From WSJ Staff Reports
Terrance Jones of Wake County tried his luck on a Powerball ticket in Saturday’s drawing and won a $100,000 prize.
Jones purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket from the George John Mart Inc. on South Main Street in Wake Forest.
His winning Power Play ticket matched numbers on four of the white balls and the Powerball to beat odds of 1 in 913,000, winning him $50,000. His prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier was drawn.
He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $70,751 after required federal and state tax withholdings.
The jackpot stands at $470 million as an annuity prize or $362.7 million cash for Saturday’s drawing. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
From WSJ Staff Reports East fifth seed Wake Forest (6-1) defeats fourth seed Millbrook (5-3) 30 to 27 in the first round of the NCHSAA 4AA football state championship. Wake Forest will host eight seed Pinecrest (6-2) in the second round of the playoffs Friday, April 23. Pinecrest defeated number one seed Apex Friendship (7-1) 24 to […]
In an effort to achieve the highest possible level of citizen participation, the Town of Wake Forest has added a third Community Plan Visioning Workshop to its slate of virtual public meetings. In addition to workshops on Tuesday, April 13, and Saturday, April 17, from 10-11:30 a.m., the Town will offer a session on Thursday, April 22, […]
From WSJ Staff Reports North Carolina has stopped the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The state Department of Health and Human Services has released a statement regarding the CDC and FDA’s joint statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following incidents of severe blood clots in a small number of people who […]
Everyone in North Carolina age 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. If you haven’t already received your shot, you can find participating vaccine providers at MySpot.nc.gov to schedule your vaccine appointment. What you should know: The vaccine is free everywhere in North Carolina. No photo ID or insurance is needed. Depending on where you get your […]
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From WSJ Staff Reports NC Main Street recently recognized the Wake Forest Garden Club as a Main Street Champion for “enhancing the beauty of downtown Wake Forest and the entire community since 1924.” According to Downtown Development Manager Jennifer Herbert, the Garden Club’s impact is visible throughout the Renaissance Area and beyond. “Their many efforts in […]
From WSJ Staff Reports The following arrests were made by the Wake Forest Police Department between April 13- 15: April 13Ajmer Troy Cox, 33, 2207 Fox Ridge Manor Rd.; order for arrest-misdemeanor, order for arrest-misdemeanor; Secured $14,000 bond. April 15Xavier Marquise Lewis, 29, 3911 Dowling Haven Pl., Apt. 101, Raleigh; driving while impaired, resisting public […]
From WSJ Staff Reports North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services participants can now purchase groceries online using their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards at an additional authorized online EBT retailer, Publix Super Markets Inc. This flexibility will allow participants to buy food while promoting social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will help families with transportation and mobility barriers. Wake […]
From WSJ Staff Reports The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has resumed service on Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke. Service reopened with a two-boat, alternate schedule while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to mitigate shoaling issues in Bigfoot Slough. The ferry service was suspended on April 7 due […]