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

Town Completes Renovation Project at Smith Creek Soccer Center

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department partnered with the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) in the fall of 2012 to renovate the three fields at the Smith Creek Soccer Center. Per the terms of the agreement, PRCR and CASL shared the cost of installing an in-ground irrigation system, re-grading the field surfaces and installing Bermuda sod. ... Read More »

Chicken, beer a bad recipe for home burglar who fell asleep

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Chicken and beer make for a bad burglary. A Florida family tells police they came home to chicken bones and empty beer bottles scattered about their kitchen floor and a would-be robber passed out on their couch. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies found 22-year-old Jacob Miller still asleep when they responded Monday ... Read More »

Police Request Public’s Assistance

The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subjects shown in the surveillance camera images below. Also shown is a photo of a vehicle associated with the incident. The individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with a larceny that occurred on July 4 at the Wake Forest Walmart located at 2114 S. Main St. ... Read More »

Massachusetts woman’s chicken getting $2,500 prosthetic leg

CLINTON, Mass. — This chicken leg isn’t for eating. A hen owned by a Massachusetts woman who specializes in chicken rehabilitation and rescue is getting fitted with a prosthetic leg Wednesday at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Andrea Martin, of Clinton, tells The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1DVRpAj ) she is paying for the $2,500 operation out of her ... Read More »

Get Free Tasty Chicken With Canned Food Donation

PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) is partnering with Urban Ministries of Wake County to provide food to those in need for the entire month of August. To help support this great organization and their local community, PDQ Wake Forest and PDQ Falls of Neuse Rd. will be giving a bounce back card that can be redeemed on your next visit ... Read More »

Volunteer Youth Baseball & Softball Coaches Needed

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is looking for responsible adults interested in volunteering their time to coach in the following leagues during the upcoming Fall Youth Baseball and Softball season: 6-7-year-old boys and girls; 8-9-year-old boys; 8-9-year-old girls and 10-11 year-old boys. Team practices will begin later this month and games will be played primarily on ... Read More »

Subway sandwich artists set world record in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Subway’s “sandwich artists” cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday. Franchisees and employees from around the world set a Guinness World Record for the “most people making sandwiches simultaneously” when 1,481 people built subs at the same time during the brand’s annual convention in Las Vegas. All of the sandwiches ... Read More »

Wandering turkey causes stir at University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A wandering turkey is causing a stir at the University of Michigan. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1LZfwWA ) that a turkey has captured the attention of university students and staff as it roams wooded areas, chases passers-by and gets in the way of bus traffic. It’s also showing up on social media in people’s selfies. ... Read More »

Soup kitchen offers free meal for return of Jesus statue

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — “Have you found Jesus?” That’s what employees at a Rhode Island soup kitchen are asking after a religious statue disappeared from the kitchen’s garden. Pawtucket Soup Kitchen Director Adrienne Marchetti told the Valley Breeze (http://bit.ly/1JRQItL) on Wednesday that she last saw the statue, which depicts Joseph carrying the baby Jesus, on July 20. Marchetti says the kitchen ... Read More »

2 houses from ‘Breaking Bad’ for sale in Albuquerque

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series “Breaking Bad” are up for sale in Albuquerque. A mother-daughter realty team said this week they are helping sell the home where the fictitious Jesse Pinkman made methamphetamine on the hit television show. The house in Albuquerque’s Country Club area is listed for $1.6 ... Read More »