Can you run faster than a pastor?

Concept 5K aims to aid health, charity. David Leone WAKE FOREST — The laity over at Woodland Baptist Church are rushing to get the word out about a charity fundraiser. They’re actually planning to run (or walk) as fast as they can, to try to beat their own pastors in a 5K race....

Mardi Gras, football, history and state of things ahead

Following are some upcoming happenings in the Wake Forest area: Mardi Gras and football celebration downtown Downtown Wake Forest will be filled with Mardi Gras revelry for children of all ages Saturday. The family-friendly celebration will run 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and feature music,...

Hear Campbell choir

WAKE FOREST — The Campbell University Choir will present a free concert of both sacred and secular music on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave. Featured sacred works include rich-textured settings by Z Randall Stroope, Josu Elberdin, and Moses Hogan....

Youth Auditions next week

WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company is back with another youth production. Auditions for The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel will be at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. on Friday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m....

Students return for show

WAKE FOREST — For 35 years, Linda Burrell has taught youths art, the last 15 at Sunflower Studios. This Friday during Art After Hours, three of her former students are returning to her studio’s guest gallery. “They’re all three going to be showing for the first time in an art...

Student receives Voice of Democracy award

WAKE FOREST — The award for Voice of Democracy 2014-15 was presented by essay committee member Dave Martin, Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, to Christopher Vaughn at Wake Forest High School recently. The theme for the 2014-15 contest was Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s...

Annual Soup Day features 100-year-old recipe

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club has their annual Soup Day Thursday, Feb. l9 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Youngsville Community House on East Main Street. The chicken and vegetable recipe is more than l00 years old, according to organizers. For regular connesseurs of the...

Small-town feel lost in ’85?

This week in History, by David Leone In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •S.W. Brewer has revamped his Wake Forest grocery business. The longtime grocer changed this month from a delivery and credit structure to...

Are Wake Forest singers looking for you?

WAKE FOREST — If you can move your feet and sing at the same time, the Wake Forest Singers really need you. All SATB voices are needed. Rehearsals just began and are open until Feb. 19. The Singers meet at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Durham Road, across fr...

Go bald for childhood cancer research

WAKE FOREST — The St. Baldricks Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at The Factory on March 7. There more than 300 people will shave their heads in solidarity with...

Contribute supplies to aid veterans

RALEIGH — The ladies of Valor are collecting supplies to aid veterans in anticipation of a new housing complex. The needs include, but are not limited to, kitchen items, bathroom items, personal care items, cleaners, gift cards, cash or checks. No furniture or clothing....

Local school report cards

Here are the grades of schools in our area, released as part of the school progress reports. Franklin County: Bunn Elementary, C; Edward Best Elementary, B; Franklinton Elementary, D; Laurel Mill Elementary, D; Long Mill Elementary, C; Louisburg Elementary, D; Royal Elementary,...

Wildlife commission: Wolves now unwelcome

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has adopted two resolutions regarding reintroduction of red wolves in North Carolina. The first requests the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service end its experimental, non-essential red wolf reintroduction project in the northeastern...

Cpl. Bitting completes N.C. Justice Academy program

Business Briefs, week of Feb. 12, 2015 Cpl. Bitting completes N.C. Justice Academy program Corporal A. N. Bitting of the Wake Forest Police Department recently completed the Tactical Training Certificate Program at the North Carolina Justice Academy. The certificate program is...

Rhode answers questions about student loans, debit cards

by Steve Rhode, the Get-out-of-debt guy Dear Steve: I can’t believe how much student loan debt I have. It feels like I can barely get by each month and there is no way for me to ever get out from under these loans. I have both federal and private student loans that add up to over...

Free File demo Feb. 18

LOUISBURG — Congressman Butterfield will be present for the annual N.C. Free File public briefing and demonstration to highlight the public-private partnership that provides free online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services for lower and moderate income...

Courts to decide limits of 25-year-old Map Act

State highway officials can leave property in limbo By Barry Smith for Zenger News RALEIGH — Hundreds of North Carolinians who own property in swaths of land that the N.C. Department of Transportation has staked out for highways are awaiting action in state courts. Their parcels...

Put these special events on your calendar

Activities abound for exceptional families in the weeks ahead, including the following. Ball Leagues •The Wake Forest Dream League is a baseball league designed for children with special needs ages 5-21. Registration for the 2015 season is now open. If you are interested in...

Senior Center offers driver safety class

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Senior Center will host an AARP Driver Safety Class on Monday, February 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. This class covers defensive driving techniques and the normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time associated with aging. The course also provides...

Shop holds essay contest

WAKE FOREST — The Storytellers Book Store of Wake Forest, 158 S. White St., invites youths to be a part of Black History Month by entering their writing contest. In 400 words or less, write what freedom means to you. Use your own experience, knowledge of history, or an example of...

Heritage society meets Feb. 19

LOUISBURG — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will have its regular meeting Feb. 19, at 1 pm, at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive, Louisburg (behind Bojangles). Members are encouraged to attend. New members and visitors are welcome. For additional information,...

Rolesville Middle finishes as champs

Rolesville 43 Wake Forest 36 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After the final buzzer rang for the last time this season, the Rolesville Middle school boys basketball team walked off the court as division champs. The Rams have come a long way in the past three years. The boys...

Cougars capture third straight title

Wake Forest 34, Rolesville 14 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Whether it’s high school or middle school, winning three straight conference championships is a tremendous task to achieve and the Wake Forest Middle school girls basketball team can celebrate that accomplishment. The...