Church to give school supplies

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a bookbag and school supplies giveaway Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is geared toward elementary-age children, and all are welcome. The church is located at 5 Green Hill Road. For more information, e-mail...

Senior Center yard sale Aug. 8-9

WAKE FOREST — The Northern Wake Senior Center yard and bake sale takes place Aug. 8-9 at 235 East Holding Ave. Friday hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are accepted Thursday, Aug. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clothing will not be...

Free gospel concert Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Branchettes will perform a free concert Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The Branchettes feature Wilbur Tharpe and Lena Mae Perry, whose styles and repertoire are deeply rooted in the older African-American musical traditions...

FHS hosts reunion

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School class of 1984 is hosting a reunion for FHS 1980-89 graduates Sept. 26 and 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton. For more information, call Snowdean Jones Cannady at 919-818-0075 or e-mail snow@warrenshacklaw.com; or call Tony Harris at 919-291-4204...

Bocce ball court dedicated

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department held a dedication ceremony Friday to unveil the new bocce ball court at Tyler Run Park, 830 Pineview Drive, and honor the Boy Scout who made it possible. Jared Blaylock designed and constructed...

Church hosts arts showcase

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Family Church hosts the second Arts Café Summer Showcase Friday at 7 p.m. The Christian arts showcase features mime, dance, rap and spoken word. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The church is located at 231 Capcom Avenue. For more...

What’s in season at markets?

I am asked throughout the growing season what produce is in season. Keep in mind that the list does not reflect what is available at the grocery store. Peaches are generally ready June through September. Apples and grapes are generally ready August through October. Blueberries...

Reserve town facilities for 2015 starting Monday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will accept 2015 facility rental reservations for selected town facilities starting Monday at 8 a.m. Reservations for the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., and spaces at E. Carroll...

Adams’ memorial service Friday

WAKE FOREST — A celebration of life memorial service for Timothy Michael Adams, 18, of Wake Forest, will take place Friday at 6 p.m., at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned July 5 in the Tuckaseigee River...

Charges brought in death of infant

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Three weeks after discovering the body of a dead 8.5-pound newborn baby girl buried in the yard of a Fox Ridge Farms home, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest. Ashley Marie Reed, 16, 114 Southcreek Drive, was arrested Tuesday...

Cast chosen for Helium theater production

Forest Moon Theater Company to present comedy/drama in September. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company has selected the cast for its next play, Helium, which will be presented at the town’s new Renaissance Centre Sept. 19-27. The cast consists of Lisa Binon as...

Free health clinic at Richland Creek Church

WAKE FOREST — As a part of its outreach mission, Live, Love, Serve, Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, will host a community health clinic Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. The services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis...

‘Can’t wait for Chirba, Chirba!’

Wake Forest’s first food truck rodeo is Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There is nothing quite so enticing to modern man (and woman!) as the thought of filling up one’s stomach with delicious food. So area residents are pleased to hear about a food truck rodeo coming to...

Hey, check this out!

Sebastian Kavanaugh directs Rachel Mahoney to look at a large, pointy caterpillar (on the leaf) during a Wake County Extension Master Gardeners Green Thumb Camp at Flaherty Park Community Center Monday. The youths were learning about butterflies and moths, in all stages of...

Details slim in police raid

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Law enforcement officials have provided few details about Friday’s daytime raid of an East End home that involved 20-plus officers in riot gear with assault-style rifles. Witnesses stated they saw a SWAT team jump out of an unmarked van yelling “Go!...

Wake Forest police officer retires

Wake Forest Police Officer Teresa Gurley recently retired after a little more than 10 years on the town’s force. She is shown here being presented her badge and gun by Police Chief Jeff Leonard. Gurley spent four years as a school resource officer at Wake Forest (-Rolesville)...

Sponsors sought for Purple Heart dinner

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available — and sponsors are still needed — for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Wake...

Clint Black to play Sept. 23

LOUISBURG — A country music legend will be leavin’ here a better man, having performed to raise money for a good cause. The Friends of the Franklin County Cancer Center will host Clint Black in a concert to benefit breast cancer Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Louisburg College...

A party for two or more

One of the things I constantly look for in a game is good cooperative gameplay. The draw for me is experiencing a story with a friend, much as I go to the movies with friends. But just like movies, games can be disappointing, so a well-made game is always great to find. One that...

Can Disney make a good racing game?

For my current generation gaming fans you have the wonderful option of finding hidden gems out there for a decent price. This week I will introduce you to Split/Second, a racing video game published by Disney Interactive Studios for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. When this game...

Golden Corral sends kids to camp with money raised

RALEIGH — Golden Corral Grill/Buffet Restaurants, including the Wake Forest location, have raised more than $300,000 to send 579 kids to Camp Corral. Camp Corral is a free summer camp for children of wounded or disabled military families. Across the U.S., Golden Corral...

Reserve town facilities for 2015 starting Aug. 4

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will accept 2015 facility rental reservations for selected town facilities starting Aug. 4 at 8 a.m. Reservations for the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., and spaces at E. Carroll...

Express plan review available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Inspections Department has introduced Express Residential Plan Review (ERPR). A real-time permit application review program for specific residential additions and renovations, ERPR may also be used for accessory structures, such as decks, covered...

Herouxs run in the family

Retired Army Colonel Rich Heroux, left, administers the oath of enlistment July 2 to his grandson Alec Heroux, 17, a senior at Franklin Academy. A new member of the N.C. National Guard, Alec will train with his unit each month until he graduates from high school, then will take...