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Coach Bissette hopes to improve Wakefield basketball in his first year

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — After nine straight winning seasons, the Wakefield’s boys basketball program finished last year with a disappointing 6-14 record. This year, Athletic Director Dexter Cooley has given Mickey Bissette the chance to bring the Wolverines back to winning...

Americans to hypocritical green activists: You first

by Michael James Barton Billionaire Democrat activist Tom Steyer is using his fortune to combat what he thinks is the greatest threat to America. No, he isn’t financing operations against ISIS or injecting medical aid into Africa to stop Ebola. In an effort to help congressional...

Scoreboard – Nov. 13, 2014

Reported Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 Here are area scores reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Any coach or parent can submit scores or other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com Heritage High School Football, 8-3 overall; win at Broughton, 54-6....

Wake schools spend $138K per high school graduate

by Robert Luebke How much of your money is spent to educate one high school graduate in Wake County? $50,000? $75,000? A new Civitas analysis shows that taxpayers spend about $138,507 from kindergarten through 12th grade for each Wake County Public School System student who...

The battle for political dominance like John Isner’s epic Wimbledon match

One on One by D.G. Martin What is the connection between U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and acclaimed U.S. tennis player John Isner? Both come from Greensboro, but it is more than that. Isner is known for his three-day 2010 Wimbledon match against French tennis player Nicholas Mahut. Isner...

Enough already? Not even close

by Patrick Gannon, Capitol Press Association The results of last week’s elections aren’t even official, yet the battle for one very important seat in 2016 —  North Carolina governor — has begun in earnest. And outside groups are already spending money on ads. Sigh. Neither...

Beware official-looking scam mail

RALEIGH — North Carolinians are receiving official-looking fliers that appear, at first glance, to be from the government. The fliers contain information about property they own including the address, the year the house was built, and its square footage. Recipients of the fliers...

Give an old iPod new life

WAKE FOREST — Music Academy South, 1241 S. Main St., Suite 11, is collecting gently used iPods and MP3 players to benefit Music and Memory, a nonprofit organization that brings personalized music to the elderly or infirmed through digital music technology. Musical memory is...