Safe Kids Wake County has fitted more than 80 kids with free life jackets so far this summer as part of its Swim Safe program.
Safe Kids Wake County has fitted more than 80 kids with free life jackets so far this summer as part of its Swim Safe program. Safe Kids Wake County
Safe Kids Wake County has fitted more than 80 kids with free life jackets so far this summer as part of its Swim Safe program. Safe Kids Wake County

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July 16, 2015 05:00 AM

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    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.