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Cougars come out flat in playoff opener

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Conference champs with a No. 1 seed for the state softball tournament, the 16-1-1 Wake Forest softball team was slated to be a top contender for the state title as they entered the playoffs. But all of that expectation was dashed on...
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Huskies fight for each other to the very end

By David Allen Staff Writer CARY — The Heritage High Baseball team has been a role model this season of what a team can accomplish after surviving a trial by fire. Making it to the third round of the state playoffs is an accomplishment any team would be proud of. For the Huskies,...
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Record leap makes history

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — It’s not every day you get to see a school’s history being made, even rarer to be a part of making it. But for Franklinton High School high jumper Charity Snelling, she got to do just that.. Charity leapt to both a new personal and new...

Folk Festival coming to Oak View Park

RALEIGH — A folk festival is the fitting finale to Oak View County Parks’ exhibition, In Search of a New Deal. The free, family-friendly event focuses on the 1930s and ’40s and takes place June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4028 Carya Drive in Raleigh. Crafts and activities...

Tech awards grant program under way

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards grant program for the 2014-15 school year is in progress.  Eligible teachers include public school K-12 and community college teachers working in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties. Grants...
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The Triple Crown of tennis: Wakefield takes third 4A tennis title

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent BURLINGTON — Saturday afternoon at the Burlington Tennis Center, it took the 2014 edition of the Wakefield High School boys tennis team about two hours to accomplish a historic first that has been a few years in the making. The Wolverines...

May library activities winding down

In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, 919-870-4000). Most programs are...

Shabazz poetry reading rescheduled to Friday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) announces several upcoming workshops and exhibits. The free poetry workshop with Phillip Shabazz, poet, writer and teaching artist, who will read from his newly released book, Flames in the Fire: Poems, has been...
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Student inducted into Cum Laude Society

WAKE FOREST — Myles Alexander Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alad Troy Brown of Wake Forest, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va., during a ceremony held April 21. He is a member of the Class of 2014. The Cum Laude Society was...