More than 1 out of 4 Wake County traditional-calendar students missed Monday’s makeup day, with some families starting their originally scheduled spring break instead. Attendance rates were “approaching” 80 percent in elementary school, a little more than three-quarters in middle school and about two-thirds in high school.
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Green Hope High School got a no-hitter from pitcher Chris Joyner and took care of business at the plate, defeating Broughton High School 13-1 in the Bobby Murray Baseball Invitational Tournament at Millbrook High School to help win a co-championship.
Cary Towne Center’s request to allow three-story buildings at the mall prompted a mixture of responses from Cary residents on Thursday in what was seen as the first step in a long process toward welcoming TopGolf, a Texas-based company that builds elaborate driving range/restaurant complexes.
The Cary Academy boys’ lacrosse team handily defeated visiting St. David’s, 17-3, in a lopsided affair on Thursday night. St. David’s (1-3) has had its share of struggles this season, which is to be expected considering it is the school’s first year with a varsity lacrosse program. The Warriors were outshot 42-8 and were only able to win two of the nineteen face-offs, which led to Cary Academy (2-0) controlling the ball for the vast majority of the contest.
I am trying to be a supportive parent of WCPSS, but when my kids come home and say they should not have to go to school over spring break because the teachers are telling them they will be learning nothing new due to the chance of low attendance, I start to get impatient.
A House committee called for the repeal Tuesday of a 1987 law that lets the North Carolina Department of Transportation block development indefinitely on private land it might want to buy, years in the future, to build new roads. A separate Senate bill would amend the law, putting limits on DOT’s power to control landowners without paying them.
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