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When education and politics collide

by John Hood When educational statistics and state politics collide, the results can be cringe-inducing. A memorable example dates back to March 4, 1999, when the governing board of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the results of national reading...
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This Week in History — Aug. 22, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1943 •A $2 million drive has begun at Wake Forest College to raise the funds needed to enlarge the campus. On the list of potential buildings are a larger library, housing for male...

Diamond girls shine

Louisburg honors state championship softball team. by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — On the softball field, and in the town’s council chambers, it’s true — girls rule. This year’s 11-12-year-old Girls Tar Heel State Champion Softball Team was recognized Monday night by the town council and...

Kudos — week of Aug. 22, 2013

Congrats, grads! •April Marie Wortham, of Wake Forest graduated from Strayer University with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in human resources. She graduated with honors. •Monica Zyph, of Raleigh, graduated from California Lutheran University with a...

Girls lacrosse possibility for Wake Forest High in spring

WAKE FOREST — If a handful of folks at Wake Forest High have any say, there will be a new spring sport at the school this year. Dave Cima, the dad of a rising ninth-grader, along with  teacher Laura Pierrie and Athletic Director Mike Joyner are holding an interest meeting...
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Young tennis team will build experience

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — Some young tennis players are getting a chance to play this fall as coach Jeanne Pastorius works to build the Rolesville High School tennis program. Pastorius was hired to lead the school’s first tennis team, which is filled mostly with...
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Wakefield volleyball players eye state championship

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — As the school year is set to begin, so too begins the quest for a state Championship for the Wakefield volleyball squad. Bringing back most of their team from last year, the Wolverines are looking for even better results than in what turned...
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New coach brings enthusiasm to Wakefield

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High School boys soccer team is welcoming its third coach in as many years as C.J. Komons takes over the program this season. Komons might be the new Wolverine boys coach, but he’s certainly not new to Wakefield. He was head of...
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Patriots hope for continued success

WAKE FOREST — Junior Casey Langer has some realistic goals for her Franklin Academy girls tennis team this season. And since the Patriots reached the Final Four of the 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships last year, setting the bar high is only...