Legion looking for next-generation veterans

WAKE FOREST — The American Legion Post 187 of Wake Forest is looking for the next generation of veterans to join its community organization. All eligible veterans may join the cause to help aging veterans and give support to the community. Contact Steve Spellman at...

Mill converted to apartments in 1995

This Week in History — June 4, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Commencement exercises were held at Rolesville High School — the last class that will graduate from the institution. Next fall students...

Art stroll and workshops in Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — Art stroll in Franklinton, a celebration of the arts and small town community, is today (Thursday). Franklin County Arts Council members are excited about the upcoming art stroll at downtown Franklinton today (Thursday). This marks one year since FCAC began holding...

A call to writers and artists

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is issuing a call to writers of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction for submissions to be considered in their 2016 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. The group also is calling for black and white art and...

Franklin County Community Foundation awards grants

RALEIGH — The board of advisors of the Franklin County Community Foundation announces its 2015 grant awards from its education fund and community grants fund: This year’s education mini-grants totaled $2,380 and recipients included:  •Princess Richardson of Franklinton Elementary...

Graduation straight ahead

Say cheese! Jonathan Allen, left, and Caleb Allen, right, ham it up during a break in Wake Forest High School’s graduation practice May 29. Wake County Schools will hold graduation ceremonies beginning Saturday with Franklin County schools’ graduations on June 13. (Photo by...

DAR chapter installs new officers

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution held its last meeting before the summer break on Tuesday, May 19, at the Villas of Wake Forest clubhouse. Members enjoyed a covered dish luncheon with goodies provided by each person that...

Franklin County residents asked to take health survey

LOUISBURG — The Community Health Assessment is a foundation for improving and promoting the health and safety of a community. These assessments are conducted every four years by health departments throughout North Carolina to identify issues that affect the health and safety of...

Small Farm Association organizing June 18

Business Briefs — June 6, 2015 Wake Forest Chamber recognizes award winners During the State of the Chamber Event, awards were presented to some of the top businesses and volunteers in our community. Congratulations to everyone nominated, the finalists and the winners. •The...

Rolesville hires clerk

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville has hired Robin Reif as the new town clerk. Reif comes to Rolesville from the city of Creedmoor with five years of experience. While employed with Creedmoor, she has served as deputy city clerk and city clerk. Reif is a graduate of the IIMC...

Five-county beef tour to be held June 11

LOUISBURG — The popular Annual Five-County BEEF free tour will be held this year on Thursday, June 11, and will be hosted by Franklin County. The five counties on the tour include Franklin, Vance, Granville, Warren and Wake; however, interested producers from throughout the...

VGCC art instructor’s estate benefits college

HENDERSON — For more than four decades,  until her December 2014 death, the name Lelia Brigham was synonymous with Vance-Granville Community College. A continuing education art instructor almost since the beginning of the college in the fall of 1969, Brigham left the college...

Shearon family reunion

WAKE FOREST — The Shearon family reunion of the descendants of William and Andelia Raines Shearon will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 28, at the Forks Cafeteria. Food and beverages will be provided by the cafeteria at regular Sunday buffet prices. Although there will be a...

White family reunion

WAKE FOREST — The annual Henry and Mary White family reunion will be held Sunday, June 28, at the Forks Cafeteria. Participants are requested to gather in the designated room at 12:45 p.m. prior to proceeding shortly thereafter to the buffet line.

Museum of History offers variety of events throughout June

RALEIGH — From funk music to gardening, June brings an eclectic mix of programs to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. As always, there will be programs for all ages. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Parking is free on weekends. •First Fridays at the Museum, Friday,...

Experience a day in the life of a civil war soldier June 13

Discover camp life and the role of the Civil War enlisted man in battle at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In this program, historians in period dress will demonstrate how Union and Confederate soldiers made meals, maintained...

Addo receives scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School senior Sandra Addo is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship from the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). It was presented during the school’s Awards Day program on Friday, May 22. Presented annually by the...

School Briefs – Week of June 4, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Youngsville Academy Charter Youngsville Academy Charter School will open for the 2015-2016 school year in the Faith Baptist school facility at 249 Holden Road in Youngsville. The new charter school is enrolling students in...

Phinazee and Lundquist receive scholarships

Kudos — Week of June 4, 2015 Send academic achievements to kudos@wakeweekly.com. Scholarships awarded •Elise Phinazee of Wake Forest received a $1,000 Ray Kroc scholarship, and Heather Lundquist of Wake Forest received a $1,000 Ronald McDonald House charities scholarship from...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports — week of June 4, 2015

Arrests Reported May 26-31. •Noel Garcia, 36, 301 East Mason St., Franklinton, was in the Franklin County Jail on a 24-hour hold until sober when he was served with warrants for felony kidnapping. He is being held at the jail without bond. May 31, 4:48 p.m. •Christopher Garrett...

Rolesville building permits – May 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during May 2015. •Heritage East Developers, 3132 Freeman Farm Way, $929. •Cedar Lakes II LLC, 404 Molina Court, $994. •Cedar Lakes II LLC, 405 Molina Court, $827. •Cedar Lakes II LLC, 924...

Wake Forest police reports – Week of June 4, 2015

Incidents Reported May 25-31. •Fraud was reported at 816 N. Wingate St. May 31, 1:34 p.m. •Damage to a front door was reported at 809 Federal House Ave. May 31, 7:21 p.m. •Trespassing was reported at 946 Horsetrail Way. May 30, 9:35 p.m. •Possession of a controlled substance, no...