Ailey Young HouseAiley Young House: A monument to freedom

Hidden in underbrush behind overgrown trees and away from the road sits a house that was not known to the town of Wake Forest until seven years ago. Though local residents knew of its existence, its historical significance was not certain until 2008, when the town conducted a survey. The site is now known to be the Ailey Young House, and its legacy and importance are no longer hidden.

Justin Massey

Teamwork makes
the dream work

On January 9, the Rolesville Rural Fire Department held its Annual Dinner to honor the dedicated team members who make up the department. Justin Massey is the latest addition, rounding out the A shift, so there are now four full-time employees on all A, B and C shifts.


RPD Sgt. Roy Holloway

Rolesville Police Dept.’s Officer of the Year: Sergeant Roy Holloway

Each year, the Rolesville Police Department chooses an officer of the year who best exemplifies the traits of working ability, personal relations and leadership potential. The nominees are graded in those categories by a vote of their peers. This year, the recipient of the award was Roy Holloway, the department’s Sergeant of Investigations.

Kiaja McRaeAndrew ObimmaRHS Class of 2016 Senior Spotlight

To celebrate Rolesville High School’s graduating class, the Class of 2016, we’re featuring two students each month of the school year. The February spotlight introduces our readers to Andrew Obimma and Kiaja McRae.


The Taylor Family - Mercy for America's Children

Local charity provides support to adoptive and foster parents and children

Mercy for America’s Children provides support groups and teams dedicated to the intricate and specific needs of kids coming from troubled homes and trauma. All of the services MAC offers are free.


1st Coffee with a CopA strong source of local pride: Inside Rolesville’s police department

“People want to come and work here,” Langston said, speaking about some of the sources of pride he experiences leading this police department. Crimes in Rolesville are not typically violent but usually consist of alarm calls, property crime such as vehicle break-ins and copper theft at construction sites, and domestic calls. Rolesville is not the type of community to have an irregular or even notable amount of violent crimes, he said.



Business Briefs for February: Kiwanis stuffed animal drive | Redfield Martial Arts now open in Wake Forest

Faith and Worship for February 2016

Financial: Just when you think you know it all

O’s Commentary for February: It’s in his kiss

Outdoors: A long trip for bird hunting

Pets: How to choose the right dog trainer

Real Estate Q4: More than $69 million in Rolesville real estate sold in 2015!

Travel: Have a Holly, Jolly Raleigh Holiday

What’s Buzzin’@ RMS for February 2016

It’s all in your head, and that’s OK

Exchange students reflect on experience in American schools

Third annual JROTC Battalion Bazaar March 12

New state laws effective January 1, 2016

A teen’s guide to speaking with adults

Rolesville News

First Coffee with a Cop a success
Area students make Fall Dean’s Lists
Fifth-grader tops Rolesville Elementary spelling bee

Wake Forest News

Ann Welton named new Wake Forest Chamber president
Excellence in teaching finalist at Wake Forest Charter Academy
3rd degree black belt achieved by Dante Evangelista
Wake Forest Jr. Girl Scouts earn highest award
Tickets now on sale for State of the Town address February 15
Applications now accepted for guest services volunteers
Kearney earns ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist certification
Officer Carlson completes DRE & SFST training
Chief Leonard named NCDOA Executive of the Year

Other Area News

Franklin County agricultural extension office hosting events in February
5 reasons to filter your drinking water
Make a style statement: Top interior design trends to try in 2016
U.S. Highway 401 four-lane widening project: Funding approved, project accelerated
Marine Fisheries Commission chooses combination of management tools for southern flounder


Photo Gallery: Dec. 7 Swearing In of Mayor, Mayor Pro-tempore, New Commissioners

Photo Gallery: Dec. 7 Tree Lighting Ceremony

Photo Gallery: Dec. 6 Rolesville Christmas Parade

Photo Gallery: Oct. 23 Fire Chief Roy E. Jones, Jr. laid to rest

Photo Gallery: Oct. 23 2015 Rolesville HS Homecoming Pep Rally

Photo Gallery: Oct. 23 2015 Rolesville HS Homecoming Game