Sam’s Club will build traffic signals

Planning Board to review permit for bulk discount store off Caveness Farms Avenue Tuesday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Talk with the traffic engineer who studied the Sam’s Club planned for 13 acres between Walmart and Caveness Farms Apartments and you’ll realize two things: 1....

Girasole’s Italian menu is finito

Restaurant being remade, renamed Farm Table, with all locally grown food. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The farm-to-table movement is coming to town, but diners don’t have to wait for a new restaurant to be built. Girasole Trattoria is reworking its interior and its menu to...

Rolesville eyes downtown property

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The board of commissioners gave the go ahead to town staff to pursue negotiations for three parcels of land at the corner of South Main and West Young streets Tuesday night. The three pieces, totaling just under an acre, lie adjacent to a 9.67-acre...

Assisted living facility focuses on dementia care

Carillon opens in Heritage next month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new assisted living facility opens July 22 in Heritage, one that has a special wing for the care of Alzheimer’s patients. The Wake Forest Carillon (pronounced care-lawn) is the assisted living facility chain’s...

Business Briefs – June 26, 2014

Ace Hardware ranks high for service J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction Study results ranked Ace Hardware highest in customer satisfaction with home improvement retail stores. Ace has captured this ranking every year since J.D. Power began study...

Water boil notices issued

Who is informed and when, confusing to residents. WAKE FOREST — A resident’s post on an online community message board about not being notified about the need to boil her drinking water has led to questions about area water advisories, such as who is affected, who is notified and...

Western store an instant hit

Tracie’s Boots & Buckles opens at Market of Wake Forest. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Tracie Mack has 15 years’ experience managing a western wear retail store in Raleigh. She knows how popular cowboy boots and accessories are. So it didn’t faze her when within days of...

Celebrating For Old Times Sake

June 19 marks the antique store’s five-year anniversary with a special event for the public Special to The Wake Weekly by Natalie Costantino WAKE FOREST — Creaky floors, squeaky doors, golden-age music and a white tin ceiling are among the characteristics one first notices when...

Business Briefs – June 12, 2014

Food truck rodeo Lennar Homes hosts a food truck rodeo Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Austin Creek neighborhood, 300 Austin View, in Wake Forest. Trucks scheduled to attend are The Parlour, Deli-icious, Barone Meatball Company, Carolina Brewing Ambrewlance and Dump Pho King...

Business Briefs – June 5, 2014

Bill Leslie, Lorica to perform Sunday WRAL-TV news anchor Bill Leslie and the Celtic-fusion ensemble, Lorica, present an afternoon of original Appalachian Celtic music and storytelling at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Sunday at 3 p.m. The Renaissance Centre is located at 405...
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Tata: Freeway a priority

Transportation chief remarks on U.S. 1’s future during annual State of Chamber. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town commissioners often joke they’ll “be dead and buried” by the time major N.C. Department of Transportation projects roll around. Not if Tony Tata has anything to say...
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Rolesville tax rate to remain the same

Files: 2014-15 Budget letter, 2014-15 Budget part 1, 2014-15 Budget part 2, 2014-15 Budget Presentation By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The proposed town budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year has in common a theme from prior years: growing pains. But the town is managing to do what a...

Mitchell Mill Road rezoning hearing Tuesday

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing June 3 to discuss a rezoning request regarding 4107 Mitchell Mill Road, located on the north side of Mitchell Mill Road, just east of the intersection with Forestville Road. The request is to rezone the property from...
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Traffic shifts near for Rolesville bypass work

ROLESVILLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation has issued an update on the construction of the U.S. 401 bypass around Rolesville. The project is reportedly still on track to be completed by September. Some of the work will require adjustments to local traffic patterns as...
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Dance Attic qualifies for national finals

WAKE FOREST — Local dancers from The Dance Attic brought home top honors from the Myrtle Beach Showstopper competition, putting their choreography and footwork up against dozens of studios from around the state and area May 3. Earning qualification for the Showstopper National...

Novant’s Franklin Medical Center 2013 Small Business of Year

LOUISBURG — Novant Health Franklin Medical Center was named one of the 2013 Small Businesses of the Year at the annual Small Business Luncheon hosted by the Franklin County, Granville County, Vance County and Warren County chambers of commerce.  Franklin Medical Center was chosen...

Business Briefs – May 29, 2014

Respiratory therapist lauded  David Dixon of Wake Forest is recognized as an Ambassador of the Month at Johnston Health in Smithfield, where he has worked as a respiratory therapist for three and a half years. The Ambassador program recognizes employees who go above and beyond...
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EMS delays alarming

Richland Hills subdivision, partly in Franklin County, wishes for faster rescue services. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For some, fire services are getting too close. For others, they are much too far away. Dogged future neighbors of a proposed fire station on Jenkins Road made a...
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Novozymes, Atlantic Corp. receive incentive to stay, grow

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — County commissioners approved two incentive requests to retain and expand local business and changed the name of two roads among other business Monday night. Franklinton’s Novozymes North America, Inc. (Novozymes), Franklin County’s largest private...
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Plans for tavern may be derailed

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners met Tuesday evening with a full agenda of public hearings. Slated for review were a 27.37-acre residential and planned urban development rezoning, two special use permits and the town’s budget for the new fiscal year. Special-use...
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Business Briefs – May 22, 2014

Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce news •Notary class will be held Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the chamber boardroom. The cost is $150 and registration may be completed online at wakeforestchamber.org. •The State of the Chamber address is scheduled Tuesday from 11:30...
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High-speed fiber optic plans revealed

Town-sponsored forum answers questions, though some remain. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Shelby-based RST Fiber revealed Monday its plans for rolling out high-speed fiber optics to all the town residents who want it. During a town-sponsored forum at the Wake Forest Renaissance...
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Habitat Build-a-Thon in Wake Forest next week

WAKE FOREST — More than 150 AmeriCorps members from across the U.S. will gather to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon next week. Hosted by Habitat Wake, work at the Build-a-Thon will include finishing two homes, building three...