Library News – Nov. 6, 2014

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...

Get tickets now for breakfast with Santa

WAKE FOREST — Breakfast with Santa is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 6, 8-10 a.m. at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St. The event will include pancakes, story time, entertainment and photos with Santa. Holiday attire is encouraged. Tickets are $5 each, or $20...

Student and mom stitch up fundraising quilt

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Farm Bureau agent Steve Arrington is pictured with the handmade quilt he won with his bid of $175 at Monday night’s Snow Scholarship auction hosted by Wake County Farm Bureau. Also pictured is Maren Jensen, a freshman at Wake Forest High and member of...

You decide: What industries will lead growth?

by Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina’s economy has gone through three major economic periods during the past century. Like most states, farming was the leading industry in both production and employment in the early 1900s. Most workers rose before dawn and went to their fields to...

Christmas parades announced

•The Franklin County Christmas parade is scheduled in Louisburg 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., or by calling 919-496-3056 or e-mailing bfuller@franklin-chamber.org....

Voters down bond issue

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The Wake Forest High School pigskin chasers beat Apex High 14-13 in Wake Forest’s fourth football game of the season. Student standouts included halfback “Corky” Gill and...

Class of ’52 reunites

Youngsville High School’s class of 1952 celebrated its 62nd reunion Oct. 29 at the Golden Corral in Wake Forest. Classmates in attendance were, from left, Frances Williams Duke, Myrtle Gray Cooke Holmes, Betty Glenn Dement Wrenn, Craybon Hudson, Douglas Holmes, Beatrice Lowery...

Celebrate American Indian heritage at Museum of History

RALEIGH — November is American Indian Heritage Month, and the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present a free event Nov. 22, the 19th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration. Drum groups, musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and others from North Carolina’s eight...

Prevent fires at home this winter

WAKE FOREST — Winter is synonymous with many things, but few people would rank home fires atop their list of what reminds them of winter. However, according to the United States Fire Administration, more than 900 people per year lose their lives to winter home fires and more than...

Applebee’s thanks vets

WAKE FOREST — On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military may choose a dish from the free Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s signature and favorite items. The offer is valid for dine-in only. Traditional sides are included with free...

Wake Forest police citations – Nov. 6, 2014

Reported Oct. 23-30. •Dolores Marie Riggert, 71, 1701 Alexander Springs Lane, Apt. 4, failure to yield left turn. Oct. 29, 1:28 p.m. •Jimi Dawson Ferrell, 52, 5017 Grove Crossing Way, speeding. Oct. 29, 2:58 p.m. •Kelly Frances Grant, 49, 9039 Lake Royale, Louisburg, speed...

Wake crime – Nov. 6, 2014

Reported Oct. 18-28. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Bunn •Danny Ray Gills, 50, 150 Bunn Elementary School Road, Bunn, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant by Corrections Officer D. Franklin at the Wake County jail and charged with a probation...

Wake Forest police reports – Nov. 6, 2014

Reported Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Arrests •Juan Carlos Duran, 23, 187 Vincent Hoyle Road, Lot. 24, Henderson, was arrested on the 9600 block of Capital Boulevard, and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail. Nov. 2, 8:08 a....

How frightfully delightful!

The Hoenshell family, including Jolie, right, Judah, left, and dad, Jeff, holding baby Jacey, donned their finest privateer-wear for the town of Wake Forest’s annual Spooktacular at Flaherty Park Oct. 23. See more photos here.

The ghost that got into bed…

Haunted houses, eerie occurrences related in Historic Association gathering. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Do you believe in ghosts? If you live in historic Wake Forest, it might be hard not to. There are spooky tales of appearances and apparitions involving old...

Let the good times roll!

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Laissez le bon temp rouler (let the good times roll) is the phrase that kept resounding in my mind as I talked with one of Wake Forest’s adult kickball teams, the Tequila Mockingbirds. This is the inaugural season for Wake Forest Parks a...

Teen hit crossing street dies

Police: Wake Crossroads driver had right-of-way. By David Leone Associate Editor RALEIGH — A teen hit by a car as she was crossing the Capital Boulevard at Cavalry Drive has since died of her injuries. The driver, a Wake Crossroads resident, is not at fault, according to the...

$25 million in bonds on ballot will equal about $55 million in overall projects

Joyner Park, senior center expansions on hold until funding available. By David Leone Associate Editor (Note: This article clarifies the print edition regarding the amount in bonds versus the total amount for the projects) WAKE FOREST — When voters go to the polls Tuesday, the...

Bounce into fall with Rolesville FallFest Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Nippy weather is here and so is the town of Rolesville’s Fall FunFest. Facilitated by the Parks and Recreation Department, the FunFest is a great way to get started on holiday shopping with more than 35 arts and craft vendors, according to Town Manager Brian Hicks....

Wake Forest Area Chamber expo today

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Community & Business Expo takes place today (Thursday), 3-7 p.m., at Wake Forest Charter Academy, 1851 Friendship Chapel Road. The expo is free of charge and open to the public and business community, and features...

Get a lot for a quarter!

WAKE FOREST — Almost $600 was raised for the Wake Forest Optimist Club at the monthly Quarter Frenzy held at the Mill Room in The Factory. Pictured is “Chef” Phyllis Bardes, whose business, The Traveler’s Consultant, was part of the festivities Oct. 5, where direct sales vendors...

FCAC announces art events

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council announces upcoming events in November and December. •Student Arts Council meeting — Nov. 17, 3:30-5 p.m., FCAC Headquarters, 22 S. Main St. Franklinton. Open to youths with an interest in the arts, the brainstorming and planning...

Make good use of used cooking oil

RALEIGH — Beginning Nov. 1, Raleigh residents and places of worship will be able to dispose of used cooking oil by placing it in containers on the curb. The goal of the program is to protect the environment by keeping cooking grease out of the city’s sewer system and preventing...