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Geography bee challenges HMS students

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School held its 10th annual geographic bee competition in January. Some tough questions were answered, culminating in an exciting finish with the final two students going seven rounds before the tie was broken. Ryan Wimmer took home top honors and...

Golden LEAF scholarship applications due March 1

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Golden LEAF Foundation is offering scholarships to Franklin County students who plan on attending participating North Carolina public, private or community colleges, then returning to the rural, economically distressed county. Scholarship applicants must be...

Girl Scout earns highest honor

WAKE FOREST — Jessica Hale Vickery, of Wake Forest, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, Fun and Safe in the Sun, Vickery constructed a shade shelter and picnic table at a local school and created a sun safety...

Wake Electric sponsors scholarship, trip to D.C.

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric seeks applicants for a $1,000 scholarship for college, plus a free, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the June 14-20 Rural Electric Youth Tour. Students who win the two available North Carolina Rural Electric Youth Tour spots, sponsored...

Free FAFSA day assistance

RALEIGH — On Feb. 22, college financial aid administrators and specialists will be available to help high school seniors and families complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms online. The programs, sponsored by College Foundation of North...
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Wakefield girls come up short against Broughton

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High School girls basketball team gave Cap 8 Conference leader Broughton all it could handle in a tightly contested matchup Friday before losing 68-61. The Wolverines trailed by six points with three and a  half...
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Lackluster defense costs Wakefield boys

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School basketball coach Dexter Cooley did not like what he saw from the Wolverines on Friday in their 69-53 loss to visiting Cap 8 Conference opponent Broughton High School. As he reflected on the loss, he summed...
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Franklin Academy girls get 20th win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team reached one of their main goals with Friday’s 50-37 win against visiting North Central Athletic Conference member Kestrel Heights. They hit the 20-win plateau. “The girls were so excited...
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Wake Forest slips to rival

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Friday night’s rivalry basketball game between Wake Forest and Leesville showcased two teams very evenly matched. It wasn’t until the last minutes of the fourth quarter that the Pride were able to pull ahead and beat the Cougars 48-37....