Food banks have long been known for collecting boxes of pasta and canned vegetables and distributing them to families in need. Now more than ever, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is focusing on fresh products, including fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy.
Wake County Superintendent Jim Merrill introduced a budget Tuesday that asks the county Board of Commissioners for a $48.3 million funding boost – a 14 percent jump from the current amount. The majority of the new local money would go toward pay raises for all school employees.
Facing a persistent rain and slick field conditions, the East Wake and Garner girls soccer teams squared off Wednesday night both knowing that whomever persevered best despite the conditions would have the upper hand.
Legislators have seen to it that Wendell and Zebulon will no longer be represented by the same county commissioner that serves the people of Knightdale.
That breaks a longheld bond between the three eastern Wake County towns. Despite what the legislature has done, the people of eastern Wake County will likely disregard that public slap in the face and continue to work together on issues that are important to everyone in our communities.
Zebulon Chamber of Commerce Director Kim Valentine will leave her post at the end of this month. It is Zebulon’s loss. Valentine has been a tireless advocate for the business community in Zebulon and she has worked with other area chambers to put on programs and offer services that benefit all business people.
The founder of Wendell-based Special Blessings has long dreamt of a community and home for her friends’ disabled children. With three acres of property near Rolesville recently donated to her nonprofit, Roxanne Sinsapaugh is beginning to witness her dreams take shape.
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