Woman’s Club back in action

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Woman’s Club, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community service organization, will begin its 2014-15 meetings tonight at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month (September through May), and...

Band of Oz kicks off concert series

LOUISBURG — The Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC) at Louisburg College announces the lineup for the 2014-15 Allen De Hart concert series. •Sept. 26 — North Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame inductees, Band of Oz. •Oct. 16 — American Idol’s 2013 winner Ruben Studdar...

Calling all photographers

RALEIGH — The Downtown Raleigh Alliance, in cooperation with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Raleigh Convention Center, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the City of Raleigh Economic Development Office, the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, is...

American Legion delivers for kids

Monica Cash, a member of the American Legion Riders and of American Legion Post 116, partnered with Walter E. Cole American Legion Post 187 in Wake Forest to collect school supplies for the children of Warrior Transition Battalion soldiers at Fort Bragg. The supplies were taken...

Bikefest returns to downtown

WAKE FOREST — A motorcycle rally is planned for Sunday, Sept. 21, from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Wake Forest. The Motorcycle Cruise-In will be centered around Lumpy’s Ice Cream at 306 E. Wait Ave. The business is owned by Neil “Buck” Buchanan, an avid motorcycle rider. In addition to...

Dive in, doggies!

RALEIGH — The Kerr Family YMCA hosts its annual Doggy Dive In Friday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Furry friends are allowed to swim and play in the outdoor pool, and a dog wash will be provided by Dirty Dogs Spa. Gift bags and a raffle will add to the excitement, and hot dogs...

Town to pay 1/3 mil for downtown property

ROLESVILLE — Coming out of closed session Tuesday night, commissioners approved the purchase of 101 W. Young St. for $335,000 according to an e-mail from Town Manager Bryan Hicks early Wednesday afternoon. The property, which has a 1930 building locals will recognize as the...

Blow the dirt off your cartridge

Let’s take a walk down memory lane for a moment. Remember the time when video games were sold as cartridges? Seems like ages, but it was only a little over a decade ago. Atari console was the first system I ever played and it had the infamous cartridges. Putting data on a device...

This Week In History – Sept. 4, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Federal and state agents raided an illegal still west of Youngsville, arresting eight men and destroying 12,000 gallons of mash, including 700 gallons of whiskey. One man...

Library News – Sept. 4, 2014

Library kicks off busy fall 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,...

Catch a flick Friday

WAKE FOREST — First Friday Flix returns to the Renaissance Centre Friday, with a screening of Madagascar. The movie starts at 7 p.m., and concessions including popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase. First Friday Flix movie screenings are free and open to the...

Free mammograms Oct. 3

RALEIGH — The mobile Rex mammogram unit sponsored by The Wake Weekly will provide free mammogram screenings at the Power of Pink Tennis and Golf Event Oct. 3 at the TPC Sports Club in Raleigh. The fundraiser kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and proceeds raised will help...

Cycle-a-thon helps foster children

ROLESVILLE — Nonprofit organization Mercy for America’s Children will hold its second annual Cycle-a-Thon fundraiser Sept. 13 at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Cycle-a-Thon will feature multiple teams each riding a stationary bike for a total...

What’s it worth?

WAKE FOREST — Have you ever wondered if that family heirloom is really valuable — or is it just priceless to you? Find out Saturday as Carillon Assisted Living of Wake Forest hosts the Antique Road Extravaganza at 3218 Heritage Trade Drive from 1 to 4 p.m. A professional...

Voting laws enforceable

RALEIGH — A federal judge in Winston-Salem denied a petition to enjoin the State Board of Elections’ implementation of new voting laws enacted in August 2013. The NAACP, League of Women Voters and other plaintiffs had requested that Judge Thomas Schroder delay implementation of...

Pancakes for pucks

WAKE FOREST — The Triangle Figure Skating Club will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebees, 11805 Retail Drive. All proceeds raised by the athletes will be used to help support their ice hockey athletes as they prepare for the new season. Tickets...

American Legion fish fry Sept. 19

FRANKLINTON — American Legion Post 52 is holding a fish fry fundraiser Friday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton. Dinner plates will be on sale for $8, and include buttered potatoes, slaw, hush puppies and a drink. Plate orders may be...

DuBois class of ’64 gathers

WAKE FOREST — The 1964 graduation class of DuBois High School celebrated its 50th reunion last weekend at Highwood’s Holiday Inn in Raleigh. Sherle Boone and Tassie Brooks, former class king and queen, served as master and mistress of ceremony. Thomas E. Jefferies, the guest of...

After the movie, we’ll talk

WAKE FOREST — A new monthly movie series at the Renaissance Centre begins Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., for movie lovers who want to talk it out afterward. Cinema at the Centre invites participants to watch and discuss films in a manner that encourages critical thinking while considering...

Lachniet graduates

WAKE FOREST — Col. Mark W. Lachniet has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer...
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Tiny chef creates big competition in annual barbecue tourney

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Meet Emerald Richards, who could become the next star of barbecue at the 5th annual Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands Fest. Emerald has been barbecuing for half her life. With a custom-height Weber grill and free rein of her kitchen’s spice...
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Artists’ tour triples in size

Explosion in artists, venues for Sept. 6-7 art walk. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Normally, when announcing their annual Tour of Artists, the Wake Forest Guild of Artists sends out a press release. This year, they sent five. They may have run out of page space, writing about all...

RST to resume work

River crossing permit clears hurdle; fiber-optic company customers could be online within a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The company that promised super-speed fiber optic Internet to the community has been waiting for months on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a...
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Four-car crack-up

WAKE FOREST — A tow truck operator hauls away a Ford following a multi-vehicle collision Tuesday on Rogers Road near Real McCoy’s. Wake Forest police say drivers of three vehicles were in the left lane waiting to turn at 3:15 p.m. when the Ford was struck from behind by a Nissan,...