Fantasy football just another way to deflate sense of community

Joe Pearlman: The ascension of fantasy football into a pandemic was distracting and annoying enough in its early stages. In the last couple of seasons, however, a more unsettling chill wind has been felt across the football landscape: the advent of weekly for-profit fantasy leagues.

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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

More than 100 people from 43 countries were awarded their United States Citizenship during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday, October 9, 2015 on Raleigh, N.C.
Robert Willett