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Good high court: Legislature got it right

Civitas Institute by Sue Myrick On Oct. 8 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld North Carolina’s new elections reform legisla-tion, effectively reversing a ruling in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the provisions of the Voter Identification and Verification Act (VIVA). The...

Does North Carolina need more frequent campaign finance reporting?

Capitol Press Association by Patrick Gannon With just a few days remaining before Election Day, voters have little chance of learning exactly how General Assembly candidates spent their campaign cash or who gave it to them. That’s because state legislative candidates only have to...

Find your Destiny

Local Gamers by David Allen This week is a bit unique for Local Gamers. My counterpart Gordon Coleman and his console-centered columns will be absent as he is off enjoying a vacation. To try and make up for his absence I will be writing a longer column about a game we’ve both...

Cougars scatter the Pride

Wake Forest 35 Leesville 18 By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — A three-year losing streak was broken Friday night as Wake Forest’s football team defeated their longtime rival Leesville 35-18 on homecoming night. The game started off a little rocky for the Cougars, as they...

Wakefield tennis brings home a champion

WAKEFIELD — State champions are rare stars on the field. They only come around every once in a while and this year Wakefield High School girls tennis has another one. Junior Susanne Boyden was the only player to make it into states this year from the Wolverine squad, and she made...

Louisburg College awarded grant

LOUISBURG — The Cannon Foundation has awarded Louisburg College a grant of $50,000 to help support renovations to the music wing of the Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex. The Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex is named in memory of a former trustee of the College and lifelong Louisburg...

Heritage gassed out on senior night against Broughton

Heritage 2 Broughton 5 by Marty Simpkins Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — After winning two back-to-back games, the Huskies came up short against the Broughton Capitals, 5-2 on Oct. 22. It was Senior Night for Heritage and 11 seniors got to play soccer in their last regular season home...

It’s a great time to get away — from the TV

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy We spent last week in Knoxville, Tenn., a city I have often driven past but never visited before. It was a domestic Friendship Force exchange, and we stayed with a lovely couple and saw lots of interesting things. In Oak Ridge, we saw moon dust...

A sweet Senior Night for Peter Kassay

Franklin Academy 5 Voyager 2 By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — It was an emotional Senior Night for soccer player Peter Kassay. The captain played his last regular season game at Franklin Academy, and he helped his team get the win, 5-2 against Voyager Academy on Oct....