Business Briefs – Apr. 10, 2014

King named police chief Louisburg native Keith King has been hired by the city of Creedmoor as their new chief of police. King was sworn in March 25. Still a resident of Louisburg, King is a 10-year law enforcement veteran who began his career in the Franklin County Sheriff’s...
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Business Briefs – Apr. 3, 2014

PDQ holds book drive this week In honor of National Children’s Book Day, PDQ restaurant, 11690 Northpark Drive, is collecting children’s books for the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. Anyone who donates a new or gently used book from now through Sunday will receive a free combo...
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Youngsville welcomes new dentist office

Surrounded by members of her staff and the community, Janice Clark, DDS , PA, second from left, cuts the ribbon to celebrate Clark Family Dentistry’s new location, 680 U.S. 1 North in Youngsville.

Chamber to host education summit April 8

WAKE FOREST — Dr. June Atkinson, the state superintendent of public schools, will be the keynote speaker for the April 8 Education Summit being hosted by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce from 8 a.m. until 10 at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd. The purpose of the Education...

Farmers market begins summer hours

WAKE FOREST — Starting Saturday, The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon for its regular season. Customers may purchase local beef, chicken, lamb, goat and duck meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, gluten-free baked goods, herbs and soon — hot house tomatoes...

Grantseekers invited to workshops

WAKE COUNTY — Free grant-seeker’s workshops to assist nonprofits in submitting applications for funding are being held in both Wake and Franklin Counties. The Franklin County workshop is April 9, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Louisburg College, in the library computer lab, 501 N. Main...

Youngsville showcases business

Youngsville Area Business Association held their business Expo Thursday, with more than 45 area businesses and nonprofits represented. Here, attendees were treated to hotdogs and loads of sweets from Hampton Village Apartment Homes while also getting information about the homes...
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Business can be fun, too

A+ Event Rentals brought its Trivia Game to the combined Wake Weekly and Wake Forest Historical Museum Business After Hours at the museum March 20. Above, Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones, left, and Sherry Forbes get into the fun. (More photos at WakeWeekly.com)
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Business Briefs – Mar. 27, 2014

Wake Forest Charter names principal Zack Perfitt has been named principal of Wake Forest Charter Academy, a free public charter school scheduled to open August 2014. It is managed by National Heritage Academies (NHA), which operates six public charter schools in North Carolina....

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...
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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...
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The Dance Attic gets highest marks

WAKE FOREST — The Dance Attic took 90 routines to the Encore Dance Competition March 14-16 in Rocky Mount and was recognized for 51 routines in the divisional overall high scores. Four of their routines received the highest scores in their division combining solos, duets/trios,...

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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Real world geometry

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High Common Core 2 teachers have joined with the Heritage Swim and Golf Club to design artwork for their recreation center. “We are connecting common core math to the real world,” said Alison Stachowicz, a math teacher at...
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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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Local film studio releases movie

WAKE FOREST — Uptone Pictures’ most recent film, A Long Way Off, premieres May 6 at a Los Angeles film festival. The Wake Forest-based movie company filmed much of the modern day prodigal son story in and around Raleigh and Wake Forest. Some of the more picturesque scenes were...
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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...
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Pet food giveaway a huge success

YOUNGSVILLE — Despite a dreary start Saturday, the sun finally came out and pet owners arrived at the Franklin County SPCA office in Youngsville to pick up their share of more than 1,500 pounds of free dog and cat food for their pets. To qualify for services, clients must be...

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...