The first day of traditional-calendar schools in Wake County saw families adjust to new bus routes, fewer bus stops and fewer buses on the road. But Wake County school officials said most students got to and from school on time Monday.
An overnight wreck brought down power lines over New Bern Avenue, closing all inbound and one outbound lane of the road at Hedingham Boulevard during Monday morning’s commute and the first day of the traditional-calendar school year.
Sanderson senior linebacker Jesse Williams broke free to block a third-quarter Fuquay-Varina punt and Max Webster scored on the recovery from 24 yards out to lift the 25th-ranked Spartans to a 7-0 road upset.
Police in Raleigh on Thursday arrested a 68-year-old man on 16 felony charges of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, saying he had computer files that contained pictures and a video of young girls.
Sixty-five fewer Wake County school buses will be on the road Monday when traditional-calendar students start a new school year in more-crowded buses taking new routes and making fewer stops. School transportation officials say they want to put more buses on the road but can’t recruit enough drivers.
Green Hope, No. 1 in The News & Observer’s 17-county area rankings, stayed undefeated in thrilling fashion against No. 4 Cardinal Gibbons. In the first game of Group B action, No. 5 Broughton put away unranked Garner with an 8-0 victory.