Ask Dr. Universe: How to make the best cookies

Ask Dr. Universe: How do we make the best chocolate chip cookies in the universe? —Ms. Lori and students, Bismarck, N.D. Dear Ms. Lori and students, You’ve got to know your dough. Whether you want chewy cookies or crispy dunkers, it’s all about chemistry. Especially, when it...

Wake Forest police ask for public’s help

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the individual shown in the surveillance camera image above. The subject is wanted for questioning in connection with the passing of counterfeit currency on Friday, July 24, at the Wake...

Tar River festival coming Sept. 12

LOUISBURG — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host the 26th Annual Tar River Festival Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park. Arts and crafts from local artisans will line the streets as well as a variety of food vendors....

Free facials for chemo patients in September

Business Briefs —  week of Aug. 20, 2015 Free facials for chemo recipients Esthetics by Caris, located at 152 Capcom Ave. Ste. 104, is providing free facials given to anyone who is going through, or has undergone chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments for cancer. This event...

Heritage school traffic a problem in 2005

This Week in History In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Practice has begun for Wake Forest football. More than 30 boys are expected to make up the Red Devil team. Last year, they won five and lost five games...

Youngsville welcomes body shop

YOUNGSVILLE — Mini-City Auto celebrated opening a second location with a ribbon cutting Aug. 13. The new store is located at 5448 N.C. 96 W, Youngsville. Attending the festivities were, from front left, Adrian Woody, Becky Norris, Randy Green, Youngsville Mayor Fonzie Flowers,...

What’s behind the productivity slump?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden We all hear about trends in jobs, the unemployment rate, household income, consumer spending and economic growth. These important economic numbers are reported each month and are given great attention in the press. But behind all these headline...

Special needs movie night Sept. 11

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., will host a special needs movie night on Friday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, this free event will offer exceptional children and their...

Photography workshops offered beginning Sept. 9

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Arts Council, 22 S. Main St. in downtown Franklinton, is offering a series of photography workshops with Robert Ringham teaching, beginning Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. For a registration form, contact FCACarts@gmail.com or call 919-497-6910 or download from...

Volunteers needed for Franklin SPCA

YOUNGSVILLE — Interested in helping out at the Franklin County Animal Shelter? Training is an hour at the office in Youngsville, followed by a tour and additional information at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Email spcafc@gmail.com to register for training. Dates are...

AG warns: Crooks now requesting direct deposit

RALEIGH — Scammers are resourceful. Whenever one method for collecting victims’ funds is closed off, they come up with a new one. Now, many of them are telling their victims to take it to the bank. Victims of various cons including the phony IRS Agent scam which recently cost a...

DENR launches environmental news blog

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources launched an online blog earlier this month devoted to the agency’s news and views on national and state issues affecting the environment. The Environmentally Speaking blog resides in the middle of DENR’s website...

Church reaches many in Live Love Serve annual service project

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Richland Creek Community Church recently completed its annual Live Love Serve local service campaign. The outreach started with Free Pizza Thursday on July 23, during which 475 pizzas and 1,500 ice cream sandwiches were served to all comers to the...

September programs at the N.C. Museum of History

RALEIGH — September will bring programs for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The month begins with three children’s programs on topics from string-band music to whirligigs. As part of a nationwide effort to explore the history of Latino Americans, the museum...

Orthodontic office opens in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville welcomed a new orthodontist to town Aug. 13. Dr. Stewart Laster and his staff opened Laster Orthodontics at 6282 Rogers Road, and celebrated with a yogurt and fruit bar, Jay’s Italian ice, lunch, Cotton candy and an after-work cocktail hour for folks who...

Wake Forest tennis players advance to national championship

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest 4.0 Senior World Tennis Team (WTT) won three of four matches this past weekend at the National Qualifier event at the Millbrook Tennis Center in Raleigh. They are now eligible to play in the National WTT Championships in Indian Wells, Calif. in...

Cyclists raise over $30K for foster care

ROLESVILLE — Foster care in the northern Wake County area received a huge lift from stationary cyclists Saturday, Aug. 15 at the third annual Cycle-A-Thon at the Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club. More than $30,000 was donated to Mercy for America’s Children, a Wake Forest...

Teachers’ grant application cycle open thru Sept. 15

LOUISBURG — Teachers in Franklin County are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $1,500  from United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) for an innovative project that reaches outside the classroom. Teachers may team together to do projects for multiple classes or for departments....

Kindergarten parents invited to tea at Forest Pines ES

School Briefs — week of Aug. 20, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •First day of school is Monday, Aug. 24. •Kindergarten staggered entry will be from Aug. 24-27. •Kindergarteners meet their teachers Friday, Aug. 28, 12-2 p....

Student receives $10K scholarship

Kudos — week of Aug. 20, 2015 Scholarships awarded Torrell Williams of Wake Forest received a $10,000 Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship. Williams attends North Carolina A&T State University. This annual scholarship recognizes outstanding students, who have exhibited an...

Deal with condensation and other home moisture issues

Finding the right moisture balance in a home can be challenging. Too little moisture, and a home can be plagued by static electricity and interior spaces that can feel dry and uncomfortable. But too much moisture may make a home susceptible to mold, mildew and insect...

Painting home’s exterior adds appeal

A fresh coat of paint on a home’s exterior can give a property a vibrant new look. Whether you decide to go with a bold new color or repaint a house in an existing color, new paint can add some life to the exterior of your home. Summer has long been considered the ideal season to...