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Education

Wake schools seek more money from county

The Wake County school board approved Tuesday a resolution asking the Wake County Board of Commissioners for $1.98 billion to fund school construction projects through 2023. School board members also said Tuesday that commissioners need to fully fund the district’s request for a $35.7 million increase in the operating budget to avoid some potential budget cuts.

Baseball

Holly Springs Salamanders ready for second season

Coach Andrew Ciencin and the Salamanders will try to replicate last year’s success when Holly Springs digs in for its second season Tuesday in Asheboro. Holly Springs’ home opener is Wednesday when the Salamanders play host to the Savannah Bananas.

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Fallen Marine’s brother continues his legacy

In many ways, Holly Springs native David Griffith is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Maj. Samuel Mark Griffith, a Marine who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. On Monday, May 30, David will honor Sam, along with other fallen service members at a Memorial Day event in Holly Springs at a memorial he built

Crime

Man, woman charged with delivering drug used to make meth

Wake County sheriff's deputies Wednesday filed multiple charges related to methamphetamine and other drugs against a woman who was convicted in February of drug felonies in Johnston County and a man who was release from prison in April after being convicted in Johnston of meth-related charges.

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Wake schools considering cutting services to deal with $16.8 million shortfall

Wake County school board Chairman Tom Benton discusses why the district is considering cutting services and raising fees to help deal with a potential $16.8 million budget shortfall.
Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com
Wake schools considering cutting services to deal with $16.8 million shortfall 02:00

Wake schools considering cutting services to deal with $16.8 million shortfall

Panther Creek's Viraj Garewal wins Southwest Wake boys golf player of the year 00:57

Panther Creek's Viraj Garewal wins Southwest Wake boys golf player of the year

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Robotics team fine-tunes their 'Steph Curry'-bot

Preston Lalicker's game-winning goal for Apex boys lacrosse against Green Hope 00:32

Preston Lalicker's game-winning goal for Apex boys lacrosse against Green Hope