Landfill builder and Duke Energy say the liners that will be used to keep coal ash out of groundwater will last 500 years. Others discount those estimates, but they say installation and monitoring is key to success.
Nigeria’s military said it has freed nearly 700 Boko Haram captives in the past week. Girls and women brought to a refugee camp, still finding it hard to believe they are safe, tell tragic stories of their time in captivity.
The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t get lucky like the Edmonton Oilers, didn’t win the NHL draft lottery and won’t have the No. 1 pick this year. The Canes will pick fifth in the NHL Draft, which may or may not be such a good thing.
The Chapel Hill Town Council stuck with an Obey Creek plan Thursday that could put up to 1.6 million square feet of new development across from Southern Village, rejecting advisory board and consistent citizen requests.
Thousands of children in the Triangle will attend some kind of summer camp this year with the fees paid in part or full by donations. Thousands more will miss out because camp organizers can’t raise enough money, or because families can’t afford the transportation needed to get their children to the camps. Educators say such summer activity can be critical in helping kids retain what they’ve learned during the school year.
For the past 20 years, on the first Sunday in May, Carrboro residents gather on their town hall grounds to celebrate all that the things that makes the little town just south of Chapel Hill one of the most interesting destinations in North Carolina.
The order for residents to stay home after 10 p.m. had been in place since Tuesday, and officials had planned to keep it in place through Sunday. Protests since Monday’s riots have been peaceful, and the announcement of charges against six officers involved in Gray’s arrest eased tensions.