BOC to hold public hearing on NC General Statute 160D May 4

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The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners will conduct a legislative public hearing Tuesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. to consider adoption of text amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The text amendments are in response to the new NC General Statute 160D which consolidates current city and county enabling statutes for development regulations into a single, unified chapter to …

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NerdsToGo Will Recycle Old Electronics

As motivation for spring cleaning grows, now is the perfect time for purging your arsenal of old devices. In honor of Earth Day 2021, your local NerdsToGo®, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, is here to help with free e-waste drop-off during Earth Week at participating l… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Do You Want a Citizens Academy?

The Town of Wake Forest is inviting residents to share their thoughts and opinions on a future Citizens’ Academy by completing a brief survey. From now through Friday, April 30, residents can complete the survey by visiting www.wakeforestnc.gov/citizen-engagement  and clicking on “Citizens’ Acade… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Obituaries

Elizabeth Smith Wake Forest Elizabeth Smith, 91, of Wake Forest passed away at home on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Elizabeth was born May 7, 1929 in Nash County, the daughter of Bertie (Brantley) and George Edwards.  She was employed by ITT as a tester for the telephone ship to shore unit. She is… Click here to read the full Wake …

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50-Mile Walking Challenge Deadline Is Friday

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will commemorate “National Physical Fitness Month” in May by offering a 50-Mile Walking Challenge for area residents ages 11 and older. The concept is simple. The parks and rec department is challenging area residents to walk a to… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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COVID Shots in May at Friendship, Olive Branch Churches

Drive-thru COVID Vaccination Clinics at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church and Olive Branch Baptist Church in early May will complement the new vaccination clinic at the Northern Regional Center (NRC) and bolster efforts to bring lifesaving COVID-19 shots to the Wake Forest community. Knightdale P… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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VFW Sponsors Two Student Essay Competitions

Commander Joe Csuka of the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 8466 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW Student Essay competitions. Local students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in awards, scholarships, trips to Washington, DC and more. The National… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Just a Little History: When Wake Forest Was an Industrial Town

If you are new to Wake Forest, you may wonder why the sports/shopping building on South Main Street is called The Factory. It’s because it was just that, a factory where, among other things, welders and fabricators built things like the 18-foot high bright yellow earth mover, a huge Tonka toy. T… Click here to read the full Wake Forest …

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The Growth Rate

Updated April 21 Good news! The Wake Forest Planning P Department has resumed publishing the Monthly Development Report on its web page listing all the plans under review. To find it, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov, click on Departments and Planning. Future residential projects under review *Sta… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Rubber Ducks Race Again in July

Sponsorships, duck adoptions supporting local youth nonprofits are now available Ducks will race again during the Wakefield Rotary Club’s third annual Super Duper Duck Splash, on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at WRAL Soccer Park at 7700 Perry Creek Road in Raleigh, parking lot #5. Proceeds from the c… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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