Sunday, January 16, 2022

Wake Forest Gazette

Honor Local African Americans in February

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council is celebrating Black History Month in 2022 by once again offering residents the chance to recognize local African Americans who have made a difference enhancing and improving the quality of life in their community, family, church, business, organization or … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honored in WF on Jan. 20

Several local churches and community organizations will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a free, public celebration on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road. The prelude to the celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. w… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Paper Bag Yard Waste Mandate Begins March 14

Beginning in March, the Town of Wake Forest will no longer collect yard waste in plastic bags. Starting Monday, March 14, solid waste customers will be required to use compostable paper yard waste bags  (paper only, no plastic) or reusable containers weighing no more than 50 pounds for yard waste… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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LaunchWakeForest Seeks Several Future Entrepreneurs

The Town of Wake Forest and a network of local partners invite current and aspiring entrepreneurs to apply for LaunchWakeForest . The initiative will offer up to 15 selected students a 13-week business course, business mentorship, planning and financial support, along with resources and connectio… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Wake Forest Film Festival Announces It 2022 Lineup

The Wake Forest Film Festival (WFFF) has announced its 2022 program lineup scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Entitled “A Light in the Forest,” the two-day festival will engage film enthusiasts with more than 30 films of all lengths and genres, i… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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The Growth Rate

Updated January 12, 2022 Plans under review at the Wake Forest Planning Department The December Monthly Report from the Wake Forest is listed below. *White Street Townhomes is a plan for 82 multifamily units and 30 townhouse lots on two lots owned by David Smoot at the intersection of South Wh… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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WF’s ZIP 2nd Highest in Cases in NC With Three Deaths

By George Shaw Summary Dramatic changes in the course of COVID-19 continue.  Headlines continue to focus on rapidly increasing numbers of cases and accelerating hospitalizations.  Last week’s column had a cautiously optimistic tone.  The current view is even more upbeat for the next several mon… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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This and That

The Tuesday night meeting of the Wake Forest Planning Board may have set a new record for shortest meeting, somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes. Chairman Joe Kimray welcomed new member Sheila Bishop, the seven members approved the minutes of the last meeting and the Kimray asked Senior Planner K… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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SunTrust Ready for Developer Bids

Monday evening the Development Finance Initiative, part of the UNC School of Government, turned over its final recommendations and findings about the SunTrust development project to the Town of Wake Forest. If the five commissioners approve of DFI’s findings and recommendations at their Jan. 18 … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Open House Workshops Set for Community Plan Update

The Town of Wake Forest will host Community Plan Open House workshops on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 North White Street. Each two-hour drop-in session will give residents, business owners, and stakeholders the opportunity to share their t… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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