Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Patriot Guard Riders Welcomed at Franklin Academy for 9-11

Yesterday at the most awesome Wake Forest charter school, Franklin Academy, a touching 9-11 ceremony took place. The middle school kids embarked on a day of community service but first there was an assembly in the gym to talk about 9-11 and honor our everyday heroes. Local resident, Randy Bright, helped to organize the Patriot Guard Riders for the event …

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Gas Leak – Evacuation

Update 3:32 PM The scene has been reopened. All clear. — This afternoon around 2 PM a person at the Dunkin Donuts on Durham Road, next to Zaxby’s, noticed a strong odor of gasoline. It turns out is was actually coming up through the asphalt. Rut-ro. The nearby businesses, Waffle House, Zaxby’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Rose Mart, and the Main Street …

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Vehicles Pile Up on Durham Road During Morning Commute

Bad accident on Durham Road at Camp Kanata around 7:40 AM on September 10, 2014. We had what appeared to be a bad four car accident this morning that snarled traffic for miles in both directions. Stony Hill Rural Fire Department, Wake County EMS and North Carolina State Highway Patrol were on the scene to take car of injured and …

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Man Bites Dog, or Snake, in This Case

In journalism the phrase “man bites dog” refers to an unusual twist to a common event. It’s not uncommon for a dog to bite a man but a man biting a dog, that’s odd. This past Saturday evening I heard the strangest Wake County fire or EMS transmission I’ve heard in a while. It appears the call went out as …

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Head-On Collision on New Light Road. Stony Hill FD & Wake EMS.

On Sunday afternoon two cars came to an abrupt stop in Wake Forest on New Light Road right near Rolling View Drive. While occupants of the vehicles appeared shaken, they were insufficiently stirred, it appeared, to be transported to the hospital. It truly is amazing how modern vehicles protect occupants. Stoney Hill Fire Department Engine 392 was on the scene …

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“Die Happy” – The Happiest Guy in Wake Forest

If you’ve been around the Wake Forest area for a while you might have seen the nicest guy in the world riding his bike with his boom box on the front. He plays tunes, waves, smiles and just seems like a tremendous asset to Wake Forest. Every time I see him he’s always going the other direction and I never …

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Burlington & Capital Snag Another Accident

Multiple Wake Forest Fire Department units, including Wake Forest Engine 2, and Wake Forest Ladder 1 were dispatched at around 8:20 PM on Saturday evening for a nasty collision at Burlington Mills and Capital Blvd. The wreck closed the northbound lanes of Capital Boulevard for a while. Those of us who travel local roads are all too familiar with the …

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A Brilliant Wake Forest Idea – Shared Office Space

I’ve been dreading telling you about this idea because I would not be surprised if people didn’t rush to take all the spaces available. For those of us who can or do work from home there is one little tiny downside of the home office. Two maybe. The first is that it can get lonely at times. Yes, there is …

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Pedestrian Struck on Capital Boulevard

Last night while we were having a driving rain storm in Wake Forest a pedestrian was stuck on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh at about 8:00 pm. The victim’s injuries appear to be serious, but not life-threatening. Raleigh Police Department officers responded to the intersection of Capital Boulevard and Calvary Drive, where a male pedestrian had been struck by an unknown …

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Just Goes to Show It Doesn’t Have to be Fancy

Katie (XO) sent in this picture of a truck engaged in the proverbial traveling advertising approach to drum up business. Now the modern-day technique is to but some cheap magnetic signs from VistaPrint and do something fancy like… But his classic sign approach is an example of a technique that has been long-lost like an middle-age skill. You have to …

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