Dinner theater returns to VGCC April 30

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College will hold its third annual dinner theater April 30 and May 1 in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus, 200 Community College Road, Henderson. The event includes a meal prepared by VGCC’s Culinary Arts department followed by a musical...

Highly pathogenic bird flu found in USA, farmers warned

By Dan Campeau N.C. Cooperative Extension RALEIGH — The strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) found on the West Coast and in Mississippi River valley has not affected humans to date. Why should we be concerned? This strain of Bird Flu can kill flocks within a matter...

Library Friends’ used book sale May 2

WAKE FOREST — Love a good book? Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 2: The Friends of the Wake Forest Library will have hundreds of good books of every genre for sale at the Ledford Center, 120 S. Wingate St., on the campus of the Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary. The...

Trentini dinner set

N.C. Senator Chad Barefoot is keynote speaker WAKE FOREST — N.C. Senator Chad Barefoot has been tapped as the speaker for the annual Trentini Foundation Scholarship Banquet slated for April 18. The winners of this year’s Trentini scholarships will also be named, including the...

Scouts attain highest level

WAKE FOREST — Nick Fritz and Cody Keller of Wake Forest Boy Scout Troop 5 have been awarded the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout. Fritz, left, will be studying engineering at N.C. State University in the fall and Keller, right, has joined the U.S. Army’s delayed-enlistment...

Wake Forest Economics discussed April 1

Business briefs - March 26, 2015 Wake Forest Area Chamber news The 2015 Economic Development Forum is April 1, 8-10 a.m. at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Hosted by the Chamber and Wake Forest Economic Development, the breakfast meeting includes a discussion of the...

CenturyLink’s community yard sale April 25

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest CenturyLink Community Relations Team is holding a community yard sale April 25, with proceeds benefitting the Franklin County Relay for Life. The sale is 7 a.m. to noon in the company parking lot at 14111 Capital Blvd. Yard sale spots are available...

Raleigh loose leaf collection finished

RALEIGH — Loose leaf collection by the Raleigh Public Works Department is over for the 2014-15 season, according to a statement by the Transportation Field Services division. Residents who still need to have loose leaves collected may call 919-996-6446 to request collection....

Learning the ropes

LOUISBURG — The 2015 class of Leadership Franklin has been selected for the community leadership development program facilitated by the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Franklin is designed to stimulate leadership potential of individuals who are interested...

Accident prevention focus of re-enactment

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest and Rolesville high schools, along with local emergency services, will present VIP for a VIP (Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person) programs during April. Wake Forest will hold their program April 2 with Rolesville’s April 23. The VIP...

World War I veteran to be remembered April 6

WAKE FOREST — The third Wake Forest Memorial flag-rais-wing ceremony will be in memory of World War I U.S. Army veteran Roger “Marvin” Hockaday, April 6 at 11 a.m. in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brook St. In the same ceremony, The flag which has been flying in honor of veteran Benny...

Alderman receives scholarship

HENDERSON — Chelsea Alderman of Wake Forest (on right) was awarded the Anne Cooke Finch Academic Achievement Scholarship during the annual awards ceremony at Vance Granville Community College Feb. 25. The scholarship was established by Finch’s children, Stuart Allen Finch and...

Kudos – Week of March 26, 2015

Vance-Granville Community College Scholarships awarded Donna M. Beasley of Youngsville, Amy E. Downing of Franklinton and Hunter D. Meffert of Louisburg, all received the presidential scholar award. Keyona D. Bullock, Joseph D. Ahrens, Joshua W. Moody, Esther B. Daniels and Emily...

Good Friday schedules

Wake Forest The Wake Forest town hall and other administrative offices will be closed April 3 for the Good Friday holiday. Police services and curbside garbage and recycling collection schedules are not affected, but bus service and yard waste collection will be suspended. Yard...

Talent show deadline looms

Wake Forest ARTS to showcase winner at Six Sundays. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Got talent? Express it in a video for Wake Forest ARTS and you could win both money and a shot at being the opening act for the Six Sundays in Spring concert series. But you better do it fast — the...

Children warned not to use wire for kites in 1935

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The granite arch at the main entrance to Wake Forest College is going to have to move, college officials say, because the land it’s situated on is being graded to be level...

Wake Forest police reports – March 26, 2015

Incidents Reported March 16-22. •Possession of a stolen vehicle was reported at 8339 Bratt Ave. March 22, 11:05 p.m. •Violation of a protective order was reported at 1017 Jones Wynd. March 20, 4:08 p.m. •Damage to a mailbox was reported at 1137 Golden Star Way. March 20, 12:31...

Rolesville police reports – March 26, 2015

Reported March 13-20. Arrests No arrests were reported. Incidents No incidents were reported. Citations •Kathryn Walter, 67, 152 Bridle Trail, Youngsville, expired registration, expired inspection. March 19, 9:42 a.m. •Kimberle Faithe Johnson, 37, 601 Doddington Drive, expired...

Compromise wins allies

The push to ‘keep all lines of communication open’ through public notices gains supporters. by Dennis Hill dhill@newsargus.com RALEIGH — A bill under consideration in the Legislature would still require local governments to publish legal notices in newspapers but would mandate...

Minister recalls Selma

Wake Forest minister remembers MLK, civil rights leaders. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — President Barack Obama joined the Rev. Kenneth Steigler and many others in Slema, Ala., last week to commemorate the Civil Rights stand taken there 50 years ago. But unlike Steigler, Oba...

Well, hello Dolly!

Wake Forest High School’s performing arts departments work together to present major musical this weekend. Wake Forest — The Wake Forest High School Theater Arts Department presents Hello Dolly March 19-21 at 7 p.m. in the Wake Forest High School auditorium. This musical marks...

No more cutting ahead

Rolesville votes to outlaw skipping intersection traffic By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Commissioners commiserated with drivers impatient with traffic delays on Main Street, but they’re putting a stop to the practice of cutting through the CVS parking lot to skip the stoplight at...

Serious injuries averted, home severely damaged

WW photo by David Allen Wake Forest resident Charlie Pleasants and his wife escaped a house fire with only a small burn on his hand after their grill failed to shut off completely when Charlie finished cooking dinner Tuesday evening and later exploded. Neighbors heard the...

County financially sound; copes with new postal regulations

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The county may be cinching its belt a bit tighter, but its financial books are in excellent condition according to the audit report given by Jim Winston Monday. For the 2013-14 fiscal year, Franklin County received “an unmodified opinion on their June...