Pesticide alternatives at market

WAKE FOREST — This Saturday’s Wake Forest Farmer’s Market features information by Toxic Free NC.  Toxic Free NC fights pesticide pollution in North Carolina by advocating for common-sense alternatives that protect residents’ health and environment. Shoppers also have the...

From shopping bags to diesel fuel

My household accumulates quite a number of plastic shopping bags. Most come home with me from the grocery store. I use them to line the little garbage pail that sits under the kitchen sink and the wastebasket that’s in the bathroom. I also have the joy of using them to pick up...

McCrory gets ambitious on teacher pay

Gov. Pat McCrory mentioned the word himself when he announced his pay plan for teachers: respect. A lot of teachers around the state don’t feel like they have received much of that R-E-S-P-E-C-T from state policymakers lately. McCrory’s teacher pay plan might help to salve some...

Wake crime – May 15, 2014

Falls •Daryl Angelo Shropshire, Jr., 33, 2401 Gaheris Court, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by N.C. Department of Public Safety Officer J.A. Cunningham at the Wake County jail and charged with a probation violation. He is awaiting trial at the jail on a $200,000 secured bond....

The play’s not the thing

Puzzled by the past several months of histrionics about North Carolina’s election-law changes? You’re hardly alone. By any objective standard, the Voter Identification and Verification Act enacted last year was commonsensical in structure and modest in potential effects. Most...