Wake Forest High presents “Stuart Little”

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School theater students, under the direction of Marie Jones, have connected to the parable of Stuart Little and the characters in his world by playing multiple roles to create a wide array of characters both animal and human who interact with Stuart...

Club helps Cougars keep marching

WAKE FOREST — Tony Gordon, right, of the North Raleigh Exchange Club, presents a check for $2,500 to Wake Forest High School band director Joel Tucker. Between donations to the band and scholarships for the school, the North Raleigh Exchange club has donated $20,000 over the last...

Long Mill Elementary teacher garners excellence award

YOUNGSVILLE — Charlene Shaffer, on right, from Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville, was named the 2014-15 Exceptional Children (EC) Teacher of Excellence Award from Franklin County Schools. Celebrating with Shaffer is Long Mill Principal, Dr. Monica Headen.

Make an impact, join a board

WAKE FOREST — Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15 for appointments to the following town of Wake Forest boards and commissions: •Board of Adjustment •Cemetery •Cultural Resources (applications accepted through Nov. 14) •Design Review •Greenway •Historic Preservati...

Art after hours, Friday, Oct. 10

AAH, it’s Friday! WAKE FOREST — Art After Hours takes place downtown tomorrow (Friday), beginning at 5 p.m. Most stores and studios will be open and serving refreshments. Events include: •Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones St., hosts LuAnne Payne with her pastel and...

Library happenings — October

In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, 919-870-4000). Most programs are...

Wake Forest parade applications due Oct. 15

WAKE FOREST — Applications to participate in the 2014 Wake Forest Christmas parade, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 13, will be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 15. For an application, see wakeforestdowntown.com, call Downtown Development Director Lisa Hayes at 919-435-9415, or e-mail...

Business Briefs — Oct. 9, 2014

Supremia celebrates patients Supremia Dentistry will host a “See the Magic of Supremia” party Thursday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. Patients and the community can enjoy food, a magician and more at 1711 South Main St., Wake Forest. New agency offers hope, gifts To mark October as...

Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 23

WAKE FOREST — The annual Halloween Spooktacular sponsored by the parks and recreation department takes place Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. The free event is geared toward families with children ages 12 and younger....

This Week In History – Oct. 9, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Townspeople joined faculty and students at Wake Forest College for the laying of the marble cornerstone of the new Bostwick dormitory, on which construction is nearing...

Learn about CTE and small business

FRANKLINTON — A lunch-and-learn session featuring speaker Laureen Jones, Franklin County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) director, takes place Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Franklinton High School, 910 Cedar Creek Road. The session is an...

Key to cooking with pumpkins

Autumn is ripe with vibrant colors and scenery. One of the more vivid sights this time of year are the bright, orange pumpkins that adorn walkways and front porches of homes and businesses. Not only are pumpkins ideal for decorating, but they’re also great to eat. Some people who...

Activities mark Domestic Violence Awareness month

FRANKLIN COUNTY — October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and surrounding counties and Safe Space are taking part with the following activities: •Drop-off locations have been set up to collect items needed by Safe Space, including cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies,...

Greenway repairs may be done by Christmas

WAKE FOREST — Plans are underway to hire a contractor and repair the Richland Creek Greenway. The greenway, which begins at the Cottage at Olde Mill Stream, 901 Barnford Mill Road, has been closed for more than a year due to potential safety risks associated with severe stream...

Push-up Challenge to help vets

RALEIGH — Every day, 22 American veterans commit suicide, according to a 2012 VA study. Last year, more than 8,000 homeless North Carolina veterans contacted the VA for help. The Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina-CARES was formed to raise private funds to develop a...

Troika topic of writer’s night

WAKE FOREST — Writer’s Night in the Forest returns to the Renaissance Centre Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. with Adam Pelzman, author of Troika. Troika tells the story of Perla, a beautiful Cuban-American woman who, after her father’s death, finds herself leading a secret life. She...

Rabies clinics announced

By law, all cats and dogs older than four months must be vaccinated to prevent rabies. One-year and three-year vaccines will be available for $5 at Foy Mart, 1329 Tant Road, Spring Hope, Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m. The Wake County Animal Center will also sponsor a rabies clinic in...

Plan festivities friendly to the environment

Candy, costumes and treats may add up to fun on Halloween, but such staples also contribute to an abundance of waste come the end of October. For those who embrace eco-friendly lifestyles, the thought of disposable or single-use Halloween paraphernalia can be even scarier than...

Young driver makes impact

FRANKLINTON — NASCAR driver Brayton Haws, 15, of Franklinton, presents a check for $2,165 to representatives from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after collecting donations in advance of his Sept. 13 race at Hickory Motor Speedway. Pictured are, from left, Meredith Johnson,...

Franklin County Sheriff reports — Oct. 9, 2014

Reported Sept. 29-Oct. 4 Arrests •Patti Carroll, 50, 352 Hidden Hills Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with vandalism and filing a false report with police. She was taken to jail and held on $10,000 bond. Oct. 4, 10:13 p.m. •Larry Wayne Murchinson, 20, 25 Pine...

Wake Forest citations — Oct. 9, 2014

Reported Sept. 25-Oct. 1 •Derrell Alexander Williams, 26, 917 Sledge Road, Louisburg, operating vehicle with no insurance, other unspecified violation. Oct. 1, 12:40 p.m. •James Alex Bullard III, 29, 159 Christine Drive, Garner, failure to reduce speed, other unspecified...