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

The Growth Rate

Updated May 15, 2019 Northern Wake Senior Center will be completed July 3, Town Manager Kip Padgett said during the town board’s work session on May 7. The reconstruction is adding 9,000 square feet plus renovations throughout the original center on East Holding Avenue. There will be a new entr… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

April Saw Permits Issued for 73 Homes

The steady pace of new home building continued in Wake Forest during April with 73 new homes permitted, 46 single-family homes and 27 townhouses. There was one commercial building, the bath house at 221 Tise Avenue in the Bridgeport subdivision on Forestville Road, which D. Clugston Inc. will bu… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Free Women’s Self-Defense Class Offered

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will offer a free self-defense class for women Wednesday, May 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Instructors from Krav Maga Raleigh will teach participating women a variety of techniques to avoi… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Orquestra GarDel Headlines Six Sundays in Spring

A recent review says, “Thoroughly multinational but uniquely North Carolinian, Orquesta GarDel  thrills audiences with a high-energy Latin dance music experience. The monstrous thirteen-member lineup replicates the format of a classic Nuyorican salsa dura ensemble – a full deck of horn players, p… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Eugene Richard Hemphill – Obituary


Eugene Richard Hemphill, 81, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on May 14, 2019. Born April 18, 1938 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Ivan Louis Hemphill and Christine Dunlap Hemphill. Youngest of eight children, he is survived by his sister, Genevieve Hemphill Agent. Also survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patsy Kelly Hemphill, whom ... Read More »

Rachel Wolf – Obituary


Rachel Perry Wolf, 65, of Sanford passed away on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She was born in Wake County the daughter of Lamuel Perry and the late Emogene Cash Perry. Rachel is survived by her husband; Darrell West, her father; Lamuel Perry of Cary, a brother; Dexter Perry of Fuquay Varina, nephews; Dallas Perry and ... Read More »

Aquatic Center Opening, Swim Registration Starts June 1

The town will open the Wake Forest Aquatic Center in Holding Park on Memorial Day weekend for the summer season. The center has three bodies of water – a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, two water slides with a plunge pool and a children’s pool with sprayground features. Daily admission fees for Wak… Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »