Agreement will cut electric bills

An agreement reached last week by Duke Energy Progress and the power agency representing Wake Forest and 31 other North Carolina municipalities will ease the debt burden the towns and their residents have borne since 1982. Exactly how Wake Forest residents will benefit from the agreement will not be known for a year or more, but Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones said she was “very pleased that the power agency (North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency or NCEMPA) has approved moving forward with the sale of our generation assets to Duke Energy Progress.” She went on to say that the sale – if approved by both state and federal regulators – will reduce the debt for the agency by about 70 percent. “The debt … [Read More...]


RST hoping for permit soon

RST Fiber is still waiting on a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to cross the Neuse River and link its project in Wake Forest with a fiber cable service point in Raleigh. RST CEO Dan … [Read More...]

No town meetings next week

The town commissioners and planning board members will have a summer break this August. Because of a lack of urgent business, there will be no monthly work session for the mayor and town … [Read More...]


National Night Out returns to neighborhoods

During the Wake Forest Town Board meeting July 15, Police Chief Jeff Leonard told the mayor and commissioners the police department had decided to forego the annual carnival and instead return to the original intent of … [Read More...]

Wanted: Bowlers for Charity Bowl-A-Thon

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club hosts a fun and family-friendly Charity Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, August 3, 2014, rolling at 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., at Brooks Street Bowl in Wake Forest.  The two teams with the highest pin-total … [Read More...]