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William Watt Jones Announces Candidacy for Town Commissioner Via Twitter

William Watt Jones has announced his candidacy for town commissioner on his Twitter feed.(@wattjones). There’s not much about Mr. Jones on the Internet via Google, yet, but his first follower is he is following mayoral candidate David Bissette (@david4mayor). The election for mayor and town commissioners will be held in November.

The “Girls From Ames” Stop By Wake Forest Storytellers

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The “Girls From Ames” Stop By Wake Forest Storytellers

Author Angela Jamison, who runs Cornucopia Marketing in dowtown Wake Forest, will be at the Storytellers Bookstore tonight from 7 to 9, to discuss “The Girls From Ames”. From the News&Observer article:

Jeffrey Zaslow’s book about the enduring friendship among the 10 women, “The Girls from Ames” has spent eight weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and frequently inspires impromptu storytelling.

If you missed the reading and want to learn more about Jamison’s book, read this interview by Zach Smith, a writer for the Indepenent. 

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Whole Foods Coming Closer to Home with North Raleigh Store

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Whole Foods Coming Closer to Home with North Raleigh Store

The trendy and pricey Whole Foods Market is coming to North Raleigh at the corner of Six Forks and Strickland roads (where the Collonade office park is located), according this post on gogoraleigh.com.

The folks at gogoraleigh are unimpressed with the location, saying it is a poster-child for urban sprawl at its worst. For those of us in the far northern reaches of civilization, it will actually be a shorter drive to this Whole Foods than the one in Chapel Hill or to the Fresh Market, which moved farther south on Falls of Neuse Road last year.

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Blueberry Prices Drop at Vollmer

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Blueberry Prices Drop at Vollmer

Vollmer Farm BlueberriesVollmer Farm is trying out “pick-your-own” blueberries for the first time this year. According to their newsletter, things are going well:

Farmer John is very happy with the way production is going, and we are able to offer “you-pick” everyday of the week. The other good news is that we have also lowered the price due to the great crop of berries.

If you’re looking for something to do, and can handle the heat, it sounds like fun. Find out more at their Web site.

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Live Music Friday Evening at Three Locations

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Live Music Friday Evening at Three Locations

Where can you go to hear good music for free? Wake Forest, of course. It seems there’s always someone playing at one of the great spots around town these days. Alyn Mearns and Claire&Kenny will be playing at 8 p.m. at the Wake Forest Coffee Company in downtown Wake Forest. Festival Friday at Festival Park will focus on Christian music featuring Locust -n- Honey at 6 p.m. (Sponsored by the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment.) The Well Coffee House on S.

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First-hand Story About The Church Youth Group Rescued Last Week

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There was a big splash in the news last week about a major rescue of a church youth group on the Uwharrie River in central NC which included several kids from the Living Word Family Church here in Wake Forest. Everyone was recovered safe and unharmed. Almost as soon as the emergency vehicles were back in their garages, the major news outlets stopped reporting the story.If you want more information, enjoy reading this five-part first-hand account of the trip. There was a lot more going on than just the river trip, and there are some great photos on Pastor Jody’s blog “General Jody’s Marching Orders“. This link takes you to the first of the series. Use the link above each post to advance to the next installment.

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‘Dance Band’ Author to Read From His Novel About Wake Forest in the 1950s

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‘Dance Band’ Author to Read From His Novel About Wake Forest in the 1950s

You may remember reading about N.W. “Red” Pope’s novel earlier. Now he’s going to be in town on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m. He’ll be reading from his book “Dance Band from Deacontown“, a novelization of his experience as a drummer in a band which performed around town in the 1950s before Wake Forest College shipped out for Winston-Salem. The reading will take place at Storytellers Book Store in downtown Wake Forest, next to the train trestle, at 100 E. Roosevelt Ave.

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Beat The Heat and Get to The Farmers Market Early

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Beat The Heat and Get to The Farmers Market Early

All food comes from farms. That’s the lesson at today’s Wake Forest Farmer’s Market in the S. White Street parking lot in Downtown Wake Forest. The ladies from the Farm Bureau will have all kinds of hans-on activities for kids. Adults can enjoy samples of farm-fresh gazpacho (a wonderful cold soup) and a chicken-veggie stir-fry. As usual, there’s plenty of fresh produce available this week as well. Blueberries are coming soon!

Market goes until noon today. Also stop by Wake Forest Coffee Company for a cool Italian soda and some Motown on the sound system.

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Burlington Mills Road Closed Tonight

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We got word from one our “tweeps” @whiskyd that Burlington Mills Road is closed tonight. Drivers may want to find an alternate route.

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Wake Forest Church Group Rescued From Uwharrie River in Montgomery County

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Wake Forest Church Group Rescued From Uwharrie River in Montgomery County

Perhaps God was looking down on a church group from Wake Forest today when they ran into rough water on the Uwharrie River in Montgomery County. They called 911 when the groups became separated. Listen to the call here.

Members of the Living Word Family Church of Wake Forest were on a canoe trip with other church youth groups when the river rose suddenly. Luckily, all were accounted for and no one was injured, according to the News and Observer story.

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