Hoggard makes a good start in the 4A Softball Championship Series Friday

The Hoggard and East Forsyth High School softball teams began the 4A state championship series Friday night at North Davidson High School.

Granholm: Normal service at gas pump likely by late Sunday

The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline has caused shortages at the pumps throughout the South and emptied stations in the Washington, D.C., area.
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SPORTS

  Hoggard makes a good start in the 4A Softball Championship Series Friday

Two Cape Fear Academy teams playing for state championship on Saturday, each facing the same school

The Hurricanes tennis team will host Forsyth Country Day at home, while the lacrosse team will play on the road.

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The West Brunswick High School community will hold a celebration of life service for Johnnie Magbie who died trying to save his brother during a boating accident in Horry County, South Carolina over the weekend.
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