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GOP passes budget

The North Carolina House of Representatives passed its controversial GOP budget proposal on Wednesday, May 4. The budget was passed with a 72-47 tally vote…









School library month

The month of April is National School Library Month, and National Library Week is April 11-15. The Media Center is celebrating both occasions by hosting…


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Breathalyzers at prom

As many Leesville students have already heard on the daily announcements, there will be breathalyzers at the door of Prom to prevent attendees from drinking…


One Day Without Shoes

On April 5, the A.E. Finley YMCA hosted the “One Day Without Shoes” (ODWS)  walk to raise money and collect shoes for less fortunate children…


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Capital Pride to perform at General Assembly

Just when they thought their year couldn’t get any better, Leesville’s advanced vocal ensemble, Capital Pride, was offered yet another opportunity to perform. On Thursday,…



Media center holds poster contest

The Leesville media center is hosting a poster design contest in honor of National Library Week, April 10-16.  Sponsored by the American Library Association, National…


Leesville’s first career fair

On Tuesday, March 22, Leesville’s Business Alliance Commitee hosted an informative career fair. Julie Pennington, CTE teacher and a co-chair of the Business Alliance Commitee…


First Annual Caring4Congo 3k

On March 19, the Caring4Congo foundation hosted their first annual three kilometer fun walk/run. The Caring4Congo foundation was recently created by Andrew Byrum, Gene Kim…


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ITS members compete in State Festival

Members of Leesville Road’s International Thespian Society recently attended the North Carolina Thespian Festival at UNC School of the Arts on March 25 and 26….





Leesville holds Writing Test

On Tuesday, March 8, LRHS sophomores took the North Carolina Writing Test. This writing test is a North Carolina curriculum assessment. WCPSS issues this assessment…


Wendt saves the day!

“It was a big spider… but my shoe is bigger.” These were the words that would etch Jonathan Wendt, senior, into Leesville’s history as the…



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Senior council puts together slideshow

The senior slideshow is often one of Leesville seniors’ favorite parts of the senior assembly. Featuring photos of all 559 people in the senior class,…





A Winterfest wrap-up

The Winterfest assembly took place on Friday, February 11, 2011. Students worked audio and sound, worked on the sets, and did hair and make-up. Actors,…



Pope joins LRHS staff

On February 28, Robert Pope joined the ranks of the Leesville Road administration staff. Pope was hired to replace Mrs.Jackson, who left in December. Pope…


Little old lady sues Taco Bell

January 19, Californian Amanda Obney filed a consumer rights class action lawsuit through an Alabama law firm against Taco Bell. Obney said that the Mexican…




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Online class registration

An online method of class registration is being employed for LRHS students signing up for classes next year. The administration of Leesville Road High School…




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Facebook now gay-friendly

On February 18, Facebook added two new relationship status options—“Civil union” and “in a domestic partnership,” to allow gay and lesbian Facebook users to correctly…


“Weapons of mass destruction”

A group of Leesville students including Gene Kim, Gabriel McNair, Bilo Hoese and Andrew Byrum recently co-founded a humanitarian group called Caring4Congo.   Caring4Congo is…


McGrath joins front office staff

Christine McGrath joined the front office staff at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year as the official front desk lady. “Mostly I just answer…




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Leesville hosts blood drive

On March 4 Leesville will host an American Red Cross student blood drive in the auxiliary gym.  In order to participate one must be at…


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AP exam registration approaching

Starting February 21 and ending March 4, students who spent their school year suffering through AP classes will have the opportunity to sign-up for AP…


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Lyons makes changes since LRHS principal

Students and staff know Mr. Lyons as the cheery, perpetually smiling principal who replaced the previous principal, Dr. Gainey. Since his arrival in March of…


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Cafeteria table rule more lenient

As of the new semester, LRHS administrators have significantly increased tolerance for seating arrangements during lunch. The new changes will be applicable as long as…


Sports: finding a balance

High school is difficult within itself, but for some students sports can add additional stress.   Teens are encouraged to get involved in sports and…


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Prom planners broaden musical horizons

Leesville’s 2011 prom planners are diversifying the dance’s soundtrack by asking students to request the songs that they would like to hear. Puja Patel, junior,…


Leesville’s best kept secret

It is not uncommon to see students strutting up and down the stairs of Leesville Road High School empty-handed, complaining of menial, tedious tasks and…


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Exam schedule changes to come

Exam week at Leesville has followed the same schedule for many years: One exam a day for four days. After the exam is completed, students…