What’s behind China’s economic boom? — Dr. Mike Walden, N.C. Economics

When I was growing up in the 1950s, China was our political enemy. My uncle, who lived next to my family, had fought the Chinese army in Korea, so nothing positive was said about China during family gatherings. Our political relationship with China changed in 1972, when President...
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Local dog has loyal fans

(Editor’s note — writer preferred to stay anonymous, but wanted to share how special Radar is.) WAKE FOREST — The Bynum family has been operating a plant stand on the corner of Capital Boulevard and Burlington Mills Road in Wake Forest at the same location for the past 19 years....
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Wake Forest poised for economic resurgence

—Story and photo by David Leone WAKE FOREST — It’s nice to be on top. Ted Abernathy, Executive Director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, probably didn’t startle anyone at the annual State of the Chamber luncheon Tuesday when he described the struggles North Carolina — and...
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The sun will come out

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Thanks to another sunny day, Joyner Park was the place to be Sunday afternoon for the outdoor concert series Six Sundays in Spring, presented by Wake Forest ARTS. Deneil Williams dances with his dog, Friday, his wife, Carmen, and their daughter...
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Seal shows up on shore

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — When Brigs Restaurant of Wake Forest food and beverage Manager Jason Kelly went fishing at Freeman Park in Carolina Beach May 22, he hooked a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Kelly and a fishing buddy spotted a gray seal that had made its way down to...