Press association award goes to Marilyn Avila

Guest editorial by Beth Grace and Jessica Kennedy N.C. Press Association N.C. Rep. Marilyn Avila has been chosen to receive the prestigious North Carolina Press Association’s (NCPA) Lassiter Award to honor her strong and courageous battle to keep government open to the people....
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This Week in History — Jan. 9, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The mercury in Wake Forest fell to as low as 9 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend, causing water pipes to freeze and burst in houses all over town and in a dormitory...

News items, bad and good

by Russell Capps As one follows the news events from day to day, it appears the bad news means more to the media than any good news. As we address some current happenings, let’s begin with coverage of a bad focus. Highly-touted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has written books. His...

Mobile home sales tax goes up

by Scott Mooneyham Now into the new tax year, state legislators are hearing another round of complaints about their tax changes, these involving how mobile and modular homes are taxed. On New Year’s Day, the cost of mobile and modular homes jumped as the state began applying the...