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Economy boosts GOP prospects

Gov. Pat McCrory and the GOP-led state legislature are at odds over the budget, Medicaid reform, Common Core and other issues. Conservatives are disappointed with the McCrory administration’s continued defense of corporate incentives. Senators disagree with the House budget’s...

My World Cup runneth over

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy Have you ever gone on a long trip and when you finally lie down and close your eyes, you see little white highway lines on the inside of your eyelids? Soccer balls work the same way. I have blissfully watched so many soccer games lately that I see...
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Red Sox finish perfect

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Parks and Recreation Leonard Builders Red Sox finished the spring baseball season with a perfect record of 10-0.  Playing for the Red Sox are, from front left, Jamaal McKoy, Sean Nock, Brandon Howard, Owen Kesler, Dominic Piacenti, middle, Hunter Goss,...

Barber passionate, unrealistic

To the editor: Voters elected Republicans majorities to the General Assembly in 2010, and again in 2012, based on a platform to revitalize North Carolina’s economy, jumpstart job growth and balance a $2.5 billion dollar deficit we inherited. We promised to reduce the state tax...

James Robert Smith, 83

James Robert Smith, 83, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 16, 1930, in Wake County, to the late Benjamin and Lillie Hartsfield Smith. He is survived by his wife, Ella B. Smith, of Wake Forest; 10 children, Lawrence Williams and...

Patrick Lee “Rick” Williams, 70

Patrick Lee “Rick” Williams, 70, of Wake Forest, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his home. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sept. 21, 1943, to the late Richard Carlisle Williams and Patricia Ann Graves Brown. Mr. Williams received his undergraduate degree from the...

Fred Eaton, 79

Fred “Freddie” Eaton, 79, of Bunn, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Wortham, of Youngsville; two sons, Kenneth Eaton, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Richard Eaton, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Ruby Youman, of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Jesse...

Dan T. Cash

On the morning of June 24, 2014, Dan Cash, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully at his home after a three-year battle with lung cancer, with his beloved wife, Kay Bailey Cash, at his side. Dan loved people, and nothing made him happier than to greet a friend. He spent most of...

Jerry Duane Miller Jr., 56

Jerry D. Miller Jr., of Miami, Fla., formerly of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the V.A. Hospital in Durham. He was born July 6, 1957, to Jerry D. Miller Sr. and Nancy S. Miller in Chateauroux, France, and he served in the U.S. Army. Jerry is survived by his...