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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently named the Town of Wake Forest as the recipient of the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2020-21 annual budget. This marks the seventh consecutive year Wake Forest has...Read more


On Monday, Moody’s Investors Service joined Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch Ratings Services in assigning a triple A rating to the Town of Wake Forest’s $1.3 million General Obligation (GO) Public Improvement Bonds, Series 2021A and $4.9 million General Obligation Public Improvement...Read more


Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Town of Wake Forest relaxed a number of temporary sign enforcement activities over the past year in an effort to support Wake Forest businesses during the pandemic. Now that conditions are improving and North Carolina’s restrictions are being...Read more


This traffic pattern change has been postponed until Tuesday, May 18.

On Tuesday, May 18, several important traffic pattern changes will take effect in the vicinity of the soon-to-open Wegmans, specifically along the new Ligon Mill Road Extension and...Read more


The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day . Wake Forest Bus Service, along with curbside trash...Read more


Holding Park Aquatic Center (HPAC) will open for the 2021 season Saturday, May 29, at 9 a.m. To view the daily operating schedule, visit ....Read more


Beginning today at 2:20 p.m., Duke Energy will close the portion of Stadium Drive from Wake Forest High School, 420 W. Stadium Ave., to McDowell Drive in 15-minute increments until approximately 3:30 p.m. The periodic road closure is necessary to allow crews to install overhead power lines....Read more


A towering willow oak tree nicknamed “Broccolini” is the Wake Forest 2021 Tree of the Year.

Located on the Brooks Street side of the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., the “majestic” tree was the runaway winner in this week’s voting. Of the nearly 400 votes cast, “...Read more


Fred Smith Company, a contractor working at the future Legacy at Heritage, will periodically reduce to one lane with alternating two-way traffic the portion of Heritage Lake Road from Friendship Chapel Road to Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass Tuesday, May 11, through Saturday, May 29, from...Read more


During the week of May 10, the Town of Wake Forest will begin the process of converting to one-way traffic the portion of Wait Avenue from South Brooks Street to Roosevelt Avenue.

In December, the Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance converting the street from two-way to one-way...Read more



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