Thinking about selling timber?

By Martha L. Mobley Extension Agent, Agriculture, Franklin County LOUISBURG — Many farms in Franklin County and surrounding areas are diverse. That is, they have many types of income producing enterprises such as livestock, crops and most even have timber. You have to be careful...

Talent exceeds expectations

Competition relies on pay-per-votes, benefits Wake Forest ARTS. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — After watching the videos online and hearing them perform, even a neutral observer should be able to agree that Wake Forest Has Talent. The Wake Forest ARTS American Idol like talent...

Food truck rodeos continue

Wake Forest’s Food truck Rodeo is getting to be a regular event — each one has drawn a crowd to the Renaissance Plaza in front Brooks Street Bowl. The shady curb proved a nice place to eat; people line up to buy lobster meals; PNC Bank in Heritage sponsored the event and Branch...

Keep on truckin’

WW photo by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Wilson teen Cristian Machuca, below, gets airtime during the sponsored portion of the Skate 4 Life tournament held Saturday on a newly built ramp at Delicious Skate Shop in Wake Forest.  The event raises depression awareness and raises funds...

Kudos – Week of May 21, 2015

Scholarships awarded •Jennifer Bauduin and Esther Daniels, both of Louisburg; Shawna Vasilko of Wake Forest; and Karl Davis of Youngsville received golden LEAF scholarships for the spring 2015 semester from Vance-Granville Com-munity College. Academics honored •Marissa Begin and...

Kids get smart about their financial futures

ROLESVILLE — More than 120 Rolesville Middle School students, along with their Family and Consumer Science teacher Chasity Johnson (second from left in picture below), were recognized May 7 for successfully completing the MassMutual FutureSmart Program. The FutureSmart program is...

School Briefs – May 21, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •May 18 – 22 will be EOG testing. Please make sure your child is well rested and arrives at school on time. •May 21, 4 – 8 p.m., enjoy Family Spirit Night at Goodberry’s. •May 28, kindergarten...

Franklin Academy senior wins art award

WAKE FOREST — Krista Gilbert received 1st place for the Wake County High Schools student art exhibit at Artsplosure. The award included a certificate and recognition as well as a cash prize. Gilbert is a senior at Franklin Academy High School. The chief judge, Lope Max Diaz, said...

Rolesville band performs at Disney World

ROLESVILLE — Members of Rolesville High School Concert Band became stars of their own Disney show May 8, when they entertained resort guests at Melody Gardens Theater in the Epcot Theme Park of Disney World. The group traveled from Rolesville to the Walt Disney World Resort in...

Heritage students win poetry contest

WAKE FOREST — Clayton Walker of Rolesville and Janelle Maffucci of Wake Forest have each had a poetry entry in the National High School Poetry Contest accepted for publication. Clayton’s poem, Would I Be, will appear in the summer edition of the American High School Poets...

Have tea with an artist

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) invites the public to an afternoon tea with featured artist Jackie Dove-Miller, Saturday, May 30, 3-5 p.m. at the FCAC Gallery, 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton. Jackie will exhibit her photography and read from her latest book of...

Safeguard yourself from summertime ailments and accidents

Summer is often marked by vacations, recreational events and relaxing moments spent by the pool or on the beach. But when the weather heats up, so can potential health hazards that can ruin all of the fun. The following are some of the more common summertime ailments and how to...

Ideas for pool perimeter landscaping

With the rise of the “staycation,” more and more homeowners are turning their backyards into their own private oases. The centerpiece of many such retreats is a refreshing and inviting pool. Whether above-ground or inground models, pools make for welcoming spots to enjoy warm...

Skateboard tourney drew from three states in ’85

This Week in History - May 21, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Green Acres neighborhood homes are now for sale on Seawell Road, off U.S. 1-A, Wake Forest. Mr. and Mrs. Nurney Bond, owners and...

Police host BikeSafe rider skills day

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department will host a free BikeSafe rider skills day on Friday, June 5, beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Wake Forest Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St. Area motorcyclists are invited to participate in the course designed to make riding a...

Wake Forest police reports – May 21, 2015

Arrests Reported May 4-17. •Luis David Castrillon, 42, 413 Otway Road, was arrested at 3600 Rogers Road and charged with driving while impaired (DWI). He was taken to the Wake County jail. May 17, 2:15 a.m. •Roberto Ortega Velaj, 36, 148 Rustic Ridge, Franklinton, was arrested at...

Perry, Coward to wed

Mr. And Mrs. Ronald C. Perry of Rolesville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Page Perry, to Joseph Walker Coward, son of Ms. Cathy McLaurin of Wadesboro and Mr. Robert Coward of Rockingham. The couple will be married at The Sutherland in Wake...

Feeding Franklin spring food drive ends May 27

FRANKLINTON — The United Way of Franklin County Feeding Franklin spring food drive has begun and lasts thru May 27. Anyone may take non-perishable donations to any Franklin County library branch or town hall in Louisburg, Bunn, Youngsville or Franklinton or to the Franklin County...

Community responds to help teacher made homeless by fire

WAKE FOREST — Long-time Wake Forest High School special education teacher John Hardymon got a call Monday afternoon no one wants to receive. It was a neighbor calling to tell him his house was on fire. Hardymon reportedly got home in time to see his Franklinton home destroyed by...

New ‘Olde’ subdivision decried

Confusion over whether it's a new plan or not. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Contrary to its name, the Olde Wake Forest subdivision planned for the stub-end of North Wingate Street would actually bring something new to the historic district. It would be the first infill...

Town hiring on hold

Wake Forest budget restores fund balance at expense of new positions. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town’s $59.4 million budget draft was revealed Tuesday, showing no increase in taxes or fees for residents. But it also shows a plan to increase the fund balance (reserve fund)...

Gardeners host annual plant sale Saturday

ROLESVILLE — The Community Gardeners of Rolesville will host their annual plant sale Saturday, May 9, on the corner of Young and Main Streets, at the Rolesville Farmer’s Market.   Perennials and annuals will be available beginning at 8 a.m.  Local handmade grapevine wreaths will...