Skate for life, for suicide prevention

WAKE FOREST — HopeLine, Inc.,  will host the fifth annual Skate for Life event on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to dusk at the Delicious Skate Shop in The Factory at Wake Forest. The skateboarding competition will be held in memory of local teens and young adults who have lost...

Entrepreneurs upgrade, expand Wake Forest shops

WAKE FOREST — If you’ve visited the Ligon Mill Business Center recently, you may have noticed that the Daylight Donuts sign is gone and a new one — Sugar On Top — is in its place. It, too, is a donut shop, and is owned by the same person, Denise Lull, of Rolesville. She just felt...

Local woodworker crafts green awards

RALEIGH — Nineteen awards handcrafted by a Wake Forest resident were given to the winners of the city  of Raleigh’s eighth annual Environmental Awards celebration held April 22 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. All of the winners received hand-crafted awards...

Learn to operate a food truck successfully

LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College is hosting a series of courses in May and June specifically for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry. The program is the first of its kind in North Carolina. A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business...

Wake Relay For Life moves to Richland Creek

WAKE FOREST — Northern Wake Relay For Life announced a change in location to Richland Creek Community Church. The move away from public school system property was made to control expenses and dedicate more funds to the American Cancer Society’s work to find a cure and support...

Businessman, schools founder receives award from Civitas

RALEIGH — Civitas has honored businessman and philanthropist Robert Luddy with its annual Audentia Award for courage and civic engagement. He received the fourth annual Civitas Audentia Award at the nonprofit organization’s recent Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) in...

Dimples BBQ is looking for recipes

Business Briefs - week of April 30, 2015 Dimples BBQ wants your favorite recipes Dimples BBQ Sauce has a new fundraiser, The North Carolina Family Cookbook, and it is in need of your favorite recipes. Categories include appetizers, soups/salads, main dishes, sides and desserts....

Savvy scammers divert funds from real estate closings

Raleigh — Real estate attorneys in North Carolina are reporting a new scam. Crooks hack into the e-mail account of someone who is involved in a real estate closing, and impersonate that person in communications with the law firm. They present themselves as the legitimate seller...

Rolesville Elementary School wins healthy schools award

Rolesville Elementary School was recently awarded an Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) Wellness Star in recognition of their ongoing walk/bike to, or at, school programs. The school was one of 14 2015 Brains and Bodies and Wellness Star Award recipeints in Wake County....

Second annual Cow Patty Family Fun Day is May 9

School sports fundraiser includes new 5K run/walk, food, games, vendors, raffle and more. Register by May 3 for 5k. ROLESVILLE — The second annual Cow Patty 5K & Family Fun Day will take place Saturday, May 9 at the Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young Street. This year...

Seussical Jr. staged at Heritage Middle

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School theatre arts program will be performing Seussical Jr., today (Thursday) and tomorrow at 7 p.m each night. Tickets are $4 and may be purchased in advance at the school office from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or at the door the night of the...

Tanning beds declared ‘safe’ in 1985

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1945 •Wake Forest’s municipal election is next week. Three-term Mayor Harvey Holding is unopposed for re-election. Candidates for five town board seats include J.M. Brewer, H.E....

Rolesville High has talent show Friday

School Briefs - April 30, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •The make-up day for Field Day is scheduled for May 4. If you would like to volunteer, contact PE teacher, Ms. Ficarro, at cficarro@wcpss.net. •FPDE PTA monthly board meeting...

Wakefield High School’s Darrow wins scholarship

Kudos - April 30, 2015 Scholarships awarded •The 2015 Alston-Pleasants Scholarship for undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded to Steven Weatherspoon of Franklin County. •Wake Electric announced Morgan Darrow of Wakefield High...

Rolesville police reports – April 30, 2015

Reported April 19-26. Arrests No arrests were reported. Incidents •Theft of an auto license plate was reported at 417 Hunter Falls Lane. April 19, 12:40 p.m. •Power tools were reported stolen after a non-forced entry burglary and motor vehicle break-in at 600 Vigo Ct. April 19,...

Wake Forest police reports – April 30, 2015

Arrests Reported April 20-27. •Sonrae Shaniese Brockett,  25, 1816 Sunview St., Raleigh, was arrested at 12295 Capital Blvd. and charged with two counts obtaining property by false pretense. She was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $10,000 bond. April 26, 11:55 p....

Health Expo TODAY

WAKE FOREST — Don’t miss the 5th annual Health and Wellness Expo taking place today (Thursday), 1-6 p.m. in The Factory in Wake Forest. It’s the perfect time to check out local health providers — all without the need to schedule an appointment or sit in a waiting room. Plus,...

Shooting victim was ‘kind, capable’

Murdered woman lived in Youngsville, was a Franklin Academy grad. By David Leone RALEIGH — A former Youngsville resident and Franklin Academy graduate was shot and killed Saturday and her boyfriend has been charged with murder. She was six months pregnant. Kimberly Dianne...

Residents ask for nothing

Greenway trailhead should be skipped, they say. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — About 100 people attended a public information session about the plan to build a new Smith Creek Greenway trailhead between the Moss Creek neighborhood and Raleigh’s wastewater treatment plant on Ligon...

Court allows case to go forward

Former police officer suing town claiming discrimination due to pregnancy. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A federal court has lifted a stay, allowing a sex discrimination and wrongful firing lawsuit against the town of Wake Forest to proceed. On April 3, U.S. District Judge...

Rolesville man charged with SECU robbery

RALEIGH — Police have arrested Rolesville resident Jimmie Earl Godfrey, 43, and charged him with common-law robbery in connection with the Monday robbery of the State Employees Credit Union at 4262 Louisburg Road. Godfrey, whose home address is listed as 122 Waterstone Lane,...

Town warns of fraudsters trying to get into homes

ROLESVILLE — Police are warning residents to be on the look out for a man and a woman who reportedly posed as utility workers completing water samples to try to gain access to homes and yards on Coley Street and the 500 block of East Young Street April 16. “The Town of Rolesville...

Youngsville library holds book sale Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Friends of the Youngsville Library are having a book sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Youngsville Library. Anyone wanting to donate books can drop them off at the library during days before the event. The library is located at 218 U.S. 1-A South in...

Area sports history featured in Smithsonian exhibit

For six weeks, the Wake Forest Historical Museum is hosting Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a traveling exhibition brought by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution.