Wake cuts enrollment caps by half

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Jones Dairy and Forest Pines Elementary schools will not have their enrollment capped next year, following action by the Wake County School Board Tuesday to drop the number of capped schools from 20 to 10. Heritage High, however, was added to the...

Living a visual life

Local Profiles by Carol Taber In a visual society, a video captures more than words can relay. A moment in time that draws the viewer into the subject’s world, powerful enough it leaves an indelible mark on the viewer’s life. No one can forget the images of the Twin Towers...

Jandy Ammons Foundation doubles awards

RALEIGH — Eleven North Carolina-based nonprofits will have a greater impact in 2015 thanks to The Jandy Ammons Foundation. The local family foundation is giving $234,720 to help the nonprofits fund projects that will collectively support active lifestyles, youth development and...

On Patrol: Student sexually assaulted at Wakefield High

By David Leone, with Clellie Allen WAKEFIELD — A teenager is in jail for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at Wakefield High school Jan. 8. Devin Mashe Stovall, 19, 859 Colt Drive, Wake Forest, was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child, statutory rape...

Bingo, with prizes, coming downtown

Cotton Company event will be held four days a week. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Bingo. Everyone knows its name-o, but do they know it’s coming to downtown Wake Forest in a big way? The Wake Forest Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., will be hosting Beach Bingo four days a week,...

Singing for their scripts

Forest Moon Theater holds Songwriters’ fundraiser Saturday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It’s just four months until their next production, and Forest Moon Theater Company needs some spending money. As he has for two years, Joe O’Keefe, owner of Wine 101, has helped raise funds...

Wake Forest man wins contest grand prize

WAKE FOREST — Matthew Dickerson of Wake Forest is the winner of The Wake Forest Weekly football contest drawing for a TV. Dickerson won a 40-inch TV which he says will get put to use immediately. Each fall, The Wake Forest Weekly runs a 13-week football prognosticator contest,...

Walk-around

WAKE FOREST — The long awaited sidewalk replacement and lighting project has come to North White Street. Over the next few months, town workers will dig up the sidewalks and replace the old high-pressure sodium lampposts with taller, brighter LED lights that will illuminate both...

Raleigh to hold flood map hearing

WAKE CROSSROADS — The Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 3, on a flood map revision required by the Mitchell Mill Road widening project which was approved in December. The project will require a flood map revision FP-1-2015 due to an existing culvert...

Hall of fame farm

FRANKLINTON — Brandy Creek Farm, located in Franklinton, was inducted into the North American South Devon Hall of Fame during the National Western Stock Show in Denver last week. Jenny Edwards, pictured second from the right, accepted the award for her late husband, Ralph...

Gas prices continue falling

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.8 cents per gallon in...

Sweets and dancing highlight February at Museum of History

RALEIGH — During Black History Month, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will feature three programs about experiences of African Americans. The Justice Theater Project will present the original and innovative work Voices That Challenge, which is told through dance, spoken...

Chicken dish brings back memories

Ticker by David Leone There was a time when the press learned of developments through a newswire or ticker. We mostly get our news from calls and e-mails, or from on-the-street conversations. There’s too much to always write an article about, so I’m going to share what I can in...

Kindergarten registration continues

School Briefs - Week of Jan. 22, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary • Kindergarten registration began Jan. 15 for the 2015-16 school year. Parents must register their child at their base school. If FPDE is your base, you can come to...

Youngsville Woman’s Club turns 60

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club celebrated its 60th birthday, Monday, at the Youngsville Museum of History. Special guests included. Margaret Moss, who was the first president of the club in l955, and Mattie Reddick, also a charter member and second president of the...

Live long and prosper – by dancing!

YOUNGSVILLE — Did you know that square dancers live an average of 10 years longer than their peers? Dancing is the best activity to pursue, it combines both physical and mental exercise. Magic Squares in Youngsville is having an open house Monday, Jan. 26 at Youngsville Baptist...

One tuff teach

WAKE FOREST — Bill Wilkinson, left, hands Maureen Findley the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year certificate Tuesday at Heritage High. Findley, who is a former U.S. Marine and teaches history at Heritage, is also the district winner for the VFW.  

Crenshaw closes down

Closedown WAKE FOREST — Crenshaw Hall had a going-out-of-business, every-thing-must-go sale Saturday, and will no longer host weddings or other events. Everything from the dining room table to glassware was tagged. John Bennett and Christie Fernandez are trying to sell the...

Help bees get a plate

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Beekeepers Association (FCBA) has designed a North Carolina specialty license plate and hopes to get at least 300 people on board with it by Feb. 15, the application deadline. In a statement, FCBA Treasurer Sandy Carlson said the association is...

Notary class available at Wake Forest Chamber

Business Briefs - week of Jan. 22, 2015 Rolesville Chamber of Commerce news Business After Hours, hosted by Scottie Hundley and Affordable Creative Framer, is tonight (Thursday) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location is 13200 New Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 133. Guests are always welcome. Wake...

Cutchins named citizen of year

by Clellie Allen, with Todd Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Joe Cutchins Jr., of Franklinton, was named the Citizen of the Year at the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet held Jan. 15 at The Boondocks in Youngsville. Last year’s recipient of the award, Dr. Mark La...

Temps hit 9 below in 1985

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •The Wake Forest Rescue Squad has received its nonprofit charter from the state. The free service will operate 24 hours a day. The squad will provide emergency first aid, but...

Shrek — the Musical

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School Theater presents Shrek the Musical, which opens next week. Shows are Thursday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 5 through Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. There is one matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m....

Free FAFSA day is set for Feb. 28

RALEIGH — College financial aid officers and specialists will be available across North Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 28 to help high school seniors and families complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms online. Free FAFSA Day programs will be...