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An Alleged Incident in a High School Parking Lot Adds to Orange County Schools' Racial Tensions  INDY Week

In late April, an Orange High School student parked on campus in or near what's known among students as “redneck row,” the back row of the parking lot.



Parents concerned after Orange County school threats not reported  CBS17.com

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) -- Orange County parents and district leadership are airing their concerns after multiple rounds of school threats. A teacher ...



Orange High School cancels classes, after-school activities Wednesday after water main break  WRAL.com

Orange High School released students Wednesday morning because of a water main break.



5 Orange High teens charged in school fight that left assistant principal injured  WTVD-TV

Five students at Orange High School are facing charges in a fight where, officials say, an Assistant Principal was kicked or stomped in the face.



Man charged with murder after selling Orange High grad heroin seeks bail hearing  Raleigh News & Observer

A man charged with killing an Orange High School graduate after selling him heroin is scheduled to appear in Orange County court in Hillsborough. Nathan ...



‘I’m pitching in Pittsburgh.’ Former Orange High star wows parents in MLB pitching debut.  The Charlotte Observer

Monday night, Chad and Tracey Wilson were in the stands at Pittsburgh's PNC Park to watch Bryse Wilson make his major-league debut for the Atlanta Braves.



Orange County Schools superintendent will step down in June  Durham Herald Sun

Orange County Schools Superintendent Todd Wirt announced Monday night that he will step down at the end of June.



Orange County's black students said no, walked out and marched. This weekend they remember  The Herald-Sun

The black and white students at Central High School and Orange High School were integrated in 1968 — 14 years after Brown vs. Board of Education. They will ...



Orange County Schools has few black teachers. Will leadership changes slow progress?  Durham Herald Sun

A little over half of the Orange County Schools student body is white, compared to almost 90% of the district's teachers. Justice United, a group of community ...



Big fight at Orange High School sets social media ablaze  The Herald-Sun

A big fight during lunch at Orange High School on Tuesday had social media abuzz for much of the afternoon. Orange County Schools spokesman Seth ...



Racist threats, Nazi graffiti, Trump feuds: Records reveal racial tension in Orange County schools  WRAL.com

Orange County Schools recorded 70 racial and election-related incidents at their middle and high schools during the 2016-17 school year. WRAL News ...



Autopsy released on Orange County firefighter who died after trench rescue  The Herald-Sun

An Orange County firefighter who died this summer after rescuing a worker from a sewer trench had heart disease and high blood pressure, according to an ...



Orange High Panthers, Northwood Chargers raise money for injured teammate Thys Oldenburg at football game  The Herald-Sun

Two local schools are using their football matchups this week to raise money for 14-year-old Thys Oldenburg, who remains in a medically induced coma in the ...



'The sport is literally dying': Local high schools grapple with football's decline  The Daily Tar Heel

The brand of football Denise Page grew up watching in her hometown isn't there anymore. “Football used to be the fun time Friday night,” said Page, a 2001 ...



Exclusive: Injured Orange High School football player speaks about recovery  WTVD-TV

Two months after suffering a traumatic head injury, Orange High School junior varsity football player Thys Oldenburg wants you to know he's pushing through his ...



Orange High School evacuated after bomb threat  WTVD-TV

Orange High School was evacuated following a bomb threat. All students are now off the campus.



Price leaves behind ‘something tangible’ at Orange High School  News & Observer

HILLSBOROUGH Every morning, Ernie Price showed up to work and greeted his secretary with a song. Not any particular song, just something he makes up on ...



Orange County schools implementing social-media monitoring for students  CBS17.com

The Orange County school district is implementing a new online security *service* to catch online threats related to school shootings. Monday night, the district ...



On the cusp of Spring break, Orange High evacuated after receiving threat  The News & Observer

A tip about possible school safety concerns caused the evacuation of Orange High School. But, no real threat has yet to be discovered.



Here’s what you need to know about Hillsborough traffic Saturday morning  The Herald-Sun

Traffic in downtown Hillsborough will be challenging Saturday morning as a fire-truck processional honors a firefighter who died Monday. The *service* for Jeffrey ...



Governor orders flags lowered for fallen Orange County firefighter Jeff Holden  The Herald-Sun

Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered flags to be flown at half staff in honor of Orange Rural firefighter Jeff Holden, who died Monday at the main station on Churton ...



Student found with gun on campus at Orange High School  WTVD-TV

School officials say a gun was found at Orange High School in Hillsborough on Friday around noon.



‘A firefighter’s firefighter,’ Jeff Holden leaves behind wife, infant son  The Herald-Sun

Assistant Fire Chief Jeff “Stan” Holden, who had joined the Orange Rural Fire Department as a teenager, was found unresponsive in the main station in ...



Orange Rural firefighter’s funeral draws colleagues from Hillsborough and beyond  The Herald-Sun

Firefighters from surrounding communities joined family and friends Saturday morning to mourn the death of a colleague. The funeral for Orange Rural Fire ...



Orange High star who spurned UNC commits to NC State  WTVD-TV

A week of good news for NC State football got even better on Friday as Orange High School's Payton Wilson, one of the top prep linebackers in the country, ...



Payton Wilson, UNC football commit, tears his ACL – and he’ll visit rival schools  The News & Observer

Payton Wilson, the North Carolina commit and Orange High School football star, has a torn ACL, his father said Monday. Wilson, a 6-4, 225-pound outside ...



Orange County Schools rejects request for Confederate flag ban  News & Observer

A parent pushing to ban the Confederate flag in the Orange County Schools wants to know why the school board let 50 people speak on the issue Monday night ...



Mike McCauley confirmed as athletics director at Orange High School  News & Observer

Mike McCauley has been appointed as the new director of athletics at Orange High School. His confirmation last week by the school board came shortly after the ...



Orange High School Hires Jason Knapp as New Head Baseball Coach  Chapelboro.com

Orange High School has announced the hiring of Jason Knapp as its new baseball coach following the retirement of Dean Dease--who had been with the ...



Orange school shooter: 'Now I realize what I did was wrong'  WRAL.com

A jury on Friday found an Orange County man guilty of killing his father and shooting at Orange High School three years ago.



Parent who prompted Confederate flag ban in Orange County Schools honored  The Herald-Sun

The Triangle Tribune has named an Orange County parent its 2017 “Newsmaker of the Year.” Latarndra Strong founded the Hate-Free Schools Coalition.



Will Atherton—Orange County Board of Education  The Independent Weekly

1. In your view, what are the three most pressing issues facing Orange County schools? If elected, what will you do to address these issues? 1. Providing a safe ...



Orange High School football player, 14, in coma, but family hopeful after recent test  The News & Observer

Family and friends prayed for a 14-year-old Orange High School football player who remained in a medically induced coma Monday after suffering a head injury ...



He traded drugs with an 18-year-old who died. Is he a murderer?  Durham Herald Sun

Nathan Windham is charged with second-degree murder after selling heroin to Kevin Cummings, who died from an overdose three days after his 18th birthday.



Hurricane Florence: What we know Thursday, plus evacuations, shelters & predictions  WLOS

Click here to watch live. Monster storm Hurricane Florence is barreling closer to the coast of the Carolinas. Forecasters say wind speeds have dropped from a ...



After banning Confederate flag, Orange County Schools taking steps for students of color  The Herald-Sun

Last year after months of protests to ban the Confederate flag, Orange County Schools leaders announced they were forming a task force to improve academic ...



Cedar Ridge won't field varsity football team this fall  HighSchoolOT

Cedar Ridge High School will not field a varsity football team during the 2018 season due to low participation numbers, according to Bob Hill, the district's ...



Louisville Hires Hillsborough Native Scott Satterfield as New Head Football Coach  Chapelboro.com

New Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield, formerly of Appalachian State, is a native of Hillsborough and a 1991 graduate of Orange High School.



14-year-old Orange High football player in induced coma said to be improving  The Herald-Sun

Orange High School junior varsity football player Thys Oldenburg has been moved out of ICU and is slowly regaining consciousness following hard hit in Oct. 12 ...



Deputy: Accused school shooter said 'Shoot me, kill me, you'll like it'  WRAL.com

An Orange County deputy and two students who witnessed a shooting at Orange High School in 2006 testified at the accused shooter's trial Tuesday.



Orange County Officials Prepare to Implement Early Voting Changes  Chapelboro.com

Early voting is a popular time to cast ballots due to the options it gives citizens. The period runs 17 days, voters are also not required to vote in their specific ...



Who is Scott Satterfield? Get to know the Appalachian State football coach  Greensboro News & Record

The name of the Mountaineers' football coach has risen on wish lists and on lists of possible successors to Larry Fedora at North Carolina.



Congressman praying for Orange High athlete after news of injury reaches Washington  The Herald-Sun

Orange High School freshman Thys Oldenburg remains in a medically induced coma after suffering a hard hit on the football field on Oct. 12, 2017. The Orange ...



Packers hire wide receivers coach  WSAW

The Green Bay Packers have named Alvis Whitted wide receivers coach. Whitted played wide receiver for nine seasons in the NFL and has worked for the last ...



Schools implementing social media monitoring for students in one NC county  WBTV

Monday night, the district voted to implement Social Sentinel, which is a tracking tool that will scan students' social media accounts. The purpose of the *service* is ...



North Carolina football loses commitment from four-star linebacker Payton Wilson  The Daily Tar Heel

2018 four-star outside linebacker Payton Wilson decommitted from the North Carolina football team on Wednesday, per his Twitter account.



Host Panthers win Jim King/Orange Invitational wrestling tournament, SWAC teams 2nd and 3rd  News & Observer

The Panthers finished with 231 points. Middle Creek, making its tournament debut, finished second. Cary finished third. Chatham Central's Nick Daggett, ...



All Hurricane Shelters in North and South Carolina  The Weather Channel

The Lamb's Chapel 415 Roxboro Rd. Haw River, NC 27258. Bertie County Middle School 652 US 13N Windsor, NC 27983. Colerain Elementary School



Teams unite to raise money for injured Orange High School football player  WTVD-TV

Friends, teammates, and opponents came together Thursday night for football and to help 14-year-old Orange High School junior varsity football player Thys ...



Alamance County arrests, Dec. 31  Burlington Times News

Driving while impairedEdward Jerome Harris, 41, of 2949 Deepwoods Drive, Burlington, was charged Saturday, Dec. 29, with driving while impaired. According ...



Pender schools race draws 6 candidates for 3 seats  StarNewsOnline.com

More than half of the board's spots are up for grabs in 2018.



The inside story of how a top high school football prospect flipped from UNC to NC State  The News & Observer

Payton Wilson is clearly right at home at Orange High School. One day after school in early December, he gives a quick tour of the building. He shows off the ...



Youth/Rec Notebook: Topsail Wrestling Club scores USA Wrestling victories  StarNewsOnline.com

The Topsail Wrestling Club recently had three of its wrestlers place in the top four of their respective weight classes at the North Carolina USA Wrestling event.



Injured Orange High School football player now able to stand, eat  WTVD-TV

The family of an injured Orange High School junior varsity football player shared encouraging news with ABC11. Thys Oldenburg is eating well and taking small ...



NC's volunteer fire departments struggling, says state fire marshal  The News & Observer

Mike Causey, who is also the state fire marshal, visited White Cross Station 1, Carrboro Station 1, New Hope Station 1, the Orange Rural Fire Department in ...



Payton Wilson flips commitment to Wolfpack  HighSchoolOT

One day after an in-home visit from N.C. State coach Dave Doeren, Orange High School linebacker Payton Wilson committed to the Pack.



Thys Oldenburg’s family giving thanks for Orange High football player’s progress  The Herald-Sun

Thys Oldenburg will get to spend Thanksgiving with his family. The Orange High School football player, who was put in a medically induced coma after taking a ...



Former Orange High Star Bryse Wilson Promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers  Chapelboro.com

Posted by Avery Trendel | Aug 1, 2018 | High School Sports, Professional | 0. Former Orange High School standout Bryse Wilson took the next step of his ...



Former UNC TE Coach Chad Scott Expected to take RB Coach Job at Louisville  Chapelboro.com

Posted by Avery Trendel | Jan 4, 2019 | Collegiate, UNC Sports | 1. Jody Demling of CardinalAuthority.com–the 24/7 Sports affiliate for the University of ...



Recent high school football injuries reignite debate about safety  WTVD-TV

The injuries on successive nights to Orange High School players prompted concern among parents, officials, and health experts, and reignited the debate about ...



Payton Wilson, No. 2 linebacker in the country, picks UNC  News & Observer

Payton Wilson, the No. 2 outside linebacker in the country, said he had narrowed his college finalists to Virginia Tech and North Carolina. About two weeks ago, ...



Looking back at Vandy's top freshmen in 2018  247Sports

One of the many perks for Vanderbilt football this postseason will be the added practice time for all its younger players. The NCAA permits Football Bowl ...



ABC11 talks to former Orange HS pitcher Bryse Wilson after his winning MLB debut  WTVD-TV

Back in Durham with his Triple-A team, former Orange High School pitcher Bryse Wilson talked about his dream start this week when he was called up by the ...



BYHS wrestling gets going with new season  Caswell Messenger

Bartlett Yancey's wrestling squad opened its 2018 season with a recent matchup against Person County, followed by the team's first tournament appearance of ...



Tony White challenging Charles Blackwood for Orange County sheriff  The Herald-Sun

A retired investigator Tony White is challenging first-term Sheriff Charles Blackwood in the 2018 primary election for the chance to bring what he says is a need ...



School of Science and Math receives largest gift  North State Journal

DURHAM —- The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics announced today the launch of The Ryden Program for Innovation and Leadership in ...



School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...



Chairman under fire as Orange schools debate Confederate flag ban  Durham Herald Sun

The Orange County Schools Board of Education, enmired in a months-long debate over whether to ban the Confederate flag, re-elected Steve Halkiotis as ...



Orange dual-sport star Bryse Wilson is The N&O’s male athlete of the year for 2015-16  News & Observer

A star in both baseball and football on conference championship teams Atlanta Braves signee Bryse Wilson is the News & Observer's high school male Athlete ...



Gwinnett’s Bryse Wilson named IL Pitcher of the Week  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gwinnett Stripers pitcher Bryse Wilson was named the International League Pitcher of the Week f...



Thunderous Dunk at Orange High Gets National Attention  Chapelboro.com

Orange High School basketball fans were treated to an impressive slam dunk that is now getting attention from some major sports media outlets.



Orphaned and injured animals find home in new wildlife center in Orange County  The News & Observer

After 30 years of caring for wild animals in a small shed in her yard, Linda Ostrand officially opened a wildlife rehabilitation center this spring, just when ...



‘Let Us Have a Childhood’: On the Road With the Parkland Activists  The New York Times

They're registering voters. They're spotlighting the work of local organizers. They're talking about all forms of gun violence.



Two teens killed in wreck near Hillsborough  WRAL.com

Two 16-year-olds died and two teens were injured late Saturday when their pickup ran off a road in northern Orange County and hit a tree, authorities said.



This Wake County teacher dominated ‘Jeopardy!’ How will he do Thursday?  The News & Observer

Lee Quinn, a teacher at Broughton High School in Raleigh, won $22400 on “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday. He will be back on the show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan.



Orange’s Mia Davidson set to break all NCHSAA home run records  News & Observer

Junior Mississippi State recruit is four homers short of tying single-season record and has another year to break the all-time record, and only needs five to break ...



Two years ago a high schooler, Braves' Bryse Wilson follows fast track to major leagues  MDJOnline.com

ATLANTA — Two years ago, Bryse Wilson was writing essays for his literature class and studying his playbook to prepare for a football game at Orange High ...



HURRICANE GUIDE | Be Storm Ready, Prepare Now, Safety And Other Vital Emergency Information  WFMYNews2.com

In this "Storm Track 2 guide," you'll find evacuation routes, emergency apps and contacts, hurricane preparedness and what to do before, during, and after a ...



Orange downs Riverside in defensive battle  HighSchoolOT

Neither team scored an offensive touchdown on Monday night, but Orange used its defense and special teams to claim a 14-0 win over Riverside.



For ‘Columbiners,’ School Shootings Have a Deadly Allure  The New York Times

Many recent school shootings have in common that the perpetrators studied, and sometimes revered, their predecessors and tried to emulate or outdo them.



Two Arrested in Orange County Drug Investigation  Chapelboro.com

Posted by Blake Hodge | Aug 13, 2016 | Crime, Featured | 0 · Two Arrested in Orange County Drug Investigation. A three-month narcotics investigation has led to ...



For high school baseball teams, next year begins now with Scholastic League games  News & Observer

Orange High School baseball head coach Dean Dease, along with coaches from Chapel Hill and East, started the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer Baseball ...



Since 1999, Almost 9K NC Students Exposed To School Gun Violence  Charlotte, NC Patch

9K NC Students Exposed To School Gun Violence - Charlotte, NC - A database compiled by The Washington Post shows how many students have been ...



North Carolina Softball POY: Mia Davidson  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Gatorade State Softball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated ...



Accused school shooter's mother, sister testify  WRAL.com

The mother and sister of Alvaro Castillo, who is charged with killing his father and opening fire on Orange High in August 2006, talk about his troubled family life ...



New Packers WR coach Alvis Whitted ‘a great dude’  247Sports

Bisi Johnson, a draft prospect from Colorado State, talked about Alvis Whitted at the Scouting Combine in Friday.



Mia Davidson  Jackson Free Press

Mississippi State University catcher Mia Davidson became the third Bulldog in program history to receive the title of SEC Freshman of the Year on Tuesday, May ...



Pair charged after 2 teens kidnapped and robbed in Carrboro  WTVD-TV

Two Carrboro teens were kidnapped and then robbed while walking along along Jones Ferry Road.



2017 Signing Day: DE Stone Edwards, Vanderbilt football  The Tennessean

Basics: 6-5, 235, DL. School: Orange (Hillsborough, N.C.). Also considered: Old Dominion, Army, Air Force, Miami (Ohio). Impact: Edwards has good size and ...



Retired Army major earns salute on the golf links  Richmond Free Press

Retired Army officer Duncan Hardcastle has become the golfing star with the stripes. The 51-year-old Midlothian resident also draws attention for being a rare ...



Shelters open across NC as Hurricane Florence pounds the coast  CBS17.com

Counties across central North Carolina will be operating shelters during Hurricane Florence.



Bonds, Tammy Pettiford  Greensboro News & Record

GREENSBORO Tammy Pettiford Bonds, 43, fell asleep in death on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born March 14, 1973 in Chapel ...



Freedom of Speech? Why Some Schools Treat the Confederate Flag Like the Swastika  Newsweek

LaTarndra Strong was dropping her kids off at Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina, one morning last year when she spotted it: the Confederate ...



Active Shootings in the US  Wall Street Journal

Active-shooter incidents around the U.S. fell slightly last year, but they remained at the second highest level since 2000, according to new data from the Federal ...



Scott Satterfield leaves home, and his coaching dream rolls on  Courier Journal

Scott Satterfield once earned just $7000 a year coaching. Now he's the Louisville coach living out his dreams.



Local seniors sign NLIs on National Signing Day 2017 -- Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Here is a list of high school seniors in western Orange County who signed National Letters of Intent on National Signing Day Feb. 1.



NC needs more people to build stuff. How one college and women are stepping up.  The News & Observer

More than a million fewer Americans work in the construction industry compared to a decade ago. Now local community colleges want to help reverse that trend.



'We've looked everywhere': Accused killer claims Mariah was missing in 911 call  WRAL.com

In a 911 call released Friday afternoon, the man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mariah Kay Woods can be heard frantically telling a dispatcher ...



Remains found in Pender County creek ID’d as missing NC 3-year-old Mariah Woods  The Island Packet

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that remains found by a dive team in Pender County on Saturday, Dec. 2 are those of missing ...



Video of chariot trike on highway posted by NC teen going viral  myfox8.com

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.clay.315/videos/vb.100002375218162/879711265451372/?type=2&theater A strange sight captured on video and posted to ...



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