Regional equine mini-series scheduled for 2015

LOUISBURG — Educational informational meetings continue throughout the winter months for equine owners in the region. Mark your calendar and plan to attend an educational mini-series for area horse owners in January and February. All meetings will be held in the Franklin County...

Successful Small Farms Conference: Feb. 28

LOUISBURG — There are many opportunities in North Carolina for the small farmer. To explore several options, a regional conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 entitled Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference. The conference will be held at the Vance-Granville Community...

Band in running for competition

WAKE FOREST — The Will McBride Group needs help. The Wake Forest-based jazz-rock trio is currently holding eighth place in a nationwide contest to win the Bands4Good Challenge. The group needs community votes to push past the competition and take over the leaderboard, while also...
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St. Paul staff completes afterschool training

LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College recently partnered with Saint Paul Presbyterian Church Day Care Center in Louisburg to provide continuing education to all employees of the center’s afterschool program. The staff members included Brenda Lynch, Mary Spencer, Barbara...
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Health screenings at Business After Hours

Business Briefs — week of Jan. 8, 2015 Health screenings at Business After Hours Novant Health hosts Business After Hours, today (Thursday) 5:30-7 p.m. at Franklin Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Louisburg. As part of Novant Health’s system-wide wellness initiative, Novant...

Keeping records for livestock and horse owners

Free day-long workshop Jan. 20 By Martha L. Mobley Agriculture Extension Agent LOUISBURG — You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Record keeping is a key component to managing an efficient farm business. With proper record keeping, evaluations can be made on the reproductive,...

Rolesville building permits for October 2014

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during October 2014. Convenient one-family house •Heritage East Developers Homestead Building Co., 5800 Vasseur Court, $954. •Cityscape Builders Inc., 2709 Eastern Star Circle, $989. •Cedar...
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Virgilio’s: A Culinary Adventure

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — As owner and mixologist at Virgilio’s Premium Vinegars, Oils & Edibles, Margarita Dixon has brought a little bit of foodie heaven to South White Street. Specializing in wonderful flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegar, this is the perfect shop...
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Business Briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Start the new year with good business advice The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the college’s Franklin County Campus (located on N.C. 56, just outside Louisburg). Tax requirements for...

Gas prices could continue to slide

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in...

Wake Electric scholarships available

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric is currently accepting applications for 2015 scholarships for college students — the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship for $2,000 and a total of 16 Touchstone Energy Scholarships of up to $1,250. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship will be...
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Staying strong in the community

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins If you’re looking for a new, intense and challenging way of getting in shape, then Red Dog CrossFit of Wake Forest could be for you. Red Dog opened its doors Aug. 1 and has already racked up 70 members. An average of about 25 to 30 people...

Business Briefs

Heritage residents donate hundreds of toys Ammons Development and Heritage residents donated 237 toys to the Raleigh Rescue Mission Dec. 18. Members of the master planned community in Wake Forest and Rolesville have been collecting toys since Nov. 25. This is the seventh year the...
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Financial MVPs invest in community

WAKE FOREST — The SunTrust Bank located in downtown Wake Forest won a Most Valuable Team award in August that came with some cash for a team party. According to Vice President and Branch Manager Mark Marley, for several months, the members of the group tried to come up with an...

What will 2015’s economy look like?

By Dr. Mike Walden N.C. Cooperative Extension Economists receive much attention at the beginning of a new year. People want some insight into how the economy will perform. No economist can predict every individual’s economic outlook. Instead, we try to forecast the general trends...
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Brewery expands

Youngsville facility will allow White Street to more than triple production, and bottle the beer. By David Leone YOUNGSVILLE — White Street Brewing Company is upsizing and has moved its major brewing operations to Park Avenue. Dino Radosta, company founder and owner, held a sneak...
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Bank raises $5,000 for Safe Space

LOUISBURG — Employees at Union Bank & Trust teamed up with Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse for a Dining for a Safe Space event Oct. 27. A total of $5,240 was raised to support Safe Space, a Louisburg-based nonprofit organization that assists domestic violence victims and their...
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Business Briefs

Drop children’s books at The Fire Pit The Fire Pit encourages customers to bring in unused children’s books and leave them in a drop-box at their Heritage location, 950 Gateway Commons Circle. The donated books will be distributed by Durham-based Book Harvest, a nonprofit...

VGCC offers small business seminars

WAKE FOREST — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled two free seminars Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the college’s Franklin County Campus, located on N.C. 56, just outside Louisburg. Tax Requirements for Small Businesses will be held from 1-4 p.m., while...

Business mileage rates to rise

WAKE FOREST — The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2015 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning Jan. 1, the standard mileage rates for the use of a...

AgCarolina announces election results

RALEIGH — Three incumbents have been re-elected to the AgCarolina Farm Credit Board of Directors by the cooperative’s voting stockholders. Ellis W. Taylor of Roanoke Rapids was elected to Region 2 (serving Franklin, Warren, and Halifax counties); Paul A. Drake of Pinetops was...
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Bundle up for art’s sake, and c’mon downtown

by Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — Downtown Wake Forest is dressed in its holiday best for Art After Hours Friday starting at 5 p.m. Most stores and studios will be open and serving refreshments, including the newly renovated Ollie’s at 213 S. White St. Ollie’s Cafe, Coffee Shop and...
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Love, letters and baseball

Wake Forest bookseller pens his own memoir. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Drew Bridges has held a lot of author-readings at Storyteller’s Book Store in the past six years, but none are so special, to him, as this week’s event. At, 3 p.m. Sunday, Drew will host a book dedication...