Summer fun at 4-H

LOUISBURG — Franklin County 4-H hosts an open house tonight (Thursday) from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension Annex at 103 S. Bicket Blvd. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about and sign up for any of the 22 new programs offered over the summer months, including...
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Currin graduates with honors

ROLESVILLE — Andrew Currin, son of Rolesville Commissioner Ronnie and Beth Currin, was awarded the Clinical Research Award of Excellence in the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research Program at Campbell University. Currin graduated cum laude from the College of Pharmacy and...

Time to clear those bookshelves

YOUNGSVILLE — It’s the ultimate recycling program. Donate the books you’ve read, then buy some more, all to benefit the Youngsville Library. Book donations for the Friends of the Youngsville Library sale will be accepted until the sale day, June 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and may be...

Novant’s Franklin Medical Center 2013 Small Business of Year

LOUISBURG — Novant Health Franklin Medical Center was named one of the 2013 Small Businesses of the Year at the annual Small Business Luncheon hosted by the Franklin County, Granville County, Vance County and Warren County chambers of commerce.  Franklin Medical Center was chosen...

USDA warns of food price increase

Ongoing drought conditions in California, midwest to blame. By Clellie Allen Editor WASHINGTON — As the drought conditions in California remain dire with the driest year on record for the state, the Department of Agriculture has warned the price of beef, among other commodities,...

Business Briefs – May 29, 2014

Respiratory therapist lauded  David Dixon of Wake Forest is recognized as an Ambassador of the Month at Johnston Health in Smithfield, where he has worked as a respiratory therapist for three and a half years. The Ambassador program recognizes employees who go above and beyond...

Wake Forest police citations – May 29, 2014

•Brooke Nicole Wall, 17, 5526 Zebulon Road, consumption of alcohol by minor.  May 17, 3:21 a.m. •Katelyn Ann Riters, 17, 129 Deacon Ridge St., consumption of alcohol by minor.  May 17, 3:17 a.m. •Justin Ali Hassen, 30 Shellcross Court, Youngsville, possession of Schedule VI...
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This Week in History – May 29, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •S&W Chevrolet of Wake Forest is building a new chassis for a fire truck for Rolesville, which is expanding its fire department. Alexander Welding Company of Raleigh will...

Celebrate history of Cooperative Extension Saturday in Bunn

BUNN — In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act established the cooperative extension service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based research and knowledge to the public. N.C. State University and A&T State University’s Cooperative Extension will...

Parks and Recreation Briefs – May 29, 2014

WAKE FOREST — Youth and adult fall baseball and softball registration in Wake Forest begins June 2. Applications for youth baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 6-16 will be accepted through June 30. The in-town registration fee is $40 and the out-of-town fee is $80. The...
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Teen reports sexual assault on greenway

WAKE FOREST — A 14-year-old boy has reported being sexually assaulted in the woods along a section of Sanford Creek Greenway. See greenway map below for general area. According to a statement by Wake Forest Police Spokesman Bill Crabtree, the boy told police yesterday he was...
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EMS delays alarming

Richland Hills subdivision, partly in Franklin County, wishes for faster rescue services. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For some, fire services are getting too close. For others, they are much too far away. Dogged future neighbors of a proposed fire station on Jenkins Road made a...
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Teen charged in fatal shooting

FRANKLINTON — A Henderson teenager has been arrested in connection with the shooting of David Lee Wilkins, Franklinton Police Chief John Green said Tuesday. Cammron Da Kim Torrance, 18, 52 S. Oakwood Lane, has been charged with the first degree murder of Wilkins, age 30. Cammron...

Farmers market opens Friday

ROLESVILLE — A much talked about farmers market is moving from drawing board to reality Friday. The Rolesville Farmers Market, to be located at 105 W. Young St., is scheduled for what is being called a “soft opening” Friday. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, flowers,...
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Mother: Police ignored woman’s assault

Daughters trying to do the right thing when attacked. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest-Rolesville High graduate Camille White, 20, is back home at her mother’s house recuperating. She was assaulted Saturday outside a Greensboro nightclub, leaving her bruised, battered —...
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This Week In History – May 22, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Dance teacher Louise Norman Williams presents Carolinas in the Morning, a revue of her students at the Castle Theatre. Performances in the all-day revue include Dew Drop,...

Novozymes, Atlantic Corp. receive incentive to stay, grow

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — County commissioners approved two incentive requests to retain and expand local business and changed the name of two roads among other business Monday night. Franklinton’s Novozymes North America, Inc. (Novozymes), Franklin County’s largest private...
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Hot dog! We have a winner!

RALEIGH — Terry McLamb, a Vietnam War veteran from Wake Forest, plans to pay off his mortgage after winning the top prize in the lottery’s $1,000 a Week for Life! game. McLamb works as a marketing coordinator for Armco, his daughter’s general contracting company. He purchased the...
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Garden yields hope for the hungry

Community comes together to grow vegetables at donated plot. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — You know how when you pull sugar snap peas from the vine and eat them, it’s as sweet and refreshing as can be? Brian Van Voorhis does. Van Voorhis is one of the organizers of a new community...
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Plans for tavern may be derailed

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners met Tuesday evening with a full agenda of public hearings. Slated for review were a 27.37-acre residential and planned urban development rezoning, two special use permits and the town’s budget for the new fiscal year. Special-use...

Remember the fallen this weekend

WAKE FOREST — Veterans groups are sponsoring several community events this Memorial Day weekend to remember and honor the loss of American military men and women. For more information on any of the events, call Frank Anderson at 919-671-4216. •A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held...
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Community gathers to remember

By Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — More than 100 family, friends and residents came together on Church Street Saturday afternoon to remember David Lee Wilkins and also to encourage one another to protect the younger generation. Wilkins, who lived at 45 Happy Valley Trail, was found...

School Briefs – May 22, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Elementary •The last PTA general meeting of the year is scheduled Tuesday. The volunteer of the year will be announced, along with the incoming 2014-15 board. Refreshments will be provide...