The Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham has organized a series of re-enactments to mark the Civil War’s final surrender. Negotiations between Gen. William Sherman and Gen. Joseph Johnston take place this weekend.
A bipartisan group of legislators sponsored a bill this month that would raise the juvenile age to 18 for misdemeanor crimes. North Carolina and New York are the only states in the country that automatically charge 16-year-olds as adults.
The Corporation for Enterprise Development’s annual Assets & Opportunity Scorecard evaluates how a state’s citizens are faring across 67 outcome measures in five different areas: financial assets and income, businesses and jobs, housing and homeownership, health care, and education. North Carolina residents aren’t doing very well.
Two of the Triangle’s three remaining video rental stores will be closing in coming months. North American Video owner Chip Williams announced he plans to close the Cameron Village location on May 31 and one on Western Boulevard by July.
Brentwood Elementary School in Raleigh was named the nation’s second-best magnet school on Saturday and Wendell Elementary School in eastern Wake was named the top elementary magnet school in the country. Both Wake County elementary schools received their accolades from Magnet Schools of America.
NC State second baseman Logan Ratledge had a 21-game hitting streak end Friday against Virginia, but has boosted his batting average by 100 points from last season and has been “sensational” according to Wolfpack coach Elliott Avent.