To honor their comrades

Members of Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8466 decorate the graves of fellow veterans at the Wake Forest Cemetery in preparation for last weekend’s cemetery tour. On Memorial Day all veterans’ graves in 15 cemeteries in the area will display the flags....

Centennial event May 31

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...

Help shape Joyner Park’s future

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board is hosting a series of meetings to solicit public input concerning the second phase of E. Carroll Joyner Park. Public meetings will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wake Forest town hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and Tuesday,...

Honorees sought for Purple Heart banquet

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation is looking for military veterans who have received the Purple Heart award to be honored at its sixth annual banquet Aug. 9 at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church. The foundation is requesting the public’s help in contacting...

Local teams qualify for state finals

APEX — The North Carolina track and field mideast regionals tournament was held this Saturday. Heritage, Wake Forest and Wakefield High Schools all participated with athletes in multiple events. Wakefield scored 95 total points to come in second in girls sports, and 32 in boys to...

Community yard sale

FRANKLINTON — Girl Scout Troop 983 is sponsoring a community yard, craft and vendor sale Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Franklinton. There were will be bounce houses for kids, the Fireman’s Day barbecue, entertainment, food and ‘treasures galore.’ For more information, call...

Park planners need input

RALEIGH — The N.C Division of Parks and Recreation invites the public to participate in a survey designed to assess the state’s outdoor recreation preferences, needs and priorities. The survey is one component of the 2014-18 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. The...

Franklin academy doubles team falls in first round

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Patrick Duffy and Jonathan Venable’s improbable run in the 1A Men’s Individual Tennis State Championships came to an end during Thursday’s first round when they were eliminated by a team from Bishop McGuinness. The Patriots doubles...
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Clerk’s race settled

Only one runoff set so far for local races. By Clellie Allen Although provisional ballots will not be counted until Friday, Patricia Burnette Chastain, Franklin County’s Clerk of Superior Court, has won the primary election in one of the most hotly contested local primary races....
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Phantoms gather

Alumni from Youngsville High School, which closed its doors in 1978, kicked off their reunion with a basketball game Friday night. Phantoms participating in the hoops action included Johnny Conyers, Tony Bailey, Ralph Brown, Al Deporter (Referee), Charles Keith, E.J. Wilder, Mike...
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Picturing Joyner Park

Plan to put ballfields, community center in park upsets some. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding Picture Joyner Park meetings this month so people can weigh-in on what they want to see added there. Suggested options include...

Franklin County commissioners mull Novozymes expansion

At the close of Monday’s Franklin County commissioners’ meeting, Ronnie Goswick, the county’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) director, created positive excitement when he asked for two public hearings for economic incentives at the May 19 commissioners’ meeting. At the...
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Strawberry festival returns

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers’ Market holds its annual Strawberry Festival and recipe competition Friday at the Shannon Village Shopping Center. Recipe entries are due at 10:30 a.m., and judging begins at 10:45. Entrants of all ages can pick up entry...

Rolesville to consider sports bar

Continuing to expand through residential developments, Rolesville commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed 50-home mixed use, planned unit development (PUD) located at the corner of South Main Street and Burlington Mills Road. The proposed PUD is currently...
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This Week In History – May 8, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Eighty-seven men are now employed by the federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) on the Wake Forest College campus. The college allotment is $1,505 a month. Half work in...

Party in Youngsville Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Family Fest, formerly the Lake Donna Party, is scheduled Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Luddy Park. The community is invited to enjoy food and fun, with music provided by DJ Johnny King. If it rains Saturday, festivities will move indoors to the...

Town manager proposes tax hike

One penny this year would be complemented by one more in 2015 to fund fire station crew. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Penny for your thoughts? A one-cent tax hike for the fire department is proposed in the 2014-15 Wake Forest municipal budget draft recommended by Town Manager...
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Woman’s Club recognizes scholarship winner, members at banquet

WAKE FOREST — When the Wake Forest Woman’s Club holds its annual banquet each May, expect many startled looks as members learn they are being honored. No one was more surprised or touched this past Thursday than member Hilda Parlér, when she learned she had been selected by...
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See something ‘mew’ Friday night

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Art & Frame Shop, 139 S. White St., changes things up for Art After Hours Friday, focusing not only on art, food and fun but also on felines in support of Raleigh’s Safe Haven for Cats. From 5 to 9 p.m., a variety of activities will entertain the...

Empty lots trouble St. Andrews residents

Planning Board approves of new homes, though existing phase is incomplete. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A developer’s plan to add a new phase to Stonegate at St. Andrews pleased all the residents in attendance to the Planning Board meeting Tuesday, but they still came to protest....
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Dentist featured on Discovery Channel

WAKE FOREST — Supremia Dentistry, a Wake Forest-based practice led by Dr. Edmond Suh that utilizes a state-of-the-art, advanced, painless approach to dental care, was spotlighted on The Discovery Channel during an episode of Innovations, a series geared toward educating the...