Louisburg, Raleigh meet drinking water goals

RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Water Resources’ Public Water Supply section has announced that Louisburg’s water treatment plant, along with 37 other water systems are being recognized with the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Award. The award honors water systems for...

CROP Walk rally Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — Volunteers will host a rally Tuesday at 6 p.m. for team captains participating in Wake Forest’s CROP Walk for Hunger 2014 in September. Churches, businesses and charity organizations are encouraged to send a representative to the rally at Heritage Baptist Church,...

Livestock producers to meet

LOUISBURG — Livestock producers are invited to attend a meeting Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive. Guido van der Hoeven, NCSU agricultural extension economist, will present an update on changes to the farm sales tax recently passed by the N.C....

NCWORKS opens new office

RALEIGH — The Capital Area Workforce Development Board opened its new Wake County workforce development office, NCWORKS Career Center, at 1830 B Tillery Place, Raleigh, Aug. 4. Customers have access to services including: •free Internet; •employment planning; •career assessment...

3Phoenix expands

Company lauded by town, state leaders. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Eight months after breaking ground, defense tech company 3Phoenix is ready to expand into its second Wake Forest building. Tuesday town, chamber and state leaders joined company officials on Capcom Avenue for the...

Planning board OKs pool plans

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Rolesville planning board members for-warded on to town commissioners all four cases that came before them Monday, with recommendations that commissioners approve them all. Planning board members reviewed the site-plan application for a...

Manager: County has good reason for optimism

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — When Franklin County Manager Angela Harris prepared to give the annual State of the County address at Vance Granville Community College in Louisburg Thursday, she decided to take a different approach. Rather than just throw out numbers and assorted...

Outage slows traffic, commerce

WAKE FOREST — A circuit overload was the cause of the power outage Friday afternoon that knocked out the lights, computers and cash registers to more than 1,500 homes and businesses. All Wake Forest Power customers north of Dr. Calvin Jones Highway were affected, including...

Business Briefs – July 31, 2014

CiCi’s covers the cruiser for charity To cap off its month-long fundraising initiative for Special Olympics North Carolina, CiCi’s Pizza hosts a Cover the Cruiser event today (Thursday) at participating locations, including in Wake Forest, 12516 Capital Blvd. CiCi’s guests are...
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Cast chosen for Helium theater production

Forest Moon Theater Company to present comedy/drama in September. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company has selected the cast for its next play, Helium, which will be presented at the town’s new Renaissance Centre Sept. 19-27. The cast consists of Lisa Binon as...
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‘Can’t wait for Chirba, Chirba!’

Wake Forest’s first food truck rodeo is Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There is nothing quite so enticing to modern man (and woman!) as the thought of filling up one’s stomach with delicious food. So area residents are pleased to hear about a food truck rodeo coming to...

Golden Corral sends kids to camp with money raised

RALEIGH — Golden Corral Grill/Buffet Restaurants, including the Wake Forest location, have raised more than $300,000 to send 579 kids to Camp Corral. Camp Corral is a free summer camp for children of wounded or disabled military families. Across the U.S., Golden Corral...

Reserve town facilities for 2015 starting Aug. 4

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will accept 2015 facility rental reservations for selected town facilities starting Aug. 4 at 8 a.m. Reservations for the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., and spaces at E. Carroll...

Express plan review available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Inspections Department has introduced Express Residential Plan Review (ERPR). A real-time permit application review program for specific residential additions and renovations, ERPR may also be used for accessory structures, such as decks, covered...
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Business Briefs – July 24, 2014

Rolesville Chamber Business After Hours tonight Mansfield Computing Solutions and Your Social Media Gal team up to host Roleville Chamber’s Business After Hours tonight (Thursday), 5:30-7 p.m. at the Chamber offices, 200 E. Young St. The theme is Christmas in July, and...

Homeowners’ insurance-rate hearing rescheduled

RALEIGH — The homeowners’ insurance-rate hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 6 has been rescheduled to give department experts more time to prepare testimony after significant revisions were made to the original rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau. The hearing is to begin...

Sam’s Club approved

Some question whether development is turning Wake Forest into ‘Anywhere USA’. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town Commissioner Zachary Donahue tried to stop another big box store from going into the town’s Capital Boulevard business district, but none of his fellow commissioners...
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Cross Street repairs to begin

Youngsville tackles drainage issue, catches grief on Woodlief Supply Co. cleanup. By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Commis-sioners have decided to dip into the contingency fund to pay for needed drainage work near town hall and the ditches along Cross Street to alleviate flooding...
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Business Briefs – July 17, 2014

B&W Hardware celebrates Saturday B&W Hardware, 232 S. White St., in downtown Wake Forest, marks its 65th anniversary Saturday with free homemade ice cream, cake and lemonade. Coca-cola from the vintage machine will be sold for 65 cents a bottle. Giveaways during the...
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Wakefield Rotary appoints officers

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest recently appointed new officers for the 2014-15 term during an installation ceremony at the TPC Wakefield Plantation. Club charter member Matt Archer and five-year club member Laura Jazab are the service organization’s new...

Tobacco growers approve assessment

RALEIGH — North Carolina growers of flue-cured tobacco have approved an assessment that will support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina’s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers. The assessment was approved on 88 percent of ballots in a mail-in referendum....
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4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...
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B & W celebrates 65 years

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — B & W Hardware store has been a fixture on same corner of White Street for 65 years this month. But it wasn’t always called by its current name. The building opened in 1945 and was operated as a grocery store until 1949, when C. H. Weston...