It took nine innings and a gutty effort from a veteran playoff squad to do it, but Corinth Holders’ remarkable run through the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A softball playoffs ended Saturday night.
They say when it rains it pours, but a deluge of Northwood hits wasn’t enough to submerge the spirits of the Corinth Holders Pirates in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A softball playoffs on Friday.
Corinth Holders played right with the favored Trojans (24-4) for five innings, went ahead in the sixth, only to see that lead slip away in the bottom half of the inning. Then, down to its last out, Alec Seaton, the ninth batter in the Pirate order, doubled to force extra innings.
Development is coming. That’s the mantra in eastern Wake county, which has already seen years of a growing population in its towns as many first-time homebuyers are priced out of the market to the west.
Towns and counties across North Carolina find themselves treading in very unfamiliar waters these days as they deal with requests to locate solar farms in their communities. The operations routinely draw opposition from neighbors who worry about a raft of potential problems from exposure to electrical currents to unattractive sightlines to the devaluation of neighboring properties.