Juni Cuevas of Raleigh, a home cook competing on Fox's "MasterChef," is in the show's Top 20. He wants to honor his mother, an immigrant deported to Mexico, and to inspire struggling gay kids and the local LGBT and drag community.
Christian missionary and pastor Andrew Brunson of the Izmir Resurrection Church is imprisoned in Turkey over charges of ties to terrorist organizations since a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Capitol Pediatrics, with offices in Raleigh and Knightdale, has been bought by UNC Health Care. Some patients on Blue Cross and Aetna health insurance will become out of network, and will have to pay more for services.
Oscar winner Kevin Costner plays Montana rancher John Dutton in the new Paramount Network series "Yellowstone," premiering June 20, 2018. Wes Bentley and Dave Annable also star. Raleigh home cook Juni Cuevas is back on "MasterChef."
Hayley Rutkowski of North Carolina is pregnant and past due. So she resorted to trying to dance her baby out when other strategies just didn't work. She posted a video about it on Facebook, which has been shared hundreds of times.
Nina Simone, who entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, has her childhood home in Tryon, NC, designated a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The artist co-owners want it to be an artistic workspace.
Kaiju Bowl and Bao will open in July in downtown Raleigh, serving bowls of Asian noodles and steamed buns. Raleigh restaurateur Ken Yowell is opening Kaiju and also owns Calavera Empanadas and Oak City Meatball Shoppe
Members of Congress and candidates from North Carolina are split over a Trump administration immigration policy that separates children from their families along the border. Even one Republican senator condemns it.
"Won't You Be My Neighbor?," the new documentary about Fred Rogers and his TV series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," is generating buzz nationwide. David Newell, best known as Mr. McFeely, will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Prak Dara and his girlfriend Kara Hills were reunited with their dog, Titan, on June 3 after he had been kidnapped from his home in Katy, Texas, three months prior. Titan was found almost 1,000 miles away in Greenville, SC thanks to his microchip.