The latest news and information around Wake Forest, NC. Basically, just stuff it doesn’t hurt to know.

Stanley Denton – Obituary


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Town schedules extra Community Plan Visioning Workshop on April 22

In an effort to achieve the highest possible level of citizen participation, the Town of Wake Forest has added a third Community Plan Visioning Workshop to its slate of virtual public meetings. In addition to workshops on Tuesday, April 13, and Saturday, April 17, from 10-11:30 a.m., the Town will offer a session on Thursday, April 22, from 6:30-8 p.m. …

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Citizen Issue Reported: Broken Curb or Sidewalk

Wake Forest Issue Reported on Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:24:55 -0400: Broken Curb or Sidewalk at Address: 112 Brooks St Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA Rating: 1 Popped my tire on this storm drain cover, why would they leave it sticking out like that? For more information or to add or update information, click here.

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Free COVID Testing

People who live and work near Wake Forest have a convenient way to get tested for COVID-19. Wake County is contracting with clinical laboratory Radeas, located at 907 Gateway Commons Circle, to provide free, drive-thru testing Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note the time change. The servi… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Town Urges Residents to Stay Informed About Trash

The Town of Wake Forest is encouraging residents to stay informed about trash, recycling and yard waste collection by signing up for the “Waste Wizard.” Available at , the Waste Wizard is a free interactive tool that allows users to sign up for personalized trash an… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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RenCen Opens for In-Person Events May 7

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre on South White Street will reopen for in-person events on Friday, May 7, with a concert by Yolanda Rabun, “All that . . . & Jazz.” A North Carolina native, Rabun exploded onto the jazz scene first on Stanley Baird’s 2007 Traffic Jam hit single, “I Want 2 Love Yo… Click here to read the …

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Just a Little History: The Powells and Johnstons Leave the Mill

(This is the eighth installment of a history of the Royall Cotton Mill, later the Royal Mill, based on a thesis written by Don P. Johnston Jr. in 1945 for a degree from Princeton University. His father, Don P. Johnston, was the president of Royall Mill before and during the Depression. (We also … Click here to read the full …

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WF Garden Club Applauded for ‘Enhancing the Beauty of Downtown’

NC Main Street recently recognized the Wake Forest Garden Club as a Main Street Champion for “enhancing the beauty of downtown Wake Forest and the entire community since 1924.” According to Downtown Development Manager Jennifer Herbert, the Garden Club’s impact is visible throughout the Renaissa… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Town Invites Us All to Pick Up Trash

The Town of Wake Forest is inviting individuals and families to join the “Show Some Love, #KeepWFclean” campaign by picking up trash in their neighborhoods and along local streets and roadways. Designed to encourage maximum public participation, the initiative allows volunteers to pick up litter … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Emory Butcher Jr. – Obituary


Tribute Emory John Butcher Jr. age 78 died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Mr. Butcher was born in Tarrytown, NY on July 18, 1942 to Emory John and Anne Theresa (Lenato) Butcher. Emory served his country in the US Army and graduated from Mercy and Marist College.  He was employed as a National Service Manager for Technicon in Tarrytown,New …

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