News

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

Where Geeks Go – The Wireless Research Center in Wake Forest

Here in little old Wake Forest there is a state-of-the-art facility with a bunch of cool equipment, some mind-bending anechoic chambers and some cool geeks. The Wireless Research Center was created with some public funding to get them going but now is more of a public-private funded operation that helps companies launch new ideas involving radio waves. Larry Steffann, the …

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New Bay Leaf Fire Station Has a Fire Pole. Cool!

Not that long ago we had the chance to meet with Chief Tim Pope at the new Bay Leaf Station 1 and take a tour of the new building. While Bay Leaf is typically a bit out of our range of coverage on a regular basis we had to go take a look once we found out they had a …

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Wake Forest Electric In Talks to Take a Nuclear Dump

Previously we wrote about the electrifying situation with Wake Forest Electric and it’s decades old nuclear power agreements. Well it looks like a little change might be lowing in the winds. North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) has entered into exclusive discussions with Duke Energy Progress regarding the potential sale of NCEMPA’s ownership in the following Duke Energy Progress-operated …

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Unlucky Woman Arrested Stealing Tampons – Wake Forest Police Blotter

Summary This report covers the action in Town from 1-24-2014 to 2-3-2014. We’ve been remiss in covering the police blotter. So let’s hit the highlights. A man with a really long neck was busted for breaking and entering. An arrest was made of a woman from Zebulon who was caught shoplifting tampons, menstrual pads, and deodorant from Walmart. Have you …

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WFPD Officer Scott Graham Not Afraid of Greatness

For those of us who have met Wake Forest Police Department Officer Scott Graham it can come as no surprise the guy is destined for good things. He’s a hell of a nice guy, but then again we’ve never met him carrying an armload of beer with him behind us in a foot chase. He probably yells something like “I …

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Teri Wants to Know the Poop At Gateway Commons

Teri wrote in here and said, “Since you are so good at sleuthing around….what are the two new places being built at Gateway shopping center. And why are these new projects always such a big secret that they don’t put up a sign telling us what’s being built? Inquiring minds want to know!” Well thanks to Teri and her inquiring …

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Two Guys Stare Us Down on Ligon Mill Road

On Saturday around 2:40 PM emergency responders were dispatched for a car that appeared to lose control on a wet Ligon Mill Road curve near the corner of Greenville Loop Road. The car was headed towards Wake Forest when it looks like, for whatever reason, it decided to try its hand at speed skating. The car wound up sliding mostly …

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Tragedy Strikes in Wake Forest

This morning at 8:45 AM one of the most heartbreaking tragedies occurred in Wake Forest to Alexander Blake Dart. Alexander said was just driving along Capital Blvd and turned onto Wake Union Church Road when he noticed smoke coming from the heater in his truck. “The whole truck just started filling up with smoke, I threw it into the ditch …

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Oddly True. Woman in Licking County Wants to Change Name to Sexy

Damn, life is full of better stories or plots than could ever be imagined. And this proves it. Ranea Crabtree of Licking County Ohio is feed up with her name and the middle name, Shelia, she’s used all of her years. Now a mother of two teenage girls, Crabtree wants to legally change her first name to Sexy. Yep, no …

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Did Jason Terrell Martin Die Because of Satan?

WARNING: This not our usual fun-loving upbeat story but it is one which we accidentally became involved with and wanted to follow to try to understand why this all happened. On January 11, 2014 an unusual tragedy unfolded in north Raleigh which resulted in significant fire damage to a family home, a burned Catholic church, and the loss of a …

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