RED Gallery hosts exhibit closing

ROLESVILLE — The curtain will fall on an exhibit at RED Gallery Saturday night. A closing party will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. for acylic painter Judy Stines, whose exhibit features nature-themed works in the gallery at 101 N. Main St. Refreshments will be served and art will be...

Community says goodbye to firefighter

Justice Volunteer Firefighter John Derek Gupton was remembered Sunday at Duke Memorial Baptist Church before being buried in the church cemetery. Gupton, 24, died Sept. 16 when the water in the tanker he was driving, while answering a fire call near Lake Royale, shifted on a...

Business Briefs – Sept. 25, 2014

Free coffee until Monday In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Monday. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Wake Forest...

Flag-raisings remember Wake Forest veterans

WAKE FOREST — Monthly observances honoring the sacrifices of deceased Wake Forest veterans and their families will take place starting Monday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. The town will partner with American Legion Post 187, VFW Post 8466, the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation and Marine...

Quarter frenzy for Optimists Oct. 5

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Optimist Club is having a special fund-raising event beginning at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Mill Room at The Factory on Main Street. It is a Quarter Frenzy — where you can bid for items valued from $30 and up for 1 to 4 quarters. A bidding paddle is $3,...

Elections complaint filed over fracking attack ads

RALEIGH — Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca has filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections (SBOE) against out-of-state groups he contends have violated state law and federal regulations. De Luca is asking the board of elections to open an immediate...

Armed robbery 911 calls reveal language barrier

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Police have released the 911 calls associated with the Sept. 7 armed robbery on the 200 block of Stone Monument Drive in the Pemberly neighborhood, revealing the difficulty emergency dispatchers had communicating with the family in a volatile and...

Busy October at Museum of History

RALEIGH — October brings live bluegrass to the N.C. Museum of History, 5 Edenton St., in Raleigh. Don’t miss a reunion of the New Deal String Band, and bring your instrument for the PineCone Bluegrass Jam. While at the museum, be sure to see the exhibit Carolina Bluegrass:...

Celebrate public power Oct. 5-11

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are joining more than 2,000 other not-for-profit utilities in celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 5-11. Special events and activities at town hall include: •Public Power Week word search contest — Through Oct. 2, Wake...

Get help with prescriptions

RALEIGH — Do you ever have difficulty paying for your prescription drugs? Do you have limited income and assets? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions and you are a person with Medicare, Extra Help may be available for you. The Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) program, also...

Two officers promoted

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police Chief Jeffrey M. Leonard announced two promotions during a ceremony Sept. 16 in the town hall board chambers. Corporal Lee Godfrey was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and Officer Andrew Albert was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Sergeant...

WFPD is looking for you

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is still looking for golfers to participate in the 19th annual Tournament for the Kids Oct. 6. The tournament takes place at Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road, with a shotgun start at noon. The entry fee is $240 per...

Get help with plumbing problems

CENTERVILLE — Do you need help with your well, sewer system or plumbing? North Carolina Technical Assistance Provider Veronica Bitting will speak about how the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project may be able to help with technical assistance and low-interest loans. The...

Tech and cultural boards added

WAKE FOREST — Two new town advisory boards have been created, giving town residents even more opportunity to get involved and be heard. The Cultural Resources Advisory Board will advise the board of commissioners and town staff on initiatives, programs and services related to the...

Meet the cast of Helium  

By David Leone I met with the cast members for Forest Moon Theater Company’s newest play, Helium, which opens this weekend at the Renaissance Centre in downtown Wake Forest. Though the interviews were arranged, somebody forgot to tell the cast about it, so it caught them off...

Town sued over rezoning

McCoy family upset over loss of habitat. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A resident who objected to a new development just beyond his property line has taken his objections to court. Frank McCoy and his wife, Olga Ferrante-McCoy, residents of 7225 Winding Way outside town limits in...

Residents split on water utility sale

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — Currently paying the highest water rates in the state, about 100 Franklinton residents attended the town board meeting Tuesday night to voice their opinions on the town potentially selling the municipal water and sewer utility to the county. Last...

Town wins $500k lawsuit

Commissioners agree to settlement that would pay for leaks built into town hall. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — In 2010, a celebration with dancers, music and a dignitary-studded ribbon-cutting was held for the completion of the new four-story, domed, brick and glass town hall. But...

Vision unleashed: Heritage Game Art and Design

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Visionary, that is the perfect word to describe Heritage High School’s Game Art and Design (GAAD) Academy. The brain child of Leonard Bullock, under the direction of Assistant Principle Phelan Perry, the academy’s mission is to provide students with...

Former WFRHS student murdered

RALEIGH — Wake Forest-Rolesville Alumni felt the loss of Casty St. Louis, 20, a former football running back standout for the school, who was shot and killed shortly before 7 Friday night. Raleigh Police say St. Louis was found when officers responded to a report of a shooting in...

Veteran Red Rams coach dies

LOUISBURG — Franklin County lost a longtime and beloved coach Sept. 12 with the death of Trent Sanders. Officials said he apparently died in his sleep overnight. “Coach Sanders, as many knew him, … began his career with FCS at Bunn High School, serving as Rec. Asst. and working...