Fireworks extravaganza celebrates 40th year

Roving by Bob Allen This is the time of year when I always start getting anxious about something big about to start — at least for most of my 61 years in Wake Forest. The big Wake Forest July 4th fireworks extravaganza program will once again make it’s appearance Wednesday, July...
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July 4th committee receives $10,000 grant

WAKE FOREST — This Wake Forest July Fourth Committee has reason to be happy. They just learned the town of Wake Forest had approved a $10,000 grant to help with expenses of the fireworks and program extravaganza July 3 when this photo was taken. Pictured are, form front left, ...

Clarence G. Briggs, 87

Clarence G. Briggs, 87, of Wake Forest died Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Durham VA Hospital. He was born in Vance County, the son of the late James Washington Briggs and Beulah Edwards Briggs and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. Briggs was a member of Neuse...

Samuel Joseph Johnson, 23

Samuel Joseph Johnson, 23, of Wake Forest passed away Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013, due to a motor vehicle accident. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 18, 1990. He graduated from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School in 2008. Johnson’s interests included searching for...
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Holt family places conservation easements

WAKE FOREST — Lee and Perri Holt of Wake Forest recently placed conservation easements on 133 acres of timberland just outside Warrenton with the assistance of Tar River Land Conservancy. The conservation easements ensure that the land will remain permanently undeveloped while...