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Miano-Hoer wed

WAKE FOREST — Marissa Elizabeth Miano and Daniel Ryan Hoer exchanged vows Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill. Father James Labosky officiated. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Lorraine Miano of Wake Forest. She is the granddaughter...

Wake to provide home radon tests

WAKE COUNTY — January marks National Radon Action month and Wake County encourages residents to test their homes for radon. To help residents, the N.C. Radon Program is providing 200 free test kits for the county to distribute. A limited number of free test kits are available at...

This Week In History – Jan. 30, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Farmer and businessman O.K. Holding, 54, has died of heart disease. The Wake Forest native lived his whole life in the house he was born in, was a strong supporter of the...

Library news – Jan. 30, 2013

RALEIGH — There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps...

This grandma prefers comfort over style

by Jean McCamy Noel Coward’s song, Only Mad Dogs and Englishmen Go Out in the Noon Day Sun is often quoted in the summer, but a winter paraphrasing might be, “only sled dogs and soccer grandmas go out in the noon day cold.” There’s a good chance the soccer parents and NFL fans...

Former Governor Jim Hunt got it wrong

If state leaders want to improve North Carolina’s education system in the future, they will have to begin with a better understanding of the history of school reform in our state. Unfortunately, the current education debate has become more about political gamesmanship than hard...

The Big Mo: Raleigh area’s success story

by Jim Tynen A new survey suggesting the future looks bright for the greater Raleigh area has important lessons for the whole state. Newgeography.org recently published a study of which metro areas have the most economic momentum as 2014 gets under way. The Praxis Strategy Group...

Trying to peer behind the legislative curtain

by Scott Mooneyham Throughout the debate of a sweeping voter ID and elections law bill, Republican supporters said it was an attempt to restore public confidence in the election process. Democrats, at the state and national level, called it a thinly-veiled attempt to suppress...