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

Coming to Heritage – Christian Brothers Automotive

As part of my ongoing coverage of development plans under review, here is another. You can find all past stories, here. Keep in mind these plans are currently under review and may have some changes and modifications as they go through that process with the Town of Wake Forest. Christian Brothers Automotive This new building is to be located at …

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Wake Forest Police Needs Your Help Hunting for These White Dudes

The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subjects shown in the surveillance camera images below. The individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with an attempted theft that occurred Monday, July 18, at the Wake Forest Walmart, 2114 S. Main St. One of the subjects is believed to be the driver of the vehicle …

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Raleigh Firefighter Convention in Pictures and Video

Last week in Raleigh at the Convention Center the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo 2014 was held. It was my first time attending and besides a large variety of educational classes and extracurricular activities, which I missed, I did manage to drop in on a few events. For those of us not in the firefighting world the expo exhibits on …

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South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo Raleigh Fire Truck Parade

As part of the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo held in Raleigh last week, Saturday events included a fire truck parade for attendees. Both local and regional departments had trucks traveling down blocked off Raleigh streets on Saturday under hot blue skies. Departments included Durham Highway Volunteer Fire Department, Sharpsburg Fire Department, Bay Leaf Fire Department, Raleigh Fire Department, Antioch …

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NSFW Article on Recent Wake Forest F*#k Tasing and Video Review

Warning: There is no way I can tell this story without using the critical curse words, and maybe some gratuitous ones as well. This article is probably not suitable for work (NSFW) but we should have a discussion about it. This week an event in Wake Forest occurred with a taser, a resident, and a whole lot of fuck. I …

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Attention All Food Truck Fans – Wake Forest Food Truck Festival

Maybe you’ve seen Virgil’s Jamaican food trailer traveling up and down Capital Boulevard. You can’t miss it. Just look for the Jamaican flag on it. Around here it really stands out. People say that Virgil is the best jerk around with his jerk chicken dishes. I’d have to agree. Virgil and Taffee Wilson have coordinated a food truck rodeo just …

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What Are They Building Across From Candlewood Suites on Retail Drive?

Reader Question Dear Wake Forest News, There seems to be some retail construction starting at the corner of 98 and Retail Drive across the street from the Candlewood Suites. I was wondering if you had any information on what was happening. Bill The Best Answer We’ve Got Dear Bill, Sources in the know tell me “it’s part of the sewer …

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Wake Forest Police Officer Uses Taser to Subdue Gill

A Wake Forest Police officer used a Taser to subdue and arrest a 20-year-old Wake Forest man Wednesday evening along East Pine Avenue. Police arrested Theron Elijah Gill, 218 Seventh St., Wake Forest, and charged him with disorderly conduct by abusive language and resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer. Early Wednesday evening police were called to the 600 block …

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Why Can’t 911 Figure Out Where I Am in Wake Forest?

Reader Question Dear Wake Forest News, I have a question/observation about the 911 service in Wake Forest. Not sure if anyone has mentioned this before but since I’ve had to call the # a few times I’ve realized a similar event. When you call 911 and give them your information they say “oh you’re in Wake County”, “let me contact …

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Wake Forest Really Wants Adults to Come and Play With Their Balls

Warning: This story is incredibly juvenile, gratuitous, and involves a whole lot of playing with your balls. I don’t want to hear any bitching, you’ve been warned. The Town of Wake Forest is both terribly tenacious and fun-loving. They try very hard to make local residents have incredible and insane amounts of fun, even if they don’t want to. If …

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