TV

PBS documentary ‘Twice Born’ shows prenatal surgery drama

‘Twice Born,’ a PBS documentary made by a Raleigh-based crew at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, shows in intimate detail the agony and ecstasy of families trying to save their unborn children with prenatal surgery.

North Carolina

UNC Tar Heels look ahead to 2015-16 season

The Tar Heels began the season ranked among the top six teams in the nation, and they ended it in a regional semifinal for the first time in three years. In between there was no shortage of injuries, inconsistency, second-half collapses and finally, a March renaissance of sorts.

Real Estate News

Apartment boom poised to reshape Raleigh, Durham downtowns

When SkyHouse, the 23-story luxury apartment building, opens in downtown Raleigh next month, it will offer tenants sweeping views. In Raleigh, the number of high-end apartment units within a mile of downtown will double to nearly 3,000 over during the next two years. In Durham, a wave of new apartment communities in downtown and along Ninth Street is expected to more than double the population, which is now about 1,500.

Wake County

Raleigh’s neighborhood leaders disagree on growth

Tempers are flaring and relationships fraying as the city grapples with a new wave of development. Now the city’s 19 citizen councils have become flashpoints in debates about everything from gentrification to suburban development, prompting calls for change in a system that links Raleigh’s government and constituents.

Wake County

Scaffolding collapse points up risks, lack of OSHA rules

The construction accident in Raleigh that killed three men and badly injured a fourth involved mast climbers, a type of scaffolding that is generally regarded as safe but that requires special training and expertise to install and operate safely. Labor advocates say Latino workers, on whom the building industry relies, don’t always get the training and safety equipment they need on the job.

Blogs & Columns

Under the Dome

Sunday Dome: US Sen. Burr plans fight against... (insert name here)

North Carolinians go the polls in about a year and a half to elect a president, a governor and a U.S. senator – a “triple play” election that last occurred in 2004. Those races are all underway. Will it be Jeb Bush against Hillary Clinton? Gov. Pat McCrory against Attorney General Roy Cooper? And current U.S. Sen. Richard Burr against... well, who?

Education

Wake County cuts schools from Title I funding

Wake County is cutting back on both the number of elementary schools that will get federal funding to help poor children and the amount of money schools will get per child from that program. School administrators say the change is needed because the rising number of low-income students is forcing the district to reallocate the Title I dollars to the schools that have the greatest needs.

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