Bunn store pays fine for errors

WAKE FOREST — The Dollar General store in Bunn was one of five area stores recently fined for excessive price-scanning errors by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Standards Division The store, located at 395 Main St., paid a total of $502.50 in civil...

Dollar General opens Franklinton store Saturday

Business Briefs — Week of July 2, 2015 Dollar General celebrates grand opening of new store in Franklinton Dollar General will celebrate the opening of a new location at 2500 NC Hwy 96 S in Franklinton Saturday, 8 a.m., with free prizes and special deals. Dollar General will...

Know vacation rental rights

State law protects renters at NC beaches, mountains. RALEIGH — Renters of vacation homes in North Carolina can avoid potential problems by reading rental agreements carefully and learning their rights under state law, according to the state attorney general’s office. The Vacation...

Tax tips for students with summer jobs

A student’s summer job might be their first encounter with income taxes. Here are some tips students should know about summer jobs and taxes: •Withholding and estimated tax: The employer withholds tax from pay. If self-employed, taxes may have to be paid, based on estimated tax,...

Pa Wheeler: It’s bug season

Local Profiles by Carol Taber Tony “Pa” Wheeler has one of the most unique farms in Franklin County. For 25 years, Wheeler has been raising crawfish to feed the area’s ever-growing demand for the 10-legged, freshwater crustaceans. People come from as far away as Maryland,...

Intern, family share love of letters

WAKE FOREST — Camryn Jamison, a rising sophomore at Rolesville High School, has joined The Wake Weekly staff as a summer intern. A North Carolina native, Camryn not only has a passion for agriculture, but journalism as well. “A love for writing seems to run in the family,” said...

Race your cars at Hi Stakes

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Hi Stakes Remote Control (RC) Tracks started out as a small vendor’s table at the Raleigh Flea Market. Now, it has its own store on South Main Street in Wake Forest next to The Factory. Alfredo Olguin, the store’s owner and founder, has always been...

Automotive students complete work-based learning program

LOUISBURG — The Automotive Systems Technology department at Vance-Granville Community College recently recognized its first students to participate in the work-based learning (WBL) program since the college expanded automotive training to a two-year degree program. WBL allows a...

Sweet dreams ahead for many

YOUNGSVILLE — More than 100 children will receive new pajamas thanks to the efforts of two groups of Women in Networking. The Wake Forest and Youngsville WIN chapters collected 190 pairs of pajamas during the month of May as a part of Pajama Program International. The Pajama...

Free spay/neuters and Kitten-Palooza this month

Business Briefs — week of June 18, 2015 Free spay/neuters and Kitten-Palooza this month June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. To encourage shelter adoptions, free spay/neuters procedures will be done for any cat or kitten adopted from Franklin County Animal Shelter in the month of...

More than one way to win

WAKE FOREST — Storyteller’s Book Store recently hosted an author reading for Lauren Bridges’ new children’s book, Zelda Finds a Way to Win, about overcoming adversity. Bridges will read again from the book Saturday, June 20, at Ollie’s in downtown Wake Forest from 1 to 3 p.m....

New nursing program available at VGCC

HENDERSON — Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, students wanting to enter the field of nursing will be able to apply simultaneously to both N.C. A&T University and to Vance-Granville, or one of the other community colleges. Up to 30 students a year will be admitted into...

Mini food truck rodeo in Louisburg June 16

Business Briefs — Week of May 21, 2015 Brinkley chosen as UNC law school dean Martin H. Brinkley, a partner in the law firm of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP in Raleigh has been named as the 14th dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

Credit reporting agencies fined $6 million for errors

RALEIGH — The three major credit reporting agencies (CRAs), Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, will pay $6 million to North Carolina and 30 other states and make significant changes to their business practices to benefit consumers, says N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper. The...

Sham cancer charities to pay for bilking donors

RALEIGH — Four phony charities that claimed to fight cancer allegedly took $187 million in donations, including $1 million from consumers in North Carolina, but did little or nothing to help cancer victims, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper and Secretary of State Elaine F....

Why are we eating out more?

You Decide by Mike Walden A milestone was set in our collective personal spending in January of this year. For the first time, Americans spent more on eating out than on eating in. Specifically, we spent $50.475 billion eating in restaurants and other food outlets that month,...

Small Farm Association organizing June 18

Business Briefs — June 6, 2015 Wake Forest Chamber recognizes award winners During the State of the Chamber Event, awards were presented to some of the top businesses and volunteers in our community. Congratulations to everyone nominated, the finalists and the winners. •The...

Five-county beef tour to be held June 11

LOUISBURG — The popular Annual Five-County BEEF free tour will be held this year on Thursday, June 11, and will be hosted by Franklin County. The five counties on the tour include Franklin, Vance, Granville, Warren and Wake; however, interested producers from throughout the...

VGCC art instructor’s estate benefits college

HENDERSON — For more than four decades,  until her December 2014 death, the name Lelia Brigham was synonymous with Vance-Granville Community College. A continuing education art instructor almost since the beginning of the college in the fall of 1969, Brigham left the college...

Rolesville building permits – May 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during May 2015. •Heritage East Developers, 3132 Freeman Farm Way, $929. •Cedar Lakes II LLC, 404 Molina Court, $994. •Cedar Lakes II LLC, 405 Molina Court, $827. •Cedar Lakes II LLC, 924...

Big plans for chamber

Initiatives revealed during 2015 banquet. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Largesse was on the minds of speakers at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce banquet, held Tuesday the downtown Renaissance Centre. Both Marla Akridge, chamber president and Brian Pate, chamber board...

A perfect day out

Profile: Mary Droessler of Winterpast Farm by Carol Taber Winterpast Farm on Ghoston Road in Wake Forest is delightful. As an adult I was charmed. As a child, this would be a magical place to visit. Chickens and roosters (all of whom are named Bob; the special ones get an...

Murphy completes law enforcement training

Bronson Douglas Murphy completes law enforcement training Bronson Douglas Murphy of the Franklin County sheriff’s office was one of 16 graduates of Vance-Granville Community College’s basic law enforcement training program. Wake Forest community night at the Carolina Mudcats The...

RadioShack customer data not for sale

RALEIGH — A judge’s ruling will protect RadioShack customers from a proposed sale of their personally identifiable information in connection with the sale of RadioShack’s trademark and intellectual property, Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a written statement May 2...