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Wakefield struggles with shooting in loss

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent DURHAM — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team capped its 23-3 season by winning the North Central Athletic Conference tournament Friday. The Patriots beat River Mill 46-43 in the final game after a 61-24 victory against Kestrel Heights...

At the library Feb. 20, 2014

There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Better plan needed for teacher pay

To the editor:   To improve public schools and give our children the best chance to succeed, we must have a high-quality teacher in every classroom. This means that we must fix our uncompetitive and embarrassingly low teacher salaries across the board. Increasing teacher pay...

Vermiculture defined at gardening event

HENDERSON — Vance County Cooperative Extension presents Backyard Gardening: Getting Down to Basics, a symposium to take place Saturday, March 8, at 8:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 305 Young St., in Henderson. The power of worms in the garden and beyond...

Designing better asphalt, using cooking oil

by Dr. E. Kirsten Peters Dr. Haifang Wen grew up in a rural area of Shandong province, in eastern China. In his youth there were not many paved highways in the Chinese countryside. “Lots of the roads were gravel,” he told me recently. “They were muddy when it rained. I remember...