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Memorial Flag-Raisings Will Return April 2

The Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremonies will resume Monday, April 2, at 11 a.m. in Centennial Plaza on South Brooks Street The April 2 service will honor James Walter Crawford, who served his nation in the U.S. Army during World War II. Members of Crawford’s family will participate in t… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Early Voting Set for May 8 Party Primaries

There will be some hotly contested seats in the 2018 May 8 party primaries, and Wake County will provide early voting at the Northern Regional Center on East Holding Avenue from April 26 to May 5. There is a lot of competition for the U.S. Congressional seat now held by Rep. George E.B. Holding … Click here to read the ... Read More »

Get Up, Out and Dirty on Dirt Day

The Town of Wake Forest and Downtown Wake Forest, Inc. are inviting area residents to “Get Up, Get Out and Get Dirty” during the Fifth Annual Dirt Day.  Promising something for the entire family, this popular springtime event will take place Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along South W… Click here to read the full Wake Forest ... Read More »

Town Has Two New Championship Teams

Over the weekend two Wake Forest youth teams won state championships – each by close margins. The teams are part of the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources all-star basketball teams who were competing in the North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association Statewide Athletics Committ… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Pate’s Dickering Wins Townhouse Project Approval

Forestville Towns, the 95 units proposed for the dead-end section of Forestville Road behind Real McCoys, proved Tuesday night that the fourth time is the charm. Commissioner Brian Pate, working with the understanding both the planning board and the town board consider the project to be a good o… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »


Donald Houston Jones Wake Forest Donald Houston Jones, 66, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Lillie Lucille Pearce Jones and Paul Graham Jones Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Pearce Jones. A funeral service … Click here to read the full ... Read More »

Special Needs Resource Fair April 7

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and Richland Creek Community Church will sponsor a free Special Needs Resource Fair on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road. The event will include over 30 … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Just a Little History: Wake Forest Foundry Through a Boy’s Eyes

One of the foundries mentioned in last week’s history column was Wake Forest Foundry, founded in 1903, and a memoir, Small Town Boy , written by Grady Patterson for his children and grandchildren, includes a visit to the foundry Grady grew up in Wake Forest in the 1930s and 1940s and was friends… Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »


  *The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to noon (winter hours) Saturday, March 24, in Renaissance Plaza on Brooks Street. Local farmers and artisans will offer meats, seasonal vegetables, bread and baked goods and other local wares. See the market’s Facebook page for informat… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story Read More »

Enjoy Easter Eggs Plus at Joyner Park

The annual Wake Forest Easter Egg Hunt will be in E. Carroll Joyner Park on Saturday, March 24 – and it will also be a day filled with crafts, games, food, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Staff from the town’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department plus volunteers have hidde… Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »