Business Briefs — week of June 6, 2013

Franklin Medical Center recognized for excellence VHA Central Atlantic has recognized Novant Health Franklin Medical Center (FMC), Louisburg, with two national awards. FMC was listed as one of six facilities that demonstrated a 20-percent or greater reduction in 30-day heart...

Economy looks to be on the up

by Dave Caldwell, North Carolina State University RALEIGH — Things are looking up economically in both North Carolina and across the nation. That is the conclusion of Dr. Mike Walden, economist and William Neal Reynolds distinguished professor at North Carolina State University....
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Pretty darn quick!

WAKE FOREST — A line was out the door at lunchtime Monday at the new PDQ restaurant on Dr. Calvin Jones Highway at Northpark Drive. The fast food eatery opened Sunday and was slammed with customers both days, according to Bryan Cole, operating partner. PDQ, which stands for...
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History on display in mural

High schooler spends months on public art project by David Leone WAKE FOREST — You may have noticed the new public art project on South White Street. Not the brick and ironwork bench at Jones Avenue paid for with public funds, but the mural on the north side of the Wake Forest...

Take life saving measures into own hands

WAKE FOREST — When it comes to cases of sudden cardiac arrest, bystander CPR can double or even triple survival rates. However, in the majority of such incidents there is no immediate help. CPR educator Kim Harkins hopes to bring awareness to changes in how CPR is done as a part...