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Builder fined $15K for felled tree

Above: Orange fencing around this tree didn’t stop it from being cut down, resulting in a major fine. Cedar, protection fencing bulldozed in Meadows subdivision by David Leone WAKE FOREST — An old-growth cedar tree flagged for protection was instead felled to make way for...
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Tornado surprises Wake Forest, Franklin County

Above: Wake Forest resident Mike Reget captured this photo of the rotating wall cloud as it moved over Wake Forest. Reget was near the intersection of Rogers and Heritage Lake roads, Tuesday, when the system passed. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — While rain and even thunderstorms...

Troop needs new sponsor

Seminary not to renew Scout charter by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — An area Boy Scout troop will have to look for a new home by Jan. 1 after it was told its sponsoring organization will not be able to renew its charter. Last week, members of the national Southern Baptist...
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Army birthday party helps veterans

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veteran of Foreign Wars, sponsored the eighth annual spaghetti and meatball dinner to celebrate the 238th birthday of the American Flag and the establishment of the “Continental Army,” which later became the U.S....

Rezonings to require hearings

Wake Forest town budget, UDO approved, with edits by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town board approved both its budget and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Tuesday night, which will please some people while upsetting others. The most contentious parts of the UDO were left out...