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

Byron Bullard – Obituary

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Tribute Charlotte, North Carolina – On May 6, 2021, the great heart of Byron Bullard came to a stop. Byron, age 93, passed away peacefully in his home in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his children by his side. He was survived by his son, Byron Bullard, Jr. and wife Heather Bullard, his daughter, Leigh Bullard, his grandchildren, Byron Revels and …

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Walk-Thru Art: All Things Bright & Beautiful

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and the Wake Forest Guild of Artists will host the “All Things Bright & Beautiful – New Beginnings” Walk-Through Art Exhibit on Thursday, May 13, from 4-7 p.m. Over 20 artists will display their works of art in a variety of mediums and styles, including acrylic… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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Register Now for ‘Science in the Summer’

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is partnering with GSK and the UNC Morehead Planetarium & Science Center to offer “Science in the Summer” for rising 2nd  through 8th  graders. The free program will be offered at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., a… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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VFW Holding Two Student Essay Competitions

Commander Joe Csuka of the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 8466 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW Student Essay competitions. Local students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in awards, scholarships, trips to Washington, DC and more. The National… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Interview: The WF Police Department

By Carol Pelosi Monday, May 3, I had a chat around our kitchen table with Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard, Captain Brian Mote, Captain Julius Jefferson and Communications and Public Affairs Director Bill Crabtree. First I want to talk a bit about Chief Jeff Leonard because I believe his u… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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Spring Artisans Market Now Set for June 5

The threat of severe weather forced the cancellation of the inaugural Spring Artisan Market, but organizers have rescheduled the outdoor event for June 5, 2021, in historic downtown Wake Forest. The Spring Artisan Market, presented by The Wake Forest Guild of Artists, ARTS Wake Forest and Wake F… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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COVID: Metrics Continue to Decline

By George Shaw Summary Results continue to improve in North Carolina with acceleration of the declines in new cases, deaths and hospitalizations. However, the forecast through August 1 for new cases and deaths continues to become more pessimistic. There continues to be a strong probability of a… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Northern Regional Now Offers Walk-In Shots

In an effort to bring life-saving COVID-19 shots closer to communities, Wake County has opened a vaccination clinic in Wake Forest at the Northern Regional Center on East Holding Avenue, and people do not have to make appointments. The new site will offer free vaccines five days a week and will … Click here to read the full Wake Forest …

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Methodists Offer Drive-Thru Fish Plates for Missions

The Wake Forest United Methodist Church at 905 South Main Street will sponsor a drive-thru fish fry plate for $9 on Friday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plates will have fried flounder, hush puppies, potatoes and slaw. The fish fry proceeds will go to their missions and outreach programs: Rise… Click here to read the full Wake …

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Wake Forest attains AAA bond ratings from all three national credit rating agencies

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On Monday, Moody’s Investors Service joined Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch Ratings Services in assigning a triple A rating to the Town of Wake Forest’s $1.3 million General Obligation (GO) Public Improvement Bonds, Series 2021A and $4.9 million General Obligation Public Improvement Bonds, Series 2021B. This marks the first time in its history that Wake Forest has received a …

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