School Briefs – Oct. 23, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High School •WFHS baseball team is hosting a 100-inning marathon game beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Anyone may play in the game. See Coach Kevin Lynch in the media center. Rolesville High...

Angel Tree applications accepted

WAKE FOREST — The Hope House and BJ’s Angel Tree free Christmas gift program application process is taking place. Applications will be accepted from parents with children ages newborn to 13 on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, noon-1 p.m. through...

Donate to Shop with a Cop

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s 16th annual Shop with a Cop holiday shopping spree is scheduled Dec. 18. On that day about 30 children will be paired with their police officer “partners.” The kids and their partners will then be transported by bus to Walmart,...

Charging stations installed at town hall

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest has installed two new charging stations for electric vehicles in the public parking lot in front of town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The charging stations are available for electric vehicle owners to use at no cost. The town obtained the new...

Dinner theatre coming to Renaissance Centre

WAKE FOREST — Get your tickets now for the murder mystery dinner theater Totally 80s, Totally Murder, Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. People who love the theater intertwined with a good murder mystery will love this production. The Juggernauts of New Wave...

All Saints students spell for the win

WAKE FOREST — Alden Warner, right, a sixth grader from All Saints Academy in Wake Forest, correctly spelled “Yankee” to become this year’s Arch Spelling Bee overall winner Saturday. Alden is now eligible to compete in the Wake County Spelling Bee. Also pictured is Jayla Durham,...

Still no decision on Franklinton water

FRANKLINTON — After spending more than two hours in closed session Tuesday night, the Franklinton town board emerged with news they have received a contract for their water and sewer operations from Franklin County.  The board came back into session only to decide to continue the...

Spreading mulch, making memories

WAKE FOREST — Sixty-five friends, family members and co-workers showed up Sunday to help Warner Jamison mulch his yard three weeks after he lost his left hand in a workplace accident. Fifteen yards of mulch were spread in less than one hour at the Jamison’s yard located in rural...

World War II veteran honored

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest resident John Singleton, left, was presented with the Legacy World War II medallion by District 7 Chaplain Richard May at Carolina House Oct. 16. Singleton served as an engineer lieutenant during the conflict. Recipients are urged to leave the medallion...

Livestock meeting Oct. 30

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Livestock Association meeting will take place Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse in Louisburg. Investigator Cale Wood of the Franklin County Sheriff Office will address how to protect farm property from thieves with the use of...

New advisory boards accepting applications

WAKE FOREST — Applications will be accepted through Nov. 14 for appointments to the following new town of Wake Forest boards and commissions: •Cultural Resources •Technology Selected applicants will volunteer for three-year terms, except where unexpired terms are being filled. To...

Neal joins county team

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Carrie Neal has been selected to join Franklin County’s management team starting in December. Neal will assume the role of assistant manager of financial services, a position previously known as director of general administration. She will serve as the county’s...

Walk along the Shore Nov. 1

WAKE FOREST — Shore Grief Center’s Walk Along the Shore is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 1. Registration starts at noon at Patterson Hall, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary campus, 120 Wingate St. Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for teens and free for ages 12 and under....

Odom named mayor pro tem

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has unanimously approved District B council member John Odom to serve as mayor pro tem. In the absence of the mayor, the mayor pro tem fulfills the mayor’s responsibilities. Odom served in that capacity with the installation of the 35th Raleigh...

AT&T to repay consumers for cramming

RALEIGH — Consumers in North Carolina and other states will get $80 million back from AT&T Mobility for unauthorized charges on their cell phone bills, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper. Cooper, the attorneys general for 49 other states and the District of Columbia,...

Farmers market offers fall veggies

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers Market is open during the fall season. Located in the Shannon Village Shopping Center, the market opens Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m., and closes when it’s sold out. Among the offerings are peas, peppers, butter...

Another week, more scams

RALEIGH — Hundreds of North Carolinians are fielding phone calls from scammers posing as agents of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper. The scammers claim to be calling about a federal criminal matter and threaten that you will be...

Ponds field day Nov. 5

LOUISBURG — Basic principles of managing recreational ponds and the requirements for producing and maintaining high-quality fishing ponds will be discussed Nov. 5 at the Franklin County Extension Center and area farms. Topics to be addressed by N.C. State University Pond...

Have dinner, support Safe Space on Oct. 27

LOUISBURG — Safe Space, a nonprofit domestic violence agency serving Franklin County, will recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a fundraising dinner, Monday, Oct. 27. Union Bank is hosting the dinner from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32...

Novozymes golfs for Safe Space

WAKE FOREST — The Novozymes President’s Cup golf tournament was held Sept. 16 at Heritage Golf Club in Wake Forest. Proceeds from the tournament totaling $5,330 were donated to Safe Space. Pictured accepting the check are Safe Space representatives Anna Meadows, Eden Tootil, Jim...

Time to nominate volunteers

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...

Grain-free diet for pets?

Food discussions today often include the potential benefits of grain and gluten-free diets. But are these diets right for cats or dogs? Michele Dixon, a health and nutrition specialist, offers some facts to consider before removing grains from your pet’s diet. She works for...

Garden dedicated at annual meeting

WAKE FOREST — The Brewer-Harris Garden was dedicated Oct. 12 at the annual meeting of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society. Wake Forest Historical Museum Executive Director Ed Morris presented a slideshow and shared memories of Jenny Brewer and Ricky Harris. The extended...

Art at the fair

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