DPI budget cuts: Rhetoric and reality

by Terry Stoops Earlier this year, the North Carolina General Assembly mandated that the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) trim its budget by 10 percent. Legislators observed that the $70 million agency had become too bureaucratic to be effective in their role of...

New jobs partnership off to strong start on transparency

by Patrick Gannon The state’s new, private job-recruiting and marketing agency appears to be starting off on the right foot when it comes to transparency. The nonprofit Economic Development Partnership (EDP) of North Carolina, which opened its doors in Cary last week, plans to...

Candlelight vigil for victims tonight

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Safe Space of Franklin County, a non-profit organization that assists domestic violence victims and their children, will hold its 16th annual candlelight vigil tonight (Thursday), to honor victims of domestic violence. The vigil begins at 5:30 p.m. on the steps...

Wakefield gets revenge against Cougars

Wakefield 7 Wake Forest 2 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH – David Adams’ first career hat trick lifted the Wakefield soccer team over rival Wake Forest Oct. 8 at home, 7-2. After losing to the Cougars earlier in the season, Wakefield got their revenge in a big way, but Coach C.J....

Journaling needs consistency, storage space

News and Views by Jean McCamy I have always wanted to be a journalist — the kind who keeps a journal of daily events and observations. As a little girl, I regularly added a diary to my Christmas list, and I regularly got those little books with a lock and key and space to fill a...