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

Bounce House for Jesus – Sept 27th

Steve Le Roux wrote in and said, “Our church, Living Stones Family Church, is having a fall festival on Sunday, September 27th. This is a free event for the community, and it includes things like bounce-houses, face painting, balloon animals, family photo booth, and free lunch.” Here at the Wake Forest News we love guest posts like this one. Please ... Read More »

Loose Leaf Collection Resumes Oct. 5

The Town of Wake Forest’s annual loose leaf collection program resumes Monday, Oct. 5, and will continue through mid-March. When preparing leaves for collections, residents are urged to adhere to the following guidelines: Rake leaves into piles behind the curb, so they do not interfere with traffic or drainage. Do not mix sticks, rocks, pine cones, limbs or other debris ... Read More »

9th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony Oct. 5

Area residents are invited to attend the 9th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony on Monday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. The service will honor James R. Weiss who served his nation in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War and will be held in Centennial Plaza, in front of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. ... Read More »

New Wake County Digital Flood Maps Available for Review

Area residents and business leaders will have the opportunity to review and discuss Wake County’s latest flood hazard and flood risk data during a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The event will have an open house format and will be held in town hall’s ground floor ... Read More »

HRC Announces Good Neighbors of the Year

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) is pleased to announce Norma Bennekin and Connie and Herman Cole as the adult co-winners of the 2015 Good Neighbor of the Year Award. Mayor Vivian Jones made the announcements during Sunday’s Good Neighbor Day at Holding Park. Bennekin was nominated by J. Loraine Smith who wrote in her nomination narrative that Bennekin ... Read More »

PRCR to Host Barn Dance Oct. 16

Put on your dancing shoes for an evening of family fun as the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department hosts a Barn Dance on Friday, Oct. 16, from 7-9 p.m. The dance will be held inside the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. The event promises fun for the entire family and all ages are ... Read More »

Police Requesting Public’s Assistance

Wake Forest Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspects shown in the surveillance camera images below. The individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with a series of recent thefts at the Wake Forest Walmart Supercenter, 2114 S. Main St. Anyone who believes they may recognize or know the whereabouts of these individuals is encouraged to call ... Read More »

PRCR Offering “Zumba in the Park” Starting Sept. 25

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is inviting area residents of all ages to Zumba in the Park. Beginning Friday, Sept. 25, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 24, these mornings of outdoor exercise will be offered at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Participants will move to the Latin ... Read More »

Man thinks he and son poisoned by meth in hotel coffee maker

KEARNEY, Neb. — A Nebraska man believes he and his 2-year-old son were poisoned by a methamphetamine-tainted coffee maker at an Omaha hotel. Travis and Amber Richard and their children spent Labor Day weekend in Omaha. He says he used the coffee maker and coffee package in their room on Sept. 6 and began to feel weird within 20 minutes ... Read More »