Rolesville sets boundary hearing

Town tentatively approves annexation agreement with Raleigh. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners gave preliminary approval to update the annexation boundary agreement with Raleigh Monday night, a task they undertook two years ago, but were unable to complete due ...

Franklinton continues look at utility options

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — Town commissioners held a second workshop Monday night to explore their options regarding their water and sewer system. During the discussion, it became apparent that higher taxes and budget cuts — including reduction in town staff and possibly even...

Franklin County history told in photos

Louisburg historian’s new book goes on sale Monday. By David Leone FRANKLIN COUNTY — Did you know that pedestrian traffic was once so crowded in Louisburg, that lines had to be painted on sidewalks to form lanes of movement? Or that in the 19th century, Franklin County was so...

Director: Downtown revitalization creates jobs

Facade improvements, renovations desired. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Adam Bradley recently purchased the former bank and library building at 123 S. White St. from developer Daryl Cady. Now he’s working to restore the facade and market it for offices and retail, Wake Forest...

We care, keeping you aware

WAKE FOREST — October is breast cancer awareness month, and Rex Hospital Foundation and The Wake Weekly want to make sure women get their yearly mammograms. The Rex mammogram bus will be parked outside Over the Falls Deli, 419 S. Brooks St., Oct. 24. They’ll be performing the...

Cook-off and cow chips for charity Saturday, Oct. 11

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County is selling tickets for its 7th annual Cow Chip bingo, taking place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Walmart parking lot, 705 Retail Way, as part of the SIREN4 cook-off event. Tickets are on sale at Farm Bureau, through any UWFC board member,...

A fish worth its tale

WAKE FOREST — Ty Bass, 7, is quite the fisherman. He caught this whopper early one Saturday morning at his “secret fishing spot” on Falls Lake. He and his father, Greg Bass, of Wake Forest, have a tradition of waking before the sun comes up, leaving a “gone...

Have dinner, support Safe Space on Oct. 27

LOUISBURG — Safe Space, a nonprofit domestic violence agency serving Franklin County, will recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a fundraising dinner, Monday, Oct. 27. Union Bank is hosting the dinner from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32...

Flu shot clinic Oct. 16

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., will host a flu shot clinic Oct. 16, 3-7 p.m. in room 165. The cost is $30, and there is no charge for uninsured pregnant women and children who qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program. The center...

Organize a blood drive, win scholarship

RALEIGH — The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that it’s never too late — or too early — to make blood donation a lifelong habit. Many blood donors report making their first blood donation while in high school. High school and college students account for about 20...

Meeting the candidates

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones, right, visits with resident Stan Joyner during a candidates forum hosted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening. Jones was there as was challenger, Bunn Police Chief Kent Winstead. About 115 people were...

Farmers market offers fall veggies

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers Market is open during the fall season. Located in the Shannon Village Shopping Center, the market opens Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m., and closes when it’s sold out. Among the offerings are peas, peppers, butter...

Colors raised at town hall

Soldiers’ service remembered with new monthly observance. by David Leone See more pictures here. WAKE FOREST — Walter Ervin Cole served his country with the Army in World War II, paying the ultimate price when he was killed in action. The Wake Forest American Legion post is named...

Local students show The Importance of Being Earnest

WAKE FOREST — Three local residents will perform in William Peace Theater’s The Importance of Being Earnest this month. Wake Forest’s Rachel Pottern will play Lane, and Raleigh’s Delphon Curtis Jr. will play Algernon Moncreiff and Daryl Munroe will play Lady Bracknell in the Oct....

Richardson town hall meeting Tuesday

LOUISBURG — Rep. Bobbie Richardson (District 7, Franklin and Nash counties) will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., at Perry’s School, located in the Centerville area at 2226 Laurel Mill-Centerville Rd., Louisburg. The purpose of the meeting is for...

United Way abuzz with spelling bee plans

FRANKLINTON — The United Way of Franklin County spelling bee is set for Thursday, Oct. 23, at Franklinton High School, with a reception starting at 6 p.m. and spelling starting at 7 p.m. Schools, community organizations, businesses and churches are invited to sponsor a team of...

CenturyLink offers teachers’ grants

YOUNGSVILLE — Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grants, designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology. Full-time teachers in public or private...

Birthplace Society meeting Sunday, Oct. 12

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will hold its annual meeting Sunday, 2-5 p.m. at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The keynote speaker is Bethany Bradsher, a sportswriter whose latest book is about Wake Forest’s own Bones McKinney. During the meeting,...

School Briefs — Oct. 9, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Link your Harris Teeter and Target Red cards so the school may earn a percentage of your purchase. See harristeeter.com and use code 5683, or see target.com/tcoe, and use code...

Prepare for a deliciously haunted Halloween

Avoid Halloween makeup allergies and other reactions What are the horrors of Halloween? Many might say encountering a gruesome ghoul or a blood-sucking vampire is the most horrific part of Halloween. However, an allergic reaction can be just as scary as ghosts and goblins come...

Classical music series continues

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and Wake Forest ARTS presents a classical music series in October. All of the performances will be held at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. •Oct. 12 at 3 p.m., pianist David Kim, winner of several musical and academic...

Wake Forest author writes book on different faiths

BUIES CREEK — In his new book From Iran To America: Encounters With Many Faiths, George W. Braswell Jr., senior professor of world religions at the Campbell Divinity School and a resident of Wake Forest, draws on his own experiences to provide firsthand insight into the practices...

Democratic listening tour comes to town Oct. 13

WAKE FOREST — The four Democratic county commissioners — Sig Hutchinson, Matt Calabria, Jessica Holmes and John Burns — will be in Wake Forest and then Rolesville Tuesday, Oct. 13, as a part of a “listening tour” leading up to the Nov. 4 election. At 6 p.m., they will...

Manufacturing matters in Franklin County schools

FRANKLINTON — Phillip Price and Cody Peace are both seniors at Franklinton High School and are both part of a new career and technical education program in Franklin County Schools: Advanced Manufacturing. With the help of The Golden LEAF Foundation, Novozymes and a consortium of...