Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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24 Spring 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine e move itself, off-camera, was drawn- out. "One weekend, we packed boxes. e next weekend, we packed more boxes," said Melinda Hemphill, reminiscing about last year's move — their first since 2007 — while kicking back on the sofa of their 3-acre Wakefield Estates spread. It was actually a reprieve from the "horror story" of their last get-up-and-go, a moving- in-while-moving out test of wills between buyer and seller. "We just said we'll take it a little slow next time," Jay Hemphill said. is time, their boys — Hayes, now 12; Archer, 9; and Rudy, 7 — fully shared in the experience, as did "Darby," the family's 3-year-old Weimaraner. "Time-consuming," Archer said. "A little stressful," Hayes said. "I think moving means you can miss your old home," Rudy said. As far as the ability of "Darby" to cope, she "got very confused," Melinda Hemphill said. But there was a pay-off. "She enjoyed the bigger backyard," Jay Hemphill said. As for the extra lawn-work, "Dad" was anything but unnerved. "A new mower!" he said with a smile. ere were fringe benefits, too, for the Walsh clan. "I love the screened-in porch," said Continued on Page 26 ❱❱ PHILIP M. READ The Hemphill family's house hunt was the stuff of HGTV's House Hunter's Family show, but the move itself from Raleigh to Wake Forest was off-camera. Today, they are settled in their Wakefield Estates home, from left, Rudy, 7; mom Melinda Hemphill; Archer, 9; Hayes, 12; Darby, the Weimaraner; and dad, Jay Hemphill.

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