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Public Hearing on 2021-22 budget set for May 18

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Town Manager Kip Padgett presented the Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget to the Board of Commissioners for consideration on Tuesday, May 4. Designed to reflect the goals and strategies outlined in the Town’s strategic plan, the budget will serve as the financial and spending plan for the period and, once adopted, authorize resources and establish a direction for Wake Forest programs …

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Preservation Month continues with “Adventures with Old Houses” webinar May 11

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The Historic Preservation Program (HPP) is partnering with the Wake Forest Historical Museum to commemorate Preservation Month by offering two free webinars on Wake Forest history. “Adventures with Old Houses” on Tuesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., will feature Wake Forest Historical Museum Director Ed Morris and a few long-time residents of the Wake Forest Local Historic District sharing stories …

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Traffic Alert – Durham Road/NC-98

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The Town of Wake Forest will temporarily reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic a portion of Durham Road in the vicinity of Oakwood Drive on Thursday, May 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary closure is necessary to allow Wake Forest Power tree crews to prune tree limbs and branches around overhead power lines. Signage and flaggers will …

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Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

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During the week of May 10, drivers should expect delays along South Main Street/US 1A from Forbes Road to Selsey Drive each day from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Town crews will reduce the roadway to two lanes by shifting southbound traffic and removing the center turn lane. The traffic shift and lane reduction are necessary to allow crews to repair the …

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Portion of South Main closed following accident

Northbound South Main Street/US 1A is closed in the vicinity of Ligon Mill Road following a three-car collision. Wake Forest Police are directing traffic around the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and choose an alternate route. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Voting underway for 2021 Tree of the Year

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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., Friday, May 7, will be announced as the winner.  …

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Traffic Alert – Ligon Mill Road

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Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on the Ligon Mill Road Operational Improvements Project (LMROIP), will implement a traffic shift along Ligon Mill Road between South Main Street/US 1A and the entrance to Walmart on Tuesday, May 4. Traffic will be shifted to the newly widened portion of the roadway to allow crews to work on the western side of …

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Renaissance Centre to host “All Things Bright & Beautiful New Beginnings”  Walk-Through Art Exhibit May 13

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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, oil and watercolor paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glasswork, encaustic, woodworking …

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BOC to hold public hearing on NC General Statute 160D May 4

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The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners will conduct a legislative public hearing Tuesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. to consider adoption of text amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The text amendments are in response to the new NC General Statute 160D which consolidates current city and county enabling statutes for development regulations into a single, unified chapter to …

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Residents invited to celebrate Preservation Month

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May is Preservation Month, and the Historic Preservation Program (HPP) is offering several ways for residents to celebrate and learn more about Wake Forest history, including two free webinars, a scavenger hunt, virtual tours, and coloring pages of locally significant historic sites. Complete information about these opportunities is provided at http://bit.ly/WFPreservationMonth. Throughout May, residents are invited to participate in the …

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