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Town parks’ restrooms to open March 10

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation department is scheduled to open the outdoor restrooms and water fountains at the following town parks Monday, March 10: •Ailey Young Park, 800 Juniper Ave. •E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road •Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Av...
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Donating on tax form will help to conserve state’s wildllife

WAKE FOREST — With the click of a mouse or the stroke of a pen, people can help keep North Carolina wild by donating on line 31 of their N.C. state income tax form. Donations support the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund, which helps the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission...

Plant native species to preserve state’s diverse flora

by D.G. Martin First question for you, says UNC-TV’s “Exploring North Carolina” host, Tom Earnhardt, when he begins his talk to a Rotary club or other civic group, is, how many of you have spare parts somewhere in your body? A few hands go up. I’m not just talking about new knees...

Making sense of teacher pay

by Bob Luebke Do other professions require their best employees to give up an accomplishment to get a raise?  Do other professions use raises to lure employees into giving up due process?  Those are two questions Wake County public school teacher Dyane Barnett asked in a recent...

How about a look at the good and bad of school choice now?

by Scott Mooneyham A decision by a Superior Court judge last week to block a new school voucher law was met with howls of disapproval from school choice advocates. One of the sponsors of the law, Wake County Republican state Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam, called it disappointing. A...

Good service is always appreciated

by Jean McCamy A lot of pithy sayings wander in on my e-mail.  Sometimes I nod, sometimes I chuckle, sometimes I forward and sometimes I snort and hustle them off to the trash bin. A recent favorite was a photograph of this sign: We offer three kinds of service: GOOD-CHEAP-FAST...

North Carolina politics and the Bard

by John Hood “I am hurt,” says the dying Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet after trying to stand up for his friend Romeo and getting stabbed for it. “A plague o’ both your houses!” In popular remembrance, we actually invest the Bard’s line with even more poetic force by...

School briefs. – Feb. 27, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. No new makeup days scheduled for Wake County Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has decided to use a combination of banked hours (instructional hours beyond the required 1,025) and change the March...