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Schools Briefs — week of July 25, 2013

To include information in the School Briefs, e-mail schools@wakeweekly.com or fax news to 919-556-2233. Elementary school news Heritage Elementary: •Open house for Tracks 1, 2 and 3 is tonight (Thursday), 6-7 p.m. •Track 4 returns to school Monday. •Tissues and Tea for...

Bamfoozled: When the Right is wrong

As we went to print Wednesday morning, the state House Rules Committee was debating a little ballyhooed bill, S287. This bill, which shamefully already passed the senate, would stop requiring towns and other municipal entities to run legal notices in newspapers. It allows them...

Tax reform part of broader plan

by John Hood A few weeks ago, I was interviewing one of North Carolina’s senior Democratic statesmen for my upcoming biography of former Gov. Jim Martin. Not surprisingly, the interview occasionally veered from the events of 20 years ago to the events of 2013. “John,” said the...
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Let the hummingbird wars begin

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy This has been an unusual summer so far. As we all know, the weather has been both wetter and cooler than normal. The news has been full of heat waves, floods, wildfires and winds, but not quite the typical summer weather we have learned to expect....

Conservatism offers moral alternative

by Lee Brett With an adoring liberal media bounding along happily at his heels, the Rev. William Barber has managed to portray North Carolina politics as a moral crusade. Perhaps you used to believe that conservatives simply held a different worldview and a different philosophy...

Tax reform transforms into old debate

by Scott Mooneyham With the word “reform” in the air, the debate turned into an old one. For state Rep. David Lewis, a Republican and small business owner from Harnett County, it was about putting more money into the pockets of taxpayers, letting that money and...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of July 25, 2013

Franklinton Arrests •John Lawrence Morgan, 38, 119 North Main Street, was arrested by Officer R. Norflett for misdemeanor indecent exposure. July 17, 6:50 p.m. Incidents •A Hawkins Street, Franklinton, resident reported trespassing after a person who had been trespassed from the...

Public Hearing, Town of Rolesville — Special Use Permit 13-02

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE TOWN OF ROLESVILLE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The public will take notice that the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Rolesville will hold a public hearing starting at 7 p.m. on August 5, 2013 at the Meeting Hall at 502 Southtown Circle. The Town...