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...
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EMS delays alarming

Richland Hills subdivision, partly in Franklin County, wishes for faster rescue services. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For some, fire services are getting too close. For others, they are much too far away. Dogged future neighbors of a proposed fire station on Jenkins Road made a...

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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High-speed fiber optic plans revealed

Town-sponsored forum answers questions, though some remain. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Shelby-based RST Fiber revealed Monday its plans for rolling out high-speed fiber optics to all the town residents who want it. During a town-sponsored forum at the Wake Forest Renaissance...

Habitat Build-a-Thon in Wake Forest next week

WAKE FOREST — More than 150 AmeriCorps members from across the U.S. will gather to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon next week. Hosted by Habitat Wake, work at the Build-a-Thon will include finishing two homes, building three...

Town asks for Stadium Drive input

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest hosts a citizen information workshop on the Stadium Drive — Complete Streets and North Avenue Resurfacing Project May 22 in the ground floor meeting room at the town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The session’s open house format enables residents to...

Help shape Joyner Park’s future

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board is hosting a series of meetings to solicit public input concerning the second phase of E. Carroll Joyner Park. Public meetings will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wake Forest town hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and Tuesday,...

Park planners need input

RALEIGH — The N.C Division of Parks and Recreation invites the public to participate in a survey designed to assess the state’s outdoor recreation preferences, needs and priorities. The survey is one component of the 2014-18 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. The...

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...

Rolesville to consider sports bar

Continuing to expand through residential developments, Rolesville commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed 50-home mixed use, planned unit development (PUD) located at the corner of South Main Street and Burlington Mills Road. The proposed PUD is currently...

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...