Wake board overreaches in touting Common Core

Recently Wake County School Board member Jim Martin called current legislative efforts to correct Common Core problems “very much a political overreach.” According to news reports, Martin then fired this shot: “It’s not clear that the folks writing this legislation know what...
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The sound of fireworks not music to my ears

I realized long ago that I am missing a few of the usual girl genes. I really don’t miss the shopping gene or the pedicure gene or the spa gene or the gym gene. I hate shopping and only do it when absolutely necessary, and usually in stores small enough for me to see the front...
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Serve a different plate

As often happens at the North Carolina General Assembly, the new fiscal year has begun with the House and Senate not yet finished with a budget-adjustment bill. Medicaid funding, teacher compensation and a few other issues continue to divide the two chambers. Call me odd — it’ll...

Illegal fireworks cause flashbacks

To the editor: I feel compelled to remind my neighbors that airborne or projectile fireworks are illegal in North Carolina.  I must say that July 4th and New Year’s bring out the illegal fireworks and my neighbors don’t mind  conducting an aerial bombardment of my neighborhood...

Planning hearing one-sided

To the editor: I watched the recent Wake Forest Planning Board meeting online and observed what I felt was a one-sided argument in favor of the applicant for a Special Use Permit.  I find it curious that the town attorney, planning board chairman and the mayor went to great...