A star on and off the field

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Oftentimes in life you get to run into truly remarkable people. Among the talent pool that is Wake Forest High School, there is an individual who stands out. Senior Bryce Love is a top-ranked running back at 5 feet, 9-inches, 180 pounds, a track and...

Spending has diminishing returns

by John Hood One of my favorite modern historians, the late Rufus Fears at the University of Oklahoma, was fond of saying that “ideas make history.” University of Chicago professor and North Carolina native Richard Weaver expressed a similar view in his famous 1948 book Ideas...

Franklinton gets much-needed win

Franklinton 3 Bunn 1 by Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — Determination, perseverance — what else could you ask for on Senior Night? Those are the traits that best described the Franklinton volleyball team Oct. 9 as they defeated their rival Bunn at home, 3-1. It was the last regular...

Questions raise more red flags about vouchers

by Chris Fitzsimon The more details you hear about the state’s startlingly unaccountable private school voucher scheme and the questionable schools now receiving taxpayer money, the more troubling it all seems. In an election year dominated by a back-and-forth over education...

Rhea Bhatia drives away the competition

by Marty Simpkins Heritage has one of the best golfers in the county, and her name is Rhea Bhatia. She is a senior who has committed to Queens University in Charlotte and will be playing for their golf team next year. After being the big star at Heritage, Bhatia will get a...