The torch is passed: Suzanne, Dave Lucey open Page 158 Books

Local Profiles by Carol Taber There are stores that add to the charm and community life of a small town. For example, try to imagine Boone without Mast General Store. Here in Wake Forest, The Storyteller’s Book Store has been a similar boon to the town and surrounding communities...

The Mann Family and SHAPE Eco Farm

Local Profiles by Carol Taber On a beautiful five-acre plot of land in Wake Forest, just 10 minutes from Kohl’s on Capital Boulevard, John and Kim Mann and their three children, Elizabeth, Andrea and Joshua, are establishing SHAPE Eco Farm as a working farm with an emphasis on...

Rabies clinic

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Animal Shelter is holding a rabies clinic Saturday,  July 25, 8-9 a.m., and Saturday, Aug. 15, 8-9 a.m., at 351 T. Kemp Road. One- or three-year rabies vaccines will be available for $5. Dogs must be on leashes, and cats must be crated. A previous...

Bridge closed along Kiwanis Park Greenway

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest has closed one of the two wooden bridges along the Kiwanis Park Greenway due to safety concerns. Located adjacent to Kiwanis Park, 400 E. Holding Ave., the greenway offers a paved connection between South Franklin Street and South White...

Calling all artists

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Arts Council is hosting a Miniature Art Show. Submit up to four pieces on Thursday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Requirements are as follows: Maximum 5 inches x 5 inches image area; with frame 8 inches x 8 inches. Three-dimensional art should...

Learn how to make your home more energy efficient

WAKE FOREST — The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are joining forces to help area residents manage their electric costs by hosting a series of free monthly energy fairs. The next one is Friday, July 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Wake Forest town...

Air Force Airman graduates from basic military training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Airman Keivonne T. Jackson completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four...

Rogers family holds 91st reunion July 26

ROLESVILLE — The descendants of William Washington Rogers (1836-1916) will hold their 91st family reunion Sunday, July 26 at Rolesville Baptist Church, 203 E. Young St. from 1-3 p.m. The event includes a covered dish luncheon. Attendees should bring a favorite dish or two to...

Red Cross seeks blood donations

WAKE FOREST — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood. American Red Cross Blood Donation Centers will be open the following dates and locations: Franklin County: •Louisburg:...

Rain barrels for sale

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest is selling 65-gallon rain barrels for $90 each. Each rain barrel comes with a brass spigot, two overflow valves that can be used to connect additional barrels and a screen to keep out debris and insects. Features include: •Instructions for...

Wildlife Commission to host falconry workshop

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host an Introduction to Falconry workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of...

Wake Forest loses Wakefield in ’95

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •The Youngsville Home Demonstration Club met this week. Topics of discussion included home beautification, maintaining trees and shrubs and growing fruits and vegetables. The...

Community Foundation accepting grant applications

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for projects funded from its statewide Women’s Fund of North Carolina. A total of $13,000 in grants are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming that supports women and/or...

Search continues for matching bone marrow donor

African Americans urged to increase Black ratio of 7 percent of national donor registry. CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina volunteers, organized as Save the Fox Committee, along with the national nonprofit Delete Blood Cancer, continue their search for a bone marrow match for Superior...

Runner’s Camp going strong after 18 years

WAKE FOREST — The North Wake Church-sponsored Runner’s Camp just finished its final weeklong session Friday. This year, over 700 kids registered for the three available camps. For the first four days of each camp, staff teach a short gospel-based devotional. Then campers are...

Wake Forest tennis shows a net gain

The Flaherty tennis courts are becoming so packed, players have to go to Heritage High School for extra space. by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Even the summer heat can’t keep Wake Forest residents from playing tennis at the Flaherty Tennis Courts. So many people have visited the...

Is Pluto a planet again?

Ask Dr. Universe — week of July 16, 2015 Dear Dr. Universe, Is Pluto a planet again or not? -Heidi, Cincinnati, Ohio Dear Heidi, It’s a big week for Pluto as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft gets a close-up look at the distant, icy world. But first, the answer to your question:...

New Franklin County schools principals hired

LOUISBURG — At the specially called board meeting held on Tuesday, June 30, Franklin County Schools hired two new principals. Trenton Brown has been selected for Franklinton Middle School and Zachary Richards has been selected for the Creative Education Center, the district’s...

Kudos – week of July 16, 2015

Scholarships awarded •Jordan Ramos of Raleigh, a graduate of Wakefield High School, is the recipient of a Barton W. Stone scholarship at Barton College. The renewable scholarship will cover $28,000 of tuition, divided into increments of $7,000 per year for four years. •Jayne...

Learn how to use Google+ for business

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce and Wake Technical Community College’s Small Business Center are bringing a free seminar to area business owners Aug. 12 on the advantages of using Google+ and Google Local for Business. Martin Brossman, a leading authority...

Farmers can get free first aid training Aug. 4

Business Briefs - Week of July 16, 2015 Business after hours tonight The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly business after hours is tonight (Thursday), 5:30-7 p.m. at Coastal Federal Credit Union, 10850 Wakefield Commons Drive, Raleigh. Refreshments are catered by...

Organic certification assistance available

RALEIGH — Organic growers can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Growers who are certified or recertified between Oct. 1, 2014, and Sept....