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

William Wright – Obituary

William Wright, 84, of Wake Forest passed away on November 22, 2017 at his home.   A funeral service for Mr. Wright, will be held at 11:00 in the morning on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive visitors from 10:00 – 11:00 am prior ... Read More »


*The Wake Forest Farmers Market will not be held in Renaissance Plaza on Brooks Street Saturday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon. It was open from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, for a pre-Thanksgiving market. The Holiday Artisans Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Wake… Click here to ... Read More »

Brief Bits

People have asked for months and now the Gazette can say that there is ground preparation work underway for Capital Chevrolet (formerly Bobby Murray Chevrolet) on Capital Boulevard, once the site of a driving range. * * * * A new set of traffic signals have been erected at the intersection of R… Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »

Generous Wake Foresters Donate 850 Turkeys

Monday a happy Wake Forest Police Officer M.W. Sattler was able to report he and his fellow officers and office staff had 850 turkeys on hand that morning to distribute to 850 families in need of help for their Thanksgiving dinner. Area people and businesses donated 270 turkeys in the last few d… Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »

Guard Against Fraud and Scams, Cops Urge

The Wake Forest Police Department is urging area residents to guard against becoming the victim of fraud following a number of recently reported phone scams. (One was described in detail on FaceBook Tuesday.) In these incidents, potential victims receive phone calls from scammers alleging they h… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Riders Vandalize Joyner Park; Joyner Offers Award

During the evening of Thursday, Nov. 16, one or two people operating vehicles vandalized several areas in Joyner Park, leaving deep tire tracks and damage to turf, particularly in the field next to the small pond. Carroll Joyner, who gave his name to the park, is offering a $1,000 award for info… Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »

You Could Help Create a High-Quality Public Transport System

Got an interest in public transit? An opinion about rail? An idea about connecting the Triangle in ways that increase mobility for the underserved? GoTriangle is creating a Transit Citizen Advisory Committee to help keep its Board of Trustees informed about community issues associated with provi… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Lighting of Wake Forest Is Set for Dec. 1

Area residents are invited to experience the wonder and magic of the holiday season at the annual “Lighting of Wake Forest” on Friday, Dec. 1. Sponsored by Traditions at Wake Forest and presented by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc., the tree lighting will take place in Centennial Plaza at 301 Brooks St… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette ... Read More »

WFPD Seeking Accreditation; Public Can Comment

The Wake Forest Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, a team of assessors from the cimmission will arrive to examine Wake For… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »