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Be in the Wake Forest Christmas parade

WAKE FOREST — Applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2013 Wake Forest Christmas Parade. Applications are available online at wakeforestnc.gov and at the Wake Forest town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Entries postmarked by Tuesday, Oct. 15, will be considered for...

Wake Forest transportation projects continue

WAKE FOREST — Construction continues on the Forestville Road sidewalk extension project and the Durham Road multi-use path project. The town began construction on the Forestville Road sidewalk project Aug. 12. A five-foot-wide sidewalk is being built along the east side of...

Somethings are better left at home

Rolesville High School’s first football game Aug. 29 might have been “just” a jayvee game, but you wouldn’t have known it. The entire town, it seemed, turned out for the event, filling the home team’s side. The boisterous fans were surely the 12th-member of the Rams squad that...

Some things never come into style

by Jean McCamy I really like white pants — short, medium and long. That’s about all I wear in the summer. They go with everything. If you get something on them (think tomatoes, squashed mosquitoes, grass stains) that won’t wash out, you can bleach them. They seem cooler than dark...

Doctors are suppressing my rights

by Jim Tynen You’ve been hearing about vote suppression. Well, recently I underwent medical suppression. Political activists have been claiming that the state’s new voter ID requirement is voter suppression. They say that many people lack a driver license, or other forms of...

Tax reform should put consumers first — not banks

by Patricia Wesenberg As tax reform picks up speed in Congress, special-interest groups are storming Capitol Hill to ensure that they get favorable tax treatment. Fortunately, some groups— like credit unions— are looking out for the interests of hard-working Americans in this tax...

No fix for the gas tax

by Scott Mooneyham As legislators approved major changes to the state’s tax code this summer, some spoke about the legislation being only the first step to rework North Carolina’s tax structure. In political circles, the talk elicited plenty of skepticism. Lawmakers had already...

What McCrory is counting on

by John Hood When the July jobs report for North Carolina came out last week, showing an uptick in the unemployment rate, all the usual suspects said all the usual things. Republicans whose main focus is national politics blamed President Barack Obama. Democrats who main focus is...