Raleigh Boychoir concert Sunday

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Choirs made up of young boys date back to ancient Rome and Greece, but didn’t rise to prominence  until the mid 20th century. Since then, though, they’ve blossomed and some church or community boychoirs are world famous. One group that has been...

Gas station approved over neighbors’ objections

Developer will have to add turn lanes, helping traffic flow, commissioners say. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When neighbors protesting a proposed gas station complained there’s already too much traffic and too many wrecks at the intersection, they never expected the town board...

Public asked for 4-cent tax hike

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Facing continued residential growth and a growing need for services, Rolesville town commissioners had already come to grips with a likely property tax increase at their annual budget planning meeting in February. However, when Town Manager Bryan...

Dancin’ in the street

WW Photo by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Singer Phil Spence, left, guitarist Grady Crumpler, and other members of the Raleigh band Brickhouse brought down the roof Friday with Purple Rain, Don’t Stop Believin’, Love Train and other classics during the Friday Night on White concert...

House looks to pass budget this week

Plan costs $22 billion, with 2.2 percent increase. By Matt Caulder N.C. Capitol Connection/ State News Today RALEIGH — Votes on a state budget are expected on the House floor this week. State leaders expect the budget to clear the House by Friday, Andy Munn, deputy chief of staff...

Wake budget soars to $1.2 billion

County manager asks for 1.35-cent tax increase. RALEIGH — Wake County Manager Jim Hartmann presented a $1.2 billion draft budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year to the Wake County Board of Commissioners Monday. His proposal — a $56.8 million increase from the current year — will help...

Torn up trail will be fixed

Greenways to tie downtown to Heritage, Rolesville. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If you’ve been down the Dunn Creek Greenway lately, you’d know it’s a bit of a mess. Head north from the Smith Creek Soccer Center on the greenway and you’ll come to a sign noting the rest of the...

McCrory backs merit pay for N.C. teachers

By Corey Friedman The Wilson Times/State News Today SNOW HILL — Teachers on the cutting edge of digital learning technology should be rewarded with more money in their paychecks, Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday. McCrory toured Greene County Middle School, which he hailed as a...

Park dedicated to human trafficking victims

WAKE FOREST — More than a dozen members of the Wake Forest Woman’s Club (WFWC) joined together with Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones, Parks and Recreation Director Ruben Wall, other town staff and three guests, Elaine Annionos, Kiricka Yarbough Smith and Ashley Bass Mitchell to...

Making time to remember

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Each year before the annual Wake Forest Cemetery tour and Memorial Day, you’ll find a half dozen or so men walking slowly through the Wake Forest Cemetery, hunting for the graves of veterans already entered into their eternal rest. They carry with...

Heritage High School teacher is Teacher of the Year

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School English/Global Studies teacher Miles Macleod is the 2016-17 Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Teacher of the Year. Macleod received this honor at the annual Teacher of the Year banquet held Wednesday, May 11 at the Raleigh Convention...

Listen to history of local mills May 22

WAKE FOREST — We all drive down Mitchell Mill Road or refer to an area close to Zebulon as Mitchell Mill. There is a history behind Mitchell Mill and the surrounding area that many are unaware of. Learn about the history of the mill and its environs Sunday, May 22, when the Wake...

‘Beach Bar’ bothers board member

Commissioner Greg Harrington wants town to stop public consumption of alcohol. By David LeoneWAKE FOREST — Does this town have a drinking problem? Town Commissioner Greg Harrington seems to think so, casting a “No” vote to allow drinking at Beach Night on White, planned for Aug....

School Briefs – week of May 19, 2016

Send school news and photos to [email protected] Wakefield Elementary School •May 24 is volunteer recognition night. •No school Memorial Day, May 30. Franklinton Middle School •Seventh and eighth grade band and chorus concert is May 22, 7 p.m. Wake Forest Middle Scho...

Kudos – week of May 19, 2016

Scholarship awarded Anna Margaret Slayton of Rolesville, has received a National Merit Scholarship of $2,500. Academics honored •Marsissa Begin of Raleigh, made the dean’s list at Belmont University. •Kayla Joyner was named to the president’s list at Bob Jones Universit...

Steady as she grows

This little Chickasaw plum seedling will be a true tree before long, planted by Wake Forester Pam Peace. Thanks to reader Pam Peace for sending us a photo of her Chickasaw plum seedling she planted following Wake Forest’s Arbor Day celebration at E. Carroll Joyner Park April 2...

Relay For Life returns Friday

WAKE FOREST — Different location and different format, with the same life-saving mission. That’s the essence of this year’s Northern Wake Relay For Life set for Friday, May 20, benefiting the American Cancer Society. A celebration for cancer survivors and their families, relay...

Rolesville football coach resigns

ROLESVILLE — Jermaine Evans officially announced his resignation as head football coach and as an instructor at Rolesville High School Saturday. According to former assistant coach JeVar Bransome, Evans resigned to spend more time with his family. Evans has five daughters. He has...

Share your place that matters

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is celebrating by sponsoring a photo-sharing campaign that invites area residents to share their memories and stories about places in Wake Forest that are important to them. “This Place Matters” encourages...

Business Briefs – week of May 19, 2016

Rosalini’s ribbon cutting Rosalini’s Pizza and Subs celebrated it’s grand opening last week during a ribbon cutting, sponsored by the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce. Greg and Tara Brelinsky took over ownership of the business in December 2015. Their menu includes specialty...

Give blood May 27

WAKE FOREST — During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies. Dennis Weidner knows how critical blood products are in trauma situations. In 1996, part of his left leg was...

Outdoor family movie night begins Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is hosting a free, monthly outdoor movie series from May through August at Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The first in the series of Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park will take place Saturday, May...

Heritage High School continues Beauty and the Beast tonight

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School theater invites everyone to come be their guest as they present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, today through Saturday. Enjoy a tale as old as time with favorite characters and songs brought to life on stage. The production is family friendly and...