Bowling for the Keith Family

YOUNGSVILLE — On March 23, Youngsville residents Sheldon and Cheryl Keith and their family lost everything in a house fire. In an effort to help, area resident and altruist Thomas Allen has organized a bowl-a-thon May 3, starting at 2 p.m. The fundraiser takes place at The Alley,...
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Scholarship awarded

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School senior Kristina Sammartino is the recipient of the 2014 People Helping People scholarship, which recognizes leadership, integrity and community involvement, along with academic achievement. Members of the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU)...

Statewide public school forum May 3

RALEIGH — Public Schools First NC will host its first statewide forum May 3 at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University in Raleigh. The focus of the forum is an exploration of issues, innovations and solutions that can help strengthen North Carolina’s public schools. The...

Student loan myths busted

PHOENIX — While a college degree typically leads to higher wages and improved job security, the dream of a higher education can be quickly dampened with concerns about how to repay student loans. “A college education is a major investment, and most people today must borrow money...
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Thales Academy opens in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — More than 100 guests attended the Thales Academy Rolesville ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at their new junior high and high school campus located at 1201 Granite Falls Boulevard. Speakers at the event included Melissa Edwards, school administrator, Bob Luddy,...
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Hairspray playing at Wake Forest High

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Renaissance Art Productions presents Tony award-winning musical, Hairspray, tonight and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Wake Forest High School. The play, performed by Wake Forest High School students, is based on the 1988 John Waters...

School Briefs – April 24, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •The Spring Fling and Food Truck Rodeo is tomorrow (Friday), from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with games, raffles, a silent auction and more. Volunteers and donors are welcomed.  The...

AllianceOne to refund processing fees

RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced today that North Carolina customers of the collection agency AllianceOne Receivables Management may be eligible for refunds if they paid processing fees to the company when making a payment. After receiving a complaint from...

App lets users check waterway health

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an enhanced version of How’s My Waterway, an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the U.S. from their smart phone, tablet or...
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Cotton Company fashion show Friday

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., hosts Celebrate Spring, a ladies’ fashion show Friday (April 18) starting at 6 p.m. Downtown merchants Mimosa Home & Gifts, Next Consignment Boutique, Salon One 21 and Nancy Jo Photography are partnering for the evening....
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For the love of Bob

Social media generates support for likable grandfather, ill grandson. By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — What began as a pat on the back via social media has turned into an outpouring of love and a community fundraiser for a Wake Forest man named Bob and his baby grandson, Eri...
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Traffic circles ahead

Regional plan draft makes recommendations for northern Wake, Franklin County. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Major road improvements for areas around Wake Forest, Youngsville, Bunn and elsewhere in Franklin County are recommended on a new long-range transportation draft plan...

Hunter received immunity

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Questions continue to swirl around the former Franklin County Clerk of Superior Court and how she and her office handled settlement of judgments. Last week, this paper reported allegations had come to light that Alice Faye Hunter had been under...
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Alleged shooter once marched here

Kansas suspect demonstrated in Wake Forest in 1986. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The suspect in the murder of three people at two Jewish community centers in Kansas Sunday once led a White Patriot Party march down South White Street in Wake Forest. Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora,...

Easter egg hunts Saturday

Franklin County and Rolesville residents will be looking for a few good eggs this Saturday. Two Easter Egg hunts for children with special needs are planned Saturday at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Miracle League of Franklin County baseball field at Long Mill Elementary School,...

Hundreds respond to fiber survey

WAKE FOREST — In less than a week, more than 1,100 area residents have completed the Wake Forest Fiber to the Home survey. Officials say that’s nearly one-third the total number of responses they hope to get between now and the end of May. Available at...
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This Week In History – Apr. 17, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •New streets topped with crushed stone are being added at the rear of the Wake Forest College administration building due to traffic issues. Driveways to the north and south...

Arts Council announces upcoming events

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council announces several upcoming workshops, exhibits and events in May and June. •May 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Speaking to the Woman Within, III: Let’s Get Real workshop at the Franklinton Public Library, 9 West Mason St. Facilitated by Jackie...

Wake revenue director tax collector of the year

RALEIGH — Wake County Revenue Director Marcus Kinrade was awarded the 2014 Tax Collector of the Year by the North Carolina Tax Collectors Association April 10. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates leadership and provides outstanding services of value to his or her...
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Presidential letters surprise couple for their 60th anniversary

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — Imagine the surprise of going to the mailbox and finding a letter from Bill and Hillary Clinton wishing you a happy 60th anniversary. After all, a letter from a United States president was not commonplace for Horace and Patsy Macon, longtime Wake...

Mad Hatters’ garden party May 10

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday, May 10, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main Street. The event includes the Mad Hatters’ Tea and Garden Seminars from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an Art and Garden Market and a...

Outstanding performance recognized

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night. mayor Elic Senter was not present due to illness, and the meeting proceeded quickly. Two presentations were made during the meeting – the first a certificate of appreciation to Eagle Scout Zachary Stump...