Waste service to change in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE – In-town residents can expect a change to their waste service beginning Wednesday, April 16. The town’s contractor, Waste Industries, which serves all Rolesville residents, will begin picking up both garbage and recycling waste on Wednesdays. Waste service is...

Join the 4-H fun

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H...
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Eat, drink and touch the art

WAKE FOREST — Art that you can feel — literally touch, wear, be inspired by — is the highlight at downtown’s Art After Hours Friday. The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., features the touchable works of two artists who create using textiles: Lisa Doherty with her freeform...

Democratic women to meet Tuesday

RALEIGH —  The Democratic Women of Wake County (DWWC) will meet Tuesday, April 22, at NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Candidates running in the May 6 Primary for Wake County District Attorney, Clerk of Court and N.C. House District 49 have been invited to...

Friends of Library

The Friends of the Wake Forest are having a membership drive April 13-30. Stop by the library to see a gift basket filled with reader goodies that will be awarded to one lucky new/renewing/extending member on May 1. Learn about upcoming activities to be supported by the Friends....
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Civil War occupation recalled

RALEIGH — Step back in time Saturday, April 12, at the Raleigh Occupied living history program, as costumed interpreters share their stories in historically accurate vignettes about the Civil War at the state Capitol. A troop encampment on the lawn and character interpretations...

Settlement reached on Rolesville imminent domain case

ROLESVILLE — The Wake School Board announced the settlement of a condemnation action against Ronald and Michelle Gay and Rhymes & Reasons, Inc., a private daycare in Rolesville. The Gays will receive $175,000 as compensation for having property condemned to create necessary...

Local couple to open daycare center

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest couple is trading their international careers for local connections: Jan and Hong Chen aim to meet the Triangle’s burgeoning demand for quality child daycare by opening North Carolina’s first Discovery Point Child Development Center. Ground was broken...

Pest questions answered

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory recently proclaimed April 2014 as Pest Management Month in the state of North Carolina. In honor of that, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is offering the NCPMA PestLine, an electronic hotline allowing consumers to get answers...

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...

Grant provides foreclosure prevention help

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency has been awarded a $2 million grant enabling an additional 8,000 households statewide to receive foreclosure prevention counseling. The $2,009,013 award, from NeighborWorks America under the National Foreclosure Mitigation...

IRS warns of phishing scam

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service warns consumers to be on the lookout for a new e-mail phishing scam. The e-mails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. The fake e-mails may include the following message: “Your reported...

Cooking for one or two

The following tips can make meal preparation for one or two people efficient and cost-effective: •Divide and store. Buying in bulk can help individuals save money, but it may not always be practical for people living alone or with one other person. After shopping, immediately...
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The doctors of rhythm and blues

Podiatrists by day, Jim Judge and Mike Hodos work nights as part of a nine-piece band. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — At 7:40 a.m., on Sunday, April 13, a pair of Wake Forest podiatrists will be standing by to kick off the Rock & Roll Marathon in Raleigh. But they won’t be...

Gas prices continue to rise

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the...

Boys & Girls Club needs supplies

LOUISBURG — The Boys & Girls Club of North Central N.C. in Louisburg has put together a list of supplies they would like. The wish list includes: •Board games •Cards and card games •Jump ropes •Kickballs •Electric and manual pencil sharpeners •CPU for front desk (for signing...

Church hosts food pantry, meal

ROLESVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 605 E. Young Street, hosts a food pantry every third Saturday at 10 a.m. Free produce and other food items are given to those in need. The next pantry will be April 19. Also on April 19, the church will serve a free, hot meal at 11:35 a.m....

Teacher pay front and center at Wake School Board meeting

By Juliet McDonald CARY — A Wake Forest Middle School teacher struck a visible nerve with Wake school board members when he told them he would be leaving the board meeting early to head to his after school job — as a custodian in a Wake Forest health club. Joshua Gallagher...
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The new Ace in Rolesville

Rolesville’s Ace Hardware celebrates its grand opening Saturday. Shoppers are invited to enjoy free Nathan’s hot dogs and cooking demonstrations by Weber Grills starting at 10 a.m. A cornhole tournament is scheduled at noon, along with chainsaw carvings featuring Stihl power...
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King named president of county clerks

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Kristen G. King, Franklin County clerk, was installed March 29 as president of the North Carolina Association of County Clerks (NCACC) at the association’s annual conference in Blowing Rock. King has served the association as a member of its board of directors,...

Stress Less 5K Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Runners are invited to take part in the Stress Less 5K starting Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 450 N. Main St. As part of her senior project at Franklin Academy, Aly Chura has organized the run to support her thesis on the benefits of...
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Enter the dragon

Siblings love the dragon ride at the carnival for the Kids set up at the Wake Forest Home Depot parking lot. The fun continues through the weekend.

Hear Rachmaninoff at seminary April 25

WAKE FOREST — North Carolina Master Chorale Music Director Alfred Sturgis will conduct the 170-voice symphonic chorus in two performances of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s a cappella masterwork performed in Russian, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. The performances are April 25 at 8 p.m....

Classics returning to town

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Charity Car Show returns to South White Street June 14. The show is presented by the Wake Forest Downtown Inc., for the benefit of Wounded Warriors, Miracle League, Hospice of Wake County and local charities. Sponsored by Chris Leith Dodge/Kia, the...