Better schools in Wake or Mecklenburg?

Performance gaps between Wake, Charlotte-Mecklenburg aren’t what they appear at first glance

Despite poverty concentrations in Mecklenburg, black and low-income students edge out counterparts in Wake

Numbers show both districts face challenges in educating all students

Shaffer: Pianos lost in the music of fire

For a year, Allen Deaton collected the battered pianos nobody wanted, hauling off uprights gone hopelessly out of tune, dragging away warped antiques with broken legs, dumping them all in a corner of his property he calls “The Graveyard.”

Mission accomplished as Duke beats Army 44-3

Duke rolled to a 44-3 win over the Black Knights at West Point, taking advantage in the break from Power Five level competition. The Blue Devils scored on five of its first six drives and a 27-0 halftime lead.

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Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters talks about the impact of James Wisniewski's knee injury and Saturday's home opener against the Detroit Red Wings.
Chip Alexander