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Muslim Holiday Approved For Wake County Schools 2020-2021 Calendar  WFMYNews2.com

RALEIGH, N.C. — Wake County students will have a day off from school on a Muslim high holy day beginning in 2021. The Wake County Board of Education ...



Muslim holiday approved as Wake County school leaders OK 2020-21 school calendars  CBS17.com

"It means a lot. It's huge," said Mariya Shaikh, who has two children at Athens Drive High School.



NCISAA investigating claims of promised tuition for football players, recruiting at Village Christian  HighSchoolOT

The NCISAA has opened an investigation into allegations that Village Christian Academy used undue influence and promises of free tuition to football players ...



Cincinnati Reds: Top 5 all-time one-and-done players in team history  FanSided

With March Madness upon us, we thought it was time to remanence on some of the players who only played one season with the Cincinnati Reds.



Five local students make Honors Band  Mount Airy News

BOONE — Five Surry County Schools students were chosen for and recently performed with the Northwest N.C. All-District Honor Band held here at ...



Principal: Unfounded threat against Athens Drive High appears to be part of national hoax  WRAL.com

The principal of Athens Drive High School in Raleigh said a threat called in to the school, which prompted a police response and lockdown that lasted about an ...



As investigation continues, football coach no longer employee at Village Christian  HighSchoolOT

Emerson Martin is no longer the football coach or weightlifting teacher at Village Christian Academy, HighSchoolOT.com has confirmed.



In Facebook Live video, former Village Christian coach denies wrongdoing  HighSchoolOT

Former Village Christian Academy head football coach Emerson Martin and his wife, Keschia, denied allegations of recruiting and promises of free tuition during ...



Exclusive: Coach ousted amid Village Academy football recruiting scandal denies wrongdoing  WTVD-TV

In an exclusive interview, former Village Christian Academy high school football head coach Emerson Martin told ABC11 he did nothing wrong. Martin was let go ...



One student injured in brawl at Athens Drive High School  The News & Observer

A fight involving more a dozen students broke out at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh on Thursday, April 12, 2018.



Video shows brawl at Athens Drive High School that injured one student  News & Observer

A video circulating on social media shows a large brawl involving numerous people at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, NC Thursday afternoon, April 12, ...



2 Raleigh students charged with 3 robberies within an hour  WTVD-TV

A pair of sophomore students from Athens Drive High School in Raleigh are currently in jail on robbery charges.



Athens Drive High School parents say they're upset that students who protected themselves during fight were suspended  WTVD-TV

Parents of some Athens Drive High School students who have been disciplined for their involvement in a fight outside the school last week gathered Thursday to ...



Student taken to hospital after huge brawl at Athens Drive Magnet High School  WRAL.com

A large brawl broke out at Athens Drive Magnet High School around dismissal Thursday afternoon. One student was injured and treated at the hospital.



Warrant: 18-year-old charged with assault after Athens Drive High brawl  WRAL.com

An 18-year-old man was charged with assault in connection to a brawl last week at Athens Drive Magnet High School in Raleigh, according to arrest records.



Athens Drive High students charged in multiple armed robberies  WRAL.com

Two Raleigh teens are charged in connection with several armed robberies in one day.



Athens student returns the kindness he was once shown  WRAL.com

Athens Drive Magnet High School student Gilberto Hernandez Cruz collected 250 pounds of food benefiting the Backpack Buddies program.



Third suspect charged with inciting riot at Raleigh high school  WTVD-TV

A Raleigh man is the last of three suspects to be charged with inciting a riot at Athens Drive High School.



Athens Drive High students hold walkout ahead of trip to DC  WRAL.com

On Saturday, people around the world will rally against gun violence and mass school shootings.



2 more men facing charges in connection with Athens Drive HS parking lot brawl  CBS17.com

Two more men are facing charges in connection with a 25-person parking lot brawl at Athens Drive High School.



Parents of students involved in Athens Drive fight share concerns  Spectrum News

Parents of some of the students involved in the fight say they are unhappy with how the situation has been handled.



Sex offender arrested at Athens Drive High School  WRAL.com

A registered sex offender was arrested last week after visiting Athens Drive High School in Raleigh.



In a world of change, tots and their beloved mentor still roam a Raleigh high school  The News & Observer

Paulette Hicks has been director of the child care center at Athens Drive High since it opened in 1978. Athens Drive is the only Wake high school with a ...



Athens Drive High School lifts lockdown following police activity  WTVD-TV

According to school officials, Athens Drive High School was on a community lockdown due to police activity in the area.



Grading glitch is causing report card delays at schools across NC  Durham Herald Sun

School districts across North Carolina are delaying release of new student report cards and are revising earlier report cards because of a statewide software ...



Police search for 3 in home invasion; lockdown lifted at Athens Drive High  WRAL.com

Officers with the Raleigh Police Department were investigating a home invasion Wednesday afternoon in the 4300 block of Fathom Court.



Sex offender arrested at Athens Drive public library in Raleigh  CBS17.com

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A registered sex offender faces felony charges after he was arrested for being at the Athens Drive Community library, which is located ...



Athens Drive student accused of rape; father says note from alleged victim shows it didn’t happen  News & Observer

Wake County District Court Judge Ned Mangum told 16-year-old Taquan Shmar Jeffries that he could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of raping ...



Raleigh mother says officer shot has been source of support for her, family  CBS17.com

The mother said she called police to check on the officer, and to see if she could visit him in the hospital. She wants to thank him in person for helping her.



Athens Drive High principal dies  WRAL.com

Athens Drive High School Principal James Hedrick died Tuesday morning, Wake County Public School System officials said.



Former Raleigh high school teacher sentenced in student-sex case in Henderson County  News & Observer

A former Wake County teacher will spend 45 days in jail as part of a plea deal on charges that he had sex with a student when he worked at a Henderson ...



Introducing Athens Drive's first sports hall of fame class  The News & Observer

Athens Drive's first sports hall of fame class includes two NFL players, an MLB all-star, a pro golfer, a hall of fame coach, a state record holder in swimming, a pro ...



Broughton High Principal Stephen Mares moves to Athens Drive High  News & Observer

Longtime Broughton High School Principal Stephen Mares will take over at Athens Drive High, where James Hedrick died in August. The Wake County school ...



Days before AP exam, Wake County teacher skips rally to help students prepare  WRAL.com

More than a third of the school districts in North Carolina will be closed Wednesday, as tens of thousands teachers attend a rally in downtown Raleigh.



This Raleigh school’s marching band has big New Year’s plans: performing at a bowl game  The News & Observer

The Athens Drive marching band will play during halftime of the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day 2018. It will be their first bowl game appearance but not their ...



Psychologist: Fear of school shootings affecting students' brains  WRAL.com

Las Vegas, Parkland, Fla., Pittsburgh, Thousand Oaks, Calif. - there are enough mass shootings now that they are simply referred to by where they happened.



Broughton High principal Stephen Mares leaves for Athens Drive  News & Observer

When the principal of Athens Drive High School died unexpectedly Aug. 2, longtime Broughton High principal Stephen Mares said he felt called to leave his post ...



Oscar Smith wins WRAL Wrestling title, Cape Fear's Wilson named top wrestler  HighSchoolOT

A total of 31 teams gathered at Athens Drive High School this weekend for the 47th annual WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament, but it wasn't a North ...



Wake County high school graduates show their gratitude to their former teachers  The Herald-Sun

In an emotional video posted on YouTube, four graduating Wake County high school seniors visited former teachers to thank them for helping them in their ...



Athens Drive High basketball player indicted on felony sex charges  WRAL.com

A 16-year-old basketball player at Athens Drive High School who is facing three felony charges in connection with a sex crime that allegedly happened last ...



Wake students may get the day off for a Muslim holiday starting in 2021  The Herald-Sun

One of Islam's most important holidays, Eid al-Fitr, may be recognized as a teacher work day in Wake County Schools' traditional calendar for 2020-21. It's up to ...



Athens Drive High basketball player facing felony sex charges  WRAL.com

A 16-year-old basketball player at Athens Drive High School is facing three felony charges in connection with a sex crime that allegedly happened on Dec.



After public outcry, Athens Drive library to remain open  WRAL.com

The Wake County public library at Athens Drive High School will stay open - for now.



Hundreds walk out of Triangle schools as part of national movement  WRAL.com

Students across the Triangle will walk out of their classes on Friday as part of National School Walkout Day to demand an end to gun violence.



Athens Drive High, Reedy Creek Middle become Wake County magnet schools  News & Observer

Athens Drive High School is now one of Wake County's newest magnet schools, ensuring that every high school in and around downtown Raleigh has a ...



Spending more on K-12 schools might not be the smart move  The News & Observer

Compared to Massachusetts, NC has a long way to go on learning outcomes in schools, but it can catch up.



NC State women's basketball : North Carolina connections  The News & Observer

The NC State women's basketball team has a roster loaded with North Carolina born players. The Wolfpack (17-0, 4-0 ACC) has relied on a rich crop of ...



Holly Springs ousts Athens Drive in first round, 53-51  HighSchoolOT

Third time proved to be the charm for Holly Springs as they fought to defeat former conference rival Athens Drive in their third meeting of the season, 53-51.



Student accused of sexual assault at Athens Drive  WTVD-TV

A 16-year-old student is accused of sexually assaulting another student inside Athens Drive High School, and the victim's mother says better vigilance from a ...



Two Raleigh students win Triangle Rising Stars competition  WTVD-TV

Two Raleigh students win Triangle Rising Stars competition at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night.



Veteran, pastor and Wake County leader Marvin Connelly is now a schools superintendent  The News & Observer

Marvin Connelly, the Wake County school system's chief of staff and strategic planning, was named superintendent of Cumberland County, North Carolina's fifth ...



Athens Drive girls lacrosse coach in it for the long haul  News & Observer

In a season that has endured more downs than ups, the Athens Drive girls lacrosse program can take some comfort in that its head coach Mike SanGiacomo ...



Clinton High leader gives resignation  Sampson Independent

The administrative team within Clinton City Schools will include one new face in the upcoming school year, as Clinton High School principal Dr.



After a year of grieving, Wake County educator is named state’s best principal  News & Observer

Camille Hedrick, principal at Panther Creek High School in Cary, was named the 2017 North Carolina PTA Principal of the Year. Her husband, Jim Hedrick, who ...



Athens Drive High School library will close to the public in July  News & Observer

Starting next month, the library at Athens Drive High School will no longer be open to the public. The change is due to security concerns, said Tim Simmons, ...



Three transported to hospital after fight at Athens Drive High  WRAL.com

Students at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh were forced out of some parts of the building Tuesday morning after a fight in the cafeteria.



Cary swimmer gets lessons from Olympians  WTVD-TV

Zach Brown, a senior at Athens Drive High School, is being categorized as one of the best up and coming butterfliers in the nation.



Athens Drive High’s new stadium a long time coming  News & Observer

When Karin Evanoff walked to the podium at the end of the groundbreaking for the new stadium at Athens Drive High School, the audience gave her a standing ...



Josh Hamilton released from Rangers after knee injury  News & Observer

The Texas Rangers released Josh Hamilton from his minor league contract Friday after another knee injury, perhaps signaling the end of the 2010 AL MVP's ...



Grads walk stage at Athens Drive  WRAL.com

Athens Drive High School graduates attend commencement on Saturday.



Tragedy didn’t keep her from growing her business  The News & Observer

Jill and TJ Donovan launched Donovan's Dish, a catering and take-out market, in 2011. Four days after opening their first storefront in Apex in 2016, TJ Donovan ...



One family created a lacrosse legacy at Athens Drive High School  News & Observer

When Shannon Kenedy gave up soccer for lacrosse her freshman year at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, she didn't realize it would have a monumental ...



Sunday marks 4 years since Chapel Hill triple killing  CBS17.com

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) - Sunday marks four years since three Muslim college students were shot to death in a Chapel Hill apartment - a case the district ...



Football: Cardinal Gibbons vs. Athens Drive (Aug. 17, 2018)  HighSchoolOT

Cardinal Gibbons defeated Athens Drive 49-10 Friday night.



Travis Scott promised free tickets after delayed Raleigh show. Some are still waiting  ECU The East Carolinian

When chart-topping rapper Travis Scott played Raleigh's PNC Arena Nov. 9, the show was beset with problems.



Thousands get into Wake County magnet schools and early colleges  News & Observer

More than 6700 families applied to a Wake County magnet school or early college this year – a slight increase from 2016 but down 27 percent from 2009.



Here are the Teacher of the Year finalists for Wake County schools  The News & Observer

Wake County schools have named 13 Teacher of the Year finalists. The winner will be announced May 10, 2018.



Wake County teacher accused of having sex with student at prior job  News & Observer

Devon Ross Lategan, who now teaches at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, was charged by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office with having sex with a ...



Athens Drive assistant principal attacked while breaking up fight  WRAL.com

An assistant principal at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh was injured Tuesday morning after being pushed into a plate-glass window while trying to break ...



Hannah Sink, Jonah Weston announced as 2018 Homecoming royalty  Western Carolina University News

From left, WCU's Homecoming royalty for 2018, Hannah Sink and Jonah Weston, receive congratulations from Interim Chancellor Alison Morrison-Shetlar.



Wake County to recommend two schools get magnet programs  News & Observer

Wake County school administrators will recommend Tuesday that Athens Drive High School in Raleigh and Reedy Creek Middle School in Cary become ...



Chris Martin out as football coach at Athens Drive  HighSchoolOT

Athens Drive High School is without its head football coach three weeks into the high school football season.



The Athens Drive Library survives  The Independent Weekly

Two months ago, the Athens Drive Community Library was on the brink of closing permanently, the second time it found itself on the block in just six years.



Boys Basketball: Cary vs. Athens Drive (Feb. 2, 2018)  HighSchoolOT

Athens Drive dominated Cary 54-28 Friday night on the Jaguars' home court in Raleigh.



New conference turned Green Hope from underdog to favorite  Durham Herald Sun

We're in for some real parity in the new Triangle 6 Conference. No team was better than 6-6 a year ago and only two teams – Green Hope and Panther Creek ...



Rod Dooley profile: "follow your passion"  The Gazette

It was left to Rod Dooley, a young black student enrolled in North Carolina schools still wrestling with integration, to learn how to navigate an education system ...



Meet the NC Supreme Court Candidates  Spectrum News

North Carolina's race for the NC Supreme Court has made a lot of headlines this year. Meet the three candidates.



Water-purifying shoes and other wearable tech ideas from Wake students  News & Observer

Around 120 design and engineering Wake County high school students participated in the Design Blitz, where local design experts helped teams develop ...



Closing the books on Athens Drive Community Library?  The Independent Weekly

The sign at the entrance to the building promises Athens Drive High School in Southwest Raleigh "at its B.E.S.T."the B short for "being respectful." Off the lobby ...



Track & Field: Wake County Championship held at Athens Drive  HighSchoolOT

Track and field teams from all over Wake County gathered at Athens Drive High School for the annual county championship Saturday.



Homegrown Raleigh haunted house provides plenty of scares, opportunity for teens to give back  WRAL.com

Raleigh dad Rich Fountain and daughter Kasey, then 11, opened Fright Nights at their home at 2517 Toll Mill Court, Raleigh, for the first time in 2012 on a whim.



Wake County Public School System's 2017 high school valedictorians | Raleigh News & Observer  News & Observer

The Wake County school board recognized the 25 high school valedictorians in the Class of 2017, which will be the next-to-last group of seniors that will get that ...



High schools without football stadiums? Wake might rethink construction plans  News & Observer

As large swaths of land become harder to find in Wake County, some school leaders say it's time to rethink the high school construction model, which requires ...



Cary native, Wake standout Migliaccio ready to realize a dream in US Women's Open  WRALSportsFan.com

College students usually enjoy plenty of sleep and sun during the summer, but Cary native Emilia Migliaccio is prepping for a moment she's dreamed of for ...



Ten students are candidates for titles of Homecoming king, queen  Western Carolina University News

Members of WCU's 2018 Homecoming court are (front, from left) Jonah Weston, Hailee McCraw, Hannah Sink, Addie Ward, Faith Smith, (back, from left) Anna ...



Josh Hamilton stood out from the start  News & Observer

Even in elementary school, Josh Hamilton stood out on the baseball field. His teammates included another future major league player and several future college ...



Venditti - King  The News & Observer

Mrs. Deanna King and Mr. Bradley King of Cary, North Carolina are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chandler King to Nicholas Venditti ...



Wake County schools aim to stiffen penalties for bomb threats  WTVD-TV

Wake County Superintendent Dr. James Merrill is proposing adding a fine to the list of punishments for people who call in a bomb threat or any kind of threat to a ...



N.C. State names Park Scholarship recipients  News & Observer

N.C. State University's Park Scholarships program has named 39 students to its class of 2021. Thirteen are from the Triangle. They join a community of about ...



Principal returns from Abu Dhabi to lead Raleigh school  News & Observer

Victoria Priott, who left Wakefield Elementary School in 2015 to work in Abu Dhabi, is returning to become principal of Lynn Road Elementary in Raleigh.



Wake County transgender students want school bathroom choice  News & Observer

The Wake County school system allows some transgender students to use the student bathroom of their choice while offering to let other transgender students ...



Wake County teacher resigns after charge of sex with student  News & Observer

A Wake County teacher has resigned after he was arrested on felony criminal charges that he had sex with a high school student when he worked in the ...



Day 2: WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament (Dec. 23, 2017)  HighSchoolOT

Cape Fear took the top team honors at the final day of the 2017 WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Athens Drive on Saturday.



Broughton High School gets a new leader  News & Observer

On Tuesday, the Wake County school board named Elena Ashburn as Broughton High School's new principal, replacing Stephen Mares.



NC Guardsmen share their careers with ADHS students  DVIDS

North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) Soldiers spoke to students about their military careers and experiences at Athens Drive High School (ADHS), here, Oct.



Some WCPSS schools boycotting private schools, including NCHSAA members  HighSchoolOT

Competition between Cardinal Gibbons and members of the Southwest Wake Athletic and Cap 8 conferences will likely be limited for the foreseeable future.



Cape Fear wins WRAL Wrestling title  HighSchoolOT

Cape Fear's wrestling team took home top honors at the WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Athens Drive High School on Saturday.



New principal named for Broughton High School in Raleigh  News & Observer

Elena Ashburn will become principal of Broughton High School in Raleigh. Margie Fowler will become principal of Creech Road Elementary School in Garner ...



4 facing charges in Raleigh teen's murder  WTVD-TV

Two others, a young couple accused of accessory after the murder are in jail and video-conferenced in to hear their charges read aloud. Raleigh police say they ...



Wake County magnet school application period opens amid changes  News & Observer

Thousands of Wake County parents will spend the next two weeks trying to get into magnet schools that they think will best meet their children's needs for next ...



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