Town manager proposes tax hike

One penny this year would be complemented by one more in 2015 to fund fire station crew. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Penny for your thoughts? A one-cent tax hike for the fire department is proposed in the 2014-15 Wake Forest municipal budget draft recommended by Town Manager...
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Woman’s Club recognizes scholarship winner, members at banquet

WAKE FOREST — When the Wake Forest Woman’s Club holds its annual banquet each May, expect many startled looks as members learn they are being honored. No one was more surprised or touched this past Thursday than member Hilda Parlér, when she learned she had been selected by...
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Dentist featured on Discovery Channel

WAKE FOREST — Supremia Dentistry, a Wake Forest-based practice led by Dr. Edmond Suh that utilizes a state-of-the-art, advanced, painless approach to dental care, was spotlighted on The Discovery Channel during an episode of Innovations, a series geared toward educating the...

Business Briefs – May 8, 2014

Cancer Center expands oncology service The Franklin County Cancer Center announces Keith Lerro, MD, PhD has joined the staff. Lerro is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist specializing in caring for cancer patients and those with blood disorders, and was featured...
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Habitat Build-a-Thon comes to town

WAKE FOREST — More than 150 AmeriCorps members from across the United States will gather to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon May 19-23. Hosted by Habitat Wake, work at the Build-a-Thon will include finishing two homes, building...
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Cow Patty Bingo debuts May 10

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Athletic Club fundraiser Cow Patty Bingo debuts May 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Rolesville High School. The event is free and features food, games, bands, booths, raffles and other family-oriented activities. Cow Patty bingo spaces will be sold for $5,...
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Building demolished

Wrecking ball on historic DuBois campus; alumni seek spur revitalization. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The two-story blue building on the historic DuBois campus is history. A crew from Jeff Laskins Demolition is tearing down the structure for free, in trade for tax credits,...
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White Street Brewing Co. wins gold

WAKE FOREST — White Street Brewing Co. claimed a gold award in the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding, along with their brewers. Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer...
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Business Briefs – Apr, 24, 2014

Union Bank declares dividend Union Bank & Trust Company today announced that the board of directors of the bank has declared a 10 percent stock dividend on its outstanding shares of common stock. The stock dividend will be payable on or about May 15 to shareholders of record...
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Growth spurt at community garden

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) received $3,000 in donations April 14 for the purchase of a Farmall tractor for the Here We Grow garden. The program, which has been in the works since last year, is relocating to the sheriff’s office, and supports 19...
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Brewing up a good time

Caroline Wilcox sings Me and Bobby McGee for Between the Blues band Friday at White Street Brewing Company. The brewery recently won an award for its Kolsch-style ale.
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Chamber: Wake Forest in ‘sweet spot’ for development

Economic forum shows town, region, state trending up. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Call it a baby step ahead. In the past four years, while some towns in the county have stagnated on commercial development and job growth, Wake Forest has seen a trickle of activity, according to...

RTA proposes fare increases

RALEIGH — The Raleigh Transit Authority (RTA) is proposing fare increases to transit services provided by Capital Area Transit (CAT) and the Accessible Raleigh Transportation (ART) Programs. Fares are proposed to be increased in two increments, the first in 2014 and a second in...

Statewide public school forum May 3

RALEIGH — Public Schools First NC will host its first statewide forum May 3 at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University in Raleigh. The focus of the forum is an exploration of issues, innovations and solutions that can help strengthen North Carolina’s public schools. The...
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Thales Academy opens in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — More than 100 guests attended the Thales Academy Rolesville ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at their new junior high and high school campus located at 1201 Granite Falls Boulevard. Speakers at the event included Melissa Edwards, school administrator, Bob Luddy,...
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Cotton Company fashion show Friday

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., hosts Celebrate Spring, a ladies’ fashion show Friday (April 18) starting at 6 p.m. Downtown merchants Mimosa Home & Gifts, Next Consignment Boutique, Salon One 21 and Nancy Jo Photography are partnering for the evening....

Business Briefs – Apr. 17, 2014

Rush tapped as VP Wake Forest resident Buddy Rush has been hired as vice president of sales in the mid-Atlantic region for eVestment. eVestment is the global leader in institutional investor data and analytics. In his new position, Rush will be responsible for helping investment...
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HerbFest begins Friday

Green Thumbs rejoice at two-week-long annual plant sale. WAKE FOREST — The 15th annual HerbFest returns to Festival Park, 525 S. White St., Friday and runs through April 28. Though this Saturday features multiple music groups for entertainment and face-painting and pony rides for...
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The new Ace in Rolesville

Rolesville’s Ace Hardware celebrates its grand opening Saturday. Shoppers are invited to enjoy free Nathan’s hot dogs and cooking demonstrations by Weber Grills starting at 10 a.m. A cornhole tournament is scheduled at noon, along with chainsaw carvings featuring Stihl power...
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King named president of county clerks

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Kristen G. King, Franklin County clerk, was installed March 29 as president of the North Carolina Association of County Clerks (NCACC) at the association’s annual conference in Blowing Rock. King has served the association as a member of its board of directors,...
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Payback is sweet

LOUISBURG — Wake Electric held its 2014 annual meeting March 28 with 574 members, plus their guests, attending in the Louisburg College Auditorium. Attendees heard reports on the current plans and programs of Wake Electric from Phil Price, chief operating officer and assistant...