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

Stay-At-Home Is Working, Studies Show

Extending isolation can cut deaths and infections On Wednesday the state Department of Health and Human Services reported 3,221 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 46 deaths from COVID-19. The Raleigh News & Observer, which keeps a separate count, said there are 3,321 confirmed cases with 54 … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Commissioners Enjoy Comraderie

There was a warm friendly feeling Tuesday afternoon when the Wake Forest Town Board met for a work session, even though they and staff members were carefully placed at least six feet apart. It was enhanced near the close of the meeting when Commissioner Liz Ford announced “I got married on Satur… Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »

Beware of COVID-19 Scams

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin distributing COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments in the next few weeks. IRS – Criminal Investigation and the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of North Carolina continue to warn North Carolina taxpayers to be alert… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

List of Take-Out, Delivery Restaurants, Bars

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to change at an alarming pace, the impact on local food and beverage establishments has been especially profound. On Tuesday, NC Gov. Roy Cooper mandated that all restaurants and bars close to the public in an attempt to slow the spread of the disea… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

News About the Chamber

The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is replacing visits and meetings with a number of webinars and Takeout Tuesdays when members can order take-out from a local restaurant and then join other members via computer for some virtual networking. Check it all out to see what will help you. * * … Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »

WF a 2019 Tree City USA, Tree Line USA Winner

The Town of Wake Forest has been named a 2019 Tree City USA and Tree Line USA award winner. This marks the 41st year Wake Forest has earned the Tree City USA designation and the sixth year it has been recognized as a Tree Line USA. The Tree City USA and Tree Line USA programs are a partnership b… Click ... Read More »

Local Business Sewing New Bands for N95 Masks

A small business in Morrisville is joining Wake County’s effort to provide protective masks to first responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. The partnership will not only provide the county with thousands of N95 masks to keep employees safe from coronavirus,… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Obituaries

Martha Susan Lye Smith Raleigh Martha Susan Lye Smith, 75, of Raleigh passed away on March 31, 2020 at her residence. She was born December 24, 1944 in Springville, New York, a daughter of the late James and Eileen Lye. Martha was predeceased by her brother, Kenneth Lye. Martha received her ba… Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »

Feeding Wake Forest and More

Provided by George Shaw The Big Picture Increased requirements at Pantries.   Demand at our pantries has grown significantly during the last several weeks while two of our eight pantries have suspended operations, Hope House in Wake Forest and New Bethel in Rolesville. Tri-Area Ministry report… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »