Saving his corner of the world

I blame it on my years working for this newspaper, when it was my job to talk to strangers and ask questions, but I can’t seem to help speaking to people while standing in line, sitting in a waiting room, wandering through a museum or wherever. That’s how I met the man who is...

Teacher salary studies not unified

To the editor: When I went to my mailbox today and opened up The Franklin Weekly, I was appalled by the opinion piece by John Hood titled, “Pay Teachers for Results, Not Degrees.” This article is just another example of how teachers are subjected to policymakers’ poorly informed...

Opportunity Scholarship program a ruse

To the editor: John Hood’s article on school choice (The Wake Weekly, May 8) would have one believe that the Opportunity Scholarship program, which is now being contested in court, was the legislature’s magnanimous effort to provide poor parents the chance to send their children...
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Soil & Water Conservation District recognizes winners

LOUISBURG — Forty-one Franklin County students in grades 3-9 were recognized, some receiving cash awards, at the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District’s 18th Annual Awards presentation April 28 at Terrell Lane Middle School. The students submitted posters or essays,...