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Wakefield sprinter signs with Virginia tech

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — A Wakefield High School track and field athlete committed to attending Virginia Tech with a formal letter of intent signing Feb. 5 at Wakefield High School. Ama-Selina Tchume, a senior, made her decision to join the Hokies as a...
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Lady Wolverines take down Huskies

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The Wakefield High School girls basketball team pulled away from Heritage in the second quarter and rolled to a 48-27 Cap 8 Conference victory Tuesday night. The visiting Wolverines evened their league record to 6-6 and...
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Huskies defense strong on senior night

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST— Heritage’s boys basketball team stuck to its home-stand theme on senior night Tuesday. Senior captains Josh Katowitz and Nick Grover put together a strong performance in their last home game and the Huskies staged a stingy...

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....
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Cougars stumble in 4th

Staff Writer  WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest girls basketball team hosted Leesville on Friday night. Both teams, having played just over a month ago, were here to win the rematch. Wake Forest gained the advantage early in the first quarter, and carried that lead until Leesville...
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Wakefield teen fencing in the Junior Olympics

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School freshman Andrew Fulmer has championed a sport most would deem unusual. The 14-year old has climbed rapidly in the world of fencing. This weekend Fulmer, who is nationally ranked 91st among 13-16 year-olds,...