Archives: September 2013

65th Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 26th, marks the opening of the 65th annual Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. You’ll find entertainment, thrilling rides, a wide variety of foods, interesting exhibits, farm animals, tractors, and much more at the Wayne Fair. The Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair is an annual event that brings families and friends together each fall. Laugh, dance, win and play – come […]


Fall Fest 2013 At Mount Olive College

Fall is here so mark your calendars to celebrate this Friday, September 27th, at Mount Olive College’s Fall Fest Concert featuring Grammy-winning alternative-rock band Switchfoot. Some of the most popular hit singles by this 11 time GMA Dove award winning group include:  “Dare You to Move”, “You”, “This is Home”, “Meant to Live”, and “Love is […]


Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Music fans rejoice: the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival is taking over downtown Raleigh this weekend! The main stages at the Raleigh Convention Center and Red Hat Amphitheater will host some of the biggest names in bluegrass including: Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Gibson Brothers, Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters and more! Music […]


Existing Home Sales Up In August

Existing home sales in August reached their highest volume in 6 years according to a report by the National Association of Realtors. Single-family homes, townhomes, and condos rose 1.7% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, which represents the fastest pace since February of 2007. Industry analysts are expecting sales to […]


Home Building Starts Up

Home builders in the U.S broke ground in August on the most single-family homes in six months and requested permits to construct even more in future months. The data would suggest that housing remains a driver of economic growth despite higher mortgage rates. According to the Commerce Department, construction of single-family homes started rose to 628,000 […]


Foreclosure Crisis May Be Drawing To A Close

The number of foreclosure filings hit its lowest level in almost 8 years in August according to industry marketer RealtyTrac. August’s foreclosure filings fell 44% to 55, 575, which is just below the 56,063 that were recorded in October of 2005. Rising home prices and a sizable decline in underwater homeowners has helped stem the […]




Raleigh/Cary Great For Recent Grads

The Raleigh-Cary market ranks as the sixth-best job market for educated jobs when adjusted for a metro area’s size and existing workforce. A new study by The Atlantic charted the best metro areas for recent college graduates looking for work, using data from labor market data group EMSI. The group adjusted for what they called the “local quotient”, and […]


NC Big On Solar

North Carolina has been ranked second in new solar capacity in the United States for the second quarter, says research organization NPD Solarbuzz. California led the way, not surprisingly, installing 521 megawatts of new solar capacity in the quarter.  North Carolina is well-covered in Solarbuzz’s just released solar industry publication, North America PV Markets Quarterly, for the second quarter. It notes […]