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Wake Forest runs wild at Cary

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer CARY — Wake Forest dominated the field at Cary Friday night on the way to a 48-0 rout. The running game was the Cougars’ most effective weapon as they piled on 312 total rushing yards. “We practice and prepare the same every week,” said Wake Forest...

Wolverines take home first conference win

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wakefield High School soccer is now 1-0 in conference after defeating Sanderson Friday night. Despite heavy rain causing a delay, the Wolverines took Sanderson on their home turf in a game that would end up needing two extra 10-minute...

Heritage loses fourth straight in heartbreaker

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — After starting the season 6-0, the Heritage Huskies have dropped four straight after losing a hard-fought game to Leesville Road Tuesday night 3-2 (16-25, 25-14, 25-18, 26-28, 15-10). There were a lot of strong spikes and dangerous...

Rams need size to go with their talent and heart

By David Allen Staff Writer ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School football team lost to Panther Creek Friday night 41-16. The score, however, doesn’t accurately portray coach Jermaine Evans’ team. The young squad played strongly throughout the first half, capitalizing on...

Wakefield wins at Wildwood

RALEIGH — Wakefield won its third match in a row Tuesday afternoon at Wildwood Golf Course near Leesville Road. Casey Burroughs finished first on her squad and second overall with a score of 37 behind Heritage player Rhea Bhatia’s 35. “Some of these girls have been playing long...

Wolverines hold Northern with goal-line stand

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer RALEIGH — A tackle by junior Jaleel Scroggins on the 3-yard line gave Wakefield their first victory of the season as they escaped Northern with a narrow 20-14 win. It seemed as if Wakefield had control of the game early when they went into halftime...

What are the tradeoffs where we live?

My wife and I enjoy watching the TV program House Hunters on the HGTV network. It’s about first-time homebuyers navigating their way through purchasing a home. The ultimate decision comes down to three homes, with the suspense culminating in the final choice. Each show follows a...

DMV bureaucracy unfairly burdens safe drivers who have disabilities

Rebecca Kay sustained an injury at age 16 that caused permanent damage. That did not stop her from driving for 44 years without any modifications to her cars. Her decades-old injury was not getting any worse. In 2013, however, much to Rebecca’s surprise, North Carolina’s Division...

For a cleaner environment, support domestic natural gas production

President Obama has called natural gas “the bridge fuel that can power our economy.” He’s right. The natural gas industry is driving economic growth. Natural gas production supports 2.8 million domestic jobs and adds $385 billion to our economy annually. Further development could...