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Youngsville man fourth in fishing tourney

HENDERSON — Robert Barrett of Youngsville finished  fourth in Fishing League Worldwide’s Wal-mart Bass Fishing League tournament held on Kerr Lake May 31. Barrett caught five bass, totaling 13 pounds 6 ounces. He won $827 in prize money. Barrett has a career earning total of...
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Husky receives lacrosse scholarship

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Ryan Varner, a four-year lacrosse athlete from Heritage High School is the recipient of the Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship Award. Varner was recognized during the halftime of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Men’s...

Teachers asked to trade security for pay raise

Teachers may have a big decision ahead: Take the pay raise but lose career status job security, or keep career status and get no raise, maybe for as long as Republicans control the General Assembly. Many a North Carolina family will gather at the kitchen table this month if the...

Bill would offer handouts to Hollywood cronies

Do you think your taxes are too high? Would you like a tax break? Well, some N.C. legislators are happy to give you a big tax break — if you are a big Hollywood film studio. For years, North Carolina poli-ticians have been tugging on the Armani sleeves of Hollywood execs to offer...