Town fetes Wake Forest football team

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cougar football team was feted by the town and residents following Saturday’s Mardi Gras street festival in downtown Wake Forest. A contingent of the marching band led the parade as well as provided familiar music from football games in  front of...

Repair loans and grants program

FRANKLINTON — Did you know that there is a program through USDA Rural Development that can help with repair loans and grants for single family housing? Rural Development Area Specialist Kimberly Hunt will be at the Franklinton Senior Center, 602 E. Mason St., Feb. 25 at 10:30...

Report power outages properly

If you lose power in this week’s winter storm (or at any other time), call your power company. Do not call 911 unless there is an emergency. To report outages, use the following numbers: •Wake Electric: 800-743-3155 or 919-863-6499. •Duke Energy Progress: 800-419-6356. •Town of...

African-American read-in Feb. 21

KNIGHTDALE — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Chi Rho Omega Chapter, will host their annual National African-American Read-In Feb. 21, at the East Regional Library, in Knightdale, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is the 26th year of the national event. Alpha Kappa Alpha...

View 13th Amendment this month

RALEIGH — Visitors to the State Capitol this February can view North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment and meet some of the state’s first African American legislators. Folks can step back in time Feb. 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., during “With All Our Rights,” as the Capitol hosts...

Town warns about notices from American Water Resources of N.C.

WAKE FOREST — Area residents have reported receiving a notice from American Water Resources of North Carolina, a private company located in New Jersey, said Wake Forest Communications Director Bill Crabtree in a statement Tuesday. The postcard notification, which looks similar to...

G­­et help finding your African-American ancestors Feb. 21

RALEIGH — The Finding your African-American ancestors workshop on Feb. 21 will introduce research techniques for finding African-American ancestors prior to 1870. The discussions will include slave laws during this time period and what materials are available at both the...

Thieves file phony tax returns

By Roy Cooper, N.C. Attorney General Tax return identity theft happens when thieves use your Social Security Number to file tax returns and claim a large refund. You discover the fraud when you file your own tax return and the Internal Revenue Service says they’ve already...

Notice to Creditors – Teresa C. Meneely

NOTICE TO CREDITORS All persons, firms or corporations having claims against Teresa C. Meneely a/k/a Theresa M. Meneely, deceased, of Wake County, North Carolina, are notified to exhibit the same to the undersigned on or before May 20, 2015, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar...

Wake Forest police reports – Feb. 19, 2015

Incidents Reported Feb. 9-15. •A 50-inch TV was reported stolen from Walmart, 2114 S. Main St. Feb. 12, 10:09 p.m. •Counterfeit bills were reported used at Walgreens, 941 Durham Road. Feb. 12, 3:00 p.m. •Counterfeit bills were reported being used at Food Lion, 12295 Capital Blvd....

Sparks fly over fireworks costs

Town police may refuse committee’s policing request this July. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — July  is  still four months away but the  fireworks have already begun. The Wake Forest Fourth of July committee, an all-volunteer group, is hot about the Wake Forest Police Department’s...

Louisburg mushroom crop sees success

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Every year she’s organized the Successful Small Farms conference, Agricultural Agent Martha Mobley has looked to showcase not just the standard topics that need covering, but also the new and unique. This year, the spotlight will shine on Robert...

Popular new bakery burns

YOUNGSVILLE — In what almost seemed like a case of deja vu, the bakery at 120 E. Main St. caught fire Sunday morning, causing significant damage to the inside. The location of the fire was in the same place as the former Gigi’s House Bistro, which suffered two fires before...

Rolesville to fete police chief

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville is hosting a retirement celebration for Police Chief Matt Anderson Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. at the town hall offices, 502 Southtown Circle. The public has been invited to attend as well as to share memories and anecdotes about Anderson beforehand for...

Teen survives knife attack, suspect still at large

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A Youngsville teen has pulled through two surgeries and started the long road to recovery after a stabbing attack for which police still have no motive. Joshua Lane was stabbed in the early morning hours Sunday while he was working at Cruizers on...

Searching for hope, help that heals

Local profiles by Carol Taber Church is not usually one of the first places hurting people think of while in the middle of a separation or a divorce. Yet among the churches in Wake Forest, there are two programs that offer hope, community and encouragement to people reeling from...

TA charged in sex offense

Anthony Harris taught special-ed at WHS. by David Leone WAKEFIELD — A former Wakefield High School teacher’s assistant was arrested Tuesday by Raleigh police and charged with three felony counts of committing a sex offense with a student. Anthony Mondale Harris, 27, 106 Bon...

Grain Mill growing up (and out)

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Notice the new sign on the former coin shop building, you know, the one that used to sport a tall wooden Indian? That’s right, the Grain Mill Grocery Cooperative is moving on up — to a large and much more visible location than the basement of the...

What flowers mean to us

Come mid-February, florist delivery trucks can be seen making the rounds through neighborhoods all across the country, transporting thousands of bouquets, plants and other floral arrangements that serve as gifts on Valentine’s Day. Roses may be the most popular flower come...

Deputy saves wrecked suspect

On Patrol - week of Feb. 12, 2015 LOUISBURG — Approximately 12:28 a.m. on Tuesday, Deputy David Jacobs was on routine patrol when he observed a motorist run the stop sign at N.C. 39 and Old U.S. 64. Jacobs conducted a traffic stop, but as he approached the driver’s side door, the...