News

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

VFW Sponsors Two Student Essay Competitions

Commander Joe Csuka of the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 8466 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW Student Essay competitions. Local students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in awards, scholarships, trips to Washington, DC and more. The National… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Just a Little History: When Wake Forest Was an Industrial Town

If you are new to Wake Forest, you may wonder why the sports/shopping building on South Main Street is called The Factory. It’s because it was just that, a factory where, among other things, welders and fabricators built things like the 18-foot high bright yellow earth mover, a huge Tonka toy. T… Click here to read the full Wake Forest …

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The Growth Rate

Updated April 21 Good news! The Wake Forest Planning P Department has resumed publishing the Monthly Development Report on its web page listing all the plans under review. To find it, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov, click on Departments and Planning. Future residential projects under review *Sta… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Rubber Ducks Race Again in July

Sponsorships, duck adoptions supporting local youth nonprofits are now available Ducks will race again during the Wakefield Rotary Club’s third annual Super Duper Duck Splash, on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at WRAL Soccer Park at 7700 Perry Creek Road in Raleigh, parking lot #5. Proceeds from the c… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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COVID Metrics Improve, Future More Dire

George By Shaw Executive Summary Further relaxation of restrictions were announced this afternoon with the next review schedule several days before June 1.  The metrics used to track COVID-19 are generally improving but not rapidly.  The number of hospitalizations rose in the last week.  North … 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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Time Changes, $13.3 Million Check, Possible Power Rate Changes

(The editor apologizes for the late appearance of this article about the April 20 Wake Forest Town Board meeting. She was preparing for a medical procedure and missed most of the meeting on Channel 10.) What might have been an ordinary meeting of the Wake Forest Town Board on April 20, 2021 was … Click here to read the full …

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Sloan Heffernan Heads Business Story-Telling Workshop

Two-time Emmy Award winning journalist Sloan Heffernan with WRAL-TV is partnering with the Wake Forest Area Chamber to offer a free “Business of Storytelling” workshop from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on May 6, 2021. This virtual workshop will be held via Zoom and is open to the public. Storytelling can enr… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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Food Need Remains High, Tri-Area Ministry Says

Food insecurity remains high. In March, we fed 1,104 families (2,341 individuals). Thanks as always to our team of dedicated volunteers. We can only do what we do because of your selfless hard work. Donations have gradually declined since December (as they always do after the holidays). Many com… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Residents invited to celebrate Preservation Month

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May is Preservation Month, and the Historic Preservation Program (HPP) is offering several ways for residents to celebrate and learn more about Wake Forest history, including two free webinars, a scavenger hunt, virtual tours, and coloring pages of locally significant historic sites. Complete information about these opportunities is provided at http://bit.ly/WFPreservationMonth. Throughout May, residents are invited to participate in the …

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