Category: Press Release

Traffic Alert – Rogers Road

Wake Electric has reduced a portion of Rogers Road in the vicinity of the Marshall Farm Street intersection to one lane with alternating traffic while crews work to energize the new traffic signal.

Flaggers are in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists through the work area. However, the lane reduction is causing significant traffic delays, so motorists are encouraged to take an alternate route if possible.

The Town of Wake Forest provides this information as a public service. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. When traveling through a construction area, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be patient, proceed with caution and obey flaggers at all times. Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work. Dates, times and work locations are subject to change due to inclement weather or last-minute changes in work schedules.

Police Requesting Public’s Assistance

The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the individuals shown in the surveillance camera images below.

The subjects are wanted for questioning in connection with a fraudulent purchase at the Wake Forest Golden Corral in February.

Anyone who believes they may recognize or know the whereabouts of this individual is encouraged to call the Police Department Tip Line at 919-435-9610. All calls are confidential.

11th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony May 2

Area residents are invited to attend the 11th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony on Monday, May 2, at 11 a.m. The program will take place in Centennial Plaza, in front of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

The May 2 service will honor Don Kroohs who served his nation in the U.S. Army. Members of Kroohs’ family have been invited to participate in the ceremony which will include patriotic songs, special remarks, a memorial wreath laying and the ceremonial flag-raising. Following the raising of the American flag, the U.S. Army service flag will be raised in recognition of the military branch in which Kroohs served. Both flags will fly in Centennial Plaza throughout May.

Photographs and other remembrances of Kroohs will also be displayed in Centennial Plaza during the ceremony, then in the town hall lobby through the end of May.

Presented by local veterans’ organizations to honor the sacrifices of deceased Wake Forest veterans and their families, memorial flag-raising ceremonies are held monthly from April through October at 11 a.m. in Centennial Plaza.

A committee comprised of representatives from American Legion Post 187, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187, American Legion Riders, VFW Post 8466, the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, Marine Corps League Detachment 1257, the Wake Forest High School JROTC and the Town of Wake Forest is soliciting the names of deceased Wake Forest veterans who may be honored during future flag-raising ceremonies.

To be eligible for consideration, the deceased veteran must meet one of the following criteria: 1) joined active duty in Wake Forest; 2) died in Wake Forest; or 3) was a member of a Wake Forest veterans’ organization.

For more information, visit and search “Memorial Flag Raising” or contact Pete Lambert at 919-529-3018 or

Carolina Puppet Theatre Returns to the Renaissance Centre May 4

Carolina Puppet Theatre, longtime entertainers at the former Kazoom Children’s Theatre in Raleigh, return to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., on Wednesday, May 4, at 11 a.m.

Carolina Puppet Theatre has been entertaining families for over 20 years with fast-paced, interactive performances full of mayhem. Ms. Poly and Ms. Ester, the wacky Garbardine Sisters and the star of the show, Bartlet, use story-telling, music and puppetry to make the shows a delightful experience for young children.

Using a variety of puppet styles, the characters come to life with engaging personalities and close interaction with the audience. During the storytelling segment of each show, children are selected from the audience to be the stars.

These shows are geared to children ages 3-7. Tickets are $5 per person (plus tax) and can be purchased in advance on the Renaissance Centre website at or at the Renaissance Centre Box Office, 405 S. Brooks St. On the day of the event, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Future Carolina Puppet Theatre performances are scheduled at the Renaissance Centre on May 18, June 8, and June 22. For more information, visit or call 919-435-9560.

To learn about upcoming events at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, sign up for Renaissance Centre updates call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

DMV’s Mobile Driver’s License Unit Returns to Renaissance Centre May 2

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ Mobile Driver’s License Unit returns to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Arts Annex, 405 S. Brooks St., on Monday, May 2. The mobile unit will be on site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The new compact mobile office is part of Governor Pat McCrory’s initiative to improve customer service and reduce wait times at the DMV.

Featuring two driver license examiner stations,the new mobile office offers all the driver license services provided in brick-and-mortar offices, including driving tests.

The Renaissance Centre Arts Annex hosts the Mobile Driver’s License Unit on the first and third Monday of each month. The mobile office will return to Wake Forest on Monday, May 16, at 9 a.m.