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Fire station blazes ahead

Planning Board gives proposal thumbs-up, but other issues raise objections. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Tuesday night’s Planning Board meeting at town hall had a number of odd occurrences; unusual, at least, to those who attend such meetings regularly.  The proposition The first...

It’s time to drop the rhetoric

The kerfuffle over the possibility of Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) locating a fire station on Jenkins Road is slipping out of hand. There is a principle in debate called Godwin’s Law that goes something like: The longer or more heated a discussion grows, the more likely it...
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Chief under fire for station location

Jenkins Road residents feel left out of the process for firehouse site. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Ron Early has made a career out of running into burning buildings without compunction. But the Wake Forest Fire Chief was visibly feeling the heat Sept. 26 during a meeting with...
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Girl Scouts serve firefighters on 9/11

WAKE FOREST — Local Girl Scout Cadette Troop 850 decided to take action to remember the tragedy of 9/11 on Sept. 11 in a different way. The Scouts made homemade cards and treats and took them to Wake Forest Fire Station 1 on Elm Street to thank the men and women for their...

Lighting strikes start fires

No injuries, but damage in Tuesday incidents. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Lightning appears to have struck twice in 15 minutes early Tuesday morning on opposite sides of town, starting two fires. No one was injured in either case, though the closeness of the strikes and other...
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