Poultry meeting on avian flu Tuesday

by Martha L. Mobley Extension Agent, Agriculture, Franklin County LOUISBURG — To better inform the many backyard poultry owners, 4-H poultry participants and the commercial poultry producers in the region, an educational meeting has been scheduled on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m....

Tar River festival coming Sept. 12

LOUISBURG — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host the 26th Annual Tar River Festival Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park. Arts and crafts from local artisans will line the streets as well as a variety of food vendors....

Free facials for chemo patients in September

Business Briefs —  week of Aug. 20, 2015 Free facials for chemo recipients Esthetics by Caris, located at 152 Capcom Ave. Ste. 104, is providing free facials given to anyone who is going through, or has undergone chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments for cancer. This event...

Youngsville welcomes body shop

YOUNGSVILLE — Mini-City Auto celebrated opening a second location with a ribbon cutting Aug. 13. The new store is located at 5448 N.C. 96 W, Youngsville. Attending the festivities were, from front left, Adrian Woody, Becky Norris, Randy Green, Youngsville Mayor Fonzie Flowers,...

What’s behind the productivity slump?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden We all hear about trends in jobs, the unemployment rate, household income, consumer spending and economic growth. These important economic numbers are reported each month and are given great attention in the press. But behind all these headline...

Orthodontic office opens in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville welcomed a new orthodontist to town Aug. 13. Dr. Stewart Laster and his staff opened Laster Orthodontics at 6282 Rogers Road, and celebrated with a yogurt and fruit bar, Jay’s Italian ice, lunch, Cotton candy and an after-work cocktail hour for folks who...

Wake Forest July Building Permits

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued the following permits during July. Addition/renovation •McKinley Building Corporation, 12524 Capital Blvd., $10,434. •Woods Construction Inc., 12620 Capital Blvd., $1,470. •Patio Enclosures Inc. of Raleigh, 1107 Golden...

Gouge named Ren. Center manager

WAKE FOREST — Cathy Gouge has been named the new manager for the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts. Gouge has been serving as the interim manager since May. Prior to that, she served as the Renaissance Centre Specialist. As manager, Gouge will be responsible for...

Business Briefs – week of Aug. 13, 2015

Eat, drink and raise money for SAFEchild Go out to dinner and raise funds for SAFEchild at Real McCoy’s in Wake Forest tomorrow (Friday). Drink specials, raffle prizes and live music benefitting SAFEchild’s child abuse prevention programs. PDQ hosting canned goods drive PDQ...

Poultry meeting on avian influenza Aug. 25

By Martha L. Mobley Agricultural Extension Agent, Franklin County LOUISBURG — To better inform the many backyard poultry owners, 4-H poultry participants and the commercial poultry producers in the region, an educational meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m....

Career networking fair Aug.19

WAKEFIELD — The annual  Career Networking Fair is Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m. at the Living Arts College, 3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive, Raleigh. The RSVP date has been extended to Aug. 15. This event brings employers together for networking opportunities with each other and...

Wake Forest Academy wins Eagle awards

WAKE FOREST — National Heritage Academies (NHA), one of the nation’s largest charter school management companies, awarded Wake Forest Charter Academy with two Eagle Awards, one for parent satisfaction, which means the school had a net promoter score of 75 percent or higher on the...

Pet sitting company helps three dogs get off their chains

WAKE FOREST — Pet ’n Nanny owners Shannon and Gerry Arner joined forces with Coalition to Unchain Dogs Sunday, July 26, to help build a fence for three dogs that were continuously   chained out-doors at their home in Durham. The pet-sitting company donated funds to the Coalition...

Power sale is a go

WAKE FOREST — The deal has gone through. That was Mayor Vivian Jones’ declaration Tuesday to town commissioners, referencing the sale of power agency shares in state power plants to Duke Energy Progress. Wake Forest, Louisburg and a host of other municipalities are members of the...

CenturyLink ‘on fire for fiber’

WAKE FOREST — CenturyLink was recognized by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council during its 2015 FTTH Connect Conference, which celebrated the growth of fiber and those who have championed the advancement of the fiber-to-the-home industry this year. CenturyLink was given the 2015...

Career networking fair Aug. 19

RALEIGH — Living Arts College is looking for participants for its career networking fair to be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m., at the college, 3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive, Raleigh. This event brings employers together for networking opportunities with each other and provides...

Free technology skills training for 50+ adults

HENDERSON — Through the “Plus 50” initiative, Vance-Granville Community College is hosting a free technology skills workshop/luncheon for local community members, age 50 and over, including current students and those who are considering going back to school. Update Your...

Poultry owners required to register flocks

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — Although North Carolina is still free from the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), all poultry owners in the state, regardless of number of birds, are now required to register for a NCFarmID number in advance of a likely outbreak....

Keith Shackleford, here ‘because it’s home’

Local Profiles by Carol Taber Having earned his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1996 and passing the North Carolina Bar exam, Keith Shackleford could have practiced law anywhere in the state. When asked why he chose Wake Forest, the dapper, bow-tied lawyer smiles and...

Futures Fund helped build center

Nonprofit is slowly gaining ground, repaying town’s generous loan. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Somewhat glossed over last week during all the hoopla about the town borrowing from its own Futures Fund to build a road was the report on the Wireless Research Center of North...

Annual horse farm tour set for Aug. 7

Business Briefs - Week of July 23, 2015 Rolesville chamber news •The Rolesville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is tonight (Thursday), 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is hosted by Lennar Homes, 1116 Virginia Water Drive. •Outstanding Women in Networking (OWN) meets Tuesday,...

VGCC food truck program back for seconds

LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College will offer its Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship workshop series for the second time. This series of courses for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry is unique in the North Carolina Community College...

Small farmers to meet Aug. 20

LOUISBURG — Area farmers are invited to join the Franklin County Small Farmers Association, with an educational meeting scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 20, at Johnny Bull’s Restaurant in Louisburg. Buy your meal by 6:30 p.m.; the program will begin at 7 p.m. Development of a...

The torch is passed: Suzanne, Dave Lucey open Page 158 Books

Local Profiles by Carol Taber There are stores that add to the charm and community life of a small town. For example, try to imagine Boone without Mast General Store. Here in Wake Forest, The Storyteller’s Book Store has been a similar boon to the town and surrounding communities...