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Picturing Joyner Park

Plan to put ballfields, community center in park upsets some. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding Picture Joyner Park meetings this month so people can weigh-in on what they want to see added there. Suggested options include...

Franklin County commissioners mull Novozymes expansion

At the close of Monday’s Franklin County commissioners’ meeting, Ronnie Goswick, the county’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) director, created positive excitement when he asked for two public hearings for economic incentives at the May 19 commissioners’ meeting. At the...
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Strawberry festival returns

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers’ Market holds its annual Strawberry Festival and recipe competition Friday at the Shannon Village Shopping Center. Recipe entries are due at 10:30 a.m., and judging begins at 10:45. Entrants of all ages can pick up entry...

Rolesville to consider sports bar

Continuing to expand through residential developments, Rolesville commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed 50-home mixed use, planned unit development (PUD) located at the corner of South Main Street and Burlington Mills Road. The proposed PUD is currently...
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This Week In History – May 8, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Eighty-seven men are now employed by the federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) on the Wake Forest College campus. The college allotment is $1,505 a month. Half work in...

Party in Youngsville Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Family Fest, formerly the Lake Donna Party, is scheduled Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Luddy Park. The community is invited to enjoy food and fun, with music provided by DJ Johnny King. If it rains Saturday, festivities will move indoors to the...

Town manager proposes tax hike

One penny this year would be complemented by one more in 2015 to fund fire station crew. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Penny for your thoughts? A one-cent tax hike for the fire department is proposed in the 2014-15 Wake Forest municipal budget draft recommended by Town Manager...
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Woman’s Club recognizes scholarship winner, members at banquet

WAKE FOREST — When the Wake Forest Woman’s Club holds its annual banquet each May, expect many startled looks as members learn they are being honored. No one was more surprised or touched this past Thursday than member Hilda Parlér, when she learned she had been selected by...
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See something ‘mew’ Friday night

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Art & Frame Shop, 139 S. White St., changes things up for Art After Hours Friday, focusing not only on art, food and fun but also on felines in support of Raleigh’s Safe Haven for Cats. From 5 to 9 p.m., a variety of activities will entertain the...

Empty lots trouble St. Andrews residents

Planning Board approves of new homes, though existing phase is incomplete. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A developer’s plan to add a new phase to Stonegate at St. Andrews pleased all the residents in attendance to the Planning Board meeting Tuesday, but they still came to protest....
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Dentist featured on Discovery Channel

WAKE FOREST — Supremia Dentistry, a Wake Forest-based practice led by Dr. Edmond Suh that utilizes a state-of-the-art, advanced, painless approach to dental care, was spotlighted on The Discovery Channel during an episode of Innovations, a series geared toward educating the...
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Golfers chip-in $27,000 for charity

WAKEFIELD — A team consisting of Frank and Rich DeMarco, Ken Weeks and Eric Glenn had the best score in the 4th annual Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament Monday. But the real winner is the community, as the Knights raised more than $27,000 from this year’s tourney for...

Broadband task force to hold info sessions

WAKE FOREST — The broadband task force seeking to bring high speed broadband Internet service to Wake Forest invites residents to a series of informational sessions, beginning May 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. The sessions are designed to...

Meet Cookie (the dog)

LOUISBURG — The Coffee Hound Book Shop hosts a book signing and puppet show Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to introduce Meet Cookie (the dog), an illustrated song and picture paperback book package with CD. Author Paula C. Snyder and illustrator and puppeteer Mac McCord will be...

Cooperative Extension offers classes

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin County Senior Center have partnered for an informative series on avoiding scams. Three workshops are scheduled: today, May 29, and June 17, all from 9 to 10:15 a.m at the senior center, 127 Shannon Village,...

Business Briefs

Cancer Center expands oncology service The Franklin County Cancer Center announces Keith Lerro, MD, PhD has joined the staff. Lerro is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist specializing in caring for cancer patients and those with blood disorders, and was featured...

Come to a garden party

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. The public is invited to stroll the grounds and browse through pottery, paintings, jewelry, candles, fabric art and more, all...
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Habitat Build-a-Thon comes to town

WAKE FOREST — More than 150 AmeriCorps members from across the United States will gather to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon May 19-23. Hosted by Habitat Wake, work at the Build-a-Thon will include finishing two homes, building...

Cow Patty Bingo is Saturday

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Athletic Club fundraiser Cow Patty Bingo debuts Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Rolesville High School. The event is free and features food, games, bands, booths, raffles and other family-oriented activities. Cow Patty bingo spaces will be sold for $5,...

Talk about coal ash Tuesday

LOUISBURG — Should Duke Power customers foot the bill for moving coal ash ponds to lined landfills? Should the coal ash ponds be moved at all? Should North Carolina enact stricter laws to regulate coal ash ponds or do regulators just need to enforce what is already on the books?...
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How I lost 70 pounds

After losing 70 unwanted, unhealthy pounds from my 5-foot 8-inch female frame, most days, at least once, someone will ask me, “How did you do it?” Repetition has created a pretty quick and concise response. It still amazes me that these folks look to me as an expert because I’ve...
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And baby makes five

Five generations of the Keith family of Wake Forest gathered recently. Pictured from bottom left are Katelyn Falkner, holding her daughter and youngest member, Olivia, next to matriarch Katherine Keith. Standing from left are Wendy Green and Kay Bailey.

Food donations sought

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is collecting food through May 23 for its spring food drive. Donations of food and cash during the drive benefit the Feeding Franklin hunger project by stocking the shelves of 19 food pantries in the county. Items needed most...