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Major Plans for Rolesville

Town’s wishlist would require tax hike By Neva Yinger ROLESVILLE — It was standing room only at Tuesday’s Rolesville Board of Commissioners meeting. Most of the attendees were there to voice their opinions on the new Comprehensive Plan that the town is in the process of instituting. Many members of … Click here to read the full Wake Forest Weekly ... Read More »

Pedaling for Better Foster Care

Organization aids children in foster care By Neva Yinger WAKE FOREST — Seven years ago, Wake Forest resident Pam Taylor and her husband Mac adopted two boys, ages seven and nine, through the U.S. foster care system. Today, Taylor is the founder  and executive director of Mercy for America’s Children… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Weekly story Read More »

Seventy-Six Trombones and the Loyalties to Con Men

One on One by D.G. Martin “Seventy-six trombones led the big parade, with a hundred and ten coronets close at hand. They were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos, the dream of ev’ry famous band.” Can you guess where I am going with this? “Seventy-six trombones caught the morning sun. W… Click here to read the full ... Read More »

Upper 70s for Highs in July?

By Niki Morock, Meteorologist Sometimes Mother Nature surprises you. Last week, most of the comments to me about the weather were along the lines of “How long is this heat going to last?” and “Is it hot enough for you?” I gave a Captain Obvious-type reply to most of them: Yes, it’s July in North Car… Click here to read ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: Once again, I have to take issue with J. Russel Capps, this time with his July 13 column declaring a “War on Christianity.” In his article, Mr. Capps refers to an Islamic supporter advocating “Jihad” as a treasonous act of open violence, yet Mr. Capps does not seem to understand the t… Click here to read the ... Read More »

Braves Outlast the Wasps

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — It was over 100 degrees Sunday, but the Wake Forest Braves battled through the heat to take down the Wake Forest Wasps 15-10 at Heritage. With the loss, the Wasps are no longer the No. 1 team in the North Wake Adult Men’s Baseball league. The victory gives the Braves … Click here to ... Read More »

Establishment Republicans Lied to Voters About Repealing Obamacare

Commentary By Jeffrey T Kuhner Republican voters have been betrayed. For over seven years, GOP congressional leaders vowed to repeal Obamacare. They claimed Republicans needed to control the House, the Senate and the presidency to achieve this. The electorate awarded them all three branches of gover… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Weekly story Read More »

Folwell: State Pension Fund Sets Records

By Dan Way Carolina Journal/State News Today RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Folwell said Thursday the state pension fund grew over the second quarter of the year as its exposure to risk shrank. Pension fund assets were valued at a record $93.9 billion after all fees and expenses. That is up from $92… Click here to read the full Wake ... Read More »

Five File for Wake Forest Commissioner

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Three newcomers filed to run for town commissioner last week, bringing the total number of candidates for the two open seats to five. Edward “Ned” Jones, Liz Simpers and Bridget Wall-Lennon are the most recent to file. Previously filing were Planning Board member Thad Ju… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Weekly ... Read More »