Tag:Wake County

  • Backroads, byways, boondoggles, and brouhahas

    Backroads, byways, boondoggles, and brouhahas is an occasional column — taken from news sources throughout North Carolina — highlighting how government spends our money and makes other questionable moves about which state residents may not be aware. Robeson County is where North Carolina ends. Interstate 95 cuts straight through…

  • Meeting our needs without taking on more government debt 

    I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about local government debt. It all started when I was preparing for a presentation and took a look at the Wake County budget for this year.  I nearly fell out of my chair.  This year alone, Wake County’s budget includes just more than $273 million in debt…

  • Auditor urges more oversight in offices of Superior Court

    A risk of fraud or embezzlement continues in the offices of Superior Court clerks of court, yet many clerks refuse to correct serious problems, State Auditor Beth Wood says. “I will tell you, it’s a little tiresome spending taxpayer dollars writing the same report over, and over…

  • Wake school board filing opens Thursday

    The filing period for all nine Wake County school board seats opens at noon Thursday and ends at noon Wednesday, Aug. 17. The State Board of Elections approved the filing period during an emergency meeting on Wednesday held by teleconference. The meeting was called after Gary Sims, director of elections…

  • Judge: Wake County voters will use 2011 maps

    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. All nine members of the school board will be up for re-election this year. They’ll run in single…

  • UPDATE: Fate of Wake County elections expected any day

    UPDATE: In an order issued Sunday, Dever gave Wake County officials until 4 p.m. to respond. According to WRAL News, the county must rank four options:   using the districts the 4th Circuit declared unconstitutional reverting to the maps drawn in 2011 that lawmakers replaced with the unconstitutional maps…

  • NCGA lawyers file new maps for Wake County elections

    Attorneys for legislative leaders have filed new maps with the U.S. District Court and are urging the judge handling the case to approve the maps for the 2016 election for Wake County commissioners and school board members. The maps divide Wake County into seven districts and two…