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Developer gives back

   Jandy Ammons Foundation to benefit community, state by David Leone RALEIGH — Andy and Jan Ammons are household names in Wake Forest. He, for following in his father’s footsteps and developing Heritage, she for her tireless leadership with the town’s greenways board and...
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A tall ship’s tale

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Last month, during a Neck of the Woods performance series presentation at Wake Forest Coffee Company, author Stephan Platzer showed up with a slide projector. Then, in place of reading from his 2008 book Bringing E Home: Transatlantic Voyage of...
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Rain brings share of headaches

In photo: This massive oak in Larry Van Luven’s yard in Wake Forest split at a natural fork in the trunk, Sunday. The break revealed rot made worse by the persistent rain and wet conditions this year. (Photo by Clellie Allen) WAKE FOREST — Two summers ago, the state was...
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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...
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Officer moves up to chief – Former K-9 cop David Hess now in Wilson’s Mills

by David Leone WILSON’S MILLS — Former Wake Forest Officer David Hess has a new job: police chief. Hess made the leap from a medium-sized department to a four-man force in Wilson’s Mills last week, starting June 17. “He was the best applicant we had,” said Richard Hicks, Wilson’s...