Artists’ tour triples in size

Explosion in artists, venues for Sept. 6-7 art walk. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Normally, when announcing their annual Tour of Artists, the Wake Forest Guild of Artists sends out a press release. This year, they sent five. They may have run out of page space, writing about all...

RST to resume work

River crossing permit clears hurdle; fiber-optic company customers could be online within a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The company that promised super-speed fiber optic Internet to the community has been waiting for months on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a...

Four-car crack-up

WAKE FOREST — A tow truck operator hauls away a Ford following a multi-vehicle collision Tuesday on Rogers Road near Real McCoy’s. Wake Forest police say drivers of three vehicles were in the left lane waiting to turn at 3:15 p.m. when the Ford was struck from behind by a Nissan,...

Biber in concert here

That’s Heinrich Biber, not Justin, along with J.S. Bach at Wake Forest Baptist next Friday. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — You know someone’s serious when they’re about to get all 16th century on ya. Serious about music, that is. Wake Forest Baptist Church brings back its Virginia...

Small farms to get help through new fund

Louisburg native puts together feast with renowned chefs to highlight challenges for small farmers. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — There’s no questioning two trends in agriculture in North Carolina: More people are looking for back-to-earth, fresh-off-a-small-farm meats and...

Publix seeking Heritage site

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s second grocery store may very well be a Publix. Wake Forest Senior Planner Charlie Yokley has confirmed that the developers of a shopping center planned for the corner of Rogers and Forestville roads said a Publix supermarket would anchor the site. The...

Huskies’ defense holds strong

  by Marty Simpkins photos by Clellie Allen HOLLY SPRINGS — It was fourth down in Heritage’s red zone with less than 30 seconds to go and Holly Springs was looking for the win. Quarterback Justin Armwood dropped back to pass and the Huskies’ pass rush was closing in. Armwood...

School Briefs – Aug. 28, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High news •Volunteers are needed for home football games, including Friday’s game. Positions include concessions, parking attendants and gatekeepers. Admission is free for volunteers. Sign up...

Wake Forest home added to register

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest home is one of 12 North Carolina properties and districts recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. The 1838 South Brick House built by Hillsborough mason John Berry is one of two antebellum Greek Revival-style brick houses in Wake...

Buddy Run coming Sept. 20 – Register now

WAKE FOREST — The sixth annual Buddy Run benefiting Wakefield, Wake Forest and Rolesville Backpack Buddy programs is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 8 a.m. The Buddy Run is a chip-timed 5K run with a non-competitive 2-mile roller run and a 1-mile family walk. Also...

This Week in History — Aug. 28, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Season tickets are on sale for the Wake Forest High School Bulldogs football team to help offset the cost of equipment and other expenses. Season tickets sell for $4 for...

Rolesville rocks!

ROLESVILLE — Patrick Delaney of Rolesville snapped this photo of a rock formation on a Sunday bike ride with his family at Millbridge Park near Rogers Road. He thought it resembled a monster or a robot. According to amateur archaeologist and Rolesville Board of Adjustments member...

Ride the bus, get free 4G

RALEIGH — Triangle Transit customers can now surf faster with 4G Wi-Fi on buses.  The upgrade from 3G was completed this month on all 68 buses. The better service represents part of a continuing campaign to bring technological advances to current customers, potential riders and...

Huskies thrash opposition

Heritage-10, Knightdale-1 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Last week, Heritage High School soccer coach Scott Sloan talked about wanting to go to state playoffs and take the conference title. This week it appears they’re making a good shot to do so. With a 2-1-1 record so far, and...

Register for Miracle League

BUNN — Registration is accepted for players age 5 and up to play in The Miracle League of Franklin County, a baseball league for children and adults with disabilities serving Franklin, Vance, Granville, Warren and Wake Counties. The unique concept of Miracle League baseball is...

Free mammograms Oct. 3

RALEIGH — The mobile Rex mammogram unit sponsored by The Wake Weekly will provide free mammogram screenings at the Power of Pink Tennis and Golf Event Oct. 3 at the TPC Sports Club in Raleigh. The fundraiser kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and proceeds raised will help...

Help children make new friends

Students learn lessons each day. While many of these lessons pertain to their coursework, kids pick up much more than book smarts from school, where kids first learn to cultivate friendships and build lasting relationships. In addition to a new curriculum, new teachers and new...

Drive safely this holiday weekend

RALEIGH — The N.C. Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, 34.7 million people are expected travel during the Labor Day period. More than 6.3 million people from the South Atlantic states (Delaware, Florida,...

Be sure to update emergency plans

RALEIGH — As summer winds down and back-to-school preparations gear up, state emergency management officials are reminding families that now is a good time to update their emergency plans. North Carolina Emergency Management asks parents, teachers and students who are returning...

Arrests made in Lowes hold-up

Suspects named in string of robberies. by David Leone RALEIGH — Authorities have arrested three men thought to be responsible for multiple robberies, including the Aug. 2 hold-up at Lowes Foods at Forestville Crossing shopping center. Two of the men are also suspects in an Aug....