Soccer

UNC’s Anson Dorrance leads thrice-weekly soccer scrimmages

It’s a thrice-weekly soccer scrimmage of Tar Heels coaches, former players and skilled locals. The games, held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, are informal but competitive. They are played at the field house, Hooker Fields or Finley Fields, depending on the weather and number of players. They have been a midday soccer staple for the last 10 years, said Chris Rich, one of Noon Ball’s primary organizers.

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Undercover video plays into ‘ag-gag’ debate

As NC legislators appear likely to approve a bill that they stress is not about “ag-gag” – the term for muzzling undercover investigations of farm animal abuse – an advocacy group has released a video purporting to show chickens being mistreated at a processing plant in Robeson County.

Arts & Culture

RLT delivers bold, entertaining ‘Hedwig’

Raleigh Little Theatre has recently been offering shows with adult content to attract audiences beyond those for traditional community theater fare. The edgy glam-rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is the company’s boldest effort yet, with early sellouts and an extended run confirming such shows will sell.

High School Sports

NCHSAA changes alignment process, basketball playoffs

The NC High School Athletic Association board of directors worked through lunch and through dinner on Tuesday as it wrestled with issues relating to football practice, realignment and the basketball playoffs, but by Wednesday morning everything was set for near unanimous consent on issues that had provoked daylong discussions the day before.

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