Nominations for volunteer awards solicited

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Community Council is accepting nominations for its annual volunteer awards, including the Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement award, the Citizen of the Year award, and the Club of the Year award. The Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement award was first...

It was a ‘Duesy’ of a sight

While vacationing in the Outer Banks Oct. 21, Russell and Shirley Griffiths of Wake Forest were fortunate enough to see 21 rare Duesenberg autos parked at the Sanderling Resort in Duck. Pictured are just a few of them, which were in town as part of the Duesenberg Tour 2014 —...

Business Briefs

Free ACA workshops offered Certified Marketplace Broker Leslie McMillan of LSM Insurance Associates has scheduled three free seminars to discuss 2015 open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The seminars will take place Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at...

Improvements to USDA new farmer loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA recently announced several changes to Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs — changes designed to help more new farmers and ranchers. The new interim final rule will increase the micro-loan limit from $35,000 to $50,000. This program provides a...

High school marching bands drum up wins

WAKE FOREST — Several high school bands have marched their way to win numerous awards in recent competitions taking place across the area. The Franklinton High Red Rams marching band, led by Derek Southerland, took first place Oct. 25 in the AAA class competition at Greene...

Give an unused iPod a new life

WAKE FOREST — Music Academy South, 1241 S. Main St., Suite 11, is collecting gently used iPods and MP3 players to benefit Music and Memory, a nonprofit organization that brings personalized music to the elderly or infirmed through digital music technology. Musical memory is...

American Legion honors veterans Nov. 8

FRANKLINTON — Franklin American Legion Post 52 will recognize and honor veterans Saturday, Nov. 8, at an 11 a.m. ceremony at 40 American Legion Road. A free lunch will follow, including hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings. Games and children’s activities are also part of...

Krispy Kreme offers spooky treat Friday

WAKE FOREST — This Halloween, wear your favorite ghoulish getup and scare up a free sweet treat from Krispy Kreme. Tomorrow, Oct. 31, visit any participating Krispy Kreme location in costume and get a free doughnut of any available variety. Offer is valid while supplies last...

Gas prices fall below $3

RALEIGH — The U.S. average price of gasoline ($3.03 per gallon) continues its slide to levels last seen in December 2010, and as of Monday, more than one-half of the nation’s gas stations offer regular gasoline at prices below $3 per gallon. GasBuddy reports that of more than...

Wake Forest police reports — Oct. 30, 2014

Reported Oct. 20-Oct. 26. Arrests •Nicholas Steven Novin, 18, 12304 Cilcain Court, Raleigh, was arrested at 10988 Capital Blvd., following a traffic wreck at the intersection of Capital Boulevard and South Main Street, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and simple...

Wake Forest police citations — Oct. 30, 2014

Reported Oct. 16-23 •Oyamo Kaloondo Foster, 38, 139 W. Andrews Ave., Henderson, possession of Schedule VI controlled substance. Oct. 22, 12:32 a.m. •Arrielle Rene-Moore Boon, 30, 1414 Brookside Drive, Apt. 304, Raleigh, speeding. Oct. 22, 9:46 p.m. •Karen Brummett Grubb, 49, 5613...
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The thrill of victory

WW photos by David Allen and Marty Simpkins At right, Franklinton High School’s soccer team celebrates a tie-breaking goal before going on to defeat Durham High School of the Arts 5-2. The Red Rams are now conference champs and have clinched a playoff berth. Below, Ellie Lupton...
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A cut-through for Capcom

Road connections heralded by town board. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — “Yeah!” This was Jimmy Allen’s immediate reaction to hearing the news that the town of Wake Forest and N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) have agreed to connect the back end of Capcom...
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Youngsville soccer fields destroyed, kids lose practice area

By Clellie Allen Editor YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin-Wake Soccer Club, and its parent club, YAKS (Youngsville Area Kids Soccer), has had trouble in the past with people driving on their practice fields, necessitating expensive repairs. But the damage done Oct. 13 and 15 has made...
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Cooking with Grace

HMS student needs votes for national contest. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Grace Boudah, a multitalented sixth-grader at Heritage Middle, could win her school a lot of money if she wins an online cooking contest requiring community voting. The youth has a video...
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Spooky fun abounds this week

WAKE FOREST — The annual Halloween Spooktacular sponsored by the parks and recreation department takes place tonight, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. The free event is geared toward families with children ages 12 and younger....
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Man demands ride from deputies; patrol car rammed in escape attempt

On Patrol by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — A 30-year-old received a civics lesson Monday, courtesy of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He also received a trip to the Franklin County jail and a $2,000 bond. Napolean Lee Thomas called 911 shortly after 7 p.m. to request...
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Sewer line improvements to start Nov. 3

WAKE FOREST — The city of Raleigh and Park Construction Corp. of North Carolina are slated to begin construction on the Smith Creek Interceptor Improvement Project (SCIIP) Nov. 3. Located entirely within the town of Wake Forest service area, the SCIIP will install a new 30-inch...
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State fair traffic alert for weekend

RALEIGH — Due to expected high traffic volume in and around the State Fairgrounds this coming weekend, the State Highway Patrol will be closing the eastbound and westbound exit ramps leading from Wade Avenue onto Blue Ridge Road Friday through Sunday. Friday’s ramp closures are...
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YMCA steps up its annual fundraising campaign

Every donated dollar helps Wake Forest area youths, adults By David Leone Associate Editor Heather Holding plays the percentages. Along with her husband, James, the stalwart Wake Forest community volunteer has thrown herself into the YMCA’s We Build People annual campaign,...

Girls day out Friday

WAKE FOREST — October is breast cancer awareness month, and Rex Hospital Foundation and The Wake Weekly are helping women get their yearly mammograms while having fun at the same time. Wear something pink and join the festivities Friday starting at 9:30 a.m. The Rex mammogram bus...
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Suretech supports cancer awareness

YOUNGSVILLE — The ladies (and men) of Suretech Assembly in Youngsville donned their pink-adorned T-shirts in support of women they know and love who have battled the disease. They would like to acknowledge Gabby at Youngsville’s Silver Lining Screen Print for coming through with...
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Church offers hope with free clinic

WAKE FOREST — Hope Lutheran Church is hosting Touched By Hope, a free community medical clinic, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast or lunch will be provided free of charge. Free services include medical, dental and optical screenings; a clothing closet; a food pantry,...
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Activities mark Domestic Violence Awareness month

FRANKLIN COUNTY — October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and surrounding counties and Safe Space are taking part with the following activities: •Drop-off locations have been set up to collect items needed by Safe Space, including cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies,...