Luke DeCock

RailHawks’ fate raises questions about Triangle’s soccer future

With the Carolina RailHawks’ ownership group indicted in the FIFA scandal, and the franchise’s long-term future uncertain, it’s time for the Triangle to ask itself what comes next for pro soccer here.

State Politics

Protests mount on NC workplace bill

NC Gov. Pat McCrory has until the end of this week to decide whether to sign into law, veto or let a controversial bill now on his desk that has attracted opposition from state and national animal welfare advocates become law without his signature.

Wake County

Shaw University will add murals to Blount Street in downtown Raleigh

Hundreds of feet of concrete walls along the Shaw University campus soon will be painted with murals that explore the history of the university and its relationship with the city. The goal is to highlight the successes of the university, both past and present, and strengthen the school’s relationship with the Southeast Raleigh community.


Blogs & Columns

Wake Ed

Two Wake County high schools holding small graduations

Two of the smallest graduations this year in the Wake County school system will be held Thursday at the Vernon Malone College & Career Academy and the Wake STEM Early College High School. Both Raleigh schools are graduating their first class of students with five from Vernon Malone and 14 from Wake STEM Early College.


Rick Santorum announces second White House run

Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on social issues — in a changing Republican Party.

Road Worrier Blog

NCDMV switches from two color-coded stickers to a gray one

For you law enforcement officers who rely on color-coded stickers to spot expired car registrations from a distance, the Division of Motor Vehicles is about to make you look more closely. DMV says it will end the system of putting two stickers on each license plate – one for the registration renewal month, and one for the year.

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