Eastern Wake: Opinion

Eastern Wake: Opinion

Editorial: Emergency crews display a helping spirit

Knightdale police and firefighters have traveled to the east to help victims of Hurricane Matthew. Now Knightdale firefighters are joining their colleagues from Zebulon and other Wake County towns to head west in an effort to snuff out large forest fires that have now consumed thousands of acres of woodlands.

Eastern Wake: Opinion

Editorial: The time has come. Go vote

We won’t tell you in this space who to vote for on Tuesday when you go to your polling place. There has been enough high-pitched shrillness during this election cycle to last a lifetime. And, like noses on faces, everyone has an opinion on who you should cast your ballot for.

Eastern Wake: Opinion

Column: Your voice really does count when it comes to local issues

The campaign season is winding down. In just over a week, voters will go to the polls (some have already been, thanks to early voting) and winners and losers will be declared. Voters will be able to go home, turn on the the television and watch commercials about Charmin or a local car dealership again, instead of being subjected to repeated 30-second shots of negative campaigning.

Bear in dumpster startles unsuspecting woman

A woman in Asheville, North Carolina, said she was scared but excited when she went to throw some trash in a dumpster only to be greeted by a bear that was looking for a meal.