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Rev. Lenora Jones Mangum, 81

Rev. Lenora Jones Mangum, 81, of Wake Forest, died Saturday evening, Sept. 7, 2013 at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Jessie and Ruby Jones and spent her entire life serving the Lord as a minister. Funeral services were Tuesday,...

This Week in History — Sept. 12, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1973 •A group of Franklinton residents has asked the town board to prohibit the sale of alcohol within town limits on Sundays. The request came from people who live near the...

Costly delay better than overpriced disaster

The Wake County commissioners’ discussion of the county’s transit plan Sept. 3 was brilliantly offset by the agenda item that came just before it. Commissioners first heard about the painful delays with the implementation of the state’s NC FAST program — an electronic case...

Let students keep right to vote

by Jean McCamy I have a granddaughter turning 21 this week. That’s an exciting transition into the adult world with all its privileges and responsibilities. When I reached that milestone, it meant that I could finally vote, but today’s young people get that privilege several...

The crystal ball stays hidden

by John Hood If you are absolutely sure what is going to happen in next year’s midterm elections, my advice is to keep it confidential, tell just a few key folks, let them be awestruck by your prescience on Election Day 2014. And then start a political-intelligence firm. You’ll...

McCrory finally barks back

by Scott Mooneyham There is no way around it: For governors to have vetoes overridden is not a good thing; to have them overridden by a legislature of the same political party is even worse. Gov. Pat McCrory suffered that fate on Wednesday when the state Senate, a day after...

McCrory statements give conservatives pause

by Bob Luebke Gov. McCrory’s statement to lawmakers as they adjourned the special legislative veto session gives conservatives a few things to think about. The state budget was a banner achievement for those committed to true education reform. It included more support for...

Do we ever have enough?

Dr. Mike Walden Around this time of year, I always re-think some of the central assumptions of economics. This is because I have to explain them to new undergraduates, most of whom have no background in economics. This is actually good because they’re coming to me with a clean...