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...

Business Briefs — Oct. 16, 2014

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...

Make float plans for Franklin County parade

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Christmas parade is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. Parade entry applications are available at the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce office, 112 E. Nash St., Louisburg, by calling 919-496-3056 or e-mailing...

Small business expo Oct. 21

HENDERSON — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has announced the schedule for the Small Business Summit and Expo, slated for Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. The Chamber of Commerce...

BREAKING: Franklin Medical Center cuts beds, staff

LOUISBURG — Citing a trend in declining inpatient stays and a projected $6.1 million loss, Novant Health announced today it was cutting 80 percent of its inpatient beds at Franklin Medical Center in Louisburg, as well as 59 various hospital staff members. “On average, we have...

Director: Downtown revitalization creates jobs

Facade improvements, renovations desired. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Adam Bradley recently purchased the former bank and library building at 123 S. White St. from developer Daryl Cady. Now he’s working to restore the facade and market it for offices and retail, Wake Forest...

CenturyLink offers teachers’ grants

YOUNGSVILLE — Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grants, designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology. Full-time teachers in public or private...

Club helps Cougars keep marching

WAKE FOREST — Tony Gordon, right, of the North Raleigh Exchange Club, presents a check for $2,500 to Wake Forest High School band director Joel Tucker. Between donations to the band and scholarships for the school, the North Raleigh Exchange club has donated $20,000 over the last...

Wake Forest parade applications due Oct. 15

WAKE FOREST — Applications to participate in the 2014 Wake Forest Christmas parade, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 13, will be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 15. For an application, see wakeforestdowntown.com, call Downtown Development Director Lisa Hayes at 919-435-9415, or e-mail...

Business Briefs — Oct. 9, 2014

Supremia celebrates patients Supremia Dentistry will host a “See the Magic of Supremia” party Thursday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. Patients and the community can enjoy food, a magician and more at 1711 South Main St., Wake Forest. New agency offers hope, gifts To mark October as...

Learn about CTE and small business

FRANKLINTON — A lunch-and-learn session featuring speaker Laureen Jones, Franklin County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) director, takes place Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Franklinton High School, 910 Cedar Creek Road. The session is an...

Young driver makes impact

FRANKLINTON — NASCAR driver Brayton Haws, 15, of Franklinton, presents a check for $2,165 to representatives from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after collecting donations in advance of his Sept. 13 race at Hickory Motor Speedway. Pictured are, from left, Meredith Johnson,...

Meet the candidates

FRANKLINTON — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Franklinton High School auditorium. The forum, sponsored by Novozymes North America, will give candidates running for local and state offices the...

Business Briefs – October 2, 2014

Traditions opens clubhouse To mark the grand opening of the community’s new clubhouse, The Club at Traditions will host a food truck rodeo and celebration featuring kids’ activities, radio remotes and a DJ. Additionally, several homes will be open to tour. The event takes place...

Waitress gets $1,000 tip

Unnamed patron cites “outstanding service” and good food as reason. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Chrisi Kemp handed her patron the bill for his food Sept. 11, the recommended tip generated by the computer suggested $1.95. He gave her $1,000 instead, for good food a...

Business Briefs – Sept. 25, 2014

Free coffee until Monday In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Monday. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Wake Forest...

Vision unleashed: Heritage Game Art and Design

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Visionary, that is the perfect word to describe Heritage High School’s Game Art and Design (GAAD) Academy. The brain child of Leonard Bullock, under the direction of Assistant Principle Phelan Perry, the academy’s mission is to provide students with...

Business Briefs – Sept. 18, 2014

Perk up with free coffee In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Sept. 29. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Shearon to...

VGCC plans small business expo

VANCE COUNTY — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a Small Business Summit and Expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m....

CHERUBS close market

Members and supporters of Wake Forest-based CHERUBS rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange Friday to help raise awareness for the charity. Founded in 1995, the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support is the largest nonprofit...

Novant top fundraiser

LOUISBURG — Novant Health was announced as the top fundraising business team for Relay for Life of Franklin County at the wrap-up event Aug. 26. The Novant Health team raised more than $5,400 to donate to Relay for Life. Fundraising events included jeans days, chili cook-off,...

Business Briefs – Sept. 4, 2014

Cotton Company looking for talent The Cotton Company, 306 S. Main St., is taking applications for artists and musicians for next year’s Art After Hours. Art After Hours occurs every second Friday of the month and allows artists and musicians to display their gifts, network with...

Free mammograms Oct. 3

RALEIGH — The mobile Rex mammogram unit sponsored by The Wake Weekly will provide free mammogram screenings at the Power of Pink Tennis and Golf Event Oct. 3 at the TPC Sports Club in Raleigh. The fundraiser kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and proceeds raised will help...