Market stirs ire at meeting

Rolesville board members flare over Farmers Market proposal. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Tuesday evening’s town board meeting was nearly upstaged not by what was on the agenda, but by what got taken off — a discussion of the local Farmers Market. Words flew between Commissioner...

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...

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...

RST to resume work

River crossing permit clears hurdle; fiber-optic company customers could be online within a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The company that promised super-speed fiber optic Internet to the community has been waiting for months on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a...

Publix seeking Heritage site

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s second grocery store may very well be a Publix. Wake Forest Senior Planner Charlie Yokley has confirmed that the developers of a shopping center planned for the corner of Rogers and Forestville roads said a Publix supermarket would anchor the site. The...

Business Briefs – August 21, 2014

Thompson joins Traditions Cristi Thompson of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services was recently named sales manager at Traditions of Wake Forest. Thompson started her real estate career in 2007 and in 2011 joined the Heritage Wake Forest sales team as a...

Deadline for public input extended

RALEIGH — Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission have extended to Sept. 30 the deadline for public input on proposed oil and gas development rules. The deadline extension was approved to avoid confusion after Rule 15A NCAC 05H .2103, “Timing and Notice of...

Golf all day for a cause

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will host the Longest Day In Golf at The River Golf and Country Club, 170 Clearwater Road, Louisburg. The tournament takes place Wednesday, Aug. 27, starting at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per two-person team, and players are...

Christmas parade applications available

WAKE FOREST — It’s just about time for school to start, which means it’s not too early to start thinking about Wake Forest’s Christmas parade. Yes, seriously. Applications for the 2014 parade may be submitted by mail to Wake Forest Christmas Parade, c/o Wake Forest Downtown,...

Kicking for a cure

Charli French kicks with heart at the Innovative Martial Arts Academy Kick-A-Thon in Wake Forest Aug. 16. Students at the academy gathered sponsors to donate money, and their efforts raised $2,330 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The top fundraisers were Victoria Crane, Dean...

Business After Hours – August 14, 2014

Fresenius wins award Fresenius Medical Care Eastern Wake facility, 670 Granite Vista Drive, Rolesville, was awarded the Center of Excellence designation for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2013. The annual award recognizes the best-performing Fresenius dialysis...

WFD appoints new members

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Downtown Inc. (WFD) has announced the appointment of four new board members and a new executive committee. The four join 12 others who oversee the organization’s program of work, policies and practices, along with strategic planning and adherence to the...

Golf course to be park

Questions raised about conflicts of interest, but attorney asserts all is in order. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — More than four years after being gifted nearly $900,000 to purchase land and construct a new county park, commissioners voted 6-1 Monday to purchase the former Bull...

Employee — Airport unsafe

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The anticipated vote on the new Franklin County park was nearly overshadowed during the time for public comments when former Triangle North Executive Airport service manager Bruce Allen aired what he believes are serious problems with how the airport...

Business Briefs – August 7, 2014

Driver reaches safety milestone Hamlin T. Raney III of Wake Forest has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for four years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by...

Louisburg, Raleigh meet drinking water goals

RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Water Resources’ Public Water Supply section has announced that Louisburg’s water treatment plant, along with 37 other water systems are being recognized with the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Award. The award honors water systems for...

CROP Walk rally Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — Volunteers will host a rally Tuesday at 6 p.m. for team captains participating in Wake Forest’s CROP Walk for Hunger 2014 in September. Churches, businesses and charity organizations are encouraged to send a representative to the rally at Heritage Baptist Church,...

Livestock producers to meet

LOUISBURG — Livestock producers are invited to attend a meeting Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. Guido van der Hoeven, NCSU agricultural extension economist, will present an update on changes to the farm sales tax recently passed by the N.C....

NCWORKS opens new office

RALEIGH — The Capital Area Workforce Development Board opened its new Wake County workforce development office, NCWORKS Career Center, at 1830 B Tillery Place, Raleigh, Aug. 4. Customers have access to services including: •free Internet; •employment planning; •career assessment...

3Phoenix expands

Company lauded by town, state leaders. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Eight months after breaking ground, defense tech company 3Phoenix is ready to expand into its second Wake Forest building. Tuesday town, chamber and state leaders joined company officials on Capcom Avenue for the...

Planning board OKs pool plans

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Rolesville planning board members for-warded on to town commissioners all four cases that came before them Monday, with recommendations that commissioners approve them all. Planning board members reviewed the site-plan application for a...

Manager: County has good reason for optimism

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — When Franklin County Manager Angela Harris prepared to give the annual State of the County address at Vance Granville Community College in Louisburg Thursday, she decided to take a different approach. Rather than just throw out numbers and assorted...

Outage slows traffic, commerce

WAKE FOREST — A circuit overload was the cause of the power outage Friday afternoon that knocked out the lights, computers and cash registers to more than 1,500 homes and businesses. All Wake Forest Power customers north of Dr. Calvin Jones Highway were affected, including...