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Brier Creek Cupcake Run Registration Now Open for Huge Family-Friendly Make-A-Wish Benefit


Event Features Photo Winners Umstead Coalition Planning Open House to Honor Photography Winners


Want to Sell Your Business? Check Out These Tips To Prepare To Sell Your Closely Held Business


A Big North Raleigh Crowd More than 250 Attend Big Triangle Ladies Power Lunch


Summer Food and Drink Strawberry Spinach Salad, Unqiue Tequila Sunrise Top Suggestions


Western Wake Farmers Market New Permanent Location Opens At 208 Town Hill Drive, Morrisville


Moving Morrisville Forward Chamber Organizes Public Forum to Discuss Transportation


Children’s Business Fair The District at Park West Village Hosts Aug. 18 Entrepreneurs Event


The RTP Frontier Expanding Co-working, Start-up Venue Expanding, Touting Huge Demand


Counselor of the Year Rolesville Middle’s Kinea Epps Wins WCPSS Honor


New Rolesville Town Manager After Extensive Search and Vetting, Arnold New Rolesville Town Manager


Wake Forest Good Neighbor Town Solicits Youth and Adult Nominations for Annual Award


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Dr. Gina Lee, Brier Creek Orthodontics Leading the Way in New Technology

Not Just a Storage Facility

Red Carpet Strives To Be A Business Center, Trusted Community Resource

Hooked on Hendersonville

Wow! Apple Cider, Craft Beer, Vibrant Small Town, Waterfalls, Mountain Views, Great Food and Wine!

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A Big Seasonal Waffle I still can’t decide on which season I like better, summer or fall. I waffle back in forth when the season is upon me. Then I grow tired and I’m ready for the next one. Right now I’m still deep in love with summer, the warm nights, sunny days and my true love…travel. After the most magical trip to Hendersonville, we decided to make it the special feature in our continuing series All Things Carolina, starting on Page 34. See why we took TWO separate trips to this treasure of western North Carolina full of apples, mountains, waterfalls and wine. I encourage all of our readers to check it out. My next favorite summertime love is local farmers markets. I have my own tomato plants at home again this year; however, for a wide selection of local grown produce at a venue filled with friendly people – please go and visit the Western Wake Farmers Market at their new location in Morrisville on Town Hall Drive. On Page XX, we sit down with three great friends who are making such a difference in so many lives and in our communities – the guys from FS Series. Find out why they do what they do, on top of their full time careers; and see how you can participate in one of the upcoming races in the 919. As many of my friends will tell you, I thoroughly enjoy cooking and entertaining; it’s one of my greatest passions. Find two new summer recipes from our 919 Kitchen on Page XX. Both are quick and easy to make. It’s fun to fuss all over your friends and family; they will love these. Are you on social media? Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also read each digital issue of 919 Magazine online at Easy to share our content on your own social media profile and we love to hear from you! Hit our “contact us” button on our home page to share your pictures, events and good news. Thank you to our loyal readers and to our incredible advertisers (who you will find in this publication and around town). They are the ones that help fuel this community. Keep reading 919 Magazine all over Raleigh, Brier Creek, Leesville, North Raleigh, Six Forks, Bedford, Wakefield, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Morrisville, Cary, The RTP, South Durham and coming soon to…well, I guess you will have to wait until September. Happy trails,

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‘It’s Only a Play’ Opening Aug. 10 at Theatre in the Park

11 Women Inducted Into Raleigh Business Group’s Hall of Fame The National Association of Women Business Owners recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special event – the inaugural NCWBO Greater Raleigh Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Eleven accomplished women were recognized at the event, held at the Mayton Inn in Cary, for their achievements in business and philanthropy. While more than 50 women were nominated, only 11 were selected for the 2018 class -- representing the best of North Carolina: Hard work, care for the community, and a drive to dream big. Honorees included:

Linda Craft of Linda Craft & Team Realtors/Craft Commercial was among honorees at the NAWBO event in Raleigh

ness, and was named to the CNBC list of 14 black women who changed business and finance. • Elizabeth Nisbet Miller, an inspector for the National Women Business Owners’ Corp. and leader of NAWBO Charlotte in its inaugural 1999 year. • Shelia Ogle, founder of Media Research Planning and Placement Inc., former CEO of The Matthews House, and founding partner of Integrated Clinical Trial Services. She was the NC Delegate at the White House Conference on Small Business and SBA NC Small Business Person of the Year. • Sara Garces Roselli, co-founder of Packard Place, and representative on the City of Charlotte’s Minority and Women Business Owners Council. • Gloria Shealey, President and CEO of The Daniele Company. She was first and only women President of the National Association of Minority Contractors in its 49-year history.

• Leah Brown, founder of A10 Clinical Solutions and co-founder of Diversity Alliance for Science; named by Fortune Magazine in Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs 2010. • Mary Cantando, founder of PDR Information Services, e-Publishing Corp., and The Woman’s Advantage®. She also founded the Women Presidents’ Organization chapters in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro. • Mildred Council, (awarded posthumously), better known as “Mama Dip,” and founder of Mama Dip’s restaurant. • Linda Craft, CEO of Craft Residential and Craft Commercial, and the founder of Linda Craft & Team Realtors. Craft received the White House’s President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2018. • Dale Halton, former CEO of PepsiCola Bottling Co. of Charlotte; she named Queens University Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year in 1988. • Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder, and CEO of The ActOne Group; she was the first African-American woman to create and run a billion-dollar busi14

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The organizaiton’s Advocacy Award went to the Honorable Elaine Marshall, North Carolina Secretary of State -- the first woman elected to statewide executive office in 1996. For information on NAWBO, visit

Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park presents “It’s Only a Play”, a comedy by Terrence McNally, opening on Friday, Aug. 10 – and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 26. In these scheduled performances, it’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big first night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyes coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. Tickets are $16 to $24. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 10-11, 16-19-23 and 24-26; and 3 p.m. on Aug. 12 , 19 and 26. Other schedule shows scheduled for the 2018 season include: “It Is Done” a drama by AlexGoldberg, which takes place inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere. A Halloween treat for mature audiences, performances are scheduled for Oct. 5-21. To purchase tickets, call 919-8316058, or for more information call 919831-6936. Tickets are also available at Individuals interested becoming involved with Theatre in the Park as a volunteer – assisting as an usher, backstage, costumes or other areas – may call 919-831-6936 or email info@theatreinthepark. Theatre in the Park is located at 107 Pullen Road in Raleigh. Summer 2018

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Unique Raleigh Food Hall Concept Opens in August This is certainly not your grandma’s eatery. Located downtown at 411 West Morgan Street in downtown Raleigh, the new Morgan Street Food Hall will house some of our “919 Favorites” – including culinary specialties by Bella’s Wood Fired Pizza and Tapas, Boba Brew Bubble Tea and Smoothies, Carroll’s Kitchen, Cocoa Forte, Cousin’s Main Lobster, Cow Bar Burgers & Fries, Curry in a Hurry,

Rolls, Sassoolcafe and Wicked Taco. More food vendors are expected; plus, visitors can also can get tehir shopping fix from a host of vendors offering local crafts, food products, candles and specialty gift items. Morgan Street Food Court originally was expected to launch in July, but an opening sometime in August is now planned.

Cousin’s Main Lobster among the food outlets at the new Morgan Street Food Hall

Hook & Cleaver, Iyla’s Southern Kitchen, Makus Empanadas, MKG Kitchen, Morgan Street Java and Creperie, Raleigh

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BURSTS OF BEAUTY When 919’ers typically think of the North Carolina State Farmers Market -- the 30,000 sq. ft. Raleigh facility – most likely have visions of seasonal fruits and vegetables. From fresh corn from the fields to daily-picked strawberries and peaches and apples right off the trees. But in spring, the market also offers a variety of vibrant, colorful flowering plants. For information on special events at the year-round market, visit 919 Magazine Photos


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Brier Creek Short Takes

Brier Creek Cupcake Run Registration Now Open Huge Family-Friendly Event Benefits Make-A-Wish The Cupcake Run at Brier Creek – The Cupcake Run At Brier Creek presented by Brier Creek Commons shop- WHEN: 8 am; Saturday, Oct. 13 ping center and American Asset Corpora- WHERE: Brier Creek Commons tion – is planned for 8 a.m. on Saturday, 8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh INFO: 919-376-9441 Oct. 13. An FS Series event, the run is stroller- and pet-friendly and benefits Make-A- Wish of Eastern North Carolina. DJ Alex 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80-plus. Regiswill provide music and the Runner’s Viltration is $28 for age 13-up through Aug. lage features giveaways, a bounce house, 4 ($31 through Sept. 4; and $35 on race face painting and more. day); and $22 for age 12-under through Participants will receive an official TAug. 4 ($23 through Sept. 4; and $25 on shirt, a medal and a cupcake – plus water race day). and light refreshments at the finish line. Premier Sponsor for the event is The run begins and ends at the Clock 919 Magazine. In addition to Dick’s Tower in the center. Top three male and Sporting Goods, other sponsors include female runners receive $50 gift certificates HensonFuerst Personal Injury Lawyers, to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Age group Diamond Springs, Sprouts, 1-800-PACKwinners (both male and females) receive RAT, Accent Imaging, and Wake County $20 gift certificates, while second and Speedway. third place finishers receive $10 awards. Age group categories include 12-unVisit for more information. der, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49,


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• Youths in Grades K-8 can practice their reading skills at Duraliegh Road Community Library at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. And the See Spot Read therapy dogs will be on hand for the free session. Readers of all levels welcome to attend. The library is located at 5800 Duraleigh Road. For information, call 919-881-1344 or visit • Allegiant Airlines plans new flights from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Puerto Rico starting Dec. 14. The non-stop flights are planned for Mondays and Fridays. • State officials plan to swap park land with Fred Anderson Toyota to create a new entrance to William B. Umstead State Park off Glenwood Avenue – and provide $2 million to acquire more land for the park elsewhere. Anderson will receive about 23 acres of state land that has been severed from the park for decades; and Anderson will transfer 13.14 acres to Umstead to reconfigure its entrance from US 70 to Triangle Drive – which has a traffic light. • Raleigh-Durham International Airport ranks in the top 10 for worst airports for on-time summer travel, according to Analyzing airport arrival data, the website analyzed data from the Department of Transportation for the 50 busiest U.S. airports between 2008 and 2017. RDU came in at night on the list, while Newark Liberty International Airport topped the list. Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport had the best on-time summer travel statistics. • Frontier Airlines is adding nonstop air service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to San Diego this summer. The twice-weekly flights – on Wednesdays and Saturdays – begin Aug. 15. In addition, plans six new destinations from RDU this winter – including three in the Caribbean: Cancun, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The other three are domestic warmweather cities — Fort Myers and West Palm Beach in Florida and Phoenix. The schedules and frequency of the flights is still to be determined. • Brier Creek Country Club invites members to float the pool and watch the movie “Grease” on the big screen at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. Youths can also enjoy face painting, balloon animals and a cartoon prior to the movie. For information call 919-2064600 or visit

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Umstead Event Features Photo Contest Winners

Work Under Way On Brier Creek Mellow Mushroom

North Raleigh’s William B. Umstead State Park and the Umstead Coalition hosts the annual “Catch the Spirit of Umstead” Photography Contest and Exhibit Reception at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, Keenan Baker, winner in the Youth Photographer at the park Visitor Center, located at 8801 Glenwood category in the Umstead Coalition’s 2016 competition Avenue (just south of I-540 and Brier Creek). related merchandise and new 2019 The free event – open to the public calendars, featuring many of the winning -- provides attendees the opportunity to photographs. view winners in the recent Photography Contest. For information, visit umsteadcoalition. Attendees can also purchase Umsteadcom.

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Though an opening date has not been announced, ground preparation and construction is under way for the new Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant and bar at 9600 Brier Creek Parkway (near Brier Creek Parkway and Arnold Palmer/Vogel intersection in North Raleigh. The eatery is part of a 12-acre strip of land near Brier Creek Country Club, expected to be a mix of restaurants and office space. A previously announced barbecue restaurant on the property apparently was cancelled, according to multiple reports. The Mellow Mushroom chain launched in 1974 when the first restaurant opened near the campus of Georgia Tech University. For more information on Mellow Mushroom, visit

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Raleigh-Durham Airport Provides New Feeding Suites

David Beck New Tennis Pro At Brier Creek CC

Mothers traveling through the Raleigh-Durham International Airport will have access to two Mamava Suites, places designed to provide security and privacy for breastfeeding. “We are delighted to offer this new complimentary suite for moms on the go, so they feel truly welcome and comfortable at the airport,” said RDU President and CEO Michael Landguth. “We want to be the airport of preference for all travelers, whether they have a baby or briefcase in tow.”

David Beck is the new Head Tennis Professional at Brier Creek Country Club. According to General Manager Ron Woolard, Beck spent seven years at Mercy HealthPlex Anderson in Cincinnati, OH – where directed the junior development program before being promoted to Head Tennis Professional in 2015. Beck has almost 20 years of teaching experience and is both USPTA and PTR certified – and is one of only 33 coaches worldwide to have obtained his Masters of Tennis in Junior Development from the PTR. For information, visit

There is one Mamava Suite in each terminal at RDU. The suite in Terminal 1 is located near gate A-6 and the suite in Terminal 2 is on the C concourse near gate C-8.

Summit Church’s Greear Selected Leader of SBC

Brier Creek Country Club Offering Golf Training Services

North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear was elected Southern Baptist Convention president earlier this summer. Greear is the leader of Summit Church, which has it’s main office at 2335 Presidential Drive, adjacent to the Brier Creek church facility. Other congregations are located in Apex, North Raleigh, Downtown Durham, North Durham, Chapel Hill, Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh and Alamance County. Founded in 1845, the Southern Baptist Convention is the world’s largest Baptist denomination and the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. The organization has more than 15 million members.

Par4Success now offers services at Brier Creek Country Club. Known in Raleigh for offering innovative solutions related to golf fitness and physical therapy, Par4Success assists in fitness, conditioning, flexibility and strength by evaluating golfers’ current reality and designing programming customized to fit individual needs and goals. The new Par4Success office will be located on the first floor of the Swim and Tennis Pavilion and their team will officially begin scheduling appointments Aug. 13.

For information on Summit Church, visit For information on J.D. Greear, visit Additional details on the Southern Baptist Convention are available at

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Brier Creek Events, Activities • 7/28: Hot Dog Eating Contest; Saturday, 3 pm; 4 age groups; complimentary for members; Brier Creek Country Club Pool, 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh; 919-206-4600 or • 8/4: ABC Craft and Learn; Saturday, 11:30 am-12:15 pm; age 3-5; free; interactive program with an alphabet craft to nurture pre-reading skills through writing and play – providing opportunities to develop fine motor skills that children require to start school. Duraliegh Road Community Center, 5800 Duraleigh Rd; 919-8811344; • 8/4: Couples Member-Guest Golf; golf, contests, games, prizes and food; 2 pm shotgun start; members and guests; Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh; 919-2064600; • 8/11: Movie Under the Stars – “Grease”; Saturday, 8 pm; sponsored by Brier Creek HOA Social Committee; members and guests; Brier Creek Country Club Pool, 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh; 919-206-4600; briercreekcc. com. • 8/11: Umstead Coalition’s Photography Exhibit Reception; Saturday, 2-4 pm; free; William B. Umstead State Park Visitor Center, 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh; umsteadcoalition. com. • 8/18: Books with Brian; Saturday, 3-4 pm; Grades K-5; free; practice reading skills with the See Spot Read certified therapy dogs (readers of all levels welcome). Duraliegh Road Community Library, 5800 Duraleigh Rd; 919-881-1344; • 8/21: Women Coffee & Book Club; reading and discussing ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover; 6:30 pm; free; Barnes and Noble – Brier Creek Commons, 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh; 919484-9903; • 8/25-26: Senior Golf Classic; 8:30 am; members and guests; Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh; 919-206-4600; briercreekcc. com. • 8/27: First Day of School, Wake County Public School System (Grades 1-12). • 9/22: Pups at the Pool; Saturday, 10-11:30 am; for members; free dog treats; Brier Creek Country Club Pool, 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh; 919-2064600;

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A crime fighting first responder and a 919 Magazine reader this past Spring in North Raleigh



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Local pooch (and loyal 919 Magazine mascot) Teddy showing off his new summer cut -- just in time for the blazing hot weather.

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Preparing to Sell Your Closely Held Business By CARMEN JOSEPH MARZELLA, Esq. Marzella Law Group, PLLC; Cary, North Carolina

For the entrepreneur business owner, the old axiom that “your home is the largest investment that you will ever make” is certainly pale in comparison to ownership of a small to midsized business. Selling your small to mid-sized business can be a daunting, emotional, yet financially rewarding proposition, if properly orchestrated. No matter the reason, be it retirement, desired change of career, or just burn-out from the 24/7 existence of business ownership, you must take careful and deliberate steps to prepare for the sale of your business, which is your passion, and your livelihood. The techniques below are the most mission critical points to consider: • We are all dispensable. If you feel that you are indispensable to the business, take steps to make yourself dispensable. If you build a management team with a vision supporting the succession of the business, it will attract potential buyers, and demonstrate the longevity and success after you are no longer part of the company. • Prepare to sell the business. Begin implementing ways to maximize profitability before listing the business for sale. Meet with your accountant and examine profit and loss level metrics, all with the purpose of identifying problem expense areas, and how to fix them. • Remove items of waste from the books and records. It is no secret that many business owners find creative ways to better their lives by passing personal expenses through the business. • Develop and implement a strong financial plan, and develop reliable financial statements that demonstrate accurate, timely reporting. • Broaden your customer base. No business likes to lose customers or clients; however, diversification of your customer base softens the blow. Meet with your business lawyer to develop strong contracts to govern these relationships. • Remove the “family” from a family business. Partners and employees of a business that are related can present certain hidden issues. Have a clear, agreed upon plan that will carry on through the succession to the buyer. • Develop a forecast. A potential buyer examining the acquisition of any business is certainly buying assets and 22

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customers; however, they are also buying a job and possibly a new career, all with the hope of a good forecast of future cash flows. • Hire the right business broker. Once each of the areas discussed above are complete, and you have a clean business operation, books and records, and a sustainable forecast for the future, engage a professional. “An experienced advisor can develop a plan to market and present your business in the most flattering light, all resulting in the highest possible valuation and corresponding offers from potential buyers, in the shortest time frame, all with complete confidentiality,” said Jeffrey Snell of ENLIGN Business Brokers in Raleigh. “Statistically, a qualified business broker will yield a higher selling prices for a business.” • Hire the right Transactional/Mergers & Acquisitions attorney. Regardless of your relationship with other attorneys, circle of friends or family -- or even one that you allowed to handle simple contract work over the years -an experienced Mergers & Acquisitions attorney will help you navigate through the very complex process. Selling your business can be daunting. With careful planning, you can ease the burden of the process, and increase the overall value of your business, allowing you to sell while you are at the top of your game. Carmen Joseph Marzella, Esq. is the founding Partner of the Marzella Law Group, PLLC, located in Cary, NC – a firm concentrating in acquisition and sale of business, and the supporting commercial real estate. Marzella is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1991; and from Saint Peter’s University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1988. Marzella is licensed to practice in North Carolina and New Jersey, and is called upon to represent parties in complex transactions nationwide.


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Dr. Gina Lee Brier Creek Orthodontics 10411 Moncreiffe Road #105A Brierdale Shopping Center 919-544-9700

Dr. Gina Lee Leading the Way In New Orthodontics Technology

Brier Creek Orthodontics’ Dr. Gina Lee is ranked in the top two percent of Invisalign providers in the U.S.

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Dr. Lee also utilizes the lowest radiation digital X-ray technology and optical scanning of the mouth to instantaneously render virtual 3-D models, instead of using traditional teeth impressions/molds. Additionally, she has been trained in advanced alternatives to surgery using lasers and bone screws, which allow results not achievable with braces alone. Dr. Lee specializes in orthodontic care for children, teens and adults, with a

Unbeknownst to many, there has been a recent explosion of technology in the world of orthodontics – and Dr. Gina Lee of Brier Creek Orthodontics is leading the cutting edge. For example, “Incognito” braces are a new orthodontic technology that allows the bonding of customized braces to the back of the teeth, making them completely unnoticeable. Currently, Dr. Lee is the only orthodontist in Wake County who is certified to offer this special type of braces. She also provides other forms of less-noticeable braces, such as clear braces and “invisible” braces (Invisalign). In fact, Dr. Lee is ranked in the top two percent of Invisalign providers in the U.S. 919 Magazine

specialty in cosmetic braces. She holds a dental degree from Columbia University in New York City, where she also served as an instructor in orthodontics before moving to North Carolina in 2005. Brier Creek Orthodontics is located at 10411 Moncreiffe Road #105A in the Brierdale Shopping Center. For information, call 919-544-9700 or visit briercreekortho. com.

New “Incognito” braces allow the bonding of customized braces to the back of the teeth – making them completely unnoticeable


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Not Just a Storage Facility

Red Carpet Strives To Be A Business Center, Trusted Community Resource By GEORGINA DUKES 919 Magazine Writer


In October 2017, the Raleigh market continued to grow – and Gary Pharo and Greg Hess realized that a lack of Class A Self Storage existed. So, to meet the growing demands of the population, Red Carpet Self Storage opened in the North Raleigh/Brier Creek area. As Raleigh’s premier self-storage provider for both residents and businesses, Red Carpet is considered as not only a storage provider – but also a business center and trusted community resource. When entering Red Carpet, renters and prospective renters can expect to be greeted by the facility managers, Bill and

Mindy Houston -- a dynamic duo with more than BUSINESS: Red Carpet Self Storage 16 years of experience in the POSITION: Facility Managers, USG Certified Trainers self-storage industry. With YEARS IN POSITION: 5 (16 total in industry) their expertise along with an RESIDENCE: North Raleigh awesome team of profesFAMILY: Daughters: Misty, 15 (Millbrook High); Mandy, sional storage counselors, 22 (Coastal Carolina University) the customer experience bePETS: Prince (springer spaniel); Winter (shih tzu) INTERESTS: Golf, fishing, attending daughter’s softball comes a promising process. games From commercial deliveries to large-scale residential customers peace of mind, as they can moves, Red Carpet is the always be assured of having as many or as ideal partner – as they provide the ideal few boxes as they need,” experience for tenants, local businesses, With an incentive of $50 each time and people on the move. a customer refers someone who rents a Red Carpet continues to put the unit, Red Carpet continues to reward its customer first by customers with the most novel methods. proactively having Along with the state-of-the-art selfall customers’ needs storage, Red Carpet offers a complete busieasily accessible. ness center to support the growing needs “Our staff actively 2017 of its customers. The business center has takes the customer Universal Storage Group, Gary Pharo, a conference room with a 60-inch color shopping to show 10520 Little Brier Creek Lane, Raleigh monitor, two laptop-friendly work stavarious prodClimate Controlled, Drive-Up, Contractor Bays, tions, self-serve coffee bar, complimentary ucts and provide Enclosed RV Parking Units, Office Suites bottled water, warming drawer with fresh counseling,” said baked cookies, and free Wi-Fi. Stacie Maxwell, Conference/Meeting Room, Laptop Stations, This “office-away-from-office” model Vice President of Free WiFi, Package Delivery Acceptance is Red Carpet’s innovative and affordable Marketing & TrainU-Haul Truck Rentals, Boxes and Packing Supplies approach to being an advocate for small ing, who assured BUSINESS HOURS 9 am-6 pm, Mon-Sat businesses lacking conference venues in that Red Carpet is the community. customer-focused. “Our Buyback and 984-459-8100 Red Carpet Storage is located at 10520 Bundle Pricing Little Brier Creek Lane in North Raleigh. programs provide



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Over 250 Charge Into Power Lunch In North Raleigh Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon welcomed more than 250 attendees to its recent event at North Ridge Country Club, to dine, shop, network and hear featured speaker Barbara Mulkey. Mulkey shared valuable wisdom and anecdotes with the audience about leadership, based on her success as an entrepreneur and businesswoman in what was traditionally a male-dominated field – engineering. The emcee for the day’s festivities was SB Sarver, Publisher of 919 Magazine and also one of the event sponsors. Triangle Ladies Power Lunch was founded in 2011 by Raleigh Businesswoman Carrie Peele, President of Mako

1.5-acre Dog Park Now Opens Near BR Aquatic Center Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department conducted a grand opening at the city’s newest dog park in May next to the Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center at 5908 Buffaloe Road. The new 1.5-acre dog park features two separate areas: One for larger dogs; and another for smaller canines. The fenced-in off-leash area also offers multiple entry gates, dog waste stations, drinking water pad, and shade for pets. All vaccinations must be up to date for dogs visiting the park. Owners are responsible to clean up after their dogs. For more information, call the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department at 919-996-4871.


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Documents. She and her team of volunteers share business and networking opportunities for women in the 919 and to help support local charities for women. This year’s event proceeds help fund

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Ravenscroft Team Honored by NFL, Cancer Society

sports award night last spring. “We are incredibly impressed by and grateful for the all the hard work and passion demonstrated by our ‘High School Crucial Catch’ participants from across the Carolinas,” said Dan Thorpe, ACS Executive Director for the Raleigh Area. “The Ravenscroft students have raised the bar, however, by exceeding all expectations and are now being recognized by the NFL Carolina Panthers as the top fundraising team in the country. We couldn’t be prouder.” The co-captains of this year’s team “Ravens Fighting Against Breast Cancer” were Paige Gordon and Samantha Doherty. They are varsity volleyball players at Ravenscroft and both have family and friends who have been affected by cancer, including their grandmothers.

Ravenscroft students recently received a “Pink Cleat” trophy from the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers for supporting the American Cancer Society. Last fall, high schools across the Carolinas teamed up with the Panthers and the American Cancer Society for the fifth annual “High School Crucial Catch” program, modeled after the NFL’s “Crucial Catch” cancer awareness initiative. Participating schools helped raise $58,500 to help fund local grants to support cancer screenings, education and other patient services. A group of seven students from Ravenscroft raised $25,973, making Ravenscroft the top high school team in the U.S. Panthers’ Director of Community Relations Riley Fields made the presentation at the North Raleigh school’s varsity

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Longtime 919 Magazine friend, and former WNCN television news anchor, Penn Holderness at the recent “NC Beer Mile”. Not only did Holderness compete – he also won his division!


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Thousands of visitors stream through the North Carolina Museum of Art’s unique “You Are Here: Light, Color and Sound Experiences” exhibition recently. The immersive art event ran April through July – and featured work by 15 contemporary artists.

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Viva Chicken is now open in Raleigh’s North Hills area. Featuring authentic Peruvian rotisserie chicken, Viva Chicken was launched in Charlotte by restaurateurs Randy Garcia and Bruno Macchiavello. The new eatery’s chicken is marinated for 24 hours and applied with an herbencrusted flavor – then cooked over a charcoal-fired oven. Signature juices are made in house daily, as well.

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Cathy Moore as the new superintendent of the Wake County Public School System. Moore, who was appointed in 2011 as the school system’s Deputy Superintendent for Academic Advancement, has in public education spanning more than 30 years. The WCPSS board’s search was facilitated by the North Carolina School Boards Association. In December 2017, the board began its process by engaging the WCPSS staff and community via online surveys, written statements and public comments regarding the most desired characteristics and experience of the new superintendent. Moore has a bachelor’s degree in French language and literature from NC State University and a master of school administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at East Carolina University.

• Bank fishing is now permitted in the designated fishing area at Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services’ Forest Ridge Park, located at 2100 Old NC Highway 98. • Leesville High Symphonic Band last spring traveled to Washington, DC to perform in the President’s Cup National High School Concert Band Festival. The band garnered a second place finish against a field that included other talented high school bands from around the country. • Garrett Noga of Leesville Road High was a Best Actor Finalist at the 8th Annual Triangle Rising Stars in May at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The award went to Sterling Jones, a rising senior at Broughton High. Best Actress Award went to Maya Ison, a senior at Enloe High. Both winners traveled to New York City for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.

• After three years as Leesville Road High’s Women’s Basketball team, Ben Daniels resigned to spend more time with his family. • Sanderson High’s Academy of Finance Director Angelica Melton received the NAF 2018 Janet Linton Leadership Award – one of only three winners of the honor among academy directors and education leaders in the U.S. • Former “American Idol” star – and Leesville Road High graduate – Clay Aiken is part of the cast of a new Amazon series set to release this fall. The series, “New Dogs, Old Tricks,” is a spinoff of the 2016 college comedy movie “What Happened Last Night,” will premiere Sept. 28, and additional episodes will air on Fridays throughout the fall. • Leesville Road High graduate Doc Redman recently left Clemson University to become a professional golfer. The Raleigh native and U.S. Amateur champion, won the North Carolina High School 4A state title in 2016.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Pomegranate & Honey Tequila Sunrise

Prep time: 15 mins Serves: 8-10 One of our all-time favorites from the 919 Kitchen, Strawberry Spinach Salad is light and delicious. Serve with grilled meats, seafood or solo. It’s a real crowd pleaser and travels well.


Tequila Sunrise

Salad 1 large grocer’s package of baby spinach or pick your own (5-6 cups) 1 quart of strawberries cleaned, de-stemmed and sliced ½ container of crumbled blue cheese 2 cups of toasted pecans ½ of finely sliced red onion Notes: Mix spinach, strawberries, blue cheese, and onion together with ½ of the dressing mixture; stir in freshly toasted warm pecans (and serve extra dressing on the side). 919 Magazine

Pomegranate juice Buzz and Bloom Honey

In a medium saucepan, heat just the juice to boiling -- then reduce to medium-high heat and cook 25-30 minutes, or until juice is reduce by half. Reduce heat to low; stir in honey. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Transfer syrup to Mason jar or bottle and completely cool. Makes 6 ounces (enough syrup for 12 cocktails).

Cane sugar Salt Celery seed Dried mustard Fresh lemon juice Red wine vinegar Vegetable oil Grated red onion

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Pomegranate and honey syrup 2 cups ¼ cup

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a quaint corner of western North Carolina -- just about 30 miles south of Asheville --there lies one of America’s best-kept secrets. It’s in a county rich in soil, fresh mountain air and happy people… where you can stand atop Echo Mountain at Jump off Rock and see for miles of clear blue sky. And on a bright day, off in the distance all three states bordering North Carolina are in view: South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Put simply, Hendersonville is where the magic happens.


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919 | ALL THINGS CAROLINA This is where you come to relax, to catch up with yourself. Rolling hills of apple orchards and wineries cohabitate with cider mills and breweries. This is where Mother Nature and an abundance of waterfalls can take your breath away. This is where the downtown is still vibrant, still bustling, and still filled with friendly folks and visitors alike. As you walk along Main Street, it’s easy to conjure up a scene from the movie “Back to the Future” -- where the times and progress collide with the southern charm of the past. This is a town that has evolved into a beautiful melody of sweet apple pie and Wi-Fi. You have found a slice of heaven; indeed, you have found Historic Hendersonville and scenic Henderson County. The journey begins with finding a great place to stay, and in Henderson County there are many to choose from. We were fortunate to find ourselves at The Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, just outside of town in the picturesque countryside of Mills River. The owner/proprietor is Selena Einwechter, and she instructs all arriving guests to use the front door – it’s a special greeting just for incoming visitors. She’s pretty, her eyes twinkle, and her passion for Tiffany Hill is evident after spending years making this long-held dream a reality. A busy travelling corporate executive who traded in her planes for pearls, she wears them everyday; it’s her signature calling card. Tiffany Hill is designed to convey oldfashioned, casual elegance; however, it’s actually new construction from 2009, and an almost perfect replica of a gone-by era. Selena has made sure that Tiffany Hill has all the comforts of modern conveniences – including a good cell phone signal, and heat and air and your own private bathroom (not something you find at historic old inns, where creeping down the hallways at night is not all that fun). There are plenty of snacks and wine, assorted drinks and much to see on prop36

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919 | ALL THINGS CAROLINA erty. Tiffany Hill also offers a beautiful secret garden, the perfect sitting room to cozy up with a good book -- and a little gift shop full of special southern trinkets add to the appeal. Guests linger after breakfast, sometimes for hours, and share their daily updates on local travel. Others decidedly stroll the gardens or sit on the front porch in rocking chairs. Tiffany Hill has spared no expense on rooms or furnishings. Each of the custom designed suites are elegant and unique with rich names of famous cities of the south – such as The Mountain Brook, The Lexington, The Natchez, The Beaufort, The Madison, The Seaside, and The Charlottesville. Back in town, the choices for shopping and dining are practically endless. Eat sushi, go with southern comfort, try some Italian, or pretty much find any cuisine you might fancy. Visitors can pan for gems right inside a local gift shop or take in an afternoon at the museum. The serpentine-styled sidewalks offer plenty of room for strolling and are ideal for families. What really stands out are the numerous outdoor cafe tables where you can stop along the way and take a break for the fine art of people watching. Specialized bronze plaques adorn many buildings, signifying the presence of a historic site. Take in an ice cream cone or grab a cold root beer from Mast General Store, and enjoy a free history show while reading up on the short and clever details of a specific location. And where else can you find colorful standing-bear statues? Many are carefully displayed and were painted by local artists (now purchased by a local resident as a charity contribution, and shared with the community). Actually, art /culture is alive and well in Hendersonville, with an abundance of galleries, live music and the Flatrock Playhouse. Friday summer nights you will find plenty of live music, including the big outdoor concert and a car show at the end of Main Street. Road-tripping a little further out of town, and you are taking in the splendor 38

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easy to reach parking lot with restrooms and the beginning of two trailheads: Hooker Falls and Triple Falls. Triple is a little more challenging, with a steeper incline – but we found many families, young couples and senior citizens hiking this area. The trails are nice and wide, and offer many points to stop and take in the majesty of the falls. Locals are sure to remind you that two very popular movies were filmed at these locations: “The Last of the Mohicans” and “The Hunger Games” (if you saw the films, and walk the trails, you’ll easily recognize the scenes). Our suggestion: Pick up a picnic lunch of fried chicken from Hen Dough in town, and head up to the falls. Bring a chair and stay for hours; we did! Or even enjoy the trout fishing. After an exhilarating day, it’s now time for dinner – and we have special reservations at Season’s Restaurant.

of Henderson County – with lush fields of various shades of green, and mountains off in the distance reaching for the sky. It is in this environment that we visited Burnshirt Vineyards, named after a tradition of farmers burning their shirts after a successful harvest to secure good look for the next season. A 19-acre working winery, Burnshirt received the top 2018 rating for North Carolina Vineyard of the Year. We found wine lovers talking quietly at intimate tables, staring out at the rolling vineyard while sipping and sharing a charcuterie board. You could almost feel the romance in the air. Burnshirt is also a top destination for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. Getting back to nature in Henderson County is all right there for the taking. A short drive over to the DuPont National Forest, we found ourselves pulling into an 40

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It’s absolutely beautiful and Rick is playing in the bar area on his guitar. A professor and music aficionado, he’s here for the mountains and the fresh air. He plays a little of everything and some tunes we have never heard before. You find yourself lingering to hear another song, but the smells coming from the kitchen are calling you to your table. Fresh linens and a fabulous vibe set the mood for dinner at this awardwinning restaurant. People sitting around you know it -- this isn’t just dinner; this is an experience: Fresh, locally sourced trout, with sauteed kale in a hint of garlic; and short ribs and hearty fingerling potatoes, probably right out of their garden (most of their menu is local, home-grown and organic. A rich dessert and coffee round out a perfect meal, as all reflect upon a beautiful day of adventures. Tomorrow comes not soon enough for Summer 2018

919 | ALL THINGS CAROLINA this excited group, and we jump up and get going with a fantastic breakfast again at Tiffany Hill followed by a busy day skirting around the area on the cider and brewery tours. Bold Rock is first on the list, and what a great place to try the latest ciders, have a quickie lunch of burger, wings or whatever else feels right for the soul. A band is out on the stage, and the lawn starts filling in with beach chairs and smiling people. We grab a seat at one of the picnic tables and listen to the sounds of Eric Clapton tunes, while enjoying our Bold Rock Hard Cider. Another stop was over at a new addition to the county scene: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Ciders. Picture old tractors out front, a real restored barn and some of the best tasting artisan ciders and apple products you’ll find. The owners are warm and friendly, and everybody invites you in. It’s comfortable and relaxing – and out in the smack dab middle of the country, with stunning orchards as the backdrop…as the sun starts to set and appears more beautiful than ever. Next, we find ourselves at the everpopular attraction in this region – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. The venue consists of a real working brewery – where tours take you in the back to see the process (here we see all the variations of hops and then enjoy the tasting rooms). Next up we enjoy a few flatbreads and quail at the incredible restaurant. In the unique indoor/outdoor area, friends gather around the enormous fire pit, with gardens and an amphitheater in the background. At Sierra Nevada, it’s a broad mixture of generations, families, singles, and inbetweens -- all coexisting, munching on food, laughing and having a great time. Everybody is happy here and so are we. As the evening wanes, the moon is bright, and we are rested and refreshed. The night air is a little cooler than in the 919, and it’s certainly a welcome feeling. Our souls feel re-energized. We liked this trip so much, we came back again just four weeks later. You could say we are “Hooked on Hendersonville, and after you visit, you just might feel the same way too. 919 Magazine

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Jump Off Rock

Bold Rock Hard Cider

400 Ray Hill Rd, Mills River, NC 828-290-6080

4433 Laurel Park Hwy, Laurel Park, NC 828-693-4840

72 School House Rd, Mills River, NC 828-595-9941

Southern hospitality and charm situated high on a hill in the picturesque countryside of Mills River. Enjoy wildlife, rocking chairs on the porch and casual elegance. Built in 2009 as a “purpose built B&B”, it has earned the title of the “South’s Best Inn” from Southern Living magazine and the prestigious designation as a select registry property. Beautiful accommodations in seven well appointed suites, a secret garden and daily breakfast served sit-down, with much style and flair.

Open 365 days a year, from dawn to dusk. A romantic place to pop the question, walk the area trails or stand back and take it all in. Getting there is easy: Just a short drive in through the Laurel Park community, passing beautiful mountain homes that are an exciting part of the journey. Your final destination brings you to the top of Echo Mountain and delivers you to a small parking area with a short walk to the railing and the edge of Jump Off Rock. A true panoramic view of the Blue Ridge and Pisgah National Forest mountain ranges, it offers the perfect photo opportunity.

Award winning craft cider utilizing locallysourced apples from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and Central Virginia. Just 10 minutes from Hendersonville and 20 miles from downtown Asheville, they offer complimentary mill tours on Saturdays and Sundays – and feature a large open hall for cider tastings with pints and flights and local craft beer. Other highlights: Outdoor mobile “Bold Bites” Kitchen, provideing great southern food; and an expansive, open Cider Garden with bandstand for live entertainment. Hip, laid back vibe. Dog friendly too. Open 7 days a week.

86 Lily Pad Ln, Flat Rock, NC 828-696-9094

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Flatrock Playhouse Downtown

A garden-centered restaurant located on the grounds of the historic Highland Lake Inn, Season’s is a multi-award winning restaurant – including numerous Wine Spectator awards (including 2018). Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with authentic cuisine as diverse as the four distinct seasons of the region. Organic, farm to table and orchard to table are the de rigueur for this well regarded establishment. The team works hard to remain committed to the environment with sustainability practices such as sourcing local product whenever possible, recycling, on-site organic gardening for the freshest produce for guests.

100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher, NC 828-708-6176

125 N. Main St, Hendersonville, NC 828-435-1200

This major craft brewery offers tours, tastings, and an incredible restaurant serving flatbreads and easy food – plus a huge outdoor area with a Texas-sized fire pit to sit back, relax and enjoy a fine adult beverage. Several days a week they offer live musical entertainment at the amphitheater, conveniently situated right out back. Walk the gardens, relax and tell your date you’re not in Kansas anymore (you’re in North Carolina) and experiencing one of the very best breweries in the country.

Started in 1937 by a group of struggling performers, the theater has grown in size and audience – and touts more than 98,000 visitors each year. In 1961 Flatrock Playhouse was declared the official State Theatre of North Carolina. Now with two locations, one in Flatrock and other in downtown Hendersonville, performances offer a wide variety of shows – from live music, Broadway theatre productions and a families series.


527 N. Main St, Hendersonville, NC 8281-696-1883

Season’s at Highland Lake

226 N. Main St. Hendersonville, NC 828-697-6575

HenDough 532 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville, NC 828-595-2885

Located in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, Mezzaluna is another wise choice for lunch or dinner. Old-world charm with an open kitchen sending out fresh, authentic fine Italian food, such as stuffed banana peppers with sausage and marinara, house-made fettuccine and mouth watering entrees like spicy Tuscan stew with scallops and shrimp. Also try the specialty pizzas (two favorites were the pancetta and fig and the healthier roasted vegetable that is outstanding). Eat inside their massive dining room with seating for 155. or dine sidewalk style and people watch.

Funky, eclectic and a line out the door for a lunch like it’s everybody’s last meal. Seriously! The HenDough team knows how to get it done. Fried Chicken and Donuts that would make your mama proud. Don’t forget to try their pimento cheese biscuit, or the amazing potato salad and roasted Brussels sprouts. Fast, efficient counter service, then pick your seat inside or out front at the picnic tables. Dog friendly, and open for breakfast or lunch. Stay and eat or grab it to go for a picnic at the waterfalls.


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Mast General Store

An iconic old-fashioned general store dating back to 1883 under the original name of the Taylor General Store.. Then in 1887 another local pioneer came on board by the name of William Wellington Mast and the store was renamed Taylor and Mast General Store until 1913, when it was then sold in full and became Mast General Store.

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Good for hiking, fishing and the falls drop below to a swim pool, which is the perfect spot to cool off on a hot summer day. Dog friendly, it’s the perfect picnic spot with your own chairs and blankets. • Triple Falls: Just a one-mile hike from Hooker Falls. Three cascades of waterfalls with a spectacular view. Long staircase takes you down right to the edge. No swimming or climbing on the rocks, as this section the river moves very swiftly. Breathtaking scenic spot for photo opportunities.

2695 Sugarloaf Rd, Hendersonville, NC 828-685-2402 Awarding-winning wines available for tastings, all using 100% estate-grown grapes. Burnshirt is a available for private parties and events at their gorgeous on-site venues: The Summit Center, The Vineyard, The Barn, The Meadows and the Barrel Room. Daily wine tastings and the Cafe on the Veranda.

DuPont State Recreational Forest

Appalachian Ridge Artisan Ciders

To reach the forest from Hendersonville, take US 25 Business (Church Street) south to Kanuga Road. Turn right on Kanuga Road, which becomes Crab Creek Road, and go 11 miles. Turn left on DuPont Road and continue for 3.1 miles. Info at for information on: • Hooker Falls: A beautiful 12-ft waterfall, the fourth waterfall of the Little River.

Restored 1940’s barn with a extensive wood deck overlooking a scenic hill of apple trees -- a real working apple orchard. Live music, laid back with cider tastings, tours and delicious apple food products – in addition to their new cheese

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Old Orchard Tavern 201 Sugarloaf Rd Ste 1, Hendersonville, 828-595-8157 Located inside the Cascades Mountain Resort. Don’t let the outside fool you. The non-descript exterior leads you to into a roomy restaurant with attentive staff and full bar. Exceptional seasonal menu with favorites such as fried green tomatoes Caprese, and house made potato chips with smoked paprika, silly salt, olive oil and gorgonzola cheese crumbles…delicious! Choices continue with fresh soups, salads, local Sunburst Mountain Trout and good ol’ shrimp and grits – plus a special Sunday Brunch.

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Something for Everyone: Charity, Fitness, Fun!

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FS Series Dedicated To Delivering The Best Race Experience Possible By GEORGINA DUKES 919 Magazine Writer

With the goal of offering the best race experience for every athlete – no matter their skill level, locally owned and managed FS Series was launched in 2006. FS Series provides event production and/or timing services for more than 80 running, walking and swimming events every year. The company – according to partners Jason Biggs, Brent Dorenkamp, and Marc Primanti – has a goal is to make its events the best they can be from start to finish and provide “Something for Everyone: Charity, Fitness, Fun.” “FS Series has continued to shape the game of event production in North Carolina since our first race. With so many options available weekly, we must listen to our participants so we can offer the best race experience possible,” Primanti said. FS Series is an event production company that promotes charity, fitness, and fun by offering a complete timing and scoring solution for 44

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any size race. Over the past 12 years, FS Series has produced over 800 races, specializing in 5K, YEAR STARTED: 10K, half marathon, OWNERS: marathon, open water KEY STAFF: swim, cycling, duathlon, and triathlon events. The three partners began competing in ADDRESS: triathlons and running WEBSITE: races in 2005. “We EMAIL: loved the atmosphere, PHONE: the inspirational stories, and the comradery athletes shared while competing, [but] we always noticed things we thought could be improved by the race directors,” Dorenkamp said. The trio’s love for races combined with their natural ability to improve efficiency led to the production of their very own event, “The Finish Strong Challenge”, at the Banks D. Kerr Family


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BRENT DORENKAMP PROFESSIONAL Athletic trainer/ Teacher BACKGROUND: EDUCATION: BS, Exercise Sports Science; MAT Health Education; East Carolina University RESIDENCE: Wake Forest FAMILY: Wife, Amanda; 2 children, Cole (3), Harper (2) PET: Lucy (cat) INTERESTS: Bow hunting deer; turkey hunting; spending time with family, friends; traveling; playing with kids

MARC PRIMANTI PROFESSIONAL 10 years in sales/account BACKGROUND: management EDUCATION: BS in Business Mgt, NC State University RESIDENCE: Raleigh (Ashworth neighborhood) FAMILY: Wife, Julie INTERESTS: Having fun, eating local food, exercise, and drinking hand-made cocktails

with the sponsors, partners, and charities. And, the partners are committed to giving back to the community, through donations to various charities and organizations. “We are continually inspired by athletes who have come back from heart transplants, bariatric surgery, and strokes to compete and complete our events,” said Dorenkamp, noting the character (that racers) demonstrate and the smiles on their faces when they cross the finish line. “It reminds us why we love what we do,” he said. “We have seen blind, physically impaired and athletes battling ALS and other debilitating conditions come to compete.“

JASON BIGGS PROFESSIONAL Education, sports manageBACKGROUND: ment, event production EDUCATION: Sports Mgtt, Masters of Sports Mgt, NC State University RESIDENCE: Cary FAMILY: Wife, Julie; daughter, Emma PET: Ryder (dog) INTERESTS: Triathlon, cycling, running, mountain biking, cyclocross, beach, mountains, skiing

Upcoming FS Series Events FS Series is a leading event company in North Carolina, offering full production services and/or timing service. For more information, call 919-376-9441, email or visit Upcoming 2018 events are listed below. 9/15 Buddy Run Discovery Point Heritage 1212 Heritage Links Dr, Wake Forest 8 am 919-376-9441 9/29 Buckhorn Triathlon 8200 Rock Ridge School Rd, Sims 8 am 919-376-9441 10/13 The Cupcake Run At Brier Creek 8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh 8 am 919-376-9441 10/27 Super Hero Race 11831 Retail Dr, Wake Forest 8 am 919-376-9441 11/10-11 RDC Marathon, 10K, 5K Sat: 5K (8 am), 10K (6:30 am) Sun: RDC Marathon The Streets at Southpoint Mall 919-376-9441 11/22 Skinny Turkey Half Marathon and Just Think First 5K 7:30 am Wakefield High School 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-376-9441

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Western Wake Farmer’s Market Opens New Morrisville Location Western Wake Farmers’ Market -- which recently moved to its new location at 280 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville, – is open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. through November as part of its regular season (9:30 a.m. to 12 p. DecemberMarch). The market also plans to open at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Visit for more information. 919 Magazine Photos


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Classes Now Under Way Wake Tech New RTP Campus

Town Provides Park Land For Veterans Memorial

Classes are now under way at Wake Technical Community College’s RTP Campus in Morrisville. Located at Highway 54 just south of I-540, the campus features a “nextgeneration” learning environment that is dedicated to the needs of individuals and corporations in western Wake County. Initial career programs include accounting, business administration, business analytics, IT cyber security, IT network management, IT storage and virtualization, IT technical support and supply chain management. Programs in operations management and project management are expected soon. Both associate degree programs and

The Morrisville Veterans Memorial Foundation kicked off its effort to construct a Morrisville Veterans Memorial earlier this year at the Indian Creek Trailhead. The group received its non-profit status earlier this year and is now raising funds for the planning and construction of the memorial. The purpose of the memorial is to serve as a site for reverent reflection on the service and sacrifices made by veterans. Town of Morrisville provided land next to the Indian Creek Greenway for the memorial with high visibility, easy accessibility, clean restrooms, and free parking.

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workforce continuing education curriculums are available – along with dual enrollment classes for high school students. For more information, visit waketech. edu or call 919-866-5000. The campus is located at 10908 Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville.

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Morrisville Chamber Members Get Transportation Update Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s “Moving Morrisville Forward” transportation update event attracted a variety of officials, residents and Chamber members recently. The luncheon -- held earlier this summer at the Brier Creek Country Club -- was presented by Atlantic Tire & Service and several additional sponsors, including 919 Magazine. According to transportation officials, Morrisville has grown in population over 230 percent since the year 2000 and -with that growth -- comes congestion and traffic back-ups. In addition to the expansion of new homes and residents, Morrisville also has become a major thoroughfare for workers commuting to and from the Research Triangle Park. Many major transportation projects were discussed with the audience, including the fact that the North Carolina Department of Transportation has $25 Million dollars in projects already under way or slated to soon begin in Morrisville just for 2018 -- and a total of $100 million for project spending over the next five years. The guest speakers for the special program included Joey Hopkins, PE, Division

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5 Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation; Kent Jackson Morrisville Town Engineer; Patrick McDonough, Manager of Planning & Transit Oriented Development, GoTriangle; and Joe Milazzo, PE, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Alliance.

Morrisville’s Paige Graduates Leadership NC

to participate in its acclaimed program. Leadership North Carolina’s Class XXV comprises top leaders from the government, business, nonprofit, and education sectors. Over the course of six two-and-a-half day sessions the members of LNC Class XXV learned about issues critical to the state through discussions with top officials and professionals, field trips, and experiential learning activities. LNC’s sessions focused on five key areas: economic development, education, environment, government, and health and human services.

Morrisville Town Manager Martha Paige recently graduated from the Leadership North Carolina program. The graduation ceremony celebrated the 25th class of the program. Fifty-five civic and community leaders from across the state celebrated their completion of this prestigious program in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol. Each year, through a rigorous selection process, LNC chooses a class of established and emerging leaders from across the state 48

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Morrisville Events & Activities • 7/6-8/31: Acoustic Nights in the District; Friday and Saturday, 6-9 pm; free admission; The District at Park West Village, 3400 Market Center Dr. Information: • 7/26: Coffee & Connections; 7:459:15 m; focused, effective networking. Information: 919-463-7155; • 8/8: Morrisville Chamber of Commerce KNOW Luncheon; Wed, 11;30 am-1 pm; $37 for members, $53 for non-members; Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Dr. Information: 919-463-7155; morrisvillechamber. org. • 8/9: Open House (Track 4); 6-7:30 pm; Morrisville Elementary, 1519 Morrisville Pkwy; 919-460-3400; • 8/10: S’Morrisville; 6 pm; residents and visitors can enjoy s’mores at various Morrisville parks, in celebration of National S’Mores Day. Visit for information. • 8/14-9/4: Young Artist Painting Class; 7-8 pm; $60 fee; age 8-12; $60 fee; Cedar Fork Community Center; 919-564-8300. • 8/18: Triangle Children’s Business Fair; Sat, 10 am-1 pm; free admission; The District at Park West Village, 3400 Market Center Dr. Information: • 8/18: BBQ and BINGO (age 55-plus); 5-9 pm; free; an evening of dining, bingo, prizes and fun. Info at • 8/27: First Day of School, Wake County Public School System (Grades 1-12, traditional schedule) – including Cedar Fork Elementary in Morrisville (Morrisville Elementary is on a yearround calendar). • 8/28: Read and discuss: “Murder at the Marais” by Cara Black. West Regional Library, Cary; 10:30 am, 8/28; 4000 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary; 919463-8500; • 9/7: National Senior Citizens Day (age 55-plus); 10 am-3 pm; free; a day of fun, including hot dog lunch with all the trimmings; Cedar Fork Community Center. Info at • 9/29: East Meets West Festival; Sat, 11 am-4 pm; free admission; The District at Park West Village, 3400 Market Center Dr. Information: • Aug-Sep: Western Wake Farmers Market; Sat, 8 am-12 pm; 280 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville; info at

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Retailer Cancels Cary Center Expansion Plan

Entertainment Venue Planned For North Cary Levity Live plans to open a live entertainment venue in late 2018 at its Parkside Town Commons location in North Cary. The 15,044 sq. ft. Levity Live mixed-use, live performance entertainment venue and attached restaurant concept will join several existing anchors, including Target, Harris Teeter, Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, Petco, Hobby Lobby, Golf Galaxy, and Guitar Center, according to a Kite Realty Group Trust release. “Levity Live’s unique entertainment venue provides an unparalleled experience to the existing market. Our team’s focus on attracting traffic-driving, experiential tenants to our high-quality retail destinations pairs well with Levity Live’s dedication to entertainment,” said Tom McGowan, Chief Operating Officer of Kite Realty Group. “Raleigh and the surrounding communities are rich with incredible culture and entertainment from live music to stand-up comedy and theatrical performances; Levity Live is excited to be a part of this diverse and growing arts community,” shared Alireza Ghaemian, CEO of Levity Live. “We look forward to working with Kite Realty Group alongside Parkside Town Commons local retailers, and bringing an eclectic lineup of entertainment and dining options for all who join us for an unforgettable experience.” Levity Live is a vertically integrated media company that owns and operates entertainment venues nationwide, including the iconic Improv Comedy Club brand. With international reach and unparalleled expertise, Levity Live serves talents, consumers and major brands as well as identifies, develops, finances and produces original content targeted for all distribution platforms. Parkside Town Commons is a two-phase ground-up development project serving the Research Triangle Park area and is located at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 55 and Interstate 540.

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A Cary location for IKEA is now off the table. The Swedish furniture maker canceled its plans to open a store near Cary Towne Center, confirmed Cary Town Manager Sean R. Stegall, in a released statement recently – indicating IKEA’s real estate manager said the company decided to cancel the location because of their “evolving business model.” “They are moving away from suburban big box retail outlets and into global city centers. We are obviously very disappointed,” Stegall said. IKEA’s plan had called for a 359,000 square foot building as well as 1,000 parking spaces at Cary Towne Center. The current closest IKEA is in Charlotte.

Triangle Children’s Business Fair Set At Park West Village The third annual Triangle Children’s Business Fair is 10 a.m. to 1 pm. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at The District at Park West Village in Morrisville. The event gives young entrepreneurs age 6-14 the opportunity to showcase their businesses and sell their products. Also, the event allows opportunities for kids to learn more about ways to develop a brand, create a product or service and build a marketing strategy. Applications to participate are open until July 21 – but space is limited and booths are doled out first come, first served. A $40 participation fee is required.

Morrisville Short Takes • Construction is under way on Parkside Elementary in Morrisville. The twostory school is scheduled to open in August 2019. • Morrisville Senior Police Officer Katrina Godwin recently received the Life Saver Award recently for her efforts as a responder to save the life of an overdose victim. • North Carolina State Board of Education recently approved the opening of Kaleidoscope Charter High School in Morrisville in 2019. • Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews was appointed recently to the Special Committee to Improve School Safety by the Governor’s Crime Commission. The Special Committee will work to identify resources to develop recommendations to strengthen school safety. • Hi Poke is now open at 9573 Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville, offering salads featuring raw fish with sauces, vegetables, and more. For information, call 919-650-3398. • A portion of the Morrisville retail space left vacant by Gander Mountain last year is being occupied by arts and craft retailer Michael’s. According to Park West Village, Bath and Body Works is replacing Michael’s – and new openings include Panera Bread and Clean Juice. • In a new ranking of cities and towns nationwide, Morrisville among the top 20 best places to live in 2018. In Niche’s rankings, the community received particularly high scores for its public schools, jobs and whether it is “good for families.” Morrisville also ranked as the best place to live in North Carolina in this report, as it did in the 2017 study. • The Green Hope High men’s track and field team won the 2018 North Carolina state championship. Cary High finished second at the Greensboro meet. • Panther Creek High women’s track and field team captured the 2018 women’s track and field state championship. • Zen Fish opened recently at 9924 Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville, with a selection of salads featuring raw fish and a variety of sauces and more. Call 919-234-0914 for information.

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RTP SPOTLIGHT Frontier Plans To Activate More Facilities at RTP

RTP-Based RTI Helps Eliminate Health Problem

Since opening in January 2015, The Frontier in Research Triangle Park has had more than 300,000 visitors. Launched as an experiment in coworking and small startup office space, the original Frontier building at 800 Park Offices Drive has grown to include more than 80 companies and is now fully leased. Due to demand, additional buildings nearby at 600 and 400 Park Offices Drive are being activated as office and wet lab space. Additional outdoor amenities will be added as well, turning The Frontier into a full campus. “The Frontier has been a fabulous place

With assistance from Research Triangle Park-based RTI International, the government of Nepal has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, according to a recent announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO). With this announcement, Nepal joins a small number of countries in achieving validation of trachoma elimination. Their success demonstrates clear progress in the global fight against NTDs for the remaining trachoma-endemic countries. Trachoma is a bacterial eye infection that can cause the eyelids to scar and, eventually, turn inwards, causing the eyelashes to rub painfully against the cornea (trichiasis) and


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for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to meet, collaborate, and work,” said RTP CEO Scott Levitan. “We want to continue to grow, providing additional affordable and creative office and wet lab spaces, so that companies, no matter what size, can be part of the RTP community.” For more information, visit

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leads to corneal opacity, the foremost infectious cause of blindness worldwide. For more than 11 years, RTI International has provided technical assistance to national NTD programs working towards global targets for NTD control and elimination.

company effectively will no longer exist. In the interim this summer, Bayer and Monsanto customers will notice little difference, according to company officials. “This is great for our customers – farmers around the world whom we will be able to help secure and improve their harvests even better; for our shareholders, because this transaction has the potential to create significant value; and for consumers and broader society, because we will be even better placed to help the world’s farmers grow more healthy and affordable food in a sustainable manner,” said Werner Baumann, chairman of the Bayer board of management in a Bayer news release. “Our sustainability targets are as important to us as our financial targets. We aim to live up to the heightened responsibility that a leadership position in agriculture entails and to deepen our dialogue with society.”

Bayer Moving Headquarters To Missouri Bayer Crop Science is moving its North American headquarters from Research Triangle Park to Monsanto facilities in St. Louis, MO – as part of the ownership transition previously announced. The German firm indicated that Monsanto shares no longer will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange – and the

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Sensus Adding More Than 300 New Jobs in NC Sensus USA will expand its current operations in Durham County, creating 301 new jobs over five years. The company will invest $4M in North Carolina by the end of 2019, which provides advanced metering technologies to utilities and municipalities. Sensus is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xylem Inc., and currently employs nearly 700 people in the state. The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina led the state’s support for the company’s expansion.

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Southpoint/Durham Community

BuildSense Home Research Lab Recognized

Sprouts Opening in Durham In August, Bringing 140 Jobs Sprouts Farmers Market plans to open Wednesday, Aug. 22, at West NC Highway 54 in South Durham. The fast growing Sprouts “healthy food” chain’s new 30,000 sq. ft. store will be the grocer’s fourth in North Carolina. Details about the grand opening celebration will be announced at a later date. The new Durham Sprouts is bringing approximately 140 full- and part-time career opportunities to the 919. Sprouts’ “Healthy Living for Less” approach to grocery shopping means potential team members should share a passion for healthy eating and the fresh, natural and organic


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products offered throughout the store. To learn more about available career opportunities and team member benefits, or to apply, visit or call 866-925-2396 for non-managerial roles. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ., Sprouts employs more than 28,000 team members and operates nearly 300 stores in 16 states. Visit for more information.

BuildSense, an architectural and construction team, recently was recognized by Home Innovations Research Lab as a 2017 NGBS Green Partner of Excellence. Located in Durham, Home Innovations Labs is a research, testing, and consulting firm. BuildSense first received recognition as an NGBS Green Partner of Excellence in 2015. The award acknowledges “the leadership, innovation, and excellence of NGBS Green Certification Program partners and other champions of credible green building in the residential sector.” BuildSense was one of 78 residential building and development companies from across the country selected for the award. For information, contact Kendall Glaze at 919-667-0404 or visit

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Southpoint/Durham Short Takes • Duck Donuts’ first franchise location in Durham, the 19th store in North Carolina, opened earlier this year at 5320 McFarland Road, Suite 140, in Durham. Owners Brandon and Kelly Trimyer also operate Duck Donuts in Cary and Raleigh. • Zen Fish, a poké restaurant, opened recently at 810 Ninth Street in Durham. The Hawaiian dish features marinated raw fish and a variety of toppings. Call 919937-9966 for more information.

• Brad Saks is Durham Performing Arts Center’s new Director of Programming for Concerts, Comedy and Special Events, according to General Manager Bob Klaus. He will handle booking all the concert, comedy, and special events at the facility.

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• Cure Delicatessen & Café is now open at 245 East NC Highway 54, Suite #105 in Durham, specializing in house cured, smoke and roasted meats in unique breakfast and lunch offerings. For information, call 919-797-0335 or visit



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Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews at the recent Triangle Ladies Power Lunch, with local entrepreneur Marina Lee.


FSSeries race participants at the Bond Brothers Cary “NC Beer Mile”, sponsored in part by 919 Magazine.


Country music start – and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year -- Brett Young recently attended the Home for Good project, in partnership with Ply Gem. Brett thanked the volunteers and all those helping build homes and changing lives of the five families in Wake County who were the recipients of a new residence. The program is designed to help combat the issue of affordable housing in Wake County and around the country. Later that evening, Brett performed a concert for special guests and all those involved with the Home for Good Project. Brett is also pictured with 919 Magazine’s “919Matt”.


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Another Successful Rex Hospital Open 919 Magazine Photos by Catherine Davis Photography

Professional golfers from around the world travel to TPC Wakefield Plantation every year to participate in the Tour’s REX Hospital Open and vie for their coveted PGA TOUR card. This year’s winner was Joey Garber, who pocketed the $117,000 top prize. The tournament’s charitable efforts, coupled with its family and fan-friendly environment, attract thousands of golf fans each spring. In December, the TOUR named the REX Hospital Open its national tournament of the year for its charitable efforts. In the past 31 years, charity golf has raised more than $9 million for patients, programs and services at UNC REX Healthcare. Proceeds from this year’s event will support Neuroscience service line expansion at UNC REX. For information on next year’s tournament, visit

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North Wake Events & Activities

Town of Wake Forest recently installed new town limit signs to mark Wake Forest’s corporate limits, prominently identifying Wake Forest as a “Purple Heart Community.” For more information about the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, contact Greg Harrington at Submitted Photo

Rolesville’s Kinea Epps Named WCPSS Counselor of Year

‘(School counselors) are expected to master wide-ranging sets of personal and professional skills, while at the same time balancing the daily demands of their position.’

Kinea Epps was selected as the 2018 WCPSS School Counselor of the Year. Epps has served as a school counselor in the Wake County Public School System since 2011 and has been the Lead Counselor at Rolesville Middle School since 2014. She’s Nationally Board Certified and is an American School Counselor Association certified Leadership Specialist. A passionate advocate for students and families, Epps believes school counselors have a vital role in ensuring students’ aca-

TAD SHERMAN Principal, Rolesville Middle School

demic, personal, social and career success. “During my career as a teacher and now as a principal, I’ve grown to understand that the school counselor position is one of the most important roles in a school,”

• 7/20: Neck of the Woods; 7-9 pm; features local emerging artists; Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St, WF; 919435-9428; • 7/26: Rolesville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Rosalini’s Pizza and Subs, 6210 Rogers Road; • 7/28: Family Movie Night – ‘Cars 3’; pre-show begins at 7:15 pm, movie at 8:30 pm; free; sponsored by WF Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services; E Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd, WF; 919-435-9560; • 7/31: Meet the Artist – Jennifer Daniels will demonstrate and display her gemstone jewelry; 4-5 pm; free; Northeast Regional Library, 14401 Green Elm Ln, Raleigh; 919-570-7166; • 8/8: Wakefield Women’s Club Luncheon; 12 pm; TPC at Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr; • 8/10: Friday Night on White, presented by White Street Brewing and featuring Big Love; 6-9 pm; free admission; Downtown Wake Forest; • 8/11-12: Home & Garden Show; Sat, 9 am-4 pm; Sun 12-4 pm; free; Renaissance Center 405 S Brooks St, WF; 919-435-9428; • 8/11: Family Movie Night – ‘Beauty and the Beast’; pre-show begins at 7:15 pm, movie at 8:30 pm; free; sponsored by WF Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services; E Carroll Joyner Park., 701 Harris Rd, WF; 919-4359560; • 8/16: Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Coastal Federal Credit Union, WF; 5:30-7 pm; 919-556-1519; • 8/27: First Day of School (traditional calendar), Wake County Public School System. • 8/11: Shaw RV Family Movie Series; 8:15-10:15 pm; Rolesville Middle football field; free; • 9/8: Trung Thu Moon Festival; 5:3010 pm; $8 (adults), $6 (youths, seniors); Renaissance Center 405 S Brooks St, WF; 919-435-9428; wakeforestrencen. org. • 9/11: 2018 Business Expo, 3-7 pm; Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Rd, WF. Info: 919-556-1519, wakeforestchamber. org.



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Kelly Arnold New Rolesville Town Manager

said Rolesville Middle School Principal Tad Sherman. “They are expected to master wide-ranging sets of personal and professional skills, while at the same time balancing the daily demands of their position. Mrs. Epps is the kind of educator – and person – that can master the challenge of finding that balance.” Prior to becoming a school counselor, Epps was an education reporter for the News & Observer. She received her Master’s degree in School Counseling from N.C. Central University. “I changed careers because I’m so passionate about being a strong advocate for our children and there’s no better way to do that than to be a school counselor,” Epps said when accepting her award.

Kelly Arnold is the new Rolesville Town Manager, following an extensive search and vetting process conducted through Developmental Associates. Arnold brings to Rolesville more than 32 years of experience, having served as City Manager of Laramie, WY; Grand Junction, CO; and Windsor, CO. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas’ Edwin O. Stene City Management Program. “I am honored to be selected as Town Manager by the Rolesville Town Board,” Arnold said. “I look forward to assisting the Town Board and the dedicated Rolesville employees to continue to provide quality municipal services for Rolesville Citizens.” Arnold assumed his position in June.

Article courtesy of Wake County Public School System.

Work Begins At Joyner Park Community Center Construction is under way on the initial phase of construction on the Joyner Park Community Center. Designed to blend in with current Joyner Park structures and the natural habitat, the new 32,000 sq. ft. facility will feature a walking track, gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and pickleball, multi-purpose rooms, dance studio, and kitchen. Projected for completion in 2019, the facility will be constructed in a manner consistent with the park’s natural beauty and rustic feel. Barnhill Construction Co., is contractor for the project. The center is located in E. Carroll Joyner Par at, 701 Harris Road. For more information, visit or contact Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Director Ruben Wall at 919-435-9561 or rwall@


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Project Expands Northern Wake Senior Center Work began earlier this year on the Northern Wake Senior Center expansion, with completion expected in about nine months. The total cost of the project is $3.9 million, which will include the addition of exercise and multi-purpose rooms and the replacement of the roof on the center. Wake Forest Board of Commissioners awarded the contract for the expansion of the facility – located at 235 East Holding – to Focus Design Builders during a regular monthly meeting last spring. For information, call 919-554-4111.

North Wake Short Takes • Wake Forest Downtown board member and Wake Forest Federal Savings & Loan Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer Carter Harrell was recognized as a Main Street Champion during the 2017 North Carolina Main Street Awards Conference in Clayton earlier this year. • Nico Grewe and Blake Parker of Wakefield High won the North Carolina 4A high school men’s doubles tennis championship -- the third such title in four years for WHS. • High school valedictorians for 2017 at North Wake high schools were: Wakefield High School’s Robert Herhold; Wake Forest High’s Salvador Chavero Arellano; Heritage High’s Abigail Abella Nacional. • Justin Carrington, formerly assistant principal intern at Rolesville High, is now assistant principal at Green Hope High. • Allison Cleveland is the new principal at Wakefield Middle School. She previously was assistant principal Athens Drive High in Raleigh. • Wake Forest Chamber Connections is 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. The business networking group allows like-minded professionals to come together to share ideas, obtain feedback, and make referrals. More information at • Bike-sharing company LimeBike is now offering bicycles for rent inside the Wake Forest town limits. The company is placing about 200 bikes in high-traffic areas in the community, including downtown. Cost is $1 for 30 min. ride. For information, visit bike-share.aspx. • Gooey’s Amerian Grille was the winner of the recent Shore Grief Center’s annual Comfort Food Cook Off in Wake Forest. • Franklin Academy finished its 2018 season as runner-up for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A women’s soccer state championship. The Wake Forest charter school was hoping to repeat its 2017 title. • Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts launched a redesigned website at Built and hosted by VC3, the new site offers a more functional and responsive design.

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919 | COMMUNITY Holding Park Aquatic Center Opening Delayed

WF Solicits Good Neighbor Nominations

Extreme weather is delaying the openlook forward to inviting the entire commuing of the Holding Park Aquatic Center, nity out for what will be an unforgettable according to Town of grand opening and dedica‘Our entire team is working tion ceremony.” Wake Forest Parks, as hard as we can to get the Recreation & Cultural As of early summer, the facility open as soon as we project is approximately Resources Director Ruben Wall. 80 percent complete, yet possibly can.’ In a June press release, the final 20 percent may RUBEN WALL Wall indicated that, over prove the most challengTown of Wake Forest Parks, the winter, the culprit was ing. “We’re disappointed, Recreation & Cultural Resources Director subfreezing temperatures. but the weather is out of Then, in late spring, the our control,” said Wall, problem was rain. who did not offer a specific timetable “Our entire team is working as hard as for the completion of the aquatic center, we can to get the facility open as soon as located at 133 W. Owen Ave. we possibly can,” said Wall, noting that the completion of the project is delayed For more information, contact Wall at 919indefinitely. “When that time comes, we 435-9561 or

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council is soliciting youth and adult nominations for the 9th annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. The award recognizes Wake Forest residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods without seeking recognition for their efforts. Nominees are sought in two divisions: Adult, and youth between the ages of 13 and 18. In order to qualify a nominee must be a Wake Forest resident who has made a significant contribution to the community between Sept. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018. Employees of the Town of Wake Forest are not eligible. The online nomination form is available

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Win a Jeep And Assist Sick Children

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Mayor Vivian Jones will present a commemorative plaque to one youth and one adult winner during this year’s Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

Gladwell Orthodontics has teamed up with Bob’s Buddies to help raise money for Pediatric Brain Tumor research by giving residents throughout the 919 a chance to win a big prize. Representatives at the local orthodontics office are selling raffle tickets for $100 per

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ticket. Each ticket is an entry for a chance to win a 2018 Jeep Wrangler, valued at $42,000. Odds are 1 in 500 of winning either the Jeep or one of the other five prizes -- all valued at $1,000 or more. Winners will be determined by random drawing and announced live on the air during the Bob’s Buddies Radiothon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. For tickets and more details including the rules, please visit


Two exciting 5K races took place recently in the Wakefield and Wake Forest communities -- with large participation by people supporting organizations ons fighting cancer. First up was the Celebrate Your Mother 5K in downtown Wake Forest on Mother’s Day, benefitting, a cancer support organization that supports women battling breast cancer (both during and after their surgery). Then on May 18, the Catching Fireflies 5K took place in Wakefield -- in support of the Cancer Shucks Foundation, an organization started by Kevin and Amy Marksberry, owners of Shuckers Oyster Bar & Grill in Wake Forest. 919 Magazine is a 2018 sponsor for the FSSeries races taking place throughout the 919 region. Registering for an event helps aid families battling cancer and other life threatening diseases. To get involved visit 919 Magazine Photos 60

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Index of Advertisers 919 Magazine............................................................................................ 33 A Brand New You MD.................................................................................. 15 Barkells...................................................................................................... 39 Bedlam Vodka............................................................................................ 17 Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics............................................................. 50 Brier Creek Orthodontics.......................................................... 10, 23, 67 MV Catherine Davis Photography..................................................................... 61 Closets by Design..............................................................................7, 68 NR Club Pilates West Cary............................................................................... 53 Discount Furniture..................................................................................... 51 ENLIGN............................................................................................. 62, 67 W Flatrock Properties Dovetails...................................................................... 39 FS Series ............................................................................................. 44, 59 Gladwell Orthodontics.......................................................................27, 2 NR Go2Girls..................................................................................................... 30 Henderson County TDA................................................................................. 5 Holding Oil................................................................................................. 61 Leesville Tap Room..................................................................................... 31 Linda Craft and Team Realtors.........................................................63, 2 BC Little Smiles Dental...................................................................................... 6 Marzella Law Group.............................................................................. 22, 46 Midas Fabric................................................................................................ 9 Morrisville Chamber of Commerce............................................................. 53 My Eye Dr...............................................................................................68 BC North Raleigh Fitness................................................................................. 28 Park West Village......................................................................................... 3 Poppyseed Market...................................................................................... 30 Pump it up Raleigh.................................................................................... 13 Red Carpet Storage.............................................................................. 19, 24 Sam IT Solutions........................................................................................ 52 Sir Walter Chevrolet...................................................................................... 4 Theatre in the Park................................................................25, 67 NR, 2 MV Thompson and Thompson Family Dentistry................................................ 21 VP Dental........................................................................................57, 68 NR Wide Open Bluegrass.................................................... 8, 67 BC, 2 W, 68 MV WNC Mountain Rentals.............................................................................. 39

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NORTH RALEIGH/ LEESVILLE EDITION Time for some wine at Burnshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina Photo by Sam Dean

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PLACE TO START A CAREER Raleigh ranks as the 9th Best Place to Start a Career, in a new analysis. The new rankings compare 180 cities, using 27 metrics of career-friendliness. Salt Lake City topped the list, followed by Orlando, Atlanta, Charleston, Tempe and Austin. Oxnard and Santa Clarita in California were at the bottom of the list, along with Shreveport, LA.








More than 15 million people in the U.S. – about 10 percent – work for themselves, and according to a new survey many of them believe Durham, Charlotte and Raleigh are among the Top 10 places to start a business. In a comparison of 180 U.S. cities using 19 key metrics, Durham was 5th, Charlotte finished at 9th, and Raleigh ranked 10th on the list. Oklahoma City topped the list, followed by Austin, Sioux Falls, and Missoula in the top five. Warwick, RI, was last on the list. SOURCE:


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In a new survey by, Raleigh topped a list of U.S. cities that tech industry staffers would like to live. Atlanta was second on the list, followed by Austin. SOURCE:

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NORTH CARLINA Ranks in Top 20

California toped the list, in a recent survey – followed by New York, Nevada, Florida, Illinois, Washington, Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. At the bottom of the list were Arkansas, Rhode Island, Delaware, Mississippi, and West Virginia. SOURCE:

CARY #12

919’ers are helping prove that Americans are finding their own soft spot for the world’s most beloved professional sport – football. No, not American football. We’re referring to what U.S. residents typically call soccer and the rest of the globe calls football. In a new analysis, in fact, Cary ranks as the 12th top city in the U.S. for soccer. The top five cities for soccer popularity were Los Angeles, Orlando, Seattle, Portland and New York City.



Summer 2018

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919 Magazine Morrisville, RTP, West Cary, South Durham, Streets of Southpoint  

Summer 2018

919 Magazine Morrisville, RTP, West Cary, South Durham, Streets of Southpoint  

Summer 2018