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    For The White Street Journal The Wake Forest Police Department will host “Operation Medicine Drop” Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Town Hall Ground Floor Meeting Room, 301 S. Brooks St. The room is most easily accessed via Town Hall’s Taylor Street entrance.  The WFPD offers Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) as a prescription and over-the-counter medication take-back initiative that promotes proper medication disposal. By providing a safe and secure way for people to get rid of unwanted pills, tablets, and other medications, OMD helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse, while also protecting local rivers and streams. The service is free, anonymous and no questions will be asked. Due to COVID-19, anyone dropping off unwanted medications will be required to wear a mask when entering Town Hall. Participants can help law enforcement officials properly identify and sort the medications by disposing expired, unused, or unwanted medicine in its original container with the drug label intact. All the medications collected during the drop-off event will be secured by law enforcement and destroyed by incineration.  For more information about Saturday’s Operation Medicine Drop, email Sgt. Cashwell at scashwell@wakeforestnc.gov.  Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of the N.C. Department of Insurance and Safe Kids NC, N.C. Department of Justice – Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Agency, N.C. Department of Public Safety – SBI, the Riverkeepers of N.C. and local law enforcement agencies. These agencies work together to provide assistance and support to aid in the proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Operation Medicine Drop reminds parents and caregivers to do the following:  Keep medicines locked up and out of reach of children.Always read labels, follow directions, and give medicines to children based on their weights and ages. Only use the dispensers packaged with children’s medications. Avoid taking medicine or vitamins in front of kids.Medicine should not be referred to as “candy.” If you suspect poisoning and a child is choking, collapses, can’t breathe or is having a seizure, call 911. Otherwise, take the product to the phone and call the national Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

April 22: Traffic Alert – Wait Avenue

April 22: Traffic Alert – Wait Avenue

For The White Street Journal The Town of Wake Forest will temporarily reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way…

April 21-30: Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

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April 22: Traffic Alert – Wait Avenue

April 22: Traffic Alert – Wait Avenue

For The White Street Journal The Town of Wake Forest will temporarily reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way…

April 21-30: Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

Traffic Alert – Ligon Mill Road: (Overnight Closure) April 12-15

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April 22: Traffic Alert – Wait Avenue

April 22: Traffic Alert – Wait Avenue

For The White Street Journal The Town of Wake Forest will temporarily reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way…

April 21-30: Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

Traffic Alert – Ligon Mill Road: (Overnight Closure) April 12-15

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Obituaries — Scroll for more >

Donald Vinson McLean, Jr., 80

Donald Vinson McLean, Jr., 80

Donald Vinson McLean, Jr., 80, of Raleigh, passed away on April 10, 2021.  He was born on January 16, 1941…

Linda Mae (Steffenhagen) Shelley, 75

Linda Mae (Steffenhagen) Shelley, 75

Linda Mae Shelley, 75 of Rocky Mount passed away Thursday April 8, 2021. She was the daughter of Raymond and…

Emory John Butcher Jr., 78

Emory John Butcher Jr., 78

Emory John Butcher Jr. age 78 died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Mr. Butcher was born in Tarrytown, NY…

Tanner Eric Kalasz, 20

Tanner Eric Kalasz, 20

Tanner Eric Kalasz, 20, passed away on the morning of April 10th in an automobile accident. Tanner was born on…

Margaret Reynolds Riggins

Margaret Reynolds Riggins

Margaret Reynolds Riggins passed away on April 3, 2021 after an extended illness.  Margaret was born in Wadesboro, NC on…

Frances Spivey Buffaloe, 85

Frances Spivey Buffaloe, 85

Frances Spivey Buffaloe, 85, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday morning, April 6, 2021 at WakeMed. She was born in Fuquay-Varina…

Bobbie Miriam Shade, 88

Bobbie Miriam Shade, 88

Bobbie Miriam Shade, 88, of Rolesville passed away Sunday, April 4, 2020 at her home.  She was born March 24, 1933 in…

Blanca Herminia (Vega) Vega de Guerra, 70

Blanca Herminia (Vega) Vega de Guerra, 70

Blanca Herminia Vega de Guerra, 70, went to her heavenly home on Sunday April 4, 2021. She was born in…

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April 24: Taylor Street Park Sprayground opens for season

April 24: Taylor Street Park Sprayground opens for season

(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)…

New officer joins WFPD

New officer joins WFPD

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest Police Department swore in a new officer. Officer Morales took his Oath of…

All adults eligible for Covid vaccine in NC

All adults eligible for Covid vaccine in NC

Everyone in North Carolina age 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. If you haven’t already received your shot, you…

Covid vaccine use stopped, issue with J&J side effects

Covid vaccine use stopped, issue with J&J side effects

From WSJ Staff Reports North Carolina has stopped the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.  The state Department…

Wake Forest Police Department arrests: April 9-12

Wake Forest Police Department arrests: April 9-12

From WSJ Staff Reports The following arrests were made by the Wake forest Police Department from April 9-12: April 9…

Planning board recommends site plan near Wegman’s

Planning board recommends site plan near Wegman’s

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest planning board voted 6-3 Tuesday night to recommend the site plan for a…

New burger and beer restaurant opens

New burger and beer restaurant opens

The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for new member Town Hall Burger and Beer on…

Renaissance Centre to reopen to public May 7

Renaissance Centre to reopen to public May 7

From WSJ Staff Reports Closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405…

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    The NC Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) recently announced the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department as one of four park and recreation agencies and one university to be awarded $25,000 grants to support joining the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) and expanding the campaign for free outdoor fitness across the state.  The current COVID-19 pandemic has exemplified the need for outdoor fitness alternatives. In response, this statewide initiative is poised to deliver important outdoor wellness infrastructure to help communities stay active across North Carolina and complement the role of indoor gyms and fitness opportunities.  In addition to the Wake Forest PRCR Department, awardees included Burlington Recreation & Parks, Indian Trail Parks & Recreation, Kernersville Parks & Recreation, and Elon University. “We are thrilled to announce the award of these five partners in North Carolina each of whom demonstrates an unwavering commitment to health as a priority in their community during a challenging time,” said NFC Founder Mitch Menaged.  NFC delivers a comprehensive fitness and wellness ecosystem built around its highly acclaimed digital Fitness Court®. Today more than ever, Fitness Courts® are becoming one of America’s most valuable park resources because they bring people outdoors to engage in functional fitness on the world’s best outdoor gym, featuring an exciting series of seven-minute workouts. Importantly, the program operates entirely outdoors in the fresh air and is supportive of physical distancing requirements. Community members enjoy the benefits of digital coaching on the free Fitness Court® app, which delivers fresh content to keep fitness training fun for adults of all ages and fitness levels. NFC trains local agency staff as part of the campaign, and these experts can build engagement and usage. This award-winning initiative is now supporting more than 100 cities across America including Mebane and Columbus County in North Carolina. “NCRPA is honored to partner with the National Fitness Campaign to provide these outdoor fitness opportunities in our state,” shared NCRPA Executive Director Michelle Wells. “The fitness courts are ideal for people of varying ages and abilities, while the fitness court ambassadors provide a unique component to assist in learning how to best utilize the court and offer classes in these communities.” 

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Girls’ Youth Volleyball registration continues through April 23, volunteer coaches needed

Girls’ Youth Volleyball registration continues through April 23, volunteer coaches needed

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will accept youth volleyball applications for girls ages 9-16 from through Friday, April 23.…

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April 22: Deadline for registration for virtual fishing tournaments in May

April 22: Deadline for registration for virtual fishing tournaments in May

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host a Virtual Bass Fishing Tournament for ages 13 and older…

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EBT cards are now accepted at Publix

EBT cards are now accepted at Publix

From WSJ Staff Reports North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services participants can now purchase groceries online using their…

New burger and beer restaurant opens

New businesses coming to Wake Forest

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Arrests made by WFPD, April 13-15

Arrests made by WFPD, April 13-15

From WSJ Staff Reports The following arrests were made by the Wake Forest Police Department between…

Wake Forest Police Department arrests: April 9-12

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All adults eligible for Covid vaccine in NC

All adults eligible for Covid vaccine in NC

Everyone in North Carolina age 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. If you haven’t already…

Covid vaccine use stopped, issue with J&J side effects

Ferries back open

EBT cards are now accepted at Publix