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Orange cancels Rec Master Plan discussion

Due to expected soggy conditions from potential severe weather of the next few days, plus other factors, Orange County officials have canceled the Parks and Recreation Master Plan open house scheduled for Thursday, May 1, at the Eurosport Soccer Center.

The open house will be rescheduled for a later date, according to a statement issued Tuesday afternoon by Orange county staffers.

For more information about the Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan, visit, go to the Parks & Rec page and click on the link entitled, “Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update” located in the breaking news section.

High school spring sports seasons are almost done

It seems like spring weather just arrived recently, but all spring seasons for high school sport are coming to a close.

The N.C. High School Athletics Association brackets for its dual-team tennis tournament were released Monday afternoon. (See for the complete rundown on Tuesday’s first-round matches.) The individual regionals begin Friday.

The 2A and 1A track and field regionals are Saturday, which means Carrboro’s athletes will be heading to Pinecrest High School for the Mideast Regional. The 2A-1A state championship meets are May 9-10.

The 4A and 3A track and field regionals are May 10. Greensboro Dudley will host the 4A Midwest Regional, including PAC-6 teams like East Chapel Hill. The 3A Mideast Regional – which includes Chapel Hill, Orange, Cedar Ridge, Northwood and other Big 8 teams – will be held at Northern Guilford High School.

Lacrosse teams are wrapping up play this week, and then N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs begin May 7.

The baseball and softball championships will be the last competitions of the school year with title series June 6-7.

The NCISAA – which includes Durham Academy, Carolina Friends, Trinity and Emerson Waldorf – begins its 1A and 2A baseball tournaments on May 6 and plays the first round in most other sports on May 10.

The NCISAA golf finals are May 12-13 with the rest of the rest of its spring sports wrapping up the weekend of May 16-17.

Hatleys fish for fifth place at Kerr Lake tournament

Michael Hatley of Pittsboro and Steve Hatley of Chapel Hill caught and released five bass weighing a total of 16.21 pounds to finish fifth Saturday in the Boats Unlimited N.C. Team Tournament at Kerr lake.

Stump Bledsoe and Glenn Elliott of Cumberland County won the event with five bass totaling 19.14 pounds.

The next team fishing tournament will May 10 be at Falls Lake. For more information on the tour, see