Wedding dresses on a budget

Details selling pre-owned formal wear downtown. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is $26,000. The average wedding dress is $1,280, a considerable amount for an item only worn once. For people looking for a more frugal option, a good place to...

Meet your coffee baristas

Editor’s note: These write-ups about two new baristas at Wake Forest Coffee Company were submitted unsolicited by Alina Glalecki, a fifth-grader who frequents the shop, presumably for hot chocolate. Some may remember Alina from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the play put on by...

Scammers posing as BBB investigators

RALEIGH — The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina warns local business owners and consumers that scammers have been posing as BBB investigators in an effort to try and get personal information. In one instance, a business owner in Raleigh received a threatening...

Permit requests now online

WAKE  FOREST — The town of Wake Forest is now able to accept permit applications online. The initiative allows contractors and homeowners to request electrical, mechanical and plumbing trade permits online and receive them via email. Anyone wishing to request a trade permit...

Crossfit hosts cancer fundraiser

WAKE FOREST — More than 150 people (right) participated in the crushing cancer workout of the day at Crossfit Wake Forest Sunday, June 26. The benefit was organized to help the family of 13-year-old Wake Forest resident Jackson Donahoe with the medical expenses associated with...

Optometrist honored

WAKE FOREST — Dr. K. Janik Roy (right), a Wake Forest optometrist, received the William L. Woolard Partner-in-Service Award from the Wake Forest Lions Club at their June 9 meeting. Roy received this award because of the interest she has shown in the welfare of the visually...

Chamber: Keep Wake Forest unique

Longtime businesses recognized at annual luncheon. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce no longer performs economic development for the town. So, in place of the annual economic outlook held in the past during the State of the Chamber annual...

Bridal shop opens

WAKE FOREST — Details, a pre-owned bridal shop, opened Saturday at 221 S. White St. in downtown Wake Forest, next to the Olde English Tea Room. Owners Elsie Phillips and Julee White offer pre-owned wedding dresses for under $300, consignment wedding gowns for varying values, and...

Business Briefs – week of June 23, 2016

Business After Hours tonight Rolesville Furniture, 100 N. Main St., Rolesville will host Business After Hours today (Thursday) from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce and everyone is invited to attend. There will be a drawing for a...

Living sweet and simply

La Dolce Vita bakery approaches first year anniversary. By Kelly Knowles ROLESVILLE — La Dolce Vita, “the sweet life.” That is exactly what you will find hiding within the little bakery on Southtown Circle in Rolesville. With a name that Sal and Vanessa Minopoli hope connects the...

Planner: Wegmans interested in Wake Forest

Site would front Staffordshire neighborhood. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The buzz in the Facebookosphere in the past week is that a Wegmans grocery store is coming to town. “It’s confirmed,” one commenter said. Added another, “I heard it was a sure thing.” It’s not anything...

Medlin Family Farm receives grant

WAKE FOREST — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that Medlin Family Farm in Wake Forest will receive funding for marketing projects. The Agritourism Marketing Cost Share program is administered by the department’s agritourism office with funding...

Shorty’s turns 100

Wake Forest’s oldest business celebrates a century of success. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — People come from all over to eat at Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs. It’s one of the most recognized landmarks in Wake Forest. Most of that fame has to do with word-of-mouth, in particular words...

Chris Leith sponsors charity car show

WAKE FOREST — Chris Leith Dodge/Ram is the grand sponsor of this year’s Wake Forest Charity Car Show to be held Saturday, June 11, in historic downtown Wake Forest.

Wake Forest permits for April 2016

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued the following permits during April 2016 totaling $280,448. Addition/renovation •Garrett Building Corp., 3331 Heritage Trade Drive, $240. •Hugo Cruz, 701 Brewer Ave., $300. •Matthew and Lori Fussa, 1320 Marshall Farm St.,...

Franklin County Ag events

Goat and sheep production workshop June 9 Want to learn more about goat and sheep production and marketing? Attend the regional goat and sheep producers workshop Thursday, June 9, registration is 8:30–9 a.m.; at the Cooperative Extension’s Annex, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg....

Kiwanis club presents scholarships

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Kiwanis Club presented one-time scholarships of $2,000 to Brandon Panameno, Hannah Jordan and Austin Panameno, shown at right with Kiwanian Lloyd Stone. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and...

Business briefs – week of June 2, 2016

Puttin’ for paws The River Golf Course, 170 Clear Water Rd, Louisburg, will host Puttin’ for Paws Sunday, June 5 to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Each team will consist of four golfers. Teams will compete for fun and prizes. The cost per golfer is $75, which...

Business Briefs – week of May 26, 2016

Meet with Renee Ellmers May 31 U.S. Congresswoman Renee Ellmers will be coming to Wake Forest for a town hall meeting Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at Wake Electric Membership Corp., lower-level meeting room, 100 S. Franklin Street, Wake Forest. All Chamber members and the community...

BBB urges use of scam tracker

RALEIGH — The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (BBB) has launched a free, interactive website, bbb.org/scamtracker, to help people report scams and fraud in an effort to warn others of malicious or suspicious activities. BBB Scam Tracker, which has over...

Business Briefs – week of May 19, 2016

Rosalini’s ribbon cutting Rosalini’s Pizza and Subs celebrated it’s grand opening last week during a ribbon cutting, sponsored by the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce. Greg and Tara Brelinsky took over ownership of the business in December 2015. Their menu includes specialty...

Don’t get scammed hunting for jobs

RALEIGH — Are you applying for your first job after graduation, looking for summer work, or moving into the next phase of your career? Hunting for jobs online can help you find great opportunities, but remember that job seekers and employers may not be the only ones exploring the...

Two local schools receive grants

FRANKLINTON — CenturyLink recently announced the North Carolina winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. Franklinton Elemenary School and Franklinton High School were both recipients of the award. Franklinton Elementary...