Fun Facts about America’s National Anthem

July 4, 2014 marks the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Fireworks will illuminate the night sky, the rich smell of barbecue will be in the air, and the country will be awash in red, white and blue splendor. Chances are the swelling melody ...

Minimum wage does maximum harm

A minimum wage law, in essence, outlaws employ-ment. If two parties volun-tarily agree to trade money for labor, they should be free from government interference to determine at what rate this exchange should take place. Limiting opportunities for exchange does not make people...

Latest budget cuts hit a sour note

I have a long history with the North Carolina education system. I went through public school in Wake Forest. My children went to school here, and I have grandchildren currently enrolled. My parents were both teachers, and while I didn’t follow them into the teaching profession, I...

To pay more, employ fewer

If Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly enact a 2014-15 budget that eliminates some government positions in order to fund pay raises for other government employees, they’ll get criticized in the usual manner by the usual people. So what? Such a decision would be consistent...

Vote ‘no’ to tax hike

To the editor: Once again, I address you regarding discussion of a tax increase for the purpose of funding an out-of-town fire station that is not needed and should not be funded by residents of Wake Forest. A map depicting the service area of the proposed station plainly shows...