wake county

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    Ending the Jim Crow era pistol permit is long overdue

    The pistol permit law in North Carolina is a Jim Crow relic. A holdover from the early 20th century, 1919 to be exact, and similar laws have been repealed in every other Southern state. Reason called the pistol permit process the “Klan’s Favorite Law.” The entire…
    Ray Nothstine, April 16, 2021
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    Wake County middle school shows video promoting looting and violence

    From Wake County school board candidate Steve Bergstrom: A profanity-laced video encouraging the looting and violence in America as a means of protest, was shown to a Wake County 8th grade class at Moore Square Middle last week during a Civics class. In this YouTube video, an activist…
    Terry Stoops, September 28, 2020
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    Some Wake Residents Could Save $ If The County Goes Revenue-Neutral

    It’s that time again. Time for Wake residents to brace themselves as the county reappraises residential and commercial property values. Wake County property owners may be less fortunate in this area than their fellow North Carolinians because, according to a research brief recently published by JLF’s Joe Coletti: Wake County…
    Brenee Goforth, January 17, 2020
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    Wake school board should intervene in lawsuit against critic

    WTVD has the details of the lawsuit against MVP curriculum critic Blain Dillard, A parent whose child goes to a high school in the Wake County Public School System has been sued after criticizing the math curriculum used in the district. Utah-based “Mathematics Vision Project” or “MVP,” filed a lawsuit…
    Terry Stoops, July 31, 2019
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    Wake County Proposes Another Property Tax Hike

    Every year since 2014, Wake County residents have been burdened by yearly property tax hikes. Now  Wake County is proposing yet another tax hike — 2.9 cents per $100 in value. Wake County’s proposed budget includes a nearly 3 cent tax hike to increase funding to…
    Donna Martinez, May 10, 2018
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    Wake County Board legislative history

    NC General Assembly has a long history of reworking the laws regarding the Wake County Board of Commission, and they are continuing that history with Senate Bill 181.  The bill would add two commissioners to the current seven member board and redraw the districts to align with the school…
    Sarah Curry, March 11, 2015
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    Man, that Wake school busing problem just came outta nowhere

    What an unforeseeable nightmare: Wake County schools officials said Wednesday that problems with back-to-school busing are improving, but a bus driver in Wake County said some of the routes are impossible to complete. Spencer Jenkins, who has been driving a bus for Wake County for more than 10 years,…
    Jon Sanders, August 30, 2012