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

Drive-Thru Covid Shots at Two Local Churches

Drive-thru COVID Vaccination Clinics at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church and Olive Branch Baptist Church in early May will complement the new vaccination clinic at the Northern Regional Center (NRC) and bolster efforts to bring lifesaving COVID-19 shots to the Wake Forest community. Knightdale P… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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The Election Is On

All the signs point to an ordinary municipal election for this year despite the problems being caused by late reporting by the U.S. Census. The Wake County Board of Elections has set July 2 through July 16 as filing period for candidates for those towns or cities which do not have election distr… Click here to read the full Wake …

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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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NC AG Stein Warns of Wake Jury Duty Scam

Last month, our office warned  you about a jury duty scam targeting North Carolinians. The scammer calls to say that the Wake County Sheriff’s Office is putting out a warrant for the call recipient’s arrest because of their failure to appear for jury duty, and then purportedly connects them to th… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Voting Open for WF 2021 Tree of the Year

Voting is now open for the Wake Forest 2021 Tree of the Year award. From now through Friday, May 7, residents can visit http://bit.ly/WFTreeofYear  and vote for their favorite tree. Ten local trees were selected as finalists for this year’s award.  The tree that receives the most votes by 2 p.m…. 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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RenCen Opens for In-Person Events May 7

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre on South White Street will reopen for in-person events on Friday, May 7, with a concert by Yolanda Rabun, “All that . . . & Jazz.” A North Carolina native, Rabun exploded onto the jazz scene first on Stanley Baird’s 2007 Traffic Jam hit single, “I Want 2 Love Yo… Click here to read the …

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Methodists Offer Fish Plates for Charity

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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Just a Little History: When Wake Fenced Itself In

By Carol Pelosi One of my favorite books is “Cattle: An informal social history,” which talks at length about the differences between farming in New England and much of the South, differences largely based on the origin of the people in those regions. Northern farmers came largely from Britain,… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Padgett Keeps Tax Rate at $0.495

Budget would add 10 positions including victim advocate in WFPD Wake Forest Town Manager Kip Padgett briefly reviewed his proposed 2021-2022 budget Tuesday evening at the board of commissioners’ work session, then answered questions and expanded on some topics during a Zoom meeting with reporter… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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