Rolesville band performs at Disney World

ROLESVILLE — Members of Rolesville High School Concert Band became stars of their own Disney show May 8, when they entertained resort guests at Melody Gardens Theater in the Epcot Theme Park of Disney World. The group traveled from Rolesville to the Walt Disney World Resort in...

Heritage students win poetry contest

WAKE FOREST — Clayton Walker of Rolesville and Janelle Maffucci of Wake Forest have each had a poetry entry in the National High School Poetry Contest accepted for publication. Clayton’s poem, Would I Be, will appear in the summer edition of the American High School Poets...

Have tea with an artist

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) invites the public to an afternoon tea with featured artist Jackie Dove-Miller, Saturday, May 30, 3-5 p.m. at the FCAC Gallery, 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton. Jackie will exhibit her photography and read from her latest book of...

Safeguard yourself from summertime ailments and accidents

Summer is often marked by vacations, recreational events and relaxing moments spent by the pool or on the beach. But when the weather heats up, so can potential health hazards that can ruin all of the fun. The following are some of the more common summertime ailments and how to...

Ideas for pool perimeter landscaping

With the rise of the “staycation,” more and more homeowners are turning their backyards into their own private oases. The centerpiece of many such retreats is a refreshing and inviting pool. Whether above-ground or inground models, pools make for welcoming spots to enjoy warm...

Skateboard tourney drew from three states in ’85

This Week in History - May 21, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Green Acres neighborhood homes are now for sale on Seawell Road, off U.S. 1-A, Wake Forest. Mr. and Mrs. Nurney Bond, owners and...

Police host BikeSafe rider skills day

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department will host a free BikeSafe rider skills day on Friday, June 5, beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Wake Forest Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St. Area motorcyclists are invited to participate in the course designed to make riding a...

Wake Forest police reports – May 21, 2015

Arrests Reported May 4-17. •Luis David Castrillon, 42, 413 Otway Road, was arrested at 3600 Rogers Road and charged with driving while impaired (DWI). He was taken to the Wake County jail. May 17, 2:15 a.m. •Roberto Ortega Velaj, 36, 148 Rustic Ridge, Franklinton, was arrested at...

Perry, Coward to wed

Mr. And Mrs. Ronald C. Perry of Rolesville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Page Perry, to Joseph Walker Coward, son of Ms. Cathy McLaurin of Wadesboro and Mr. Robert Coward of Rockingham. The couple will be married at The Sutherland in Wake...

Feeding Franklin spring food drive ends May 27

FRANKLINTON — The United Way of Franklin County Feeding Franklin spring food drive has begun and lasts thru May 27. Anyone may take non-perishable donations to any Franklin County library branch or town hall in Louisburg, Bunn, Youngsville or Franklinton or to the Franklin County...

Community responds to help teacher made homeless by fire

WAKE FOREST — Long-time Wake Forest High School special education teacher John Hardymon got a call Monday afternoon no one wants to receive. It was a neighbor calling to tell him his house was on fire. Hardymon reportedly got home in time to see his Franklinton home destroyed by...

New ‘Olde’ subdivision decried

Confusion over whether it's a new plan or not. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Contrary to its name, the Olde Wake Forest subdivision planned for the stub-end of North Wingate Street would actually bring something new to the historic district. It would be the first infill...

Town hiring on hold

Wake Forest budget restores fund balance at expense of new positions. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town’s $59.4 million budget draft was revealed Tuesday, showing no increase in taxes or fees for residents. But it also shows a plan to increase the fund balance (reserve fund)...

Gardeners host annual plant sale Saturday

ROLESVILLE — The Community Gardeners of Rolesville will host their annual plant sale Saturday, May 9, on the corner of Young and Main Streets, at the Rolesville Farmer’s Market.   Perennials and annuals will be available beginning at 8 a.m.  Local handmade grapevine wreaths will...

Former slave interviewed in 1945

Ellen Lewis features in Legendary Locals book. by David Leone Editor’s note: When looking through the archives of the former Wake Forest College newspaper, Old Gold & Black, we happened upon an interview writer Sue Marshall did with Wake Forest native Ellen Lewis, a nurse and...

Rolesville considers ban of outdoor displays

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Commissioners tackled several housekeeping-like issues at their board meeting Monday, including establishing a no-parking zone along East Young Street to help alleviate traffic that backs up  at the intersection with U.S. 401 during morning and...

See Wake Forest’s ‘hidden gem’ backyards

Tickets to help club projects throughout the year. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — You may have heard about the garden party, but do you know about the garden walk? Saturday, 10 or so homes in Wake Forest’s Historic District will be open to select members of the public for a walking...

Rolesville farmers market opens Saturday

The Rolesville Farmers Market will open for the 2015 season Saturday. The market will be held at 105 W. Young Street every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through October. The farmers market hosts a rotating variety of vendors offering local produce, baked goods, crafts and art work....

Bike rodeo in Rolesville Saturday

More Community Happenings! submit events to news@wakeweekly.com Strawberry festival Friday The annual Franklin County Strawberry Festival is Friday at the Franklin County Farmers Market beginning at 10:30 a.m. when all recipe entries are due. Judging begins at 11, as does the...

Manager search narrows

Roe O’Donnell takes over, for a time. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The candidate field for town manager has been narrowed to three and the final answer may be revealed shortly, town officials say. “We don’t have an answer yet. I hope we’ll have an answer by the end of the week,”...

File for money from SunTrust mortgage settlement by June 4

RALEIGH — More than 2,200 North Carolinians who lost their homes to foreclosure by SunTrust are eligible for direct cash payments totaling approximately $2 million, but they must file to claim their money by June 4, Attorney General Roy Cooper reminds consumers. “Recovering from...

Dairy farm turned golf course in ’95

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1935 •Wake Forest Fire Chief John Taylor warns that several household items are dangerous if misused. For example, all electric irons should be equipped with the capability to shut...

Spring dance planned for kids with special needs

BUNN — A spring dance is open to children and adults with special needs ages 10 and up, along with their families. The dance is Saturday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bunn High School cafeteria, 29 Bunn Elementary School Road, Bunn. For more information, contact Joyce McLeod...