Some Wake County school board members object to using Alston as the name of a new elementary school in northwest Cary even though the building is going up on Alston Road. The reason they're upset is that Alston Road, which runs from Cary into Durham, is more widely associated with the Bull City.
"As a longtime resident, Alston Road is associated with Durham and Durham County," school board member Eleanor Goettee, a Cary resident, said Tuesday. "It's just not a suitable name."
Why not just come right out and say what you're really thinking?