Drop off unused meds Saturday

RALEIGH — A drop-off event for unneeded or expired medications is scheduled Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Falls River Pharmacy, 10930 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The City of Raleigh Substance Abuse Advisory Commission and the city’s police, community services and public...

Brewing up a good time

Caroline Wilcox sings Me and Bobby McGee for Between the Blues band Friday at White Street Brewing Company. The brewery recently won an award for its Kolsch-style ale.

Gas pains continue as prices rise again

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.63 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the...

Chamber: Wake Forest in ‘sweet spot’ for development

Economic forum shows town, region, state trending up. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Call it a baby step ahead. In the past four years, while some towns in the county have stagnated on commercial development and job growth, Wake Forest has seen a trickle of activity, according to...

RTA proposes fare increases

RALEIGH — The Raleigh Transit Authority (RTA) is proposing fare increases to transit services provided by Capital Area Transit (CAT) and the Accessible Raleigh Transportation (ART) Programs. Fares are proposed to be increased in two increments, the first in 2014 and a second in...

Woman’s Club honors charter member

WAKE FOREST — Member clubs of the international General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) celebrate the organization’s anniversary each year on April 24, Federation Day. This year, the Wake Forest Woman’s Club honors charter member Betty Ann Wilkinson. When the Wake Fore...

Unsung heroes honored

WAKE FOREST — Several longtime residents were honored recently by Greater New Life Fellowship Community Church for their commitment to serving their fellow man. Honoree Eugene Smith was a tap dancer in the theater while Wake Forest University was located in town (then Wake Forest...

Wake Forest High ’57 reunion May 2

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High class of 1957 reunion luncheon is scheduled Friday, May 2, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St. All classmates from 1956 to 1961 are welcomed to attend. For more information, call Tonita Stephenson at 910-483-4504.

Basketball Hall of Fame coach encourages readers

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — On April 15, ten Wake County schools met at Rolesville Middle school for the third annual Ticket To Reading Rewards rally. General Parts International/CARQUEST funds the local efforts of of the organization. Thanks to their support, schools were able...

April brings library, parks and rec happenings

Spring has arrived at area parks and libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Bowling for the Keith Family

YOUNGSVILLE — On March 23, Youngsville residents Sheldon and Cheryl Keith and their family lost everything in a house fire. In an effort to help, area resident and altruist Thomas Allen has organized a bowl-a-thon May 3, starting at 2 p.m. The fundraiser takes place at The Alley,...

Cotton Company fashion show Friday

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., hosts Celebrate Spring, a ladies’ fashion show Friday (April 18) starting at 6 p.m. Downtown merchants Mimosa Home & Gifts, Next Consignment Boutique, Salon One 21 and Nancy Jo Photography are partnering for the evening....
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For the love of Bob

Social media generates support for likable grandfather, ill grandson. By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — What began as a pat on the back via social media has turned into an outpouring of love and a community fundraiser for a Wake Forest man named Bob and his baby grandson, Eri...

Traffic circles ahead

Regional plan draft makes recommendations for northern Wake, Franklin County. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Major road improvements for areas around Wake Forest, Youngsville, Bunn and elsewhere in Franklin County are recommended on a new long-range transportation draft plan...

Hunter received immunity

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Questions continue to swirl around the former Franklin County Clerk of Superior Court and how she and her office handled settlement of judgments. Last week, this paper reported allegations had come to light that Alice Faye Hunter had been under...

Alleged shooter once marched here

Kansas suspect demonstrated in Wake Forest in 1986. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The suspect in the murder of three people at two Jewish community centers in Kansas Sunday once led a White Patriot Party march down South White Street in Wake Forest. Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora,...

Easter egg hunts Saturday

Franklin County and Rolesville residents will be looking for a few good eggs this Saturday. Two Easter Egg hunts for children with special needs are planned Saturday at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Miracle League of Franklin County baseball field at Long Mill Elementary School,...

Hundreds respond to fiber survey

WAKE FOREST — In less than a week, more than 1,100 area residents have completed the Wake Forest Fiber to the Home survey. Officials say that’s nearly one-third the total number of responses they hope to get between now and the end of May. Available at...

This Week In History – Apr. 17, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •New streets topped with crushed stone are being added at the rear of the Wake Forest College administration building due to traffic issues. Driveways to the north and south...

There is always something new

As a gamer, I am always looking forward to the next game that will capture my interest, whether it’s a big budget AAA game like Battlefield 4, or an independently created gem like Sanctum 2. To do this, I try to stay on top of information and news on upcoming releases, or...

Arts Council announces upcoming events

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council announces several upcoming workshops, exhibits and events in May and June. •May 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Speaking to the Woman Within, III: Let’s Get Real workshop at the Franklinton Public Library, 9 West Mason St. Facilitated by Jackie...

Wake revenue director tax collector of the year

RALEIGH — Wake County Revenue Director Marcus Kinrade was awarded the 2014 Tax Collector of the Year by the North Carolina Tax Collectors Association April 10. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates leadership and provides outstanding services of value to his or her...

Presidential letters surprise couple for their 60th anniversary

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — Imagine the surprise of going to the mailbox and finding a letter from Bill and Hillary Clinton wishing you a happy 60th anniversary. After all, a letter from a United States president was not commonplace for Horace and Patsy Macon, longtime Wake...

Mad Hatters’ garden party May 10

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday, May 10, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main Street. The event includes the Mad Hatters’ Tea and Garden Seminars from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an Art and Garden Market and a...