Join the 4-H fun

LOUISBURG — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin  County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H regulations....
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Real world geometry

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High Common Core 2 teachers have joined with the Heritage Swim and Golf Club to design artwork for their recreation center. “We are connecting common core math to the real world,” said Alison Stachowicz, a math teacher at...

Deadline for Basketball camp scholarship nears

WAKE FOREST — The deadline for middle school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Wake Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities is March 31. Wake Electric is awarding two Touchstone Energy sports camp scholarships...

Senior softball league looking for players

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — If you are 50 years or older and interested in playing senior softball and want to know more about the sport, there is a senior softball tournament at Heritage High School field this Saturday. Players ages 50 to 65 will be...
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WHS alum Lenox named to All-Freshman team

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Brevard College’s Madison Lenox, a Wakefield High graduate and Raleigh native, was selected to the South Atlantic Conference All-Freshman basketball team, the league office announced. Lenox was named to the All-Freshman team after leading the Tornados in scoring...
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Rolesville High softball team young and struggling

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The young Rolesville High School Rams softball team has struggled thus far in its inaugural season and remains winless in their first five games. Throughout those games, the Rams have been outscored 50-16, and Rolesville coach...

Rams take fifth in match

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WENDELL — The Rolesville High School golf team achieved one of its team goals during the March 11 Greater Neuse River Conference match. The Rams, with a score of 195, moved up in the league by finishing in fifth place at the Wendell Country...
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For the love of music

Band experiences in high school can be costly, but the results are worth it. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Cost of a sousaphone — $5,000; participation in one season of marching band — $500; learning lessons of responsibility, hard work and dedication? Priceless. Spend just five...
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Songsters hit the right note

Students in Barina Bailey’s music class at Heritage Elementary School participated in the Wake All-County Elementary Chorus Feb. 22 at Millbrook High School in Raleigh. They were required to audition and learn pieces in Hebrew, German, Latin and English. Dr. Fran Page, head of...

School Briefs – Mar. 13, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake, Franklin makeup days Wake County schools made up for the Feb. 12-14 snow days by canceling the early release March 7 and using banked instructional time. Remaining makeup days are: •Traditional...

Scholarship deadlines approaching

Who doesn’t need help paying for college? Check out these scholarship opportunities available to qualified applicants. Kohl’s cares Kohl’s Department Stores is accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers for the 2014 Kohl’s Cares scholarship program. Nominations for...

Cougar golfers finish 5th, 3rd in Cap 8 matches

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School golf coach Justin Richards said he cannot remember a year when the Cap 8 Conference has been so competitive. “Everyone has improved and there is some great golf being played,” Richards said. The Cougars...
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Heritage track star headed to Appalachian State

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent HERITAGE — When Heritage High School senior Grant Rodgers arrives at college this fall, there won’t be much of an offseason for him. The standout distance runner signed a National Letter of Intent on February 5 to attend Appalachian State...
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Wake Forest brothers ink with Lenoir-Rhyne

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Standout Wake Forest High School football players Tyler and Samuel Newhouse have been playing organized football since the third grade. And now that their high school gridiron days are over, the seniors will remain together on...
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Sattler signs letter to play soccer at Queens

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School soccer player Matt Sattler will take his skills to the next level after signing a Letter of Intent February 5 to play at Queens University. The Royals, an NCAA Division II program, were the 2013 regular...
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Kindergartners spread cheer

As part of Franklin Academy’s character education program encouraging kindness and good citizenship, Weston Lane and others in Bonnie Henson’s kindergarten class visited the Carolina House for lunch recently and delivered handmade cards to the delight of the residents there.  

Join together with the band

VANCE COUNTY — The all-volunteer Vance-Granville Community Band is rehearsing for the 2014 year and invites musicians of all ages to join. Since it was first formed in 2008, the community band has included Vance-Granville Community College students, high school students,...
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WES jumps rope for heart

WAKEFIELD — For the 14th year in a row, Wakefield Elementary School students participated in Jump Rope for Heart sponsored by the American Heart Association. The event was held in conjunction with the jump rope unit in physical education class. Jordan McIntyre from Cin...

School Briefs – Mar. 6, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Heritage High events •The HHS Talent Show is scheduled this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. •The next regularly scheduled meeting of the PTSA is Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center....
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Girl Scouts earn silver awards

WAKE FOREST — Kayla Resco and Abigail Nacional, both of Wake Forest, and Leanne Epstein, of Raleigh, have been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts — North Carolina Coastal Pines. The silver award is the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her project,...

School briefs. – Feb. 27, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. No new makeup days scheduled for Wake County Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has decided to use a combination of banked hours (instructional hours beyond the required 1,025) and change the March...

Apply for page program starting Monday

RALEIGH — The office of State Representative Bobbie Richardson is accepting page applications beginning Monday, March 3, on a first-come, first-served basis for the N.C. General Assembly’s 2014 short session in May. To be eligible, pages must be age 14-18 and currently in the...

Golden LEAF scholarship applications due Saturday

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...