Celebrate Black History Month With Free Zoom Webinars

February is Black History Month, and the Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission is celebrating by partnering with the Wake Forest Historical Museum to offer a series of free Zoom webinars on African American history in our community and state. On Mondays, Feb. 1, 8 and 22, the public is in… Click here to read the…… Continue reading Celebrate Black History Month With Free Zoom Webinars

Town Invites Us All to Pick Up Trash

The Town of Wake Forest is inviting individuals and families to join the “Show Some Love, #KeepWFclean” campaign by picking up trash in their neighborhoods and along local streets and roadways. Designed to encourage maximum public participation, the initiative allows volunteers to pick up litter … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette…… Continue reading Town Invites Us All to Pick Up Trash

Deadline for Parks and Rec Survey Extended

The Town of Wake Forest is inviting residents to share their thoughts and opinions on Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department programs, services, facilities and special events by completing a comprehensive survey . The survey is available through midnight Friday, Feb. 26, and tak… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

Free COVID Testing Continues in Wake Forest

People who live and work near Wake Forest have a convenient way to get tested for COVID-19. Wake County is contracting with clinical laboratory Radeas, located at 907 Gateway Commons Circle, to provide free, drive-thru testing Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note the time change. The servi… Click here to read the full…… Continue reading Free COVID Testing Continues in Wake Forest

Black History Month at RenCen With ‘Art That Reflects’

February is Black History Month, and the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is celebrating by offering “Art That Reflects,” a series of virtual performances that pay tribute to the diversity and artistry of African American culture. Offering an outstanding lineup that includes storytelling and theate… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

Obituaries

Richard ‘Dick’ William Finn Sr. Wake Forest Richard “Dick” William Finn Sr., 90, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021, at Transitions Life Care Hospice in Raleigh with his wife by his side. He was a resident of Wake Forest and previously lived in Bucks County, PA for 43 years. He had been ba… Click…… Continue reading Obituaries

Just a Little History: William Simmons Helped Build Our Town

William G. Simmons was born in 1830, the son of a wealthy Montgomery County family. He came to Wake Forest to attend the college, graduating in 1852 and then attending the law school at the University of North Carolina. In 1853 Simmons married Mary Elizabeth Foote, the only daughter of Henry A. F… Click here…… Continue reading Just a Little History: William Simmons Helped Build Our Town

Commissioners Turn Down Controversial Subdivision

Following the lead of the Wake Forest Planning Board, which voted seven to one to deny the request on Feb. 2, the Wake Forest Town Board Tuesday night voted four to one to deny approval of a requested subdivision on Gilcrest Farm Road. The quasi-judicial public hearing about the request by Tradi… Click here to…… Continue reading Commissioners Turn Down Controversial Subdivision