News

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

Register Now for Virtual Community Plan Workshops

The Town of Wake Forest is in the process of updating the Community Plan and creating a Future Land Use Map, and we need your input. On Tuesday, April 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, April 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Town will host virtual visioning workshops that give resident… Click here to read …

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Spring Artisan Market Will Be on South White April 24

The Spring Artisan Market, presented by The Wake Forest Guild of Artists, ARTS Wake Forest and Wake Forest Downtown Inc., will be held outdoors along South White Street on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature more than 40 artisans who specialize in a variety of… Click here to read the full Wake …

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The Growth Rate

Updated March 24 The Growth Rate has not been published for several months because the Wake Forest Planning Department stopped updating its list of commercial and residential projects under departmental review and recently it has vanished from the department’s web site. That and other informatio… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Just a Little History: Hard Times for the Mill, Town

(This is the sixth installment of a history of the Royall Cotton Mill, later the Royal Mill, based on a thesis written by Don P. Johnston Jr. in 1945 for a degree from Princeton University. His father, Don P. Johnston, was the president of Royall Mill before and during the Depression. (We also q… Click here to read the full …

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Free Egg Drop Car Hop for Kids April 3

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host a free “Egg Drop Car Hop” on Saturday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at two town parks, Joyner Park Community Center at 701 Harris Road and Flaherty Park Community Center at 1224 North White Street. The drive-through… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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Speaking of Fish, Try Virtual Fishing Tourney for Youth

Note: Real fish are involved The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources  Department will host a Virtual Bass Fishing Tournament for ages 13 and older and a Virtual Youth Fishing Tournament for ages 12 and under May 10-23. Over this two-week period, local anglers are encouraged to vi… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Virtual State of the Town Now on Channel 10

Mayor Vivian Jones recently recorded a virtual State of the Town  address that includes colorful video and photo highlights from the past year. In her message, Mayor Jones provides a comprehensive update on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, accomplishments over the last 12 months, and… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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News About the Chamber

No Meet in the Street again this year – we do hope it will be revived in 2022 – but the chamber has found a way to provide pleasure or interest on May 1 with a trio of events at Flaherty Park at 1226 North White Street. All three will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One is …

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Trends More Positive in Wake, 27587

By George Shaw Executive Summary Trends remain mixed a week after the significant relaxation of stay-at-home orders.  Although the positive test rate increased slightly, the number of new cases were flat. The number of hospitalized cases reached a seven-month low last Saturday but has rebounded… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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WF Fire Department Turning 100

The Wake Forest Fire Department will kick off a year-long centennial celebration  on August 4 – the date the department was created 100 years ago. Planning is underway for a series of events and activities over the following 12 months to honor the past, celebrate the present and look ahead to the… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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