Stop by Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh Saturday between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for free skywatching with Morehead Planetarium staff and volunteers.
Stop by Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh Saturday between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for free skywatching with Morehead Planetarium staff and volunteers. MARTY PRICE MARTY PRICE
Stop by Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh Saturday between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for free skywatching with Morehead Planetarium staff and volunteers. MARTY PRICE MARTY PRICE

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  • He died months ago, but his friends still text him. They always get a reply.

    Aaron Barker was a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard for Olympic High in Charlotte. He was fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Two years earlier, he played eighth-grade travel basketball on former Charlotte Hornets star Muggsy Bogues’ MB1 team. He died unexpectedly this year, but his friends still text him. His mother always replies.