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South Granville evens 2A baseball series with Midway

Justin Bullock crushed a two-run homer in the first inning and Cameron Willis and Clay Walters handled the pitching as South Granville beat Midway 3-1 Thursday to even the NCHSAA 2A Eastern Regional championship series. The deciding game in the best-of-3 series will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Midway.

Smithfield: Opinion

Pay-raise scandal ends on sour note

Here’s the takeaway from Smithfield’s pay-raise scandal, which has slipped into history now that District Attorney Susan Doyle has announced she will file no criminal charges: If your town manager is under the influence of medication and unable to recall what he did or didn’t do, it’s fine for employees to receive or grant themselves large pay raises against town council orders.

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