Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Will Parking Fines or Speeding Tickets Affect My Credit Score?

It’s no fun to be fined for parking in the wrong place at the wrong time or getting a speeding ticket. Driving safely is important, which means that these infractions can even affect other things like your car insurance or life insurance rates. Will parking fines or speeding tickets affect my credit score as well? Many drivers that have seen …

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Lighting of WF Friday Kicks Off the Holiday Season

Area residents are invited to experience the wonder and magic of the holiday season at the annual Lighting of Wake Forest on Friday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Holding Village and presented by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc., the tree lighting will take place in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Cinema at the Center Will Show ‘Frozen II’

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is inviting residents to “Cinema at the Center” on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Joyner Park Community Center (JPCC), 701 Harris Road. The featured film will be “Frozen II” (PG). Admission is free and no registration is required. Brin… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Letters for Santa Mailbox Ready for Letters

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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Registration for Calls to Santa Is Open

A phone call from Santa Claus is on every child’s wish list. The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is making those wishes come true by offering “Calls from Santa” to kids ages 3 to 9 on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration forms will be available online Sat… Click here to read the full …

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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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The Growth Rate

Updated November 10, 2021 Street and highway update The CSX Railroad crossing on Rogers Road has been a two-lane bottleneck since the road was opened in 2000. Help is on the way if the latest update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold to its plan of beginning to const… Click here to read the full Wake Forest …

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COVID Data Lags Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

By George Shaw Summary This week will have only summary updates as much of the data is lagging because of the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Complete coverage will resume next week. The data available depicts declines in most metrics at the North Carolina and Wake County levels, figures … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Opinion: Why Are They Silent?

By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch, Nov. 30, 2021 These are, by any fair estimation, divided times in our country. Especially since the onset of the pandemic, the level of venom and bitterness that’s gripped millions of Americans is a sometimes-frightening phenomenon to behold. This troubling re… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Just a Little History: John Chavis, Early Trailblazer

(This biography of an important teacher in Raleigh in the early 1800s is taken from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography and was written by Barbara M. Parramore in 1979.) John Chavis, preacher and teacher, was probably the “indentured servant named John Chavis” mentioned in the inventory o… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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