Rate hike or grant?

Franklinton’s 100-year-old pipes need replacing. By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Town Board unanimously approved the application of a grant for $3 million to replace old clay sewer pipes dating back as far as the 1890s and also to upgrade a pump station in a special...

WW II hero honored

By Lt. Col. Lisa Armour Franklin County Composite Squadron LOUISBURG — Former Franklin County resident and World War II veteran, the late Lieutenant Colonel George Lumpkin, U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve, was honored March 15 at the Triangle North Executive Airport. The flagpole and a...

Rolesville considers another downtown subdivision, tavern

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — With the traffic-alleviating bypass creeping closer to completion, developers and entrepreneurs are making plans in downtown Rolesville. The town’s planning board heard two significant proposals Monday night, one for a new 50-home, seven-office...

Wake Forest development on the uptick

Town staff growing busy as bees again as they review residential, commercial, institutional plans. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The drive down the tree-lined Durham Road is a favorite of many locals, with a picturesque and unfettered view of the century-old Paschal Golf Course....

Seminary restores clock face

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Earlier this month, workers installed man-high clocks on the west and east side of Stealey Hall on the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary campus. The administrative building facing the seminary courtyard, Stealey was originally called Wait Hall...

Wine shop now artists’ studio

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Artist Andrew Thomasson shares an apartment with several roommates, so making room to paint can be a challenge. “I [constantly] have to put my stuff away,” he says. So the oil painter is delighted to now be working in a large new space he shares with...

Wake County gets new manager

By Juliet McDonald RALEIGH — Wake County commissioners met March 17, to officially announce the unanimous decision of James K. Hartmann as their choice for the new county manager. Hartmann begins his official employment with Wake County April 14. Board Chairman Phil Matthews said...

Scrapbook meetup

WAKE FOREST — Scrapbookers are invited to Scrap Happens Night tomorrow (Friday) from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., in downtown Wake Forest. Scrappers of all levels will gather with friends, gain inspiration and create projects. Tickets are $10 per...

Youngsville showcases business

Youngsville Area Business Association held their business Expo Thursday, with more than 45 area businesses and nonprofits represented. Here, attendees were treated to hotdogs and loads of sweets from Hampton Village Apartment Homes while also getting information about the homes...

Grant requests sought

WAKE COUNTY — The Board of Directors of the Wake County Community Foundation is accepting grant requests for community projects, according to Howard Wasserman, grants committee chair. The foundation’s community fund provides annual grants for nonprofit organizations serving...

Channeling adolescent road rage

At times, driving can invoke anger in even the most patient of people. Playing video games can be a safe way to relieve that built-up tension. The racing genre in particular is a common way to work out that frustration. If you have a Nintendo Wii U, then I have a title worth...

Business can be fun, too

A+ Event Rentals brought its Trivia Game to the combined Wake Weekly and Wake Forest Historical Museum Business After Hours at the museum March 20. Above, Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones, left, and Sherry Forbes get into the fun. (More photos at WakeWeekly.com)

Couple celebrates 40th

WAKE FOREST — Donald and Maria D’Agostino, of Wake Forest, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary March 30. Originally from New York, they have lived in North Carolina since 1995. The couple has two daughters, Suzanne D’Agostino, of Wake Forest, mother of their...

Join the 4-H fun

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H...

Which side will you choose?

This week I’m going to talk about a game that falls into a genre that consoles never get to play, and that is the Massively-Multiplayer-Online-Role-Playing-Game. Otherwise known as a MMOPRG, the genre boasts some of the largest fan bases in gaming. This week we will be talking...

Operation Medicine Drop a big success

WAKE FOREST — Dozens of area residents showed up to dispose of their unused and old medicines at two local Operation Medicine Drop events. During four hours March 15, more than 37,500 total dosage units were collected by the police department at Wake Forest town hall, including...

GOP precinct meetings tomorrow

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Republican Party will hold its precinct meetings and county convention Saturday at the Louisburg Moose Lodge, 191 Moose Loop Road. Precinct meetings will be from 4 to 5 p.m., a chicken barbecue dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and then the county...

Don’t let scammers steamroll you

RALEIGH — Warm weather is just around the corner, and seasonal driveway scammers are already at work. These hit-and-run crooks knock on doors, usually saying they just finished a job nearby and have leftover materials. If your driveway is already paved, they may offer to reseal...

Business Briefs – Mar. 27, 2014

Wake Forest Charter names principal Zack Perfitt has been named principal of Wake Forest Charter Academy, a free public charter school scheduled to open August 2014. It is managed by National Heritage Academies (NHA), which operates six public charter schools in North Carolina....

Art council meet and greet

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Art Council’s sponsors will be honored at the bimonthly members’ Meet and Greet event, scheduled April 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio, 22 S. Main St. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information, call...

Wake Weekly to host annual health and wellness expo

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly family of community newspapers presents its fourth annual Health and Wellness Expo April 10 from 1 to 7 p.m. at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St. The free event showcases more than 50 area businesses related to family wellness, including physical...

Common causes of prevalent tax mistakes

RALEIGH — Whether you’ve filed for an extension on your taxes this year, or have waited until the last minute to complete paperwork, or want a better strategy for the future, chances are you could be doing a better job throughout the year to save on income taxes, says seasoned...

Input sought for land complex

HOLLISTER — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a public meeting in Hollister April 10 to seek input in developing a management plan for the Upper Tar Game Land Complex (UTGLC), located in Franklin, Halifax, Nash and Warren counties. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m....