Auditions for The King and I, Aug. 2

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton Area Community Theater will hold auditions for the fall production of The King and I Aug. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Franklinton High School auditorium. For more information, contact Lisa Lawrence at 919-494-2332.

Youngsville All-Stars fall short one game in Chesterfield

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville’s All-Star youth baseball team won games one and two of the regional tournament July 14 in Chesterfield, Va., but lost game three July 15. The U9 Little League team won the Piedmont Sectional Tournament July 1 at Garner to advance to Chesterfield. In the...

Tickets available for author event Monday

WAKE FOREST — National best-selling author David Rosenfelt will be coming to the Sutherland in Wake Forest to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society Monday. David Rosenfelt has written many national best-sellers including Open and Shut, Don’t Tell a Soul and Lessons From...

Long line for Half-Blood Prince in ’05

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •The N.C. Legislature has passed a host of new laws regarding motor vehicles and pedestrians. The new rules make it illegal for hitchhikers or fundraisers to stand in the...

Wake Forest police reports – week of July 23, 2015

Incidents Reported July 13-19. •Fraud was reported at 4120 Tarkilin Place. July 19, 8:51 p.m. •Larceny of two bicycles and damage to personal property were reported at 519 N. Taylor St. July 19, 5:47 p.m. •Larceny of a 30-day license plate and damage to personal property were...

Small farmers to meet Aug. 20

LOUISBURG — Area farmers are invited to join the Franklin County Small Farmers Association, with an educational meeting scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 20, at Johnny Bull’s Restaurant in Louisburg. Buy your meal by 6:30 p.m.; the program will begin at 7 p.m. Development of a...

Makos make a splash at state swimming championship

ROLESVILLE — Two swimmers representing the Granite Falls Swim Club placed third in their divisions at the North Carolina Age Group Swimming Championship this past weekend at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Isaac Bostic, 10, won third place in the 400-meter freestyle and MaKayla...

Kids show off football skills

WAKE FOREST — Seven kids won the 2015 Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Wake Forest Middle School Saturday. At this football competition, kids measure how far they can punt, throw and kick a football. Quinton Cypher won the boys 6-7 years old division. Cole Newsome won the boys...

Louisburg rabies clinic Saturday and Aug. 15

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Animal Shelter is holding a rabies clinic this Saturday, 8-9 a.m., and Saturday, Aug. 15, 8-9 a.m., at 351 T. Kemp Road. One- or three-year rabies vaccines will be available for $5. Dogs must be on leashes, and cats must be crated. A previous...

Rolesville crime reports — week of July 23, 2015

Reported July 10-17. Arrests •Rufus Todd Jones, 23, 3701 Falls Lake Road, Durham, was arrested at 200 Stoke Hammond Court for failure to appear on a criminal summons for drug paraphernalia. July 12, 7:43 p.m. •Charles Melvin, 39, 257 Ransdell Lane, Louisburg, was arrested at 411...

Investigation shines light on pay-to-play politics

by Patrick Gannon, Capitol Press Association The recent State Board of Elections probe into contributions made to political candidates from the sweepstakes gambling — although they might call it gaming — industry offers a window into the role of big money in North Carolina’s...

Suit threatened over sign ordinance

Rolesville Furniture’s Rick Eddins claims First Amendment infringement. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The months-long controversy over the enactment of Rolesville’s sign ordinance and the alleged targeting of downtown business Rolesville Furniture has been kicked up a notch. On...

Sinkhole opens up on Capital Boulevard

by Marty Simpkins YOUNGSVILLE — A sinkhole caused the inside lane to be closed on southbound Capital Boulevard about a quarter-mile north of the intersection with N.C. 96 yesterday (Wednesday). According to some of the N.C. Department of Transportation workers on scene, the hole...

Election filing down to wire

by Clellie Allen Filing for November elections ends tomorrow (Friday) and local races continue to heat up. As promised, Wake Forest Commissioners Greg Harrington, 632 Guinness Place, and Anne Reeve, 830 Lochmaben St., have filed for re-election. However, Chad Casale, 225...

The Dos and Don’ts of electioneering

Chamber holds session to help candidates avoid making mistakes. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — So you want to run for town board. Filing is cheap, but then what? The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce held an hourlong crash course campaign training session July 9 at the Wake...

Flag raised for U. S. Marine

John Queenan’s  harrowing experiences in the Pacific Theater detailed during town hall ceremony. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — John J. Queenan kept a diary of his feelings and actions while serving in World War II. Those thoughts were shared by his wife, Rosemary, during a...

Town: RST Fiber is out

WAKE FOREST — An initiative that was expected to earn Wake Forest the distinction as one of the Triangle’s first gigabit communities has been put on hold, say officials with the town of Wake Forest. Following what town spokesman Bill Crabtree said were a “frustrating series of...

Sunday hunting allowed with signing of Outdoor Heritage Act

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law the Outdoor Heritage Act (House Bill 640), which includes measures to promote wildlife-related recreation and youth involvement in outdoor activities across the state as well as for hunting on Sundays. The legislation creates an...

Author David Rosenfelt comes to the Sutherland

WAKE FOREST — National best-selling author David Rosenfelt will be coming to the Sutherland in Wake Forest to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. David Rosenfelt has written many national best-sellers including Open and Shut, Don’t Tell a Soul and Lessons From Tar...

The torch is passed: Suzanne, Dave Lucey open Page 158 Books

Local Profiles by Carol Taber There are stores that add to the charm and community life of a small town. For example, try to imagine Boone without Mast General Store. Here in Wake Forest, The Storyteller’s Book Store has been a similar boon to the town and surrounding communities...

The Mann Family and SHAPE Eco Farm

Local Profiles by Carol Taber On a beautiful five-acre plot of land in Wake Forest, just 10 minutes from Kohl’s on Capital Boulevard, John and Kim Mann and their three children, Elizabeth, Andrea and Joshua, are establishing SHAPE Eco Farm as a working farm with an emphasis on...

Rabies clinic

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Animal Shelter is holding a rabies clinic Saturday,  July 25, 8-9 a.m., and Saturday, Aug. 15, 8-9 a.m., at 351 T. Kemp Road. One- or three-year rabies vaccines will be available for $5. Dogs must be on leashes, and cats must be crated. A previous...

Bridge closed along Kiwanis Park Greenway

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest has closed one of the two wooden bridges along the Kiwanis Park Greenway due to safety concerns. Located adjacent to Kiwanis Park, 400 E. Holding Ave., the greenway offers a paved connection between South Franklin Street and South White...