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...
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A dark day for dogs

Groups raise awareness of need for canine fostering. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — It seemed a happy scene: dogs of all shapes and sizes, padding around tents, under tables and sometimes on top of them, splashing in kiddy-sized pools of water. And it was pleasant, but with a sad...
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What’s in your 21st-century survival kit?

Of the 1,272 federal disaster declarations issued in the last decade, more than half were classified as major disasters. These include calamities such as floods, hurricanes and tropical storms, winter storms, and others. In the last 10 years, every state has had a least two...

Gas prices rise

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 7.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.7 cents...

Knightdale chamber taps Yount

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Beginning next month, Mary Yount will take over as executive director of the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce. Yount is currently the vice president of operations at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, a position she has held for three years. For...

Business Briefs — Week of July 18, 2013

Supremia Dentistry offers free dental care Friday Dr. Edmond Suh of Supremia Dentistry and Richland Creek Community Church are hosting the North Carolina Baptist Men’s dental bus to provide free dental care to the Triangle community Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. As a part of the...

Rolesville High cuts ribbon and chamber has expo Tuesday

ROLESVILLE — For the second year in a row, the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce gets to showcase local business while at the same time celebrating the opening of a school. The new Rolesville High at 1099 E. Young Street, will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday at 11 a.m. Later...

Jim Allen Group supports Boys & Girls Club

WAKE FOREST — The Jim Allen Group Coldwell Banker HPW continues their commitment to community outreach with the Charitable Giving Project. A financial donation is given to the charity of choice based on the success of their business. For every transaction with The Jim Allen...
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Galland to serve as team physician, medical director for Rolesville High

ROLESVILLE — Dr. Mark Galland, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina (OSNC), has been named team physician and medical director of Rolesville High School’s athletic teams. In this position, Galland will be responsible for...
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Incentive discussion on tap

White Street Brewing Co. considers production expansion. by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Following closed session Monday, Franklin County commissioners scheduled public hearings regarding two business incentives, including one for a possible White Street Brewing Company...

Tax tips for starting a business

Those thinking of starting a business or who have recently opened should know federal tax responsibilities. The IRS offers five tips for new business-owners to follow. •Type of business. Early on, decide the type of business  to establish. The most common types are sole...

Business Briefs — week of July 11, 2013

Rolesville Chamber of Commerce news The Community Business Expo will be in the new Rolesville High, 1099 East Young St., July 23. A ribbon cutting for the school will take place at 11 a.m., followed by the Expo at 4 p.m. To participate, contact the Chamber at 919-562-7069 or...

Extra income available for farm hunting leases

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Deer continue to damage many farm crops each year, especially soybeans. Farmers who suffer from deer damaged and who are interested in earning extra income can qualify to allow still hunting on their properties. There is strong demand for locations that allow...
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Developer gives back

   Jandy Ammons Foundation to benefit community, state by David Leone RALEIGH — Andy and Jan Ammons are household names in Wake Forest. He, for following in his father’s footsteps and developing Heritage, she for her tireless leadership with the town’s greenways board and...
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Business Briefs — Week of July 4, 2013

We want to hear about your business changes, additions and sucesses. Submit news to biznews@wakeweekly.com. A toy with a message Wake Forest’s Sylvia Southerland, in photo, launched Wrist Over Pets Saturday at The Factory. The toys, with names like Nobullee, the Anti-bullying...
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Holt family places conservation easements

WAKE FOREST — Lee and Perri Holt of Wake Forest recently placed conservation easements on 133 acres of timberland just outside Warrenton with the assistance of Tar River Land Conservancy. The conservation easements ensure that the land will remain permanently undeveloped while...