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Business After Hours – August 14, 2014

Fresenius wins award Fresenius Medical Care Eastern Wake facility, 670 Granite Vista Drive, Rolesville, was awarded the Center of Excellence designation for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2013. The annual award recognizes the best-performing Fresenius dialysis...

Chik-fil-A helps feed families

RALEIGH — Increased food demand during summer months left Urban Ministries food pantry shelves bare, but with Chik-fil-A’s help they now have enough to feed 250 Wake County families for an entire week. July 24 and 25, participating Chik-fil-A locations traded one free Chik-fil-A...

Business Briefs – August 7, 2014

Driver reaches safety milestone Hamlin T. Raney III of Wake Forest has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for four years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by...

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....
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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...

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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What’s in season at markets?

I am asked throughout the growing season what produce is in season. Keep in mind that the list does not reflect what is available at the grocery store. Peaches are generally ready June through September. Apples and grapes are generally ready August through October. Blueberries...
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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...

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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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...

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....

You decide: How can communities revive?

By Mike Walden My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in New York City celebrating our wedding anniversary. It’s amazing how time flies: This is No. 34, thank you! New York City — or simply “the City” to native New Yorkers — conjures up both negative and positive feelings....
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Wake Electric awards $22,000 in scholarships

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric has awarded 17 college scholarships totaling $22,000. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Catherine Elizabeth Keel of Franklin Academy. Additional scholarships of $1,250 were awarded. The awardees include: •Allie Kristin...
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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...

Griggs Guardian ad Litem supervisor

LOUISBURG — Melanie Griggs will join the Guardian ad Litem program of Judicial District 9 as program supervisor. Griggs brings 20 years of experience serving children in Franklin, Granvill, Vance and Warren counties through the Vance County School System and the former...

Business Briefs – July 10, 2014

Youngsville CEO lauded David S. Moody Jr., RPh, Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Wholesale Drug Company, was presented with the 2014 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and Genentech, Inc. Presented June 2 at the HDMA 2014...

Register now for continuing education classes at VGCC

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College is offering several continuing education classes at the main campus, 200 Community College Road, starting in August. Registration may be completed online at vgcc.edu/oex. For more information, call 252-738-3300. •Certified Production...

Fire Pit to host feline fundraiser

WAKE FOREST — A fundraiser benefiting Purr Partners Feline Rescue is scheduled July 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Fire Pit BBQ & Smokehouse, 950 Gateway Commons Circle. The Fire Pit will donate 10 percent of food sales that day to the nonprofit organization. Purr Partners...
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Big box store advances

Resident’s objections to Sam’s Club overruled for ‘lack of evidence.’ By David Leone WAKE FOREST — David Bissette wrote out on paper his objections to a Sam’s Club planned for Caveness Farms Avenue to present at Tuesday night’s Planning Board public hearing. He left several...

Locate lost insurance policies

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Insurance now offers a lost life insurance and annuity inquiry service to help consumers locate benefits from life insurance policies or annuity contracts purchased in North Carolina. Individuals who believe they are beneficiaries — as well as...