Operation Medicine Drop a big success

WAKE FOREST — Dozens of area residents showed up to dispose of their unused and old medicines at two local Operation Medicine Drop events. During four hours March 15, more than 37,500 total dosage units were collected by the police department at Wake Forest town hall, including...

GOP precinct meetings tomorrow

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Republican Party will hold its precinct meetings and county convention Saturday at the Louisburg Moose Lodge, 191 Moose Loop Road. Precinct meetings will be from 4 to 5 p.m., a chicken barbecue dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and then the county...

Don’t let scammers steamroll you

RALEIGH — Warm weather is just around the corner, and seasonal driveway scammers are already at work. These hit-and-run crooks knock on doors, usually saying they just finished a job nearby and have leftover materials. If your driveway is already paved, they may offer to reseal...
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Business Briefs

Wake Forest Charter names principal Zack Perfitt has been named principal of Wake Forest Charter Academy, a free public charter school scheduled to open August 2014. It is managed by National Heritage Academies (NHA), which operates six public charter schools in North Carolina....

Art council meet and greet

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Art Council’s sponsors will be honored at the bimonthly members’ Meet and Greet event, scheduled April 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio, 22 S. Main St. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information, call...

Input sought for land complex

HOLLISTER — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a public meeting in Hollister April 10 to seek input in developing a management plan for the Upper Tar Game Land Complex (UTGLC), located in Franklin, Halifax, Nash and Warren counties. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m....

Wake Weekly to host annual health and wellness expo

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...

Common causes of prevalent tax mistakes

RALEIGH — Whether you’ve filed for an extension on your taxes this year, or have waited until the last minute to complete paperwork, or want a better strategy for the future, chances are you could be doing a better job throughout the year to save on income taxes, says seasoned...
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Register for the Big Muddy Race

YOUNGSVILLE — It’s almost time to get muddy. The Big Muddy Challenge is returning to Hill Ridge Farms April 26. This family-focused mud run is a great opportunity for families to bond while promoting healthy exercise and lots of fun. Proceeds are shared with Big Brothers Big...

Washing cars for drama

WAKE FOREST — Who doesn’t need a car wash after all this crazy weather? If you’d rather someone else do the dirty work, bring your ride to Advance Auto Parts in Rolesville, 530 S. Main Street, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Wake Forest High School drama...

Celebrate the quilt trails

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Art Council presents The Quilt Trails of Tar River Spring Celebration April 12-13 at the Person Place, 605 N. Main St., Louisburg. The event runs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, and it teaches the history and cultural significance...
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Game changer

A current trend has sports bars installing 20, 30, 40 TVs for people to watch their favorite game. Brittino’s, which recently opened in the refurbished Steak and Shake building near the Wake Forest Walmart, has them all beat — it has 79 TVs, each individually programmable to...

Gas line breached

A PSNC gas main was accidentally punctured by a contractor working with a backhoe on Harris Road Friday at 2:50 p.m., leading to several residents being evacuated from Crookham Court and Amersham Lane. Firefighters closed off the road from Shapinsay Avenue to North Main Street as...
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The Dance Attic gets highest marks

WAKE FOREST — The Dance Attic took 90 routines to the Encore Dance Competition March 14-16 in Rocky Mount and was recognized for 51 routines in the divisional overall high scores. Four of their routines received the highest scores in their division combining solos, duets/trios,...

Gun raffle tickets for sale

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Republican Party has gun raffle tickets for sale through the day of the drawing, May 8. The tickets are $5 each and may be purchased by calling: •Jeremy Neal (Countywide, White Level and Justice Community), 919-495-0986; •Danny Pearce (Lake...

Town seeks funding input

WAKE FOREST — Town staff members are asking residents for input on funding priorities as the 2014-15 budget is prepared for presentation at the May 6 Board of Commissioners work session. Which town programs, service and/or other initiatives should be considered priorities, and...

Get dirty downtown April 5

WAKE FOREST — Spring has sprung and winter’s done! While that may be wishful thinking now, downtown Wake Forest is planning an event in April that will welcome and celebrate the return of weather suitable for enjoying the great outdoors. Promising something for the entire family,...

Neighbors helping neighbors

•The ChurchNet Foundation, located at 121 Front Street, Wake Forest, provides supplemental financial assistance for utility costs including electricity, water, gas, along with prescription medicine needs, for individuals living in Wake Forest, Youngsville, and Rolesville areas....

Wake Forest police reports, March 27, 2014

Citations Reported March 13-19, 2014 •Jeanene Dimino, 46, 212 Forbes Road, operating vehicle with no insurance, other unspecified violations. March 19, 3:02 p.m. •Rashad Tramaine Cooke, 20, 239 Lane Store Road, Franklinton, fictitious/canceled/revoked registration card or tag, no...
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North Forest Pines students celebrate in March

North Forest Pines Elementary students decided to spend their third quarter Positive Behavior Intervention Support Falcon Tickets on an 80s-theme dance. The Totally Far Out 80s Falcon Jam was a hit with students and teachers, many donning their best 80s outfits complete with...
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School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Saturday makeup day canceled After reviewing instructional hours required for students, WCCPS is canceling the Track 1, 4 and single-track year-round makeup day scheduled for Saturday, March 29. Instead,...

Look before you (statistically) lea

In late February, some 44,000 discouraged North Carolina workers suddenly disappeared. Relax. It’s not as mysterious as it sounds. What happened was that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its long-awaited revision of five years of household-employment data for...

Conversations with Curiosity’s cast

Catch up with commentary by the stray cats and humans in Forest Moon Theater’s youth play, which opens Friday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There are 26 players in Forest Moon Theater Company’s newest production, Curiosity Cat. As it is a youth play, many are children ages 6-12...