Tuesday, January 18, 2022

COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Have Doubled in NC

By George Shaw Summary North Carolina has fared better than many states during the last several months. The seven-day average for new cases across the United States was 71,000 on November 2. This figure was 116,000 as of yesterday. This represents a 65% increase. Average daily deaths have incre… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Pancake Breakfast Will Be Next Sunday

The monthly American Legion Post 187 famous Pancake Breakfast will be served on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 8 to 12 a.m. The breakfast is presented every second Sunday of every month at the American Legion Hall, 225 East Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC., (Across the street from the Wake Forest… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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Letters for Santa Mailbox Now Open

The Town of Wake Forest has installed a “Letters for Santa” mailbox in Jones Plaza at the intersection of South White Street and East Jones Avenue. Children of all ages are invited to bring their letters to Santa’s Mailbox anytime between now and Friday, Dec. 24, for immediate delivery to the No… Click here to read the full Wake Forest …

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WF Woman’s Club Offers Scholarship

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club is pleased to continue its tradition of offering a scholarship competition for qualifying seniors currently attending Franklin Academy High School, Heritage High School, or Wake Forest High School. Applicants need to be in the upper fourth of their class and have pla… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Just a Little History: Golden Asro Frinks, Community Organizer

Golden Asro Frinks was born in Wampee, South Carolina, but always claimed North Carolina as his home, living mostly in his wife’s (Ruth) hometown of Edenton. His mother, Kizzie, named him Golden because of a “golden text” at a church service earlier on the day he was born, April 26, 1920. Althou… Click here to read the full Wake Forest …

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Planning Board Scorns Star Road PUD

Tuesday night the Wake Forest Planning Board unanimously turned down a request for a planned unit development for some commercial and 211 townhouses on Star Road. The reason, though not stated in the damning staff report, the applicant did not answer the planning staff’s questions. The stated re… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Calendar

*The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to noon – winter hours – this Saturday, December 11, in the employee parking lot along South Taylor Street behind Wake Forest Town Hall. Local farmers and artisans will have meats, seasonal vegetables, bread, baked good and other local wa… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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Obituaries

Donald George Stroud Sr. Wake Forest Donald George Stroud Sr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 6, 2021. Donald was born November 28, 1938 in Durham and raised in Wake Forest. Donald is survived by his beloved wife of over sixty years, Sarah Guylene Hill Strou… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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Citizen Issue Reported: Litter

Wake Forest Issue Reported on Wed, 08 Dec 2021 19:08:13 -0500: Litter at Address: 721 Best Ave Wake Forest, NC, 27587, USA Rating: 1 This unsightly pile appeared recently and seems to be growing. It needs to be removed as soon as possible. For more information or to add or update information, click here.

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Gift Cards Increase as Scam

A new Federal Trade Commission data spotlight shows that in the first nine months of 2021, consumers reported losing $148 million in scams where gift cards were used as the form of payment. That amount is more than was reported in all of 2020. Nearly 40,000 consumers reported using gift cards to pay a scammer in that time frame, according …

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