Football’s high toll on high schoolers

East Chapel Hill has never been a football school, but first-year coach Mike Holderman, like his players, probably felt some measure of success was in reach when he arrived there last summer. But after Holderman’s 2014 team went 0-11, it was announced in June that Holderman, like his predecessor, would be leaving after just one year.

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Another one of the Best Kept Secret places to visit in the western piedmont of NC is the Carolina Raptor Center (CRC), 2000 Sample Road in Huntersville, NC. The CRC is located on 67 acres of land within the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, just north of Charlotte, NC. The CRC is a living museum of birds of prey and avian medical facility with more than 25 species of raptors for public viewing and educational opportunities.