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

What Do You Want to Know – and How?

The Town of Wake Forest is conducting an online survey to gather input from residents concerning what they want in the way of information – and how they want it. A link to the survey is available on the Communications page of the Town’s website at< http://www.w... Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Town Seeks Friendly Guest Service Volunteers

The Town of Wake Forest is recruiting friendly, outgoing volunteers to greet and help direct customers visiting Town Hall as part of the Guest Services Volunteer Program. Wake Forest introduced the initiative in 2010. Since then, dozens of area residents have volunteered to manage the Guest Serv… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Make It 800+ Turkeys for the Cops’ Turkey Drive

It’s November and close to crunch time for the Wake Forest Police Department’s 13th annual Turkey Drive. They need to have your donations by the end of day Saturday, Nov. 23, the same day they will also accept donations of frozen turkeys at the Wake Forest Police Department Main Station, 225 Sout… Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »

Soroptimist Is a New Wake Forest Civic Group

Wake Forest is home to a new organization, Soroptimist International of Wake Forest (SIWF), focused on educating, empowering, and enabling young women in our community. Soroptimist means “best for women.” The Wake Forest chapter earned its charter last May. Soroptimist International (SI), founde… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »


*The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Nov. 16, in the employee parking lot along South Taylor Street behind Wake Forest Town Hall. Local farmers and artisans will have meats, seasonal vegetables, bread, baked good and other local wares for sale. See the… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette ... Read More »

Current Status for Franklin and Overpass

Tuesday Jonathan Jacobs, the transportation engineer for the Town of Wake Forest, provided this update about the traffic overpass on Rogers Road over the CSX rail line and the extension of South Franklin Street from its current dead end in an old pasture to the N.C. 98 Bypass. This is what he sai… Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »


John Anthony Konopka Sr. Youngsville John Anthony Konopka Sr., 75, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in Raleigh. He was born December 10, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Stanley Chester Konopka and Stella Joan (Maciukiewicz) Konopka. John served in the U.S. Air Force an… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Lanie Carpenter Johnson – Obituary


Lanie Carpenter Johnson, 92, of Durham passed away on Monday November 11, 2019. She was born in Wake County the daughter of the late Martha Blalock Carpenter and Doc Carpenter. A funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon November 15, 2019 in the Olive Branch Baptist Church, 123 Olive Branch Road in Durham. Burial will follow at ... Read More »

RenCen Hosts ‘Life Is Magic’

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts will host two performances of Joshua Lozoff’s Life is Magic on Friday, Nov. 22. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. From his full stage show to his closeup Strolling Magic, Joshua Lozoff’s performances combine his love for the art of magic with his fa… Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »