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Rising home costs hurt Triangle buyers, renters

The Triangle’s economic recovery is drawing real estate investors. And that infusion of money is raising the cost of land and housing, along with concerns that lower income residents will soon be unable to live near where they work, receive health care and have access to public transportation.


Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people.

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5 questions with ... Jim Pappas

Jim Pappas, a coach, teacher and athletics director for 37 years, resigned from Cedar Ridge High on April 1. He was the second person hired when the Orange County school opened in 2002.


Single-serve brewing machines change way coffee is consumed

Call it the most-disruptive development in the business since Starbucks Corp. began the coffee-shop boom in the late 1980s. The single-serve brewing machines popularized by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. are now used by more than one in four Americans and are altering the way coffee is consumed.


Wake County school board wants students to make up snow days

Wake County school board members tentatively approved last week a plan that would make using teacher workdays the first option for replacing winter snow days for traditional-calendar schools during the 2015-16 school year. This came after the board objected to a proposal that would have allowed students to miss up to three school days next winter before having to make up the lost time.

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