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A conservative views Moral Monday

by John Hood Any political movement that can turn out tens of thousands of protesters on a chilly morning in February must be deemed impressive. To this conservative, the 2014 edition of Historic Thousands on Jones Street — an annual march through downtown Raleigh initiated by...

Why is unemployment still so high?

By Mike Walden There’s good news and bad news about the North Carolina job market. The good news: More jobs have been created in recent years. Since the job market began to turn around in early 2010, both monthly surveys of the labor market in the state show job and employment...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports Feb. 20, 2014

Arrests •Victor Loretto Matzner, 48, 1304 Bethlehem Road, Youngsville, was arrested on Bethlehem Road and charged with assault on a female. He was taken to jail and held on 48-hour domestic hold. Deputy B. Lester, Feb. 15, 10:06 p.m. •Jonathan Wayne Edwards, 35, 4036 U.S. 1...
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Cold outside? It’s time to plant potatoes

By Charlotte Glen Horticulture Agent N.C. Cooperative Extension RALEIGH — Potatoes are one of my favorite crops to grow in the spring garden. No matter what your age, nothing is more fun than digging potatoes from the soil – it’s like a tiny treasure hunt! And the taste of home...

Wake Forest police reports Feb. 20, 2014

Arrests •Charles Thomas Graber, 22, 1337 Lindenberg Square, was arrested at home and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree trespassing. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $1,000 bond. Officer N.S. Dillard, Feb. 17, 11:18 p.m. •Jacqueline...

Help with hazard mitigation planning

WAKE FOREST — Wake County is working with Wake Forest and its other municipalities to develop a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan to identify and assess the community’s natural hazard risks and determine how to best minimize and manage those risks. An established plan...
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Learn about shiitake mushrooms

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A shiitake mushroom workshop is scheduled Feb. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Franklin County Farmers Market Shelter in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. Participants should bring two to four freshly cut oak or sweet gum logs cut from live...
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Take care of ice damaged trees correctly

By Charlotte Glen Special to The Wake Weekly RALEIGH — Freezing rain builds up on tree limbs, causing trees to bend and twist. The weight of ice may also cause limbs to break or topple whole trees. How you deal with damaged trees after the ice melts will impact their health now...

School Briefs Feb. 20, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org.   Franklinton High happenings •Support Franklinton High School by linking your store card at Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Target. A percentage...