File for money from SunTrust mortgage settlement by June 4

RALEIGH — More than 2,200 North Carolinians who lost their homes to foreclosure by SunTrust are eligible for direct cash payments totaling approximately $2 million, but they must file to claim their money by June 4, Attorney General Roy Cooper reminds consumers. “Recovering from...

Dairy farm turned golf course in ’95

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1935 •Wake Forest Fire Chief John Taylor warns that several household items are dangerous if misused. For example, all electric irons should be equipped with the capability to shut...

Spring dance planned for kids with special needs

BUNN — A spring dance is open to children and adults with special needs ages 10 and up, along with their families. The dance is Saturday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bunn High School cafeteria, 29 Bunn Elementary School Road, Bunn. For more information, contact Joyce McLeod...

Call 919-556-9111 to save time when police are needed

WAKE FOREST — In an emergency, seconds count. That’s why the Wake Forest Police Department is urging residents to save 919-556-9111 in their telephone contacts and use the 10-digit number to report police-related emergencies in Wake Forest. Although 911 is recognized as the...

Brothers honored during memorial

WAKE FOREST — The fourth Wake Forest memorial flag-raising ceremony to honor World War II veterans Private First Class Lee Ray Munn and Seaman Anderson Mitchell Munn, who served in the U.S. Army and Navy respectively, was held Monday in Centennial Plaza, in front of the Wake...

Youth Orchestra performs May 16

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra, led by Ms. LaSaundra Booth and Ms. Tonya Suggs, is pleased to announce its upcoming spring concert Saturday, May 16, 11:30 a.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 North Taylor St. The Wake Forest community is invited and...

Franklin tax offices deemed health hazard

Offices move to other locations while repairs carried out. LOUISBURG — After discovering air quality concerns in the county planning and tax offices Tuesday, Franklin County Manager Angela Harris has closed the building located at 215 E. Nash St. and has moved the staff to other...

Spring celebrated with afternoon tea

Spring has come to the Villas of Wake Forest in a delightful way. The ladies enjoyed an afternoon tea, complete with hats, linen and lace tablecloths and napkins, and an assortment of delicious sweets and savories in keeping with the English tradition. Some 22 women enjoyed a...

Make summer sizzle!

Sign up for 4-H enrichment workshops. Registration begins May 21. LOUISBURG — Franklin County 4-H is gearing up for another fun-filled summer with Sizzling Summer Sessions, and have 20 new programs on tap. In addition to the popular programs from prior years, new science and...

Wake Forest to host ‘Choose Our Transit’ event May 13

WAKE FOREST — Four future transit plan options for Wake County are being developed and will be unveiled to the public during a series of “Choose Our Transit” events in May. The Town of Wake Forest will host one of these events in town hall’s ground floor meeting room on...

Attorney general shares top consumer complaints

RALEIGH — Complaints about unwanted sales calls, telemarketing fraud and lending lead the list of consumer complaints to the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division, Attorney General Roy Cooper said last week. Over the past decade, Cooper and his consumer-protection...

Wakefield girls lacrosse claim second straight conference title

Wakefield 14, Broughton 7 RALEIGH — Wakefield defeated Broughton 14-7 in girls lacrosse April 30 to win the Cap 8 conference title for the second year in a row. Hanna Anderson, a sophomore, led the team in scoring with seven goals and had nine shots on goal. Megan Blawas, a...

Bookapalooza

WAKE FOREST — Browsers looked over the multitude of books on sale at the seminary Ledford Center Saturday during the Wake Forest Friends of the Library’s annual book sale. Proceeds weren’t finalized, but the sale likely raised over $2,000 an organizer said.    

Spring program at Heritage Elementary

WAKE FOREST — The Heritage Elementary School spring program is today (Thursday) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the school gym, 3500 Rogers Road. The concert includes Bow Time students, kindergarteners, fourth-graders, All-County Chorus members and the Heritage Honors Choir. This will be...

Phone scammers pose as healthcare providers

RALEIGH — Watch out for crooks manipulating caller ID to pose as hospital staff or health insurance representatives. Scammers are using this ploy to try to pry Social Security numbers and other private, confidential information from you or to sell you products. North Carolinians...

Voorhis awarded FFA scholarship

Kudos - week of May 7, 2015 Scholarships awarded •Moriah Van Voohis of Wake Forest was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Future Farmers of America and East Coast Equipment. Academics honored •Samantha Calvery of Louisburg received the Malone Award and the Robert Butler Social...

Rolesville High School holds science fair May 21

School Briefs - week of May 7, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. VGCC carpentry open house set for May 12 •The carpentry program at Vance-Granville Community College is holding an open house Tuesday, May 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will take place in the...

Willette completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Army Pvt. Michael J. Willette has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness, and he received instruction and...

Wake Forest man arrested for murder

WAKE FOREST — Tipped off by the Raleigh Police Department, Wake Forest police arrested a Wake Forest man Tuesday who is wanted for murder in New Jersey. Police spokesman Bill Crabtree said Jaquil Johnson, 26, was located at his current address of 714 N. Taylor Street shortly...

Wildlife Commission stresses safe boating

RALEIGH — With seven boating fatalities already reported this year in North Carolina, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges boaters to follow a few simple steps to ensure safety. “If there is a single recommendation to start with, it is: ‘Wear a life vest.’ It is an...

School of rock!

WAKE FOREST — Two rock academy bands of the Progressive Music Center performed for the community at the center’s Factory location on April 17. This was the first performance for the Clyde Joabs band since the group formed. They were led by Matt Grady (Rock Academy and guitar...

Leaders on the way up

WAKE FOREST — The Walter E Cole American Legion Post No. 187 has endorsed five rising seniors from three area high schools to serve as delegates to 2015 Tar Heel Boys State youth program June 21-27 at Catawba College in Salisbury. The teens are, from second left Bailey Autry,...

Wake Forest earns financial reporting award

WAKE FOREST — For the 25th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the town of Wake Forest for its Comprehensive Annual Financial...