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...
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Six Weeks of Christmas, part 1 — Nov. 14, 2016

Visit these advertisers’ websites: Over the Falls: otfalls.com Fig Cafe & Wine Bar: figcafewinebar.com American Ballroom: americanballroomnc.com Mary & Mak: maryandmak.com Affordable Creative Framer & Art: affordablecreativeframer.com The Falls Day Spa:...
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Six Weeks of Christmas, part 2 — Nov. 14, 2016

Visit these advertisers’ websites: La Foresta: LaForesta.com Wake Forest Jewelers: WakeForestJewelers.com Esthetics by Caris: CarisSkinCare.com The Grain Mill Grocery Co-op: GrainMill.coop The Purple Door Day Spa: PurpleDoorSpa.com AmeriGas: amerigas.com The Cotton Company:...

Habitat for Humanity partners with The Body Shop

WAKE FOREST — Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has gained the support and partnership of The Body Shop for a future home build that will take place in Wake Forest. The Body Shop, whose Americas headquarters is located in Wake Forest, has pledged a sponsorship towards one of...
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Hospice expands service to veterans

RALEIGH – Hospice of Wake County (HOWC) has earned the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s “We Honor Veterans” Partner Level 3 by integrating veteran-specific content into volunteer and staff orientation programs. Only 4 percent of Hospice groups nationwide...

Blessing of free food for Thanksgiving

LOUISBURG — A Blessing, Inc. invites the community to join them for a Thanksgiving Day meal Nov. 28, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Louisburg College Cafeteria. While there is no charge for the meal, donations of canned food are appreciated. If transportation is needed, call 919-496-4299.
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Living Legends music series returns Nov. 17

WAKE FOREST – Friendship Chapel Baptist Church will host Living Legends of Quartet Day Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. Local and national pioneers of gospel music will come together in an evening of great gospel music and food, “Hats for Sickle Cell,” and the We CARE Gospel Affair...
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Start planning for gingerbread house decor now

YOUNGSVILLE — Bakers, start your mixers! It’s time to prepare for the annual Gingerbread House Contest. Prizes are awarded in both adult and youth categories with cash prizes of $20 for first place, $15 for second, $10 for third and $5 for fourth. Of course having bragging rights...
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Decorate for Christmas, support 4-H

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County 4-H program is selling Fraser fir and boxwood wreaths to raise money for their programs. Orders are due tomorrow (Friday). The wreaths come from Pardue Tree Farm and Nursery in Sparta, a three-generation, family-owned farm in the evergreen business...

Wakefield Rotary sells poinsettias again this year

Orders due Nov. 21 WAKE FOREST — The Wakefield Rotary club of Wake Forest poinsettia sale is now underway. These holiday plants can be purchased from any Wakefield Rotary club member. The annual fundraiser supports the club’s efforts to help feed the hungry in our community. To...
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DENR opens new stewardship office

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) announced Tuesday the formation of the Office of Land and Water Stewardship, which will coordinate the efforts of the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust...

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...

Business Briefs — Nov. 14, 2013

Wake Forest artist in Raleigh exhibition Jean Kolb Grunewald, a seven-year resident of Wake Forest, has pieces of art on display in a premiere exhibit, Art of the Landscape, at Nicole’s Studio & Gallery, 719 N. Person St., Raleigh. The pieces on display are mainly those of...
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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...
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Waterfowl hunters need to practice boating, hunting safety

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt campaign is reminding waterfowl hunters who use boats to practice both boating safety and hunting safety. “Statistics show more waterfowl hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said...
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Favorite children’s book comes alive on stage

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Area Community Theatre is bringing to life a much beloved children’s book, Dr. Dolittle, this Friday and Saturday. Dr. Dolittle Jr. will be performed Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Franklinton High School auditorium, 910 Cedar Creek...
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Wake Forest High chorus performs with N.C. Symphony

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School’s advance chorus participated in the all-county performance under the direction of Dr. Alfred Sturgis, Oct. 27. Along with three other schools, Wake Forest perfromed with the North Carolina Master Chorale and North Carolina Symphony at...
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Football star shares faith with students

WAKE FOREST — Former American and Canadian football punter and quarterback Johnny Evans (center), who played for N.C. State and the Cleveland Browns, spoke at Wake Forest High School Tuesday evening. Evans is now the Eastern N.C. director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...

Help Franklin County schools develop strategic plan

LOUISBURG — A strategic plan for the Franklin County School System is beginning with a survey for internal and external customers during the month of November. The information collected fro the survey will serve as the foundation for the plan to be developed. Without a current...

Bridge contest deadline nears

RALEIGH — Always nerve wracking and always fun, the annual N.C. Department of Transportation’s model bridge building competition is a time for student’s engineering potential to shine. All middle and high school students are invited to participate, but the deadline to register is...