What a week for buying school supplies.
The office supply stores are offering penny and nickel deals and the drugstores and grocery stores all have deals. Even Toys R Us is getting in on the act with sales on Crayola products.
On top of that, North Carolina's sales tax holiday starts Friday so keep that in the back of your mind as you're studying the deals.
Here's a store-by-store breakdown:
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Wednesday is the 13th International Walk to School Day.
It's a good day for parents to walk with their kids to school -- to promote healthy exercise, pedestrian safety and family togetherness.
Learn more here.
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This week, teams of all sports are playing scrimmages and jamborees.
By this time next week, however, most sports will have had a regular season game, or at least a final scrimmage game.
East Wake's future looks like this:
Varsity Football at Rose (Greenville) Scrimmage Tuesday, Aug. 19 (TBA), OPEN date for Friday's game (Aug. 22) , 7 p.m.; JV Football at Granville Central Thursday (Aug. 21), 7 p.m.; Volleyball at Bunn Tuesday (Aug. 19), 5, 6 p.m.; Women's Golf at Holly Springs (Devil's Ridge) Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., at home vs. Millbrook Thursday, 3:30 p.m.; Cross Country at Millbrook (jamboree) Wednesday (Aug. 20), 5 p.m.; Men's Soccer at WF-R Monday (Aug. 18), 4:30, 6:30 p.m., at home vs. Millbrook Wednesday, 4:30, 6:30 p.m.; Women's Tennis at WF-R Monday, 3:30 p.m., at Holly Springs Wednesday, 4 p.m. and at home vs. Millbrook Friday, 3:30 p.m.
Knightdale looks like this:
Varsity Football vs. Enloe Friday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.; Women's Golf at Holly Springs (Devil's Ridge) Tuesday (Aug. 19), 3:30 p.m.; Volleyball at Jordan Monday (Aug. 18), 5, 6 p.m., vs. Millbrook Tuesday, 4:30, 5:30 p.m. and vs. Wakefield Thursday (Aug. 21), 4:30, 5:30 p.m.; Men's Soccer at Louisburg Thursday, 4:30, 6:30 p.m.; Cross Country at Millbrook (jamboree) Wednesday (Aug. 20), 5, 6 p.m.; Women's Tennis at Millbrook Monday, 3:30 p.m., vs. Smithfield-Selma Wednesday, 4 p.m. and at Wakefield Friday, 3 p.m.
Don't forget, season passes only work at a HOME GAME. Plus, admission is up a buck this year (at least as far as I know it is), so be prepared and carry a few ones.