Jobs bill in House is right thing to do

To the editor: The great North State has had a long and rich tradition of manufacturing, which has served us well.  Over the past couple of decades, we have begun transitioning away from that tradition, but there is some good news for some of these traditional companies. ...

Educational bureaucracy needs fixing

To the editor: Here we are again. With the start of a new legislative session, the debate on education reform has returned to center stage. We both know it’s hardly a dialogue. It’s intractable trench warfare. And it’s exhausting, isn’t it? I think it is because we’re arguing in...

Set higher standard for N.C.

Think that the quality of political debate is low and declining? I agree. For a recent, telling example of the problem, consider the debate about North Carolina’s participation in Common Core. Some years ago, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State...

Parks and Recreation Briefs – May 29, 2014

WAKE FOREST — Youth and adult fall baseball and softball registration in Wake Forest begins June 2. Applications for youth baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 6-16 will be accepted through June 30. The in-town registration fee is $40 and the out-of-town fee is $80. The...