Wake Weekly to host annual health and wellness expo

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly family of community newspapers presents its fourth annual Health and Wellness Expo April 10 from 1 to 7 p.m. at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St. The free event showcases more than 50 area businesses related to family wellness, including physical...

Common causes of prevalent tax mistakes

RALEIGH — Whether you’ve filed for an extension on your taxes this year, or have waited until the last minute to complete paperwork, or want a better strategy for the future, chances are you could be doing a better job throughout the year to save on income taxes, says seasoned...
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Game changer

A current trend has sports bars installing 20, 30, 40 TVs for people to watch their favorite game. Brittino’s, which recently opened in the refurbished Steak and Shake building near the Wake Forest Walmart, has them all beat — it has 79 TVs, each individually programmable to...

Business Briefs – Mar. 20, 2014

Foot center moves Sole Dimensions, a total foot-care store based in Wake Forest, has moved across the street to a larger location at 10560 Ligon Mill Road, Suite 101, behind the Walmart Supercenter. Owned and operated by certified pedorthist Ellie Penner, the store carries an...
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Attend Youngsville expo March 20

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Meet new business owners and learn about area entrepreneurism during the upcoming annual Youngsville Area Business Association (YABA) Expo. The event takes place Thursday, March 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 142 Youngsville...
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Millionth customer wins big

LOUISBURG — Pete Smith Automotive group celebrated getting their millionth customer by giving away $5,000. “It couldn’t have worked out any better,” said Pete Smith Automotive President Keith Smith, as the customer was Franklin County Social Services (FCSS), which will put the...
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Business Briefs – Mar. 13, 2014

VCGG’s Brady honored Vance-Granville Community College biology instructor Phyllis “Button” Brady was recently honored with the President’s Leadership Award as part of Glen Raven’s Excellence in Teaching and Leadership awards presented this academic year. Brady, a Granville County...
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Marilyn Avila receives open government award

CHAPEL HILL — N.C. Rep. Marilyn Avila (Wake-49) was chosen to receive the prestigious N.C. Press Association’s Lassiter Award to honor the strong and courageous battle to keep government open to the people. Avila received her award Feb. 27 at the NCPA’s annual awards banquet in...

SEBTS awarded grant

WAKE FOREST — The Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Family Foundation recently awarded Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) a grant of more than $200,000. The grant will fund initiatives concerning faith, work and economics in academic classes. “I am profoundly grateful...

Business Briefs – Mar. 6, 2014

Baker promoted Deborah Bordeaux, president of Stay at Home Senior Care, announces the promotion of Emily Baker to full-time scheduling administrator. Emily has worked as an in-home aide with Stay at Home since 2012. In her new role, she schedules caregivers to accommodate client...
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Business Briefs – Feb. 27, 2014

Cancer prevention workshop Friday Vitality Chiropractic and Family Wellness hosts a free cancer prevention workshop tomorrow (Friday), at 5:30 p.m., as part of its Family Wellness Series 2014. The event takes place at 610 Dr. Calvin Jones Highway, Suite 104, in Wake Forest and is...

Park construction manager chosen

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has approved the selection of Barnhill Contracting Company as the construction manager at risk for the Abbotts Creek Park project. Council approved a contract with Barnhill in the amount of $8,500 for pre-construction services. The estimated...
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Business Briefs – Feb. 20, 2014

YABA business news •Now is the time for 2014 YABA business membership. New membership dues have been held to $50 while membership renewals are only $25. Membership includes listing and 2-inch by 2-inch ad in YABA directory, a name listing in the Who’s Who of Youngsville, Night to...
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Record crowd at charity auction

Koinonia raises $11,000 for Safe Space. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A larger -than-ever crowd of more than 200 people attended the 20th annual Koinonia auction Saturday at The Forks Cafeteria, generously raising some $35,000 for area charities. Of that figure, attendees pitched...

Learn about shiitake mushrooms

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A shiitake mushroom workshop is scheduled Feb. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Franklin County Farmers Market Shelter in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. Participants should bring two to four freshly cut oak or sweet gum logs cut from live...

Franklin GOP convention March 29

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The 2014 Franklin County Republican Party precinct meetings and county convention are scheduled for March 29 at the Louisburg Moose Lodge, 191 Moose Loop Road. Precinct meetings start at 4 p.m., dinner will be served 5:30-6:30 and the convention begins at 7....
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Business Briefs – Feb. 6, 2014

Jackson graduates with highest honors Eric Jackson, founder of Redeeming the Tune Piano Service in Rolesville, recently graduated with highest honors from the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology in Bozeman, Mont.  The school, which is the largest in the world, has graduates...
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Capital One most complained-about credit card company

RALEIGH — North Carolina consumers file more complaints about Capital One than any other credit card company, according to a report released recently by the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group (NCPIRG) Education Fund. The report, which looked at data from the Consumer...

Avila to serve on ACA committee

RALEIGH — NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, announced Friday the House co-chairs and members of the Joint Legislative Study Committee on the Affordable Care Act. Reps. Jim Fulghum, R-Wake, and Jeff Collins, R-Nash, will co-chair the committee. Wake County Rep. Marilyn...
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Louisburg College president citizen of year

LOUISBURG — Louisburg College president Dr. Mark La Branche was named Citizen of the Year by the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce during its annual banquet and meeting Jan. 16. He was nominated by Kathy Harrelson, executive director of the United Way of Franklin...

Learn how to raise business capital the right way

LOUISBURG — Vance Granville Community College will host a free seminar on raising business capital Jan. 29 at the Franklin campus, 8100 N.C. 56 in Louisburg. Entitled ‘Raising Business Capital: FAQ’s for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesspersons,’ the session will be conducted by...

MBA program ranks highest in N.C.

RALEIGH — The Professional Online MBA program at N.C. State’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management placed 36th nationally in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Business Programs rankings released today. It is the highest ranked North Carolina-based online MBA...