Business Briefs – August 21, 2014

Thompson joins Traditions Cristi Thompson of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services was recently named sales manager at Traditions of Wake Forest. Thompson started her real estate career in 2007 and in 2011 joined the Heritage Wake Forest sales team as a...

Golf all day for a cause

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will host the Longest Day In Golf at The River Golf and Country Club, 170 Clearwater Road, Louisburg. The tournament takes place Wednesday, Aug. 27, starting at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per two-person team, and players are...

Christmas parade applications available

WAKE FOREST — It’s just about time for school to start, which means it’s not too early to start thinking about Wake Forest’s Christmas parade. Yes, seriously. Applications for the 2014 parade may be submitted by mail to Wake Forest Christmas Parade, c/o Wake Forest Downtown,...

Kicking for a cure

Charli French kicks with heart at the Innovative Martial Arts Academy Kick-A-Thon in Wake Forest Aug. 16. Students at the academy gathered sponsors to donate money, and their efforts raised $2,330 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The top fundraisers were Victoria Crane, Dean...

Music festival Sept. 20

CREEDMOOR — The 23rd annual Creedmoor Music Festival is slated for Sept. 20, complete with live music, food and craft vendors, a car show and a variety of children’s activities. The music lineup includes a high school marching band, elementary school choir, bluegrass, hip-hop,...

Cycle-a-thon helps foster children

ROLESVILLE — Nonprofit organization Mercy for America’s Children will hold its second annual Cycle-a-Thon fundraiser Sept. 13 at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Cycle-a-Thon will feature multiple teams each riding a stationary bike for a total...

Celebrate the dog (and cat) days of summer

YOUNGSVILLE — A day of fun to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hill Ridge Farms, 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville. Barbecue plates from Red Hot & Blue will be sold for $8 and tickets will be sold for a $2,500 raffle, along...

Parks and Rec – August 21, 2014

Wake Forest Team registration takes place through Aug. 29 for several adult sports leagues in Wake Forest. •Co-rec kickball is scheduled to begin weeknights in mid-September through late October. The entry fee is $150 per team and participants must be 18 or older. •Flag football...

College students guard against ID theft

RALEIGH — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Eastern North Carolina offers six simple steps to protect college students from identity theft. According to a recent study by Javelin Strategy and Research, identity theft committed against people aged 18 to 24 took longest to...

NCWRC offers hunts to youths

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer facilitated permit hunts for youths 12 to 15 years old during the upcoming hunting season. Youth hunters will be selected by a random, computer-generated draw. A $5 nonrefundable administrative fee is charged for each...

State settles with electronics retail scammers

FORT BRAGG — More than 1,300 North Carolina military service members who got caught by a scheme to finance purchases of overpriced electronics will have their debts forgiven and their credit cleared, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced last month. Following a multiyear...

Taming the tongue is not a hot topic

By Burwell Stark On a recent Sunday afternoon I violated every known law of fatherhood — I went girl clothes shopping with my wife and teenage daughter. Not only that, but I suggested the idea. I’m no legal expert, but I don’t believe I was responsible for my actions prior to...

Writers unite tonight

WAKE FOREST — Writer’s Night in the Forest continues at the Renaissance Centre tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. with Wake Forest’s own Nancy Livingstone, author of Against Their Will. Against Their Will is a compelling thriller that centers on a reporter and a movie star being used...

Motorcyclist killed

WAKE FOREST — A Franklinton man lost his life the evening of Aug. 7 after having to ditch his motorcycle when another vehicle reportedly cut him off. Johnny Macon Pleasants, 57, and a passenger, Sharon Ray McCloud of Wake Forest, were headed north on Capital Boulevard near the...

Please don’t feed the vultures

By David Leone Vultures are nature’s cleanup crew, but they don’t know when to stop — if there’s too much detritus to find. That’s why the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has issued a warning to the public, requesting people to stop leaving trash and fish guts for buzzards to...

Unsung hero receives Congressional medal

Youngsville resident part of newly lauded Civil Air Patrol. By Carol Taber YOUNGSVILLE — Have you ever wondered why the east coast of the United States was not ravaged during World War II? The answer, in part, is because of the under-recognized work of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)...

Purple Heart veterans honored

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For their annual dinner every year, the Purple Heart Foundation brings in a guest speaker with an impeccable record, worthy of praise. But ask any attendee, from the speaker themselves down to the Boy Scouts serving sweet tea, the heroes of the day...

Heritage grocery coming?

New development slated for Rogers-Forestville crossing. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A second grocery is slated for Rogers Road. A plan for the Shoppes at Heritage is currently under review at the Wake Forest Planning Department. The name of the store isn’t listed on the plans,...

Rollover wreck

The Wake Forest Fire and Police departments responded along with EMS to a driver who had flipped his vehicle off the road Tuesday night. Upon investigation officers said the driver had momentarily lost control and clipped a tree coming over the hill on Main Street right before...

Art after dark

Painter Dan Nelson’s vibrant downtown Wake Forest street scene really comes to life when the rest of the picture is made black and white. We caught Nelson putting the finishing touches on his piece during Friday’s Art After Hours.

Party like a firefighter

By Carol Taber RALEIGH — It would be completely understandable if you had to stop your car and do a double-take while driving through the Riverside subdivision off Perry Creek Road in northern Raleigh. After all, it’s not every day that you see a home with its own shiny red fire...

Drug suspect seldom goes to court, literally

By David Leone ROLESVILLE — A man police believe to be a repeat drug offender has also been charged with skipping court dates 14 times over the past three years. Derrick Anton Hicks, 22, 205 Stoke Hammond Court, Rolesville, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer M.S. Cruthoff at...

This Week In History – August 14, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Quick action by the Rolesville Fire Department saved two tobacco barns from destruction. Overheated oil curers on the John E. Keith and O.R. Freeman farms were the cause in...

Business After Hours – August 14, 2014

Fresenius wins award Fresenius Medical Care Eastern Wake facility, 670 Granite Vista Drive, Rolesville, was awarded the Center of Excellence designation for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2013. The annual award recognizes the best-performing Fresenius dialysis...