Help Ashanie Russell’s family

While there’s nothing that can be done to take away Ashanie’s family’s loss, friends have created two ways to help with the overwhelming funeral and medical expenses. The first is a “Go Fund Me” page where direct donations can be made: www.gofundme.com/jc4x3k. The second is the...

One killed, four injured Christmas Eve

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Raleigh police are blaming weather-related road conditions for the Christmas Eve wreck that took the life of a Wake Forest High School alumnus and left four other Wake Forest residents hospitalized with serious injuries. Shortly before 1 p.m. Dec....

Future of bluegrass lies with two sisters

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — The traditions of bluegrass music are best handed down person to person, one generation to the next. Sixteen-year-old Chloe Lang and her 12-year-old sister, Jessica, are part of the next generation of bluegrass musicians eagerly learning everything...

Human remains found in Beaver Dam Lake

WAKE FOREST — Raleigh police, in conjunction with Apex Underwater Recovery Team among other agencies, located human remains just outside of Wake Forest in Beaver Dam Lake Dec. 26 as a part of their follow-up investigation of the possible murder of a young child who was reported...

Louisburg DMV moving

LOUISBURG — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will close its Louisburg drivers license office on Tuesday, Jan. 6, as the office is relocating from 86 Tanglewood Drive to 90 Tanglewood Drive. The new office reopens at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7. Beginning on Thursday,...

Police still looking for suspects who approached children

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is asked to call the police department at 919-554-6150. Residents can also call 919-556-9111. WAKE FOREST — Police are warning residents to continue to be on the alert for two males who have reportedly approached young children in two...

Vets bring Christmas dinner

WAKE FOREST — This Christmas marked the 10th straight year that members of the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion have prepared and delivered Christmas meals for shut-in veterans and their families. The meals are prepared by Nancy and Jerry Ammon at the...

Experiment with a bold take on brisket

Devoted grillmasters will fire up their grills regardless of the season, which affords them a year’s worth of time to experiment with different dishes. Those who want to take a unique approach to brisket may want to try their hand at the following recipe for “Coffee BBQ Brisket”...

When it’s time to take the tree down, recycle

Wake Forest Beginning Monday, Dec. 29, Wake Forest will collect and recycle live Christmas trees from residential homes according to the normal yard waste collection schedule. The trees will be ground into mulch, which will be available for free to residents upon request. Orders...

Unidentified man killed on N.C. 96

RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation into a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on N.C. 96, just outside of Wake Forest near Old Pearce Road. Shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday, the Highway Patrol responded to a motor vehicle collision in which a...

Franklinton police nab dangerous suspects

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Police Department hosted a multi-agency criminal interdiction operation along U.S. 1, resulting in five arrests Dec. 23, according to a written statement from Franklinton Police Chief John Green. Taken into custody and charged wer...

Take a closer look at ancient climate change

By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters Climate is always changing. That’s one truth that stands out from the record around the world of natural samples of Earth materials, of tree rings, ice layers, and so much more. But how much has past climate change influenced human affairs? In...

Rain, equipment failure result in wastewater spills in Franklin county

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Untreated wastewater entered nearby creeks in both Franklinton and Youngsville in the last week — one incident caused by heavy rain and the other by equipment failure. Franklin County Public Utilities Director Bryce Mendenhall reported a bypass of...

Events at historic venues in 2015 mark the 1865 end of the Civil War

RALEIGH — The Civil War began in1861and ripped apart families, neighbors and the nation. In April 1865, the often called “brother’s war” was ending. Most North Carolina families had someone or knew someone who participated in the war, and the state sent tens of thousands of...

Historic Franklinton home burned in ’05

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1975 •Two men are charged with murder in the death of Eugene Beddingfield, 70, shot at close range with a shotgun Dec. 18. The motive was not revealed. Editor’s note: One of the...

Homemade wheat-free pizza with a tasty twist

Few foods are as popular as pizza. Whether you’re a vegetarian or someone who prefers pizza topped with pepperoni, chances are you can find some form of this beloved dish that will tickle your foodie fancy. Those who want to experiment with making their own pizzas can do so with...

Virgilio’s: A Culinary Adventure

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — As owner and mixologist at Virgilio’s Premium Vinegars, Oils & Edibles, Margarita Dixon has brought a little bit of foodie heaven to South White Street. Specializing in wonderful flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegar, this is the perfect shop...

Business Briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Start the new year with good business advice The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the college’s Franklin County Campus (located on N.C. 56, just outside Louisburg). Tax requirements for...

Gas prices could continue to slide

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in...

Wake Electric scholarships available

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric is currently accepting applications for 2015 scholarships for college students — the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship for $2,000 and a total of 16 Touchstone Energy Scholarships of up to $1,250. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship will be...

Police continue to investigate armed robbery

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is asked to call the police department at 919-554-6150 or 919-556-9111. WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest police continue their investigation into an armed robbery along the 1100 block of Cimarron Parkway that occurred Tuesday, Dec. 23, at...

School briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Franklinton High School The Franklinton High School Business Alliance will hold its next meeting Jan. 15, 3:15 p.m. in the main office of the high school. Jones Dairy Elementary •Open houses will be held...