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Honoring outstanding performances in fall sports

Editors note: Starting today, each Wednesday the Community News sections will highlight high school athletes with outstanding performances in fall sports. In most cases, the athletes will come from sports that don’t get a lot of recognition. However, the goal is to recognize excellence. If you want to suggest someone to be included in This Fall’s Finest column, send email to Jay Edwards at edwardswork23@gmail.com. Information published today includes statistics through Aug. 21.

Education

Set those alarm clocks: Most classes start on Aug. 29

The 2016-2017 school year begins Monday for most public schools in the North Carolina – that includes 2,477 regular public schools, 167 charter schools and one regional school. While the number of students remains relatively flat this year, the amount of state money invested in public education continues to grow.

Videos

Despite hearing disability, she's trilingual

Caroline Aufgebauer has a hearing disability, but that did not stop her from performing well on a national Spanish exam. She has developed her own learning methods and now speaks three languages.
Sara Carson
Despite hearing disability, she's trilingual 0:46

Despite hearing disability, she's trilingual

Students and seniors form bonds 2:23

Students and seniors form bonds

Hear the roar of a souped-up radio-controlled plane 0:30

Hear the roar of a souped-up radio-controlled plane

Man killed on Nations Ford Road at I-77 ramp 0:17

Man killed on Nations Ford Road at I-77 ramp