‘Twice Born,’ a PBS documentary made by a Raleigh-based crew at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, shows in intimate detail the agony and ecstasy of families trying to save their unborn children with prenatal surgery.
The Tar Heels began the season ranked among the top six teams in the nation, and they ended it in a regional semifinal for the first time in three years. In between there was no shortage of injuries, inconsistency, second-half collapses and finally, a March renaissance of sorts.
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Throngs of people packed two venues Sunday to hear firsthand accounts from survivors of the Holocaust, part of North Carolina’s official commemoration of the horrific genocide of 6 million Jews by the Nazis.
Tempers are flaring and relationships fraying as the city grapples with a new wave of development. Now the city’s 19 citizen councils have become flashpoints in debates about everything from gentrification to suburban development, prompting calls for change in a system that links Raleigh’s government and constituents.
When SkyHouse, the 23-story luxury apartment building, opens in downtown Raleigh next month, it will offer tenants sweeping views. In Raleigh, the number of high-end apartment units within a mile of downtown will double to nearly 3,000 over during the next two years. In Durham, a wave of new apartment communities in downtown and along Ninth Street is expected to more than double the population, which is now about 1,500.
There are several season finales (“The Walking Dead”!) and premieres tonight, as well as the movie adaption of Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Jesus.” And on HBO, a controversial documentary about the Church of Scientology, while over on CBS, Duke doctors are interviewed about a new cancer treatment.
The construction accident in Raleigh that killed three men and badly injured a fourth involved mast climbers, a type of scaffolding that is generally regarded as safe but that requires special training and expertise to install and operate safely. Labor advocates say Latino workers, on whom the building industry relies, don’t always get the training and safety equipment they need on the job.
College basketball coaches don’t wear a uniform, but for most, a suit and tie is the same thing. For some others, it’s hard to tell if they even own a tie. Suits and sportcoats hold sway, but neckwear is the wild card.
Denny Hamlin recognized Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs, who is receiving treatment for issues related to “brain function,” after picking up his and JGR’s first victory of the season. “These guys gave me my chance,” Hamlin said, “and J.D. was a big key to that.”