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,...
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Happy Birthday White Street Brew

WAKE FOREST — Tina Radosta, White Street Brewing Company co-owner, boogies down with her dad, Charlie Phillips during the Wake Forest brewery’s first anniversary bash Sept. 15.

Business Briefs — week of Sept. 26, 2013

Wine tasting, auction to benefit cancer center To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), the Friends of the Franklin County Cancer Center and Youngsville Wine and Beer are hosting Bosom Buddies, a wine tasting and silent auction, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at Youngsville Wine...

Get your business ready for disaster

Oct. 16  seminar will help small business owners prepare to deal with disaster. LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center presents a free disaster preparedness seminar, Ready Business, Wednesday, Oct. 16 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in room 401 at VGCC’s Franklin...
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Cycling shop opens on Main Street

Road, mountain, hybrid bikes, accessories for sale. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There’s a picture on the wall at Spoke Cycles showing a British cycling competition awards presentation in 1975. One of the winners is new shop owner Robert Bickerstaffe’s father. That family...

Business Briefs — week of Sept. 19, 2013

Angela Jamison receives Rising Star Award WAKE FOREST — Angela Bendorf Jamison, president and owner of Communicopia Marketing Services Inc. in Wake Forest, was recently honored with the Rising Star Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Raleigh...
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Ribbon cut for Airport Road

In the ribbon cutting ceremony connecting U.S. 401 to the Triangle North Executive Airport and Industrial Park via Airport Road, Franklin County Board Chairman Shane Mitchell does the honor of cutting the ribbon next to Senator Chad Barefoot Sept 12.

Business Briefs — Sept. 12, 2013

Wake Forest business community suffers loss •Steve Tarangelo, longtime owner and operator of La Foresta Italian Cafe on Brooks Street in the historic downtown area, died Sept. 8. A wake was held for Tarangelo Monday, Sept. 9 and his funeral was Tuesday at St. Catherine of Siena....

Miltons hosts American Heart Association fundraiser Monday

WAKE FOREST — Have you or someone you know been affected by heart disease and/or stroke? Wake Forest-based Custom Built Chiks, a weight loss inspiration group for women, is partnering with the American Heart Association and Milton’s Pizza & Pasta Monday, Sept. 9, between 5-9...
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Dog training complex expands with arena

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — As a new premier destination for dog agility competitions, Teamworks Dog Training, LLC held its grand opening for their agility arena Aug. 31-Sept. 2. “The first of its kind in all of the Carolinas, we offer a dedicated dog agility facility that...

Rolesville homes grew 144 percent

ROLESVILLE — According to data released recently by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, Rolesville experienced the second highest rate of growth in new residential permits pulled for January to July as compared to the same time frame in 2012. Rolesville’s...

Business Briefs — week of Sept. 5, 2013

VGCC offers classes in sustainable agriculture at home •Vance-Granville Community College is offering two courses to help area residents learn how to produce their own vegetables and honey. Both courses are scheduled to be held on Thursday evenings from 6 until 9 p.m., Sept. 12...

Business Briefs — Aug. 29, 2013

Bikes are coming to Wake Forest Wake Forest resident Robert Bickerstaffe will open Spoke Cycles Sunday, Sept. 1. Located at 1241-11 S. Main St, the store will offer bikes for all ages and experience levels.   Novant Health announces new senior vice president Novant Health...

Water quality maps released

RALEIGH — State officials today announced the release of nine interactive maps that allow users to find facilities and activities permitted through state water quality programs that could affect water use and planning. The N.C. Division of Water Resources created the interactive...