Dinner theatre coming to Renaissance Centre

WAKE FOREST — Get your tickets now for the murder mystery dinner theater Totally 80s, Totally Murder, Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. People who love the theater intertwined with a good murder mystery will love this production. The Juggernauts of New Wave...

All Saints students spell for the win

WAKE FOREST — Alden Warner, right, a sixth grader from All Saints Academy in Wake Forest, correctly spelled “Yankee” to become this year’s Arch Spelling Bee overall winner Saturday. Alden is now eligible to compete in the Wake County Spelling Bee. Also pictured is Jayla Durham,...

Still no decision on Franklinton water

FRANKLINTON — After spending more than two hours in closed session Tuesday night, the Franklinton town board emerged with news they have received a contract for their water and sewer operations from Franklin County.  The board came back into session only to decide to continue the...

Spreading mulch, making memories

WAKE FOREST — Sixty-five friends, family members and co-workers showed up Sunday to help Warner Jamison mulch his yard three weeks after he lost his left hand in a workplace accident. Fifteen yards of mulch were spread in less than one hour at the Jamison’s yard located in rural...

World War II veteran honored

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest resident John Singleton, left, was presented with the Legacy World War II medallion by District 7 Chaplain Richard May at Carolina House Oct. 16. Singleton served as an engineer lieutenant during the conflict. Recipients are urged to leave the medallion...

Livestock meeting Oct. 30

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Livestock Association meeting will take place Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse in Louisburg. Investigator Cale Wood of the Franklin County Sheriff Office will address how to protect farm property from thieves with the use of...

New advisory boards accepting applications

WAKE FOREST — Applications will be accepted through Nov. 14 for appointments to the following new town of Wake Forest boards and commissions: •Cultural Resources •Technology Selected applicants will volunteer for three-year terms, except where unexpired terms are being filled. To...

Neal joins county team

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Carrie Neal has been selected to join Franklin County’s management team starting in December. Neal will assume the role of assistant manager of financial services, a position previously known as director of general administration. She will serve as the county’s...

Odom named mayor pro tem

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has unanimously approved District B council member John Odom to serve as mayor pro tem. In the absence of the mayor, the mayor pro tem fulfills the mayor’s responsibilities. Odom served in that capacity with the installation of the 35th Raleigh...

AT&T to repay consumers for cramming

RALEIGH — Consumers in North Carolina and other states will get $80 million back from AT&T Mobility for unauthorized charges on their cell phone bills, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper. Cooper, the attorneys general for 49 other states and the District of Columbia,...

Farmers market offers fall veggies

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers Market is open during the fall season. Located in the Shannon Village Shopping Center, the market opens Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m., and closes when it’s sold out. Among the offerings are peas, peppers, butter...

Another week, more scams

RALEIGH — Hundreds of North Carolinians are fielding phone calls from scammers posing as agents of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper. The scammers claim to be calling about a federal criminal matter and threaten that you will be...

Ponds field day Nov. 5

LOUISBURG — Basic principles of managing recreational ponds and the requirements for producing and maintaining high-quality fishing ponds will be discussed Nov. 5 at the Franklin County Extension Center and area farms. Topics to be addressed by N.C. State University Pond...

Have dinner, support Safe Space on Oct. 27

LOUISBURG — Safe Space, a nonprofit domestic violence agency serving Franklin County, will recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a fundraising dinner, Monday, Oct. 27. Union Bank is hosting the dinner from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32...

Novozymes golfs for Safe Space

WAKE FOREST — The Novozymes President’s Cup golf tournament was held Sept. 16 at Heritage Golf Club in Wake Forest. Proceeds from the tournament totaling $5,330 were donated to Safe Space. Pictured accepting the check are Safe Space representatives Anna Meadows, Eden Tootil, Jim...

Grain-free diet for pets?

Food discussions today often include the potential benefits of grain and gluten-free diets. But are these diets right for cats or dogs? Michele Dixon, a health and nutrition specialist, offers some facts to consider before removing grains from your pet’s diet. She works for...

Garden dedicated at annual meeting

WAKE FOREST — The Brewer-Harris Garden was dedicated Oct. 12 at the annual meeting of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society. Wake Forest Historical Museum Executive Director Ed Morris presented a slideshow and shared memories of Jenny Brewer and Ricky Harris. The extended...

Art at the fair

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Scammers use celebrities for click baiting

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about the “Most Dangerous Celebrities” whose names and photos are most often used by scammers as click bait. BBB is joining with security technology company McAfee in alerting consumers about the problem of click...

WCPE awards grants

WAKE FOREST — The Classical Station WCPE FM announces four grant recipients for 2014, made possible through the station’s education fund. •North Carolina Symphony’s Ovations program was awarded a grant of $3,000. Ovations is a pre-concert performance opportunity for advanced...

Food, fun and fauna at the fair

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Democratic women meeting, luncheon Oct. 30

RALEIGH — Democratic Women of Wake County will hold a luncheon meeting Oct. 30 at NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The scheduled speaker is Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. The buffet line opens at 11:30 a.m., and the program begins at noon. The cost for...

Manes and Tales festival Sunday

FRANKLINTON — The second annual Manes and Tales Fall Festival takes place Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Shepherd Youth Ranch, 105 Cedar Creek Road in Franklinton. Besides horses dressed in costumes, the day’s festivities include corn hole games, square dancing, bobbing for apples,...

Deer/Me: Not a good combination

RALEIGH — The arrival of autumn increases the chances of motorists/deer collisions. Between 2011 and 2013, nearly half of the more than 61,000 animal-related crashes in North Carolina took place from October through December. Almost 90 percent of those crashes involved deer. A...