Hillside Nursing & Rehab celebrates National Nursing Home Week

WAKE FOREST — Hillside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrated National Nursing Home Week with a slate of special activities May 10-16. Wake Weekly Publisher Emeritus Robert Allen was one of the guest presenters and read the proclamation  recognizing National Nursing Home...

Wakefield Middle receives grant for technology

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Middle School teacher Tim Tharrington has won a $2,400 grant from CenturyLink for his school to help fund technology in the classroom. Tharrington read an article last year in The Wake Forest Weekly announcing CenturyLink’s Clarke M. Williams Foundation...

WakeMed’s newest hospital opens

RALEIGH — Wake County’s fifth full-service hospital – and the first and only women’s hospital in the area – officially opened for patient care May 11. WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital, an expansion of the health system’s existing North Healthplex, can now serve...

Learn how to lead your company through a crisis

Business Briefs - May 21, 2015 YABA meeting rescheduled The YABA business meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 5:30 p.m., Union Bank, Capital Blvd/US1, Youngsville. All YABA members are welcome to attend. Traditions at Wake Forest wins builder awards Traditions at...

Rolesville building permits

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during April 2015. •Carlton Group of N.C. LLC, 431 Bendemeer Lane, $997. •Murdock & Gannon Construction, 422 Bendemeer Lane, $934. •Braswell Custom Homes, 5605 Massey Branch Drive, $93...

Ranch dedicated to horse-assisted therapy

FRANKLINTON — On Sunday March 15, the Shepherd Youth Ranch (SYR) in Franklinton hosted an open house to share with visitors an array of activities experienced by participants enrolled in the “Trail to Success” program.  SYR is dedicated to providing equine assisted therapy and...

Entrepreneurs upgrade, expand Wake Forest shops

WAKE FOREST — If you’ve visited the Ligon Mill Business Center recently, you may have noticed that the Daylight Donuts sign is gone and a new one — Sugar On Top — is in its place. It, too, is a donut shop, and is owned by the same person, Denise Lull, of Rolesville. She just felt...

Local woodworker crafts green awards

RALEIGH — Nineteen awards handcrafted by a Wake Forest resident were given to the winners of the city  of Raleigh’s eighth annual Environmental Awards celebration held April 22 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. All of the winners received hand-crafted awards...

Learn to operate a food truck successfully

LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College is hosting a series of courses in May and June specifically for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry. The program is the first of its kind in North Carolina. A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business...

Businessman, schools founder receives award from Civitas

RALEIGH — Civitas has honored businessman and philanthropist Robert Luddy with its annual Audentia Award for courage and civic engagement. He received the fourth annual Civitas Audentia Award at the nonprofit organization’s recent Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) in...

Dimples BBQ is looking for recipes

Business Briefs - week of April 30, 2015 Dimples BBQ wants your favorite recipes Dimples BBQ Sauce has a new fundraiser, The North Carolina Family Cookbook, and it is in need of your favorite recipes. Categories include appetizers, soups/salads, main dishes, sides and desserts....

Savvy scammers divert funds from real estate closings

Raleigh — Real estate attorneys in North Carolina are reporting a new scam. Crooks hack into the e-mail account of someone who is involved in a real estate closing, and impersonate that person in communications with the law firm. They present themselves as the legitimate seller...

Health Expo TODAY

WAKE FOREST — Don’t miss the 5th annual Health and Wellness Expo taking place today (Thursday), 1-6 p.m. in The Factory in Wake Forest. It’s the perfect time to check out local health providers — all without the need to schedule an appointment or sit in a waiting room. Plus,...

Publix confirms site

Grocery store to open in Heritage in 2016. WAKE FOREST — A Publix grocery store representative has confirmed that, yes, the store is coming to Heritage. The Wake Weekly first reported a Publix was to anchor a planned shopping center in August. That news came from the site’s...

Paralegal student co-writes handbook

Business Briefs — week of April 23, 2015 Wake Forest resident earns play therapy credential Sarah Harris, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Perkins Counseling & Psychological Services in Wake Forest, has earned registered play therapist credentials by the...

Powered up!

WAKE FOREST — Current and former members, architects, builders, public officials and others celebrated the construction of Wake Electric’s new 28,000-square-foot, $6.5 million service center on Franklin Street in downtown Wake Forest Tuesday. About 40 to 50 employees will work...

What is the secret to getting out of debt?

Get-Out-of-Debt-Guy by Steve Rhode Dear Steve, We have roughly $80,000 in credit card debt. We have four children, two in college and two yet to go. We own a small business that we run out of our home in addition to my being a teacher. How much are we really going to lose through...

BBB warns of scams that target small businesses

RALEIGH — The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina recommends business owners be aware of the following scams: •Bogus Yellow Page ads. Many businesses have received what appear to be invoices for ad space in Yellow Pages directories. These invoices are often...

Web of Things designer opens local office

Business Briefs — Week of April 9, 2015 Web of Things designer opens office Qualia Networks, a pioneer in Web of Things technology, products and solutions founded in Raleigh in 2013, has opened an office in the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina in Wake Forest, 3331...

Rolesville building permits for March, 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during March 2015. Mechanical •Brown, Daniel Jr., 2321 Alstonburg Ave., $60. •Lennar Carolinas LLC, 1116 Virginia Water Drive, $60. •Redford Center I LLC, 405 S. Main St., $204. •Bell, Lisa...

Wake Forest building permits – March 2015

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued 138 building permits during March 2015. Addition/renovation/restoration •Timburcraft Homes Inc., 611 S. Brooks St., $0 •AAA Home Repair, 317 E. Roosevelt Ave., $540. •Zackery Michael Inc., 916 Sugar Gap Road, $5,11...

WF Power named Tree Line USA utility

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Power has been named a Tree Line USA utility by the National Arbor Day Foundation for Wake Forest Power’s leadership, in caring for the health of trees while removing branches and limbs that grow too to close to its power lines.  The Tree Line USA award...

Get to know Rotary April 9

Business Briefs - April 2, 2015 Get to know Rotary April 9 Winter weather forced the Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest to reschedule its Get to Know Rotary lunch to April 9, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at the TPC Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive. The lunch meeting...