Workplace worries — The N.C. Department of Labor answers common employment questions

Question — I am wondering if it is OK for an 18-year-old high school student to be required to work until midnight while that student has school the next day. Answer — Yes. The youth employment provisions of the Wage and Hour Act do not apply to students who are 18 years old or...

Novozymes enters charity competition

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Triangle Business Journal is conducting a Social Madness competition to encourage local businesses to get involved in social media for a good cause. Local company, Novozymes, is participating. The competition measures each participating company’s online social...
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Library looking for new Friends

Wake Forest Library support organization needs board officers by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Budgets for Wake County libraries have been increasing, but the local branch still needs the extra support every now and again for programs and materials. That’s where the Friends come...

SPCA receives grant, seeks volunteers

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The SPCA recently received a $10,000 grant from the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets grant program. The organization will use the grant to spay/neuter pets owned by Franklin County residents who live in mobile home parks. To schedule an appointment, call...
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First swallow-tailed kite nest found in N.C.

RIEGELWOOD — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission discovered the first swallow-tailed kite nest in North Carolina May 7 while conducting aerial surveys in Bladen County. They located the nest in the top of a bald cypress along the Cape Fear River, north of Lock...