Broadband task force to hold info sessions

WAKE FOREST — The broadband task force seeking to bring high speed broadband Internet service to Wake Forest invites residents to a series of informational sessions, beginning May 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. The sessions are designed to...

Meet Cookie (the dog)

LOUISBURG — The Coffee Hound Book Shop hosts a book signing and puppet show Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to introduce Meet Cookie (the dog), an illustrated song and picture paperback book package with CD. Author Paula C. Snyder and illustrator and puppeteer Mac McCord will be...

Cooperative Extension offers classes

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin County Senior Center have partnered for an informative series on avoiding scams. Three workshops are scheduled: today, May 29, and June 17, all from 9 to 10:15 a.m at the senior center, 127 Shannon Village,...

Business Briefs – May 8, 2014

Cancer Center expands oncology service The Franklin County Cancer Center announces Keith Lerro, MD, PhD has joined the staff. Lerro is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist specializing in caring for cancer patients and those with blood disorders, and was featured...

Come to a garden party

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. The public is invited to stroll the grounds and browse through pottery, paintings, jewelry, candles, fabric art and more, all...
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Habitat Build-a-Thon comes to town

WAKE FOREST — More than 150 AmeriCorps members from across the United States will gather to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon May 19-23. Hosted by Habitat Wake, work at the Build-a-Thon will include finishing two homes, building...

Cow Patty Bingo is Saturday

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Athletic Club fundraiser Cow Patty Bingo debuts Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Rolesville High School. The event is free and features food, games, bands, booths, raffles and other family-oriented activities. Cow Patty bingo spaces will be sold for $5,...

Talk about coal ash Tuesday

LOUISBURG — Should Duke Power customers foot the bill for moving coal ash ponds to lined landfills? Should the coal ash ponds be moved at all? Should North Carolina enact stricter laws to regulate coal ash ponds or do regulators just need to enforce what is already on the books?...
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How I lost 70 pounds

After losing 70 unwanted, unhealthy pounds from my 5-foot 8-inch female frame, most days, at least once, someone will ask me, “How did you do it?” Repetition has created a pretty quick and concise response. It still amazes me that these folks look to me as an expert because I’ve...
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And baby makes five

Five generations of the Keith family of Wake Forest gathered recently. Pictured from bottom left are Katelyn Falkner, holding her daughter and youngest member, Olivia, next to matriarch Katherine Keith. Standing from left are Wendy Green and Kay Bailey.

Food donations sought

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is collecting food through May 23 for its spring food drive. Donations of food and cash during the drive benefit the Feeding Franklin hunger project by stocking the shelves of 19 food pantries in the county. Items needed most...
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Tour the cemetery Saturday

WAKE FOREST — A free, self-guided walking tour is scheduled Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Wake Forest Cemetery at 400 N. White St. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board and the town of Wake Forest, the annual tour offers unique insight into the lives...

Democratic Women host local ladies night may 28

WAKE FOREST — The Democratic Women of Wake County are hosting a Ladies Night Out at Shucker’s Grill and Oyster Bar May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled to attend are Willie Rowe, candidate for Wake County sheriff, and other local candidates and elected officials will be on hand to...

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...

Prevent Foreclosure

RALEIGH — Homeowners who are struggling with mortgage payments have the opportunity to learn about foreclosure prevention resources by attending a presentation at an area library. Information will be presented at the following locations: •May 14, 7 p.m. – East Regional Library,...

Mitchell Mill to be widened

RALEIGH — The city of Raleigh will hold a public meeting for the Mitchell Mill Road widening project May 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, 3328 Forestville Road. The proposal would widen Mitchell Mill Road to a four-lane median divided road with...

Blood drives scheduled

WAKE FOREST — Donors are needed for two upcoming blood drives in Wake Forest. •The Knights of Columbus blood drive will take place May 16 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 520 W. Holding Ave. To schedule an appointment, call Hank Pierwola at 919-556-3619 or...

Student cited for bringing knives to school

WAKEFIELD — A student was cited with a weapons violation April 29 for bringing knives onto campus at Wakefield High. Jake Landsberg, 16, is charged with having weapons on school property after three hunting knives were discovered in his vehicle that morning, which was in the...

Wakefield health fair May 17

RALEIGH — Advanced Optometry Center is sponsoring a community health fair May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13251 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. Healthcare and wellness professionals from Wakefield and the surrounding area will be on hand to offer screenings and answer questions....

UPDATE: Candidate’s husband named in alleged fraudulent purchase

Expense for buying up opponent’s name listed on campaign finance report — Elections Board to investigate. by Clellie Allen, editor LOUISBURG — While a certain amount of hijinks can be expected in any election, a North Carolina judge has ruled maneuvers allegedly undertaken...
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*UPDATE: TEEN FOUND* Police requesting help locating missing person

*UPDATE*  Wake Forest Police Spokesman Bill Crabtree is reporting that Bott was found just after 6 p.m. ### WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating Brennan Bott, whose photo is shown below. Bott, age 16, was last seen today at...
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BREAKING: Candidate’s husband named in fraud case

Find updated story here: Candidate’s husband named in alleged fraudulent purchase, Elections Board to investigate *** LOUISBURG — The husband of a candidate in tomorrow’s primary election has allegedly committed fraud, according to a superior court judge. Documents released...
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Local student accepted to N.C. School of Science and Math

WAKE FOREST — Jack Briones, 16, son of Alan and Lynn Briones of Wake Forest, has been accepted to the North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM) for the 2014 and 2015 school years. A straight-A student who scored a perfect 800 on his math SAT, Briones is a sophomore at...