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Some say planned U.S. 64 underpass in Apex would do more harm than good  Raleigh News & Observer

The N.C. Department of Transportation's plans to widen U.S. 64 in Cary and Apex includes an underpass for Shepherds Vineyard Drive near a planned ...



Apex High School senior jumps in Junior Olympics  WTVD-TV

The Triangle was well represented as the American Association of Athletics Federation held its third Junior Olympics last month in Buenos Aires.



Apex High School teacher suspended after video appears to show him choking student  WTVD-TV

An Apex High School teacher has been suspended after a video appeared to show him choking a student.



Video of Apex High School student tearing down Black Lives Matter mural goes viral  WTVD-TV

A video of an Apex student tearing down a Black Lives Matter mural at his high school is going viral on Twitter and now that student has been suspended.



Leesville Road High School gets a new principal  News & Observer

Ian Solomon will start as principal of Leesville Road High School in North Raleigh on Feb. 18, 2019. He comes to the position after having been principal of the ...



Apex High School teacher resigns after video appears to show him choking student  WTVD-TV

An Apex High School teacher has resigned after a video appeared to show him choking a student.



A student's Black Lives Matter mural was torn down. Her tweet of frustration struck a chord.  The Herald-Sun

For Gracie Staser's art project, the sophomore created a mural Monday with a Black Lives Matter theme, only to have it torn down from a main hallway wall at ...



Parade makes homecoming real for new Apex high school  The News & Observer

Students at Apex Friendship High have been waiting for a week like this.



Del Phillips to retire as Apex AD, Scott Ferguson named replacement  HighSchoolOT

After 13 years, Del Phillips will retire as the athletic director at Apex High School. He will be replaced by Scott Ferguson, who has been part of the Apex ...



Apex High School football team holds Hurricane Florence relief drive  WTVD-TV

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Wake County’s newest high school now has a principal  The News & Observer

Two Wake County schools — including the district's newest high school — have new principals, and another principal has been promoted to a leadership ...



University of Richmond unveils 12-player recruiting class for 2019  Soccerwire.com

RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond women's soccer head coach Marty Beall announced the addition of 12 freshmen for the 2019 season on ...



The message of an Apex High School student's Black Lives Matter mural reaches thousands on Twitter  News & Observer

Gracie Staser, 15, shares her story on Friday, May 11, 2018, about a recent viral tweet of her Black Lives Matter mural that was torn down by a fellow student at ...



Third case of whooping cough confirmed at Apex High School  WTVD-TV

A third case of whooping cough has been reported at Apex High School, according to Wake County Human Services. Stay on top of breaking news stories with ...



School colors announced for Wake County's new Green Level High School  HighSchoolOT

Green Level High School, the newest high school in Wake County, has announced its school colors but an announcement about the mascot will come later.



Whooping cough found in Moore schools  WRAL.com

Five cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, have been confirmed in Moore County schools, officials said Monday.



Airline strike leaves Wake County high school students stranded in Europe  WRAL.com

Chaperones are working to get members of the Tri-High Chorus chorus back to the United States after an airline strike left them stranded in Europe.



Sanderson shuts out Apex in convincing 56-0 win  HighSchoolOT

Sanderson scored quick and never gave up a single point as it defeated Apex 56-0.



Apex High School’s renovated building will stand four stories tall, feature a parking deck  News & Observer

The Apex Town Council unanimously approved a site plan Tuesday for Apex High School renovations, a design that will transform the campus with a building at ...



Apex neighbors fight plan for convenience store near new high school  The News & Observer

People who live near Green Level High School in Apex oppose a proposed Eagles convenience store with 12 gas pumps. But the town council says its hands ...



Sneak peak of new campus housing Apex High School students  WTVD-TV

Apex High students have a new home while their campus on Laura Duncan Road is being renovated.



Picture U.S. 64 in Cary and Apex as part freeway, part 'superstreet'  The News & Observer

To improve the flow of traffic on U.S. 64 in Cary and Apex, the N.C. Department of Transportation has come up with three options that each involve widening the ...



Students, alumni paint parting messages in the halls of Apex High  News & Observer

Educators would never encourage students to deface a public building for the sake of artistic expression. But leaders at Apex High School did just that. For good ...



Hand-held device helps keep young athletes safe from heat  CBS17.com

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association uses it to determine if it's safe to practice and play.



Apex high school student struck by car while in crosswalk  WRAL.com

An Apex high school student was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday morning while walking to school, authorities said.



Apex's Cooper named NCHSAA Coach of the Year  HighSchoolOT

Roy Cooper has coached track and cross country at Apex High School since 1984. He is the male coach of the year for the 2017-2018 school year.



Apex hires former player to take over football program  HighSchoolOT

Britt Morton, a graduate of Apex and former football player, will take over the Cougars' football program.



Third case of highly contagious whooping cough reported at Apex High School  The News & Observer

Another case of highly contagious pertussis, or whooping cough, was reported at Apex High School on Monday, according to Wake County school system ...



Wake has tweaked its new student assignment plan. See who are the winners and losers.  The News & Observer

Wake County student assignment staff made a few changes in the second draft of the 2019-20 student assignment plan. But staff say they couldn't make several ...



Meet the six coaches and athletes named to the Apex High sports hall of fame  The News & Observer

The Apex High School/Apex Consolidated High School Sports Hall of Fame added six names in 2017, the second year of the hall of fame and the first since ...



New sign installed one day after Apex high school student was struck by car in crosswalk  WRAL.com

A change has been made to an Apex crosswalk one day after a student was struck by a car while walking to school.



Apex High School fight explodes on Twitter  WTVD-TV

Video showing a male student knocking out another on Apex High School's campus is taking off on Twitter, less than 24 hours after the fight happened.



Apex school resource officer will follow students to temporary location  News & Observer

Apex High School students will relocoate to the new Green Level High School building in Cary for two years starting this fall.



Apex High’s AOIT program draws high marks but needs more diversity  News & Observer

A Wake County school board committee will discuss Monday school technology, school crime, selection of classroom materials and an evaluation of Apex High ...



2 arrested in Apex BB gun shootings  News & Observer

Apex police arrested two for shooting at members of the Apex High cross country team with a BB gun.



Apex High School evacuated after science experiment goes wrong  WTVD-TV

Apex High School has been evacuated. Students tell ABC11 there was a fire in a chemistry lab after an experiment didn't go as planned.



Apex High could be torn down, rebuilt  News & Observer

A Wake County schools proposal to do more thorough renovations on Apex High School could delay the opening of the new Green Level High School in Cary ...



First Apex High/Apex Consolidated Sports Hall of Fame class to be inducted  News & Observer

Apex gets to share its storied athletic success in a new way as it inducts 12 members to the inaugural Apex High/Apex Consolidated Sports Hall of Fame class at ...



Mikaela Fullerton Commits to In-state Queens University of Charlotte  SwimSwam

Mikaela Fullerton from New Wave Swim Team and Apex High School, in Apex, NC has verbally committed to Queens University of Charlotte NC for 2019-2020.



Green Level: A look at Wake County's next new high school  HighSchoolOT

The next new high school in Wake County will open just down the street from Green Hope High School and Panther Creek High School.



Police: 17-year-old used Twitter to threaten to shoot up Apex High School  WTVD-TV

Police say 17-year-old Brady Whitaker, a former Apex High School student, made the threat on Twitter saying, "Boutta shootup Apex High."



Former Enloe High principal Lloyd Gardner named Wake County schools' chief of staff  The News & Observer

Lloyd Gardner has been promoted to chief of staff of the Wake County school system. Gardner will be paid $167500 for a job that includes coordinating the ...



New Apex Friendship High opens Monday, bringing 3 schools together  News & Observer

Rick Gardner and his daughter Sarah came to the first open house for Apex Friendship High School. About a week later, they returned to the school – for a ...



Wake County changes start times at four schools but drops North Forest Pines  News & Observer

Four Wake County schools will see new start times this fall, but families at North Forest Pines Elementary successfully fought another attempt to change the ...



A White North Carolina High School Student Says BLM Mural Is Offensive — So He Destroyed It  Atlanta Black Star

A 16-year-old high school student in Apex, North Carolina was suspended after a video showing him tear down a Black Lives Matter mural started trending on ...



Football: Apex vs. Sanderson (Aug. 30, 2018)  HighSchoolOT

Sanderson blasted Apex, 56-0, to claim its second win on the season on Thursday night in its home stadium.



Apex teen's death described as 'freak accident'  WRAL.com

Ozzie Vargas, 17, was killed Saturday when he fell 47 feet from a zip line at Camp Oak Hill, which is located north of Oxford, authorities said.



Holly Springs comes from behind to beat Apex in fourth quarter  HighSchoolOT

Holly Springs' boys basketball team, the No. 3 seed in the South Wake Athletic Conference tournament, upset second-seeded Apex in the semifinals on ...



Robbery suspects captured near Apex High School  WTVD-TV

There was heavy police activity near Apex High School Tuesday afternoon after officials said someone was robbed at gunpoint while at a gas station.



'We deserve a safe place to learn.' After school walkouts, students gather in Raleigh.  News & Observer

Thousands of students around the country walked out of school on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre to call for tougher gun control ...



Wake County school board buys land for new high school in Apex  News & Observer

The Wake County school board agreed Tuesday to buy land for a future high school in White Oak township in Apex. The district will pay $4.3 million for 66.48 ...



See how your child’s high school compares with other North Carolina schools on the SAT  The Herald-Sun

The SAT results for every North Carolina public high school and school district from this past school year were posted Friday by the state Department of Public ...



High school teacher finds ‘Sweet’ life with in-home bakery  News & Observer

Amy Gage teaches English at Apex High School and spends her evenings baking goodies for area establishments, teachers and home deliveries.



North Carolina teachers are now averaging more than $50,000 a year  The Herald-Sun

This year's average teacher salary of $51214 is the first time the mark has exceeded $50000 in North Carolina.



Students plan Wednesday walkout at Wake County schools  WTVD-TV

Wednesday marks one month since the shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17.



New principals hired at Apex High, Apex Elementary  News & Observer

The Wake County school board hired new principals Tuesday for Apex High School and Apex Elementary School. Diann Kearney will start at Apex High on May ...



Apex High senior youngest to present on TEDxRaleigh stage  News & Observer

What began as Dhvani Bhatia's college admissions essay turned into a TED talk – a story-driven lecture on big ideas – all because the teen said “yes” to ...



Wake County NC to Issue $151 Million Bond for Educational Facilities  MuniNet Guide

Wake County, NC is issuing $151 million in limited obligation bonds for the purposes of constructing and equipping new schools and renovating existing ...



Researchers say high schools should start later, but Wake sticks with early schedule  News & Observer

Wake County is increasingly going in the other direction at a time when some school systems are starting high schools later and elementary schools earlier to ...



Cary teenager charged with armed robbery of two other teens  WTVD-TV

A Cary teenager is behind bars accused of robbing two other teens at gunpoint.



Bobby Guthrie named lifetime achievement award winner at HSOT Honors  HighSchoolOT

Bobby Guthrie spent his entire professional career in education and athletics, much of it dedicated to interscholastic athletics.



High court ruling could mean new sentencing hearing in bizarre 2008 Apex murder case  News & Observer

Ryan Patrick Hare was three days shy of his 18th birthday on Nov. 30, 2008, when he led three other teens through a bizarre murder plot that left an Apex High ...



Apex says goodbye to its ‘Cougar Den’ in the coming days  News & Observer

In all likelihood, Monday's Southwest Wake Athletic Conference tournament opener may be the last time the Apex boys basketball team plays a contest in what ...



Boys Lacrosse: Apex vs. Wakefield (May 8, 2018)  HighSchoolOT

Apex's boys lacrosse team defeated Wakefield on the road on Tuesday night to advance in the boys lacrosse state playoffs.



Apex, Wake County schools negotiate Apex Friendship Middle site plan  News & Observer

The Town Council approved Wake County Public Schools' site plan for Apex Friendship Middle School Tuesday, but only after the school system compromised ...



Apex girls outlast Cary in double-overtime thriller  HighSchoolOT

Apex defeated Cary, 49-42, Friday night in double overtime to extend its winning streak to seven games.



How many Durham teachers must take a personal day before schools are forced to close?  The News & Observer

Durham Public Schools will consider closing schools May 16 if too many teachers take a personal day to travel to Raleigh to advocate for teachers and public ...



Apex wins 4-A state championship behind star performances  HighSchoolOT

Ian Boyd scored 25 points and T.J. Evans added 22 as the Cougars won their first state championship title in program history.



Do new 'open design' schools leave students exposed to risk?  WRAL.com

By Cullen Browder, WRAL anchor/reporter, and Randall Kerr, senior producer, WRAL Investigates. Following mass shootings across the country, school systems ...



Wake County taking comments on proposed school time changes  News & Observer

The Wake County school system has created an online forum to take public comments on a proposal to change the school times this fall for five schools.



Phillips High School, Apex Middle School get new principals  News & Observer

Robert Gupton will become principal of Mary E. Phillips High School and Monica Yllanes will be principal of Apex Middle School.



Wake County may reallocate money from new schools to renovations  News & Observer

Wake County school facilities staff say that three fewer new elementary schools need to be built after 2020, which would allow the money to be spent instead on ...



Apex BB gun shooting suspects appear in court  WTVD-TV

The Apex Police Department said the suspects wanted for three separate BB gun shootings have been taken into custody.



Apex High student dies after drug party  WRAL.com

The Wake County District Attorney is considering additional charges against an Apex teenager who allegedly sold the drugs that killed a friend.



Richard Young named athletic director at South Garner  HighSchoolOT

Richard Young will be the first athletic director at South Garner High School when the school opens in the fall.



Wake County school board to vote on $1.5 billion budget proposal  News & Observer

Expect a lot of comments from Wake County school board members on Tuesday about why they feel a request for a $35.7 million increase in funding from the ...



Panther Creek sweeps Bojangles Apex Lions Relays  HighSchoolOT

Panther Creek swept the competition Saturday to claim the boys and girls titles in the 2017 Bojangles Apex Lions Relays at Apex High School.



Apex Costco to open in March  News & Observer

The Costco in Apex will open March 16, the retail giant has announced.



Apex, Wake County going head-to-head over new middle school  News & Observer

The Apex Town Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to hear the Wake County school system's request that it not be required to construct two turn lanes ...



Looking ahead to Western Wake County growth, changes  News & Observer

As western Wake County's towns transform into an increasingly cohesive and urban metropolitan area, they're all confronting inevitable strains on roads, ...



Southwest Wake Athletic Conference boys soccer preview, 2016  News & Observer

Reigning Southwest Wake Athletic Conference boys soccer champ Apex (21-2-1, 15-1) will have to rebuild its attack this season. The Cougars graduated their ...



Holmes kicks Mustangs past Fuquay-Varina  HighSchoolOT

The Middle Creek Mustangs ran their winning streak to 11 games over the Fuquay-Varina Bengals, 23-18 on Friday night.



What to Watch on Friday: Apex grad on ‘Million Dollar Matchmaker’  News & Observer

Justin Jedlica, who grew up in Cary and graduated from Apex High, looks for love on the debut of WeTV's “Million Dollar Matchmaker.”



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 ...



Green Level High underway in west Cary  News & Observer

Like astronauts on the moon, Wake County politicians used gold shovels on Thursday to claim a field in western Cary as a construction site for the town's next ...



Apex teen's 'Prom-posal' goes viral  WTVD-TV

A North Apex High School student got a huge surprise when her boyfriend asked her to prom in a unique way. Now, news of his prom-posal is going viral.



This police officer is busting stereotypes and recruiting minorities  The News & Observer

Jacques Gilbert, a captain with the Apex Police Department, runs Blue Lights College.



Families on waiting list to get into this Orange County school  The Herald-Sun

With the opening of school Monday, Orange County Schools joined nearby districts such as Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Durham, Wake and Chatham in offering a ...



Wake County school board approves $1.98 billion building program  News & Observer

The Wake County school board approved Tuesday a $1.98 billion school construction program that would build 14 new schools, renovate 11 schools and cover ...



Teachers Rally Includes Plea for School Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors  North Carolina Health News

Teachers at Wednesday's event told of their necessity for nurses, social workers and psychologists in order to do their jobs.



High School Activists Keep Leading the Fight Against School Shootings as a Teen-Driven Comedy Fundraiser for Parkland Bubbles Up in Raleigh  The Independent Weekly

When the Parkland school shooting happened in Florida, Jonathan Beyer, a sixteen-year-old sophomore at Apex High School, struggled to make sense of his ...



Wake County school board honoring 48 award-winning students  News & Observer

The Wake County school board will recognize 48 students as Spotlight on Students award recipients on Tuesday.



Time change means Wake students start class before sunrise  WRAL.com

The Triangle awoke to a winter reminder Sunday with a dusting of snow but Wake County high school students, faculty and staff will see another reminder of ...



Dean Smith gave Apex coach David Neal a chance, taught many lessons  HighSchoolOT

Apex basketball coach David Neal earned an unlikely seat on the Carolina bench under Dean Smith, and it forever changed him as a coach and a person.



Apex high school punishes student for Snapchat racism  Daily Mail

A student in Apex, North Carolina posted a photo of the school's step team captioned: 'Plantation owner watches his former slaves rejoice and celebrate their ...



Apex hires Robert Graham as head football coach  News & Observer

Robert Graham is Apex's next football coach, the school announced Thursday. Graham is a career and technical education teacher at the school who played ...



Teacher pay has improved on average, but not across the board  News & Observer

“NC teachers' salaries now averaging more than $50,000 a year” (Mar. 5) touts that teacher annual salaries in NC now average more than $50,000. Will this ...



Thanksgiving break will start early for Wake County students in 2018  News & Observer

Newly approved 2018-19 Wake County school calendars make the Tuesday before Thanksgiving an early release day for students and discontinue the ...



Apex girls lacrosse falls in state final, 10-9  HighSchoolOT

Charlotte Catholic survived a late surge by Apex to secure a 10-9 victory and the weekend sweep of Apex Saturday.



Elaborate murder plot led to Apex teen's death  WRAL.com

When a first attempt to kill Matthew Silliman failed, friends convinced him they were faking his death because his life was in danger, a witness testified Tuesday ...



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