Monday, January 17, 2022

Just a Little History: The Early Years of the WF Fire Department

(I could not find this article in time to post it last week when the fire department, now part of town government, was named as one of 18 Class 1 fire departments in North Carolina with six of them in Wake County. The rural fire department served by the Wake Forest Fire Department was at the same… Click here to …

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Unemployment Rate and the ‘Misery Index’

George Shaw Summary The unemployment rate nationally, for North Carolina and for Wake County, all continued to decline.  The rate for Wake County dropped from 3.7% to 3.1% in September, the most recent data that has been released. Overall employment continues to rebound at all levels.  Wake Co… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Tri-Area Says, ‘We Have Much to Give Thanks For’

We give thanks to our extraordinary community which continues to bless us.  Through your food and financial donations we provided turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie filling to more than 800 families this week . Throughout the year, more than 25,000 individuals hav… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Dennis Hamilton – Obituary

Dennis Hamilton – Obituary

Tribute Dennis Michael Hamilton, 81, passed away on Sunday, 21 November 2021.  Dennis, who preferred the name Mike, was born on 25 August 1940, in Dodge City, KS, and was the youngest of Helen and Herschel Hamilton’s three children.  Growing up in the Mid-West, Mike was raised to be honest, hardworking, and to always put family first and friends a close …

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Letters for Santa Mailbox Now Open for Business

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 Community Christmas Dinner to Be Held Dec. 6

After a year’s pause because of the pandemic, the in-person Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner, the 74th , will be held this year, but due to COVID only half the usual number of tickets is being sold, 150 rather than 300. The dinner will be held on Monday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at T… Click here to read …

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Special Downtown Wake Forest Shopping Weekend

The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Downtown, Inc., are encouraging residents to shop and support small businesses during “Plaid Friday” and “Small Business Saturday” November 26 and 27. Celebrating the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses, Plaid Friday is a fun and c… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Nancy Frost – Obituary

Nancy Frost – Obituary

Tribute Nancy Converse Frost passed away on November 22, 2021.  Nancy was the oldest daughter of Air Force pilot Lt. Col. Walston Jones, who flew 58 B25 bomber missions during WW2 and continued serving our country through the Korean and Vietnam wars. Her mother also proudly served as an Army nurse in North Africa, where they met and fell in …

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C. A. Lloyd – Obituary

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Tribute Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, November 27, 2021 at Rolesville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.prior to the service. A complete obituary will be posted when information is available. To send flowers to Charles’ family, please …

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Bankruptcy Judge Discharges $220K in Federal Student Loans

Diane Ashline, a 47-year old single mother, worked for 20 years as a dental assistant. Hoping to increase her income, she took out student loans to get an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree from Kaplan University, a for-profit school. Unfortunately, these degrees did not help her financially. Ashline never defaulted on her student loans. Instead, she put them in …

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