Cedar Creek Road closes Friday: bridge replacement

YOUNGSVILLE — A lighted N.C. Department of Transportation sign went up last week on Cedar Creek Road to warn drivers that the road will be closing Friday as the S.T. Wooten Corporation begins to replace the bridge across Cedar Creek. The road will be closed from Forest Bridge...

Youngsville commissioners consider 2-cent tax increase

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville board of commissioners will hold a public hearing and then vote on the 2015-16 budget tonight (Thursday) during their regularly scheduled board meeting at the Youngsville Community House, 115 E. Main St. When the budget was presented previously, Town...

Franklin County fire departments receive state grants

RALEIGH — More than $9.5 million of state grant money has been awarded to 574 volunteer fired departments across the state. The Volunteer Fire Department Fund, administered by the N.C. Office of the State Fire Marshal, was created by the general assembly in 1988 to provide dollar...

Harvesting rain water 101

by Bill Lord Area Environmental Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service On average, North Carolina gets 12 1-inch rain storms per year. One inch of rainfall on a 1,000 square foot roof produces 650 gallons of water. Where does that water go? If you live in a city or town and...

Viele named PTA volunteer of year

School Briefs — Week of June 11, 2015 Send school news, photos to schools@wakeweekly.com. Wakefield Elementary School •Amanda Viele has been named PTA volunteer of the year. She was thanked with a gift card to Lily Mae’s, the Volunteer-of-the-Year parking spot and her name etched...

Team Sanchez’s cup runneth over

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Team Sanchez defeated Team Mallory 29-18 in tennis to win the fourth Avery Cup Championship at Flaherty Park. The championship consisted of a men’s double, a women’s double and two mixed doubles. All four matches combined their total wins in games...

Close online sales safely

WAKE FOREST — A 2014 “Daily Dot” study of Craigslist transactions in the United States over a 30-day period revealed the occurrence of 74 criminal incidents in 27 states, including the District of Columbia. Of those incidents, 11 resulted in violence, three resulted in death, and...

Wake Forest area land for sale, cheap, in 1985

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Hollowell’s Food Store in Wake Forest is having its grand re-opening after remodeling. Store Manager John D. Lyon says the improvements have been planned for a year. One...

Wake Forest Power to change out electric meters

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Power has begun a three-year project to upgrade the electric meters for all residential and commercial customers. Through 2018, Wake Forest Power technicians will replace nearly 7,000 power line carrier meters with new radio frequency (RF) meters. In...

Police asking for help

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying three individuals wanted for questioning in two separate incidents. The first individual is wanted for questioning in connection with a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and...

Fox attacks joggers, highlights need of rabies prevention

RALEIGH — An aggressive and potentially rabid fox kept a Raleigh neighborhood on edge Tuesday after it reportedly bit one adult, chased another and bit the shoe of child, although the child was not injured. The woman who was bitten told EMS dispatchers she was just walking down...

Emergency only: Illegal and dangerous to stop on side of interstate highways

RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol will be stepping up its enforcement on illegally stopped vehicles along North Carolina’s interstate highways in an effort to save lives and increase safety for the motoring public. Over the last five years, nearly 20 percent of all fatalities on...

More than one way to win

WAKE FOREST — Storyteller’s Book Store recently hosted an author reading for Lauren Bridges’ new children’s book, Zelda Finds a Way to Win, about overcoming adversity. Bridges will read again from the book Saturday, June 20, at Ollie’s in downtown Wake Forest from 1 to 3 p.m....

New nursing program available at VGCC

HENDERSON — Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, students wanting to enter the field of nursing will be able to apply simultaneously to both N.C. A&T University and to Vance-Granville, or one of the other community colleges. Up to 30 students a year will be admitted into...

Mini food truck rodeo in Louisburg June 16

Business Briefs — Week of May 21, 2015 Brinkley chosen as UNC law school dean Martin H. Brinkley, a partner in the law firm of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP in Raleigh has been named as the 14th dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

Credit reporting agencies fined $6 million for errors

RALEIGH — The three major credit reporting agencies (CRAs), Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, will pay $6 million to North Carolina and 30 other states and make significant changes to their business practices to benefit consumers, says N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper. The...

Explore your inner psyche

WAKE FOREST — Call it an exploration in shape. This Friday, as part of the monthly downtown Art After Hours series, The Wake Forest Cotton Company, 306 S. White St. hosts N.C. native and abstract artist Justin Helms. Helms’ paintings delve into dimension while connecting to the...

Styers serves as Senate page

Kudos — Week of June 11 Send outstanding student news to kudos@wakeweekly.com. Styers serves as page Hannah Styers, a sophomore at Franklinton High School, served as a Senate Page, working with Senator Chad Barefoot (Wake, Franklin), May 18-21 (see photo at right). Outstanding...

4-H Livestock orientation June 30

LOUISBURG — All area youth who would like to show heifers, sheep, and goats at the 4-County 4-H Livestock Show Sept. 25 are invited to an orientation meeting to explain the details of the popular animal project, June 30, 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension...

Irwin completes basic training

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Air Force Airman 1st Class Charles A. Irwin has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Irwin completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air...

Outstanding community service

ROLESVILLE — Megan Henthorn, a sixth grader at Thales Academy in Rolesville, organized a food drive in her neighborhood to help stock the shelves at the Salvation Army. “It was a great success. We filled up our trailer and delivered the food May 3,” said Danielle Henthor...

Ask Dr. Universe: What’s a microchip?

(Editor’s note: Dr. Wendy Sue Universe is the mascot of a team of experts at Washington State University who use the voice of Dr. Universe to answer kids’ questions. We’ll include these columns this summer as something fun for kids to read.) Dear Dr. Universe, What is a...

Wheelbarrowful of fun!

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy third- through fifth-graders celebrated the end of the school year with a field day June 2. Students participated in a variety of backyard games such as tetherball, horseshoes and tug-o-war. While inclement weather shortened the event, students...

Eddie Haughey named director of secondary education

LOUISBURG — Following a special-called meeting, Eddie Haughey was hired as director of secondary education by the Franklin County Board of Education May 26. Haughey currently serves as the director of safety and security for Franklin County Schools and will continue to carry-out...