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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...

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...

Chief: Tax will save lives

Early gets three tentative votes toward building new station. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — By a show of hands Tuesday, three out of five town commissioners informally agreed to raise taxes by 1 cent per $100 in assessed property value. That would be $20 extra for a $200,000...
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Pate’s great race

Last fall, Brian Pate, right, the announcer at Heritage High football games, was chided by defensive tackle Justin “Cheeto” Nwachukwu, left, about his weight. Since then, he’s been in training. Pate, who has Lupus, gave up drinking Mountain Dew, began to run and slimmed down 60...

Senior prank ends in suspension

Grassroots campaign afoot to ‘Let Them Walk’ at graduation. By David Leone BUNN — A campaign is afoot to try to get Bunn High School Principal Robin Faulkner to change her mind to not allow three seniors to attend graduation ceremonies Saturday following the egging of the gym...
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This week in history – June 12, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wake County commissioners are resolved to hire a county manager. Until now, the administrative duties for running the county government have been handled by Commissioner...
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Buddies wanted for Brooke’s Bash

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Two years ago, the community in and around Rolesville came together to raise money for Brooke Parrish a then-12-year-old with a rare liver disorder, in need of transplant. Two years later, Brooke still needs the transplant and is on the liver...