Drive for the Y

By David Leone The good news: The Kerr Family YMCA is halfway to its goal of raising $456,789 for wellness and learning programs for people who can’t afford them. The bad news is that they’re only eight days away from the end of the drive. The Wake Weekly recently spoke with YMCA...

Board of Elections flags 1,425 voters

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections completed an audit Oct. 24 of more than 10,000 registered voters with questionable citizenship status. The agency analyzed data provided by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to flag 1,425...

American Legion honors veterans

FRANKLINTON — Franklin American Legion Post 52 will recognize and honor veterans Saturday, Nov. 8, at an 11 a.m. ceremony at 40 American Legion Road. A free lunch will follow, including hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings. Games and children’s activities are also part of...

Time capsule to be buried

LOUISBURG — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will conduct a ceremony Saturday, Nov. 15, at noon at the Louisburg Cemetery on Bickett Boulevard. The program will include speakers and special music, and a time capsule will be buried. The event is free and open to the public....

Tour homes decked out for Christmas

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. Offered only in even-numbered years, the self-guided tour features a number of Wake Forest...

Mitchell Mill Road hearing Dec. 2

RALEIGH — A public hearing will be conducted on the planned widening of Mitchell Mill Road Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the council chamber at the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St. Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed widening at the public...

Marching Cougars celebrate winning season

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Marching Cougars finished their competition season Saturday in Havelock, where they won awards for percussion, music performance, drum major, visual performance, general effect and overall. It was the final competitive performance for the...

Marching Red Rams end season with success

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High’s Marching Red Rams brought home quite a few trophies after Saturday’s Cary Band Day competition, including firsts in color guard and drum major, and seconds in music, general effect and overall Class AAA. The Rams also won the Perkinson award, an...

Sound of Music comes to Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Area Community Theater (FACT) presents The Sound of Music Nov. 14 and 15 at Franklinton High School. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The nonprofit theater group’s production includes more than 40 children. Admission is $5 per person....

Discovery Point opens

WAKE FOREST — Jan and Hong Chen have opened North Carolina’s first Discovery Point Child Development Center at 1212 Heritage Links Drive. The location is Discovery Point’s biggest daycare center: 13,200 square feet capable of handling between 230 and 240 children ranging in age...

It’s bazaar time again!

WAKE FOREST — It hardly seems possible, but holiday bazaars and craft fairs are just around the corner. Here’s a sample of what’s coming up: •St. Ives Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 505 Capellan St. Proceeds will go to the Tri-Area Ministry food pantry....

“The Nutcracker” comes to Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — The City Ballet will present Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The Nutcracker Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at Rolesville High School. Friday’s performance takes place at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s performances are at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nearly 100 City Ballet student...

Feeding Franklin food drive underway

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is hosting its annual fall food drive, Feeding Franklin, through Nov. 21. Locations to donate food for the drive are at each Franklin County library branch, each town hall, the Louisburg Senior Center and Union Bank in...

Business Briefs

The Cotton Company hosts holiday market Saturday The Cotton Company is set to host its second annual White Street Holiday Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shopping event gathers more than 75 vendors under one roof, and is a Trinity Award winner for best public event....

Used book sale Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Friends of the Youngsville Library will hold a used book sale Saturday (Nov. 8), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the library. A sneak peek sale takes place Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to donate books for the sale may drop them off starting Oct. 27....

The beat-up roasting pan

by Cara Perciaccanto Growing up, I was my mother’s “sous chef,” learning the recipes handed down through our generations. My grandmother passed the torch to my aunt, who then passed it to my mother. As if in the Thanksgiving Olympics, the torch is now in my possession, and I...

USPS announces Christmas shipping deadlines

RALEIGH — With Christmas less than two months away, the U.S. Postal Service has released mail deadlines to help customers ship the 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages expected to be delivered in time for Christmas. The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and...

Beware official-looking scam mail

RALEIGH — North Carolinians are receiving official-looking fliers that appear, at first glance, to be from the government. The fliers contain information about property they own including the address, the year the house was built, and its square footage. Recipients of the fliers...

Rolesville cooks up fireworks fundraiser

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Fireworks 500 Club announces the 2015 publication of a new community cookbook, Taste of Rolesville. The cookbook will feature collections of local family and friends’ recipes, and all proceeds from the sales will benefit the Rolesville 4th of July...

Ben Franklin Society meets Nov. 13

KITTRELL — The Ben Franklin Society’s annual meeting takes place Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Lynch Creek Farm Cabin, 1973 Rocky Ford Road, Kittrell. Guest speaker Steve Stadelman, an environmental scientist at Novozymes, will discuss the origin, nature and implications of...

Ball joins Village Pharmacy staff

WAKE FOREST — Village Pharmacy is adding a familiar face behind the counter. Randy Ball, of Wake Forest, will be joining Pharmacist Art Minton, bringing more than 30 years of experience as a practicing pharmacist for CVS. Ball and Minton worked together for six years at the Wake...

Food truck rodeo returns Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s second Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled for Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot on South Brooks Street. After July’s hugely successful inaugural event, even more trucks are scheduled to participate this time. Savory food...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Academy to hold art expo Rising Star Christian Academy has scheduled a free community art expo tonight (Thursday), 3-7 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment, face painting, student artwork for...