National Ranking Signals More Growth
The website Realtor.com published “The Boom Towns: America’s Fastest-Growing Neighborhoods” on April 18, and Rolesville is listed at No. 7, alongside Dallas, Miami and Seattle. According to Realtor.com, data was used to identify the 10 fastest-growing neighborhoods in the U.S. that are expected to grow even faster.
“Light Up the Night 2016 Rolesville 4th of July”! Current committee heads Paul and Danielle Vilga started last year. When they heard there might not be another July 4th event, they called Bryan Hicks, Rolesville’s Town Manager, to see if the rumor was true. It was then that Hicks asked them if they would like to join. And with the help of seasoned volunteers like Kathy Fuerst of the Rolesville Buzz and Jenny Rowe, formerly of the Chamber of Commerce, the Vilgas began a new chapter in Rolesville’s celebrations.
Booming residential development and the corresponding increase in the need for services, coupled with a low commercial tax base, means Rolesville’s homeowners will pay higher taxes in the coming budget year. However, the town also will use a portion of the additional tax revenue to help increase its commercial tax base.
To celebrate Rolesville High School’s graduating class, the Class of 2016, we’ve featured two students each month of the school year. The June and final spotlight introduces our readers to Benjamin Baldridge (left) and Ta’yanna Harvey (right).
In mid-May, the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) adopted a new policy regarding the naming of top students as valedictorians and salutatorians and switched to the Latin honors system used by many colleges beginning with the class of 2019. RHS, however, decided to adopt the system with its first full graduating class. Students were given the titles of summa cum laude, magna cum laude or cum laude, which translate to “with highest honor,” “with great honor” and “with honor.”
When Rolesville Mayor Frank Eagles called a town council meeting on May 2 to discuss infrastructure projects, Town Manager Bryan Hicks pushed back, saying the items on the agenda could wait until a later date. But Eagles insisted. While Hicks was right that nothing on the agenda was critical, he had no idea that the meeting was a ruse so that his staff could publicly recognize him for his outstanding leadership.
Business Briefs for June: Northern Wake Optimist Club | Bada Bean | Wine & Beer 101-WF | Wake Forest Crossing II | Abbington Village
Financial: The Annual Financial Check-Up
Gardening: Hey, Plant! What’s Buggin’ You?
O’s Commentary for June: Ciao, come stai?
Outdoors: Blue catfish record falls twice
Pets: Keep Your Pets Safe from Rabies this Season
Real Estate: Rolesville Q1 Real Estate Report
Travel: Is on the road and will return
Photo Gallery: March 19, 2016 Town of Rolesville Annual Egg Hunt
Photo Gallery: March 2 & 3, 2016, Read Across America Day!
Rolesville High School student serves as page
Plan ahead to help keep seniors independent, safe on the road
North Carolina sees big returns with coastal habitat programs
Wake Forest HRC seeks nominations for Good Neighbor of the Year award
Sen. Chad Barefoot Chairman of Senate Education Committee
Envision Science Academy secures $11.7 million bond financing for new facility
Franklin County Arts Council sponsors Juneteenth celebration June 18
VFW honors community achievers Parlér Properties real estate services welcomes David Jerose Registration for Wake Forest PRCR sports
James Warren honored as Main Street Champion Nancy Grant, Guest Services Volunteer of the year Share your place that matters
Residents urged to follow bulk waste guidelines Wake Forest Home & Garden Show in August Serious leak delays opening of Holding Park pool
Jason Cannon, new Economic Development Director Miracle fling in the spring!
Wake County helps promote recycling through art
Wake County commissioners approve Fair Chance Hiring ordinance
Louisburg College dedicates enhanced softball complex
Louisburg College exceeds Great Futures campaign goals, raises $18.8 million
Dominque Simon named new FCS agent
Set a goal to eat more fruits and vegetables!