News

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

Fair Family Fun

The crowd at the Wake Forest Police Department Carnival might have been light on Wednesday night but the entertainment value was still pretty high considering that admittance is free. All you have to pay for is tasty food, games, and rides. With the thin crowds it gave me time to people watch. There’s only so much I can actually say …

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Fire Heats Up Brooks Street

On Wednesday night a vigilant Wake Forest Police Officer noticed smoke billowing from 315 Brooks Street and called in the troops. Otherwise known as the Wake Forest Fire Department. At first a WFPD officer noticed smoke drifting from over behind their storage building and the initial thought was probably “Our stuffs on fire!” But in a good news, bad news …

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Wake Forest Carnival Sneaks Into Town While You Were Sleeping

The lip smackin’ Wake Forest carnival landed in wonderful Wake Forest on Monday evening and began to put all the pieces together after dark. The carnival moves every four or five days so the tear down and erection is old hat to these carnies. Luckily the rain stopped as power was brought to the rides and the equipment was assembled …

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Everyone Looking in Wake Forest for Missing Mary Williams

UPDATE: Found! The missing Mary Williams was found by Meghan Reynolds and she reported it to WFPD Officer Love at S. Main Street and Pine Ridge. Mary Williams is a recent new resident at The Lodge, a lovely retirement facility, in Wake Forest. The lovely and friendly 73 year-old Williams has gone missing or as one person said, “with two …

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Missing Wake Forest Man – Suspicious

Updates at Bottom On Saturday April 5, 2014 the Wake Forest Police Department asked for help in locating a 63 year-old missing Wake Forest resident, Frank A. Janssen. Janssen, age 63, was last seen on Saturday at approximately 9 a.m. in the 1400 block of Sky Hill Place in Wake Forest. He is described as a white male with brown …

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Easter Bunny in Halter Top Lays Golden Eggs in Joyner Park

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon the Easter Bunny made an appearance in Joyner Park for the annual Easter Egg hunt. Despite our best investigative journalism efforts we were unable to solve the mystery why a bunny lays easter eggs. Why isn’t it the giant Easter hen instead? Anywho. Loads of kids came out, had fun, found eggs, and enjoyed a …

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Rogers Rd, Forestville Rd and Purnell Rd to Get New Bridges Over Troubled Waters

The N.C. Department of Transportation is scheduled to replace four bridges throughout Wake Forest from 2014-2016. Those bridges are situated along Purnell Road, West Oak Avenue, Rogers Road and Forestville Road. Construction on the Purnell Road bridge will begin during the fall of this year, while work on the West Oak Avenue bridge will commence in the fall of 2015. …

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