Franklin County Rabies shot clinics offered

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Now is the time to get your pets vaccinated against rabies and save a bundle while you’re at it. Over the next few Saturdays, Franklin County Animal Services will offer $5 rabies vaccines at several locations. By law, all cats and dogs four months and older must...

Registration deadline near for voting in May 6 primary

RALEIGH — Although photo voter IDs are not required until the 2016 election under voting law changes passed by the N.C. General Assembly last year, there are important changes that will affect this year’s election: •Voters may no longer register and vote at an early voting site....
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Youngsville welcomes new dentist office

Surrounded by members of her staff and the community, Janice Clark, DDS , PA, second from left, cuts the ribbon to celebrate Clark Family Dentistry’s new location, 680 U.S. 1 North in Youngsville.

Heavy rainfall causes sewer overflow

YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County Public Utilities reported Monday they experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a gravity sewer line and pump station in Youngsville. The spill was caused by heavy rainfall in association with a quick moving storm system. Rainfall amounts...
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This Week In History – Apr. 3, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Wake Forest Doctors C.T. and R.W. Wilkinson have installed a new $1,500 Westinghouse X-ray machine at their local practice. The machine takes pictures with a half-second...

Celebrate quilts

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Art Council, along with Person Place, is hosting a Quilt Trail Spring Celebration April 12-13 at Person Place, 605 N. Main St., Louisburg. The event runs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, and it teaches the history and cultural...

Youngsville High reunion plans come together

YOUNGSVILLE — Plans are being finalized for Youngsville’s High School Reunion picnic May 3. The Museum Committee is predicting 200 by the second week of April. Alumni are asked to please respond by the first week of April if possible as the memory book has to be compiled and...

Brannon wins county GOP straw poll

RALEIGH — The Wake County Republican Party held its county convention Monday at the Kerr Scott Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. An estimated 600 people attended. A straw poll was held for six elections to be held in the May 6 primary with Greg Brannon winning the poll for...
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Finch talks the blues at DAR

WAKE FOREST — Dan Finch, owner and potter from Finch Pottery and Homes for Bluebirds in Bailey, spoke to the Wake Forest Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at its March gathering. He talked about the eastern bluebird’s eradication and resurgence over the last 40...

Chamber to host education summit April 8

WAKE FOREST — Dr. June Atkinson, the state superintendent of public schools, will be the keynote speaker for the April 8 Education Summit being hosted by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce from 8 a.m. until 10 at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd. The purpose of the Education...
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A cut of love

WAKE FOREST — Meagan Montgomery of Wake Forest cut off more than 12 inches of her hair for Locks of Love recently. The cut and subsequent styling of the new ‘do were handled by Hair Designs by Gail, 2700 East Wait Ave. Locks of Love (LOL) is a public nonprofit organization that...

Have fun at Youngsville Fire Family Day April 12

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville Fire Department Family Fun Day is April 12 starting at 11 a.m. at Hill Ridge Farm Convention Center on Tarboro Road. Families are invited to enjoy hot dogs, $8 chicken plates to eat in or take out and have lots of fun with the kids.

Farmers market begins summer hours

WAKE FOREST — Starting Saturday, The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon for its regular season. Customers may purchase local beef, chicken, lamb, goat and duck meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, gluten-free baked goods, herbs and soon — hot house tomatoes...

Autism expo this weekend

RALEIGH — The annual Autism Expo will take place at the N.C. fairgrounds in Raleigh Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In an effort to unite families with questions and experts with answers, speakers will cover topics including a variety of therapies, Individual Education...

Meet volunteers needed

WAKE FOREST — The Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good volunteers. The 34th annual downtown Meet in the Street takes place May 3. The event has successfully expanded to include three streets, and with that expansion comes the need for more volunteers. Great news for...

Turkey hunting season opens Saturday

RALEIGH — The statewide spring season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — opens Saturday, with a one-week youth season through April 11. The season for all hunters opens April 12 and continues through May 10. During youth season, only youths younger than 16 are...
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Royal Knights bring home tournament win

LOUISBURG — Three teams from the Franklin County-based Royal Knights Basketball Club competed in the Bull City Invasion tournament hosted by Unique Skills Sports, with the 8th Grade team winning their invasion with a 3-0 sweep. Both the 4th grade and 6th grade teams finished in...

Concert a cure for the winter blahs

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Singers present a musical celebration of Seasons, Sunday at 3 p.m. at Franklin Academy Middle School, 1127 Chalks Road. Under the direction of Ginger Graves and accompanied by pianist Mike Olson, arrangements include Bridge over Troubled Waters, Try...
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New 4-H group gathers

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — Organizers had to bring in more chairs to accommodate the number of potential members and their parents for the start up of a new chapter of 4-H specifically for companion pets at the Wake County Northern Regional Center Tuesday. The leader, Renee...

Grantseekers invited to workshops

WAKE COUNTY — Free grant-seeker’s workshops to assist nonprofits in submitting applications for funding are being held in both Wake and Franklin Counties. The Franklin County workshop is April 9, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Louisburg College, in the library computer lab, 501 N. Main...
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Honors choir hits all the right notes

The Heritage Elementary honors choir, under the direction of Barina Bailey, performed in the Raleigh Fine Arts Choral Celebration March 19 at Meymandi Hall. Along with Path to the Moon in unison and Walk in Jerusalem in three parts, they performed several other numbers with the...

Regular Community Events – Apr. 3, 2014

•The Wake Forest Historical Museum and Calvin Jones House, 450 N. Main St. See exhibits on college and town history. Sundays 2-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon,1:30-4:30 p.m. Tours by appointment. 919-556-2911. •Northern Wake Senior Center offers daily activities at 235 E....
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Franklinton team has sights on playoffs

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — Coming off their 9-0 shutout against rival school Louisburg, the Lady Rams soccer team is fired up. With a record of 4-2-1, and 3-1 in conference, coach Isaac Welker is excited to see his team work together to improve. “We’re not a very...

Wake Forest police reports – April 3, 2014

Citations Reported March 20-25, 2014   •Gaetano Gary Guarascio Jr., 43, 3704 Willow Stone Lane, speed violation. March 25, 8:54 a.m. •Mariah Nichole Jeter, 19, 11421 Colbert Creek Loop, Apt. 107. Raleigh, speeding. March 25, 7:25 a.m. •Garryd Glenn G. Caliendo, 28, 2520...