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School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Jones Dairy Elementary •Open houses will be held for prospective students and their parents Jan. 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Jan. 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m. E-mail krbrown@wcpss.net to reserve a spot. •Kindergarten...

New year busy at the Museum of History

RALEIGH — Kick off Black History Month one day early at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh when the 14th annual African American Cultural Celebration takes place Saturday, Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More than 75 presenters, including musicians, storytellers, dancers,...

Bank raises $5,000 for Safe Space

LOUISBURG — Employees at Union Bank & Trust teamed up with Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse for a Dining for a Safe Space event Oct. 27. A total of $5,240 was raised to support Safe Space, a Louisburg-based nonprofit organization that assists domestic violence victims and their...

Business Briefs

Drop children’s books at The Fire Pit The Fire Pit encourages customers to bring in unused children’s books and leave them in a drop-box at their Heritage location, 950 Gateway Commons Circle. The donated books will be distributed by Durham-based Book Harvest, a nonprofit...

VGCC offers small business seminars

WAKE FOREST — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled two free seminars Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the college’s Franklin County Campus, located on N.C. 56, just outside Louisburg. Tax Requirements for Small Businesses will be held from 1-4 p.m., while...

Business mileage rates to rise

WAKE FOREST — The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2015 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning Jan. 1, the standard mileage rates for the use of a...

First Day hikes at all state parks Jan. 1

RALEIGH — A North Carolina tradition continues New Year’s Day with opportunities to exercise and reconnect with nature on First Day hikes at every state park and recreation area, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. In the past three years, hikers in North...

Don’t fall for calls demanding tax payments

CHARLOTTE — Anyone who calls you and demands immediate payment for taxes is trying to rip you off, Attorney General Roy Cooper, federal officials and the Better Business Bureau said Friday. “Scammers posing as tax collectors are using fear and deception to swindle thousands of...

AgCarolina announces election results

RALEIGH — Three incumbents have been re-elected to the AgCarolina Farm Credit Board of Directors by the cooperative’s voting stockholders. Ellis W. Taylor of Roanoke Rapids was elected to Region 2 (serving Franklin, Warren, and Halifax counties); Paul A. Drake of Pinetops was...