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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...
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Join the crowd for the Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk 2013 is set for Sunday, September 29, with sign-in at 2:30 p.m. and step-off at 3 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to join in. This year’s walk begins and ends at Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 South Main Street. Goals for this...

Business Briefs — Sept. 12, 2013

Wake Forest business community suffers loss •Steve Tarangelo, longtime owner and operator of La Foresta Italian Cafe on Brooks Street in the historic downtown area, died Sept. 8. A wake was held for Tarangelo Monday, Sept. 9 and his funeral was Tuesday at St. Catherine of Siena....
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Avoid pollution — don’t spray that ditch!

by William Lord, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County LOUISBURG — Ditches are some of the worst places to mow. They are not flat and may be deep. It takes a long time to weed-eat them as they line the entire road front. What to do? Spray the ditch with weed killer? Don’t...