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Publisher makes wise decision; Super Bowl score a big surprise

We had plenty of warnings about the impending snowfall predicted for our area late Tuesday afternoon of last week and our publisher, Todd Allen, put on his thinking cap Sunday and decided we would move everything up one day to be on the safe side. It meant that Monday turned into...

At the library

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 Mill Road,...

Job seekers are not loafing

by Mike Walden Like most people, my grandparents struggled during the Great Depression of the 1930s. My maternal grandfather lost his life’s savings in a failed bank. Because he was a widower, his extended family wanted to take his children — including my mother — and raise them....

Gas prices down slightly

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices fell 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average, which has fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past...

Get tickets now for State of the Town

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are still available for this year’s State of the Town address and dinner, Feb. 17 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in downtown. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and $20 on the day of the event and include a catered meal. Dress...

In a bottom-line world, let’s examine the bottom line

by Scott Mooneyham A top executive from a for-profit online education company has been making the rounds lately trying to sell the idea of a virtual charter school to state policymakers. Mary Gifford, who is senior vice president for education policy at K12 Inc., spoke to a study...

Rejecting Medicaid expansion a smart move

by Lee Brett When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, they mandated the expansion of Medicaid in all fifty states. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the mandate was unconstitutional, and made provisions for each state to decide for itself. North Carolina rejected...