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McCrory in a tough position over incentives

State lawmakers have returned home to their districts for good to campaign for re-election in November. Or have they? The latest chatter in the capital is about whether House and Senate members will be called back by Gov. Pat McCrory to consider legislation that would result in...

Taking a look back

In the summer of l966, I attended a writers’ workshop in Raleigh and heard a columnist for the Smithfield newspaper talk about her writing adventures. It sounded like so much fun, I came home and asked Bob and Peggy Allen at The Wake Weekly if I could write a column for them....

Kudos to Wake commissioners

To the editor: Four members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners deserve special recognition after the last round of decisions regarding Wake County’s budget. Chairman and District 2’s Phil Matthews, Vice-Chair and District 1’s Joe Bryan, most recent member and District 3’s...

Candidates at starting line

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for re-election for more than a year. Republican nominee Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, has been campaigning against Hagan for nearly as long. Republicans, Democrats and independent-expenditure...

Lay, expertise definitions questioned

To the editor: I agree 100 percent with Matthew Reck’s July 10 letter to the editor about the quasi-judicial Special-Use Permit process. Yes, “The town lawyer goes to great lengths to state that the public be made aware they must provide professional expert testimony.” I would go...

Rolesville police reports – September 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Ray Akim Nelson, 41, no home address provided, was arrested at 1219 Louisburg Road and charged with possession of stolen goods. Aug. 29. •Luis Alfredo Flores Hernandez, 22, no home address provided, was arrested at 299 N. Main St., and charged...

Wake crime – September 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Robert Connie Lynn, 45, 6933 Choplin Road, was arrested at 12401 Wake Union Church Road and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Aug. 31, 3:17 a.m. •Lamont Nelson McDuffie, 37, 70...

Wake Forest police reports – September 4, 2014

Reported Aug. 25-Aug. 31 Arrests •Robert Connie Lynn, 45, 6933 Choplin Road, was arrested at 12401 Wake Union Church Road and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Aug. 31, 3:17 a.m. •Lamont Nelson McDuffie, 37, 70...

Basketball tryouts for home-schoolers Sept. 27

WAKE FOREST — Lighthouse Eagles home-school basketball tryouts for home-school students ages 10-18 will be held Sept. 27 at Franklin Academy Middle School, 1127 Chalk Road. Lighthouse Eagles is a competitive home-school basketball program, spon-sored by Lighthouse Christian...