EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS: Mortal Kombat, wings, a job fair and Christian art

Jun. 16, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

I've been doing this column for a few months now and have had only a handful of reports to give about downtown Sanford. This week, that handful's getting bigger.

On Tuesday, Sanford got big news when the first wings place opened in town in who-knows-how-long. Wing Time Cafe is located at 103 Wicker St., previously the short-lived home of The Fat Cajun.

There have been places to get wings around town for years, but this is first restaurant dedicated primarily to the deliciously messy food. They've got about two dozen flavors, from sweet to savory to spicy. The menu also includes burgers, sandwiches, fish, appetizers and even a few Korean dishes, and there's beer on tap to compliment the televisions and sports memorabilia. The restaurant, located at the corner of Wicker Street and Moore St., is closed on Mondays but is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A block away, on the corner of Steele Street and Carthage Street, Steele Magnolia's Thrift Store opened Monday selling everything from furniture to glassware and even a Mortal Kombat arcade game machine. Co-owners Lainey Prokop and Amy Fortenberry said they have vintage collectibles, home decor, antiques and more, and will also do restorations and chalk painting on furniture people bring in themselves.

The store, located next to Temple Theatre at 132 Carthage St., is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 12-5 p.m.

Also downtown, Dana Atkins said her Red Sofa Bistro and Bar, located next to her Added Accents store on Steele Street, will likely open at the end of the month.

In other news...

Nurse recruitment fair: Harnett Health is hiring nursing staff to fill positions at its new Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington, and it will hold a recruitment fair from 9 a.m. to noon June 22 in the lobby of the hospital, located at 215 Brightwater Drive, Lillington. According to a press release, the hospital is looking to hire several different types of nurses, but mainly medical-surgery and emergency nurses. Candidates can apply at www.myharnetthealth.org and should also bring their cover letter and resume to the recruitment fair.

Art and music, the Christian way: A new Lillington business, ElevenOne Studios, teaches painting and drawing as well as music lessons for stringed instruments such as violin, viola, cello and bass. Classes will be held for various ages to adult at the studio, located at 10 W. Front St. in Lillington. Classes will begin July 8th and schedules are posted at www.elevenonestudios.com. According to instructor Brandi Neighbors, "students are challenged and encouraged to produce excellence for the glory of God." She can be reached at (910) 574-4985.