FCAC arts stroll tonight

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Coun-cil announces several workshops, exhibits and events in October. •Tonight (Thursday), evening Art Stroll downtown with autumn art show in the FCAC Gallery, music on the patio at Johnny’s on Main, storyteller B. Gale Buck with ghost...

Business Briefs – October 2, 2014

Traditions opens clubhouse To mark the grand opening of the community’s new clubhouse, The Club at Traditions will host a food truck rodeo and celebration featuring kids’ activities, radio remotes and a DJ. Additionally, several homes will be open to tour. The event takes place...

This Week In History – Oct. 2, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Three Chinese men who stepped off the train at the Wake Forest stop are currently attending school at Wake Forest College. The men are Silk Fung Su, Whitter Ching and Darwin...

Flapjacks for FHS foreign language trip

WAKE FOREST — The Franklinton High School foreign language department will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Applebees, 11805 Retail Drive. All proceeds raised will be used to provide financial support for students attending the school’s study-abroad trip,...

Hunger walk raises lots of dough

WAKE FOREST — Lori and Donald Moss, who attend Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, pose for a “helpie” photo during Sunday’s CROP Walk, which started at Wake Forest United Methodist Church. More than $6,900 was raised by approximately 175 walkers. Proceeds will go to Wake Forest’s...

DAR celebrates Constitution Week

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated Constitution Week at their Sept. 16 meeting at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. After the meeting, a “Bells Across America” program was conducted to commemorate the signing of...

Wake Forest police reports – Oct. 2, 2014

Reported Sept. 22-28 Arrests •Donell Winston II, 33, 8915 Woodlief Road, was arrested at 11685 Northpark Drive, and charged with driving while impaired and resist, delay and obstruct an officer. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. July 28, 4:14 a....

Wake Crime – Oct. 2, 2014

Reported Sept. 13-15. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. The CCBI arrest database is experiencing some loading issues. And Raleigh police are revamping their online reporting system, so many incidents are no longer available. Falls •Asad Saadiq...

Franklin County Sheriff reports – Oct. 2, 2013

Reported Sept. 20-27 Arrests •Anthony Glenn Moore, 49, 141 MC Wilder Road, Louisburg, was arrested at 4376 N.C. 39 S., Louisburg, and charged with breaking or entering, second degree trespassing and interfering with emergency communications. He was taken to the Franklin County...

Community rallies around football player

ROLESVILLE — Students, staff and other members of the community are planning to gather Monday before school to pray for Isaiah Langston, the junior football player from Rolesville High, who collapsed during stretching exercises before Friday’s game. The time of prayer, being led...

Waitress gets $1,000 tip

Unnamed patron cites “outstanding service” and good food as reason. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Chrisi Kemp handed her patron the bill for his food Sept. 11, the recommended tip generated by the computer suggested $1.95. He gave her $1,000 instead, for good food a...

This Week In History – Sept. 25, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Cary Grant and Frances Drake in Ladies Should Listen. 1944 •Hazing by fraternities has been banned at Wake Forest College. Pre-initiation...

Let’s hear it for the girls

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — If you were to take a picture of the faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, professors Denise O’Donoghue, Susan Lozaw and Adrianne Miles would stand out, and not just because they have longer hair than any of their peers. However, with...

Picture purr-fect!

Ebony Hunter smiles at Alanae Jankowski’s reaction to seeing the kitty cat she painted on the 4-year-old’s face during Good Neighbor Day at Wake Forest’s Holding Park Sunday.

This good guy wears black

Country star plays Louisburg to help women in need. By Kathi McCorkle LOUISBURG — Two longtime friends got together Tuesday night in Louisburg, and in the process a few lives may be saved. Dr. Bob McLaurin, radiation oncologist and owner of the Franklin County Cancer Center, and...

Saturday run honors firefighter

YOUNGSVILLE — The First Out Phantom Run takes place Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at the Youngsville Fire Department Station 1, 803 Wheaton Ave. The 5K memorial run honors Assistant Chief Jeff Fields, who died last Christmas. All proceeds will go toward the Fire Scholarship fund...

U.S. 401 back on projects list

Governor’s rural roads initiative needs a source of funding. By David Leone FRANKLIN COUNTY — Last week Gov. Pat McCrory announced a possibility of up to $1 billion in rural road projects for which funding might be obtained. On that list was widening to four lanes U.S. 401 to...

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...