Wake Forest center aids startup

FokusLabs Kickstarter campaign underway for autism/ADHD product. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Rich Brancaccio has a day job as a psychologist with Wake County Schools, helping children with ADHD and autism. For the last two years, the Wake Forest resident has had a night job,...

VGCC paralegal program info session March 26

LOUISBURG — The two-year Vance-Granville Community College program held on the Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, has been designated as a qualified paralegal studies program by the N.C. State Bar. An information session for anyone interested in the program will be held March...

Wake Forest’s Village Pharmacy adds tech

Village Pharmacy adds tech Nationally certified pharmacy technician Earl Hicks has joined the staff of Village Pharmacy in Wake Forest. Eat lunch and learn March 18 The lunch-and-learn session about direct mail, originally scheduled for Feb. 18, has been rescheduled for March 18,...

Wake Forest building permits

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued 128 building permits during February, 2015. Blasting •East Coast Drilling & Blasting Inc., Friendship Chapel Road, $100. Accessory structure •King’s Glen Development, 5604 Copper Beech Lane, $230. •Trever Telenko, 834...

Rolesville Chamber names top people, businesses

WAKE FOREST — After suffering two delays due to icy weather, the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner and silent auction March 3 at The Mill Room in The Factory. Greg Rowe was named the Volunteer of the Year. Jeremy Dimmitt of State Farm Insurance was...

Meet creator of Annie the Mule Saturday at Lumpy’s Ice Cream

WAKE FOREST — Just how dangerous can one mule at the N.C. State Fair be? Find out Saturday, 1-3 p.m. when Cheryl Brown-Avery, a resident of Kittrell, will sign copies of her book, Annie the Mule Goes to the State Fair, at Lumpy’s Ice Cream, 306 Wait Ave., Wake Forest. Annie the...

Youngsville receives $15,000 grant

YOUNGSVILLE — The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved a $15,000 grant to the town of Youngsville to support the reuse of a 1,500 square foot building located at 141 East Main St. The grant was part of 18 grants or loans approved by RIA, totaling more than $6...

Dirty Dogs holds donation drive Saturday

Business Briefs — March 5, 2015 Dirty Dogs holds donation drive Saturday Wake Forest’s Dirty Dogs Spa is sponsoring a donation drive Saturday for AnimalKind, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to end the unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats in North Carolina...

Rolesville building permits

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during February 2015. •Murdock & Gannon Construction, 527 Bende-meer Lane, $813. •Cityscape Builders, 3033 Lawson Walk Way, $855. •Carlton Group of N.C., 226 Kew Gardens Way, $67...

Deliciously inventive – The Lemon Tree

Local Profiles by Carol Taber If you are looking for something deliciously adventurous, The Lemon Tree Café, tucked next to Virgilio’s on 113 S. White Street, is a must-visit for area foodies. All the soups, salad, sandwiches and pasta are made fresh daily by owner Stacey Moritz,...

Grant funds robotic equipment for mechatronics training

CREEDMOOR — The Mechatronics lab on Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus continues to gain state-of-the-art equipment, purchased with grant funds. The newest addition is the MAS-200 Modular Assembly System produced by SMC International Training, a company based in...

K-Flex hosting job fair March 3

YOUNGSVILLE — K-Flex USA is having a job fair March 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are hiring for machine operators, packers, Quality Assurance Techsand forklift operators. Interested persons should stop by during the hours above, and bring a resume. See website for more...

Do you have what it takes for healthcare work?

LOUISBURG — Dr. Kyron Tamar, Board Certified General Surgeon,(Franklin Medical Center), will speak at Louisburg College March 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on career opportunities in healthcare. The title of his presentation is, Do You Have What It Takes To Work In The Healthcare Industry?...

Franklin farmers finish tobacco course

RALEIGH — Two young Franklin County farmers, Taylor Fitzpatrick of Bunn and Patrick Ray of Zebulon, and a new N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) regional agronomist, Mike Wilder, participated recently in a week-long N.C. State Tobacco Short...

Depressed debtor needs help

Dear Steve: I’m so completely freaked out about my bills. I’m now so in debt and worried about it I can’t sleep, I’m depressed, and all my wife and I do is fight about money. I’m constantly telling my kids they can’t participate in any school events because I can’t afford it. My...

Husband passes away, leaving bills

Get out of debt by Steve Rhode Dear Steve: My husband passed away a few years ago. A couple of years ago I had a couple of strokes and I really have a hard time remembering things. I know there were a couples of bills but I can’t find the right paperwork but a collector is trying...

Repair loans and grants program

FRANKLINTON — Did you know that there is a program through USDA Rural Development that can help with repair loans and grants for single family housing? Rural Development Area Specialist Kimberly Hunt will be at the Franklinton Senior Center, 602 E. Mason St., Feb. 25 at 10:30...

Louisburg mushroom crop sees success

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Every year she’s organized the Successful Small Farms conference, Agricultural Agent Martha Mobley has looked to showcase not just the standard topics that need covering, but also the new and unique. This year, the spotlight will shine on Robert...

Popular new bakery burns

YOUNGSVILLE — In what almost seemed like a case of deja vu, the bakery at 120 E. Main St. caught fire Sunday morning, causing significant damage to the inside. The location of the fire was in the same place as the former Gigi’s House Bistro, which suffered two fires before...

Grain Mill growing up (and out)

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Notice the new sign on the former coin shop building, you know, the one that used to sport a tall wooden Indian? That’s right, the Grain Mill Grocery Cooperative is moving on up — to a large and much more visible location than the basement of the...

Cpl. Bitting completes N.C. Justice Academy program

Business Briefs, week of Feb. 12, 2015 Cpl. Bitting completes N.C. Justice Academy program Corporal A. N. Bitting of the Wake Forest Police Department recently completed the Tactical Training Certificate Program at the North Carolina Justice Academy. The certificate program is...

Rhode answers questions about student loans, debit cards

by Steve Rhode, the Get-out-of-debt guy Dear Steve: I can’t believe how much student loan debt I have. It feels like I can barely get by each month and there is no way for me to ever get out from under these loans. I have both federal and private student loans that add up to over...

Rolesville construction permits for January 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during January 2015. Mechanical •Pridgen, Samuel, 705 N. Main St., $120. •American Homes 4 Rent, 516 Littleport Drive, $60. •Decoster, James, 114 Blueberry Court, $60. •Tanner, Verlinda, 929...