As NC State practice begins, freshmen reveal true readiness

Football practice begins this week and with it the annual unveiling of the true capabilities of the true freshmen. Nowhere is this winnowing of contributors more crucial to the season than NC State, where a highly touted recruiting class is expected to deliver an influx of immediate help at several skill positions.

The case for fetal-cell research in wake of Planned Parenthood videos

Nathalia Holt: Every time I worked with a fetal liver, I imagined that somewhere in California a woman had made the agonizing, heartbreaking decision to end her pregnancy. Yet she had also donated her aborted fetus to medical research. A promise had been made; these cells were not simply trash.

This week's circulars

Former NC State star T.J. Warren, now with the Phoenix Suns, talks about the coming back to Raleigh and participating in the "Building a Stronger Raleigh Together” campaign. Warren and NBA veteran David West participated in a charity basketball game at Broughton High School in Raleigh Saturday August 1, 2015, to raise money for the "Building a Stronger Raleigh" campaign. Video by Jessika Morgan/