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Wake Forest Police reports 12-26

  Arrests •Shunda Denise Bland, 31, 319 W. Chestnut Ave., was arrested by Officer J.L. Chitwood at 225 S. Taylor St. and charged with armed with a dangerous weapon serious injury and communicating threats. She was taken to Wake County jail and held on a $43,000 bond. Dec....

Treatment could be key in Crisis Solutions Initiative

by Lee Brett Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the Crisis Solutions Initiative, a new state effort aimed at addressing the failures of Gov. Easley’s 2001 mental health reforms. Following the announcement, the Civitas Institute called on the McCrory...

Merry Christmas to all

by Jean McCamy   Every year, I write a Christmas poem to go in my grown children’s stockings. Some poems are funny, some serious, and some are much better than others. This year I think my muse is on holiday, but still, I’ll share with you as well, as I wish each of you a...

We won’t buy this lemon

by John Hood As the costly implementation of the perversely named Affordable Care Act continues to baffle, disappoint, and enrage the public, a collection of government vendors and left-wing groups has settled on a brilliant political strategy: castigate North Carolina for...

At Jordan Lake, the evasion begins

by Scott Mooneyham Last spring, as state legislators prepared to stop tougher development rules upstream of central North Carolina’s Jordan Lake, I noted how George Orwell saw politics as descending into “evasion” because the truth was often “too brutal for most people to face.”...
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Rams still searching for first win

 by Becky Kimbrell-Norris   ROLESVILLE — After nine games, the Rolesvile High School boys varsity basketball team is still searching for its first win. Thursday, the Rams played their closest game of the season but came up short against Greater Neuse River Conference...
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Wake Forest Tennis names Avery Cup League Champs

The Wake Forest Area Tennis Association has ended the Fall 2013 Avery Cup League season — crowning champions in two divisions. In Avery Cup, teams are made up of two women and two men who play pro sets of doubles and mixed doubles. At season’s end, all teams play in the playoffs...