No more cutting ahead

Rolesville votes to outlaw skipping intersection traffic By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Commissioners commiserated with drivers impatient with traffic delays on Main Street, but they’re putting a stop to the practice of cutting through the CVS parking lot to skip the stoplight at...

Serious injuries averted, home severely damaged

WW photo by David Allen Wake Forest resident Charlie Pleasants and his wife escaped a house fire with only a small burn on his hand after their grill failed to shut off completely when Charlie finished cooking dinner Tuesday evening and later exploded. Neighbors heard the...

County financially sound; copes with new postal regulations

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The county may be cinching its belt a bit tighter, but its financial books are in excellent condition according to the audit report given by Jim Winston Monday. For the 2013-14 fiscal year, Franklin County received “an unmodified opinion on their June...

Design approved for Publix site

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Heritage is one (baby) step closer to potentially gaining a Publix grocery store. The Wake Forest Design Review Board approved architectural plans March 12 for The Shoppes at Heritage Village development, (right) to be located on the southwest corner...

An education in craftbeerology

Ticker by David Leone I moved to North Carolina a little over 20 years ago. Not long after arriving, I went into a chain restaurant in north Raleigh and asked to see a drink menu. There were maybe 10 types of beer on the menu, mostly domestic. I ordered a Sam Adams, which was...

Bypass connection bypassed

Subdivision change allows developer to connect to Ligon Mill and Caveness Farms instead. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The final leg of Ligon Mill Road will have to wait a bit longer. Wake Forest commissioners approved phase 3 of the Reynolds Mill subdivision Tuesday night without...

Arbor Day, Easter egg hunts, HerbFest and more!

Wake Forest •Saturday — This year Wake Forest will again host its Arbor Day celebration and tree seedling giveaway on the same day. Both events, plus an Arbor Day Expo, are scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The...

Free medical clinic March 28

WAKE FOREST — Living Word Family Church, 10520 Star Road in Wake Forest, is holding a free medical clinic Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for members of the local community. Medical professionals participating in the event are offering their services free of charge. The...

Franklin Humane Society competes for $10,000 plus

YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS) has been selected to the second annual Tournament of Tails and is asking the local community for help to win a share of more than $10,000. FCHS will be among 32 shelters, rescues and humane societies from around the country...

Troop 500 scouts receive multiple awards

WAKE FOREST — Boy Scout Troop 500 held a troop court of honor Monday at Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main Street in Wake Forest to award rank advancements and other awards in Scouting. During a court of honor, Scouts are awarded based upon what they have done in...

Pruning trees a job best left to the professionals

Bountiful, healthy trees can be beautiful to behold and important contributors to a thriving environment. According to American Forests, a nonprofit conservation organization, a tree can absorb as much as 40 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester one ton of carbon...

Police hoping public’s help will lead to arrest

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest police are asking for the public’s help in solving a string of unauthorized credit card transactions at local businesses in October of last year. They released a surveillance camera photo, right, Tuesday afternoon and asked if anyone recognized the...

Clean out medicine cupboards Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Clean out unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines from your cupboards and bring them to the Rolesville Police Department, 204 Southtown Circle, Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.-noon. The Operation Medicine Drop event is free and anonymous. It is a...

Annual United Way award breakfast March 26

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will have its annual community breakfast March 26 at the Louisburg College Auditorium beginning at 8 a.m. The recognition will begin at 8:45 a.m., with the highlight to name the 2014-15 Wayne Stallings Volunteer of the Year Award....

Records request fees high in ’85

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Wake Forest-Raleigh bus ran off an embankment seven miles from town on the Neuse River, rolling over once before hitting the ground. Driver Lonnie Bowling was injured,...

Youngsville Woman’s Club May Fare is May 2

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Museum of History and the Youngsville Woman’s Club will host the Youngsville Homecoming picnic again this year at Hill Ridge Farms, Saturday, May 2. This year’s event is being called the May Fare Music Festival and Picnic and is open to everyone who...

Seminary sunset

WW photo by David Leone Warm weather brought a beautiful long-lasting sunset Monday night, graduating from orange to red, to purple to blue as seen through the trees at Southeastern Baptist Theological seminary here. Though it cooled off again by Wednesday, it’s a good bet that...

Isn’t that just darlin’?

Delores Riggins, second from left, of Isn’t That Just Darlin’, talks to customers about her hand-painted glassware and beaded glass- and flatware during Wake Forest High School’s JROTC Battalion Bazaar March 7. Riggins works out of her Wake Forest home and maintains an Etsy shop...

Wake Forest center aids startup

FokusLabs Kickstarter campaign underway for autism/ADHD product. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Rich Brancaccio has a day job as a psychologist with Wake County Schools, helping children with ADHD and autism. For the last two years, the Wake Forest resident has had a night job,...

‘Upcycling’ revives tired furnishings, decor

Upcycling is not just for craft projects — it offers lots of possibilities to make changes in your home décor, especially cabinets and furniture that will save money and reduce your contribution to the local landfill. Inspired by the upcycling trend, a Woodcraft marketing manager...

Common mistakes made on home renovation projects

Home improvement projects can turn a house into a home. Homeowners plan scores of renovations to transform living spaces into rooms that reflect their personal tastes and comforts. Homeowners going it alone may find things do not always go as planned. In fact, a Harris...

VGCC paralegal program info session March 26

LOUISBURG — The two-year Vance-Granville Community College program held on the Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, has been designated as a qualified paralegal studies program by the N.C. State Bar. An information session for anyone interested in the program will be held March...