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Bear sightings prompt reminders

RALEIGH — The recent encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and last week’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind the public that people can co-exist...

Swim week makes a splash

More than 60 children and dozens of volunteers joined together each night to make the June 2-6 YMCA Splash Week at Holding Pool a resounding success. Children from outreach programs like Y Learning, Camp High Hopes and the Boys & Girls Club, as well as some adults, were...
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On Patrol: Police crackdown on drugs continues

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police apprehended two suspects this week wanted in connection with two separate cases of major drug crimes. Johnnie Ray Johnson, 54, was arrested at his home, 133 N. Allen Road, and charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver...

Fish for free on the Fourth

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing July 4 — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina — residents and non-residents alike — may fish in any public body of water, including...

Children’s interactive theater returns Wednesday

WAKE FOREST — Many Wake Forest parents have grown up hearing the dopey vulture on The Bugs Bunny Show exclaim that, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” Next Wednesday’s Forest Moon Children’s Interactive Theater presentation of “Attack of the Ugg...

Brooke’s Buddy Bash is Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Join Brooke Parrish and her Buddies Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rolesville town hall, 502 Southtown Circle, for a fundraising bash that promises to be a blast. Brooke’s Buddies Bash will raise funds for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) which in turn...

Minimum wage does maximum harm

A minimum wage law, in essence, outlaws employ-ment. If two parties volun-tarily agree to trade money for labor, they should be free from government interference to determine at what rate this exchange should take place. Limiting opportunities for exchange does not make people...
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Latest budget cuts hit a sour note

I have a long history with the North Carolina education system. I went through public school in Wake Forest. My children went to school here, and I have grandchildren currently enrolled. My parents were both teachers, and while I didn’t follow them into the teaching profession, I...

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...