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School vouchers provide more opportunities

by Bob Luebke The overheated PR engines of many liberal education advocacy groups have done an effective job of raising doubt about the commitment of conservatives to public education. Regrettably, while Republicans in the General Assembly succeeded in getting education policies...

Looking for the anarchists

by Scott Mooneyham The fellow who heads the General Assembly police caused quite a stir the other day when he testified in court that his police force had labeled some Raleigh-area people “anarchists” and collected intelligence on them. According to a Raleigh newspaper, the...

N.C. State extension specialist asks ‘send photos of food safety’

RALEIGH — What can we learn about food safety, through the eyes of people fixing dinner at home, shopping at the farmers market or dining in a restaurant? That’s what Dr. Ben Chapman, assistant professor and food safety extension specialist at N.C. State University, set out to...

McCrory’s baffling pride

by Chris Fitzsimon If it is true that the first step toward solving a problem is admitting that you have one, the scandals and mismanagement at the Department of Health and Human Services will not be ending any time soon. The day after embattled DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos and her...

Candidate questions expenses

To the editor: Hello. Many of you know me as one of the four candidates for town commissioner here in Wake Forest. I have been following many of the issues that our town leaders have been facing lately and I have questions. As I have talked with residents of the town about local...

How does government size impact the economy?

Dr. Mike Walden Perhaps few topics can start a verbal clash more than the debate over government size and the economy. The competing sides are well known. One position says government gets in the way of the economy, by levying taxes, writing restrictive regulations and directing...

What comes after Obamacare?

by John Hood Obamacare is going to collapse. North Carolina officials and citizens need to start thinking about what comes next. While technical glitches on the health-insurance exchanges are getting a lot of attention, that’s not the real problem the so-called Affordable Care...
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Dunn Creek ‘Ranger’ Tom Stoddard honored

Greenway advocate helps spur more of the same. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town honored one of its stalwart greenways supporters, the late Tom Stoddard, Tuesday during the board of commissioners meeting. Stoddard, along with his wife, Marge, daughter, Virginia, and grandsons...