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Farmers market begins summer hours

WAKE FOREST — Starting Saturday, The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon for its regular season. Customers may purchase local beef, chicken, lamb, goat and duck meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, gluten-free baked goods, herbs and soon — hot house tomatoes...

Autism expo this weekend

RALEIGH — The annual Autism Expo will take place at the N.C. fairgrounds in Raleigh Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In an effort to unite families with questions and experts with answers, speakers will cover topics including a variety of therapies, Individual Education...

Sam’s Club unappealing

To the editor:   I read the recent article in The Wake Forest Weekly about the proposal to build a Sam’s Club off Caveness Farms Avenue directly behind the already-established parent-owned Walmart Store. Several things concern me about the location. Anyone who has dined at...

Neediest ignored

To the editor:   In response to Senator Neal Hunt’s letter in the March 20 Wake Weekly, if the actions supported by Senator Hunt during the last session of the Legislature are any indication of the benefits that decentralizing the power of the federal government brings, then...

Give the president more power

by John Hood Congress should give President Barack Obama more power — when it comes to the issue of free trade, that is. Conservatives and constitutionalists are rightly concerned about recent arrogations or abuse of power by the executive branch. They should demand greater...

Dead iron becomes a pressing issue

by Jean McCamy I have never been fond of irons. I think this may be hereditary because I always understood that my maternal grandmother warned my father, before marriage, that while my mother was a very bright and talented woman, she would be a total disaster where ironing his...

Turning up the heat on Wos

by Scott Mooneyham In Congress, the drama of a committee hearing where lawmakers get into confrontational question-and-answer sessions with those testifying before them are not so unusual. In the North Carolina General Assembly, that kind of contentiousness is rare. Any...

Retired executives help new biz

To the editor:   National Volunteer Week is April 6-12. This year marks its 40th anniversary, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing the country’s volunteers for their vital contributions. This year’s theme is Celebrate Service. One volunteer group that...

Museum a town gem

To the editor:   “Preserve And Share Wake Forest’s Heritage” is the vision statement you will find on the Wake Forest Historical Museum’s informational brochures, pens, pencils and key chains. The society truly lives its vision and mission. Our town has many gems, and the...