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

Wake Forest Fire Station 4 Wanted by Some But Others Fighting It

The mayoral elections are over so let’s move on to the next most apparent divisive topic in Town, the proposed Wake Forest Fire Department Station 4. The talk and rhetoric about this proposed station have been heated by some and others have had feelings bruised while voices have been raised. And while we are absolutely not taking any sides here, …

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Wake Forest Named #2 Place to Live in NC

Damn, the secret is out. According to this site Wake Forest is named as the number 2 best place to live in North Carolina. Great, just what we need, more people to discover our special charm. And the Winners Are The 10 Best Cities in North Carolina By Movoto Real Estate According to the data crunching, Wake Forest ranked as …

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We Suffer From Debilitating Paper Envy. We Love the Wake Weekly.

Today we crossed the threshold into the inner sanctum and the holiest of holy sites of Wake Forest journalism. The kind folks at the Wake Weekly were brave/stupid enough to let us in the door and watch them at work. We tried to learn something, but it was hopeless. Seriously, a huge and massive tip of every hat we own …

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North Main Street Half Closed on Thursday, East Wait Avenue on Friday.

The Town of Wake Forest will close the northbound lane of North Main Street from West Juniper Avenue to West Chestnut Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The temporary road closure is necessary to allow crews to replace a broken electric distribution pole. Detour signs will direct traffic around the work area by diverting motorists …

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Want to Rent a Town Facility for a Party in 2014?

If you want to rent one of the many Town venues for a shindig or other such hootenanny in 2014 the doors are opening soon to do so. The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting 2014 facility rental reservations on Monday, Dec. 2, according to the following schedule: Reservations for the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. …

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Secret of Hidden Wake Forest Confederate Gold Uncovered

A Wake Forest News reader, Jim, wrote in and wanted to know about the lost Confederate gold buried in Wake Forest. Damn it Jim, that was supposed to be a secret. Everyone can thank Jim for spilling the beans on that one. Jim, consider your Wake Forest top secret clearance, revoked. By the way, If you have a question you’d …

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Hot Air Balloons Falling In Neighborhoods All Over Wake Forest

This past Saturday afternoon a hot air balloon landed in a neighborhood in Wake Forest. (Update 11-19-2013 We originally said an “errant hot air balloon fell on a neighborhood” but changed it because we thought this way read better. But Kent said “aren’t journalists supposed to acknowledge when they make factual changes like this,” see his comment below. So since …

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Wake Forest Driver Does It Up Big

A couple of days ago a driver managed to learn a driving lesson the hard way on Magnolia Forest Court in Wake Forest. The police report says the driver was distracted by a drink her passenger had just spilled in the car. Yea, we’d be a bit distracted and pissed off as well over that. According to the report, the …

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I’ll Have My Truck Over Easy Please

Last Sunday, November 10, 2013, we were just on our way to Home Depot when we rounded the corner to find this in front of us. We must be like accident magnets. And this certainly is not something you see every day around Wake Forest. At first we thought the driver of the pickup truck was just listening to Lionel …

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Want to See What Happens When You Burn Popcorn in the Microwave

We’ve all done it, left food in the microwave for a bit too long. A hot dog nuked for 4 minutes instead of 40 seconds makes for a petrified treat. But if you’ve burned popcorn in the microwave, that’s a smell you can’t get out of your house. That’s exactly the smell that was wafting out of the house at …

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