On a mission for God

Pastor carries cross through Wake Forest on 1,673-mile hike to D.C. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Traffic was temporarily slowed along Capital Boulevard June 18, due to a high amount of rubbernecking. But people weren’t slowing to look at a wreck. They were watching the progress...

Sinkhole develops at shopping center

WAKE FOREST — This sinkhole appeared in front of the Harris Teeter on Rogers Road in Heritage, forcing property owners to cordon it off and drivers to navigate around it. Property owner Weingarten Realty had a crew working to repair it Wednesday. A company official couldn’t be...

RST Cable in trouble?

WAKE FOREST — Last year, Shelby startup RST Communication made promises it would bring 1 gigabit cable Internet service to any Wake Forest neighborhood that wanted it. The company ran underground lines from downtown Wake Forest to the Neuse River and even went so far as to...

Rolesville celebration is back

Parade, music and fireworks on the 4th After a year hiatus, Rolesville’s Community 4th of July Celebration is returning. An all-volunteer committee headed by residents Gejuan Batson and Paul Vilga have worked hard to make sure Rolesville has the opportunity to remember those who...

A weekend of fun for the 4th

Wake Forest offers small changes, same activities for Independence Day. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The fireworks are over. At least, the political fireworks about who will pay for the annual Wake Forest 4th of July festivities are finished, which means next weekend’s...

Reader asks: Who cleans up road kill?

Ask Us Anything! by Camryn Jamison Editor’s note — This Ask us Anything! column is the project of summer intern Camryn Jamison and will attempt to tackle all locally based questions from readers. Q: What happens to dead deer that are left on the roadside? A: If you have ever...

Wake Forest businessman arrested on tax charges

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest businessman was arrested Monday on tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Francis Joseph Bowman, III, 40, of 547 S. Main Street, Wake Forest, was charged with four counts of willful failure to file return, supply information or...

Man charged with mother’s murder

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with first degree murder after conducting a welfare check on Fox Ridge Drive, Louisburg and discovering a resident dead yesterday evening. Franklin County Sheriff Chief of Staff Terry Wright said in a written...

Intern, family share love of letters

WAKE FOREST — Camryn Jamison, a rising sophomore at Rolesville High School, has joined The Wake Weekly staff as a summer intern. A North Carolina native, Camryn not only has a passion for agriculture, but journalism as well. “A love for writing seems to run in the family,” said...

Youngsville scout earns Silver

YOUNGSVILLE — Savannah Blalock (above) of Youngsville has been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette’s accomplishments in both scouting and in the community. For her Silver Award project,...

Police carry water for heat-weary on greenways

WAKE FOREST — In response to the sweltering heat enveloping our area, officers in the Wake Forest Police Department have begun distributing free bottles of iced water while patrolling the town’s greenways. The bottled water was donated by the Wake Forest Sheetz Convenience Store,...

No fishing licenses needed July 4

RALEIGH — July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish in any public body of water without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing license. Residents and non-residents can fish for free in...

Youngsville resident reels in bass trophy

by Marty Simpkins YOUNGSVILLE — Robert Barrett weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 5 ounces, June 13 to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament of 2015 on High Rock Lake. Barrett, a Youngsville resident, earned $4,806 as prize money. “I...

Second community garden dedicated

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton community garden was dedicated June 12. It is a project in partnership with Helping Hands PAL, United Way of Franklin County (Feeding Franklin), the Town of Franklinton and the USDA in cooperation with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the...

Rachel Prather becomes Rotary Club’s youngest president

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Rotary Club held its annual president’s dinner Monday at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. President Jim Robertson passed the gavel to Rachel Prather. Rachel is a teacher at Wake Forest High School and will be the 77-year-old club’s youngest...

Franklin County Arts Council hosts another successful art stroll

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Arts Council’s (FCAC) Art Stroll, held June 5 in Franklinton, attracted art lovers from all over Franklin and Wake counties and surrounding areas. Twenty-four artists competed in the members-only art show for the People’s Choice award. The winner was...

New Bethel tent revival canceled

WAKE FOREST — New Bethel Baptist Church of Rolesville has cancelled the tent revival, which had been scheduled for Friday and Saturday on the grounds of the former DuBois School, in Wake Forest.

Wake Acceleration Academy provides second chance for dropouts

WAKE FOREST — The Wake County Public School System will offer students who have dropped out of school a chance to come back to prepare for and receive a full high school diploma, with flexibility around work and home life obligations. At its June 16 meeting, the board of...

Four advisory boards have openings

WAKE FOREST — Make a difference in our community by applying to fill one of the vacancies on the Cemetery Advisory Board (CAB), Urban Forestry Board (UFB), Public Art Commission (PAC) and Planning Board. All residents of Wake Forest and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) may...

Robocalls to be blockable

RALEIGH — North Carolina consumers will soon have access to technology that can block annoying robocalls, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on June 18 to allow phone carriers to offer consumers technology to block robocalls....

Students make Wake Forest University dean’s list

Kudos — week of June 25, 2015 Send your student's great news to kudos@wakeweekly.com. Academics honored •The following students have been named to the Wake Forest University dean’s list: Megan Carley, Katherine Dickens, Taylor Dickens, Eui Kim and Matthew Stevens, all of Raleigh,...

RAM Camp for rising Rolesville freshman July 28

School briefs — week of June 25, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Wakefield Elementary School •Students and families will be able to meet teachers for the new school year Aug. 19 and walk through the school to help children learn where their new classroom...

Downtown tax debated in 2005

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Playing at the Forest Theatre, Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley in Ski Party. 1975 •Residents of Cooley’s Trailer Park on N.C. 96 east of Wake Forest were twice rousted by...