Growing local

WW photo by David Leone Bob Johnson talks shop with Susie Holmes during opening day Saturday of the annual HerbFest plant sale, held at Festival Park in downtown Wake Forest. Holmes attends the sale every year, saying, “They have fantastic plants, organically raised, and you’re...

Relay site changes

WAKE FOREST — The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is moving to Richland Creek Community Church for its annual fundraiser Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  In the past, the Relay For Life serving Wake Forest, Rolesville and north Raleigh has often been held at a...

Youngsville Woman’s Club May Fare, May 2

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Museum of History and the Youngsville Woman’s Club will host the Youngsville Homecoming picnic again this year at Hill Ridge Farms, Saturday, May 2. This year’s event is being called the May Fare Music Festival and Picnic and is open to everyone who...

Area teachers make final list

WAKE FOREST — Excellence in teaching abounds in the Wake County Public School System. The arduous task of narrowing the list of outstanding teachers to 13 finalists for the 2015-16 Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year has been completed. The finalists were...

Franklin County rabies clinics continue

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A rabies clinic is set for Sunday, 8:30-9 a.m. at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 351 T. Kemp Road, Louisburg. One- and three-year vaccines will be available for just $5. To qualify for the three-year vaccine, pet owners must bring previous vaccination...

Foster family and adoption celebration

WAKE FOREST — Forgotten No More Ministry of North Wake Church is holding a celebration picnic at Sunday at 2 p.m., ahead of Six Sundays in Spring Concert. Families are invited to bring blankets, chairs, picnic lunches, frisbees and other games to E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701...

Erin Lemin awarded Sally Southall Cotten Scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Erin Lemin, above left, a senior at Wake Forest High School, was awarded the Wake Forest Junior Woman’s Club’s Sally Southall Cotten Scholarship of $2,000 for the fall 2015 semester. Melissa Yeazel, right,  presented the award and a generous gift basket filled with...

Enjoy tea, gardens, art and classic cars at Mad Hatters’ party May 9

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday, May 9, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main Street. The event includes the Mad Hatters’ Tea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an Art and Garden Market and a classic car show from...

CenturyLink holds yard sale Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest CenturyLink Community Relations Team is holding a community yard sale Saturday, with proceeds benefitting the Franklin County Relay for Life. The sale is 7 a.m.-12 noon in the company parking lot at 14111 Capital Blvd. Yard sale spots are available...

School Brief – week of April 23, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com 3rd annual biotech workshop •Vance-Granville Community College is presenting a BioProcess Technology Workshop for rising 10th-12th graders on Saturdays, May 2 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $50, which includes lunch both...

Publix confirms site

Grocery store to open in Heritage in 2016. WAKE FOREST — A Publix grocery store representative has confirmed that, yes, the store is coming to Heritage. The Wake Weekly first reported a Publix was to anchor a planned shopping center in August. That news came from the site’s...

Paralegal student co-writes handbook

Business Briefs — week of April 23, 2015 Wake Forest resident earns play therapy credential Sarah Harris, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Perkins Counseling & Psychological Services in Wake Forest, has earned registered play therapist credentials by the...

Rabies, microchip clinic Saturday

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville is again partnering with Wake County Animal Control to provide a cost-efficient clinic for dog and cat vaccinations and microchip implants. The clinic is Saturday, 9 a.m.- noon at the Main Street Park gazebo. Wake County Animal Control staff...

WF drama students headed to world competition

WAKE FOREST — A team of five seniors and two juniors from Wake Forest High School scored an invitation to the big dance of world competition for Odyssey of the Mind at Appalachian State University last week. And they need help to get there. Competing against teams from all over...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports – week of April 23, 2015

Reported April 13-19. Arrests •Quincy Tyrone Hopkins, 39, 1409 Walter Grissom Road, Kittrell, was arrested at 810 Walter Grissom Road and charged with driving while impaired. He was taken to jail and held on $1,500 bond. April 19, 12:26 a.m. •Montreal Javon Perry, 20, 137 R.D....

Wake County crime – April 23, 2015

Falls •Joshua Manuel Hernandez, 17, 2211 Valley Edge Drive, Raleigh, in Falls; Joshua Martinez, 19, 2926 Settle In Lane, in Falls; and Keiondre Paul Anthony Nelms, 18, 2407 Gaheris Court, in Falls, were arrested by Raleigh Police Officers I. Pysqyli and B.A. Dicello at 2224...

Wake Forest police reports – week of April 23, 2015

Arrests Reported April 13-19. •Thomas Ray Martin II, 18, 1604 Sand Hollow Circle, was arrested at 11440 Capital Blvd. and charged with assault inflicting serious injury and two counts armed with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on...

Rolesville police reports – week of April 23, 2015

Reported April 10-18. Arrests •Terry Terrell Perry, 34, 40 Sandstone Way, Youngsville, was arrested on South Main Street at Burlington Mills Road on an outstanding warrant for failure to return property rented with a purchase option. April 18, 12:55 p.m. Citations There were no...

Kudos to Rolesville Middle School third-quarter honor roll students

Sixth grade Track 1, all As — Bullock, Kevin LaMar; Dudley, Lilly Ann; GalanLopez, Fabiola Nicole; GrahamWright, Trae; Grant, Winston; Harrison, Kianna Rachelle; Kamm, Abigail Grace; Kirkendoll, Josephine Ann; London, Morgan Angelina O’Connor Nguyen, Kelvin Dac; Otiocha, Onyinye;...

Police warn of utility impostors in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — Police are warning residents this morning to be on the look out for a man and a woman who reportedly posed as utility workers to try to gain access to homes and yards yesterday on Coley Street and the 500 block of East Young Street. “The Town of Rolesville Police...

Family asks for help finding daughter

by Clellie Allen, editor@wakeweekly.com WAKE FOREST — The family of 16-year-old Alexandria “Ally” Mitchell is asking for the public’s help in locating their daughter who was last seen about 8 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) on South Main Street near The Factory in Wake Forest....

Greenway access blocked

Trailhead going away on Burlington Mills Road. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A vocal opponent of an alternative access for the closed Burlington Mills Road entrance to the Smith Creek Greenway has taken up the Twitter handle Stop The Lot. Stop The Lot may be just one person’s...

Water deal finalized

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — In an almost anti-climactic moment, Franklin County commissioners, with little fanfare, and less audience, cast what should be their final vote in the purchase of Franklinton’s water system, ending more than four years of water battles between the two...

Youngsville floats tying sewer requests to annexation

by Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville commissioners considered a plan in their March meeting that could help them wrestle more successfully with their need to expand their corporate limits and tax base. Commissioner Larry Wiggins told the board he had met with Town...