mark calendars for these agricultural educational events

Educational meetings continue throughout the winter months for equine owners in the region. Mark your calendar and plan to attend an educational mini-series for area horse owners in February and March. All meetings will be held at the Extension Center’s Annex meeting room...

State still outpaces nation

by John Hood Ever since conservatives won majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly and began reducing taxes, spending and state regulation, liberals have predicted doom. Without sufficient government spending, they said, the North Carolina economy would suffer....

See 13th Amendment this month

RALEIGH — Visitors to the State Capitol this February can view North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment and meet some of the state’s first African American legislators. Folks can step back in time Feb. 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., during “With All Our Rights,” as the Capitol hosts...