Neighbors squawk over turkey shoot

Money raised by Moose Lodge shoot goes to charity. By David Leone HIGHLAND CREEK — Erika Ziegler is unhappy with her next-door neighbor. The Raleigh Moose Lodge holds turkey shoots on weekends from late October through Dec. 20, but the noise from the frequent shotgun blasts is...

Town ‘sorry’ for bad call

Power shutoff policy changes after phone messages go out to wrong people. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Just under 300 residents were supposed to get a call over the weekend reminding them they had until Tuesday to pay their bill or their power would be cut off. Instead, the call...

Wake Forest football coach charged with DWI

note: The age of Lucas has been corrected in this version. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School head coach Reginald “Reggie” Lucas has been suspended from coaching following charges of driving while impaired late Wednesday evening. According to police reports,...

Water merger finally complete

Most residential customers to see lower bills. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Christmas is coming early for many residential water and sewer customers. The town’s merger with Raleigh’s water and sewer system will finally be complete by Dec. 1, town officials announced last week....

Shaping the future of early childhood education

By Carol Taber, special to The Wake Weekly WAKE FOREST — Cynthia Sovich, a 28-year teacher of family and consumer sciences at Wake Forest High School, is quite possibly one of the most quietly influential people in the area of early childhood education in the state of North...

Youngsville man explosion-proof

(WW photo by David Allen) YOUNGSVILLE  — Sitting in one’s own home is where most people feel safest, so when Mike Oliver was thrown across the room because it exploded around him, it obviously came as a shock. Youngsville Fire Department arrived at 599 Darius Pearce Road Nov. 5...

Former WFHS classmate needs heart and help

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest native Claudia Copeland Shows is looking for help for her friend and fellow classmate Bob Dormagen, a former athlete and 1969 graduate of Wake Forest High School. Dormagen, 62, has suffered for years with dilated cardiomyopathy. He was...

Mayor’s book reading Friday

Art After Hours event features excerpts from the cookbook she and her sister wrote. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — What’s more small town than the mayor holding a chat about her very own cookbook? That just what Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones and her sister Jonnie Anderson will be...

Heritage Society to bury time capsule

LOUISBURG — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will be sealing a 100-year time capsule Saturday at noon at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg. The program will include music by Brian D. Miller of Louisburg High School, the Girl Scouts of Franklin County and professional bagpiper...

Franklinton commissioners to hold special meeting

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Board of Commissioners has called a special meeting tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex. The agenda for the meeting lists a call to order and invocation followed by a closed session to discuss matters covered by attorney-client...

Business Briefs

Trade food for a brew at WSBC White Street Brewing Company is helping support the Tri-Area Ministry food bank in Wake Forest. Bring four non-perishable food items to the taproom, 218 S. White St., on Monday nights during November and get a free pint of beer in return. Agency...

Soil and water board meeting Wednesday

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the Soil & Water Conservation District conference room at Franklin County Agricultural Services Center, 101 S. Bickett...

RST not out of the picture

O’Donnell: Company won’t likely leave $2 million in infrastructure behind. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Future customers of RST Fiber Optics’ high-speed Internet service have suffered another setback. Recently the Shelby-based company announced its plan to bring 1-gigabit...

Meet the ‘American Van Gogh’

RALEIGH — Affordable Creative Framer & Art will host a Wine and Cheese Art event Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring Stefan Duncan — dubbed the American Van Gogh by vangoghgallery.com — and his Living Spirit art. Named one of America’s top rising artists by Art Business News,...

Wanted: Slightly used scarves and shoes

WAKE FOREST — Members of the Women Business Owners Alliance (wBOA) of the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce are collecting gently used career clothing to donate to Dress for Success, and invites the community to join in the effort through Nov. 20. Clothing provided to women by...

Duke must resubmit coal ash facility groundwater plans

RALEIGH — State officials have directed Duke Energy to resubmit its plans for assessing groundwater at North Carolina’s 14 coal ash facilities because the plans the company submitted to the state in September are inadequate. The N.C. Division of Water Resources requested in...

Wanted: Turkeys and more turkeys

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s annual Turkey Drive got underway in late September, but donations are way down compared to previous years. “So far, donations have been sparse,” said turkey drive organizer Officer M.W. Sattler. “Now that we’re in November, we’re...

The ancient art of making molasses

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest barber R.L. Pratt advertises the following prices: Hair cut, 35 cents; hair bob, massage, shampoo and singe, 25 cents apiece; shave, 15 cents. •An evening fire at...

Dine for Special Olympics

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department and the Special Olympics are holding a fundraiser day at Texas Roadhouse Monday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Diners are asked to place meal receipts in the bucket at the host stand, and 10 percent of the cost will go to the...

Living Legends concert Sunday

WAKE FOREST – Friendship Chapel Baptist Church will host Living Legends of Quartet Day Sunday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. Local and national pioneers of gospel music will come together for the concert, to be emceed by We CARE Gospel radio hosts Miss Millee and Tee McClain. Featured acts...

You decide: How are farming and manufacturing alike?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden I have a soft spot in my heart for both farmers and factory workers. One of my grandfathers was a farmer in Ohio during the early 1900s. My father — the eldest son — told me many stories of awakening before sunrise to do numerous chores before he...

Seniors make lots of music together

by Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — More than 9,000 hours. That’s how much time a group of seniors at Wake Forest High School has devoted to the Cougars marching band. Five of them — Tanner Compton, Matthew Stevens, Katie Chang, Erin Stewart and Carly Gordon — started playing with...

Beware official-looking scam mail

RALEIGH — North Carolinians are receiving official-looking fliers that appear, at first glance, to be from the government. The fliers contain information about property they own including the address, the year the house was built, and its square footage. Recipients of the fliers...