Longtime state government reporter Mark Binker dies at 43

Longtime North Carolina state government reporter Mark Binker, 43, died early Saturday morning. He was well-known through the halls of the NC General Assembly as a state government reporter for 12 years. He worked for the past five years with WRAL’s state capitol team and joined the News & Observer’s Insider newsletter in March.

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NC State College of Design's Art2Wear celebrates its 16th year

The annual event features fashion, costume, and wearable sculpture created by students of the College of Design and also features displays of the best student work each Spring through the runway and exhibition extravaganza.
Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
NC State College of Design's Art2Wear celebrates its 16th year 2:29

NC State College of Design's Art2Wear celebrates its 16th year

Grading the Panthers' selection of Christian McCaffrey in the NFL Draft 0:34

Grading the Panthers' selection of Christian McCaffrey in the NFL Draft

NC State's Keatts: It has been an unbelievable thing for me 6:02

NC State's Keatts: It has been an unbelievable thing for me

Workers’ Memorial Day observance held on the Capitol grounds in Raleigh to honor the 150 people known to have died from workplace injuries in 2015 2:39

Workers’ Memorial Day observance held on the Capitol grounds in Raleigh to honor the 150 people known to have died from workplace injuries in 2015