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...

Bid local, save money

To the editor: You would think the public school systems in North Carolina would jump at the chance to save multiple millions on school construction. However, school systems, including the Wake County Public Schools System (WCPSS), are using a bidding process that costs a minimum...
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Upton on board with the Midshipmen

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKEFIELD — Pursuing a military career, Heritage’s Graham Upton will be attending the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in the fall after signing in February to play baseball with the Midshipmen.  Upton was initially offered the scholarship in January...

Legislators improve reading initiative

The General Assembly did something unusual June 5. Legislators admitted there were problems with a law enacted in 2012, worked in a bipartisan fashion to amend it, and probably saved what is an important, well-meaning initiative from causing more harm than good. Read to Achieve,...