Jim Allen Group supports Boys & Girls Club

WAKE FOREST — The Jim Allen Group Coldwell Banker HPW continues their commitment to community outreach with the Charitable Giving Project. A financial donation is given to the charity of choice based on the success of their business. For every transaction with The Jim Allen...
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Galland to serve as team physician, medical director for Rolesville High

ROLESVILLE — Dr. Mark Galland, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina (OSNC), has been named team physician and medical director of Rolesville High School’s athletic teams. In this position, Galland will be responsible for...
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Incentive discussion on tap

White Street Brewing Co. considers production expansion. by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Following closed session Monday, Franklin County commissioners scheduled public hearings regarding two business incentives, including one for a possible White Street Brewing Company...

Tax tips for starting a business

Those thinking of starting a business or who have recently opened should know federal tax responsibilities. The IRS offers five tips for new business-owners to follow. •Type of business. Early on, decide the type of business  to establish. The most common types are sole...

Business Briefs — week of July 11, 2013

Rolesville Chamber of Commerce news The Community Business Expo will be in the new Rolesville High, 1099 East Young St., July 23. A ribbon cutting for the school will take place at 11 a.m., followed by the Expo at 4 p.m. To participate, contact the Chamber at 919-562-7069 or...

Extra income available for farm hunting leases

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Deer continue to damage many farm crops each year, especially soybeans. Farmers who suffer from deer damaged and who are interested in earning extra income can qualify to allow still hunting on their properties. There is strong demand for locations that allow...
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Developer gives back

   Jandy Ammons Foundation to benefit community, state by David Leone RALEIGH — Andy and Jan Ammons are household names in Wake Forest. He, for following in his father’s footsteps and developing Heritage, she for her tireless leadership with the town’s greenways board and...
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Business Briefs — Week of July 4, 2013

We want to hear about your business changes, additions and sucesses. Submit news to biznews@wakeweekly.com. A toy with a message Wake Forest’s Sylvia Southerland, in photo, launched Wrist Over Pets Saturday at The Factory. The toys, with names like Nobullee, the Anti-bullying...
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Holt family places conservation easements

WAKE FOREST — Lee and Perri Holt of Wake Forest recently placed conservation easements on 133 acres of timberland just outside Warrenton with the assistance of Tar River Land Conservancy. The conservation easements ensure that the land will remain permanently undeveloped while...
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Franklin County pair get spot in Duke’s commercials

(At right, Wendy Perry, and her nephew Wyatt Reid, are in the Duke’s Mayo commercials. Perry has also won blue ribbons at the N.C. State Fair.) ZEBULON — For Wyatt Reid, 8, mayonnaise can be put on “anything your mind tells you.” But only if it’s Duke’s. Wyatt and his aunt...

Are interest rates on the rise? — Dr. Mike Walden

In the years right before his death, my father became very interested in investments. Maybe it was because he wanted his financial affairs in good order before he passed. Or maybe he became caught up in all the discussions about investing during the Great Recession. But for...

Business Briefs — week of June 27, 2013

Matzkevich named cemetery association president Dyanne Matzkevich has been elected president of the N.C. Cemetery Association. She has helped families as the manager of Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest and Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Zebulon for 10 years. Pine...
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Louisburg working to improve downtown

Committee to revise recommendations for ‘friendlier’ town by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Looking to improve the town’s image, the town council is working to refine ideas on how to improve downtown. Last month, Mayor Karl Pernell established a committee of three, including...
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Proposed adventure facility in Youngsville gets zip

Ropes course, zip-line business denied by county by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — The Franklin County commissioners meeting Monday became the scene of a courtroom, complete with objections and requests to “approach the bench.” On trial: A proposed “adventure park” with a zip...
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Dirty Dogs extravaganza a success

WAKE FOREST — Dirty Dogs hosted a community extravaganza June 15. The event drew many visitors, who participated in sponsor and vendor exhibits, a K-9 Unit demonstration, contests, giveaways, a rabies clinic, adoption opportunities and more. At left: Paws at Play owner Courtney...

Business Briefs — week of June 20, 2013

Rolesville Chamber of Commerce news •Save the date: Rolesville Chamber of Commerce Community Business Expo will  be in the new Rolesville High, 1099 East Young St., July 23. A ribbon cutting for the school will take place at 3 p.m., followed by the Expo at 4. To participate,...

Workplace worries — The N.C. Department of Labor answers common employment questions

Question — I am wondering if it is OK for an 18-year-old high school student to be required to work until midnight while that student has school the next day. Answer — Yes. The youth employment provisions of the Wage and Hour Act do not apply to students who are 18 years old or...

Novozymes enters charity competition

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Triangle Business Journal is conducting a Social Madness competition to encourage local businesses to get involved in social media for a good cause. Local company, Novozymes, is participating. The competition measures each participating company’s online social...

Final phase of E-Verify law takes effect July 1

RALEIGH — In June 2011, the N.C. General Assembly approved a new law requiring employers and local governments to use the federal E-Verify system for new employees. The law phased in effective dates for private employers depending on the number of employees they have. Beginning...

How will technology shape our future? — Dr. Mike Walden, N.C. Economics

My late mother-in-law loved gadgets. As soon as she could afford it, she had to buy the latest kitchen appliance, hi-fi (remember those?) and TV. Indeed, her family was one of the first to have a color TV. My wife, who was a small girl then, watched an entire baseball game just...

Business Briefs — week of June 13, 2013

Dirty Dogs holds extravaganza The first ever Dirty Dogs Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 929 Heritage Lake Road, Wake Forest. Admission is free. Wadford awarded Tile Person of the Year Nyle Wadford, president of Youngsville’s Neuse Tile Service Inc., was...
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Town buys dance venue for $1.2 million

Mayor sees future performing arts and convention center by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town is now the owner of a beach music nightclub. The $1.2 million purchase of the Tuxedo Junction dance venue and the adjacent Rejoice Community School came after a closed session of town...

Business Briefs — week of June 6, 2013

Franklin Medical Center recognized for excellence VHA Central Atlantic has recognized Novant Health Franklin Medical Center (FMC), Louisburg, with two national awards. FMC was listed as one of six facilities that demonstrated a 20-percent or greater reduction in 30-day heart...

Economy looks to be on the up

by Dave Caldwell, North Carolina State University RALEIGH — Things are looking up economically in both North Carolina and across the nation. That is the conclusion of Dr. Mike Walden, economist and William Neal Reynolds distinguished professor at North Carolina State University....