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On roasting marshmallows, the deficit and your family

Uncle Sam claims to knows best — even how best to cook. At least, that’s what is claimed based on a report this week from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “Last Friday the Forest Service published an article about how to roast marshmallows. Tips included using a roasting...

Many unknowns as private organization takes over job recruiting

By this time next month, a private, nonprofit corporation will have opened its doors at a small office building in Cary with a big mission — recruiting jobs to North Carolina and promoting the travel and tourism, film and sports industries. The Economic Development Partnership of...

Sick of political ads already

Anybody who checked my mailbox these days would think I had a new best friend.  I hear from him almost every day. And these are not flimsy little messages; they are big, full-color cards or bi-folds. If I posted them on my refrigerator, I would have more pictures of him and his...

Kay Hagan is no moderate

To the editor: The senatorial debate Sept. 3 saw Senator Kay Hagan claiming recognition as the most moderate of U.S. senators — interesting when the independent conservative Heritage Action Foundation rates Senator Hagan’s voting record at a 4 percent factor, 96 percent...

UNC system makes progress

When Republicans won their legislative majorities in 2010 and expanded them in 2012, they ran on a platform of fiscal conservatism and reform. They’ve largely delivered on it. Tax and regulatory burdens are lower. State spending growth has been restrained. Lawmakers have...

‘None of us will ever forget’

(Editor’s note — On momentous anniversaries like that of Sept. 11, historical words are best. Below is the text of then-President George W. Bush’s 2001 address the evening of the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.) Good...

School Briefs – Sept. 11, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary •The PTA is seeking volunteers for spirit event coordinator and PBIS representative (PBIS helps recognize positive student behavior). E-mail wfepta@gmail.com for more information...

Dawg team overruns Knights

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s football team is 3-0 after Friday night’s shut-out home game against Knightdale 38-0. The Huskies have only given up seven points so far this season, and the statistics from Friday show why. The Knights were barely...

Wake Forest runs wild at Cary

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer CARY — Wake Forest dominated the field at Cary Friday night on the way to a 48-0 rout. The running game was the Cougars’ most effective weapon as they piled on 312 total rushing yards. “We practice and prepare the same every week,” said Wake Forest...