Local food roast Friday

LOUISBURG — Before there were food truck rodeos, there was the local food roast. The Farmer’s Market at Shannon Village Shopping Center hosts one Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., or until sold out. The menu, prepared by 215 Smokehouse Catering, includes Hawaiian chicken with special...

Wakefield Elementary could turn traditional

CARY — In an move that Wake County Public Schools staff say would make more efficient use of classroom space, the school board is considering a calendar change at Wakefield Elementary and three other elementary schools, plus middle school, for 2015-16 academic year. Wakefield...

Adopt a kitty at PetSmart

WAKE FOREST — Purr Partners Feline Rescue of Youngsville is holding adoption events at PetSmart in Wake Forest each weekend. Hours are Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. PetSmart is located at 11835 Retail Drive. For more information, call 919-906-8243 or see...

Grace Haven to hold flapjack fundraiser

WAKE FOREST — Grace haven Baptist Fellowship Church will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Applebee’s, 11805 Retail Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door or may be purchased by calling 919-671-2340. All proceeds raised will go to develop missionary programs...
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Troop 305 Eagle Scouts honored

From left, Patrick Watts, Ryan McLain, Sam McLain, Troy Despain and Casey Epps, of Troop No. 305 in Wake Forest, were named to the prestigious Eagle Scout Court of Honor in a ceremony Aug. 10 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Teen to compete in state pageant

WAKE FOREST — Miss Wake Forest Teen USA 2015 Victoria Miller, 16, will compete for the North Carolina title Oct. 10 and 11 in High Point. A junior at Heritage High, she is the daughter of Charlie and Teresa Hamaty. Miller is a longtime member of the Wake Forest Boys & Girls...
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This Week in History — Aug. 21, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wake Forest police constable Louis Pearce was struck by his own vehicle as he jumped toward a ditch to escape a wreck. An 18-year-old lost control of another vehicle, which...
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See Toy Story Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Parks and Recreation presents the summer’s final free movie Saturday night, with a screening of Toy Story. Bring chairs and blankets to the Rolesville Middle School football field, 4700 Burlington Mills Road, where the movie starts at 8 p.m. Concessions...
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WF cadets attend leadership camp

By Cadets Benjamin Kris and Jackson Matthews Sixteen cadets departed from Wake Forest High School June 15 and headed 198 miles to JCLC (Junior Cadet Leadership Course) summer camp at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va. After they arrived, the cadets were split up into two...

Business Briefs – August 21, 2014

Thompson joins Traditions Cristi Thompson of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services was recently named sales manager at Traditions of Wake Forest. Thompson started her real estate career in 2007 and in 2011 joined the Heritage Wake Forest sales team as a...

Golf all day for a cause

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will host the Longest Day In Golf at The River Golf and Country Club, 170 Clearwater Road, Louisburg. The tournament takes place Wednesday, Aug. 27, starting at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per two-person team, and players are...

Christmas parade applications available

WAKE FOREST — It’s just about time for school to start, which means it’s not too early to start thinking about Wake Forest’s Christmas parade. Yes, seriously. Applications for the 2014 parade may be submitted by mail to Wake Forest Christmas Parade, c/o Wake Forest Downtown,...
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Kicking for a cure

Charli French kicks with heart at the Innovative Martial Arts Academy Kick-A-Thon in Wake Forest Aug. 16. Students at the academy gathered sponsors to donate money, and their efforts raised $2,330 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The top fundraisers were Victoria Crane, Dean...

Music festival Sept. 20

CREEDMOOR — The 23rd annual Creedmoor Music Festival is slated for Sept. 20, complete with live music, food and craft vendors, a car show and a variety of children’s activities. The music lineup includes a high school marching band, elementary school choir, bluegrass, hip-hop,...

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...

Celebrate the dog (and cat) days of summer

YOUNGSVILLE — A day of fun to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hill Ridge Farms, 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville. Barbecue plates from Red Hot & Blue will be sold for $8 and tickets will be sold for a $2,500 raffle, along...
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Motorcyclist killed

WAKE FOREST — A Franklinton man lost his life the evening of Aug. 7 after having to ditch his motorcycle when another vehicle reportedly cut him off. Johnny Macon Pleasants, 57, and a passenger, Sharon Ray McCloud of Wake Forest, were headed north on Capital Boulevard near the...
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Unsung hero receives Congressional medal

Youngsville resident part of newly lauded Civil Air Patrol. By Carol Taber YOUNGSVILLE — Have you ever wondered why the east coast of the United States was not ravaged during World War II? The answer, in part, is because of the under-recognized work of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)...
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Purple Heart veterans honored

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For their annual dinner every year, the Purple Heart Foundation brings in a guest speaker with an impeccable record, worthy of praise. But ask any attendee, from the speaker themselves down to the Boy Scouts serving sweet tea, the heroes of the day...
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Heritage grocery coming?

New development slated for Rogers-Forestville crossing. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A second grocery is slated for Rogers Road. A plan for the Shoppes at Heritage is currently under review at the Wake Forest Planning Department. The name of the store isn’t listed on the plans,...
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Rollover wreck

The Wake Forest Fire and Police departments responded along with EMS to a driver who had flipped his vehicle off the road Tuesday night. Upon investigation officers said the driver had momentarily lost control and clipped a tree coming over the hill on Main Street right before...
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Art after dark

Painter Dan Nelson’s vibrant downtown Wake Forest street scene really comes to life when the rest of the picture is made black and white. We caught Nelson putting the finishing touches on his piece during Friday’s Art After Hours.