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Dignified Rossum will be missed

Like so many of you, I have loved dogs and I have loved cats. I never really expected to lose my heart to a guinea pig, but I did. My older two grandsons each had a guinea pig living in adjoining cages (not the same cage, for obvious reasons). They had such different...

Extracted safely? I think not

To the editor:   President Obama gave another memorable speech last Tuesday in the State of the Union address. The topic of clean energy was brief. However, Obama stated, “… natural gas, if extracted safely, is the bridge fuel that can power our economy…” The phra...

N.C. got broad tax cut

by John Hood Did Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina legislature raise taxes on poor and middle-income families to give tax breaks to the wealthy? That’s the claim that a motley crew of liberal politicians, journalists, and activists has been trying desperately to peddle...

State, federal leaders advised to read history

To the editor:   As for Governor McCrory’s move to the center, I might believe it if I see more concrete results. He might consider an apt quote from Thomas Jefferson: “It was easy to speak theoretically and idealistically about politics when one is seeking power. The...

Writer warns against healthcare stand

To the editor:   Several conservatives who are angry with health insurance companies over the new healthcare law are supporting legislation to stop the bailout of the industry. Representative Mike Coffman, R-Colo., and Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are two Washington leaders...

Wake Forest police reports – Feb. 6, 2014

Arrests •Shane Nicholas Buck, 32, 1109 Heritage Hills Way, was arrested at 960 Gateway Commons Circle and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released. Officer J.M. Hale, Feb. 2, 3:56 a.m. •Veronica Jimenez Plummer-Jimenez, 33, 3708 Amberwine Lane, was...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – Feb. 6, 2014

Arrests •Crystal Dawn Boyd, 29, 251 Weldon Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with possessing or concealing non-tax paid liquor and resist, delay and obstruction. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on a $1,000 bond. Deputy C. Saunders, Jan. 30, 2:50...

Wake crime – Feb. 6, 2014

Reported Jan. 18-29. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Keiondre Paul Anthony Nelms, 16, 2407 Gaheris Court, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer D.B. Moreland at the Wake County jail annex and charged with felony breaking...