Wake Forest police citations

Editor’s note: Arrest, incident, citation and accident reports are an important part of the public record, keeping the public informed with public safety news. With regard to arrests and citations, individuals have only been charged at this point and are presumed innocent until...

Need a better night’s sleep?

When it is 3 a.m. and you are pacing the halls of your dark and quiet house while everyone else is sleeping soundly in their beds, it may help to know you’re not alone: Many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep. The general consensus is that adults should receive between...

Dark chocolate benefits health

Many people associate healthy eating with foods that may not be so tasty. While desserts are not often considered the healthiest course of a meal, dark chocolate, when enjoyed in moderation, can be healthy. Dark chocolate can benefit the brain, heart and even teeth. Researchers...

Avoid pitfalls that can derail your diet

Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand: While it can be tempting to skip a workout in favor of relaxing on the couch at home, the temptation to cheat on your diet is far more pervasive, as dieters know that a high-calorie treat or second helping is lurking around seemingly every...

Trees felled for ramp

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When a tree is felled in Wake Forest, residents definitely take notice. Three large pecan trees and another tree were cut down Dec. 4 along the West Owen side of Holding Park to make way for an ADA-accessible access ramp. Few were aware of the plan,...

Rolesville police chief to retire

Manager expresses town’s gratitude; commissioners approve senior housing project. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The regular business before Rolesville’s town commissioners, including the approval of a senior living complex, was quickly overshadowed by an emotional statement from...

Winston-Salem, here we come!

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cougars celebrate after their East Regional Championship win over the Garner Magnet Trojans. Winning 27-13, the Cougars are heading to Winston-Salem to play at Wake Forest University’s BB&T Field against Mallard Creek for the 4AA State...

Three more charged for murder

Details sparse in parking lot stabbing death. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Three more men have been charged with murder by Wake Forest police in connection with the Nov. 22 fatal stabbing of Edgar Hardison. Warrants were obtained charging each of the following with murder:...

Take care of your holiday beauties

With a little knowhow, holiday houseplants can be enjoyed year after year. By Charles Mitchell Franklin County Extension Director LOUISBURG — Plants with bright foliage or colorful flowers add tremendously to holiday decorations. Have you thought about or started purchasing...

Free smoke alarms available

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville and Wake New Hope fire departments want to you to be safe in your home. If you do not have a working smoke detector, they will come install one for you free of charge. For more information, e-mail smoke@rolesvillefire.com or fill out the form at...

What does Christmas mean to you? We want to know

It’s our favorite time of year — and hopefully yours, too. The Wake Weekly will publish the musings of area children in the next two papers, as they answer the question, What does Christmas mean to me? Submissions may include poems, stories, and drawings. The more colorful, the...

Texas Roadhouse helps Rolesville teen after transplant

WAKE FOREST — Rolesville teen Brooke Parrish is recovering in a Ronald McDonald House next to the Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital where she underwent lifesaving liver transplant surgery Oct. 7. Meanwhile, here at home, a fundraising campaign to help pay for the expensive surgery and...

An example of excellence

Heritage Middle School girls soccer program records third perfect season in row. by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Heritage Middle School girls soccer team just finished their third undefeated season in a row. Not only that, they also went the whole season without allowing a...

Approval given to Mitchell Mill road widening

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has given the go-head to widen Mitchell Mill Road between Louisburg Road and Forestville Road. Council members approved the project during their meeting Dec. 2. The city will widen Mitchell Mill Road to four lanes with a median and curb and...

Backyard bird count starts Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The National Audubon Society is inviting birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey in the world, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Beginning Sunday, Dec. 14, hundreds of birders and nature enthusiasts across North...

Wanted: Real life Santas

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — You see it every holiday season — tall boxes at your local bank, grocery or fire station begging to be filled with toys. But time’s running out. The Wake Forest detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps League will be picking up the last of the toys on...

Is Ubisoft lazy or do they just not care?

Local Gamers by David Allen We have had a glorious time in the PC gaming community this year. We’ve witnessed massive releases and all in all had a pretty sweet time enjoying the plethora of titles tossed our way. But for every Dark Souls II or Shovel Knight there have been some...

Bundle up for art’s sake, and c’mon downtown

by Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — Downtown Wake Forest is dressed in its holiday best for Art After Hours Friday starting at 5 p.m. Most stores and studios will be open and serving refreshments, including the newly renovated Ollie’s at 213 S. White St. Ollie’s Cafe, Coffee Shop and...

Love, letters and baseball

Wake Forest bookseller pens his own memoir. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Drew Bridges has held a lot of author-readings at Storyteller’s Book Store in the past six years, but none are so special, to him, as this week’s event. At, 3 p.m. Sunday, Drew will host a book dedication...

Home showcased

Photos by David Leone Rainy weather didn’t chase folks away from the Wake Forest Christmas Home Tour Saturday, held in participating houses decorated for Christmas in historic areas. The Powell House, a highly anticipated exhibit, wowed all comers. Modern-day transport had to...

Franklin Co. family safety program Dec. 18

LOUISBURG — Franklin County has scheduled a family safety program Thursday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The program will take place at the Cooperative Extension office, 103 S. Bickett Blvd. The session will cover fire, food and scam safety. Although the program is open to...

Franklin Soil and water board meeting Dec. 18

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, 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 Blvd.,...

Hazard plan meeting Dec. 30

RALEIGH — An open public meeting will be held to review the final multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan that includes Wake County, Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. The meeting...

Buy a gift, help a pet in need

YOUNGSVILLE — Stop at the SPCA of Franklin County, buy a gift or two and help out some animals who may not have a home for Christmas. Available for purchase are custom-made gift baskets filled with a selection of pet odor-fighting candles made of a paraffin/soy blend. The baskets...