Business Briefs

Foot center moves Sole Dimensions, a total foot-care store based in Wake Forest, has moved across the street to a larger location at 10560 Ligon Mill Road, Suite 101, behind the Walmart Supercenter. Owned and operated by certified pedorthist Ellie Penner, the store carries an...
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Beginner beekeeping class offered

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Beekeepers Association in Louisburg offers a beginning beekeeping class starting April 5. The course is for anyone wishing to have honeybees as a hobby or business.  Topics covered are honeybee biology, equipment, seasonal activities and care...

Senior center happenings

WAKE FOREST — The Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., announces some upcoming events. •AARP Tax Aide — Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 15. Sign up at the front desk or call the senior center for an appointment. •Rex Mobile Mammography — March 27. 10 a.m.-2:30...

Lt. Col. Bracknell retires

RALEIGH — Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gray Bracknell, originally of Franklinton and a 1987 graduate of Franklinton High School, retires March 21 after 22 years on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. aboard the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va. A 1992 graduate of the University of...

Fish dinner sale

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton American Legion Post 52 is selling fish plates Friday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 40 American Legion Road. Plates are $8 each and are available to eat in or take home.For information, call 919-494-2732.

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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....

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

—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,...