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

Just a Little History: The Powells and Johnstons Leave the Mill

(This is the eighth installment of a history of the Royall Cotton Mill, later the Royal Mill, based on a thesis written by Don P. Johnston Jr. in 1945 for a degree from Princeton University. His father, Don P. Johnston, was the president of Royall Mill before and during the Depression. (We also … Click here to read the full …

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WF Garden Club Applauded for ‘Enhancing the Beauty of Downtown’

NC Main Street recently recognized the Wake Forest Garden Club as a Main Street Champion for “enhancing the beauty of downtown Wake Forest and the entire community since 1924.” According to Downtown Development Manager Jennifer Herbert, the Garden Club’s impact is visible throughout the Renaissa… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Town Invites Us All to Pick Up Trash

The Town of Wake Forest is inviting individuals and families to join the “Show Some Love, #KeepWFclean” campaign by picking up trash in their neighborhoods and along local streets and roadways. Designed to encourage maximum public participation, the initiative allows volunteers to pick up litter … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Emory Butcher Jr. – Obituary


Tribute Emory John Butcher Jr. age 78 died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Mr. Butcher was born in Tarrytown, NY on July 18, 1942 to Emory John and Anne Theresa (Lenato) Butcher. Emory served his country in the US Army and graduated from Mercy and Marist College.  He was employed as a National Service Manager for Technicon in Tarrytown,New …

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Citizen Issue Reported: Dead Animal Pickup

Wake Forest Issue Reported on Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:33:33 -0400: Dead Animal Pickup at Address: 1712 S Main St Wake Forest, NC, 27587, USA Rating: 1 Dead possum For more information or to add or update information, click here.

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Spring Artisan Market Will Be April 24

The Spring Artisan Market, presented by The Wake Forest Guild of Artists, ARTS Wake Forest and Wake Forest Downtown Inc., will be held outdoors along South White Street on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature more than 40 artisans who specialize in a variety of… Click here to read the full Wake …

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Trends Go Negative in Last Week

By George Shaw Executive Summary Trends have switched from mixed to negative in the last week. This is in part caused by the impact of the Easter holiday weekend in the prior week when facilities for testing were closed and information reporting was delayed. The data for North Carolina during t… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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The Growth Rate

Updated April 7 The Growth Rate has not been published for several months because the Wake Forest Planning Department stopped updating its list of commercial and residential projects under departmental review and recently it has vanished from the department’s web site. That and other information… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Blanca Herminia Vega de Guerra Blanca Herminia Vega de Guerra, 70, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 4, 2021. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela, the daughter of the late Diana (Ramirez) and Juan Manuel Vega. For anyone blessed with knowing Blanca, you know she touched your life within… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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