Bridge out ahead

Rogers Road to close during five-month construction. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Some Mondays are worse than others. The five-month-long Rogers Road bridge replacement project is set to begin Monday, June 27. The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) will replace the bridge...

Electric rate drop slight

Long-promised windfall to average 1 percent for Wake Forest power customers. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For two years residents who are town power customers have waited for a big drop in electric rates from the town’s part in a sale of power generating assets to Duke Energy....

Woman charged for illegal massages

WAKE FOREST — Police have charged a Durham woman with attempted prostitution for “practicing massage therapy without a license.” The expression is a euphemism for offering sexual services along with a massage, and has nothing to do with  licensed, professional massage therapy...

Youth club turns 30

Generations gather together for the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club celebration. By Kelly Knowles WAKE FOREST — Generations of members gathered together Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest. During a club-provided cookout, alumni...

Melton guilty in Heritage kidnapping case

Life sentence tops sentence for convict already in prison for life. RALEIGH — A man serving a life sentence for murder was convicted in federal court Tuesday of directing the brazen kidnapping that took place at a Wake Forest resident’s front door in broad daylight two years ago....

Sidewalks project, new town hall behind tax increase

By Clellie Allen special to The Franklin Weekly YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville took one step closer to what one resident called “something progressive,” when commissioners voted for a 5-cent property tax increase as part of their 2016-17 budget during their June 9 board meeting. The...

Tech school wanted for Wake Forest

Culinary arts, other trades would be taught at Wakefield Ninth Grade Center site. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — High School students with an interest in the culinary arts or other trades may have such class options in Wake Forest by next year. Tuesday night, the Wake County School...

Larceny suspects sought

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help  to identify the subjects shown in the surveillance camera images below for two unrelated thefts. In the first incident, the individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with larceny,...

SUV catches fire after crash

ROLESVILLE — A two-vehicle wreck that ended in one catching fire sent a Franklinton man and one other to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The State Highway Patrol responded to a 3 a.m. collision on N.C. 96, about a mile north of Rolesville. According...

Band of Oz returns to Wake Forest

Wake Forest’s July 4th Spectacular includes multiple events over two days. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A beach music show. Skydivers parachuting into the stadium. Food trucks. A 3,000-kid parade. Sack races, seed spitting, bouncy houses and pie eating. When it comes to...

Town offices closed July 4

The Wake Forest town hall and other administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will also be suspended and Wake Forest bus service will not be provided. During the week...

Chamber: Keep Wake Forest unique

Longtime businesses recognized at annual luncheon. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce no longer performs economic development for the town. So, in place of the annual economic outlook held in the past during the State of the Chamber annual...

Police: Golf carts? No!

Town considering allowing on streets. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Are golf carts roadworthy enough to allow on town streets? Wake Forest commissioners have taken up the concept twice in the past month after the question was broached by Traditions residents who want to use them...

Wreck claims two lives Monday

Community mourns loss of young mother and her niece. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A teen girl and her aunt, a mother of three young children, were killed in a crash on N.C. 98 just east of Wake Forest after the driver of a truck allegedly crossed the centerline causing a deadly...

Special Tab: Congratulations graduates!

Pick up a copy of the paper for the special graduation tab! (Featured Photo: Wakefield graduates Yaritza Cervantes, Antoine Miller and Laura Ramos Fernandez strike a pose before the ceremony Saturday night. See special section inside for all area graduation coverage.)

Cultivating a community

Franklin County Farmers Market manager retires after 29 years. By Kelly Knowles LOUISBURG — Tucked away in Shannon Village sits an old carport that has supported an entire community for generations. Bert Egerton, a resident of Franklin County since childhood, had been on a path...

Meals available for kids over summer

RALEIGH — Each summer, many children wait for the last bell of the school year to ring, so they can enjoy a week at camp, a family vacation or time at the pool. However, for children who receive free and reduced-price meals at school, summer can mean hunger. Just as learning...

Family movie nights at Joyner Park continue June 25

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will continue its free, monthly outdoor movie series at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Saturday, June 25, at 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Traditions at Wake Forest, Mosquito Joe of Eastern...

Kudos

Academics honored •Rebecca Tenbuuren of Wake Forest, has been named to the dean's list at the University of New Haven. •Jessica Lauren Harris, of Franklinton, Katharine Grace Davis, of Wake Forest and April Mae Moore, of Youngsville, were named to the dean's list at Anderson...

Area students have super skills

RALEIGH — Who doesn’t love a good challenge? For the past two years, North Forest Pines Elementary School (NFPES) has been using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) strategies, activities, and challenges to boost 21st Century skills while motivating students to...

Frog legs on menu in 1976

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1966 •Members of the N.C. Spotted Swine Breeders and their families met at Leon T. Walter’s farm near Wake Forest for their annual picnic. The fare consisted of pit-cooked...

Foundation set for traffic light

WAKE FOREST — Some left turns give one the willies. One such situation at the T-intersection of South Franklin Street and the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (N.C. 98 Bypass) should be abated by the end of next month, according to an N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) officia...

Special filing period for N.C. Court of Appeals

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections has designated a special filing period for qualified candidates to file for election for Court of Appeals. Interested candidates may file from noon Monday, July 11 to noon Friday, July 15 at the State Board of Elections office at 441 North...

Community Happenings – Week of June 16

For more information about the following events, and a few more not listed here, see the Community Calendar at wakeweekly.com/events. Send calendar events to [email protected] Thursday, June 16 •Kiwanis Club of Wake Forest, 6 p.m., The Forks Cafeteria. •American Legion Post...