Databases

Databases

NC population estimates

Look up recently released 2015 population estimates for North Carolina counties, and 2014 estimates for cities and towns from the US Census Bureau. New estimates for cities and towns will be released later this year.

Databases

Wake crime map

The News & Observer receives incident reports from Raleigh and Cary police containing information from every report filed by an officer in response to a service call.

Databases

Database: A look at high school championship teams

The News & Observer examined the correlation between high school sports championships and the percentage of students who receive free and reduced lunches and found schools with low rates won more titles in sports such as golf, tennis, swimming and volleyball.

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Database: NC personal services contracts

For fiscal year 2013, $28.7 million was paid to about 460 contractors for work performed on a temporary or occasional basis for the state. Most personal services contracts are exempt from state procurement rules governing the purchase of goods and services.

Videos

Best Kept Secrets: Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls, in the Pisgah National Forest and accessible via Gorges State Park, is a 150-foot waterfall near Sapphire, NC. The three-mile, round-trip is moderate to strenuous – including a series of wooden steps that take visitors up the steep grade. Older and slower folks, with good pacing, plenty of water and occasional stops, can make the trek over several hours. Sometimes mist from the falls create rainbows in the early morning or on a sunny afternoon.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Best Kept Secrets: Rainbow Falls 0:48

Best Kept Secrets: Rainbow Falls

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers 'are not that good yet' 0:46

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers 'are not that good yet'

South Granville football coach Mike Hobgood's team a major week 2 turnaround 1:15

South Granville football coach Mike Hobgood's team a major week 2 turnaround

Student reflects on St. Mary's 175 years 1:22

Student reflects on St. Mary's 175 years