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...
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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...

Outstanding performance recognized

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night. mayor Elic Senter was not present due to illness, and the meeting proceeded quickly. Two presentations were made during the meeting – the first a certificate of appreciation to Eagle Scout Zachary Stump...

Rabies shot clinics offered

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Now is the time to get your pets vaccinated against rabies and save a bundle while you’re at it. Over the next few Saturdays, Franklin County Animal Services will offer $5 rabies vaccines at several locations. By law, all cats and dogs four months and older must...
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Glider pilot seriously injured in crash

Deputies were dispatched to Reid Road, just a couple of miles south of Bunn, in reference to a reported plane crash Sunday afternoon, April 13. It turned out to be a glider, without an engine, that crashed on landing at a private field owned by Frank Swett. Fire and EMS crews...
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Ground broken for fiber optics

RST using Wake Forest man to test network. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It starts with two men digging a hole. Wake Forest’s future fiber optic network, promising download and upload speeds 200 times faster than offered by local Internet companies now, is one step closer to...

Cox graduates combat training

WAKE FOREST — Army National Guard Spec. Drew M. Cox has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and...

Town offices closed Friday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest government offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. Town services, including curbside garbage and recycling collection, will not be affected. Wake Forest bus service will be suspended and yard waste normally collected Friday will be...

Gas pains at pump

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.59 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the...

Rolesville Bypass meeting April 22

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The board of commissioners is scheduled to meet April 22 at their regular time of 7 p.m. Prior to the board meeting, town staff is hosting a U.S. 401 Bypass information session, beginning at 5:30 p.m. N.C. Department of Transportation staff will be...

Youths wanted for board

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest is accepting applications from area high school students who are interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for the 2014-15 school year. Applications are available in the town clerk’s office and at wakeforestnc.gov/youth-advisory-board.aspx....

Healthy Families Day at the Y

RALEIGH — Kerr Family YMCA hosts Healthy Families Day April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2500 Wakefield Pines Drive in Raleigh. The day will be packed with fun, free activities for both children and adults. Attendees are invited to try group fitness activities, preview YMCA summer...
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Firefighters save homes

Two Wake Forest residences damaged by fire; no injuries reported. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Quick response times, good training and aggressive firefighting saved two homes from destruction last week. A small house at 315 E. Jones Ave., downtown, caught fire while the family...

Yard sale benefits Relay for Life

WAKE FOREST — Got stuff you want to get out of your attic, closet, basement, garage or spare room? The Wake Forest CenturyLink Relay for Life Team sponsors their annual community yard sale Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to noon at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd. in Wake Forest....

Scholars continue Tony Trentini’s legacy

Foundation awards $41,000 to Wake Forest seniors. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Philip Thomas Graham of Wake Forest High and Mary Katharine Valchar of Heritage High, were named the 2014 Trentini Scholars Saturday and were awarded $30,000 and $5,000, respectively. Both praised the...

Cotton Company celebrates spring

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

Business Briefs – Apr. 17, 2014

Rush tapped as VP Wake Forest resident Buddy Rush has been hired as vice president of sales in the mid-Atlantic region for eVestment. eVestment is the global leader in institutional investor data and analytics. In his new position, Rush will be responsible for helping investment...

About Palm Sunday and a tribute to a best friend

Palm Sunday is always a special time for most people including me, for as long as I can remember. But judging from attendance at churches, it makes me wonder if others share the same sentiment. This is not to say most churches didn’t have good attendance, but I am going on what I...

Smith completes basic training

WAKE FOREST —  Army Pvt. Shafon M. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Smith studied the Army’s mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. She also received instruction and...
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HerbFest begins Friday

Green Thumbs rejoice at two-week-long annual plant sale. WAKE FOREST — The 15th annual HerbFest returns to Festival Park, 525 S. White St., Friday and runs through April 28. Though this Saturday features multiple music groups for entertainment and face-painting and pony rides for...