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Sir Walter gets his banjo on in 2 minutes...sort of

VIDEO: See a time lapse video of artist Bland Hoke's "Banjostand" being assembled around the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center for the IMBA World of Bluegrass festival coming this week. The time lapse video shot from Two Hanover Square compresses about 36 hours of work into 2 minutes. About 5000 photos taken 25 seconds apart were combined to make the video.

Politics & Government

NC worker arrested after complaining about wages

When desperation drove Miriam Martinez Solais to sneak across the Rio Grande in 2007, she imagined life in the United States would be worth the risk. Here, Solais thought she would find decent pay for honest work. She imagined earning enough money to feed and clothe Ruth, the 3-year-old daughter she left behind with family in Mexico.

UNC Scandal

UNC records show deep dependence on fake classes

Six years ago, the head of the tutoring program for athletes at UNC-Chapel Hill paved the way for a valued employee to have her retirement party at a spacious, climate-controlled luxury box in Kenan Stadium. He persuaded the athletic department to waive a $1,000 rental fee and offered to pay the $575 tab for wait service and cleanup.

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Sir Walter gets his banjo on in 2 minutes...sort of

VIDEO: See a time lapse video of artist Bland Hoke's "Banjostand" being assembled around the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center for the IMBA World of Bluegrass festival coming this week. The time lapse video shot from Two Hanover Square compresses about 36 hours of work into 2 minutes. About 5000 photos taken 25 seconds apart were combined to make the video.
Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Sir Walter gets his banjo on in 2 minutes...sort of 2:06

Sir Walter gets his banjo on in 2 minutes...sort of

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N&O reporter conquers NC Beer Mile

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West Forsyth's stunning goal to win 4A title

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Cardinal Gibbons coach Michele Miller on her team's runner-up effort