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Tacos with panache

New restaurant highlights Latino culture, food. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Wait times to get into Gonza Tacos Y Tequila at The Factory Friday were 20 to 25 minutes. That’s significant, considering the Mexican and Colombian restaurant just opened last week. One of those who went...
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SPCA collecting donations

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Franklin County is collecting donations to raise $10,000 by Dec. 31. The money raised helps with the low-cost spay and neuter program, the Pet Pantry, and low-cost vaccination clinics. Checks may be...
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Business Briefs – Dec. 12, 2013

Smith selling Shop Sauce Keith Smith, president of the local Pete Smith Automotive Group, has a new line of business selling his family’s favorite homemade barbeque sauce appropriately titled, “Shop Sauce.” Shop Sauce is featured as a North Carolina barbecue sauce through t...
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Business Briefs – Dec. 5, 2013

Brookdale donates Thanksgiving meals Carolina House Wake Forest was one of eight Brookdale Senior Living communities that helped provide Thanksgiving meals to seniors living alone or otherwise unable to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Above, Shana McCrimmon and Ashley...
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3Phoenix breaks ground… again

Up to 110 employees with $100,000 average salaries will be hired. By David Leone  WAKE FOREST — In a still sluggish economy, tech company 3Phoenix is doing three things right. They hire skilled workers, seek out defense contracts and build things faster and better than the...
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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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Spreading free smiles

WAKE FOREST — Dr. Craig Winkelmann and Wake Forest Dental Arts will host Dentistry From The Heart Dec. 7. Registration for the event, which provides free dental services to Wake Forest residents in need, begins at 7:30 a.m. Winkelmann, his staff and a few volunteers will provide...
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Supremia dentistry recommends stocking up on candy

WAKE FOREST — Supremia Dentistry, led by Dr. Edmond Suh, assisted area children and families in donating nearly 1,500 pounds of Halloween candy during Operation Sweet Tooth, an event designed to give children a chance to drop off their excess Halloween candy to send to soldiers...
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Generous fiddler to gift a violin

LOUISBURG — Mike Anderson of Louisburg works with his hands. One of his passions is building stringed instruments. And for the second year in a row, Mike is giving away one of his   handmade violins, just in time for Christmas. If you know a musically-inclined young person...
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Franklin’s Martha Mobley named educator of year

 WAKE FOREST — The N.C. SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Extension Educator of the Year Award was presented to Martha Mobley of Franklin County, at the 2013 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Nov. 16, 2013. Mobley was...
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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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Heritage continues record sales pace

WAKE FOREST—Home sales throughout Wake County continue to improve, according to the October Wake County Multiple Listing Service report. The master-planned community of Heritage is experiencing similar growth—outpacing the market with record sales. When compared to the October...
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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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Glaxo lends hand to Tri-Area Ministry

WAKE FOREST — Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry got a fresh paint job Oct. 18, 2013 when volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) painted the outside of the building at 149 E. Holding Ave. Tri-Area supplied the materials and the GSK team supplied the labor as part of Orange Day, when...
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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...
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Novozymes meet and greet

FRANKLINTON — Novozymes invites residents to an evening with elected officials from Franklin County and North Carolina Nov. 12. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the biotech company will host the reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. This is your chance to hear from and...