Become Alzheimer’s aware

WAKE FOREST — One out of 10 seniors has Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2025, four in 10 will be living with the disease, according to the Wake Forest ALZ Aware Campaign. To mark August as Alzheimer’s month in Wake Forest, the town and Carillon Assisted Living invite businesses,...

Get ready for the rodeo

WAKE FOREST — Food Truck Rodeo, that is. Wake Forest’s inaugural Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot near Over the Falls on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplin...

4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...

Justice tractor show Sept. 5-6

LOUISBURG — The 14th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine show is set for Sept. 5 and 6, 9 miles north of Spring Hope on N.C. 581, between Spring Hope and Louisburg. Events include live country and gospel music and $7 spaghetti plates Friday starting at 5:30...

Take precautions against mosquitoes

WAKE COUNTY — Mosquitoes are out, and the most likely time for them to spread disease is now through September. Take precautions against mosquito bites to prevent West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), LaCrosse encephalitis (LACV) and other mosquito-borne...

AgCarolina offers e-learning

RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting applications for the sixth class of Ag Biz Planner, an e-learning financial and business planning course. The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm’s...

Never missed Maverick then, hooked on Wheel of Fortune now

Roving Ever since my family got our first TV, many shows have captured our attention. One of these was Maverick, which we loved and wouldn’t miss a single episode. We learned to have TV trays in order to watch it while eating supper. We would also never miss The Lawrence Welk...

School Briefs – July 17, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...

Parks ADA improvements approved

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a construction contract to Diamond Contracting Inc. for improvements to Millbrook Exchange Community Center and Durant Nature Park’s Training Lodge. Diamond Contracting was the low bidder for the contract,...

CROP Walk rally Aug. 12

WAKE FOREST — Volunteers will host a rally Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. for team captains participating in Wake Forest’s CROP Walk for Hunger 2014 in September. Churches, businesses and charity organizations are encouraged to send a representative to the rally at Heritage Baptist Church,...

health clinic, free pizza at Richland Creek Church

WAKE FOREST — As a part of its outreach mission, Live, Love, Serve, Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, will host a community health clinic July 25-26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. The services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis except...

NCCF accepting grant applications

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its Statewide Women’s Fund. Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming supporting women and/or families, with particular emphasis on...

Projects, volunteers sought for Day of Caring

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County is seeking projects and volunteers for its Day of Caring, which actually takes place on two Saturdays, September 20 and 27. Projects to be done by volunteers include yard work, painting, light repairs, house cleaning, simple porch...

Vendors sought for Tar River festival

LOUISBURG — The 25th annual Tar River Festival takes place Sept. 13 in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park. Arts, crafts and food vendors, along with businesses, organizations and nonprofit groups are encouraged to take part in the daylong festival. Vendors should call the...

Bryant beats Cruden in Wake DA runoff

RALEIGH — Just under 5 percent of registered Republicans in Wake County voted to send defense attorney John Bryant to the November general election for Wake County district attorney. He beat out the initial primary winner, Jeff Cruden, by an unofficial 63 to 37 percent. Bryant is...

Youngsville All-Stars need help to make it to World Series

YOUNGSVILLE — It is the dream destination of every young baseball player. And this year, the Youngsville Red All-Stars, a coach-pitch team of 7- and 8-year olds, is headed there: the Dixie Youth World Series in Texarkana, Ark., The contest begins Friday and runs through Monday....

Spirit of ’76 revisited

Top costume, hands-down, at the annual Wake Forest Independence Day children’s parade goes to this minuteman crew, including drummer Owen Williams, flag-bearer Brian Litzenberger, founding father Rob Smith and little Otto Litzenberger.

Boondocks brings life to downtown

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Driving through Franklin County is often like taking a step back in time with the rolling fields, old farms and antique buildings. Youngsville, in particular, is rich with historic infrastructure that greets you from every angle when you drive...

East Young Street project approved

Sidewalk will be built using block grant funds. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners gave their approval Monday to accept a $476,096 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a project to install a sidewalk along East Young Street from Pulley Road to just past New...

Wakefield grad drowns in accident

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Timothy Michael Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned Saturday in the Tuckaseigee River near East LaPorte Park River Access Area about 3.5 miles outside of Cullowhee, according to news reports. “Tim was taken from us...

Enjoy a midsummer night’s Art After Hours

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — Tammy Kaufman has visited downtown’s Art After Hours many times. Now, as an artist exhibiting her works for the first time, she’ll get to experience the evening from a different perspective. Originally from Texas, Kaufman traveled around the U.S....

Fireworks thrill crowd Thursday at Wake Forest High Stadium

Roving Presenting a good fireworks display July 3 was essential, not only for the huge number of spectators in Trentini Stadium, but especially for each of the Fourth of July committee members who worked hard to pull off a great show after the fiasco last year, which followed a...

This week in history – July 10, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Johnson Cotton Company of Louisburg advertises it will demonstrate a Brantford Tobacco looper next week at the J.T. Daniel Farm four miles north of Rolesville on U.S. 401 at...

Get a taste of Africa and help needy widows

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Listening to Gale Peterson talk about the expanding ministry of The Widow’s Peek (sic) is exhilarating. To hear her share The Widow’s Peek’s opportunity to partner with Gidan Bege in serving widows in Jos, Nigeria is to hear the heartbeat of God for...