COVID Metrics Improve, Future More Dire

George By Shaw Executive Summary Further relaxation of restrictions were announced this afternoon with the next review schedule several days before June 1.  The metrics used to track COVID-19 are generally improving but not rapidly.  The number of hospitalizations rose in the last week.  North … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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RenCen Opens for In-Person Events May 7

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre on South White Street will reopen for in-person events on Friday, May 7, with a concert by Yolanda Rabun, “All that . . . & Jazz.” A North Carolina native, Rabun exploded onto the jazz scene first on Stanley Baird’s 2007 Traffic Jam hit single, “I Want 2 Love Yo… Click here to read the …

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Time Changes, $13.3 Million Check, Possible Power Rate Changes

(The editor apologizes for the late appearance of this article about the April 20 Wake Forest Town Board meeting. She was preparing for a medical procedure and missed most of the meeting on Channel 10.) What might have been an ordinary meeting of the Wake Forest Town Board on April 20, 2021 was … Click here to read the full …

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Sloan Heffernan Heads Business Story-Telling Workshop

Two-time Emmy Award winning journalist Sloan Heffernan with WRAL-TV is partnering with the Wake Forest Area Chamber to offer a free “Business of Storytelling” workshop from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on May 6, 2021. This virtual workshop will be held via Zoom and is open to the public. Storytelling can enr… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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Food Need Remains High, Tri-Area Ministry Says

Food insecurity remains high. In March, we fed 1,104 families (2,341 individuals). Thanks as always to our team of dedicated volunteers. We can only do what we do because of your selfless hard work. Donations have gradually declined since December (as they always do after the holidays). Many com… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Residents invited to celebrate Preservation Month

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May is Preservation Month, and the Historic Preservation Program (HPP) is offering several ways for residents to celebrate and learn more about Wake Forest history, including two free webinars, a scavenger hunt, virtual tours, and coloring pages of locally significant historic sites. Complete information about these opportunities is provided at http://bit.ly/WFPreservationMonth. Throughout May, residents are invited to participate in the …

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Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

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Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on the Ligon Mill Road Operational Improvements Project (LMROIP), will temporarily reduce from two lanes to one lane a portion of southbound South Main Street/US 1A in the vicinity of the Ligon Mill Road intersection Friday, April 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to install curb …

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Registration Open for ‘Science in the Summer’

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is partnering with GSK and the UNC Morehead Planetarium & Science Center to offer “Science in the Summer” for rising 2nd  through 8th  graders. The free program will be offered at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., a… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Cops Raise Mustaches and $$$ for Special Olympics

Several members of the Wake Forest Police Department are raising money for NC Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run  for Special Olympics by participating in “Mustache May.” Throughout the month of May, participating officers and staff will encourage community members to donate to S… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Family Fun at Flaherty

Chamber hosts multiple events on May 1 The Wake Forest Area Chamber is sponsoring its first-ever Pickleball Open tournament on Saturday, May 1, at Flaherty Park in Wake Forest. Sponsored by Meals on Wheels of Wake County, more than 100 players have registered to play and compete in the day-long… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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