Volume 16, Number 2
A reader asked what is going into the old Winn-Dixie building at 931 Durham Road which was previously the Wakefield High School Ninth Grade Center, and we are happy to tell her it is the Wake County North Wake College and Career Academy that will open in August.
One of several new career and technical education (CTE) high schools, it is a partnership between the county school system and Wake Technical Community College. Students will be able to graduate with both a high school diploma and a certificate in one of five career areas: culinary arts, early childhood education, emergency medical science, hospitality management and IT – technical support.
Graduates can take the college credit they’ve earned to pursue a degree at Wake Tech or another post-secondary institution.
The five programs were chosen based on labor market data showing what fields are expected to have job openings and a survey of students asking which areas they’re interested in studying. Organizers said they tried to not offer programs that would compete with those found at career academies at nearby high schools or at the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy in south Raleigh.
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The town’s drive-up drop box for utility payments has been moved from its locationon Taylor Street behind town hall to the Brooks Street parking lot in front of town hall. The move was made to provide easier access and to reduce traffic congestion in the employee parking lot on Taylor Street.
Residents can use the drop box for the payments of their Wake Forest Power electric bills, City of Raleigh water and sewer bills, town parks and recreation bills and keys for the town’s rental facilities.
The Town of Wake Forest does not accept Wake County property tax payments. Residents can make those payments at the Northern Regional Center, 350 East Holding Avenue.
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The Texas Roadhouse at 11440 Capital Boulevard will host a USO fundraiser on Sunday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. that will honor the memory of Sgt. Dillon Baldridge and Lance Cpl. Nathan Bizzell. Texas Roadhouse will donate 10 percent of sales from dine-in and carry-out orders that specifically tell their server that they would like their receipt to go towards the fundraiser. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.