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Mobile home sales tax goes up

by Scott Mooneyham Now into the new tax year, state legislators are hearing another round of complaints about their tax changes, these involving how mobile and modular homes are taxed. On New Year’s Day, the cost of mobile and modular homes jumped as the state began applying the...

First light bulbs, now Cheerios?

by Jean McCamy Oh dear. They are messing with Cheerios. I heard a report that they are going to change the formula and, since they showed the knock-off brands that have already eliminated the offending ingredient, I see trouble ahead. It’s not that I like Cheerios. In fact, I...

N.C. Rep Malone responds to former mayor’s concerns

To the editor:   Years ago, when I was running for the town board of commissioners, former Mayor Dick Monteith invited me to lunch. I got to know Dick and think of him as a great leader and a fine gentleman. We have over the years been friends and allies, but we obviously...

Happy New Year?

In addition to most everyone reading (or writing) this column seeing health insurance go up 30 to 70 to 100 percent (or more) under the Affordable Care Act, finding their state income tax barely go down a few percentage points (if that), utility rates go up and the loss of the...

Franklinton/Youngsville Police Reports 1-9

Franklinton Arrests •Monique Antoinette Collins, 34, 101 Mill St., was arrested at home by Sgt. KJ Hornaday and charged with child abuse Jan. 2, 3:30 p.m. Officer B. Martin wrote in his report that he responded to an assault call with another officer to the home and assisted in...

Wake Forest Police reports 1-9

Reported Nov. 15-21, 2013 Citations •Brandon John Saling, 22, 8612 Bratt Ave., speeding. Nov. 21, 10:53 p.m. •Kevin Wilfredo Castellon, 22, 417 S. Cross St., Youngsville, unlawfully passing emergency vehicle. Nov. 21, 9:38 p.m. •Tyrrell Tamond Richardson, 25, 120 White Oak Drive,...