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Foreclosure fraud finally being fought

To the Editor: Hats off to The Franklin Weekly for the story about the clerk of superior court for Franklin County examining her foreclosure proceedings. This story is about educating the residents of Franklin and surrounding counties about the fraud still very much driving our...

Conservatives push for progress

by John Hood In Raleigh, the conservatives are confidently progressive and the progressives are desperately conservative. The modern-day conservatives who inhabit the General Assembly, the executive branch and other institutions believe that the state’s best days still lay ahead....

Killers get out of jail on weekends

by Angela Hight Imagine that one of your loved ones had been murdered and your family had undergone the long ordeal of watching a trial. The murderer has been sentenced and (you think) is in jail for the rest of his life. All of a sudden on a Saturday morning trip to the grocery...

Common core and other threats

by Russell Capps Unwelcome surprises are constantly being sprung upon us every day. There’s this fairly new concept called “Common Core” being pushed upon the states by the feds to take more control of our children. I would suspect that very few folks even have heard of it at...

McCrory’s semantic gymnastics around his promises

by Chris Fitzsimon Gov. Pat McCrory didn’t offer many specifics during his campaign for governor, but he was clear about a few things. Two of them were that he supported an overhaul of the state tax code that was revenue neutral and that he would not sign legislation putting any...