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

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 »

Police: Man sneaks into home, hides under bed for 3 days

SPOTSWOOD, N.J. — Police say a man sneaked into a central New Jersey home and hid under a bed in a spare room for three days before the homeowner realized what had happened. Spotswood police say Jason Hubbard was charged with burglary in the incident, which occurred in May but wasn’t made public until this week. He’s also charged with ... Read More »

Craigslist founder gives group $10,000 for composting toilet

More on this MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The founder of Craigslist has donated $ 10,000 for a composting toilet that will be named in his honor by a northern New Jersey organization. Grow It Green Morristown says Craig Newmark’s donation will likely cover the purchase of the toilet for the group’s Early Street Community Garden. Newmark spent the first 12 years ... Read More »

Men’s 4-on-4 Basketball Registration Starts Aug. 1

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department  will accept team registrations Aug. 1-31 for the Men’s Under 35 4-on-4 Basketball and Over 35 4-on-4 Basketball. Online registration for each league will be available beginning Aug. 1 at www.wakeforestnc.gov/adult-athletics.aspx. The Under 35 league will play its games on Monday and Wednesday evenings, while teams in the Over 35 league ... Read More »

Adult Co-Rec Kickball Registration Begins Aug. 1

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will accept team registrations for Adult Co-Rec Kickball Aug. 1-31. League games will be played on weeknights from mid-September throughout late October. Beginning Aug. 1, online registration forms will be available at www.wakeforestnc.gov/adult-athletics.aspx. The entry fee is $ 150 per team, and the league is limited to participants ages 18 and ... Read More »

Police: Man who called 911 sought help with air conditioner

INDIANA, Pa. — State police say a western Pennsylvania man with a penchant for making unnecessary emergency calls recently complained of chest pains so he could ask medics to help him fix his air conditioner. Twenty-six-year-old Travis Turner, of Indiana, Pa., was charged Wednesday with obstructing emergency services and disorderly conduct. Troopers say Turner has called Indiana County 911 dispatchers ... Read More »

Adult Flag Football Registration Begins Aug. 1

Registration for the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department’s Adult Flag Football League will be offered Aug. 1-31. League games will be played on Sunday afternoons from mid-September through late November. Beginning Aug. 1, online registration will be available at www.wakeforestnc.gov/adult-athletics.aspx. The entry fee is $ 150 per team, and the league is limited to participants ages 18 ... Read More »

Albuquerque woman tracks down late husband's stolen truck

More on this ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, woman says she took the law into her own hands to find her late husband’s stolen truck and help capture the alleged thief herself. KOAT-TV reports (http://goo.gl/OcdeZy) Ana Dean boxed in the accused car thief Tuesday after driving around Albuquerque with her grandchildren in search of the stolen Ford F-150. ... Read More »