Economy boosts GOP prospects

Gov. Pat McCrory and the GOP-led state legislature are at odds over the budget, Medicaid reform, Common Core and other issues. Conservatives are disappointed with the McCrory administration’s continued defense of corporate incentives. Senators disagree with the House budget’s...
off

My World Cup runneth over

Have you ever gone on a long trip and when you finally lie down and close your eyes, you see little white highway lines on the inside of your eyelids? Soccer balls work the same way. I have blissfully watched so many soccer games lately that I see white swirly balls whenever I...
off

Red Sox finish perfect

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Parks and Recreation Leonard Builders Red Sox finished the spring baseball season with a perfect record of 10-0.  Playing for the Red Sox are, from front left, Jamaal McKoy, Sean Nock, Brandon Howard, Owen Kesler, Dominic Piacenti, middle, Hunter Goss,...

Barber passionate, unrealistic

To the editor: Voters elected Republicans majorities to the General Assembly in 2010, and again in 2012, based on a platform to revitalize North Carolina’s economy, jumpstart job growth and balance a $2.5 billion dollar deficit we inherited. We promised to reduce the state tax...

Franklinton police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 13-21 Arrests No arrests reported. Incidents •A driver traveling on South Main Street reportedly had his vehicle shot at with a BB gun. Damage was visible on left rear passenger door and rear hatch back door. June 20, 6:30 p.m. •An employee of Cruizers on South Main...