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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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Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

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Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on the Ligon Mill Road Operational Improvements Project (LMROIP), will temporarily reduce from two lanes to one lane a portion of southbound South Main Street/US 1A in the vicinity of the Ligon Mill Road intersection Friday, April 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to install curb …

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Church Co-Rec Adult Softball registration starts May 1

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The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will accept team registrations for Church Co-Rec Adult Softball throughout May. Online registration will be available at http://bit.ly/PRCRAdultAthletics. The entry fee is $550 per team, and participants must be 18 or older. Games will begin in mid-June and be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Anyone interested in participating who does not have …

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COVID Vaccination Clinics scheduled at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church & Olive Branch Baptist Church

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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 Pharmacy will administer 100 first doses of the Moderna vaccine at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church (FCBC), 237 …

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