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.


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.


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.

See 1400 images from the NC State Wolfpack football's first practice of the preseason presented in a video as a time-lapse. Photos by Ethan Hyman/

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