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Clear division in school board race

Experience touted, dismissed by District 1 candidates. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — In his opening statement, Tom Benton touted his lifetime experience as an educator and principal for why voters should re-elect him to the Wake County Board of Education. But that experience, his...
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Three local businesses receive preservation awards

Winners cited for rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of existing architecture. WAKE FOREST — The Gulley-Mackie House, the White Street Brewery, and the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society are among nine county winners that will receive awards at Capital Area Preservations 20th...
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A slow start to NC FAST program

Electronic program meant to speed up applications for state benefits is riddled with problems and delays. by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Although the name was intended to play off the ability of families to access state services quickly and remotely, Wake County commissioners learned...

Costly delay better than overpriced disaster

The Wake County commissioners’ discussion of the county’s transit plan Sept. 3 was brilliantly offset by the agenda item that came just before it. Commissioners first heard about the painful delays with the implementation of the state’s NC FAST program — an electronic case...

Help choose Wake County manager

RALEIGH — Wake County Commissioners want the public to help in the process of hiring a new county manager by completing a short survey. The survey is available s through midnight on Sunday, Sept. 22, and includes three open ended questions: 1. What qualifications, competencies,...