Wake County’s 38 multi-track year-round schools are opening a new school year Tuesday amid uncertainty about how many teacher assistants they will be able to keep. School districts are waiting to see if North Carolina lawmakers will stop funding as many as 8,500 teacher assistant positions over the next two years.
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has a contract to buy the Raleigh Flea Market Mall on Capital Boulevard. Jennifer Caslin, marketing coordinator for the regional Food Bank, said the organization needs more room for all of its operations. The flea market’s last day of indoor operation was Sunday.
Pearl Thompson was a student at Shaw University in 1942 when she was told she couldn’t check out a book from Raleigh’s public library because she was black. On Thursday, at the age of 92, she finally got a Wake County library card.
Leesville Road graduate Jack Conley plans to continue his baseball career at N.C. State next season, though he has until July 17 to officially decline the Boston Red Sox, who drafted the catcher in the 30th round.
The Area 1 West division American Legion Baseball playoffs started July 5 in the Triangle. Raleigh Post 1 won the regular-season title, Apex Post 124 was the second seed, the independent Garner Nationals were No. 3 and Cary Post 67 finished third.
I know it’s a big deal the Confederate flag could finally come down in South Carolina, now that nine people are dead and the political powers that have kept it flying are singing a different tune. It was a big deal, too, in 2000.