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Services update from town of Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — Although conditions have improved, area roads remain icy and dangerous. Area residents are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads as much as possible. Pedestrians should walk against traffic, wear bright clothing and try to stay out of the roads. Due to current...
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Man wanted for questioning in fraud case

WAKE FOREST — Police are looking for this man in connection with a recent fraudulent financial card transaction at the Wake Forest Walmart Supercenter, 2114 S. Main St., Wake Forest Police Spokesman Bill Crabtree relayed in a press release today. The individual is wanted for...

Retrieving abandoned vehicles

RALEIGH — Car owners who were forced to abandon their vehicles during the snow storm and discover their vehicles have been towed are encouraged to call the North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) at 919-733-3861 or the local police department for city/town-maintained roads. NCHP is...
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Be warm, be safe if you lose power

The latest wave of freezing rain, ice and snow could cause power outages in the area over the next several days. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) offers the following tips for residents to stay safe and even comfortable during a loss of power: Family safety...
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Report power outages to right agency, not 9-1-1

Write these down now, while you have power! If you are experiencing a true emergency, always call 9-1-1. If you see power lines down, you should always assume they are live and stay away from them and any wet ground near them. For power outages, do not call 911, call the...

Tax hike on table?

Leaders ready to expand key initiatives. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If the discussions at the town board retreat are any indicator, the town’s lean years of fiscal belt-cinching may be a thing of the past. Big things are planned locally, some of which may come to pass this...
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Record crowd at charity auction

Koinonia raises $11,000 for Safe Space. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A larger -than-ever crowd of more than 200 people attended the 20th annual Koinonia auction Saturday at The Forks Cafeteria, generously raising some $35,000 for area charities. Of that figure, attendees pitched...
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Lovin’ art is in the air Friday

WAKE FOREST — What better way to spend a chilly Valentine’s evening than cuddled up with your love in a horse-drawn carriage downtown? February’s Art After Hours Friday night will overflow with everything you “heart.” The Cotton Company Art Gallery’s featured artist this month is...

Officials: Show common sense on snow, please

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Our area is expecting to be hit with the third winter storm of the season right about now. While frigid temperatures and even a little bit of frozen precipitation is a fairly usual winter occurrence, the climate in central North Carolina is so...