off

Get ready for Rolesville’s annual barbecue cookoff

ROLESVILLE — The date for the fourth annual Hot Pick’n, Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands, Rolesville’s largest barbecue cookoff, is set for Sept. 14. The competition is officially sanctioned by the N.C. Pork Council and will feature whole pig, chicken quarters and baby back ribs....
off

Tipple for the theater

Forest Moon fundraiser next week. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company’s play, Harvey, is just one month away. A fundraiser for the theater company will be held next week, Sept. 12, 7-9:30 p.m. and Sept. 13, 8:30-10 p.m. at Wine 101 in Heritage. Joe “the Piano...
off

Dog training complex expands with arena

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — As a new premier destination for dog agility competitions, Teamworks Dog Training, LLC held its grand opening for their agility arena Aug. 31-Sept. 2. “The first of its kind in all of the Carolinas, we offer a dedicated dog agility facility that...

Fall events featured statewide

Looking for something to do this fall? From first-time festivals to annual favorites, lively events fill the fall calendar in North Carolina. Hollerin’ Heritage Festival Sept. 14, Spiveys Corner: Nobody hollers or celebrates the age-old communication form like the folks around...

Be in the Wake Forest Christmas parade

WAKE FOREST — Applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2013 Wake Forest Christmas Parade. Applications are available online at wakeforestnc.gov and at the Wake Forest town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Entries postmarked by Tuesday, Oct. 15, will be considered for...

Wake Forest transportation projects continue

WAKE FOREST — Construction continues on the Forestville Road sidewalk extension project and the Durham Road multi-use path project. The town began construction on the Forestville Road sidewalk project Aug. 12. A five-foot-wide sidewalk is being built along the east side of...
off

This Week in History — week of Sept. 5, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1963 •Dr. George R. Beasley-Murray, principal of Spurgeon’s College in London, England, delivered the convocation lecture as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary opened its...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of Sept. 5, 2013

Correction, Sept. 10: Due to a police department clerical error, Janet Allen was erroneously listed in this week’s police reports as having been arrested and charged with failure to appear. Instead, Lacy Jaye Gaither, 31, 7800 Kingfish Lane, Zebulon, is the individual who was...

Election calisthenics begin

Wake Forest mayor, town board candidates gearing up for fall campaign. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — “It’s close to campaign time. I won’t start knocking on doors until after Labor Day,” Mayor Vivian Jones promises on her re-election Facebook page. But the creation of the webpage...
off

Rolesville High opens with 632 students

Pods concept designed to make kids more comfortable, foster learning. by David Leone ROLESVILLE — The first day at Wake County’s newest high school operated like clockwork, according to Principal Ericka Lucas. By Day 2, the front office at Rolesville High School (RHS) was quiet —...

Renaissance Centre, town pool to be discussed

Commissioners’ retreat is Tuesday at town hall. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — On Tuesday, town commissioners will suspend their usual work session to hold a midyear retreat to work out some unresolved issues. Discussion topics include: •whether to keep funding repairs for the...
off

Get ready for artists’ tour

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The work of two dozen artists will be on display for the annual Tour of Artists next weekend. The Wake Forest Guild of Artists announced that the work of painters, metal smiths, sketch artists, jewelers a woodworker and photographer will be featured...
off

Hackney graduates from basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Airman Rufus D. Hackney 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,...
off

Fire damages care center

Crews also respond to grease fire, gas leak by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Firefighters responded to a gas leak and care center fire calls in the last week, and a grease fire Aug. 10, though none resulted in any injuries. Just after noon Sunday, Wake Forest firefighters were called...
off

Rams are new team with old traditions

Tonight, Rolesville Rams continue more than 50 years of football history. by Leslie Rudd, town of Rolesville ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High football players will run on to a new field in new uniforms later this month; but the inaugural game for the Rams will be the continuation of...

It’s time for annual food roast

LOUISBURG — The fourth annual Local Food Roast Plate Sale will be Sept. 6. The event will be at the Farmers Market Shelter at Shannon Village, from 11 a.m. until sold out. It will feature cooking demonstrations by local chef Barry Barker. Plates will be on sale that day and...
off

Scooter spill lands man in jail — On Patrol, Apr. 29, 2013

FRANKLINTON — A Youngsville man’s day went from bad to worse after he first crashed his scooter and then ended up being arrested for possession of crack cocaine while he received medical treatment for crash injuries Aug. 24. Michael Anthony Sills, 45, 277, Stephen Taylor Road,...
off

Workshop teaches hunting management

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, in collaboration with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, will be reaching out to hunters, land managers and their communities in September, helping each to more effectively use white-tailed deer as a resource. A workshop will...
off

Dove hunting season begins with new apprentice permits

NORTH CAROLINA — Dove hunting season opening day is Labor Day, Sept. 2. The 2013-14 season for mourning and white-winged dove is Sept. 2–Oct. 5; Nov. 25–Nov. 30; and Dec. 13–Jan. 11. Daily bag limit is 15 and possession limit is 45. Shooting hours are half-hour before sunrise to...
off

This Week in History — Aug. 29, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1963 •Four Wake Forest men have been arrested in a series of grocery break-ins. Also, two Franklin County merchants have been charged with receiving stolen goods. Some $2,700 in...
off

Myrick, Goldsmith to wed

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Myrick of Wake Forest wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily  Rebecca Myrick, to Cody Jacob Goldsmith. Emily is the granddaughter of Jean Myrick, of Prattville, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. C. Carlton Myrick, of Raleigh; and Mr. and Mrs. Howard I....
off

Man building Dalek replica

Wake Forest father inspired by daughter’s favorite TV show. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Daleks are coming. The quirky and imaginative British SciFi series, Doctor Who sets its hero, The Doctor, against alien hordes menacing planet Earth, often using little more than quick...

Geochallenge aims to increase state park visitation

RALEIGH — The creators of the free Pocket Ranger mobile app designed for North Carolina’s state parks system have issued a geochallenge to visit as many of the state parks and state recreation areas as possible over the next year. The online competition by ParksbyNature Network...
off

Booze it and lose it

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — Four law enforcement agencies netted 41 citations during a traffic checkpoint Aug 24-25. Youngsville and Franklinton Police departments joined the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles for the states Booze It...