Wake Forest Police reports 12-26

  Arrests •Shunda Denise Bland, 31, 319 W. Chestnut Ave., was arrested by Officer J.L. Chitwood at 225 S. Taylor St. and charged with armed with a dangerous weapon serious injury and communicating threats. She was taken to Wake County jail and held on a $43,000 bond. Dec....
Posted On 26 Dec 2013

Treatment could be key in Crisis Solutions Initiative

by Lee Brett Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the Crisis Solutions Initiative, a new state effort aimed at addressing the failures of Gov. Easley’s 2001 mental health reforms. Following the announcement, the Civitas Institute called on the McCrory...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas to all

by Jean McCamy   Every year, I write a Christmas poem to go in my grown children’s stockings. Some poems are funny, some serious, and some are much better than others. This year I think my muse is on holiday, but still, I’ll share with you as well, as I wish each of you a...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013

We won’t buy this lemon

by John Hood As the costly implementation of the perversely named Affordable Care Act continues to baffle, disappoint, and enrage the public, a collection of government vendors and left-wing groups has settled on a brilliant political strategy: castigate North Carolina for...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013

At Jordan Lake, the evasion begins

by Scott Mooneyham Last spring, as state legislators prepared to stop tougher development rules upstream of central North Carolina’s Jordan Lake, I noted how George Orwell saw politics as descending into “evasion” because the truth was often “too brutal for most people to face.”...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013