More than 40 Knightdale Parks and Recreation track-out students assisted in ceremoniously planting a new canopy tree at Knightdale Station Park to celebrate the town’s re-certification as Tree City USA April 17.
The Wake County school board is considering whether to add $5.8 million to Superintendent Jim Merrill’s proposal to ask the county Board of Commissioners for $48.3 million more in funding. The extra $5.8 million would hire more occupational therapists, special education teachers and literacy teachers and give a bigger pay raise for athletic and academic coaches.
With a pair of quick strikes, the Pirates managed to successfully pluck that thorn out from their side with a 2-1 victory that completed the season sweep of their rivals and put Corinth Holders in the driver’s seat for a potential league title of its own.
Harnett Central made up for its only runner-up finish of the season by picking up its sixth team win in Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys golf, a five-stroke victory Thursday over Garner at River Ridge Golf Club.
Southeast Raleigh has had quite a dynasty in Greater Neuse River 4A track and field. And that continued on Thursday, but while the girls’ team won in a blowout the boys needed about every point they got.
Educators yearn to make lifelong learners out of their students. They hope to instill a love of learning in their young charges, because they know the world around us changes constantly and someone who stops learning won’t keep up with her or her peers.
Entering Tuesday’s game at Knightdale, the Clayton softball team was reeling from back-to-back conference losses and in desperate need of a turnaround game. Hannah Ryan gave the Comets the performance they needed, pitching a no-hitter to lead Clayton to an 11-0 win.
Clayton freshman Chris Riley advanced to the Greater Neuse River Conference boys’ singles final to position himself to duplicate the league title Klein Evans claimed for the school as a freshman in 2013.