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

Free Chicken Card Today at PDQ

PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) is celebrating National Chicken Tender Day by giving its guests an outstanding offer today, Monday, July 27. Famous for their fresh hand-breaded chicken tenders, the fast-casual restaurant is honoring the tasty holiday by offering customers a fresh and delicious freebie. Guests that purchase any Chicken Tenders Combo Meal, crispy or grilled, on Monday, July 27 ... Read More »

First Friday Flix Aug. 7

First Friday Flix returns to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. The Renaissance Centre is located at 405 S. Brooks St. First Friday Flix movie screenings are free and open to the public. Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, are available for purchase. Due to the terms and conditions outlined in ... Read More »

560-pound man biking across US to lose weight

TIVERTON, R.I. — A 560-pound man biking across the United States to lose weight hit a snag in Rhode Island. The Newport Daily News reports ( ) a bent rim on Eric Hites’ bicycle has kept him in Tiverton since late last week, 90 miles from where his ride began in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Newport Bicycle is outfitting Hites with a ... Read More »

Owl with an attitude wins face-off with deputy

BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder County sheriff’s deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an attitude, and the owl won. Deputy Sophie Berman came across the raptor on a dirt road on Tuesday as Berman patrolled an area near a campground west of Boulder. Berman crouched down to take video of the owl and spoke to the owl, ... Read More »

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. — A white-bearded Florida man has won the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Retired air traffic controller Charlie Boice of Palm Beach Gardens prevailed Saturday night at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, a hangout of Ernest Hemingway during his Key West residency in the 1930s. A panel of former contest winners chose Boice, 56, who said ... Read More »

Pet ‘n Nanny Sponsors July 26 Fence Build for Chained Dogs

Through its partnership with the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, Pet ‘n Nanny owners Shannon and Gerry Arner will help build a fence on Sunday, July 26 for three dogs that are continuously chained outdoors at their home in Durham. The professional pet-sitting company donated funds to the Coalition to sponsor a volunteer “fence build” and supply dog houses. On the ... Read More »

Traffic Alert – Durham Road

The 300 block of Durham Road will be reduced to one lane with alternating two-way traffic on Wednesday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lane closure is necessary to allow tree crews to remove a dead oak tree in the area. Signs and flaggers will direct traffic through the work area. Delays are expected and motorists are ... Read More »

Bell Bottoms and Skinny Jeans

By Michelle Bowers Since the time I founded the Facebook page, ‘Abandoned Homes of North Carolina‘, which was a little over a year ago, I have had quite a few moments that have left me feeling proud of the little community I created. There have been press stories about the page and various interviews, but to me the most fulfilling ... Read More »

Rolesville Farmers Market to Check Local Melons

There’s something growing in downtown Rolesville. At the corner of Young Street and 401, the Rolesville Farmers Market has set up shop for the summer season, offering produce, locally made goods and crafts. A new venture for the town, the market is open to the public every Saturday starting at 8 am at 105 West Young Street (across from the ... Read More »