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ACA advocates can’t argue with facts

To the editor: Last week, a couple of letters to the editor attacked Rep. Chris Malone for his stance on the Affordable Care Act. N.C. Rep. Malone stated that some of the promises were already being broken and cited actual numbers. He pointed out that the law was no longer the...

Local USDA office closed, phones open

LOUISBURG — Due to the current Federal Government shutdown, the USDA-NRCS Louisburg Field Office is closed. The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District is open and can be reached at 919-526-2550. Additionally, the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board will...

Justice filed political lawsuit

by John Hood What’s the Obama administration trying to do? No, I’m not speculating about the president’s strategies for implementing his health care law or besting Congressional Republicans in budget battles. Today’s topic is closer to home: the decision by Attorney General Eric...

Need for new fire station in question

To the editor: This is in response to the Wake Forest Weekly Oct. 3, 2013 article, Citizen experts fight fire with fire. Things just keep getting curiouser and curiouser, folks. Is the town of Wake Forest the new Alice in Wonderland where up is down and down is up? According to...

Laughter is sometimes your best medicine, young or old

by Bob Allen I just couldn’t pass up these little rib tickler stories in my friend Jean Boney’s Jottings by Jean column in The Alamance News of Graham a few weeks ago, and sharing them with you: We don’t stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing! The...

Raleigh fuel prices trending down

RALEIGH – Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.28/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per...

Helping one another

•Free meal site transportation to the Northern Wake Senior Center, offered daily by Resources for Seniors, Inc. Meals provided by Meals on Wheels. You must be 60 years or older and live within five miles of senior center to be eligible. For details, call Resources for Seniors...