Credit reporting agencies fined $6 million for errors

RALEIGH — The three major credit reporting agencies (CRAs), Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, will pay $6 million to North Carolina and 30 other states and make significant changes to their business practices to benefit consumers, says N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper. The...

Sham cancer charities to pay for bilking donors

RALEIGH — Four phony charities that claimed to fight cancer allegedly took $187 million in donations, including $1 million from consumers in North Carolina, but did little or nothing to help cancer victims, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper and Secretary of State Elaine F....

Why are we eating out more?

You Decide by Mike Walden A milestone was set in our collective personal spending in January of this year. For the first time, Americans spent more on eating out than on eating in. Specifically, we spent $50.475 billion eating in restaurants and other food outlets that month,...
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Small Farm Association organizing June 18

Business Briefs — June 6, 2015 Wake Forest Chamber recognizes award winners During the State of the Chamber Event, awards were presented to some of the top businesses and volunteers in our community. Congratulations to everyone nominated, the finalists and the winners. •The...

Five-county beef tour to be held June 11

LOUISBURG — The popular Annual Five-County BEEF free tour will be held this year on Thursday, June 11, and will be hosted by Franklin County. The five counties on the tour include Franklin, Vance, Granville, Warren and Wake; however, interested producers from throughout the...
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VGCC art instructor’s estate benefits college

HENDERSON — For more than four decades,  until her December 2014 death, the name Lelia Brigham was synonymous with Vance-Granville Community College. A continuing education art instructor almost since the beginning of the college in the fall of 1969, Brigham left the college...

Rolesville building permits – May 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during May 2015. •Heritage East Developers, 3132 Freeman Farm Way, $929. •Cedar Lakes II LLC, 404 Molina Court, $994. •Cedar Lakes II LLC, 405 Molina Court, $827. •Cedar Lakes II LLC, 924...
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Big plans for chamber

Initiatives revealed during 2015 banquet. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Largesse was on the minds of speakers at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce banquet, held Tuesday the downtown Renaissance Centre. Both Marla Akridge, chamber president and Brian Pate, chamber board...
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A perfect day out

Profile: Mary Droessler of Winterpast Farm by Carol Taber Winterpast Farm on Ghoston Road in Wake Forest is delightful. As an adult I was charmed. As a child, this would be a magical place to visit. Chickens and roosters (all of whom are named Bob; the special ones get an...
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Murphy completes law enforcement training

Bronson Douglas Murphy completes law enforcement training Bronson Douglas Murphy of the Franklin County sheriff’s office was one of 16 graduates of Vance-Granville Community College’s basic law enforcement training program. Wake Forest community night at the Carolina Mudcats The...
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RadioShack customer data not for sale

RALEIGH — A judge’s ruling will protect RadioShack customers from a proposed sale of their personally identifiable information in connection with the sale of RadioShack’s trademark and intellectual property, Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a written statement May 2...

Are there timeless rules for investing?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden There’s rarely a meeting at which I’m speaking where someone doesn’t ask me about investing. Often it’s about the stock market, but sometimes there’s a question about gold, foreign currencies or even options. Economics is a discipline that changes as...

Report demonstrates economic impact of North Carolina court system

CARY – The North Carolina court system generated more than $460 million in direct economic impact last year, according to a study commissioned by the North Carolina Bar Association. The report of the economic impact of the courts on the state’s economy also revealed that more...
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Hillside Nursing & Rehab celebrates National Nursing Home Week

WAKE FOREST — Hillside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrated National Nursing Home Week with a slate of special activities May 10-16. Wake Weekly Publisher Emeritus Robert Allen was one of the guest presenters and read the proclamation  recognizing National Nursing Home...
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Wakefield Middle receives grant for technology

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Middle School teacher Tim Tharrington has won a $2,400 grant from CenturyLink for his school to help fund technology in the classroom. Tharrington read an article last year in The Wake Forest Weekly announcing CenturyLink’s Clarke M. Williams Foundation...

WakeMed’s newest hospital opens

RALEIGH — Wake County’s fifth full-service hospital – and the first and only women’s hospital in the area – officially opened for patient care May 11. WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital, an expansion of the health system’s existing North Healthplex, can now serve...
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Learn how to lead your company through a crisis

Business Briefs - May 21, 2015 YABA meeting rescheduled The YABA business meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 5:30 p.m., Union Bank, Capital Blvd/US1, Youngsville. All YABA members are welcome to attend. Traditions at Wake Forest wins builder awards Traditions at...
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Rolesville building permits

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during April 2015. •Carlton Group of N.C. LLC, 431 Bendemeer Lane, $997. •Murdock & Gannon Construction, 422 Bendemeer Lane, $934. •Braswell Custom Homes, 5605 Massey Branch Drive, $93...
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Ranch dedicated to horse-assisted therapy

FRANKLINTON — On Sunday March 15, the Shepherd Youth Ranch (SYR) in Franklinton hosted an open house to share with visitors an array of activities experienced by participants enrolled in the “Trail to Success” program.  SYR is dedicated to providing equine assisted therapy and...
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Entrepreneurs upgrade, expand Wake Forest shops

WAKE FOREST — If you’ve visited the Ligon Mill Business Center recently, you may have noticed that the Daylight Donuts sign is gone and a new one — Sugar On Top — is in its place. It, too, is a donut shop, and is owned by the same person, Denise Lull, of Rolesville. She just felt...

Learn to operate a food truck successfully

LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College is hosting a series of courses in May and June specifically for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry. The program is the first of its kind in North Carolina. A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business...
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Local woodworker crafts green awards

RALEIGH — Nineteen awards handcrafted by a Wake Forest resident were given to the winners of the city  of Raleigh’s eighth annual Environmental Awards celebration held April 22 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. All of the winners received hand-crafted awards...
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Businessman, schools founder receives award from Civitas

RALEIGH — Civitas has honored businessman and philanthropist Robert Luddy with its annual Audentia Award for courage and civic engagement. He received the fourth annual Civitas Audentia Award at the nonprofit organization’s recent Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) in...