Pig out on reading with potbellied pig June 25

WAKE FOREST — Learn how Daisy II became the “worlds most famous pig” when you meet her and Farmer Minor at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 25. Registration is required and opens two weeks before the event.

Neck of the Woods returns

WAKE FOREST — What’s going on in this Neck of the Woods? That’s what the organizers want people wondering as they bring back the performance art series this Friday after a close to two-year hiatus. Unlike before, in which the Neck of the Woods performers crammed into a tight...

July programs at the Museum of History

RALEIGH — Take advantage of July programs for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Plan an evening out on Friday, July 3, to see the blockbuster exhibit Starring North Carolina! about the state’s film industry. In fact, the exhibit, which runs through Monday, Sept....

Nominations sought for good neighbor of the year award

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) is soliciting youth and adult nominations for the 6th annual Good Neighbor of the Year award. The award is designed to recognize Wake Forest residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods...

Avoid rip offs with AC repairs

RALEIGH — With temperatures forecast to hit 100 degrees in parts of North Carolina this week, air conditioners are working overtime. Some will break down, leaving homeowners in need of quick relief. But don’t let soaring temperatures keep you from doing your homework on air...

Sweet dreams ahead for many

YOUNGSVILLE — More than 100 children will receive new pajamas thanks to the efforts of two groups of Women in Networking. The Wake Forest and Youngsville WIN chapters collected 190 pairs of pajamas during the month of May as a part of Pajama Program International. The Pajama...

Discuss transit plan options at human services locations

WAKE FOREST —The Wake County Transit Strategy partners are inviting residents to learn about four transit plan options and provide feedback at the Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon. Residents can drop by the booths to learn about the transit...

Free spay/neuters and Kitten-Palooza this month

Business Briefs — week of June 18, 2015 Free spay/neuters and Kitten-Palooza this month June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. To encourage shelter adoptions, free spay/neuters procedures will be done for any cat or kitten adopted from Franklin County Animal Shelter in the month of...

Residents honor Old Glory

WAKE FOREST — Approximately 70 residents of The Lodge at Wake Forest retirement community assembled at the entrance of the facility on South Main Street to celebrate Flag Day. The Flag Day celebration included the raising of the U.S. flag and the singing of patriotic songs to...

Veterans mark American flag, U.S. Army anniversaries

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars, presented their 10th Annual spaghetti supper Saturday at The Border Restaurant on North Main Street, celebrating the 240th birthday of the U.S. flag and the establishment of the U.S. Army. Post 8466 Senior...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports

Arrests Reported June 8-14. •Dominic Edward Draper, 23, 234 Swetts Drive, Zebulon, was arrested at Bunn Pit Stop, 280 Main St., Bunn, for drug violations, including possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $12,500 bond. June 13,...

Wake Forest police reports – June 18, 2015

Arrests Reported June 7-14.  •Matthew Todd Reece, 20, 9049 Cornwell Drive, was arrested at Forestville Road and Coach Lantern Avenue and charged with underaged driving while impaired (DWI), having an open container of alcohol, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana...

Rolesville police reports — Rolesville police reports, June 18, 2015

Reported June 5-12. Editor’s note: Rolesville Police Department does not provide bond information. Arrests •Lindy Marie Miller, 34, 514 Virginia Water Drive, was arrested at home and charged with assault and battery and interfering with emergency communication. The victim...

Club funding restored in budget

Commissioners question how tax money is being spent. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Sometimes, you do have to sweat the small stuff. If there was one takeaway from the work session Wake Forest commissioners held June 4, it’s that even in their annual $59 million budget, spending...

Herb Eddins: Family man, Rolesville institution

Local Profiles by Carol Taber For decades, folks driving past the Rolesville Flea Market have stopped and visited with Herbert (Herb) Eddins. One of the first things everyone says about this man is that he loved being around people. Herb worked hard to make the Rolesville Flea...

Rolesville High School’s first and only 2015 graduate

by Marty Simpkins It’s not every day that a high school graduates only one person. Rolesville High School’s lone is De’Nique Pickering, the school’s first-ever. Rolesville High School has only been around for two years and are not expecting a full senior class until next year....

Light ahead for weary drivers

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — There’s a joke about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel — watch out that it’s not a train headed your way. Rolesville residents might be tempted to think that is the case with the Rolesville bypass. The $25 million project is now a year...

Justin Fouts wins talent contest

Fundraising dash brings in $6,300 for arts group. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — He has a country music single for sale on iTunes. He recorded all parts of the original song, playing each instrument (electric guitars, drums, bass, piano and organ) after recording the first guitar...

Cedar Creek Road closes Friday: bridge replacement

YOUNGSVILLE — A lighted N.C. Department of Transportation sign went up last week on Cedar Creek Road to warn drivers that the road will be closing Friday as the S.T. Wooten Corporation begins to replace the bridge across Cedar Creek. The road will be closed from Forest Bridge...

Youngsville commissioners consider 2-cent tax increase

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville board of commissioners will hold a public hearing and then vote on the 2015-16 budget tonight (Thursday) during their regularly scheduled board meeting at the Youngsville Community House, 115 E. Main St. When the budget was presented previously, Town...

Franklin County fire departments receive state grants

RALEIGH — More than $9.5 million of state grant money has been awarded to 574 volunteer fired departments across the state. The Volunteer Fire Department Fund, administered by the N.C. Office of the State Fire Marshal, was created by the general assembly in 1988 to provide dollar...

Harvesting rain water 101

by Bill Lord Area Environmental Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service On average, North Carolina gets 12 1-inch rain storms per year. One inch of rainfall on a 1,000 square foot roof produces 650 gallons of water. Where does that water go? If you live in a city or town and...

Viele named PTA volunteer of year

School Briefs — Week of June 11, 2015 Send school news, photos to schools@wakeweekly.com. Wakefield Elementary School •Amanda Viele has been named PTA volunteer of the year. She was thanked with a gift card to Lily Mae’s, the Volunteer-of-the-Year parking spot and her name etched...

Team Sanchez’s cup runneth over

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Team Sanchez defeated Team Mallory 29-18 in tennis to win the fourth Avery Cup Championship at Flaherty Park. The championship consisted of a men’s double, a women’s double and two mixed doubles. All four matches combined their total wins in games...