Business Briefs — Oct. 16, 2014

Wammock at N.C. State Fair Wammock Utility Buildings will feature a line of storage buildings at the N.C. State Fair, Oct. 16-26. Located at Louisburg and Rocky Mount, Wammock manufactures utility buildings and gazebos locally with first quality materials. A 4-foot by 4-foot ramp...

Husband and wife coach the best two golf teams in the Cap 8 conference

by Marty Simpkins Coach Carolyn Reitz of Wakefield has won almost every single conference golf match this year. Her only loss was to her husband, Ron Reitz of Heritage. The couple has been married for 50 years and they have enjoyed every minute of it. Even when they play against...

Art at your leisure!

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Arts Council’s Art Stroll drew a crowd Oct. 2 as businesses downtown stayed open late, the art gallery featured pottery by its namesake Leslie Martin along with works by gallery volunteers and a community theater group sang show tunes in...

School Briefs — Oct. 16, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Link your Harris Teeter and Target Red cards so the school may earn a percentage of your purchase. See harristeeter.com and use code 5683, or see target.com/tcoe, and use code...

Rolesville girl wins pagent

ROLESVILLE — Breanna Chavez, 7, was crowned 2014 Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Raleigh Oct. 4 at the Riverside High School Auditorium in Durham. The pageant included competition in modeling and interviewing, and Breanna’s win means she’ll compete in the 2015 National Competition in Orlando,...

A rosary for peace

WAKE FOREST — A 75-foot balloon rosary floating over Wake Forest Oct. 3 was an uplifting sight to many onlookers. The rosary, made with biodegradable materials, was launched by the students of All Saints Academy to show their commitment to world peace. “We are a small school, but...

On Patrol: Robbery, embezzlement suspects caught

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police have arrested two Wake Forest teens and one from Youngsville, charging them in connection with the robberies of two pizza delivery drivers in August. Todd Michael Nasby, Jr., 5417 Mitchell Town Road, Youngsville, has been charged...

Make float plans for Franklin County parade

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Christmas parade is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. Parade entry applications are available at the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce office, 112 E. Nash St., Louisburg, by calling 919-496-3056 or e-mailing...

Fear the forest and raise funds

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High Booster Club sponsors its Fear the Forest fundraiser at Trentini Stadium Wednesday, Oct. 22, during the powderpuff football game from 5 to 8 p.m. Money will be raised as senior athletes volunteer to take a pie in the face, coaches are dunked in...

It’s a good time to give blood

RALEIGH — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives. Blood drives taking place in the area are: •Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church Raleigh, 4301 Louisburg Road •Oct. 23, 3-7:30 p.m.,...

St. Catherine dedicates gym, cross country course

WAKE FOREST — School staff, students and their families, along with Mayor Vivian Jones, were on hand recently as St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School held ribbon-cutting ceremonies on campus. The new gymnasium will host practices and home games scheduled for varsity basketball,...

Pulley Town Road section closing Monday

ROLESVILLE — A section of Pulley Town Road will close early Monday, weather permitting, as part of the U.S. 401 Bypass project. The contractor needs to close a small section of the road to build the intersection for the new highway. The contractor has 21 days to install storm...

This Week in History — Oct. 16, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest women have formed a garden club, as part of the National Garden Association. Presided over by Mrs. W.R. Powell, a meeting was held in the high school gym, with...

Urban forester named

WAKE FOREST — Jennifer Rall has been appointed the town’s new urban forester, announced the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department. Rall will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and managing the town’s urban forestry program....

PDQ to help raise funds for Brooke

WAKE FOREST — A fundraiser will be held at PDQ Wake Forest Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a portion of the evening’s sales going into a fund to help Rolesville teen Brooke Parrish. Parrish has a rare disorder and is at the top of the list to receive a new liver....

Burke guitar performance Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest native Edward Burke will perform a solo guitar concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.. The performance will include Fantasie on Themes from Verdi’s La Traviata, Five Impromptus by Bennet, Fantasie Chevaleresque,...

Small business expo Oct. 21

HENDERSON — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has announced the schedule for the Small Business Summit and Expo, slated for Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. The Chamber of Commerce...

Paws for Life 5K and dog walk, Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The Franklin County Humane Society will host a 5K run and dog walk Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m., beginning at the Wake Forest College Birthplace. Profits from the event will benefit the humane society’s goal to build an animal shelter where pets can find safe...

Rolesville Fall FunFest set for Nov. 1

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville will hold its annual Fall FunFest Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at town hall, 502 Southtown Circle. The family fun event is free and would be a great time for early Christmas shopping. Arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery, and food will be...

Apply for BBB scholarships

RALEIGH — Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Scholarships, recognizing students who personify high ethics through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. Torch Scholarships are given to college-bound...

Wake Forest police reports — Oct. 16, 2014

Reported Sept. 29-Oct. 12. Arrests •Donnie Dontez Jeffreys, 23, 7026 Little Creek Road, Zebulon, was arrested at 249 N. Allen Road, on an order for arrest for driving while license revoked and a rear lamp violation. He was taken to Wake County jail. Oct. 12, 10:59 p.m. •Julius...