Arts festival approved by Louisburg

Live music and street painting competition scheduled for Oct. 5 By Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Chalk one up for the Louisburg Town Council. A unanimous vote gives the Franklin County Arts Council permission to move forward with an Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. The...

Safe Space receives donation

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Safe Space Inc. was the recipient of a check for $7,050 from the SAFCAB Club of Garner, who sponsored the third annual Poker Run and Benefit May 4. The Poker Run started at Ray Price Harley Davidson in Garner and finished at the Lock and Loaded Grill. The event...

Franklin County arts council events announced

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council hosts the following: Calling all writers The Writers Guild is calling for submissions for the 2014 issue of County Lines Literary Journal, which will be published in December. Writers may submit poetry, short fiction, essays and...
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This Week in History — Week of July 18, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. by David Leone 1943 •The Army Finance School at Wake Forest College is now accepting female students to serve in the Women’s Auxiliary Corps. Fifty women will arrive in August,...
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New assistant superintendent for human resources hired

Dr. Cheryl Benson chosen for Franklin County Schools position By Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — As the Franklin County Board of Education continues to search for an interim and a new superintendent, it has selected a new assistant superintendent for human resources. Dr. Cheryl Benson was...

United Way back-to-school supply drive kicks off Saturday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County children in need of school supplies and clothes will be helped once again this year through a partnership with the United Way of Franklin County (UWFC), Franklin County Schools, N.C. Communities in Schools and Walmart in Louisburg. The effort...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of July 18, 2013

Franklinton Police Reports Arrests •Michael Parker, 44, 35 Stonehouse Court, was arrested by Sgt. K.J. Hornaday on Winston Street for driving while impaired and hit and run. He was released on a written promise to appear in court. July 13, 10:50 p.m. Rolesville police reports...

Help prevent vehicle break-ins

WAKE FOREST — In recent days, vandals have struck several cars in Wake Forest. As a result, the police department is again urging area residents to lock unoccupied vehicles at all times, remove valuable items and any extra set of keys from the vehicle and double check to make...
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Candidates file for election

WAKE FOREST — Election filings for municipal races started Friday and already newcomers and incumbents alike have trickled into election offices in Wake and Franklin counties to throw their hats in the ring. Filing began July 5 and runs through July 19. Opening day started the...
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Statewide football tourney to be held in Wake Forest

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Basketball has reigned supreme in the state of North Carolina for as long as anyone can remember. But if a local football coach has his way, the game of hoops won’t keep its throne forever. Bob Winstead, his good friend Guy Trawick and a host of...
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Drownings averted

Wake Forest teen, local lifeguard use lifesaving techniques to save woman, toddler in separate incidents By David Leone EMERALD ISLE — In a month’s time, two locals have saved the lives of a toddler and another woman in the resort town on the Carolina coast. The town of Emerald...
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Attorneys duke it out

Planning Board meeting ends, unresolved, after midnight. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — In a marathon session that more often resembled a criminal trial with facts, witness testimony, points, counterpoints and rebuttals, the Wake Forest Planning Board heard arguments about a...

Tuxedo Junction renamed Wake Forest Renaissance Center

WAKE FOREST — The former Tuxedo Junction has a new name. July 9, the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to rename the facility the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. The board also gave permission for the town to proceed with planning a grand opening celebration...
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Incentive discussion on tap

White Street Brewing Co. considers production expansion. by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Following closed session Monday, Franklin County commissioners scheduled public hearings regarding two business incentives, including one for a possible White Street Brewing Company...
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Fireworks fizzle

But thousands enjoy Independence Day music, parade, games. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — It didn’t rain on the July 4 children’s parade, but the downpour the day before snuffed out much of the fireworks show. “This is the worst fireworks I’ve ever been to!” exclaimed one unhappy...
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County officials assess damage to crops, fields after heavy rains

The dirt in the foreground of the photo at right is actually not a part of this Watkins Road cornfield — it is topsoil that has run off the field and filled the drainage ditch next to the road. In addition to severe erosion, the heavy rains have caused costly problems with crops...

Sponsors needed for annual Purple Heart Dinner

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Members of the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation are gearing up for their fifth annual show of appreciation of hometown heroes. Each year, the committee recognizes area soldiers and veterans who have earned a Purple Heart, having served and...

Film festival floated

Events to highlight town’s new cultural center discussed Tuesday. by David Leone, Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Town leaders have some grand ideas for the opening of their new cultural arts center, not the least of which is to host a film festival. “I really like the idea,”...

Students featured in Art After Hours

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Work from artists of all ages will be on display at this Friday’s Art After Hours. This week at Wake Forest Art and Frame, children from the Wake Forest Homeschool Families Group will have their artwork on display from 6 to 9 p.m. The youth, ages...