Battle for the Pacific in World War II

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The highway connecting to Faculty Avenue in Wake Forest has been paved through to Youngsville and is open to traffic. Raleigh’s Lassiter Construction Co. is paving the road...

Angel Tree applications accepted

WAKE FOREST — The Hope House and BJ’s Angel Tree free Christmas gift program application process is taking place. Applications will be accepted from parents with children ages newborn to 13 on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, noon-1 p.m. through...

Donate to Shop with a Cop

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s 16th annual Shop with a Cop holiday shopping spree is scheduled Dec. 18. On that day about 30 children will be paired with their police officer “partners.” The kids and their partners will then be transported by bus to Walmart,...

Wake Forest paints the town pink

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly and the Rex Hospital Foundation brought a mammogram bus to the parking lot at Over the Falls Deli last week, offering close to 30 women mammograms to test for breast cancer and raising money for the cause as well. One anonymous man in a pickup truck...

Louisburg College awarded grant

LOUISBURG — The Cannon Foundation has awarded Louisburg College a grant of $50,000 to help support renovations to the music wing of the Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex. The Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex is named in memory of a former trustee of the College and lifelong Louisburg...

Yes, Wake Forest, there is an albino deer

Wake Forest reader Joseph Staton snapped this photo of an elusive white albino deer after he spotted it in his yard on Brewer Avenue. Staton reports the deer is a 4-prong buck and was last seen fraternizing with a couple of does. Biologists estimate that only one deer in 30,000...

Walk along the Shore Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Shore Grief Center’s Walk Along the Shore is scheduled for Saturday. Registration starts at noon at Patterson Hall, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary campus, 120 Wingate St. Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for teens and free for ages 12 and under....

Lung cancer treatments discussed

RALEIGH — Rex Healthcare hosts Ask the Expert, Techniques in Lung Cancer Treatment: Surgery Vs. Radiation — What’s Best for Me? Lunch will be provided at the free event, which takes place Thursday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive,...

Wooly good fun

By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Last year’s Wake Forest citizen of the year, Edward Jones financial advisor Louis Mullinger, now has another accolade to add to his resume. This month Mullinger, a native of England, exercised his right as a member of the Ancient...

Baldwin completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Reserve Airman Cameron E. Baldwin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core...

Cink completes basic

WAKE FOREST — Army Pfc. Christopher J. Cink has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field...

Nominations for volunteer awards solicited

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Community Council is accepting nominations for its annual volunteer awards, including the Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement award, the Citizen of the Year award, and the Club of the Year award. The Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement award was first...

It was a ‘Duesy’ of a sight

While vacationing in the Outer Banks Oct. 21, Russell and Shirley Griffiths of Wake Forest were fortunate enough to see 21 rare Duesenberg autos parked at the Sanderling Resort in Duck. Pictured are just a few of them, which were in town as part of the Duesenberg Tour 2014 —...

Business Briefs

Free ACA workshops offered Certified Marketplace Broker Leslie McMillan of LSM Insurance Associates has scheduled three free seminars to discuss 2015 open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The seminars will take place Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at...

Improvements to USDA new farmer loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA recently announced several changes to Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs — changes designed to help more new farmers and ranchers. The new interim final rule will increase the micro-loan limit from $35,000 to $50,000. This program provides a...

High school marching bands drum up wins

WAKE FOREST — Several high school bands have marched their way to win numerous awards in recent competitions taking place across the area. The Franklinton High Red Rams marching band, led by Derek Southerland, took first place Oct. 25 in the AAA class competition at Greene...

Give an unused iPod a new life

WAKE FOREST — Music Academy South, 1241 S. Main St., Suite 11, is collecting gently used iPods and MP3 players to benefit Music and Memory, a nonprofit organization that brings personalized music to the elderly or infirmed through digital music technology. Musical memory is...

American Legion honors veterans Nov. 8

FRANKLINTON — Franklin American Legion Post 52 will recognize and honor veterans Saturday, Nov. 8, at an 11 a.m. ceremony at 40 American Legion Road. A free lunch will follow, including hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings. Games and children’s activities are also part of...

Krispy Kreme offers spooky treat Friday

WAKE FOREST — This Halloween, wear your favorite ghoulish getup and scare up a free sweet treat from Krispy Kreme. Tomorrow, Oct. 31, visit any participating Krispy Kreme location in costume and get a free doughnut of any available variety. Offer is valid while supplies last...

Gas prices fall below $3

RALEIGH — The U.S. average price of gasoline ($3.03 per gallon) continues its slide to levels last seen in December 2010, and as of Monday, more than one-half of the nation’s gas stations offer regular gasoline at prices below $3 per gallon. GasBuddy reports that of more than...

Wake Forest police reports — Oct. 30, 2014

Reported Oct. 20-Oct. 26. Arrests •Nicholas Steven Novin, 18, 12304 Cilcain Court, Raleigh, was arrested at 10988 Capital Blvd., following a traffic wreck at the intersection of Capital Boulevard and South Main Street, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and simple...

Wake Forest police citations — Oct. 30, 2014

Reported Oct. 16-23 •Oyamo Kaloondo Foster, 38, 139 W. Andrews Ave., Henderson, possession of Schedule VI controlled substance. Oct. 22, 12:32 a.m. •Arrielle Rene-Moore Boon, 30, 1414 Brookside Drive, Apt. 304, Raleigh, speeding. Oct. 22, 9:46 p.m. •Karen Brummett Grubb, 49, 5613...