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White Street Brewing Co. wins gold

WAKE FOREST — White Street Brewing Co. claimed a gold award in the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding, along with their brewers. Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer...
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Business Briefs

Union Bank declares dividend Union Bank & Trust Company today announced that the board of directors of the bank has declared a 10 percent stock dividend on its outstanding shares of common stock. The stock dividend will be payable on or about May 15 to shareholders of record...

Arts Council announces events

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council announces several upcoming workshops, exhibits and events in May and June. •May 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Speaking to the Woman Within, III: Let’s Get Real workshop at the Franklinton Public Library, 9 West Mason St. Facilitated by Jackie...
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Growth spurt at community garden

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) received $3,000 in donations April 14 for the purchase of a Farmall tractor for the Here We Grow garden. The program, which has been in the works since last year, is relocating to the sheriff’s office, and supports 19...

Town hosts rabies clinic

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville, in conjuction with the Wake County Animal Shelter, will host a rabies and microchip clinic Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at Main Street Park. Rabies vaccinations for pets are $5 and the microchip implant is $10. All pets must be on a...

Join the 4-H fun

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H...

Drop off unused meds Saturday

RALEIGH — A drop-off event for unneeded or expired medications is scheduled Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Falls River Pharmacy, 10930 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The City of Raleigh Substance Abuse Advisory Commission and the city’s police, community services and public...
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Brewing up a good time

Caroline Wilcox sings Me and Bobby McGee for Between the Blues band Friday at White Street Brewing Company. The brewery recently won an award for its Kolsch-style ale.

Gas pains continue as prices rise again

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.63 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the...
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Chamber: Wake Forest in ‘sweet spot’ for development

Economic forum shows town, region, state trending up. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Call it a baby step ahead. In the past four years, while some towns in the county have stagnated on commercial development and job growth, Wake Forest has seen a trickle of activity, according to...

RTA proposes fare increases

RALEIGH — The Raleigh Transit Authority (RTA) is proposing fare increases to transit services provided by Capital Area Transit (CAT) and the Accessible Raleigh Transportation (ART) Programs. Fares are proposed to be increased in two increments, the first in 2014 and a second in...
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Woman’s Club honors charter member

WAKE FOREST — Member clubs of the international General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) celebrate the organization’s anniversary each year on April 24, Federation Day. This year, the Wake Forest Woman’s Club honors charter member Betty Ann Wilkinson. When the Wake Fore...

Unsung heroes honored

WAKE FOREST — Several longtime residents were honored recently by Greater New Life Fellowship Community Church for their commitment to serving their fellow man. Honoree Eugene Smith was a tap dancer in the theater while Wake Forest University was located in town (then Wake Forest...

Wake Forest High ’57 reunion May 2

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High class of 1957 reunion luncheon is scheduled Friday, May 2, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St. All classmates from 1956 to 1961 are welcomed to attend. For more information, call Tonita Stephenson at 910-483-4504.
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Basketball Hall of Fame coach encourages readers

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — On April 15, ten Wake County schools met at Rolesville Middle school for the third annual Ticket To Reading Rewards rally. General Parts International/CARQUEST funds the local efforts of of the organization. Thanks to their support, schools were able...

April brings library, parks and rec happenings

Spring has arrived at area parks and libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Bowling for the Keith Family

YOUNGSVILLE — On March 23, Youngsville residents Sheldon and Cheryl Keith and their family lost everything in a house fire. In an effort to help, area resident and altruist Thomas Allen has organized a bowl-a-thon May 3, starting at 2 p.m. The fundraiser takes place at The Alley,...
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Scholarship awarded

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School senior Kristina Sammartino is the recipient of the 2014 People Helping People scholarship, which recognizes leadership, integrity and community involvement, along with academic achievement. Members of the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU)...

Statewide public school forum May 3

RALEIGH — Public Schools First NC will host its first statewide forum May 3 at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University in Raleigh. The focus of the forum is an exploration of issues, innovations and solutions that can help strengthen North Carolina’s public schools. The...

Student loan myths busted

PHOENIX — While a college degree typically leads to higher wages and improved job security, the dream of a higher education can be quickly dampened with concerns about how to repay student loans. “A college education is a major investment, and most people today must borrow money...
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Thales Academy opens in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — More than 100 guests attended the Thales Academy Rolesville ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at their new junior high and high school campus located at 1201 Granite Falls Boulevard. Speakers at the event included Melissa Edwards, school administrator, Bob Luddy,...