Band of Oz returns to Wake Forest

Wake Forest’s July 4th Spectacular includes multiple events over two days. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A beach music show. Skydivers parachuting into the stadium. Food trucks. A 3,000-kid parade. Sack races, seed spitting, bouncy houses and pie eating. When it comes to...

Bridge out ahead

Rogers Road to close during five-month construction. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Some Mondays are worse than others. The five-month-long Rogers Road bridge replacement project is set to begin Monday, June 27. The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) will replace the bridge...

Electric rate drop slight

Long-promised windfall to average 1 percent for Wake Forest power customers. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For two years residents who are town power customers have waited for a big drop in electric rates from the town’s part in a sale of power generating assets to Duke Energy....

Woman charged for illegal massages

WAKE FOREST — Police have charged a Durham woman with attempted prostitution for “practicing massage therapy without a license.” The expression is a euphemism for offering sexual services along with a massage, and has nothing to do with  licensed, professional massage therapy...

Youth club turns 30

Generations gather together for the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club celebration. By Kelly Knowles WAKE FOREST — Generations of members gathered together Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest. During a club-provided cookout, alumni...

Melton guilty in Heritage kidnapping case

Life sentence tops sentence for convict already in prison for life. RALEIGH — A man serving a life sentence for murder was convicted in federal court Tuesday of directing the brazen kidnapping that took place at a Wake Forest resident’s front door in broad daylight two years ago....

Sidewalks project, new town hall behind tax increase

By Clellie Allen special to The Franklin Weekly YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville took one step closer to what one resident called “something progressive,” when commissioners voted for a 5-cent property tax increase as part of their 2016-17 budget during their June 9 board meeting. The...

Tech school wanted for Wake Forest

Culinary arts, other trades would be taught at Wakefield Ninth Grade Center site. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — High School students with an interest in the culinary arts or other trades may have such class options in Wake Forest by next year. Tuesday night, the Wake County School...

Ride supports healing for Veterans

Wake Forest resident rides with Run For the Wall 2016 By Kelly Knowles WAKE FOREST — Two rows of motorcycles ride side-by-side down the highway, but one cyclist rides alone; the missing man formation. That empty spot beside the lone rider signifies soldiers who are still missing...

Rolesville hosting youth football camp

ROLESVILLE — Registration is still open for Rolesville’s parks and recreation department’s football camp. The deadline for registration is July 7 and the camp will be held July 25-26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rolesville Middle School. The camp is open for ages 5 to 14 (age...

Rolesville, Franklinton plan fireworks

There are several places to go for fireworks July 3 and July 4. The town of Franklinton and the American Legion are sponsoring Stand Up For America, a free event July 3 at the old Franklin High School stadium. There will be food, fun, vendors and fireworks. Gates open at 5:30 pm....

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office opens satellite station

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has opened a satellite office within Franklinton town hall, 7 West Mason St. The office will be staffed by administrative support specialists Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. To contact personnel at the satellite office, call...

Larceny suspects sought

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help  to identify the subjects shown in the surveillance camera images below for two unrelated thefts. In the first incident, the individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with larceny,...

SUV catches fire after crash

ROLESVILLE — A two-vehicle wreck that ended in one catching fire sent a Franklinton man and one other to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The State Highway Patrol responded to a 3 a.m. collision on N.C. 96, about a mile north of Rolesville. According...

Girl Scouts help clear trails

HENDERSON — On June 4, 41 Girl Scouts, family and friends from Franklinton, Louisburg, Henderson, Raleigh, Youngsville and Zebulon, cleared 1,200 feet of trails, raked smooth approximately 600 feet of trail, collected trash, and built a picnic table. Conservation Trust for North...

Optometrist honored

WAKE FOREST — Dr. K. Janik Roy (right), a Wake Forest optometrist, received the William L. Woolard Partner-in-Service Award from the Wake Forest Lions Club at their June 9 meeting. Roy received this award because of the interest she has shown in the welfare of the visually...

Town offices closed July 4

The Wake Forest town hall and other administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will also be suspended and Wake Forest bus service will not be provided. During the week...

Olympic torch came through towns in 1996

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1946 •As a result of a shortage of off-campus housing, a mini-trailer camp has sprung up on the Wake Forest College gymnasium grounds. Most house the students who are war veterans...

Billy Gene Marshall Sr., 76

Billy Gene Marshall Sr., 76 Billy Gene Marshall, Sr., 76, of Wake Forest, died Monday, June 20, 2016 at his home. He was born in Wake County and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1956-1960. Mr. Marshall was the owner and operator or Marshall’s Locksmith Service, Inc. in...

Barefoot Education Committee chairman

RALEIGH — Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) recently announced changes to the members of the Senate’s standing committees. Sen. Chad Barefoot (R-Wake) received key appointments as a chairman of the Senate Education Committee, which oversees the K-12, Community College and...

Chamber: Keep Wake Forest unique

Longtime businesses recognized at annual luncheon. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce no longer performs economic development for the town. So, in place of the annual economic outlook held in the past during the State of the Chamber annual...

Bridal shop opens

WAKE FOREST — Details, a pre-owned bridal shop, opened Saturday at 221 S. White St. in downtown Wake Forest, next to the Olde English Tea Room. Owners Elsie Phillips and Julee White offer pre-owned wedding dresses for under $300, consignment wedding gowns for varying values, and...

New leaders for American Legion Post 187

WAKE FOREST — The American Legion Post 187 recently conducted a swearing-in ceremony at the monthly meeting June 9. The organizational term of office started immediately and will last until the next election in May 2017. Officers are charged with guiding the members to support...

Business Briefs – week of June 23, 2016

Business After Hours tonight Rolesville Furniture, 100 N. Main St., Rolesville will host Business After Hours today (Thursday) from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce and everyone is invited to attend. There will be a drawing for a...