Jason Brown swaps the football field for a field of sweet potatoes

Ex-NFLer Jason Brown works in the rear of a truck on his First Fruits Farm in Louisburg

Jason Brown was one of NFL’s best centers. His football career started at UNC-Chapel Hill, and after graduation he played for the Baltimore Ravens before becoming the starting center for the St. Louis Rams.



Local teachers, counselor honored for excellence

Teachers are just one part of the Wake County Public School System, and they are celebrated each year through the Teacher of the Year program. Nominated by their peers, the best and the brightest vie for the coveted title and for the opportunity to be a spokesperson for the profession and the district.



Locally Made Desserts? Sweet!

Part Six of a Series on Local Food Sourcing

Owner Buck Buchanan, left, of Lumpy's Ice Cream in Wake Forest, along with manager Kyle Darling samples batches of ice cream each day measuring the taste for consistency in flavor, quality, and texture. Photo by Jeanne E. Fredriksen.

Named after Lumpy Rutherford of “Leave It to Beaver,” Lumpy’s is a business that owner Buck Buchanan grew slowly and carefully.



The Purple Shoe in Zebulon gives back to the community

The Purple Shoe in Zebulon

The Purple Shoe of Zebulon is a nonprofit thrift shop that operates strictly on donations from the community so women can shop and get great bargains. The shop also helps women who are victims of domestic violence.



Wake Tech Classes Help Those Seeking Employment

Weary job seekers can be overwhelmed by the options and opportunities when job hunting. Job boards are filled with positions, and yet so many find the process tedious and often not fruitful. The State of North Carolina has developed a program with this in mind to offer help to the unemployed in need of guidance, understanding and assistance.



Local Area Summer Camp Directory

Camps and classes for your child’s summer



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