2014-06-26

Fifth case of Legionnaires’ diagnosed


A fifth case of Legionnaires’ disease has been diagnosed in Wilson County.

A Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center resident is recovering at Wilson Medical Center, according to local health officials.

The person is being …

A different kind of battle

Veterans fight homelessness; project, group reaching out

It was 1970 when then-teenager Charles Battle was drafted into the Army and served in the Vietnam War.

Battle felt the country needed him and that was why he was drafted. He was proud to serve his country.

Today, Battle is fighting a …

Batchelor painting in Reeve Foundation contest


A painting by Wilson resident Amanda Bissette Batchelor is competing in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s Expressions of Paralysis contest.

Batchelor, who was left a quadriplegic after a Christmas Day 2011 car accident, painted …

EMBRACING LIFE: Young woman fighting aggressive cancer learns how to really live


Kristen Owens said she probably wouldn’t have gone skydiving before her cancer diagnosis.

“I would have been scared,” the Elm City woman said Tuesday morning.

But she wanted an adventure. She wanted to do something she …

Have a blast July 4th

After the fireworks show ends, police will direct traffic according to these routes provided by the police department. Wake Forest, Franklin County events planned for Independence Day. By David Leone …

Franklin Sheriff’s Office busts meth lab

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies made three arrests June 19 in connection with the discovery of a meth lab at 115 Orchard Hills Road, Louisburg,  near Youngsville, …

Sam’s Club will build traffic signals

This rough illustration shows the locations of the two traffic lights and roadway improvements on Capital Boulevard that are recommended by traffic engineers. A Sam’s Club is planned for the space …

War and remembrance

David Carpenter and son, Marc, look over the just unveiled World War II exhibit at the Wake Forest Historical Museum Sunday. Marc, who just moved to Wake Forest, learned a lot about the town’s …

Wake Forest Police nab burglary suspects

Wake Forest Police Officer Scott Graham met with North Main Street Historic District residents Monday about forming a community watch after a string of neighborhood break-ins. WAKE FOREST — Police …

Harp concert will benefit the hungry

Once-destitute woman returns to area to pay it forward through music. Jasmine Hogan practices a Chinese folk song at the LioAn’s Gate Inn in Wake Forest Monday. Her concert offers a medley of …

Girasole’s Italian menu is finito

Farm Table sous chef Jerome Zimmer shows off a tasty seared duck and spicy a l’orange plate served with a black bean puree, roasted red pepper and spinach. Restaurant being remade, renamed Farm …

This Week In History – June 26, 2014

Dale Faison, left, and David Davis display their catch from a private pond near Wake Forest in this 1974 Bob Allen photo. David landed a 6.5-pound bass and Dale, a string of bream. In a recurring …

Rolesville eyes downtown property

The town of Rolesville is looking to add nearly an acre of land to its 9.67-acre tract in downtown as a part of its process to build a town hall complex. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The board of …

Old tree suddenly snaps

By David Allen WAKE FOREST – Marcia Klinder’Badgley of 709 Mill Street was spending the afternoon baking in her kitchen when she heard a loud noise. “I heard a rumbling kind of rolling sound, …

Big fun for small games

Before I point a finger towards gamers who don’t play lesser known titles, I have to admit I am guilty of overlooking smaller developed games. I am referring to products released through the online …

Last hurrah for an award-winning program

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Middle School’s Orchestra program held its spring recital June 10, which showcased beginning, intermediate and advanced orchestra levels. The concert, …

Don’t miss Wake Forest’s 41st annual fireworks display July 3

Roving It’s just one week until the big show! Don’t miss the 41st annual Wake Forest fireworks show July 3 at Wake Forest High School. This year’s program is one of the largest fireworks shows …

Young angler lands big fish

WAKE FOREST — Check out this 8-pound monster caught by Jacob Joyner yesterday (Wednesday), while using rubber worms. A sixth-grader at Zebulon Middle School, Jacob, age 12, spends a good portion of …

Explore, expand, exploit and exterminate

Lately I have been pretty distracted by first-person shooters and ogling the release of games later this fall. Thankfully, Steam Summer sales have been pretty great and among the deals I picked up …

Assisted living facility focuses on dementia care

Carillon opens in Heritage next month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new assisted living facility opens July 22 in Heritage, one that has a special wing for the care of Alzheimer’s patients. The …