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Wake County residents recently elected seven Democrats to the Wake County commissioner’s board. At their first meeting, the all Democratic board shared their vision for the future which includes improvements in education, public transportation, and economic development. Perhaps their greatest challenge will be with education funding as growth in the county has caused a lack of schools and the need for increased teacher pay to retain teachers.
Nathaniel Mackey is a poet, novelist, critic, and Durham resident. Mackey has been widely successful and is influential as a black experimental writer whose poetry has a musical, jazz-like quality. The author discusses the influence that Durham’s poetic community has had on him and how he approaches writing poetry.