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New $100-bill to be released

April 21 will be the big reveal for the United States’ new $100-bill, featuring a different portrait of Benjamin Franklin on the front. Mr. Franklin’s…



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Google offers scholarships for doodles

Doodle 4 Google is a competition where Google invites kids of all ages to use their artistic talent to decorate the Google homepage logo.  Google…



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Del Burns set to retire

When North Carolina’s new school board ran on the platform of change, the voters had no idea just how much they were in store for….


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Lela Johnston, Dance Ensemble Collaborate

On March 10, Leesville’s Dance Ensemble joined Lela Johnston, senior, in the annual Pieces of Gold performance held in the Memorial Auditorium. For 30 years,…


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Wake County’s dropout rate decreasing

Wake County reported a 3.47 percent dropout rate for the 2008-2009 school year, down from 4.17 percent of high school dropouts the previous year. This…


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Palin & Politics: Enough Is Enough

This Valentine’s Day, the FOX cartoon “Family Guy” was anything but heart and roses when the sitcom aimed a not-so-subtle shot at Sarah Palin, parodying…


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Pepsi Throwback Returns

The Throwback line of Pepsi products, which are made with real sugar rather than high-fructose corn syrup, are back again for a limited time.  The…



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Obamas Campaign to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 marked the first official day of First Lady Michelle Obama’s new nationwide campaign to wrestle childhood obesity in America. Obama’s “Let’s…


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Booster Club Hosts Sixteenth Annual PA Café

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Leesville Choral Department Parent Arts Booster Club hosted its sixteenth annual Performing Arts Café. With what Diane Covington, choral director,…



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LRHS Students Participate in 2010 AMC

Leesville students participated in the 61st annual American Mathematics Contest (AMC), test B, on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Students either participated in the AMC 10…


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Sanderson to Host College Fair

On Sunday, March 7, Sanderson High School will host a “Spring College and Post Secondary Opportunities Fair.”  The fair will provide students with the opportunity…


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Earthquake Strikes Chile

On Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 01:34:14 a.m. a massive earthquake struck offshore Maule, Chile. The earthquake was a magnitude 8.8, 500 times stronger than…


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Dubai Tower – A Symbol of What?

Construction of the tallest building in the world that began in Jan. of 2004 was finally completed after six long years and $1.5 billion in…


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New AP Test Registration

High school students will register for the 2010 AP exams through a new online process. In past years, students registering for the AP exams turned…





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Winterfest Assembly

The Wizard of Oz themed Winterfest assembly was held on Feb. 12 in the Leesville Gymnasium during second period. Throughout the Wizard of Oz themed…



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Ice Skater at Leesville

Megan Cooksy, a freshman at LRHS, has been ice skating for nine years. She actively participates in competitions with other girls in her age group….


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Mid-Year Graduation

Thirty-three seniors graduated from Leesville Road High School on January 28, 2010 at the mid-year graduation ceremony. The ceremony was made a little more special…


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Fire Takes Homes

On Saturday, January 9, twelve people lost their homes to a fire. The blaze began in the kitchen of a rear unit on the second…


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Completing the graduation project

The completion of the Graduation Project was deemed optional at the end of the ‘08-‘09 school year.  However, approximately 30 students still chose to continue…





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New Airport Security Proposed

Mind reading machines seem like a far-fetched, futuristic idea that will never come true except in science fiction movies and books.  But according to recent…



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Winterfest Auditions

Winterfest assembly auditions were held at Leesville on Tuesday, Dec. 15 after school in the Black Box. Over 40 students auditioned to perform in the…


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New Cafeteria Laws

Leesville Road High School students began using their student identification numbers in the cafeteria on January 4, 2010 to access their lunch accounts. The use…


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Obama Lays Out Initiative

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, President Barack Obama laid out a new initiative that will improve the country’s unemployment rate. From the beginning of his term,…


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Camel Crisis in Australia’s Outback

Beginning on Monday, December 7, 2009, local central Australia government authorities embarked on a four day culling campaign of between 3,000 and 6,000 feral camels…


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Rescue comes to Haiti

The southern part of Haiti experienced a 7.0-level earthquake on Tuesday, Jan 12. President Barack Obama has already promised an “all-out rescue” to the victims…


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Earthquake devastates Haiti

On Tuesday, January 12, a 7.0 level earthquake occurred in Port au Prince, Haiti. It has been reported that schools, hospitals, and the presidential palace…



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MoMA Exhibits Tim Burton’s New Artwork

Most know Tim Burton as the creepy-but-enticing movie director. His movies are easily recognizable: dark, moody and original, involving weird characters and catchy but slightly…


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New North Carolina Laws

The state legislature has passed several new laws ranging from December 1 to January 1. The new laws range from serious, such as the new…


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Republicans to take majority in 2010

The 2010 midterm elections could cause losses for the Democrats in the House and the Senate, leading to a Republican majority in both houses. President…




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Juniors Victorious in Penny War

The Penny Wars of 2009 ended successfully on Friday, December 11.  The total amount of money raised was around $435.  All the money donated will…


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ITS Inductions

International Thespian Society inductions took place Thursday, Dec. 10. Students who have logged one hundred hours or more in at least two aspects of theater…


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2009 Food Drive Successful

Leesville Road High School students and faculty participated in another successful annual food drive.  The drive lasted from November 13 through December 1 to benefit…


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Break-In at Leesville

Sometime in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov 29, several  individuals broke into the modular units at Leesville Road High School. “I woke up…


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Bunzey flies to Serbia

When most students think about the last few days before Winter Break, they sit with nervous anticipation, twiddling their fingers as the last days of…