Wake Forest Area Chamber expo today

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Community & Business Expo takes place today (Thursday), 3-7 p.m., at Wake Forest Charter Academy, 1851 Friendship Chapel Road. The expo is free of charge and open to the public and business community, and features...

Business Briefs — Oct. 30, 2014

Free ACA workshops offered Certified Marketplace Broker Leslie McMillan of LSM Insurance Associates has scheduled three free seminars to discuss 2015 open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The seminars will take place Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at...

Krispy Kreme offers spooky treat Friday

WAKE FOREST — This Halloween, wear your favorite ghoulish getup and scare up a free sweet treat from Krispy Kreme. Tomorrow, Oct. 31, visit any participating Krispy Kreme location in costume and get a free doughnut of any available variety. Offer is valid while supplies last...

Suretech supports cancer awareness

YOUNGSVILLE — The ladies (and men) of Suretech Assembly in Youngsville donned their pink-adorned T-shirts in support of women they know and love who have battled the disease. They would like to acknowledge Gabby at Youngsville’s Silver Lining Screen Print for coming through with...

Business Briefs – Oct. 23, 2014

Tip-A-Cop at Red Robin Red Robin’s ninth annual Tip-A-Cop event will take place Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m., at the Wake Forest location, 11420 Capital Blvd. Law Enforcement Torch Run officers will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to...

AT&T to repay consumers for cramming

RALEIGH — Consumers in North Carolina and other states will get $80 million back from AT&T Mobility for unauthorized charges on their cell phone bills, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper. Cooper, the attorneys general for 49 other states and the District of Columbia,...

Novozymes golfs for Safe Space

WAKE FOREST — The Novozymes President’s Cup golf tournament was held Sept. 16 at Heritage Golf Club in Wake Forest. Proceeds from the tournament totaling $5,330 were donated to Safe Space. Pictured accepting the check are Safe Space representatives Anna Meadows, Eden Tootil, Jim...

WCPE awards grants

WAKE FOREST — The Classical Station WCPE FM announces four grant recipients for 2014, made possible through the station’s education fund. •North Carolina Symphony’s Ovations program was awarded a grant of $3,000. Ovations is a pre-concert performance opportunity for advanced...

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...