Youngsville Woman’s Club May Fare festival Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Museum of History and the Youngsville Woman’s Club will host the Youngsville Homecoming picnic again this year at Hill Ridge Farms, Saturday. This year’s event is being called the May Fare Music Festival and Picnic and is open to everyone who would...

Wake Forest Cemetery Tour May 9

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board (CAB) is sponsoring a free walking tour at the Wake Forest Cemetery May 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cemetery is at 400 N. White St., less than a quarter-mile from downtown Wake Forest. The self-guided tour will celebrate the...

Police add two motorcycles

$85,000 grant pays for BMWs. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Many drivers, when they see a police officer, will slow down, at least until they get past. Sometimes it takes them getting the ticket to ease up on the gas pedal. That’s the theory behind speed-trap law enforcement, that...

Charity Car Show June 20

More Community Happenings - week of April 30, 2015 Memorial flag raising Wake Forest will hold its fourth memorial flag-raising ceremony in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St., May 4 at 11 a.m. World War II Navy veteran Anderson “Mitchell” Munn will be honored. Members of Munn’s...

Taylor Academy dances for Make-A-Wish

WAKE FOREST — Taylor Academy of Dance Senior Company Dancers were chosen to perform the opening act for the Make-A-Wish VIP Gala April 18 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The dancers performed the contemporary ballet Spheres which was set to Enrico Einaudi’s score and...

Strawberry festival around the corner!

LOUISBURG — The annual Franklin County Strawberry Festival is set for May 8 at the Franklin County Farmers Market beginning at 10:30 a.m. when all recipe entries are due. Judging begins at 11, as does the free, homemade strawberry ice cream give-away. The annual festival...

Wake Forest High joint class reunion

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School will hold a joint class reunion for classes from 1950 to 1969. The reunion will be held Friday, May 1, 11:30 a.m. at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks Street, Wake Forest. To reserve a table for a group of four or more, call Karen at...

Residents win in show

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville resident and muscle car enthusiast Janis Cyrus beat out more than 1,200 cars from all over the east coast to win the Ford Muscle Car Pick with her 1969 Mustang during the North Carolina Nationals GoodGuys Rod & Custom Association car show held in...

Ranch dedicated to horse-assisted therapy

FRANKLINTON — On Sunday March 15, the Shepherd Youth Ranch (SYR) in Franklinton hosted an open house to share with visitors an array of activities experienced by participants enrolled in the “Trail to Success” program.  SYR is dedicated to providing equine assisted therapy and...

Skate for life, for suicide prevention

WAKE FOREST — HopeLine, Inc.,  will host the fifth annual Skate for Life event on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to dusk at the Delicious Skate Shop in The Factory at Wake Forest. The skateboarding competition will be held in memory of local teens and young adults who have lost...

Entrepreneurs upgrade, expand Wake Forest shops

WAKE FOREST — If you’ve visited the Ligon Mill Business Center recently, you may have noticed that the Daylight Donuts sign is gone and a new one — Sugar On Top — is in its place. It, too, is a donut shop, and is owned by the same person, Denise Lull, of Rolesville. She just felt...

Local woodworker crafts green awards

RALEIGH — Nineteen awards handcrafted by a Wake Forest resident were given to the winners of the city  of Raleigh’s eighth annual Environmental Awards celebration held April 22 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. All of the winners received hand-crafted awards...

Learn to operate a food truck successfully

LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College is hosting a series of courses in May and June specifically for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry. The program is the first of its kind in North Carolina. A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business...

Wake Relay For Life moves to Richland Creek

WAKE FOREST — Northern Wake Relay For Life announced a change in location to Richland Creek Community Church. The move away from public school system property was made to control expenses and dedicate more funds to the American Cancer Society’s work to find a cure and support...

Businessman, schools founder receives award from Civitas

RALEIGH — Civitas has honored businessman and philanthropist Robert Luddy with its annual Audentia Award for courage and civic engagement. He received the fourth annual Civitas Audentia Award at the nonprofit organization’s recent Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) in...

Dimples BBQ is looking for recipes

Business Briefs - week of April 30, 2015 Dimples BBQ wants your favorite recipes Dimples BBQ Sauce has a new fundraiser, The North Carolina Family Cookbook, and it is in need of your favorite recipes. Categories include appetizers, soups/salads, main dishes, sides and desserts....

Savvy scammers divert funds from real estate closings

Raleigh — Real estate attorneys in North Carolina are reporting a new scam. Crooks hack into the e-mail account of someone who is involved in a real estate closing, and impersonate that person in communications with the law firm. They present themselves as the legitimate seller...

Rolesville Elementary School wins healthy schools award

Rolesville Elementary School was recently awarded an Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) Wellness Star in recognition of their ongoing walk/bike to, or at, school programs. The school was one of 14 2015 Brains and Bodies and Wellness Star Award recipeints in Wake County....

Second annual Cow Patty Family Fun Day is May 9

School sports fundraiser includes new 5K run/walk, food, games, vendors, raffle and more. Register by May 3 for 5k. ROLESVILLE — The second annual Cow Patty 5K & Family Fun Day will take place Saturday, May 9 at the Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young Street. This year...

Seussical Jr. staged at Heritage Middle

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School theatre arts program will be performing Seussical Jr., today (Thursday) and tomorrow at 7 p.m each night. Tickets are $4 and may be purchased in advance at the school office from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or at the door the night of the...

Tanning beds declared ‘safe’ in 1985

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1945 •Wake Forest’s municipal election is next week. Three-term Mayor Harvey Holding is unopposed for re-election. Candidates for five town board seats include J.M. Brewer, H.E....

Rolesville High has talent show Friday

School Briefs - April 30, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •The make-up day for Field Day is scheduled for May 4. If you would like to volunteer, contact PE teacher, Ms. Ficarro, at cficarro@wcpss.net. •FPDE PTA monthly board meeting...

Wakefield High School’s Darrow wins scholarship

Kudos - April 30, 2015 Scholarships awarded •The 2015 Alston-Pleasants Scholarship for undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded to Steven Weatherspoon of Franklin County. •Wake Electric announced Morgan Darrow of Wakefield High...

Rolesville police reports – April 30, 2015

Reported April 19-26. Arrests No arrests were reported. Incidents •Theft of an auto license plate was reported at 417 Hunter Falls Lane. April 19, 12:40 p.m. •Power tools were reported stolen after a non-forced entry burglary and motor vehicle break-in at 600 Vigo Ct. April 19,...