Daffodil Days at Heritage marked

WAKE FOREST — It’s going to be a beautiful spring at Heritage, the master-planned golf community in Wake Forest. On Oct. 26-27, more than 100 families from the community joined together to plant 2,000 daffodil bulbs. Families registered for bags of five bulbs, which they planted...

Congrats winners!

WAKE FOREST — Congratulations to Lucia Jewell of Wake Forest and Anne Marie Mulhern of Youngsville for winning a free, one-year subscription to The Wake Forest and Franklin Weekly newspapers at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo.
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Stay at Home Senior Care celebrates 10th anniversary

WAKE FOREST — Family-owned Stay at Home Senior Care celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Caregiver Appreciation Day Oct. 9 at Heritage Golf Club. Deborah Bordeaux, the business owner, recognized a number of employees with service awards. “It blessed my socks off,” said one...
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Town brighter with new cafe

New business in Franklinton plans to highlight local arts. By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town is two weeks from shining brighter and this time the glow will not be illuminating from new street lamps. The illumination will be coming from 2 North Main Street, the site of...
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Glaxo lends hand to Tri-Area Ministry

WAKE FOREST — Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry got a fresh paint job Oct. 18, 2013 when volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) painted the outside of the building at 149 E. Holding Ave. Tri-Area supplied the materials and the GSK team supplied the labor as part of Orange Day, when...
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Buying local benefits the environment, too

Consumers may know that buying local helps grow the local economy by supporting local business owners and creating jobs, but they may not realize the positive impact that buying local can have on the environment as well. Eco-conscious consumers often go to great lengths to ensure...
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Novozymes meet and greet

FRANKLINTON — Novozymes invites residents to an evening with elected officials from Franklin County and North Carolina Nov. 12. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the biotech company will host the reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. This is your chance to hear from and...

Hire the nation’s heroes, Oct. 17

WAKE COUNTY — The U.S. Department of the Navy will conduct for the fourth consecutive year a “Hiring The Heroes Career Fair” Oct. 16 at Hilton-Midtown and Oct. 17 in the North Raleigh Hilton from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair is intended to target veterans within the greater Wake...
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Center celebrated

YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin Manor, a residential center specializing in Alzheimer’s and memory care in Youngsville celebrated their ribbon cutting and open house Oct. 3. Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Fred Keller, middle, County Commissioner District 2,...
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Meet Radar, the super friendly German shepherd

WAKE FOREST — It’s pumpkin time again and Radar, the beautiful 3-year-old German Shepherd dog, is back at the plant stand on the corner of Burlington Mills Road and Capital Blvd. He is looking forward to seeing all his buddies when they come to check out the Bynum Family plant...
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Wear pink, get free fitness workout during October

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest fitness expert John Kuzora of Kuzora Fitness is hosting a series of free “Real Men (and Women) Wear Pink” Fitness Bootcamps to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). The 40-minute workouts are open to members and non-members, and...

Business Briefs

PRO Martial Arts to give demonstration PRO Martial Arts will conduct demos for the Rex Mobile Mammogram event on October 15th. Located at 936 Gateway Commons Circle in Wake Forest, PRO Martial Arts was recently named a certified Safe Space. With the yellow diamond-shaped sign,...

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Sponsorships available for scholarship tourney The Austin Flowers Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is Oct. 28, at Heritage Golf Club. This tournament remembers and honors Wake Forest High school’s students killed in an automoble crash by awarding two $2,500 scholarships to a...
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Third annual Best of the Best resounding success

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Six weeks, 5,000 ballots, some 50,000 individual votes. Everything came together in record fashion for the third annual Best of the Best reader’s choice awards Sept. 17. Three years ago, in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns, Wake...
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Oh so fashionable!

Wake Forest Cotton Company hosts fall fashion show.
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Main Street Grille opens new Pizzeria

WAKE FOREST — A large crowd turned out last week for the official Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the Main Street Grille Pizzeria and Restaurant, at 999 Durham Road. Aside from large pizza slices, Italian subs, entrees and salads, as well as desserts made fresh,...
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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...

Business Briefs

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....