Leesville Road graduate Jack Conley plans to continue his baseball career at N.C. State next season, though he has until July 17 to officially decline the Boston Red Sox, who drafted the catcher in the 30th round.
The RailHawks, who finished third in the spring season standings, downed visiting Minnesota United, which was fourth, 3-1 Saturday in WakeMed Soccer Park despite being a man down for the game’s final 30 minutes.
After three years of construction, the Rolesville Bypass will open on July 17. The $24 million road will allow drivers to avoid U.S. 401. It could also attract commercial development to the fast-growing town in northeastern Wake County.
A Title IX advocacy group has ranked North Carolina 44th in the nation in “gender equity gaps” in sports participation. The National Women’s Law Center says almost half of North Carolina’s public high schools are not providing girls enough spots on sports teams.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hired the group, which is one of four crews working across the state to restore natural lands for the public. This summer is the third year of conservation service – a partnership between the Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.