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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rock on Friday at Art After Hours

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — The musically gifted students of guitar maestro Bob Meyer will perform a concert on the porch at the Give To Live Guitar Studio at 216 E. Jones St. Friday night at downtown Wake Forest’s Art After Hours. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with youths...

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...
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Gluten Free now at new market

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville residents Adam and Sarah Stokes are thrilled the new farmers market is up and running. They’ve been operating Gluten Free with Sarah B bakery for some time, selling their yummy treats in Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Apex among other places. Now, they can...

Franklinton students learn valuable business skills

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — A new kind of honors class has been making waves at Franklionton High School since 2012 A Virtual Enterprise (VE) class, led by Lisa Davis, teaches students valuable skills through a virtual world of business. The company, Axis Enterprise, allows...

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...

Trading Path Association founder honored

FRANKLIN CO. — Tom Magnuson, founder of the Trading Path Preservation Association, was recently recognized with emeritus membership in the Ben Franklin Society. Magnuson received the honorary, lifetime membership award from Bob Radcliffe, president and board chairman of the Ben...
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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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Local business gives back to community

  WAKE FOREST — As technology advances by leaps and bounds, so too do tools for educating children. Supplying teachers, who develop specific plans to implement innovative technology, with the means to get access to these extra means of teaching are the purpose of recently...

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...

Farmers market opens Friday

ROLESVILLE — A much talked about farmers market is moving from drawing board to reality Friday. The Rolesville Farmers Market, to be located at 105 W. Young St., is scheduled for what is being called a “soft opening” Friday. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, flowers,...

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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The nuts and bolts of pecan farming

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — More than a dozen folks toured the Sasser Farm, located just north of Youngsville, to learn the nuts and bolts about pecan farming May 8. Facilitating the discussion, and dropping nuggets like, “Pecan farming is not for the faint of heart,” was Dr....

Time for equine vaccinations

RALEIGH — It’s the beginning of mosquito season in North Carolina, which means it’s also time for equine owners to talk to their veterinarians about vaccinating animals against mosquito-borne diseases. West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis are endemic across North...

Healthy eating seminar Wednesday

FRANKLINTON — Susan Crews, certified health coach and personal trainer, presents a healthy eating and functional movement seminar for small business owners Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Novozymes, 77 Perry Chapel Church Road, Franklinton. The lunch-and-learn session will...

Franklin County commissioners mull Novozymes expansion

At the close of Monday’s Franklin County commissioners’ meeting, Ronnie Goswick, the county’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) director, created positive excitement when he asked for two public hearings for economic incentives at the May 19 commissioners’ meeting. At the...