Suit threatened over sign ordinance

Rolesville Furniture’s Rick Eddins claims First Amendment infringement. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The months-long controversy over the enactment of Rolesville’s sign ordinance and the alleged targeting of downtown business Rolesville Furniture has been kicked up a notch. On...

Sinkhole opens up on Capital Boulevard

by Marty Simpkins YOUNGSVILLE — A sinkhole caused the inside lane to be closed on southbound Capital Boulevard about a quarter-mile north of the intersection with N.C. 96 yesterday (Wednesday). According to some of the N.C. Department of Transportation workers on scene, the hole...

Election filing down to wire

by Clellie Allen Filing for November elections ends tomorrow (Friday) and local races continue to heat up. As promised, Wake Forest Commissioners Greg Harrington, 632 Guinness Place, and Anne Reeve, 830 Lochmaben St., have filed for re-election. However, Chad Casale, 225...

The Dos and Don’ts of electioneering

Chamber holds session to help candidates avoid making mistakes. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — So you want to run for town board. Filing is cheap, but then what? The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce held an hourlong crash course campaign training session July 9 at the Wake...

Flag raised for U. S. Marine

John Queenan’s  harrowing experiences in the Pacific Theater detailed during town hall ceremony. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — John J. Queenan kept a diary of his feelings and actions while serving in World War II. Those thoughts were shared by his wife, Rosemary, during a...

Town: RST Fiber is out

WAKE FOREST — An initiative that was expected to earn Wake Forest the distinction as one of the Triangle’s first gigabit communities has been put on hold, say officials with the town of Wake Forest. Following what town spokesman Bill Crabtree said were a “frustrating series of...

Sunday hunting allowed with signing of Outdoor Heritage Act

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law the Outdoor Heritage Act (House Bill 640), which includes measures to promote wildlife-related recreation and youth involvement in outdoor activities across the state as well as for hunting on Sundays. The legislation creates an...

Author David Rosenfelt comes to the Sutherland

WAKE FOREST — National best-selling author David Rosenfelt will be coming to the Sutherland in Wake Forest to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. David Rosenfelt has written many national best-sellers including Open and Shut, Don’t Tell a Soul and Lessons From Tar...

The torch is passed: Suzanne, Dave Lucey open Page 158 Books

Local Profiles by Carol Taber There are stores that add to the charm and community life of a small town. For example, try to imagine Boone without Mast General Store. Here in Wake Forest, The Storyteller’s Book Store has been a similar boon to the town and surrounding communities...

The Mann Family and SHAPE Eco Farm

Local Profiles by Carol Taber On a beautiful five-acre plot of land in Wake Forest, just 10 minutes from Kohl’s on Capital Boulevard, John and Kim Mann and their three children, Elizabeth, Andrea and Joshua, are establishing SHAPE Eco Farm as a working farm with an emphasis on...

Rabies clinic

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Animal Shelter is holding a rabies clinic Saturday,  July 25, 8-9 a.m., and Saturday, Aug. 15, 8-9 a.m., at 351 T. Kemp Road. One- or three-year rabies vaccines will be available for $5. Dogs must be on leashes, and cats must be crated. A previous...

Bridge closed along Kiwanis Park Greenway

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest has closed one of the two wooden bridges along the Kiwanis Park Greenway due to safety concerns. Located adjacent to Kiwanis Park, 400 E. Holding Ave., the greenway offers a paved connection between South Franklin Street and South White...

Calling all artists

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Arts Council is hosting a Miniature Art Show. Submit up to four pieces on Thursday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Requirements are as follows: Maximum 5 inches x 5 inches image area; with frame 8 inches x 8 inches. Three-dimensional art should...

Learn how to make your home more energy efficient

WAKE FOREST — The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are joining forces to help area residents manage their electric costs by hosting a series of free monthly energy fairs. The next one is Friday, July 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Wake Forest town...

Air Force Airman graduates from basic military training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Airman Keivonne T. Jackson completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four...

Rogers family holds 91st reunion July 26

ROLESVILLE — The descendants of William Washington Rogers (1836-1916) will hold their 91st family reunion Sunday, July 26 at Rolesville Baptist Church, 203 E. Young St. from 1-3 p.m. The event includes a covered dish luncheon. Attendees should bring a favorite dish or two to...

Red Cross seeks blood donations

WAKE FOREST — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood. American Red Cross Blood Donation Centers will be open the following dates and locations: Franklin County: •Louisburg:...

Rain barrels for sale

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest is selling 65-gallon rain barrels for $90 each. Each rain barrel comes with a brass spigot, two overflow valves that can be used to connect additional barrels and a screen to keep out debris and insects. Features include: •Instructions for...

Wildlife Commission to host falconry workshop

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host an Introduction to Falconry workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of...

Wake Forest loses Wakefield in ’95

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •The Youngsville Home Demonstration Club met this week. Topics of discussion included home beautification, maintaining trees and shrubs and growing fruits and vegetables. The...

Community Foundation accepting grant applications

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for projects funded from its statewide Women’s Fund of North Carolina. A total of $13,000 in grants are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming that supports women and/or...

Search continues for matching bone marrow donor

African Americans urged to increase Black ratio of 7 percent of national donor registry. CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina volunteers, organized as Save the Fox Committee, along with the national nonprofit Delete Blood Cancer, continue their search for a bone marrow match for Superior...

Runner’s Camp going strong after 18 years

WAKE FOREST — The North Wake Church-sponsored Runner’s Camp just finished its final weeklong session Friday. This year, over 700 kids registered for the three available camps. For the first four days of each camp, staff teach a short gospel-based devotional. Then campers are...

Wake Forest tennis shows a net gain

The Flaherty tennis courts are becoming so packed, players have to go to Heritage High School for extra space. by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Even the summer heat can’t keep Wake Forest residents from playing tennis at the Flaherty Tennis Courts. So many people have visited the...