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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  Consumer Confidence Up Slightly in May       We’ve been waiting for a little good news – any good news – on the economic front for a while now. Today we got a sliver of hope. Consumer Confidence ticked up slightly, 1.1%, in May, according to the Conference Board. That comes after startling declines of 10.4% and 27.9% in March and April, respectively. The increase in May was driven by ...read more
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  Developments That Matter    Discover & Deliver: The Sorrento Antibody Cocktail  Right now, there are 174 COVID-19 treatments and vaccines in the clinical stages of development, not to mention 81 additional therapies in the pre-clinical stage. The world is holding its breath for the data.   Already, early results are showing promise. And this week, a small San Diego ...read more
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The Scoop If you plan to vacation at the beach this summer as a way to spend time social distancing and recharging, then consider supporting our local farmers through VSA, or Vacationer Supported Agriculture while you’re there. Participating in VSA is a great way to strengthen local food systems and enjoy local produce while you are visiting a coastal community. VSA is a way that vacationers can ...read more
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Monday, May 25, 2020
  The country has reached another important milestone in the 2020 Census. 60% of all of the households in the country have responded – that’s 88,700,000 responses! It has never been easier to respond to the census on your own, whether online at 2020census.gov, over the phone, or by mail. Video: 60% of U.S. Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census Watch this short video featuring U.S. Census ...read more
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Safety is your top priority.   It's ours, too. In fact, in a recent survey we learned that worksite safety is the most urgent priority for nearly everyone who responded. Many also shared with us that their recovery plan is still a work in progress.    Work Ready is here to help organizations recover, restart and put America safely back to work. Work Ready includes...New safety ...read more
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
         Now in its 21st year, the Citizens Awards recognize businesses for the difference they make in communities around the world—in times of crisis and every day. For years, businesses have mobilized their resources, expertise, and talent to help solve society's greatest challenges. Today, businesses are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 ...read more
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
     Supporting you throughout the crisis and beyond The signs of progress around us are encouraging. Some communities are relaxing certain restrictions and many workplaces are beginning to reopen. But we understand many of our business customers continue to face significant economic hardships that will not resolve quickly or easily. That’s why we still are not disconnecting service for ...read more
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Census Bureau Releases New Report on Housing Readiness for Aging Population Tip Sheet:  CB20-TPS.25 May 19, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new population report on the readiness of housing to meet the needs of the nation’s aging population. The report – Old Housing, New Needs: Is America’s Housing Ready for an Aging Population? – uses data from the 2011 American Housing ...read more
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
   A few months ago we couldn’t have imagined a day where numbers like the unemployment claims released this week would be a sign of recovery, yet there are some reasons for optimism.  The weekly tally has declined for six straight weeks and the number of initial jobless claims published yesterday is less than half the crisis peak of 6.9 million at the end of March.While the historic rate ...read more
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Monday, May 18, 2020
Parents and Caretakers, Tonight at 8, there will be a TV special to commemorate the high school class of 2020. Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 is a nationwide, commercial-free graduation special that will air on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX as well as social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and more. To watch a congratulatory message for the ...read more
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Monday, May 18, 2020
Although the Zebulon Club has been closed to Club Members since March 20th, we have still been doing everything we can to support our members, their families and the community.  I laid off all of my part-time staff through in-person conversations or personal phone calls on March 17th.  I am pleased to report that I have since spoken with them, and both their families and themselves are happy and ...read more
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Monday, May 18, 2020
 Communications Serving the communities of Garner, Knightdale, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon Be Sure to Flush Your Pipes Before Re-Opening Your Building or Facility  When buildings are vacant or operating at significantly reduced capacity for a week or more, it can result in poor water quality within the internal plumbing of the building. To ensure proper water ...read more
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Monday, May 18, 2020
"Although the Zebulon Club has been closed to Club Members since March 20th, we have still been doing everything we can to support our members, their families and the community.  I laid off all of my part-time staff through in-person conversations or personal phone calls on March 17th.  I am pleased to report that I have since spoken with them, and both their families and themselves are happy ...read more
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
     Cities Are Essential No city or town across North Carolina has been spared from the financial pressures brought about by COVID-19. The consequences will be significant. Without direct funding to compensate for lost revenues, municipalities will face severe budget cuts, communities will suffer, and the economic recovery will lag. These points, as highlighted in the National League of ...read more
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
                                Parents and Caretakers: With the challenges facing our graduates, it is more important than ever to apply for federal funds that can help them pay for their next steps. Don’t miss this opportunity! Whether your graduate will seek a certification, attend community college, join the armed forces, or go to a four-year institution, the first step is completing ...read more
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Down East Protection Systems offers stand-alone Thermal Screening Camera Systems with the laptop software that can be set up at a business to detect anyone entering the building with a fever. This screening option will help those who currently are having to have on-site nurses manually checking.Watch the videoVisit their website For more information, contact: Freddie Smith Down East Protection ...read more
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Monday, May 11, 2020
"As a token of appreciation for our community's teachers and school staff, we'd like to give you a free McCafe or beverage of your choice at any Huebner Family McDonald's restaurant. Thank you for all you do!Participating Restaurants: Zebulon: 141 Wakelon St. Benson: 27 Crepe Myrtle Dr. and 600 E. Main St. Raleigh: 6320 Battle Bridge Rd. Four Oaks: 6163 US 301 Clayton: 11351 Hwy. 70 ...read more
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Monday, May 11, 2020
#somegoodnews #inthistogetherThe Town of Zebulon has put up banners honoring teachers and our graduates in the Zebulon.  Parents can also purchase yard signs through Neuse River Printing and Graphics.
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Monday, May 11, 2020
Submit your FREE graduation announcement to be included in the Thursday, June 18 edition of The Wake Weekly   Select your graduate's high school from the list, then follow the prompts to upload their photo and a personal message.This service is provided at no charge to this year's graduating class and their families thanks to the generous support of Southern Lux Living, Touchstone ...read more
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Belk will now be offering Contactless Curbside Pickup! Begins Wednesday, May 6 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM  They also have Daily Deals and Weekly Spotlights, which can be found at www.belk.com.  They recommend downloading the Belk app to receive all of the current offers on your mobile device. Current Coupons include: - 65% off regular/sale Belk Exclusive Brands (Crown & Ivy, New Directions, Kim ...read more
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
  To assist N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle customers dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a provision included in the COVID-19 bill signed into law Monday by Governor Cooper grants a five-month extension of the expiration date on more than two dozen DMV credentials.   The bill also allows the DMV to waive any penalties for a late registration renewal during the extension ...read more
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
FSI Office and Deflecto have partnered to offer a special order of items to help you do business better, safer and healthier.   These items will help your employees and customers keep a safe social distance now, or if you are preparing for the eventual reopening of your business, when the economy re-opens. Because these items are special order only you will need to place all orders directly ...read more
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
                                                                              Dear Rural Partners,   As you may know, the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program was launched by the NC Rural Center on March 24 with an initial allocation of $15 million provided by the Golden LEAF Foundation. The goal of the program was to provide emergency bridge loans to our state's ...read more
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
 
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
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Tuesday, May 05, 2020
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Monday, May 04, 2020
Downtown Zebulon - located in the public parking lot, adjacent to Pizza Amore, at the intersection of West Vance Street and North Arendell Avenue.Until further notice, the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market has been moved to a location staff can easily monitor to provide a safe space for residents to shop for local products in a timely manner.       UPDATE: 2020 season of the Zebulon Farm Fresh ...read more
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Due to the complexities of today’s crisis, we’re making an effort to send you daily encouragement and tips to thrive in this season.    Today’s tip:   Don’t Assume the Worst   The news is filled with predictions about both the trajectory of the coronavirus and its impact on the economy. Experts usually offer a range of possibilities, based on their calculations. Even so, our minds often ...read more
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
"In an effort to stay in close communication with each of you during the Covid-19 crisis, I thought you might find it helpful if I shared some of our daily employee podcasts with real-time information regarding what is happening throughout the WakeMed system with employees, volunteers, patients, testing, operations and other important items.  The two podcasts I have attached today feature Dr. ...read more
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
"In an effort to stay in close communication with each of you during the Covid-19 crisis, I thought you might find it helpful if I shared some of our daily employee podcasts with real-time information regarding what is happening throughout the WakeMed system with employees, volunteers, patients, testing, operations and other important items.  The two podcasts I have attached today feature Dr. ...read more
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  Since the founding of the very first Chamber of Commerce in 1599, Chambers have strived to build and support their local businesses and communities. Now, in the time of a global pandemic, the local Chambers of Eastern North Carolina are working collaboratively to help their members survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on businesses has been ...read more
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  Biblical TruthGiving is a gift.  For those of us who can give right now, let us rejoice in that opportunity... and do something with it. Two trending hashtags you may be seeing, #StimulusTithe and  #GivingTuesdayNow (May 5th) should get us all thinking. This is great way to support nonprofits as they serve.But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as ...read more
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
We are so excited that McClean's Ole Time Cafe is reopening! Check out their Facebook page for more information and the menu.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  "Welcome to Victory Lane Quick Oil Change here in Zebulon. As you can see we are next to McDonald’s, and we are happy to be here.    We are a family business: my wife and my son work in the business and my daughter is an external consultant, so we are a family business and we really love the opportunity to be here in Zebulon.    I’d like to say first, a lot of thanks. I have to thank my ...read more
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Performing Arts Carolina Ballet Though remaining programs have been postponed until next season, Carolina Ballet is providing past performances online for all to enjoy, updated weekly. Support Carolina Ballet online here. North Carolina Symphony Listen to the music of the North Carolina Symphony through a digital broadcast of their Education Concert provided free of charge for all ages. ...read more
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