Community garden unites people

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Cooperative Extension and United Way for the third annual Community Garden project, dedicated July 10. Produce will be donated to 23 food programs and pantries in the county. “We want to be able to take all the experience in...

Man shot, killed in home invasion

Wake DA says charges against Calvin Ray unlikely. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A mobile home resident was shot and killed Saturday after kicking open a door to his landlord’s home and rushing inside. Calvin Ray, 89, leveled a sawed-off shotgun and fired once, striking Jeffrey...

Cross Street repairs to begin

Youngsville tackles drainage issue, catches grief on Woodlief Supply Co. cleanup. By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Commis-sioners have decided to dip into the contingency fund to pay for needed drainage work near town hall and the ditches along Cross Street to alleviate flooding...

Despite shooting, PreddyFest to go on

FRANKLINTON — Rod-ney Preddy, longtime Franklin-ton resident and promoter of the successful summer bluegrass festival, lost an eye shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by what is being called a stray bullet in Oxford. But that’s not going to stop PreddyFest from taking...

See the horse farms Aug. 1

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County’s cooperative extension is hosting its 19th annual horse-farm tour Aug. 1. The driving tour begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration at 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. Three stops are on the tour — Trails End Farm, Wildwynn Stables and Sandy Hill...

Beware of fireblight and rust

By Carl Cantaluppi N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent WAKE FOREST — There are two diseases that generally affect trees in the landscape this time of year. One common bacterial disease is called fireblight, which affects certain fruiting pear and apple varieties. Bees spread the...

Business Briefs – July 17, 2014

B&W Hardware celebrates Saturday B&W Hardware, 232 S. White St., in downtown Wake Forest, marks its 65th anniversary Saturday with free homemade ice cream, cake and lemonade. Coca-cola from the vintage machine will be sold for 65 cents a bottle. Giveaways during the...

full military honors

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders lead the funeral procession along South Main Street Thursday for retired U.S. Marine Robert “Bob” Keith, 33, who died July 4. The mission of the Guard is to show their sincere respect for fallen heroes, their families and communities. Keith, a...

Wakefield Rotary appoints officers

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest recently appointed new officers for the 2014-15 term during an installation ceremony at the TPC Wakefield Plantation. Club charter member Matt Archer and five-year club member Laura Jazab are the service organization’s new...

Want my money? Give me something worth it

Since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed well-written stories, interesting characters and fantastical worlds. Once I found video games, I added their story-lines to my collection of favorite books and movies. These story-telling mediums have their own unique way of grasping our...

Don’t forget your roots

As gamers, we are fortunate with how many great games that are out there for us to enjoy. But those who have been playing console games for more than 10 years will agree that developers don’t always make the best decisions. I have a personal issue with Square Enix in these...

Tobacco growers approve assessment

RALEIGH — North Carolina growers of flue-cured tobacco have approved an assessment that will support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina’s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers. The assessment was approved on 88 percent of ballots in a mail-in referendum....

Youngsville police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Christopher Joseph Lillis, 23, 1449 Huntdell Main Drive, Wendell, was arrested in the parking area of Sheetz, Youngsville, and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver crack cocaine, possession of cocaine (not crack)...

Wake Forest police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported July 7-July 13 Arrests •George Luis Morales, 16, 1029 Gay St., Henderson, was arrested at 13198 Capital Blvd., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail. July 13, 10:31 a.m. •Serita Denise McMillan, 48, 128 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, was...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Desiree Camille Bohan, 21, 600 Stone Southerland Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with two counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of failure to appear on misdemeanor charges. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and...

Become Alzheimer’s aware

WAKE FOREST — One out of 10 seniors has Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2025, four in 10 will be living with the disease, according to the Wake Forest ALZ Aware Campaign. To mark August as Alzheimer’s month in Wake Forest, the town and Carillon Assisted Living invite businesses,...

Get ready for the rodeo

WAKE FOREST — Food Truck Rodeo, that is. Wake Forest’s inaugural Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot near Over the Falls on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplin...

4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...

Justice tractor show Sept. 5-6

LOUISBURG — The 14th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine show is set for Sept. 5 and 6, 9 miles north of Spring Hope on N.C. 581, between Spring Hope and Louisburg. Events include live country and gospel music and $7 spaghetti plates Friday starting at 5:30...

Take precautions against mosquitoes

WAKE COUNTY — Mosquitoes are out, and the most likely time for them to spread disease is now through September. Take precautions against mosquito bites to prevent West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), LaCrosse encephalitis (LACV) and other mosquito-borne...

AgCarolina offers e-learning

RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting applications for the sixth class of Ag Biz Planner, an e-learning financial and business planning course. The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm’s...

Never missed Maverick then, hooked on Wheel of Fortune now

Roving Ever since my family got our first TV, many shows have captured our attention. One of these was Maverick, which we loved and wouldn’t miss a single episode. We learned to have TV trays in order to watch it while eating supper. We would also never miss The Lawrence Welk...

School Briefs – July 17, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...

Parks ADA improvements approved

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a construction contract to Diamond Contracting Inc. for improvements to Millbrook Exchange Community Center and Durant Nature Park’s Training Lodge. Diamond Contracting was the low bidder for the contract,...