Learn Town History With Connect Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Area Chamber Foundation is sponsoring a new initiative which has been created specifically for area residents aged 55-plus. Connect Wake Forest is a four-week program designed to connect residents with like-minded peers while they learn about the history and growth of Wake Forest… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Northern Regional Center Offers Walk-In Vaccinations

In an effort to bring life-saving COVID-19 shots closer to communities, Wake County has opened a vaccination clinic in Wake Forest at the Northern Regional Center on East Holding Avenue, and people do not have to make appointments. The new site will offer free vaccines five days a week and will … Click here to read the full Wake Forest …

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Operation Safe Sale Has Helped Us for Six Years

The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) recently celebrated the six-year anniversary of “Operation Safe Sale.” Introduced in May 2015, the initiative encourages Wake Forest residents who are selling or purchasing items advertised online to come to the Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St., to com… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Just a Little History: When Forestville Was the Town

Recently the editor had occasion to meet someone new to town who asked if Wake Forest was an outgrowth of Raleigh. There are so many new people in town who really have no idea about our history, so the following is the start of the history of Wake Forest. Long before Wake Forest College began in… Click here to read …

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Reducing the Planning Board

At their April 20, 2021 meeting the Wake Forest town commissioners voted to reduce the number of planning board members from nine to seven and asked Planning Department Director Courtney Tanner to provide different options on how to make the chop. Since planning board member Karlene Turrentine ha… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Obituaries

Daryl Kent Martin New York Daryl Kent Martin, 65, of New York passed away Saturday evening, May 29, 2021, in Raleigh with his family by his side. Daryl was born on October 21, 1955, in Spartanburg, SC, the son of the late John and Florence Meadows Martin. He entered the world a ten-pound bounci… Click here to read the full …

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Who Will Run for Town Board?

There are only about three weeks before candidates for mayor and town board in Wake Forest have to file with the Wake County Board of Elections – July 2 through July 16 – and have a statement of organization and a finance committee chairman ready to go. So, we know that Mayor Vivian Jones plans … Click here to read …

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Volunteers Needed for Children’s Parade

North Carolina’s decision to lift capacity restrictions and end mask and social distancing requirements has paved the way for the return of the July 4 Children’s Parade and Art in the Park. The Wake Forest Optimist Club will coordinate and manage this year’s Children’s Parade on Sunday, July 4. … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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William Woodlief – Obituary

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Tribute William “Bill” Woodlief William “Bill” Woodlief, 65, of Wake Forest passed away on Tuesday June 8, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Wake County the son of Gladys Holloway Woodlief and the late L.T. Woodlief, Sr.   After being employed with Wake County Schools, he continued his career as a self employed contractor. Bill enjoyed playing golf and …

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Part of Moores Pond Road Closed for 30 Days

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to close a segment of Moores Pond Road on Wednesday, June 2, for 30 days. At 9 a.m., about 500 feet of Moores Pond Road just north of the U.S. 401 intersection will close to allow crews to construct the new intersection. Northbound drivers on B… Click here to read the full Wake Forest …

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