While school is out, many eastern Wake children miss out on the free and reduced lunches their families come to depend on. Last year, Community Helpers leader Billy Neal began offering prepared meals at lunchtime Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at their First Avenue office.
The Wake County school system has been steadily reducing the number of multi-track year-round schools. Some say the reduction has endangered the multi-track program while others say there still not enough traditional-calendar seats.
Although they’ve known each other since high school, Matt Keeler and Blake Cone’s friendship has evolved from college drinking buddies to roommates to becoming co-owners of Knightdale’s first brewery: Oak City Brewing.
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.