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*The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Aug. 24, in the employee parking lot along South Taylor Street behind Wake Forest Town Hall. Local farmers and artisans will have meats, seasonal vegetables, bread, baked good and other local wares for sale. See the … Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »

Arrington Honored at Sept. 9 Flag-Raising

Area residents will honor Willie Arrington at the 36th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, in Centennial Plaza in front of the Wake Forest Town Hall. Arrington served his nation in the U.S. Army, and members of his family will participate in the ceremony, wh… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette ... Read More »

Just a Little History: Slavery Here on the Corner

We mark the beginning of slavery in the United States as being August 20, 1619, when “20 and odd” African captives aboard a Dutch ship arrived in Jamestown and were later sold. There seems to be a misconception by some in North Carolina that slavery, although it flourished along the coast, espec… Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »

The Growth Rate

Updated July 24, 2019 Various projects around town Updates based on information from Brendie Vega, Assistant Planning Director, and from other sources. *Abandoned partially built office building on Stadium Road. “That is actually a Wake Forest Dental Arts building,” Vega said. “I believe there… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Obituaries

George Wilson Nichols Jr. Wake Forest George Wilson Nichols Jr., 54, of Wake Forest passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Cumberland County on May 13, 1965. George grew up in the Wake Forest – Rolesville area. Early on he had a passion for tink… Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »

A Light in the Forest Returns in March

The second annual Wake Forest Film Festival, A Light in the Forest, will be held Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, 2020. The event will spotlight passionate, creative and thought-provoking movies by some of today’s most promising and accomplished local, national and international filmmakers…. Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Magic and Poetry Are Combined Sept. 7

Local performance artist Antino Art – whose award-winning work merges visual magic with spoken word poetry – will bring together poets and magicians from around the Triangle and beyond in a show that promises to move audiences beyond words. When Magic Found Poetry: A show beyond words debuts fro… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Aquatic Center to Close Sept. 2

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will close Holding Park Aquatic Center on Monday, Sept. 2, and conclude a successful inaugural season. As of Aug. 14, over 20,000 people had visited the facility so far this year. Beginning Saturday, Aug. 24, through Monday, Sept…. Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Enjoy Concerts in the Park Sept. 1 and 8

One of life’s pleasures can be listening to music in a pastoral setting with a few friends. You will be able to enjoy that – though there may be more than a few friends – during the 2019 Concerts in the Park at E. Carroll Joyner Park on two Sunday evening, Sept. and Sept. 8. Sensory Expressions … Click here ... Read More »