Flat tire reminds me, I’ve nothing left to spare

On Friday, July 4, most of the nation’s thoughts were drifting toward independence, the evening’s fireworks and just how many hot dogs Joey “Jaws” Chestnut would eat in 10 minutes at the annual “Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.” Sixty-one, as...

Huge issue ahead for North Carolina

Decades from now, when schoolchil-dren in North Carolina look back on 2014, they might hear about the massive coal-ash spill into the Dan River and subsequent legislation requiring cleanup of Duke Energy coal-ash ponds. And they might learn about the General Assembly’s push to...

Cub scouts recognized

By David Allen ROLESVILLE — Five scouts from Cub Scout Pack 141 won NOVA awards in science and math recently. The NOVA awards reward scouts for learning STEM–related fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and experiencing them through interesting activities....

How hearing may have backfired on election law’s critics

A hearing that liberal groups hoped would undermine North Carolina voting reform instead appears to have revealed their true objectives. The N.C. NAACP and the League of Women Voters of N.C., joined by the U.S. Justice Department, said they were suing the state to protect voters...

Writer’s night out

About 45 attendees were treated to a rare author interview and discussion July 17 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in the first Writer’s Night in the Forest, a new monthly series. A Pledge of Silence author Flora J. Solomon, left, talked about her favorite characters and...

Butterflies make late entrance this summer

Last week, I got very excited.  I saw a butterfly!  Normally, in July, it would be a ho-hum event, but things are different this year. When the blackberry lilies bloom, as they are now, I usually have to wend my way through a cloud of tiger swallowtails to get down the path to...

Open spaces prove a success

To the editor: In the late 1990s, Wake County was getting serious about land use and how to preserve our most important natural areas in a quickly urbanizing county. In 2000, after 18 months of study, a newly created Open Space Advisory Committee asked the Wake County...

This Week In History – July 24, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1944 •Numerous thefts have occurred on the Wake Forest College campus in the past few weeks, prompting a chapel discussion by the student council. Considerable sums of money and...