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Talk about coal ash Tuesday

LOUISBURG — Should Duke Power customers foot the bill for moving coal ash ponds to lined landfills? Should the coal ash ponds be moved at all? Should North Carolina enact stricter laws to regulate coal ash ponds or do regulators just need to enforce what is already on the books?...
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Wakefield evens the score

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — In an upset win, Wakefield’s softball team proved too much for the weakened Heritage to handle Tuesday night. The rematch was important for both teams’ chances in the playoffs and as such they played with equal fire. “I knew their...
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Patriots tennis loses in second round

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent TARBORO- The Franklin Academy tennis team’s quest for a deep run in the 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association dual team championship came to an end Tuesday. The Patriots, which earned a berth as a wild card, lost 4-5 to Tarboro,...
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Wake Forest Lacrosse celebrates first senior night

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The inaugural year for the Wake Forest lacrosse team has been rough, but rewarding. Holding their first of many senior nights, coach Laura Pierrie had the pleasure of honoring her seven seniors on Friday. The seniors this year were Skyler...

Patriot girls fall short in rivalry game

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — The Franklin Academy girls soccer team places a great deal of emphasis on their games against conference opponent Raleigh Charter, believing a win over them can change the course of the their season. But in their latest meeting Monday...
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Wolverines upset Leesville Road in thriller

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — The Wakefield High School girls soccer team provided a pretty good display of how to work a counterattack to generate not only offensive chances but goals to hand Leesville Road its second conference loss of the season. The...
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Texans are flag football champs

The i9 Texans were named the i9 Sports Winter Major Division champions for flag football in March, in the 9-11 year-old league. Playing for the i9 Texans are, from back left, Mitchell Hewlett, Chase Warner, Alex Caywood, coach Morgan Caywood, James White, Zack Martin, Devin...
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How I lost 70 pounds

After losing 70 unwanted, unhealthy pounds from my 5-foot 8-inch female frame, most days, at least once, someone will ask me, “How did you do it?” Repetition has created a pretty quick and concise response. It still amazes me that these folks look to me as an expert because I’ve...
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United Blue girls repeat win

For the second season in a row, the U13 Wake Forest United Blue Girls team finished with a 7-0-1 record and again finished in first place in the top CASL U13 challenge division.  Also for the second season in a row, the team led the league with 25 goals scored while only...