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

Citizen Issue Reported: Traffic Control Issues

Wake Forest Issue Reported on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 07:29:43 -0400: Traffic Control Issues at Address: Front St & West Ave Wake Forest, NC, 27587, USA Rating: 1 Traffic light is stuck on timer mode instead of sensor mode. Cars on Front st. will sit for several minutes at the red while Roosevelt Ave will have an extended green even ... Read More »

Larry Moody – Obituary

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Tribute David Larry Moody, 70, of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020.  He was born January 18, l950 in Rolesville, NC to Dorothy Wall Mitchell and the late William David Moody.  He graduated from Vaiden Whitley High School (now East Wake) in 1968 and later received an Associate’s Degree in Appliance Repair from Johnston Community College.  Larry served ... Read More »

Jean Hill – Obituary

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Tribute Jean Holmes Hill, 88, of Franklinton, died Friday, July 3, 2020 at WakeMed. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Florida Ann Breedlove Holmes and Rufus Haywood Holmes and was married to K.B. Hill who preceded her in death. Mrs. Hill was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church and was retired from Schrader-Bellows (Parker ... Read More »

Residents Watch Online, at Home as Wake Forest Puts on Fireworks Display

By Jason O. Boyd, Multiplatform producer, and Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter Wake Forest, N.C. — The coronavirus pandemic has made celebrating the Fourth of July tricky this weekend. Many towns and cities have canceled parades, festivities and the… Read the full story here. WRAL.com and Wake Forest News are in partnership to share news and information relevant to the Wake ... Read More »

Wake Forest Will Have Fireworks Tonight, but Asks People to Watch Online

By Jason O. Boyd, Multiplatform producer, and Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter Wake Forest, N.C. — The coronavirus pandemic has made celebrating the Fourth of July tricky this weekend. Many towns and cities have canceled parades, festivities and the… Read the full story here. WRAL.com and Wake Forest News are in partnership to share news and information relevant to the Wake ... Read More »

Citizen Issue Reported: Tree Issue

Wake Forest Issue Reported on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:49:39 -0400: Tree Issue at Address: 1301–1355 Catrush Way Wake Forest NC 27587, United States Rating: 1 The town planted trees along Catrush Way. There is a tree that is not upright and others leaning; we ask the town to come back out to secure the trees so they will not ... Read More »

Boy Scouts Help Retire American Flags

Members of the Walter E. Cole Post 187 of the American Legion conducted a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, June 27, assisted by members of Boy Scout Troop 517, which is sponsored by Post 187. The American Legion is responsible for the proper retirement of old and used national symbols and o… Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »

William James Row – Obituary

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Tribute William J. Row, 42, of Wake Forest passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Rex Hospital. He was born November 3, 1977 in Salem, VA.He is survived by his wife, Lesley Stuart Row, three children, Emma, Declan and Cameron Row, his parents, Susan and John Row, a brother, Stephen Gregory Row and his father and mother-in-law, Allan Thomas Stuart ... Read More »

Decline in Volunteer Firefighters Critical

Fire chiefs launch program to find volunteers for Youngsville Who do you call when the frying pan catches fire? When you gash your leg trying to cut down an unwanted tree? When you can smell smoke or gas without being able to find the source? When a family member faints? You may dial 911, but a… Click here to read ... Read More »

2020 and Time to Update Plans

During June’s work session for the Wake Forest Town Board, Planning Director Courtney Tanner noted that the Community Plan with its widespread community involvement had been adopted in 2009. Since then there has been an increase of about 46 percent in the town’s population or 15,000 people. It i… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »