Police: Golf carts? No!

Town considering allowing on streets. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Are golf carts roadworthy enough to allow on town streets? Wake Forest commissioners have taken up the concept twice in the past month after the question was broached by Traditions residents who want to use them...

Wreck claims two lives Monday

Community mourns loss of young mother and her niece. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A teen girl and her aunt, a mother of three young children, were killed in a crash on N.C. 98 just east of Wake Forest after the driver of a truck allegedly crossed the centerline causing a deadly...

Special Tab: Congratulations graduates!

Pick up a copy of the paper for the special graduation tab! (Featured Photo: Wakefield graduates Yaritza Cervantes, Antoine Miller and Laura Ramos Fernandez strike a pose before the ceremony Saturday night. See special section inside for all area graduation coverage.)

Cultivating a community

Franklin County Farmers Market manager retires after 29 years. By Kelly Knowles LOUISBURG — Tucked away in Shannon Village sits an old carport that has supported an entire community for generations. Bert Egerton, a resident of Franklin County since childhood, had been on a path...

Meals available for kids over summer

RALEIGH — Each summer, many children wait for the last bell of the school year to ring, so they can enjoy a week at camp, a family vacation or time at the pool. However, for children who receive free and reduced-price meals at school, summer can mean hunger. Just as learning...

Family movie nights at Joyner Park continue June 25

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will continue its free, monthly outdoor movie series at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Saturday, June 25, at 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Traditions at Wake Forest, Mosquito Joe of Eastern...

Kudos

Academics honored •Rebecca Tenbuuren of Wake Forest, has been named to the dean's list at the University of New Haven. •Jessica Lauren Harris, of Franklinton, Katharine Grace Davis, of Wake Forest and April Mae Moore, of Youngsville, were named to the dean's list at Anderson...

Area students have super skills

RALEIGH — Who doesn’t love a good challenge? For the past two years, North Forest Pines Elementary School (NFPES) has been using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) strategies, activities, and challenges to boost 21st Century skills while motivating students to...

Frog legs on menu in 1976

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1966 •Members of the N.C. Spotted Swine Breeders and their families met at Leon T. Walter’s farm near Wake Forest for their annual picnic. The fare consisted of pit-cooked...

Foundation set for traffic light

WAKE FOREST — Some left turns give one the willies. One such situation at the T-intersection of South Franklin Street and the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (N.C. 98 Bypass) should be abated by the end of next month, according to an N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) officia...

Special filing period for N.C. Court of Appeals

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections has designated a special filing period for qualified candidates to file for election for Court of Appeals. Interested candidates may file from noon Monday, July 11 to noon Friday, July 15 at the State Board of Elections office at 441 North...

Community Happenings – Week of June 16

For more information about the following events, and a few more not listed here, see the Community Calendar at wakeweekly.com/events. Send calendar events to [email protected] Thursday, June 16 •Kiwanis Club of Wake Forest, 6 p.m., The Forks Cafeteria. •American Legion Post...

Shearon family reunion is June 26

WAKE FOREST — The descendants of William and Andelia Raines Shearon will hold the Shearon family reunion Sunday, June 26, at the Forks Cafeteria in downtown Wake Forest. Food and beverages will be provided by the cafeteria at regular Sunday buffet prices.  Although there will be...

For a worry-free vacation, know your rental rights

RALEIGH — Schools are getting out, and that means North Carolinians are starting to hit the road. If your travel plans include renting a vacation property, take a few moments to learn your rights as a vacation renter. North Carolina’s Vacation Rental Act, which protects consumers...

Volunteers needed for home delivered meal

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Senior Center is currently looking for volunteers to deliver meals in the Franklinton and Youngsville areas. The routes typically take about one hour from start to finish. They are looking for individuals with reliable transportation and commitment...

More charges for man accused of child porn possession; meth lab busted

On Patrol By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — A Franklin County man first arrested last year after sharing child pornography online is facing new charges following forensic analysis of evidence seized during the initial raid. Samuel Eugene Dabbs, age 54, was served with 10 additional...

Continued aggravation with stop lights and traffic on U.S. 1

Dear Editor, Saw the two new stoplights on Capital for the first time yesterday. I am questioning how Sam’s Club merits two stoplights. The addition makes 14 stoplights from my house to Triangle Town Center. Wow. Perhaps the name should be changed from Capital Boulevard to...

Pastor’s post goes viral

Letter to a father “from another father” hits home in Stanford sexual assault case. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Dear Mr. Turner, I’ve read your letter to the judge on behalf of your son Brock, asking for leniency in his [sexual assault] conviction. I need you to understand...

Bookworms rejoice

WAKE FOREST — A Little Free Library has been added to the front yard of the Parr residence at 326 N. College St. The library is the borrow what you like, leave as many as you want variety, with a kids book shelf on the bottom and adult one on the top, and room enough for about a...

Wake Forest police reports – Reported June 2-12

Arrests •Maria Nicole Adams, 35, 1914 Alexander Springs Lane, Apt. 11, was arrested at Rogers Road and Grandmark Street, and charged with driving while impaired and failure to obey a traffic officer, both misdemeanors. She was taken to jail, bond information was unavailable. June...

Rolesville police reports – Reported June 3-10

Note: We are unable to publish bond information as the Rolesville Police Department does not include bond amounts in their arrest reports. Arrests •Latrice Leonia Harris, 41, 426 Shady Willow Lane, was arrested at home and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery. She was...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports – Reported June 6-9

Arrests •Markus Rashad White, 23, 1301 Dyking Road, Louisburg, was arrested while at the Franklin County jail and charged with burglary with forced entry and larceny. He was held on $5,000 bond. June 7, 11:31 a.m. •Dean Paul White, 57, 1096 Timberlake Road, Franklinton, was...