Freedom Balloon Fest honors those who gave their all

It’s no accident that the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest is held over the Memorial Day weekend. A key component of the four-day event being held in Fuquay-Varina is a “Field of Flags” where people can pay their respects to “those who placed mission and service above self.”

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Franklin Academy wins state title on PKs

The Patriots missed the first PK but made the rest to edge Community School of Davidson 4-3 (4-3 PKs) for the NCHSAA girls soccer championship.
J. Mike Blake mblake@newsobserver.com
Franklin Academy wins state title on PKs 2:23

Franklin Academy wins state title on PKs

Taking to the sky with four rotors 0:37

Taking to the sky with four rotors

Fire ravages North Raleigh complex 1:15

Fire ravages North Raleigh complex

UNC routs NC State in ACC baseball tournament 2:06

UNC routs NC State in ACC baseball tournament