You can come home again

WAKE FOREST — The Old Campus Trek, organized by Wake Forest University and hosted by the Wake Forest Historical Museum, took place April 26 on the museum grounds. Pictured are a few of the 200-some Wake Forest alumni, museum supporters and current WFU students who enjoyed the...

Time for equine vaccinations

RALEIGH — It’s the beginning of mosquito season in North Carolina, which means it’s also time for equine owners to talk to their veterinarians about vaccinating animals against mosquito-borne diseases. West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis are endemic across North...

Town asks for Stadium Drive input

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest hosts a citizen information workshop on the Stadium Drive — Complete Streets and North Avenue Resurfacing Project May 22 in the ground floor meeting room at the town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The session’s open house format enables residents to...

Healthy eating seminar Wednesday

FRANKLINTON — Susan Crews, certified health coach and personal trainer, presents a healthy eating and functional movement seminar for small business owners Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Novozymes, 77 Perry Chapel Church Road, Franklinton. The lunch-and-learn session will...

Fourth Friday Flix coming

WAKE FOREST — Starting Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m., the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., will host free movie showings on the fourth Friday evening of each month. Fourth Friday Flix will feature a variety of film favorites and genres, including art, children’s and...

Mitchell Mill to be widened

RALEIGH — The city of Raleigh will hold a public meeting for the Mitchell Mill Road widening project Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, 3328 Forestville Road. The proposal would widen Mitchell Mill Road to a four-lane median divided road with curb, gutter...
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Sir Walter goes to bat

RALEIGH — Sir Walter Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instructional clinics and an opportunity for community members to earn additional donations for their league...

Mathis to compete in Rex tourney

RALEIGH — Professional golfer and Wake Forest resident David Mathis was granted a sponsor’s exemption and will compete in this year’s Rex Hospital Open, May 22-25. Mathis is a North Carolina native who considers TPC Wakefield his home course. “I started playing at TPC Wakefield...

Town budget hearing Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — Town Manager Mark Williams presented the fiscal year 2014-15 budget to the Board of Commissioners for consideration May 6. The budget serves as the town’s financial and spending plan for the year and, once adopted, authorizes resources and establishes a direction...

Wake crime – May 15, 2014

Falls •Daryl Angelo Shropshire, Jr., 33, 2401 Gaheris Court, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by N.C. Department of Public Safety Officer J.A. Cunningham at the Wake County jail and charged with a probation violation. He is awaiting trial at the jail on a $200,000 secured bond....
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Soil & Water Conservation District recognizes winners

LOUISBURG — Forty-one Franklin County students in grades 3-9 were recognized, some receiving cash awards, at the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District’s 18th Annual Awards presentation April 28 at Terrell Lane Middle School. The students submitted posters or essays,...

To honor their comrades

Members of Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8466 decorate the graves of fellow veterans at the Wake Forest Cemetery in preparation for last weekend’s cemetery tour. On Memorial Day all veterans’ graves in 15 cemeteries in the area will display the flags....

Centennial event May 31

BUNN — In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act established the cooperative extension service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based research and knowledge to the public. N.C. State University and A&T State University’s Cooperative Extension will...

Help shape Joyner Park’s future

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board is hosting a series of meetings to solicit public input concerning the second phase of E. Carroll Joyner Park. Public meetings will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wake Forest town hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and Tuesday,...

Honorees sought for Purple Heart banquet

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation is looking for military veterans who have received the Purple Heart award to be honored at its sixth annual banquet Aug. 9 at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church. The foundation is requesting the public’s help in contacting...

Local teams qualify for state finals

APEX — The North Carolina track and field mideast regionals tournament was held this Saturday. Heritage, Wake Forest and Wakefield High Schools all participated with athletes in multiple events. Wakefield scored 95 total points to come in second in girls sports, and 32 in boys to...

Community yard sale

FRANKLINTON — Girl Scout Troop 983 is sponsoring a community yard, craft and vendor sale Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Franklinton. There were will be bounce houses for kids, the Fireman’s Day barbecue, entertainment, food and ‘treasures galore.’ For more information, call...

Park planners need input

RALEIGH — The N.C Division of Parks and Recreation invites the public to participate in a survey designed to assess the state’s outdoor recreation preferences, needs and priorities. The survey is one component of the 2014-18 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. The...

Franklin academy doubles team falls in first round

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Patrick Duffy and Jonathan Venable’s improbable run in the 1A Men’s Individual Tennis State Championships came to an end during Thursday’s first round when they were eliminated by a team from Bishop McGuinness. The Patriots doubles...
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Clerk’s race settled

Only one runoff set so far for local races. By Clellie Allen Although provisional ballots will not be counted until Friday, Patricia Burnette Chastain, Franklin County’s Clerk of Superior Court, has won the primary election in one of the most hotly contested local primary races....
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Phantoms gather

Alumni from Youngsville High School, which closed its doors in 1978, kicked off their reunion with a basketball game Friday night. Phantoms participating in the hoops action included Johnny Conyers, Tony Bailey, Ralph Brown, Al Deporter (Referee), Charles Keith, E.J. Wilder, Mike...