Meet the cast of Helium  

By David Leone I met with the cast members for Forest Moon Theater Company’s newest play, Helium, which opens this weekend at the Renaissance Centre in downtown Wake Forest. Though the interviews were arranged, somebody forgot to tell the cast about it, so it caught them off...

Town sued over rezoning

McCoy family upset over loss of habitat. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A resident who objected to a new development just beyond his property line has taken his objections to court. Frank McCoy and his wife, Olga Ferrante-McCoy, residents of 7225 Winding Way outside town limits in...

Residents split on water utility sale

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — Currently paying the highest water rates in the state, about 100 Franklinton residents attended the town board meeting Tuesday night to voice their opinions on the town potentially selling the municipal water and sewer utility to the county. Last...

Town wins $500k lawsuit

Commissioners agree to settlement that would pay for leaks built into town hall. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — In 2010, a celebration with dancers, music and a dignitary-studded ribbon-cutting was held for the completion of the new four-story, domed, brick and glass town hall. But...

Vision unleashed: Heritage Game Art and Design

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Visionary, that is the perfect word to describe Heritage High School’s Game Art and Design (GAAD) Academy. The brain child of Leonard Bullock, under the direction of Assistant Principle Phelan Perry, the academy’s mission is to provide students with...

Former WFRHS student murdered

RALEIGH — Wake Forest-Rolesville Alumni felt the loss of Casty St. Louis, 20, a former football running back standout for the school, who was shot and killed shortly before 7 Friday night. Raleigh Police say St. Louis was found when officers responded to a report of a shooting in...

Veteran Red Rams coach dies

LOUISBURG — Franklin County lost a longtime and beloved coach Sept. 12 with the death of Trent Sanders. Officials said he apparently died in his sleep overnight. “Coach Sanders, as many knew him, … began his career with FCS at Bunn High School, serving as Rec. Asst. and working...

Traffic lights a-comin’

First up is Rogers-Marshall Farm intersection. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — “There will be some happy people here.” That was Commissioner Anne Hines Reeve’s comment following the town board’s approval of a plan to put a traffic signal at Rogers Road and Marshall Farm Road....

Firefighter killed answering call

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The Justice Rural Volunteer Department is mourning the loss of one of its members who was killed while responding to a fire alarm call in Louisburg’s Lake Royale community around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday...

This Week In History – Sept. 18, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest public schools have opened with 300 students, 25 more than last year. The entire high school faculty is new, including English teacher Mabel West, Latin teacher...

Meet WWII heroes at museum

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historical Association will present a forum Sept. 28 featuring four local men who fought in World War II. The forum is being held in conjunction with the museum exhibit, Wake Forest in World War II, showing some of the ways families at home were...

Delightful Mondays, printing The Wake Weekly 61 years ago

Roving Didn’t you just love the weather on Monday a week ago when the temperature dropped to below 70? It suited me perfectly. I shut off my air conditioning and opened a window when retiring Sunday, to allow the natural cooler air to enter. Ah! It was great for sleeping. And...

An exclusive may save the day

Currently in the world of gaming, the majority of console titles are being published for multiple devices. It is no surprise when a single video game is announced, that it will be released on a Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo machine. Thankfully, a few A-list titles will be...

Can you lead a nation to victory?

Another one of my favorite game series is 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate) turn-based game called Civilization. Back when my family was only using Macintosh computers we had a limited amount of games to play, and Civilization was one of them. The game is based around...

Business Briefs – Sept. 18, 2014

Perk up with free coffee In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Sept. 29. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Shearon to...

Police host golf tourney for kids

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department invites golfers to participate in the 19th annual Tournament for the Kids Oct. 6, with a shotgun start at noon. The tournament takes place at Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road. The field is limited to the first 32 paid...

VGCC plans small business expo

VANCE COUNTY — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a Small Business Summit and Expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m....

Thornrose Way burglary suspects arrested

WAKE FOREST — Police have made three arrests in connection with a Sunday morning burglary on Thornrose Way. Ollin Lee Estes Jr., 52, 818 N. Taylor St., has been charged with one count of first-degree burglary. Daniel Todd Williams, 38, and Samantha Jean Oakley, 26, both of 1396...

Democratic women meeting, dinner Sept. 25

RALEIGH — Democratic Women of Wake County will hold a dinner meeting Sept. 25 at NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The scheduled speaker is Anita Earls, civil rights attorney and executive director and founder of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. The...

Rolesville police reports – September 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Ray Akim Nelson, 41, no home address provided, was arrested at 1219 Louisburg Road and charged with possession of stolen goods. Aug. 29. •Luis Alfredo Flores Hernandez, 22, no home address provided, was arrested at 299 N. Main St., and charged...

Wake crime – September 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Robert Connie Lynn, 45, 6933 Choplin Road, was arrested at 12401 Wake Union Church Road and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Aug. 31, 3:17 a.m. •Lamont Nelson McDuffie, 37, 70...

Wake Forest police reports – September 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Robert Connie Lynn, 45, 6933 Choplin Road, was arrested at 12401 Wake Union Church Road and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Aug. 31, 3:17 a.m. •Lamont Nelson McDuffie, 37, 70...

Plane crashes between two houses

Pilot injured, but neighbors in the clear. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A small plane crash landed in a neighborhood just over the Granville County line a little before midnight Aug. 28. The aircraft came to rest upright in some underbrush, leaning against trees between two homes...

Market stirs ire at meeting

Rolesville board members flare over Farmers Market proposal. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Tuesday evening’s town board meeting was nearly upstaged not by what was on the agenda, but by what got taken off — a discussion of the local Farmers Market. Words flew between Commissioner...