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...
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Breaking bread together

Wake Forest  area clergy, chaplains, and a missionary prayer group gathered for a prayer and luncheon at Brigs Restaurant April 3.

Civil War Guide adds Louisburg stop

LOUISBURG — Louisburg College is highlighted as one of the stops on the N.C. Division of Tourism’s recently released statewide Civil War Guide. The guide is designed to direct travelers across the state during the final year of the 150th anniversary observance. The original Civil...

Adjust diet as you age

Nutrition is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for men and women over the age of 50, who can dramatically improve their quality of life by eating a well-balanced diet filled with vitamins and nutrients. While the baby boomer generation, which is...
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Gazetteer now online

RALEIGH — NCPedia and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library, in cooperation with the University of North Carolina Press, now make the entirety of The North Carolina Gazetteer available online through NCPedia at ncpedia.org. The free online encyclopedia features thousands of...

Soil and Water meeting April 17

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District board meeting is scheduled Thursday, April 17, at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Soil and Water District office in the Franklin County Agricultural Services Center, 101 South Bickett Blvd., Suite B,...
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New Wake Commissioner appointed

By Juliet McDonald RALEIGH — Rich Gianni was appointed to the Wake County Board of Commissioners Monday. He fills the District 3 seat vacated by Tony Gurley who has taken a position in Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration as chief operating officer for the Office of State Budget and...

The nutritive power of apples

Who has not heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? It may seem unlikely that one fruit could be so effective at maintaining good health, but apples really are a super food. Apples are a member of the rose family and are related to pears, peaches, apricots...
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HerbFest returns for 15th year

WAKE FOREST — As part of the Wake Forest Outdoors series of spring events, HerbFest returns to Festival Park, 525 S. White St., April 19-28. A large selection of non-GMO organic herbs, heritage tomatoes, heirloom vegetable plants and locally grown perennials will be available for...
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Payback is sweet

LOUISBURG — Wake Electric held its 2014 annual meeting March 28 with 574 members, plus their guests, attending in the Louisburg College Auditorium. Attendees heard reports on the current plans and programs of Wake Electric from Phil Price, chief operating officer and assistant...

Dining, drama at Vance-Granville

HENDERSON—Tickets are on sale for next month’s second annual dinner theater at Vance-Granville Community College. The play is J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, featuring a cast of seven students, as the drama and culinary arts departments team up for the event. The event is...

Business Briefs

King named police chief Louisburg native Keith King has been hired by the city of Creedmoor as their new chief of police. King was sworn in March 25. Still a resident of Louisburg, King is a 10-year law enforcement veteran who began his career in the Franklin County Sheriff’s...

Spring concert tomorrow

VANCE COUNTY — The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its annual spring concert tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s main campus. Admission is free and the public is invited. VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock is the band’s primary conductor. He will...

Trentini dinner Saturday

Guest speaker is former basketball pro Graham Bunn. WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are still available for the 34th annual Trentini Foundation scholarship banquet scheduled Saturday at 6 p.m. at The Forks Cafeteria in downtown Wake Forest. On tap to speak at the event...

Rex Healthcare seeks PGA tour volunteers

RALEIGH — Rex Healthcare is seeking more than 500 volunteers for the Rex Hospital Open, an official stop on the PGA Tour’s Web.com tour at TPC at Wakefield Plantation May 19-25. Volunteers help present the best professional golf event in the Triangle by participating in one of...

Rabies shot clinics offered

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Now is the time to get your pets vaccinated against rabies and save a bundle while you’re at it. Over the next few Saturdays, several Franklin County Animal Services will offer $5 rabies vaccines at several locations. By law, all cats and dogs four months and...

Library, parks and rec happenings – April 10, 2014

Spring has arrived at area parks and libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...