Parenting classes begin Jan. 24

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Cooperative Extension has set the schedule for its Parenting Matters classes to begin Jan. 24. The free class series will help parents, grandparents, foster parents and legal guardians with the challenges and rewards of parenting, including the...

Learn how to raise business capital the right way

LOUISBURG — Vance Granville Community College will host a free seminar on raising business capital Jan. 29 at the Franklin campus, 8100 N.C. 56 in Louisburg. Entitled ‘Raising Business Capital: FAQ’s for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesspersons,’ the session will be conducted by...

Pool project funded

Town receives favorable finance rate for Holding Park pool fix-up. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Remember last August when a suggestion that was floated to close the Holding Park pool rather than pay for repairs was met with widespread condemnation? Checks are almost in the bank...
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Princess volunteers at food bank

WAKE FOREST — The newly crowned 2013-14 National All-American Miss Princess, seven-year-old Skyla Woodard of Wake Forest, volunteers twice a month at the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina, sorting and repackaging bulk food into family-sized portions.  She says it...
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This Week inHistory – Jan. 23, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest commissioners  T. Holding Sr., A.J. Davis, S.W. Brewer and R.M. Squires met last week with Sprunt Hill, highway division agent in Durham about a plan to route the...
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Koinonia auction fundraiser Feb. 8

WAKE FOREST — For town residents who like to bag a bargain and help a neighbor at the same time, Feb. 8 is the date to mark, as the annual Koinonia Cares Charity Auction takes place at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 South Brooks St. With $30 paid admission at the door, attendees will...

Capitol offers behind-the-scenes tours Feb. 1

RALEIGH — Twice a year, the State Capitol allows visitors beyond the velvet ropes to see areas of the building that are rarely open to the public. Signature Discovery Tour stops include the governor’s suite, the former treasurer’s vault, the outdoor porticos and some of the attic...

Reverse raffle tickets available

WAKE FOREST — Businesses, organizations or individuals who purchase a $125 ticket buy a chance to win up to $10,000 at the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Reverse Raffle & Auction, March 21 at the Renaissance Centre. The purchases provide an opportunity to make an...

Bored? Join a board!

WAKE FOREST — Several advisory board vacancies offer an opportunity for town residents to get involved in politics on the local level. Residents of Wake Forest and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) are encouraged to apply for one of the five openings on the Cemetery...
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Show veterans love Feb. 4

WAKE COUNTY — Between now and Feb. 4, library visitors in all 20 Wake County locations are invited to create a Valentine for a veteran that will be sent out the day before Valentine’s Day. “Valentines for Veterans is a national event that gives the community a chance to show...
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Cheerful sight for little patients

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy Elementary School and Thales Academy Junior High recently donated hand-painted ceiling tiles to the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. The students’ decorated tiles will be placed on the ceiling of the minor procedure room at the hospital. This ceiling...

Come find the tiger at the WF Museum

Do you know about the Wake Forest Tiger? In 1895, or thereabouts, when the students and some of the faculty at Wake Forest College were first becoming seriously involved in sports such as football, they adopted a tiger as the mascot but shortly afterward dropped it for some...

African American Read-In

KNIGHTDALE — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated’s Chi Rho Omega Chapter will host the 8th annual African American Read-In Feb. 1 at the East Regional Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., marking the 25th year of the national event. The community is invited to share history, books...

MBA program ranks highest in N.C.

RALEIGH — The Professional Online MBA program at N.C. State’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management placed 36th nationally in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Business Programs rankings released today. It is the highest ranked North Carolina-based online MBA...

Buy tickets now for State of the Town dinner

WAKE FOREST — Mayor Vivian Jones will deliver her 2014 State of the Town Address Monday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m., during the Sixth Annual State of the Town Address and Dinner. Presented by the Wake Forest Rotary Club, the event will be held at the new Wake Forest Renaissance Centre,...
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Blueberry pruning demonstration

BUNN — The Franklin County Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Vollmer Farm, will host a blueberry pruning demonstration Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Vollmer Farm in Bunn. Dr. Bill Cline, North Carolina State University small fruit specialist, will be on hand to...
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Business Briefs – Jan. 23, 2014

Heritage sale prices up The master-planned community of Heritage in Wake Forest and Rolesville closed 2013 with average new home sale prices up 16 percent over 2012. As a whole, 2013 recorded new home closings 10 percent above projections as well as list-to-sales price ratios at...

Hosts sought for exchange students

NORTH CAROLINA — World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, nonprofit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet...

Local streams not meeting standards

RALEIGH — The state Division of Water Resources has released for public comment the 2014 list of 103 streams, rivers and lakes that are not meeting state water quality requirements. Included on that list is 5.8 miles of Smith Creek from the dam at Wake Forest Reservoir to the...

Wake Forest looks to honor enviromentalists

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Urban Forestry Board is requesting nominations for the 2014 Green Medal Awards of Excellence. The Green Medal awards recognize individuals, groups and businesses that promote good environmental stewardship and excellence in service, while...

N.C. charitable giving stressed last year

RALEIGH — North Carolinians dialed back their charitable giving in 2013, while still giving more than during the worst of the recession several years ago, according to new statistics from the N.C. Secretary of State’s office. The just released 2012-13 North Carolina Secretary of...
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Can this stream be saved?

RALEIGH — If you have a stream on your property in or near an urban area, the odds are the stream is under stress. Urban areas have a lot of paved, built-upon, or impervious areas that prevent rainwater from infiltrating the soil. When rainwater fails to infiltrate it runs off...