Opportunity Scholarship program a ruse

To the editor: John Hood’s article on school choice (The Wake Weekly, May 8) would have one believe that the Opportunity Scholarship program, which is now being contested in court, was the legislature’s magnanimous effort to provide poor parents the chance to send their children...
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Soil & Water Conservation District recognizes winners

LOUISBURG — Forty-one Franklin County students in grades 3-9 were recognized, some receiving cash awards, at the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District’s 18th Annual Awards presentation April 28 at Terrell Lane Middle School. The students submitted posters or essays,...
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Seniors lead charge on recognition night

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy soccer team rolled to a 9-0 victory over non-conference opponent Louisburg High School on Friday, closing out their 2014 regular season. It was also senior recognition night and two of the four honored...

To honor their comrades

Members of Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8466 decorate the graves of fellow veterans at the Wake Forest Cemetery in preparation for last weekend’s cemetery tour. On Memorial Day all veterans’ graves in 15 cemeteries in the area will display the flags....

Strong copyright law supports journalism, informed communities

By Caroline Little Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their tax dollars. Sports reporters document the successes of the high school team....