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We come in all shapes and sizes

One of the genres I haven’t really talked about yet is honestly one of the largest in PC gaming. I’m talking about Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing games, or MMORPGs for short. Thanks to one of our readers, Josh Hartley, it was brought to my attention. To start off, I...

Wake board overreaches in touting Common Core

Recently Wake County School Board member Jim Martin called current legislative efforts to correct Common Core problems “very much a political overreach.” According to news reports, Martin then fired this shot: “It’s not clear that the folks writing this legislation know what...

The sound of fireworks not music to my ears

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy I realized long ago that I am missing a few of the usual girl genes. I really don’t miss the shopping gene or the pedicure gene or the spa gene or the gym gene. I hate shopping and only do it when absolutely necessary, and usually in stores small...

Serve a different plate

As often happens at the North Carolina General Assembly, the new fiscal year has begun with the House and Senate not yet finished with a budget-adjustment bill. Medicaid funding, teacher compensation and a few other issues continue to divide the two chambers. Call me odd — it’ll...

Illegal fireworks cause flashbacks

To the editor: I feel compelled to remind my neighbors that airborne or projectile fireworks are illegal in North Carolina.  I must say that July 4th and New Year’s bring out the illegal fireworks and my neighbors don’t mind  conducting an aerial bombardment of my neighborhood...

Planning hearing one-sided

To the editor: I watched the recent Wake Forest Planning Board meeting online and observed what I felt was a one-sided argument in favor of the applicant for a Special Use Permit.  I find it curious that the town attorney, planning board chairman and the mayor went to great...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 10, 2014

Reported June 30-July 7 Arrests •Courtney Nicole Burgess, 26, 5353 N.C. 56, Castalia, was arrested at home and served with a felony warrant for obtaining property through false pretense. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500 bond. July 6, 11 a.m. •Renni...