Raleigh couple dies in Franklinton wreck

FRANKLINTON — A single vehicle wreck took the lives of two Raleigh residents in Franklinton Oct. 3. According to a preliminary N.C. Highway Patrol incident report, Joseph Davis, 44, and Alexandria Davis, 35, 8008 Strawberry Meadows St., Raleigh, were driving north on U.S. 1 at...
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Wake Commissioners celebrate health, assist transportation

by Burwell Stark The Wake County Board of Commissioners  discussed  construction, grant applications and fund appropriations Monday. Additionally, the board recognized Oct. 18 as Capital Area Veterans Stand Down Day and October as Breast Cancer Awareness month in Wake County....

Louisburg College awarded $2.2 million grant

Franklin County college is the only private institution in N.C. to receive Title III funds. By Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — The U.S. Department of Education awarded Louisburg College a $2.2 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant Oct. 3. Over the next five...
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Center celebrated

YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin Manor, a residential center specializing in Alzheimer’s and memory care in Youngsville celebrated their ribbon cutting and open house Oct. 3. Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Fred Keller, middle, County Commissioner District 2,...

Tennis tournament to be held Oct. 18-20

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Tennis Association is hosting a tennis tournament for adults, ages 18 and older, Oct. 18-20 at Flaherty Park on North White Street. Participants may use their USTA (United States Tennis Association) rating or self-rate themselves for division...
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Two years in a day

Artist’s “magnificent” painting presented during art After Hours Friday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A painting that studio owner Mary Benejam describes as a “must see” will be presented, along with its artist, at Benejam’s Gilded Palette Gallery Friday for Art After Hours. The...

Local USDA office closed, phones open

LOUISBURG — Due to the current Federal Government shutdown, the USDA-NRCS Louisburg Field Office is closed. The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District is open and can be reached at 919-526-2550. Additionally, the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board will...

Raleigh fuel prices trending down

RALEIGH – Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.28/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per...
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Building community, one child at a time

“Our cause is to strengthen the foundation of the community.” —Walt Reynolds, Kerr Family Y By David Leone WAKEFIELD — The Kerr Family Y kicked off its annual We Build People campaign last week, seeking $387,000 for Camp High Hopes, Y Learning, Livestrong and other programs. Keep...
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This week in history — Oct. 10, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •Unlike the rest of the student body, Frank H. Rust, a law student at Wake Forest College, is not staying at a house or dorm. Instead, the Hopewell, Va., native intends to...

Tickets on sale now for Nov. 14-16 Celebration of the Arts

WAKE FOREST – The town of Wake Forest will commemorate the official opening of the new Wake Forest Renaissance Centre with a special Celebration of the Arts Nov. 14-16. Presented by CenturyLink and Imagination Systems, this three-day event will highlight the diversity of artistic...
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Citizen experts fight fire with fire

Fire station plan hits snag with residents’ professional testimony. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Fire department representatives brought a half-inch thick study  to Tuesday night’s planning board hearing to prove Jenkins Road is a good site for a new station. But neighbors...

Novozymes, United Way build community

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — Biotech company Novozymes and the United Way of Franklin County teamed up Sept. 28 for their annual day of caring. More than 30 employees and family members converged on Willie Perry’s property to build a wheelchair accessible ramp, take care of...

Greenway overhaul in works

Heavy rain erodes Richland Creek by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Live in Olde Mill Stream? There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is, it’s going to be months before the Richland Creek Greenway reopens. But the good news is town engineer Holly Miller has quickly put together an...
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‘Harvey’ cast members share thoughts, anecdotes

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly on Monday caught up with the 11-person primary cast of Harvey, Forest Moon Theater Company’s fall comedy, which opens Friday. Following is a smattering of their answers, providing insight into who they are — as characters, actors and...
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This Week in History — Oct. 3, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •David Mangum, the bell-hop and room cleaner at the Wake Forest Hotel is upset with Wake Forest College medical school students keeping skeletons in their rooms. Five students...
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Chief under fire for station location

Jenkins Road residents feel left out of the process for firehouse site. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Ron Early has made a career out of running into burning buildings without compunction. But the Wake Forest Fire Chief was visibly feeling the heat Sept. 26 during a meeting with...
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Body found in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — A report of a body found behind the Wakefield Crossing shopping center startled shop owners Wednesday. But no one was ever put in harm’s way because the man is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Raleigh Police spokesman Jim...
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Richland Creek Riders give back to community

WAKE FOREST — The Richland Creek Riders held a free cookout after a special church service Sunday, Sept. 29. The outreach program began five years ago and has grown into a large movement that attends biker event throughout th ecountry, including Daytona, Fla. This year, they...
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Deputies arrest two for pot garden — On Patrol, Oct. 3, 2013

Suspects say plants are medicinal. By Jonathan McNamara SPRING HOPE — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies were searching for a dog that reportedly killed a goat when they  stumbled upon two marijuana gardens. According to a sheriff’s report, Jorge Alejandro Colorado-Rodriguez, 70...
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Police request help with fraud investigation

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subject shown in the  above surveillance camera images. The individual is wanted for questioning in connection with an attempted financial card fraud Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Wake...

Barbecue sale to benefit The Shore Grief Center, Oct. 12

YOUNGSVILLE — The Shore Grief Center will hold a barbecue plate sale Saturday, Oct. 12 in Youngsville at 15 Tarboro Road (at intersection of Cedar Creek and Tarboro Roads). Mitchell with 215 Smokehouse Catering will be the head chef cooking up tasty pig barbecue at...
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Barnes, Farmer to be married

Anne Marie Barnes and Randy Paul Farmer are pleased to announce their engagement to be married. Ms. Barnes is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence S. Barnes, Jr. of Wake Forest. Mr. Farmer is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cullifer of Wendell and the late Mr....