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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...

Settlement claim forms mailed

RALEIGH — More than 3,400 North Carolinians who may be eligible for payments from Ocwen Financial Corporation and Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC as part of a national settlement should start receiving claim forms this week. North Carolina consumers who lost their home to foreclosure...

Business Briefs

Food truck rodeo coming A Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Virgil’s Jamaica, JAM Ice Cream, Hibachi Xpress,...
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Sam’s Club will build traffic signals

Planning Board to review permit for bulk discount store off Caveness Farms Avenue Tuesday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Talk with the traffic engineer who studied the Sam’s Club planned for 13 acres between Walmart and Caveness Farms Apartments and you’ll realize two things: 1....
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Girasole’s Italian menu is finito

Restaurant being remade, renamed Farm Table, with all locally grown food. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The farm-to-table movement is coming to town, but diners don’t have to wait for a new restaurant to be built. Girasole Trattoria is reworking its interior and its menu to...
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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

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

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

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

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...