Marian Lucille “Mimi” Peacock, 55

Marian Lucille “Mimi” Peacock, 55, of Youngsville, passed away Monday Aug. 19, 2013 at her home. She was born in New Castle, Pa. and was a business analyst with Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday Sept. 7, at Oviedo...

James Michael Griggs, 57

James Michael Griggs of Youngsville, passed away Monday Aug. 19, 2013. He was born in Camden, S.C. on March 13, 1956, the son of Wilma and Hewitt Griggs. Griggs graduated from Newberry College and earned a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a member of...

Caryl Jane Willis Gunsalus, 85

Caryl Jane Willis Gunsalus, 85, of Raleigh, passed away Saturday  Aug. 24, 2013 at The Oaks at Mayview. She was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Frederick Charles Willis and Wava Arletta Poole Willis. Gunsalus attended college at St. Lawrence in Canton, N.Y. where...

Aline Williams, 90

Aline Williams, 90, of Wake Forest, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Aline was a talented writer and had compiled the story of her life. Aline enjoyed cooking, quilting and spending time with her family. A celebration of her life was held Aug. 28, at Wake Forest Baptist...

7.6 million reasons to keep high school sports

(We originally ran this guest editorial excerpt last year. With the hustle and bustle of school, sports and other activities, we sometimes need encouragement to see how important sports are. It is definitely worth the re-read.) by Bob Gardner I’m not quite sure what qualifies a...