Fifth Fridays bring angst

Many, many years ago I learned the little mnemonic: “Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, save February alone. To which we 28 assign, ’til Leap Year gives it 29.” With that, I have been able to keep up with the passing of time, and it has...

Bowl for charity Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Woman’s Club hosts a family-friendly Charity Bowl-A-Thon Sunday in two sessions, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., at Brooks Street Bowl, 413 S. Brooks St. in downtown Wake Forest. There is still time to register a team by choosing a name and having the team...

Why incumbents keep getting re-elected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at an historic low for a midterm-election year. Which...

Enough with big box shops

To the editor: I’m a customer of The Rolesville Weekly. When I am reading, as I do each week, I truly look forward to the outstanding job each one puts into the entire paper.  As a small business owner for over 50 years, I for sure can relate to another big box store coming into...

History museum offers much to do in August

RALEIGH — There’s a lot to do and see at the N.C. Museum of History in August. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free on the weekends. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St. downtown. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or see ncmuseumofhistory.org....