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...

Rolesville building permits – April 2016

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following permits during April, 2016, totaling $116,098. Addition/renovation •Antonio and Shelia Cattaruzza, 123 Wall Creek Drive, $672. •Pedro Monroig, 4237 Green Drake Drive, $90. •Meredith Young, 928 Middle Ground...

Business briefs – Week of May 5, 2016

Arrington named top agent Wake Forest’s Steve Arrington, agency manager for North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, has been named among the Top 75 agents of his company for 2015. Arrington was selected for the honor based on his outstanding sales and service record...

Business briefs – Week of April 28, 2016

Woof Gang Bakery Adopt-A-Thon Saturday Prepare for wet noses, wagging tails and pups looking for their "furever" homes. Saturday, April 30, Woof Gang Bakery stores company-wide will host Adopt-a-thon events to support local animal rescue organizations. As part of the...

Wake Forest permits – March, 2016

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued the following permits during March, 2016, totaling $365,998.99. Addition/renovation •Salisbury & Moore Construction, 133 Owen Ave., $0. •Grady LLC, 5101 Unicon Drive, $360. •Regional Waterproofing Company, 210 Sparrow...

Grants available to farmers

WAKE FOREST — Apply now through June 15 to receive a grant up to $5,000 for small farms in North Carolina. To be eligible for this grant a small farm can be the enterprise of one person or family and the farmer must generate at least 50 percent of his/her personal income from the...

Business Briefs – Week of April 21, 2016

Calling all teachers Fathom Realty, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Parkmont Mortgage are hosting a free seminar for teachers to save hundreds of dollars in the home buying process. Saturday, April 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 1511 Sunday Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh. Wake Forest Area Chamber...

Rolesville building permits – March, 2016

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following permits during March, 2016, totaling $26,868: Miscellaneous •Capitol City Homes LLC, 1504 Yardley Drive, $980. •Homestead Building Co., 1517 Yardley Drive, $1,092. •Brandywine Homes Inc., 518 Bendemeer Lane,...

Robert Elliott receives national recognition

by Kathy Harrelson LOUISBURG — Doing a double-take around the Justice Community lately has become commonplace. There has been a recent two-time recognition of excellence in local innovation, leadership and agribusiness — one on a state level and the other, on National Ag Day...

Economic director named

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Town Manager Kip Padgett has named Jason Cannon as the town’s new economic development director. Cannon is the first person to hold the position since the town assumed economic development responsibilities from the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce...

Business briefs – Week of March 31, 2016

Parlér Properties welcomes Joann Snyder Hilda Parlér, owner and broker-in-charge of Parlér Properties Real Estate Services welcomes Joann Snyder as a representative for buyers and sellers. Snyder values the importance of community service, which is why she chose to bring her 25...

Business briefs – Week of March 24, 2016

Funding for small business workshop March 31 Learn about funding options for small businesses by attending a free educational workshop Thursday, March 31, 9-11 a.m. at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St. The workshop is presented by the Wake Tech Small...

Shopper takes over Next

New consignment boutique owner has background in jewelry. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Pam Jay let it slip that she was planning on retiring, locals who visit her shop, Next Consignment Boutique, were concerned it would close. So one of them decided to do something about it....

Presidential Barber Shop ribbon cutting

LOUISBURG — Presidential Barber Shop celebrated its grand opening Saturday with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The business is located at 310 S. Bickett Blvd, Suite B. Owned and operated by Daren Green, the shop is open Monday...

Thomas Walters named Volunteer of the Year

WAKE FOREST — The 2016 Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) awards were recently announced and a local business owner, Thomas Walters, was named as the national organization’s Volunteer of the Year. Walters was recognized nationally for his ongoing support and dedication...

Business briefs – Week of March 17, 2016

Comfort food cook-off Friday The Shore Grief Center will host a comfort food cook-off tomorrow (Friday), 6-9 p.m. Taste an assortment by local chefs and select the best comfort food. Meals consist of samples from as many as 12 restaurants, and salad and dessert from the Angus...

Volunteers needed for financial education

WAKE FOREST — State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) representatives, along with WFHS Business Alliance members, will host a one-day financial education workshop Thursday, March 17, 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. in the auxiliary gym for Wake Forest High School students. The Reality of Money...

Business briefs – Week of March 10, 2016

Sci-fi author book signing March 11 Micheal Lee Nelson of Wake Forest will celebrate the release of his first novel, Ceres 2525, with a book signing event at Page 158 bookstore in downtown Wake Forest tomorrow (Friday), at 7 p.m. Originally from Oregon, Nelson currently is a part...

Grocery aiming for bypass

No town board review for Aldi competitor. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A discount grocery has just a little way to go before locating on the southwest corner of South Main Street and Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (N.C. 98 Bypass). Lidl (pronounced Lee-duhl), a German Aldi competitor,...

PowerSecure bought out for $431 million

Atlanta-based energy company will leave PowerSecure headquarters in Wake Forest. WAKE FOREST — The boards of directors of Southern Company (NYSE: SO) of Atlanta and Wake Forest-based PowerSecure International, Inc. (NYSE: POWR) have approved a definitive merger agreement through...

Business briefs – Week of March 3, 2016

Laura Wilt joins Pate Realty Group Brian Pate, President of the Pate Realty Group at Keller Williams Preferred Realty is pleased to announce that Laura Wilt has joined the team as a buyer’s specialist. Born in Chicago, Ill. Wilt moved to North Carolina in 1985. Being the daughter...

Business Briefs – Week of Feb. 25, 2016

Leadership Franklin deadline Feb. 29 Want to get a firsthand view of businesses and services that are available in Franklin County? Want to enhance your knowledge of the area, develop leadership skills and form bonds that can last a lifetime? If your answer is yes, then now is...