Proposal on table for Rolesville farmers market

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Support for a farmers market in downtown Rolesville took a step forward Tuesday. Rolesville resident Francis Cheek and Mark Bloodworth of Wake Forest presented to commissioners a 12-page business plan outlining what such an endeavor would look like....

Book donations sought

WAKE FOREST — The Friends of the Wake Forest Library need your books. The Wake County Public Libraries’ annual book sale in the fall benefits all libraries in the county. Gifts of gently used books in good condition may be added to the libraries’ collection or sold in the used...
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Wright completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Airman Stacia S. Wright 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 values,...

Lake Holt hike Saturday

BUTNER — Join Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) staff and supporters on a nature hike Saturday at Lake Holt in southern Granville County. Hikers will walk through the forest, along Knap of Reeds Creek, and down to the remains of an old mill. Included will be discussions about the...

New 4-H club organizing in Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — The 4-H Youth Development Pet Care Club has scheduled a meeting for young owners of all kinds of pets, whether furry, feathered, creepy crawly or scaly, who are interested in joining a new 4-H club in Wake County. The meeting for children 10 and up is Tuesday, March...

Democratic women meet March 27

RALEIGH — The Democratic Women of Wake County dinner meeting is scheduled Thursday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh. Invited to speak are the candidates for U.S. Senate Kay Hagan, William Curtis Jr. and Earnest Reeves; District 2...

Arbor Day activities abundant in Tree City

WAKE FOREST — From art activities to nature tours, to chainsaw carving and free trees, Wake Forest’s Arbor Day celebration and expo offers something for the outdoors lover in everyone. The town’s annual Arbor Day celebration — featuring a tree seedling giveaway — is Saturday,...

Health insurance marketplace enrollment event in Louisburg

LOUISBURG — With the March 31 enrollment deadline for the Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as the Health Exchange, looming, Novant Health Franklin Medical Center and Farm Bureau will host an education session for those who need to sign up for a plan or have questions...

Phone scammers pretend to be police

WAKE COUNTY — The Cary Police Department, Raleigh Police Department and Wake County Sheriff’s Office are alerting local residents to a telephone scam that victimizes the police agencies as well as targeted citizens. Over the course of the past few weeks, a number of Wake County...

Volunteer coaches needed

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation department is seeking volunteers for the spring youth baseball and softball season. Practices begin late this month, with games played from April through June. All volunteer coaches must pass a background check. Contact Program...

Small farmers to be honored

FRANKLIN COUNTY — In conjunction with Small Farms Week, hosted by the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University, a luncheon will be held March 26 to honor the Small Farmer of the Year. The luncheon is at noon on the campus in Greensboro and...

Grandparent scammers try new angle

RALEIGH — Many seniors have been ripped off in recent years by scam artists posing as grandchildren. In most versions of the scam, the phony grandchild sends an e-mail or message claiming to have gotten into trouble while traveling overseas and needs cash to get out of the jam....
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Wake Weekly hosts health and wellness expo April 10

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly family of community newspapers presents its fourth annual Health and Wellness Expo April 10 from 1 to 7 p.m. at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St. The free event showcases more than 50 area businesses related to family wellness, including physical...

UWFC seeks grant applicants

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) grant cycle for 2014 is open through April 18. Any nonprofit agency or government-exempt entity with a program in Franklin County that helps those in need or that supports the community good as a whole is encouraged to apply....

Optimists sponsor speech contest

WAKE FOREST — The Optimist Club of Wake Forest invites students under 19 who haven’t yet graduated, to write and deliver a four- to five-minute speech — How my Passions Impact the World. The local club-level contest is scheduled April 12. Winners will advance to the district...
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Wake Forest High does it for the Vine

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Renaissance Arts Productions presents “Do it for the Vine!” The variety entertainment show is one of two performed annually by Wake Forest High students. Students will act out popular Vine videos, showcasing the entertainment value of the six-second-long...

School Briefs – March 20, 2014

—Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High events •The World Languages department hosts an induction ceremony into the French, Latin and Spanish National Honor Societies tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. At...

Wake Forest police reports – March 20, 2014

Citations Reported March 6-12, 2014 •Jimmy Richard Holloway, 68, 124 Dogwood Lane, expired registration tag, expired inspection. March 12, 1:18 p.m. •Wesley Philip Driscoll, 22, 817 Quail Ave. stop sign/flashing red light violation. March 11, 8:48 p.m. •Michael Garland McEwen,...

Wake crime – March 20, 2014

Reported March 8-14. Due to ongoing website issues, Wake County Sheriff’s arrests were not made available. Falls •An unstated offense was reported at a residence on the 4200 block of Falls River Avenue, Raleigh, in Falls. March 12, 6:21 p.m. •Burglary was reported at a residence...

Canes host DARE nights

RALEIGH — Enjoy N.C. Hurricanes hockey and support Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) at the March 29 and April 10 home games against the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals. Tickets for the games are specially priced, and proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit...

Join the 4-H fun

LOUISBURG — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin  County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H regulations....
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Real world geometry

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High Common Core 2 teachers have joined with the Heritage Swim and Golf Club to design artwork for their recreation center. “We are connecting common core math to the real world,” said Alison Stachowicz, a math teacher at...

Deadline for Basketball camp scholarship nears

WAKE FOREST — The deadline for middle school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Wake Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities is March 31. Wake Electric is awarding two Touchstone Energy sports camp scholarships...