Local

Triangle believers flock to psychic fair

The occult was on full display at the Dancing Moon metaphysical store in Raleigh on Sunday as 118 customers lined up to consult with psychics, clairvoyants, Tarot readers, palmists, mediums, numerologists and other spiritualists.

Real Estate News

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.

Blogs & Columns

National

In California, drought widens economic split

The fierce drought that is gripping the West – and the imminent prospect of rationing and steep water price increases in California – is sharpening the deep economic divide in this state, illustrating parallel worlds in which wealthy communities guzzle water as poorer neighbors conserve by necessity. The daily water consumption rate was 572.4 gallons per person in Cowan Heights from July through September 2014, the hot and dry summer months California used to calculate community-by-community water rationing orders; it was 63.6 gallons per person in Compton during that same period.

NASCAR & Auto Racing

Kurt Busch puts troubles in mirror with win at Richmond

However you want to describe the latest defining moment in Kurt Busch’s NASCAR career, it comes at a place where Busch has always seemed the most comfortable - Victory Lane. Busch, who began the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season under NASCAR suspension, dominated Sunday’s rain-delayed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, leading 291 of the 400 laps.

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