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Grateful for Jeff Pethel

To the editor: I am writing this letter to the editor not to complain or voice a political view; instead I am writing to thank a certain individual in Rolesville. Jeff Pethel, the minister of Christian Education at Rolesville Baptist Church recently turned in his resignation to...
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Aussies defeat Yanks in friendly match

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team was dealt their second defeat of the season Thursday by a club team from Australia. The U18 Frankston Blues won the game 56-22, keeping their record perfect during their 21-day...

Planned apartments expected to jam traffic

To the editor: First, I am a proud resident of the town of Wake Forest and enjoy living in the Deacon’s Ridge neighborhood. As with any progressive town or city, buildings and changes are always being planned and/or in the stage of completion. I do not always agree with all of...

Lasting impression on DHHS

by Chris Fitzsimon One of the most interesting comments about last week’s announcement that Ricky Diaz was leaving his post as communications director of the scandal-plagued N.C. Department of Health and Human Services came from the department’s embattled leader, Secretary Aldona...

The mentally ill need care, not cops

by Lee Brett Recently another preventable tragedy occurred Jan. 5 in North Carolina. From WWAYNC News: “A Boiling Springs Lake father says his son was murdered by police this afternoon. Mark Wilsey called police when his 18-year-old, 90-pound son had a screwdriver that he would...

Let’s not kill all the auditors

by Scott Mooneyham Some community college presidents and trustees should probably answer a simple question: Do you pay attention to the larger world outside your own door? Last year, as the legislative session was winding down, the community college presidents and trustees in...
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Dogs — and finding true north

We don’t have a dog these days. In fact, it’s been a long time now since we had a dog, and an even longer time since we lived where we had to take our dogs for walks on a leash. So, I’m not in a good position to check out a tidbit I heard on the radio. It was reported that a...

Smaller can be better

by John Hood Ideas that look desirable or at least workable on paper can prove to be unworkable or even disastrous when applied to the real world. Just ask the millions of Americans who, under Obamacare, have lost health plans they liked, been forced to buy more expensive plans...