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An Indiana University police car is shown on campus. On the heels of a national police reform movement, some student groups are calling on colleges and universities to disband their campus police departments.
OPINION

Disbanding campus police will make students less safe

The coronavirus is no longer the biggest back-to-school threat, some college students say. The pandemic has taken a back seat to a new bogeyman: campus police. Young activists are calling on their …

Weekly Devotional: His name endures forever

Psalm 135:13 (ESV) “Your name, O Lord, endures forever, Your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages.” Nothing on this earth lasts forever. Things will eventually perish or go away. But the …
It only takes a few minutes to mix up this yummy round cheese bread.

Easy cheese bread is a real treat

January 2005. That’s when I first shared a recipe for round cheese bread. I’ve been writing this food column for a long time, folks! I don’t remember making this recipe, but maybe I did. It …
Bob Allen
Roving Around

The Wake Weekly proves its worth every week

Even in this internet age, nothing beats the local newspaper. This very newspaper you are reading now was my life’s work for 57 years. All during those years, my wife Peggy and I tried to give …
Marty Simpkins

Washington unveils bland new team name

The Washington NFL football team decided to change its team nickname after a major sponsor, FedEx, threatened to not support the franchise financially. In response, the team will now be called …
Jean McCamy
Views and Reviews

New team names need some pizazz

I grew up cheering for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the Washington Redskins and the St. Louis Cardinals. In this day of removing, renaming and rebranding, our sporting buddies are often under fire. …
John Hood
OPINION

Government's basic tasks need doing

RALEIGH — One morning in late March, I drove from my home in southern Wake County to my office in north Raleigh to pick up some files so I could work from home. As I exited the Beltline onto …
D.G. Martin
COMMENTARY

How 'North Carolina Bookwatch' beat the coronavirus and got better doing it

For more than 20 years, UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” has broadcast great conversations with North Carolina-connected authors. An important part of the program’s …
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