Crime

Defense: Broyhill only planned to kill himself

Prosecutors told jurors on Wednesday that their "hearts will break" during the trial of Jonathan Broyhill. Broyhill, 33, is accused of murdering Jamie Kirk Hahn and attempting to kill her husband Nation. Defense attorney Caroline Elliot did not dispute much of what prosecutors alleged during opening remarks, saying Broyhill held the knife that killed Jamie Hahn.

State Politics

Bill would bring secrecy to NC lottery

Lottery players in North Carolina who win big money on the games – from a Powerball jackpot to a $600 scratch-off ticket win – can’t keep it a secret, at least officially; but a House bill set for a hearing Wednesday would change that, requiring confidentiality unless winners consent to having their information released.

Wake Ed

NC to vote on closing Dynamic Community Charter

The State Board of Education is scheduled to discuss and vote over the next two days on revoking the charter of Dynamic Community Charter School in Raleigh. It’s the only charter school in North Carolina focused on educating special-needs students but is facing problems such as a large financial deficit.

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23 Wake County magnet schools win national honors

Five Wake County magnet schools won the School of Excellence Award from Magnet Schools of America, putting those schools in the running to be named the top magnet school in the nation. In addition, 18 Wake magnet schools received the School of Distinction Award.

Durham News: Opinion

Durham schools can do better

In the Sunday, March 1, edition, Ned Barnett wrote an article entitled, “A Fighter For Schools Besieged” (DN, nando.com/-n) Last year my wife and I volunteered in Durham to work in third- and fifth-grade classrooms. It was explained to us that we would work with children and help them with reading and comprehension.

Wake Ed

23 Wake County magnet schools win national honors

Five Wake County magnet schools won the School of Excellence Award from Magnet Schools of America, putting those schools in the running to be named the top magnet school in the nation. In addition, 18 Wake magnet schools received the School of Distinction Award.

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Vegan leather goes high style

Famous for clothing rock stars and club kids in the 1980s and ’90s, “pleather” – also known as “faux” or “vegan” leather – is now a hit with a new generation.

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