HerbFest returns for 15th year

WAKE FOREST — As part of the Wake Forest Outdoors series of spring events, HerbFest returns to Festival Park, 525 S. White St., April 19-28. A large selection of non-GMO organic herbs, heritage tomatoes, heirloom vegetable plants and locally grown perennials will be available for...

The nutritive power of apples

Who has not heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? It may seem unlikely that one fruit could be so effective at maintaining good health, but apples really are a super food. Apples are a member of the rose family and are related to pears, peaches, apricots...

New Wake Commissioner appointed

By Juliet McDonald RALEIGH — Rich Gianni was appointed to the Wake County Board of Commissioners Monday. He fills the District 3 seat vacated by Tony Gurley who has taken a position in Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration as chief operating officer for the Office of State Budget and...

Payback is sweet

LOUISBURG — Wake Electric held its 2014 annual meeting March 28 with 574 members, plus their guests, attending in the Louisburg College Auditorium. Attendees heard reports on the current plans and programs of Wake Electric from Phil Price, chief operating officer and assistant...

Business Briefs – Apr. 10, 2014

King named police chief Louisburg native Keith King has been hired by the city of Creedmoor as their new chief of police. King was sworn in March 25. Still a resident of Louisburg, King is a 10-year law enforcement veteran who began his career in the Franklin County Sheriff’s...

Spring concert tomorrow

VANCE COUNTY — The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its annual spring concert tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s main campus. Admission is free and the public is invited. VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock is the band’s primary conductor. He will...

Dining, drama at Vance-Granville

HENDERSON—Tickets are on sale for next month’s second annual dinner theater at Vance-Granville Community College. The play is J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, featuring a cast of seven students, as the drama and culinary arts departments team up for the event. The event is...

Trentini dinner Saturday

Guest speaker is former basketball pro Graham Bunn. WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are still available for the 34th annual Trentini Foundation scholarship banquet scheduled Saturday at 6 p.m. at The Forks Cafeteria in downtown Wake Forest. On tap to speak at the event...

Rex Healthcare seeks PGA tour volunteers

RALEIGH — Rex Healthcare is seeking more than 500 volunteers for the Rex Hospital Open, an official stop on the PGA Tour’s Web.com tour at TPC at Wakefield Plantation May 19-25. Volunteers help present the best professional golf event in the Triangle by participating in one of...