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The State Board of Elections today established a special filing period for all single-member district contests for Wake County Board of Education, beginning tomorrow
Things have been looking good for your family's finances over the past couple of years
The filing period for all nine Wake County school board seats opens at noon Thursday and ends at noon Wednesday, Aug. 17.
The Wake County Board of Elections will revert to using the maps that were in place in 2011 for this year's school board and county commissioner elections, a federal judge has ruled.
The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to rehear the challenge to the Wake County commission and school board redistricting case.
Dever issued an order on Thursday which included the mandate from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Wake County school board districts enacted by the General Assembly in 2013 and identical county commissioner districts enacted in 2015 were unconstitutional
While the Wake County Board of Elections voted along party lines to appeal a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling throwing out local school board and county commissioner districts, state legislative leaders are fighting to get back in as defendants in the case
While officials are mulling a request from a federal judge to submit new district maps for Wake County commissioner and school board elections, one longtime lawmaker says the U.S. Supreme Court could allow this year's elections to be held under the disputed plans
On June 6, the Wake County Board of Commissioners approved a transit plan. This is not good news
In a country with more than 300 million people, roughly 2 million residents of seven U.S. counties could determine who wins the 2016 U.S. presidential election
An attorney and two Wake County voters have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's new law calling for retention referendums for justices of the N.C. Supreme Court, claiming that the referendum, passed this year by the General Assembly, does not meet the definition of an election specified in...
Wake County Public Schools are growing at a slower rate than expected, and the reasons for this trend illuminate the growing gap between what the traditional public schools offer and what many parents want for their children.
The question of locker room and bathroom facilities being used by students self-identifying as "transgender" was raised. The question was largely left unanswered by both the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and the Wake County Board of Education.
Recent statements by Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) officials about changing several low-performing traditional schools to year-round schools, and also changing how students are assigned to popular magnet school programs, have raised the anxiety levels of many parents and students.
North Carolina taxpayers are the winners when public schools operate efficiently and when every public dollar is put to its best use and evaluated carefully.
In Part 1, we looked at Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) enrollment as an indicator of the growing gap between the educational options now available at the traditional public schools and the options parents actually want for their children
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory has announced five animal shelters that will benefit from an open house hosted by Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory.
Does our state's constitution mean what it says? That's the question asked by a recent lawsuit filed in Wake County Superior Court. At issue is the constitutionality of recent changes to how justices are elected to the North Carolina Supreme Court. The case will not only require our courts to...
A Wake County small business owner attempting to pay her employees' withholding tax bill discovered that the state Department of Revenue website was vulnerable to hackers
In June, Wake County commissioners approved an extra $44.6 million for Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS). About half the money will go for raises and additional pay; $16 million for teacher pay, $1.8 million for teachers who take on extra duties, and another $6 million for 3 percent raises for...
It is Tuesday, August 18. Members of the Wake County Taxpayers Association (WCTA) sit across from Ken Bowers, Raleigh's chief planner, and Dan Becker, the city's long range planning manager.
It seemed appropriate that, on the eve of the April 15 tax filing deadline, Guilford County Board of Education member Jeff Belton would take a moment to provide a cautionary tale about government and taxes.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that CBC AMERICAS, Corporation will locate its U.S. headquarters in Wake County and open a distribution center in Alamance County.
Just when you thought things couldn't get any dumber than having that dude dress up like a duck during the recent US Senate race, the lads at NCGOP HruchoQ one-up themselves
Wake County Public Schools finds itself in the middle of a book controversy. Concerned parents at Highcroft Drive Elementary School have voiced concerns about the use of highly questionable books by fourth graders at the school. A blogger named NC Citizen, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote...
A few days a week, I ride a Triangle Transit 301 bus to and from the palatial Civitas HQ in the Warehouse District of Raleigh. But even as a transit rider, my blood runs cold when I hear government planners are plotting ways to bring throw taxpayers' money at light-rail systems and commuter rail...
"Do you have any interest in reporting the facts?" That's the question I'd like to ask News & Observer editors after reading the recent editorial, "Time for Wake Schools to Build Back."
On the eve of his birth, the mother of Buddha dreamed that a white elephant presented her with a lotus flower, a sign of wisdom and purity. Throughout history a white elephant was regarded in Buddhist kingdoms as a symbol of divine blessing.
Some members of the Wake County Board of Education have joined the list of education policymakers hoping to find the same flexibility for traditional public schools that charter schools enjoy, though some school choice supporters are suspicious of the board members' motives.
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed V.A. "Woofer" Davidian of Wake County as District Court Judge, filling the vacancy created by former District Court Judge Jennifer Knox's election as Wake County Clerk of Superior Court.
A rightward shift. That's how two sources - who both had votes in today's leadership vote - described the final results to me.
There must be something in the water in the Triangle. Those folks keep finding the wussiest left-wing girlie-men possible - cloning them - and electing them to public office. Think Homer Simpson's neighbor Flanders.
Consensus denial persists, according to Paul Krugman (to cite one who is highly experienced in denial), because "there are powerful groups with a strong interest in rejecting the facts."
Before Wake County asks taxpayers to pay for more buildings, the school system needs to ensure its population estimates are accurate.
Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker participated in the grand opening of a new Wake County NCWorks Career Center this morning. This latest career center joins others in offering programs that help employers find qualified workers and people find jobs and training programs.
Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker, along with the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., announced today that 89 new jobs will be coming to Wake County over the next three years. Overland Contracting Inc. will open its headquarters in Garner with an $8.4 million...
First-term Republican state Sen. Chad Barefoot is relying on his conservative credentials to win against Democratic challenger Sarah Crawford in a race judged to be competitive by the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation.
Wake County voters swept out all four Republicans on the seven-member Board of County Commissioners in Tuesday's election, but that result is not as stunning as it is a portrait of what may be increasingly predictable in a divided state, a top political observer says.
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