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Now Playing: Man on a Ledge

It’s a new year and so its time for new movies. I attended an advanced screening of Man on a Ledge almost a month ago. The movies stars Sam Worthington as Nick Cassidy a cop convicted for stealing a huge diamond from real estate mogul David Englander (Ed Harris). It also stars Elizabeth Banks as Lydia Mercer the […]

Tumble Gym’s ‘B.A.T. Boys’ Teaches Accountability

Is anyone else out there annoyed by the prevailing sentiment that trophies for participation are actually a good thing for our kids? The first time my oldest child received one, I thought it was cute.  She was 4 and overjoyed when her coach handed her a nice sized trophy at the end of the YMCA soccer […]

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Melissa Matthews of Wake Forest Wins Sabbatical Grant from IKEA

The votes are in, and Wake Forest resident Melissa Matthews won the IKEA Life Improvement Sabbatical Contest.

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The Importance of Inspections When Buying Older Properties

Older homes can be a delight to show, sell and own. They have such character and unique features. However, oftentimes older homes also have unique issues that must be thoroughly investigated. Asbestos siding or asbestos in pipe wrapping – Have you ever seen white, painted-on bandage-like wrapping around a pipe with a cotton candy-like insulation on the inside? […]

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The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department will host a special open house on Friday, Jan. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. Area residents are invited to attend and meet parks and recreation staff and class instructors who will be on hand to provide information […]

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The deadline is fast approaching to submit nomination forms for the Urban Forestry Board’s Green Medal Awards. Green Medals are presented to Wake Forest area residents, civic clubs, and companies that have demonstrated exceptional care and concern for the environment and/or Wake Forest’s urban forest. The deadline to submit nomination forms is Monday, Feb. 6 […]

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Mayor Vivian Jones will deliver her 2012 State of the Town Address on Monday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., during the Fourth Annual State of the Town Address & Dinner. Presented by the Wake Forest Rotary Club, the event will be held at Tuxedo Junction, 405 S. Brooks St. All area residents are invited to […]

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Residents Invited to February Wake Electric Advisory Council Meetings

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Residents Invited to February Wake Electric Advisory Council Meetings

Do you want to discuss recent energy legislation and electric utility issues that matter to you? Then join Wake Electric at one of its Member Advisory Committee (MAC) meetings in February. During these meetings, members will have the opportunity to hear reports on the current plans and progress of Wake Electric, as well as engage […]

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Wake Electric Asks Residents to Help Prevent Copper Theft

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North Carolina, like many states across the nation, is experiencing a surge in copper theft because of rising metal prices. Copper wire is a primary component of electrical distribution lines and substations, like those owned and maintained by Wake Electric. Removing copper wire from electrical systems causes power outages, creates the need for additional maintenance, […]

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Raleigh Real Estate News

Have you heard the latest top 10 Google searches in North Carolina includes foreclosures in Raleigh? Yep, as a local REALTOR with 22 years of experience selling real estate in the Triangle area, I can tell you that the market for foreclosures right now is white-hot. With Business Week magazine, Fortune magazine and others including […]

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