I've got some sad news to pass along about the death Saturday of former longtime Wake County high school principal Richard Murphy.
Murphy, 62, who had cancer, was a Wake high school principal for 21 years, including a year at East Wake High and nine years at Sanderson High. But he's perhaps best known for having been the first principal of Leesville Road High School, which opened in 1993.
Murphy left Leesville in 2004 to become senior director of high school programs.
Murphy was also an accomplished athlete, having been an All-American soccer player at Campbell University. He was inducted into Campbell University's Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.
The visitation will be held Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road in Cary.
The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 117 South Academy Street in Cary.