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Read health care coverage stories at new website

RALEIGH — The Civitas Institute launched a new website, Icouldntkeepmyplan.com highlighting North Carolinians’ stories about how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is throwing them out of the health plans they liked, while threatening their finances and ability to control their...

Volunteer youth basketball coaches needed

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is looking for adults interested in volunteering time one night a week plus an hour on Saturdays to coach youth basketball teams of all ages. Youth leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 5-17. Team practices are...
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Late interception dampens Huskies homecoming

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Friday night’s game between the Heritage and Millbrook High School football teams was a battle every step of the way. It was everything a heavyweight fight should be as both teams made serious blows to their opponent. Heritage was ahead...
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Patriot netters advance in playoffs

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris NEWPORT — Franklin Academy’s tennis advanced to the Regional round of the 1A North Carolina state playoffs Monday with a 5-1 victory against East Carteret High School. The Patriots played against conference rival Raleigh Charter yesterday (Wednesday);...

Watch out for phony IRS calls

by Roy Cooper, Attorney General RALEIGH – North Carolinians are getting phone messages from people who pretend to be with the Internal Revenue Service. The callers claim that you owe back taxes and urge you or your lawyer to return the call immediately. When you do, they suggest...