Something delicious this way comes

Cupcake food truck now a shop. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — One of the first things you notice when pulling up to a new business at the Wake Forest Crossing shopping center is the smell of someone baking something wonderful. Call it the sweet smell of success, perhaps. On Oct....

Wake Weekly welcomes new sportswriter

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Responding to the burgeoning number of prep sports in the area, The Wake Weekly has brought on board Marty Simpkins as a full-time sports writer and photographer. Simpkins is a 2013 graduate of UNC-Wilmington and a native of Willow Spring. He is a...

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Farmer’s Market announces special hours The Wake Forest Farmer’s Market, located in front of the Renaissance Centre on South Brooks Street, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. A holiday market will take place Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the...

Farm transition workshop planned

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Center is partnering with the University of Mount Olive’s Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center to conduct a farm transition conference for area farmers and landowners. The workshop will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4...

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Trade food for a brew at WSBC White Street Brewing Company is helping support the Tri-Area Ministry food bank in Wake Forest. Bring four non-perishable food items to the taproom, 218 S. White St., on Monday nights during November and get a free pint of beer in return. Agency...

Wanted: Slightly used scarves and shoes

WAKE FOREST — Members of the Women Business Owners Alliance (wBOA) of the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce are collecting gently used career clothing to donate to Dress for Success, and invites the community to join in the effort through Nov. 20. Clothing provided to women by...

You decide: How are farming and manufacturing alike?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden I have a soft spot in my heart for both farmers and factory workers. One of my grandfathers was a farmer in Ohio during the early 1900s. My father — the eldest son — told me many stories of awakening before sunrise to do numerous chores before he...

Discovery Point opens

WAKE FOREST — Jan and Hong Chen have opened North Carolina’s first Discovery Point Child Development Center at 1212 Heritage Links Drive. The location is Discovery Point’s biggest daycare center: 13,200 square feet capable of handling between 230 and 240 children ranging in age...

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The Cotton Company hosts holiday market Saturday The Cotton Company is set to host its second annual White Street Holiday Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shopping event gathers more than 75 vendors under one roof, and is a Trinity Award winner for best public event....

Ball joins Village Pharmacy staff

WAKE FOREST — Village Pharmacy is adding a familiar face behind the counter. Randy Ball, of Wake Forest, will be joining Pharmacist Art Minton, bringing more than 30 years of experience as a practicing pharmacist for CVS. Ball and Minton worked together for six years at the Wake...

You decide: What industries will lead growth?

by Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina’s economy has gone through three major economic periods during the past century. Like most states, farming was the leading industry in both production and employment in the early 1900s. Most workers rose before dawn and went to their fields to...

Applebee’s thanks vets

WAKE FOREST — On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military may choose a dish from the free Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s signature and favorite items. The offer is valid for dine-in only. Traditional sides are included with free...

Wake Forest Area Chamber expo today

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Community & Business Expo takes place today (Thursday), 3-7 p.m., at Wake Forest Charter Academy, 1851 Friendship Chapel Road. The expo is free of charge and open to the public and business community, and features...

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Free ACA workshops offered Certified Marketplace Broker Leslie McMillan of LSM Insurance Associates has scheduled three free seminars to discuss 2015 open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The seminars will take place Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at...

Krispy Kreme offers spooky treat Friday

WAKE FOREST — This Halloween, wear your favorite ghoulish getup and scare up a free sweet treat from Krispy Kreme. Tomorrow, Oct. 31, visit any participating Krispy Kreme location in costume and get a free doughnut of any available variety. Offer is valid while supplies last...

Suretech supports cancer awareness

YOUNGSVILLE — The ladies (and men) of Suretech Assembly in Youngsville donned their pink-adorned T-shirts in support of women they know and love who have battled the disease. They would like to acknowledge Gabby at Youngsville’s Silver Lining Screen Print for coming through with...

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Tip-A-Cop at Red Robin Red Robin’s ninth annual Tip-A-Cop event will take place Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m., at the Wake Forest location, 11420 Capital Blvd. Law Enforcement Torch Run officers will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to...

AT&T to repay consumers for cramming

RALEIGH — Consumers in North Carolina and other states will get $80 million back from AT&T Mobility for unauthorized charges on their cell phone bills, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper. Cooper, the attorneys general for 49 other states and the District of Columbia,...

Novozymes golfs for Safe Space

WAKE FOREST — The Novozymes President’s Cup golf tournament was held Sept. 16 at Heritage Golf Club in Wake Forest. Proceeds from the tournament totaling $5,330 were donated to Safe Space. Pictured accepting the check are Safe Space representatives Anna Meadows, Eden Tootil, Jim...

WCPE awards grants

WAKE FOREST — The Classical Station WCPE FM announces four grant recipients for 2014, made possible through the station’s education fund. •North Carolina Symphony’s Ovations program was awarded a grant of $3,000. Ovations is a pre-concert performance opportunity for advanced...

Bryan pleads guilty to tax charges

WAKE FOREST — A Wake County businessman pleaded guilty Friday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Antonio L. Bryan, 42, of 570 Timberknoll Lane, Wake Forest, pleaded guilty on Oct. 10 to two counts of willful failure to...

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Wammock at N.C. State Fair Wammock Utility Buildings will feature a line of storage buildings at the N.C. State Fair, Oct. 16-26. Located at Louisburg and Rocky Mount, Wammock manufactures utility buildings and gazebos locally with first quality materials. A 4-foot by 4-foot ramp...