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...

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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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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...

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...
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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...
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Golfers chip-in $27,000 for charity

WAKEFIELD — A team consisting of Frank and Rich DeMarco, Ken Weeks and Eric Glenn had the best score in the 4th annual Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament Monday. But the real winner is the community, as the Knights raised more than $27,000 from this year’s tourney for...

Cooperative Extension offers classes

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin County Senior Center have partnered for an informative series on avoiding scams. Three workshops are scheduled: today, May 29, and June 17, all from 9 to 10:15 a.m at the senior center, 127 Shannon Village,...

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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...

Prevent Foreclosure

RALEIGH — Homeowners who are struggling with mortgage payments have the opportunity to learn about foreclosure prevention resources by attending a presentation at an area library. Information will be presented at the following locations: •May 14, 7 p.m. – East Regional Library,...
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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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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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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...