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In Raleigh, critics decry sale of property on Caswell Square

On Tuesday, the Council of State will be asked to approve the sale of three vacant buildings on a third of an acre in downtown Raleigh to a private developer for $1.75 million. But critics say that financial windfall for the state comes at the price of selling off a piece of its heritage: Part of one of the five squares laid out in the original plan for Raleigh in 1792.

Business

Troxler previews request to lawmakers on disaster relief

North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler laid the groundwork Thursday for what he’ll ask of the NC legislature if it returns for a special session later this month to consider Hurricane Matthew relief. He plans to also ask the General Assembly for money to cover fire fighting costs.

Crime

Two dead following shooting at Raleigh hotel

Police are investigating a Friday morning shooting that left two people dead in a hotel on Arrow Drive, near the Crabtree Valley Mall. Officers had secured a crime scene at the America’s Best Value Inn at 3921 Arrow Drive, and homicide detectives were working to determine what happened.

Videos

Christmas Town USA has half a million Christmas lights up and is "like a storybook come to life"

McAdenville, N.C. is also known as Christmas Town USA. It's living up to its reputation for the 61st year in a row with houses and businesses dripping in lights and more than 300 trees decked out for the holiday season. Watch the lighting ceremony and take a tour through the magical town.
Justine Miller jmiller@mcclatchy.com
Christmas Town USA has half a million Christmas lights up and is 1:51

Christmas Town USA has half a million Christmas lights up and is "like a storybook come to life"

Saunders-White remembered at NCCU Celebration of Life tribute 2:52

Saunders-White remembered at NCCU Celebration of Life tribute

Holiday Places: Flotilla draws thousands for boat parade and giant fireworks display 2:25

Holiday Places: Flotilla draws thousands for boat parade and giant fireworks display

Penn's Vincent Price is announced as Duke University's tenth president 2:13

Penn's Vincent Price is announced as Duke University's tenth president