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Santa’s come to town

WW photo by David Leone

Williams retiring

Wake Forest town manager has held job since 1993. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — In a surprise statement, Mark Williams announced Wednesday he’s retiring as town manager April 30. He informed town commissioners during the board’s closed session Tuesday night, breaking the news to...

‘Dream home’ property 25 feet short

Town turns down resident’s offer to buy a bigger lawn. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Caveat Emptor: Let the buyer beware. This was the overall gist of Wake Forest commissioners’ refusal to allow town resident Brian Ramey to purchase land beyond his back lot from the town. The...

Man arrested for sex offense

WAKE FOREST — A local man is in jail on a $400,000 bond for an alleged child porn charge. Carlos Lazaro Rivero, 52, of 428 Longbourn Drive, in the Pemberly subdivision, was arrested by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy J.W. Carter at his residence Dec. 8 at 8:50 p.m. Rivero is charged...

Avoid holiday package thefts

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is warning homeowners to be vigilant when they have parcels delivered to their homes after a local resident reported having two packages stolen from her front porch. Police say thieves often follow courier trucks and immediately...

A love story: Foster care to adoption

Local Profiles by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — There is a pressing need for foster families in Wake County. From March 2013 to March 2014, the latest available statistics, there were 614 children being cared for through the foster care system. In 2011, Brent and Amanda Aucoin...

Brewery expands

Youngsville facility will allow White Street to more than triple production, and bottle the beer. By David Leone YOUNGSVILLE — White Street Brewing Company is upsizing and has moved its major brewing operations to Park Avenue. Dino Radosta, company founder and owner, held a sneak...

Family man cleans up in bathroom contest

Dream entry earns $15,000 grand prize in Dove shampoo contest. By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — What’s a guy gotta do to get a little time and space in his own bathroom? Ask Brian McEwen. The Wake Forest husband and dad of two daughters — with another on the way — relayed his woes...

Navigating the holidays with diabetes

Amid a season of sweets and special foods, it can be challenging for diabetics to maintain their dietary discipline. But eating certain foods in moderation can help people with diabetes enjoy the flavors of the holidays without compromising their health. The Centers for Disease...