Meeting the candidates

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones, right, visits with resident Stan Joyner during a candidates forum hosted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening. Jones was there as was challenger, Bunn Police Chief Kent Winstead. About 115 people were...

Colors raised at town hall

Soldiers’ service remembered with new monthly observance. by David Leone See more pictures here. WAKE FOREST — Walter Ervin Cole served his country with the Army in World War II, paying the ultimate price when he was killed in action. The Wake Forest American Legion post is named...

Local students show The Importance of Being Earnest

WAKE FOREST — Three local residents will perform in William Peace Theater’s The Importance of Being Earnest this month. Wake Forest’s Rachel Pottern will play Lane, and Raleigh’s Delphon Curtis Jr. will play Algernon Moncreiff and Daryl Munroe will play Lady Bracknell in the Oct....

Richardson town hall meeting Tuesday

LOUISBURG — Rep. Bobbie Richardson (District 7, Franklin and Nash counties) will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., at Perry’s School, located in the Centerville area at 2226 Laurel Mill-Centerville Rd., Louisburg. The purpose of the meeting is for...

United Way abuzz with spelling bee plans

FRANKLINTON — The United Way of Franklin County spelling bee is set for Thursday, Oct. 23, at Franklinton High School, with a reception starting at 6 p.m. and spelling starting at 7 p.m. Schools, community organizations, businesses and churches are invited to sponsor a team of...

CenturyLink offers teachers’ grants

YOUNGSVILLE — Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grants, designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology. Full-time teachers in public or private...

Birthplace Society meeting Sunday, Oct. 12

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold its annual meeting Sunday, 2-5 p.m. at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The keynote speaker is Bethany Bradsher, a sportswriter whose latest book is about Wake Forest’s own Bones McKinney. During the meeting,...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Link your Harris Teeter and Target Red cards so the school may earn a percentage of your purchase. See harristeeter.com and use code 5683, or see target.com/tcoe, and use code...

Prepare for a deliciously haunted Halloween

Avoid Halloween makeup allergies and other reactions What are the horrors of Halloween? Many might say encountering a gruesome ghoul or a blood-sucking vampire is the most horrific part of Halloween. However, an allergic reaction can be just as scary as ghosts and goblins come...

Classical music series continues

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and Wake Forest ARTS presents a classical music series in October. All of the performances will be held at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. •Oct. 12 at 3 p.m., pianist David Kim, winner of several musical and academic...

Wake Forest author writes book on different faiths

BUIES CREEK — In his new book From Iran To America: Encounters With Many Faiths, George W. Braswell Jr., senior professor of world religions at the Campbell Divinity School and a resident of Wake Forest, draws on his own experiences to provide firsthand insight into the practices...

Democratic listening tour comes to town Oct. 13

WAKE FOREST — The four Democratic county commissioners — Sig Hutchinson, Matt Calabria, Jessica Holmes and John Burns — will be in Wake Forest and then Rolesville Tuesday, Oct. 13, as a part of a “listening tour” leading up to the Nov. 4 election. At 6 p.m., they will...

Manufacturing matters in Franklin County schools

FRANKLINTON — Phillip Price and Cody Peace are both seniors at Franklinton High School and are both part of a new career and technical education program in Franklin County Schools: Advanced Manufacturing. With the help of The Golden LEAF Foundation, Novozymes and a consortium of...

Wake Forest High presents “Stuart Little”

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School theater students, under the direction of Marie Jones, have connected to the parable of Stuart Little and the characters in his world by playing multiple roles to create a wide array of characters both animal and human who interact with Stuart...

Club helps Cougars keep marching

WAKE FOREST — Tony Gordon, right, of the North Raleigh Exchange Club, presents a check for $2,500 to Wake Forest High School band director Joel Tucker. Between donations to the band and scholarships for the school, the North Raleigh Exchange club has donated $20,000 over the last...

Long Mill Elementary teacher garners excellence award

YOUNGSVILLE — Charlene Shaffer, on right, from Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville, was named the 2014-15 Exceptional Children (EC) Teacher of Excellence Award from Franklin County Schools. Celebrating with Shaffer is Long Mill Principal, Dr. Monica Headen.

Make an impact, join a board

WAKE FOREST — Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15 for appointments to the following town of Wake Forest boards and commissions: •Board of Adjustment •Cemetery •Cultural Resources (applications accepted through Nov. 14) •Design Review •Greenway •Historic Preservati...

Art after hours, Friday, Oct. 10

AAH, it’s Friday! WAKE FOREST — Art After Hours takes place downtown tomorrow (Friday), beginning at 5 p.m. Most stores and studios will be open and serving refreshments. Events include: •Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones St., hosts LuAnne Payne with her pastel and...

Library happenings — October

In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, 919-870-4000). Most programs are...

Wake Forest parade applications due Oct. 15

WAKE FOREST — Applications to participate in the 2014 Wake Forest Christmas parade, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 13, will be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 15. For an application, see wakeforestdowntown.com, call Downtown Development Director Lisa Hayes at 919-435-9415, or e-mail...

Business Briefs

Supremia celebrates patients Supremia Dentistry will host a “See the Magic of Supremia” party Thursday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. Patients and the community can enjoy food, a magician and more at 1711 South Main St., Wake Forest. New agency offers hope, gifts To mark October as...