Monday, January 17, 2022

NC Cases and Deaths Doubled Due to Omicron

By George Shaw Summary There have been dramatic changes in the picture for the virus in the two weeks since this newspaper was last published.  The headlines are full of stories of rapidly increasing numbers of cases and resurging hospitalizations.  However, the current snapshot and the forecas… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Why Are Churches Taking Out Merchant Cash Advances? FTC Bans RAM Capital Funding.

Two of the defendants behind an alleged small business financing scheme, RAM Capital Funding, LLC and its owner Tzvi Reich, will be permanently banned from the merchant cash advance and debt collection industries, and required to pay $675,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive and illegal means to seize assets from small businesses, non-profits, and religious …

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Redo Capital Blvd. Plans, Board Says

Tuesday evening the Wake Forest Town Board reviewed the Capital Boulevard Plan the North Carolina Department of Transportation unveiled to the board and the residents of Wake Forest during a virtual meeting on Dec. 9. They gave it a thumbs-down of disapproval. “We are not happy,” Mayor Vivian J… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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WF Film Festival Announces Its 2022 Program

The Wake Forest Film Festival (WFFF) has announced its 2022 program lineup scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Entitled “A Light in the Forest,” the two-day festival will engage film enthusiasts with more than 30 films of all lengths and genres, i… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Y’all Are Invited to the 2022 State of the Town Dinner

You’re invited to join Mayor Vivian Jones for the 2022 State of the Town Address & Dinner on Monday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Presented by the Wake Forest Rotary Club, the event will take place at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. During her remarks, Mayor Jones will reflect on the… Click here to read the …

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honored on Jan. 20

Several local churches and community organizations will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a free, public celebration on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road. The evening’s theme will center around one … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Make Mulch

The Town of Wake Forest is encouraging residents to make recycling a holiday tradition by recycling their live Christmas trees. Beginning Monday, Dec. 27, the Town will collect and recycle live Christmas trees from residential homes according to its normal yard waste collection schedule. The tre… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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Program Can Help Local Families Pay Water Bills

Low-income families in Wake Forest can now apply for help paying their water bills. The new Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program  (LIHWAP) is a temporary emergency program that helps eligible households and families afford water and wastewater services. The initiative provides a one-time… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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The Growth Rate

Updated December 15, 2021 Plans under review at the Wake Forest Planning Department The November Monthly Report from the Wake Forest is listed below. *White Street Townhomes is a plan for 79 townhouses on two lots owned by David Smoot at the intersection of South White Street and East Holding … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette …

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Public Meeting About SunTrust Plan on Jan. 10

The Town of Wake Forest will host a public information meeting concerning the SunTrust Redevelopment Plan  on Monday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Chambers, 301 S. Brooks Street. During the session, organizers will review information and provide updates related to the redevelopment … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story

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