Articles by Carson Ellerby, staff writer

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Crabtree Valley Mall to add a high-end wing

Texas-based Trademark Property Company released plans for redevelopment of a tract along Glenwood Avenue across the street from Crabtree Valley Mall. An apartment complex will…





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Leesville rocks at local marathon

On Sun, April 13, Raleigh geared up its first Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and half marathon. 12,500 runners from 49 states began the race at…






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Facebook receives a “facelift”

Recently, Facebook celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Through the many highs and lows, the company has brought in new innovative features, including but not limited to:…




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Profile of Millennials: Who are they?

This summer, Leesville students gear up for graduation, job applications, and college transcripts. Millions of other secondary and tertiary students share the same experiences and…


Leesville band shines at Christmas parade

The WRAL-TV Raleigh 69th annual Christmas Parade took off Saturday, Nov 23. This celebration kicks off the Triangle’s Christmas season. “The atmosphere was energetic and…


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Pride, it’s time to run!

With the incorporation of the ultimate frisbee club last school year, more fitness clubs are underway. Sean Nicol, sophomore, is starting a running club for…





The Environmental Club renews its cycle

The Environmental Club is undergoing its first official service project ever, the Terracycle service project. “Garbage that is recycled goes to a processing plant and…





iOS7 is actually genius

“With iOS 7, every detail warranted the same rigor toward design. Like refining the typography down to the pixel. Redrawing every icon around a new…





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Local Attractions: Hillsborough

There are many critics who believe that North Carolina lacks a touristy vibe. When people look closer there are many places locally providing enough attractions…



Drug awareness week at Leesville

Drug and alcohol usage is a persistent issue among adolescents. 22.9 percent of 12th graders used marijuana in the past month and 23.9 percent reported…




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Blood Drive preview

Leesville is preparing for its second blood drive on March 6th. Students eligible for donating are encouraged to participate to save lives in the local…


Inside the drafting elective

Here at Leesville there are many different electives for diverse array of interest among students. Drafting, part of the Career-Technical division is unique among electives…


Raleigh aims for smart growth

For the last half-century growth in major metropolitan areas has developed outward. According to the Triangle Transit Authority, the population of the greater Triangle area…


Django Unchained is worth seeing

If Inglorious Basterds was a radical change to Tarantino’s directing style, then Django Unchained is a movie genre of its own. The movie incorporates so…





Aerospace visits RDU

On Friday, Nov 16, forty Aerospace students traveled to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to explore Raleigh’s best runways and airplanes. The biannual trip visits many…



Brain Team needs your help!

The Leesville Road High School Brain Game held their first meeting of the year on Oct. 23. The Brain Game, sponsored by WRAL, is a…



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Changes to come to men’s basketball

Major changes are coming to the basketball program. Coach Frazier will coach the men’s varsity team for the 2012-2013 season. Previously he coached for Northwood…


Blood drive saves lives

Many Leesville students took a part of their school-day off to help people in need. The school blood drive was held on Tuesday, Oct 2…



Mrs. Paradise joins English department

LRHS hired three English teachers for the 2012-2013 school year bringing a fresh profile to the English Department. The spotlight this week is on Mrs….



Buses baffle homebound students

On Monday, the first day of school, Aug. 27, buses began their service. Students flooded the bus parking lot making the situation slightly hectic after…