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Senior Center This Week

Finally! The Northern Wake Senior Center will open for full operations on Monday, Feb. 3, after being closed for a year and a half. There is no word yet about a grand reopening ceremony. The center, run by Resources for Senior, has managed to hold most classes and programs during that time becau… Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »

Feeding Wake Forest

The following is a list of how organizations and individuals are working to assure people in and near Wake Forest have food on their table or have a place to get a meal. ** Saturday, Jan. 25, and every fourth Saturday, Feed the Community Food Distribution , sponsored by the Northeast Community C… Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »

Optimists to Host Funko Bunko

The Optimist Club of Wake Forest is proud to present their newest fundraiser – Funko Bunko, coming to Wake Forest at The Forks on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 10 p.m.  Players are limited to 100 seats. The Optimist Club of Wake Forest is fundraising for the local youth in Wake Forest, and 100 per… Click here to read ... Read More »

New Appraised Values Mailed to Property Owners

In WF, residential property increased by 15 percent, commercial by 26 percent Wake County has completed the 2020 countywide tax value reappraisal. Although state law requires counties to conduct a general reappraisal of real property at least once every eight years, Wake County transitioned from… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

News About the Chamber

The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Family Expo for the second year, and it will take place Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richland Creek Community Church. Register by Jan. 31 and you will get $50 off booth prices over $300. There will be both indoor and outd… Click here to read ... Read More »

Free Well Water Testing

Wells may have uranium, radon or radium Through Feb. 29, Wake County is offering free water testing for lower-income homeowners and renters who get their water from a private well. To qualify, families may have incomes up to 2.5-times the federal poverty level. For an individual living alone, t… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Town Receives Budget Honor for Sixth Year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently named the Town of Wake Forest as the recipient of the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2019-20 annual budget. This marks the sixth consecutive year Wake Forest has earned … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Obituaries

Abram Piasek Raleigh Abram Piasek, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. He was born November 10, 1928 in Bialobrzegi, Poland, a son of the late Joseph and Faga (Sherman) Piasek.  Abram was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Piasek in May of 2012, and his granddaughter, Rebecca… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Opinion: From a Reader

To the editor: I’m concerned about the National Environmental Policy Act being “streamlined” to make the process easier for industry. My issue, and I hope that Sen. Burr, Rep. Holding and Sen. Tillis will consider this, is that the long term impact of major projects (such as pipelines) is in dan… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette ... Read More »

Get Ready for the 2020 Census

Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution . It counts our population and households, pro… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »