With February being Black History Month, discussions often center on such past historical figures as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks and Thurgood Marshall. And rightfully so. But history is being made today, even right here in Rolesville. Look no further than Michelle Medley and Sheilah Sutton, who made town history in November 2015 when they became the first African-Americans to be elected to public office locally.
The Rolesville Rural Fire Department recently took time to recognize past and current members and celebrate those who tirelessly contribute to the success and safety of our town. At the annual Member Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony on January 14, Fire Chief and Master of Ceremonies Rodney Privette led a night that was filled with family entertainment, affectionate humor and an abundance of heartfelt gratitude and pride.
Phase 1: Gynasium renovation completed Students at Rolesville Elementary finally got the chance to see what all the noise has been about as the first of three renovation projects was unveiled on January 17. There were plenty of “ooos” and “aahhs” as Principal Dana Primiano welcomed wide-eyed students to the addition complete with brand-new gymnasium, cafeteria and art and music rooms.
Every February, stores and florists are abuzz with shoppers looking for the right and best presents to show their loved ones how much they care. This adoration is usually measured in dozens and carats, but why not measure in pounds and milligrams this year and give yourself a gift of renewed heart health?
Part 6 in a Series on Local Small Business Successes When Sue Lucey walked into Storytellers bookstore along Historic Downtown Wake Forest’s business district in late spring 2015, she casually mentioned to owner Drew Bridges that she’d love to own a bookstore herself someday. To her surprise, “someday” came about sooner rather than later.
Spring is just around the corner, but before you go and schedule that spring haircut, you may want to let it go just a bit longer. The annual St. Baldrick’s Brave the Shave event will be held at White Street Brewing in Wake Forest on March 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music, food trucks, and a day of fun-filled charity will all be part of the festivities. Whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer or donate, you’re invited to be part of the excitement.
Business Briefs for February 2017: What’s new and open now plus what’s coming
Financial: The many benefits of a Roth IRA
Gardening for February 2017: Winter in the garden
O’s Commentary for February 2017: In Memoriam
Outdoors: Spotted sunfish record established
Pets: Finding the right trainer for your puppy
Real Estate: Q4 Rolesville real estate ends another good year
Rolesville High School ‘RAM’arks for February 2017
What’s Buzzin’ @ RMS for February 2017