Tough to draw line

There may not be a more difficult subject to report on than sexual assault, especially in a community newspaper. There is a compelling need to share enough information with readers so that they can be informed and possibly protect themselves — particularly in cases where a...

Common Core State Standards fail to impress

In 2010, the North Carolina State Board of Education unanimously adopted the federal Common Core State Standards in math and English. Common Core is designed, at least in theory, to better prepare students to compete on an international level as well as be ready for college and...

We, the people

In 1973, two newcomers to Wake Forest, Mrs. Jafar Ali and Mrs. Leon Stenzel, decided it was time for locals to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day with community activities, a parade and fireworks. The two women, both from up North, were channeling celebrations from their own...