Wake Forest citations — Oct. 9, 2014

Reported Sept. 25-Oct. 1 •Derrell Alexander Williams, 26, 917 Sledge Road, Louisburg, operating vehicle with no insurance, other unspecified violation. Oct. 1, 12:40 p.m. •James Alex Bullard III, 29, 159 Christine Drive, Garner, failure to reduce speed, other unspecified...

Community mourns student standouts

By Clellie Allen The collective Wake Forest and Rolesville communities are reeling this week from the sudden, tragic deaths of two students. Isaiah Langston, 17, a junior from Rolesville High School, and Braden Rock, 15, a Heritage High sophomore, both died Monday, prompting an...

Pickleball clinics scheduled

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is partnering with the Wake Forest Pickleball Association to sponsor adult pickleball clinics Tuesday evenings in October. The clinics will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Flaherty Park...

Town’s water and sewer rates discussed

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton town board held a workshop Tuesday night to discuss options for reducing the town’s water and sewer rates. Commissioners had asked the town manager to present a budget with water and sewer rates rolled back to what they were before the...

Couple awarded for rehab effort

WAKE FOREST — When Capital Area Preservation (CAP) hands out its annual Anthemion Awards, they usually go to a person or persons who have poured their heart and soul into restoring a historic house or building. Topping this year’s list of award winners were husband-wife team Pat...

Run, dog walk Oct. 18

WAKE FOREST — The Franklin County Humane Society will host a 5K run and dog walk Oct. 18 at 10 a.m., beginning at the Wake Forest College Birthplace. Profits from the event will benefit  the humane society’s  goal to build an animal shelter where area pets can find safe refuge...

Men of uncommon valor

Soldiers recall experiences as museum exhibit draws to a close. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Elrie Walton was stranded on Pork Chop Hill, with all of his comrades wounded or dead. There was only one way to survive the night until reinforcements arrived — creative deception. So he...

Tea with the mayor Oct. 18

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones will host The Princess & The Pea Tea at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Children ages 3-10 are invited to attend dressed in their favorite princess costume and accompanied by their...

Meet the candidates

FRANKLINTON — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Franklinton High School auditorium. The forum, sponsored by Novozymes North America, will give candidates running for local and state offices the...

Man charged with murder

WAKE CROSSROADS — A woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend Tuesday night in the Evian at Neuse Crossing neighborhood off Mitchell Mill Road. The victim, Danielle Anita Hodges, 27, 3552 Limber Lane, was killed at home, according to Raleigh police. Brian O’Keith Davis, 25, was...

Health ‘essentials’ in a bottle

By Carol Taber If my Facebook feed is any indication, there is a growing interest in using essential oils in Wake Forest and surrounding communities. Like previous alternative treatments, as they come into public aware-ness, there is an interesting mixture of hype and useful...

Business Briefs – October 2, 2014

Traditions opens clubhouse To mark the grand opening of the community’s new clubhouse, The Club at Traditions will host a food truck rodeo and celebration featuring kids’ activities, radio remotes and a DJ. Additionally, several homes will be open to tour. The event takes place...

This Week In History – Oct. 2, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Three Chinese men who stepped off the train at the Wake Forest stop are currently attending school at Wake Forest College. The men are Silk Fung Su, Whitter Ching and Darwin...

Flapjacks for FHS foreign language trip

WAKE FOREST — The Franklinton High School foreign language department will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Applebees, 11805 Retail Drive. All proceeds raised will be used to provide financial support for students attending the school’s study-abroad trip,...

Hunger walk raises lots of dough

Lori and Donald Moss, who attend Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, pose for a “helpie” photo during Sunday’s CROP Walk, which started at Wake Forest United Methodist Church. More than $6,900 was raised by approximately 175 walkers. Proceeds will go to Wake Forest’s Tri-Area...

DAR celebrates Constitution Week

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated Constitution Week at their Sept. 16 meeting at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. After the meeting, a “Bells Across America” program was conducted to commemorate the signing of...

Community rallies around football player

ROLESVILLE — Students, staff and other members of the community are planning to gather Monday before school to pray for Isaiah Langston, the junior football player from Rolesville High, who collapsed during stretching exercises before Friday’s game. The time of prayer, being led...

Waitress gets $1,000 tip

Unnamed patron cites “outstanding service” and good food as reason. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Chrisi Kemp handed her patron the bill for his food Sept. 11, the recommended tip generated by the computer suggested $1.95. He gave her $1,000 instead, for good food a...

This Week In History – Sept. 25, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Cary Grant and Frances Drake in Ladies Should Listen. 1944 •Hazing by fraternities has been banned at Wake Forest College. Pre-initiation...

Let’s hear it for the girls

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — If you were to take a picture of the faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, professors Denise O’Donoghue, Susan Lozaw and Adrianne Miles would stand out, and not just because they have longer hair than any of their peers. However, with...

Picture purr-fect!

Ebony Hunter smiles at Alanae Jankowski’s reaction to seeing the kitty cat she painted on the 4-year-old’s face during Good Neighbor Day at Wake Forest’s Holding Park Sunday.

This good guy wears black

Country star plays Louisburg to help women in need. By Kathi McCorkle LOUISBURG — Two longtime friends got together Tuesday night in Louisburg, and in the process a few lives may be saved. Dr. Bob McLaurin, radiation oncologist and owner of the Franklin County Cancer Center, and...

Saturday run honors firefighter

YOUNGSVILLE — The First Out Phantom Run takes place Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at the Youngsville Fire Department Station 1, 803 Wheaton Ave. The 5K memorial run honors Assistant Chief Jeff Fields, who died last Christmas. All proceeds will go toward the Fire Scholarship fund...

U.S. 401 back on projects list

Governor’s rural roads initiative needs a source of funding. By David Leone FRANKLIN COUNTY — Last week Gov. Pat McCrory announced a possibility of up to $1 billion in rural road projects for which funding might be obtained. On that list was widening to four lanes U.S. 401 to...