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Companies that screen social media may lose out

RALEIGH — Research from North Carolina State University shows companies that screen the social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees — making it harder for them to attract top job candidates. In some cases, social media screening even increases the...
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‘Meet’ applications now available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for vendors, performers and downtown merchants for the May 3 Meet in the Street festival. Presented annually by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet in the Street offers a day...
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Business Briefs — Nov. 21, 2013

Wake Forest Area Chamber news •Tonight (Thursday), Business After Hours is sponsored by Focus Design Builders and being hosted at the chamber offices, 350 S. White St. •Year End Using Quickbooks, a free class for chamber members, will be Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the chamber...
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Dirty Days ahead?

Downtown group wants to hold spring festival. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — With the success of the annual Meet in the Street and Mardi Gras festivals in mind, the Downtown Wake Forest (DWF) board of directors wants to add another event to the mix. Dirt Days would kick off the...
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CCBI requests public comment

RALEIGH — City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), a credentialing authority seeking to improve the delivery of public safety services. To maintain this accreditation, a team...
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Heritage receives 10 Parade awards

WAKE FOREST — The Heritage neighborhood was the star at the annual Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County Parade of Homes banquet Oct. 16, winning 10 of 16 judged homes and selling 10 of the homes before the Parade closed Oct. 20. For the first time in Wake County...

Free calls to Philippines for TWC cable phone customers

NEW YORK — Time Warner Cable (TWC) announced Tuesday that all calls placed by its Home Phone and Business Services customers to landline and mobile numbers in the Philippines will be free through Nov. 30, and is retroactive for all calls placed since November 8. “It is a...

Does the cost of living vary by where you live?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden Each month the federal government releases new cost-of-living numbers. Technically, the numbers show the change in the cost of living, also known as the inflation rate. Recently, the inflation rate has been rather modest, rising between 1.5 and 2...
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Commerce secretary visits Novozymes

FRANKLINTON — N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Allred Decker toured Novozymes Nov. 6. Decker visited the Franklinton plant to learn more about Novozymes’ business, see the work first-hand and understand how it potentially positively impacts the state and world. Among...

Daffodil Days at Heritage marked

WAKE FOREST — It’s going to be a beautiful spring at Heritage, the master-planned golf community in Wake Forest. On Oct. 26-27, more than 100 families from the community joined together to plant 2,000 daffodil bulbs. Families registered for bags of five bulbs, which they planted...

Congrats winners!

WAKE FOREST — Congratulations to Lucia Jewell of Wake Forest and Anne Marie Mulhern of Youngsville for winning a free, one-year subscription to The Wake Forest and Franklin Weekly newspapers at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo.
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Stay at Home Senior Care celebrates 10th anniversary

WAKE FOREST — Family-owned Stay at Home Senior Care celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Caregiver Appreciation Day Oct. 9 at Heritage Golf Club. Deborah Bordeaux, the business owner, recognized a number of employees with service awards. “It blessed my socks off,” said one...
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Town brighter with new cafe

New business in Franklinton plans to highlight local arts. By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town is two weeks from shining brighter and this time the glow will not be illuminating from new street lamps. The illumination will be coming from 2 North Main Street, the site of...
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Buying local benefits the environment, too

Consumers may know that buying local helps grow the local economy by supporting local business owners and creating jobs, but they may not realize the positive impact that buying local can have on the environment as well. Eco-conscious consumers often go to great lengths to ensure...

Hire the nation’s heroes, Oct. 17

WAKE COUNTY — The U.S. Department of the Navy will conduct for the fourth consecutive year a “Hiring The Heroes Career Fair” Oct. 16 at Hilton-Midtown and Oct. 17 in the North Raleigh Hilton from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair is intended to target veterans within the greater Wake...
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Center celebrated

YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin Manor, a residential center specializing in Alzheimer’s and memory care in Youngsville celebrated their ribbon cutting and open house Oct. 3. Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Fred Keller, middle, County Commissioner District 2,...
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Meet Radar, the super friendly German shepherd

WAKE FOREST — It’s pumpkin time again and Radar, the beautiful 3-year-old German Shepherd dog, is back at the plant stand on the corner of Burlington Mills Road and Capital Blvd. He is looking forward to seeing all his buddies when they come to check out the Bynum Family plant...
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Wear pink, get free fitness workout during October

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest fitness expert John Kuzora of Kuzora Fitness is hosting a series of free “Real Men (and Women) Wear Pink” Fitness Bootcamps to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). The 40-minute workouts are open to members and non-members, and...

Business Briefs — Oct. 10, 2013

PRO Martial Arts to give demonstration PRO Martial Arts will conduct demos for the Rex Mobile Mammogram event on October 15th. Located at 936 Gateway Commons Circle in Wake Forest, PRO Martial Arts was recently named a certified Safe Space. With the yellow diamond-shaped sign,...

Business Briefs — Oct. 3, 2013

Sponsorships available for scholarship tourney The Austin Flowers Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is Oct. 28, at Heritage Golf Club. This tournament remembers and honors Wake Forest High school’s students killed in an automoble crash by awarding two $2,500 scholarships to a...
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Third annual Best of the Best resounding success

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Six weeks, 5,000 ballots, some 50,000 individual votes. Everything came together in record fashion for the third annual Best of the Best reader’s choice awards Sept. 17. Three years ago, in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns, Wake...
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Oh so fashionable!

Wake Forest Cotton Company hosts fall fashion show.
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Main Street Grille opens new Pizzeria

WAKE FOREST — A large crowd turned out last week for the official Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the Main Street Grille Pizzeria and Restaurant, at 999 Durham Road. Aside from large pizza slices, Italian subs, entrees and salads, as well as desserts made fresh,...