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Ham radio operator in world championship

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville resident and top amateur radio operator Nathan Moreschi, amateur radio call sign N4YDU, has been selected to compete in the World Radiosport Team Championship 2014 (WRTC2014).  This quadrennial radiosport competition, the first held in the United States...

Veteran tip hotline launched

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCVA) launched a Vet Tip Hotline Monday to help veterans and improve services at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) medical facilities located in the state. The hotline will provide a resource for veterans and...
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Tennis champs swing into state tourney

Capital-area champions for the 3.5 18+ United States Tennis Association league are heading to the state tournament in Winston-Salem June 12-17. From left are co-captain Megan Clawson, Ginger Sidoti, Kristin Despain, Blake McMurray, Emily Freeman, Kim Patrey, Jeanie Chang, Jane...

Pattern change on Wakefield Pines Drive to improve traffic

WAKE FOREST — The Raleigh City Council Tuesday approved a change in the traffic pattern at both approaches of Wakefield Pines Drive to Falls of Neuse Road. The right-hand traffic lane in both approaches will be converted from a combination straight ahead and right-turn lane to a...
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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...