It’s time to drop the rhetoric

The kerfuffle over the possibility of Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) locating a fire station on Jenkins Road is slipping out of hand. There is a principle in debate called Godwin’s Law that goes something like: The longer or more heated a discussion grows, the more likely it...

Cooper looks ready to launch

by Scott Mooneyham Roy Cooper has touched this button before. He’s never actually pushed it. By all accounts, he plans to do so this time around. Prominent political insiders in Raleigh had been saying for weeks that the four-term state attorney general was going to get into the...

Capitol hijinks a mess for everyone

by Jean McCamy It’s so embarrassing. We have international visitors and here is the United States with its pants down, oops, no, sorry, with its government down. Not exactly an easy little faux pas to ignore or explain away, is it? I frankly can’t think of any explanation for how...

ACA advocates can’t argue with facts

To the editor: Last week, a couple of letters to the editor attacked Rep. Chris Malone for his stance on the Affordable Care Act. N.C. Rep. Malone stated that some of the promises were already being broken and cited actual numbers. He pointed out that the law was no longer the...

Local USDA office closed, phones open

LOUISBURG — Due to the current Federal Government shutdown, the USDA-NRCS Louisburg Field Office is closed. The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District is open and can be reached at 919-526-2550. Additionally, the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board will...