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    From WSJ Staff Reports Now that North Carolina has lifted all indoor and outdoor capacity requirements and masks and social distancing are no longer required, the Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce the return of several popular in-person events, including the July 3 Fireworks Spectacular and Friday Night on White featuring Crush on September 10. Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park will also resume on July 24 and August 7, while a “Halloween Boo Bash” will be offered at Joyner Park Community Center on October 21. In addition, a special “Six Sundays in Fall” concert series has been scheduled at E. Carroll Joyner Park on six consecutive Sunday afternoons from September 5 through October 10, while the Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kick-off is coming to Downtown Wake Forest on Saturday, Nov. 13. “From the outset of the pandemic, we said that once state restrictions were lifted, we’d resume hosting in-person events,” said Mayor Vivian Jones. “Following last week’s announcement by Gov. Cooper, we’re beyond thrilled that we can resume gathering in-person with our family and friends for so many of our favorite community events.” Additional information about Town happenings will be provided in the coming days. In the meantime, area residents are urged to sign up for special events reminders via E-Notifier at www.wakeforestnc.gov/communications/e-notifier.  Finally, Town officials announced today that beginning Tuesday, June 1, the Wake Forest Town Hall will transition to a normal operating schedule of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, complete and submit the online “Contact Us” form at www.wakeforestnc.gov/customer-service-central/contact-us.

May 24 – June 4: Traffic Alert – Heritage Lake Road

May 24 – June 4: Traffic Alert – Heritage Lake Road

Fred Smith Company, a contractor working at the future Legacy at Heritage, will periodically reduce to one lane with…

May 24: Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

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May 24 – June 4: Traffic Alert – Heritage Lake Road

May 24 – June 4: Traffic Alert – Heritage Lake Road

Fred Smith Company, a contractor working at the future Legacy at Heritage, will periodically reduce to one lane with…

May 24: Traffic Alert – South Main Street/US 1A

May 6: Traffic Alert – Durham Road/NC-98

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May 24 – June 4: Traffic Alert – Heritage Lake Road

May 24 – June 4: Traffic Alert – Heritage Lake Road

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May 6: Traffic Alert – Durham Road/NC-98

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June 9: Free blood pressure checks & medication management

June 9: Free blood pressure checks & medication management

Starting Wednesday, June 9, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will partner with Resources for Seniors to offer residents 55 and older free blood pressure…

  • July 24: Rotary Club Super Duper Duck Splash
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    From WSJ Staff Reports 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, 7700 Perry Creek Road in Raleigh, parking lot #5. Proceeds from the charity fundraiser benefit local youth initiatives.  Rubber ducks are currently available for adoption on Wakefield Rotary’s Super Duper Duck Splash website, www.ncducksplash.com and can be purchased until the race begins at noon on the day of the event. For a chance to win a first-place cash prize of $1,500, second place $1,000 or third place $500, participants can purchase a single duck adoption for $5 or groups of ducks at a discount.  Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit local youth-based nonprofits Note in the Pocket, Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, Kerr Family YMCA and NC Football Club Youth.  This year, there are two ways to watch the rubber ducks race to the finish line. Participants can choose to attend the event in-person or watch online via livestream on Wakefield Rotary’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/WakefieldRotary) or www.ncducksplash.com.    Local businesses and organizations can support Super Duper Duck Splash, as well as gain awareness of their business, with a sponsorship. Complete the form https://tinyurl.com/785h83n or email info@wakefieldrotaryNC.com by June 1.  See duck adoption information and event details at www.ncducksplash.com.   https://youtu.be/Prov9i7VWcQ About the Rotary Club of Wakefield/Wake Forest  Wakefield Rotarians are people of action, driven by a desire to create opportunities, strengthen communities and find solutions to challenges. Making an impact on the lives of local youth is the focus of the Rotary Club of Wakefield/Wake Forest. The club is currently meeting via Zoom, but expects to soon be back at Heritage Club, 1250 Heritage Club Avenue in Wake Forest on Thursdays (except 2nd Thursdays of the month) for its breakfast meetings. During the pandemic all meetings are being conducted by video conference from 8 – 8:45 a.m. Chartered in 2009, Wakefield Rotary Club is a service organization of business professionals, neighbors, friends and community leaders who join together to create positive change in Wake Forest, the Triangle, our state, nation and the world. Visit www.WakefieldRotaryNC.com for more information. 

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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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June 9: Free blood pressure checks & medication management

June 9: Free blood pressure checks & medication management

Starting Wednesday, June 9, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will partner with Resources for Seniors to…

June 1: COVID Vaccination Clinic at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church

June 1: COVID Vaccination Clinic at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church

A COVID Vaccination Clinic at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church (FCBC), 237 Friendship Chapel Road, on Tuesday, June 1, from 3-7 p.m. will complement…

May 29: Participate in Post 187 Memorial Day tribute

May 29: Participate in Post 187 Memorial Day tribute

From WSJ Staff Reports American Legion Post 187 will be placing flags on veterans’ graves to honor fallen heroes Memorial…

Summer ferry schedules go into effect May 25

Summer ferry schedules go into effect May 25

As the summer season gets into high gear on the Outer Banks, the N.C. Department of Transportation will be bolstering…

Hook, line and sinker — virtual bass tournament winners

Hook, line and sinker — virtual bass tournament winners

From WSJ Staff Reports Congratulations to winners and participants in the Town of Wake Forest PRCR’s first Virtual Bass Fishing…

Don’t fight the rip, know your beach flags

Don’t fight the rip, know your beach flags

From WSJ Staff Reports Rip currents can sweep even the most experienced swimmers away from shore into deeper water. Rip…

Vaccine on the Green

Vaccine on the Green

COVID-19 vaccines are our best shot to bring back summer and get everyone safely back to the people, places and…

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    Heritage beats Wakefield 6-2 in Friday night high school baseball. WSJ Photo | Jay Lamm By JAY LAMM The Heritage Huskies defeated the Wakefield Wolverines 6-2 in a home varsity baseball conference game Friday night. The Huskies scored two in the bottom of the first and never trailed the rest of the game.  Wakefield threatened with the bases loaded in the top of the fourth, but a pop fly put an end to the rally. Blake Hanley registered the win with four strong innings of relief, including nine strikeouts and giving up only one hit.  Matthew Driver took the loss for Wakefield. Catcher Pete Maldonado led Heritage with two hits and two runs batted in.  The Wolverines’ offense was speared by Zack Mays with two hits and two runs batted in.  Heritage is 6-2 on the season, and leads the Northern Conference with a 4-0 record. Wakefield is 2-5 on the season with a 1-3 Northern Conference record. The Wolverines stand at fourth place in the conference. Heritage’s next game is Tuesday, May 25, against Knightdale at home. The conference game starts at 6 pm.Wakefield plays at Corinth Holders at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 25.

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Hook, line and sinker — virtual bass tournament winners

Hook, line and sinker — virtual bass tournament winners

From WSJ Staff Reports Congratulations to winners and participants in the Town of Wake Forest PRCR’s first Virtual Bass Fishing Tournament.  First place: Jack N.,…

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Huskies mush Wakefield 6-2

Huskies mush Wakefield 6-2

By JAY LAMM The Heritage Huskies defeated the Wakefield Wolverines 6-2 in a home varsity baseball conference game Friday night.  The Huskies scored two in the…

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Connect Wake Forest begins July 14

Connect Wake Forest begins July 14

The Wake Forest Area Chamber Foundation is sponsoring a new initiative which has been created specifically…

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Wake Forest wins finance award

Memorial Day holiday schedule for Wake Forest

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Re/Max Hometown celebrates anniversary

Re/Max Hometown celebrates anniversary

Mike Ponsolle and his team at Re/Max Hometown celebrated one year in business on Wednesday, May…

May 5: Raleigh Radiology open house, WF chamber ribbon cutting

Elemental Acupuncture Center cuts Chamber ribbon

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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