No fix for the gas tax

by Scott Mooneyham As legislators approved major changes to the state’s tax code this summer, some spoke about the legislation being only the first step to rework North Carolina’s tax structure. In political circles, the talk elicited plenty of skepticism. Lawmakers had already...

What McCrory is counting on

by John Hood When the July jobs report for North Carolina came out last week, showing an uptick in the unemployment rate, all the usual suspects said all the usual things. Republicans whose main focus is national politics blamed President Barack Obama. Democrats who main focus is...

Brushing aside the governor, again

by Chris Fitzsimon (Editor’s note — this column was written Friday before Tuesday’s vote that overrode the governor’s vetoes) It now seems very likely that Republican lawmakers will ignore the wishes of Republican Governor Pat McCrory next week and vote to override his vetoes of...
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This Week in History — Sept. 5, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1963 •Dr. George R. Beasley-Murray, principal of Spurgeon’s College in London, England, delivered the convocation lecture as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary opened its...

Sarah Edwards Peoples, 91

Sarah Edwards Peoples, 91, of Louisburg died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Louisburg Nursing Center. She was born March 25, 1922 to the late Isham Hamlin and Lula Ethel Dunn Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lassiter Peoples, Sr. She...