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Happy Birthday White Street Brew

WAKE FOREST — Tina Radosta, White Street Brewing Company co-owner, boogies down with her dad, Charlie Phillips during the Wake Forest brewery’s first anniversary bash Sept. 15.

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Wine tasting, auction to benefit cancer center To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), the Friends of the Franklin County Cancer Center and Youngsville Wine and Beer are hosting Bosom Buddies, a wine tasting and silent auction, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at Youngsville Wine...

Get your business ready for disaster

Oct. 16  seminar will help small business owners prepare to deal with disaster. LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center presents a free disaster preparedness seminar, Ready Business, Wednesday, Oct. 16 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in room 401 at VGCC’s Franklin...
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Cycling shop opens on Main Street

Road, mountain, hybrid bikes, accessories for sale. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There’s a picture on the wall at Spoke Cycles showing a British cycling competition awards presentation in 1975. One of the winners is new shop owner Robert Bickerstaffe’s father. That family...

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Angela Jamison receives Rising Star Award WAKE FOREST — Angela Bendorf Jamison, president and owner of Communicopia Marketing Services Inc. in Wake Forest, was recently honored with the Rising Star Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Raleigh...
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Ribbon cut for Airport Road

In the ribbon cutting ceremony connecting U.S. 401 to the Triangle North Executive Airport and Industrial Park via Airport Road, Franklin County Board Chairman Shane Mitchell does the honor of cutting the ribbon next to Senator Chad Barefoot Sept 12.

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Wake Forest business community suffers loss •Steve Tarangelo, longtime owner and operator of La Foresta Italian Cafe on Brooks Street in the historic downtown area, died Sept. 8. A wake was held for Tarangelo Monday, Sept. 9 and his funeral was Tuesday at St. Catherine of Siena....

Miltons hosts American Heart Association fundraiser Monday

WAKE FOREST — Have you or someone you know been affected by heart disease and/or stroke? Wake Forest-based Custom Built Chiks, a weight loss inspiration group for women, is partnering with the American Heart Association and Milton’s Pizza & Pasta Monday, Sept. 9, between 5-9...
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Dog training complex expands with arena

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — As a new premier destination for dog agility competitions, Teamworks Dog Training, LLC held its grand opening for their agility arena Aug. 31-Sept. 2. “The first of its kind in all of the Carolinas, we offer a dedicated dog agility facility that...

Rolesville homes grew 144 percent

ROLESVILLE — According to data released recently by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, Rolesville experienced the second highest rate of growth in new residential permits pulled for January to July as compared to the same time frame in 2012. Rolesville’s...

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VGCC offers classes in sustainable agriculture at home •Vance-Granville Community College is offering two courses to help area residents learn how to produce their own vegetables and honey. Both courses are scheduled to be held on Thursday evenings from 6 until 9 p.m., Sept. 12...

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Bikes are coming to Wake Forest Wake Forest resident Robert Bickerstaffe will open Spoke Cycles Sunday, Sept. 1. Located at 1241-11 S. Main St, the store will offer bikes for all ages and experience levels.   Novant Health announces new senior vice president Novant Health...

Water quality maps released

RALEIGH — State officials today announced the release of nine interactive maps that allow users to find facilities and activities permitted through state water quality programs that could affect water use and planning. The N.C. Division of Water Resources created the interactive...
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Openings add chicken, sweets to area menu

Richland Creek Plaza brings Zaxby’s, Dunkin’ Donuts to town By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The opening of Richland Creek Plaza this week puts chicken and waffles together, though not in the same building. Zaxby’s chicken and its next-door-neighbor, a Rose Mart gas station and...

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Please send business news to biznews@wakeweekly.com. Davenport named ECU trustee Roger L. “Vern” Davenport of Wake Forest was sworn in as a member of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees at a July 18 meeting held at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU. Davenport...

Carolina Farm Stewardship Conference Scholarships Available for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

RALEIGH — Due to donations to the William W. Dow Memorial Scholarship fund, the N.C. Cooperative Extension has announced that scholarships are available for beginning farmers and ranchers to attend the 28th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 15-17, 2013 in Durham, NC....

Wake County Commissioners focus on agriculture

by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Four years after work on it began, the Wake County Commissioners unanimously approved the Wake County Agricultural Economic Development Plan (AEDP) Monday. The plan was then presented to and certified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and...

Statistics tell about the economy’s condition — Dr. Mike Walden

by Dr. Mike Walden How do we know what’s happening to our state’s economy? Certainly we can rely on our personal experiences, but there’s no assurance that what’s happening in our own economic life is representative of the entire state. This is why we rely on economic statistics...
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Swiss company makes Youngsville home

 “We were looking at places all over the world.” — Elo Nielsen Sunstone CEO by Jonathan McNamara   YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County has added a state-of-the-art business to its corporate community. Franklin County and Wake Forest chambers of commerce with local community...

Rate approval given for health insurance marketplace plans

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) announced it has completed reviews and approvals of health insurance rates for plans that insurers have proposed to sell in the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. So far, three insurers have indicated to NCDOI their...
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House for sale, in pieces

Two decades of wood taken from deconstructed homes, barns, priced by the foot. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Over the past 20 or so years, Robin Hendricks has helped to deconstruct old and abandoned homes, salvaging every useable plank, bannister and shingle. With her former...
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He’s reeling ‘em in

LOUISBURG — Stan Hahnel of One Man’s Treasure recently decided to have a little fun outside of his downtown business. Tying a dollar bill to his fishing line, Hahnel lured shoppers in and put a smile on others passing by. Operated by Stan and his wife, LeaAnne, One Man’s Treasure...