Medlin awarded scholarship

WAKE FOREST — The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority recently selected Matthew Medlin as a recipient of up to a $12,000 Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship. Medlin is a senior at Franklin Academy High School and plans to attend Appalachian State University. Medlin...

Scout helps seniors connect

iPad giveaway at The Lodge leads to Cyber Lab for 85-year-olds. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Troop 1658 Girl Scout Hannah Brown has often volunteered at The Lodge at Wake Forest independent living facility. About a year ago she hit upon a capital idea — what if she raised enough...

Michelle Tilley: Sharing wonder

Local Profiles by Carol Taber Depending on how you feel about reptiles and amphibians, Michelle Tilley has one of the coolest — or one of the grossest — jobs ever. Based in Wake Forest, her vocation is bringing turtles, tortoises, frogs, toads, lizards and snakes for...

This week in history — in photos

This Week In History by David Leone (Click to enlarge photos)

Heat stops trash pickup

RALEIGH — The city of Raleigh Solid Waste Services notified residents Tuesday afternoon that trash, recycling and yard waste collection was being suspended due to the extreme heat. Collection could be slowed further as the heat was expected to continue for the rest of the week....

Watch ‘Big Hero Six’ on Main Street Saturday

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s first Movies on Main screening is Saturday, at the Pocket Park adjacent to Johnny’s on Main, beginning at dusk. Big Hero Six is this month’s movie. Movie’s on Main will take place the third Saturday of each month, except in July.

Police warn: Never leave children, pets in unattended vehicles

WAKE FOREST — Temperatures are high and so is the risk to children or pets left unattended in vehicles. According to the San Jose State University’s Department of Meteorology & Climate Science’s website, noheatstroke.org, four children have already died this year of...

Why do musicians use both sides of their brains? — Ask Dr. Universe

(Editor’s note: Dr. Wendy Sue Universe is the mascot of a team of experts at Washington State University who use the voice of Dr. Universe to answer kids’ questions. We’ll include these columns this summer as something fun for kids to learn.) Dear Dr. Universe, Why do musicians...

Heat help for seniors

RALEIGH — Senior citizens who are unable to cool their homes during extreme heat conditions may qualify for Wake County’s Cool for Wake program. Cool for Wake will provide free fans to qualified individuals through Saturday, Sept. 5. Cool for Wake also accepts donations of new...

Pig out on reading with potbellied pig June 25

WAKE FOREST — Learn how Daisy II became the “worlds most famous pig” when you meet her and Farmer Minor at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 25. Registration is required and opens two weeks before the event.

Neck of the Woods returns

WAKE FOREST — What’s going on in this Neck of the Woods? That’s what the organizers want people wondering as they bring back the performance art series this Friday after a close to two-year hiatus. Unlike before, in which the Neck of the Woods performers crammed into a tight...

July programs at the Museum of History

RALEIGH — Take advantage of July programs for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Plan an evening out on Friday, July 3, to see the blockbuster exhibit Starring North Carolina! about the state’s film industry. In fact, the exhibit, which runs through Monday, Sept....

Nominations sought for good neighbor of the year award

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) is soliciting youth and adult nominations for the 6th annual Good Neighbor of the Year award. The award is designed to recognize Wake Forest residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods...

Avoid rip offs with AC repairs

RALEIGH — With temperatures forecast to hit 100 degrees in parts of North Carolina this week, air conditioners are working overtime. Some will break down, leaving homeowners in need of quick relief. But don’t let soaring temperatures keep you from doing your homework on air...

Sweet dreams ahead for many

YOUNGSVILLE — More than 100 children will receive new pajamas thanks to the efforts of two groups of Women in Networking. The Wake Forest and Youngsville WIN chapters collected 190 pairs of pajamas during the month of May as a part of Pajama Program International. The Pajama...

Discuss transit plan options at human services locations

WAKE FOREST —The Wake County Transit Strategy partners are inviting residents to learn about four transit plan options and provide feedback at the Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon. Residents can drop by the booths to learn about the transit...

Free spay/neuters and Kitten-Palooza this month

Business Briefs — week of June 18, 2015 Free spay/neuters and Kitten-Palooza this month June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. To encourage shelter adoptions, free spay/neuters procedures will be done for any cat or kitten adopted from Franklin County Animal Shelter in the month of...

Residents honor Old Glory

WAKE FOREST — Approximately 70 residents of The Lodge at Wake Forest retirement community assembled at the entrance of the facility on South Main Street to celebrate Flag Day. The Flag Day celebration included the raising of the U.S. flag and the singing of patriotic songs to...

Veterans mark American flag, U.S. Army anniversaries

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars, presented their 10th Annual spaghetti supper Saturday at The Border Restaurant on North Main Street, celebrating the 240th birthday of the U.S. flag and the establishment of the U.S. Army. Post 8466 Senior...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports

Arrests Reported June 8-14. •Dominic Edward Draper, 23, 234 Swetts Drive, Zebulon, was arrested at Bunn Pit Stop, 280 Main St., Bunn, for drug violations, including possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $12,500 bond. June 13,...

Wake Forest police reports – June 18, 2015

Arrests Reported June 7-14.  •Matthew Todd Reece, 20, 9049 Cornwell Drive, was arrested at Forestville Road and Coach Lantern Avenue and charged with underaged driving while impaired (DWI), having an open container of alcohol, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana...

Rolesville police reports — Rolesville police reports, June 18, 2015

Reported June 5-12. Editor’s note: Rolesville Police Department does not provide bond information. Arrests •Lindy Marie Miller, 34, 514 Virginia Water Drive, was arrested at home and charged with assault and battery and interfering with emergency communication. The victim...

Club funding restored in budget

Commissioners question how tax money is being spent. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Sometimes, you do have to sweat the small stuff. If there was one takeaway from the work session Wake Forest commissioners held June 4, it’s that even in their annual $59 million budget, spending...

Herb Eddins: Family man, Rolesville institution

Local Profiles by Carol Taber For decades, folks driving past the Rolesville Flea Market have stopped and visited with Herbert (Herb) Eddins. One of the first things everyone says about this man is that he loved being around people. Herb worked hard to make the Rolesville Flea...