Spirit of ’76 revisited

Top costume, hands-down, at the annual Wake Forest Independence Day children’s parade goes to this minuteman crew, including drummer Owen Williams, flag-bearer Brian Litzenberger, founding father Rob Smith and little Otto Litzenberger.

Boondocks brings life to downtown

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Driving through Franklin County is often like taking a step back in time with the rolling fields, old farms and antique buildings. Youngsville, in particular, is rich with historic infrastructure that greets you from every angle when you drive...

East Young Street project approved

Sidewalk will be built using block grant funds. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners gave their approval Monday to accept a $476,096 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a project to install a sidewalk along East Young Street from Pulley Road to just past New...

Wakefield grad drowns in accident

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Timothy Michael Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned Saturday in the Tuckaseigee River near East LaPorte Park River Access Area about 3.5 miles outside of Cullowhee, according to news reports. “Tim was taken from us...

Enjoy a midsummer night’s Art After Hours

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — Tammy Kaufman has visited downtown’s Art After Hours many times. Now, as an artist exhibiting her works for the first time, she’ll get to experience the evening from a different perspective. Originally from Texas, Kaufman traveled around the U.S....

Fireworks thrill crowd Thursday at Wake Forest High Stadium

Roving Presenting a good fireworks display July 3 was essential, not only for the huge number of spectators in Trentini Stadium, but especially for each of the Fourth of July committee members who worked hard to pull off a great show after the fiasco last year, which followed a...

This week in history – July 10, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Johnson Cotton Company of Louisburg advertises it will demonstrate a Brantford Tobacco looper next week at the J.T. Daniel Farm four miles north of Rolesville on U.S. 401 at...

Get a taste of Africa and help needy widows

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Listening to Gale Peterson talk about the expanding ministry of The Widow’s Peek (sic) is exhilarating. To hear her share The Widow’s Peek’s opportunity to partner with Gidan Bege in serving widows in Jos, Nigeria is to hear the heartbeat of God for...

Visiting King

Kids in grades kindergarten through fifth gather in front of Elvis, a king snake from Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, a part of the Johnston Community College. Elvis was visiting Wake Forest as a part of the Wake County Library’s K-5th Super Special program. To learn...

Supernatural vs. Photosynthesis

If you play mobile games, then you should by now have either played or come across a game called Plants vs. Zombies. Originally released for Android and IOS, Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense-style game that people of all ages can enjoy. This year, the franchise has upgraded...

We come in all shapes and sizes

One of the genres I haven’t really talked about yet is honestly one of the largest in PC gaming. I’m talking about Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing games, or MMORPGs for short. Thanks to one of our readers, Josh Hartley, it was brought to my attention. To start off, I...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 10, 2014

Reported June 30-July 7 Arrests •Courtney Nicole Burgess, 26, 5353 N.C. 56, Castalia, was arrested at home and served with a felony warrant for obtaining property through false pretense. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500 bond. July 6, 11 a.m. •Renni...

Wake Forest police citations – June 10, 2014

Reported July 1-6 Arrests •Luther Champion, 65, 10 Evans Road, Lot 79, Henderson; William Earl Kearney, 44, 50 Bunker Lane, Louisburg; and Robert Henry Hicks, 42, 512 Mason St., Henderson, were arrested July 6 at Jones Dairy Road and Shuford Road in connection with the larceny of...

Rolesville police reports – June 10, 2014

Reported June 30-July 6 Arrests •No arrests were reported by press deadline. Incidents •A non-crime service call was made at 202 Timeless Circle, Rolesville. July 2, 3:28 a.m. Citations •Matthew Donovan, 8133 Rolling Glenn Drive, Raleigh, running a red light. July 6, 8:45 p....

Wake crime – June 10, 2014

Reported June 19-21. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Deanna Nicole Koenig, 25, 1101 Exchange Place, Durham, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer A.L. Clark at WakeMed North, Raleigh, in Falls, and charged with assaulting an emergency person...

Community garden dedication today

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will dedicate its Feeding Franklin garden today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. Located at the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, 285 T Kemp Road, the garden will help support Feeding Franklin’s 23 church pantries and food programs in the county....

B & W celebrates 65 years

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — B & W Hardware store has been a fixture on same corner of White Street for 65 years this month. But it wasn’t always called by its current name. The building opened in 1945 and was operated as a grocery store until 1949, when C. H. Weston...

Church hosts arts showcase

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Family Church hosts the second Arts Café Summer Showcase Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. The Christian arts showcase features mime, dance, rap and spoken word. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The church is located at 231 Capcom Avenue. For more...

Business Briefs – July 10, 2014

Youngsville CEO lauded David S. Moody Jr., RPh, Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Wholesale Drug Company, was presented with the 2014 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and Genentech, Inc. Presented June 2 at the HDMA 2014...

Republican Party second primary July 15

RALEIGH — The second primary election for the Wake County District Attorney nominee for the Republican Party is Tuesday. The vote will decide the race between John Bryant and Jeff Cruden. All Wake County polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Early voting for the...

Gen. Patton’s grandson to visit Wake Forest museum

WAKE FOREST — Novelist and historian Robert H. Patton will appear at a program and book-signing Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. The grandson of WWII General George S. Patton and relative to Wake Forest native Jody Totten, his fifth...

Second retired K-9 dies

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is mourning the death of its second retired K-9 in as many weeks following the passing of K-9 Lagos, who died July 2 at the age of 11. Lagos, a German shepherd, joined the Wake Forest Police Department in 2006 and officially retired...

Landscaping contract scrapped

By David Allen LOUISBURG — county commissioners decided to reject the only two bids for the landscaping services contract agreement for the county as they weren’t satisfied the lowest bidder could actually meet all the requirements for the job. The bid opening for the contract...

Storm shifts family’s plans

WAKE FOREST — Henderson couple John and Vicki Faucette had planned to take their 6-year-old granddaughter to the beach for the July 4 holiday. But then, Arthur changed those plans for them. As the hurricane spun its way toward the Carolina coast, John Faucette changed their...