Tonight’s ceremonial first pitch at Five County Stadium involved a special homecoming for Tech. Sgt. Lance Daigle of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. TSgt. Daigle received the ceremonial first pitch from his children Karley and Cameron and then surprised them by unveiling himself as the catcher.
In Johnston County, the Neuse River at Smithfield exceeded its 15-foot flood stage Tuesday and continued to rise, reaching nearly 25 feet Wednesday afternoon. At 23 feet, the river flooded Hospital and Buffalo roads and cut off the town water treatment plant’s access to its reservoir. The river is expected to remain flooded above 15 feet until Friday night. The Neuse in Smithfield broke records during Hurricane Matthew when it rose above 29 feet.
Video: Startup company Bees Downtown sets up beehives at businesses in urban environments, helping to rebuild the bee population. They install a couple of hives at Freudenberg IT in Durham on April 26, 2017.
VIDEO: Wake County school board Chairwoman Monika Johnson-Hostler says the state compromise on lower K-3 class sizes will help the district this year but they'll have a challenge finding spaces to meet the new limits in 2018.
Most of central North Carolina is under various flood watches and warnings as more rain soaks the Triangle area Monday and Tuesday. The total rainfall could reach almost six inches and get close to the totals reached during 2016's Hurricane Matthew.
North Carolina, Association of School Administrators director Katherine Joyce says praises House Bill 13 during a Senate Education Committee review of HB-13 at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh Monday April 24, 2017. House Bill 13 is legislation which school districts say needs to be passed to help save school arts and physical education programs.
NCAE president Mark Jewell says House Bill 13 only fixes funding problems for one year following a Senate Education Committee review of HB-13 at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh Monday April 24, 2017. House Bill 13 is legislation which school districts say needs to be passed to help save school arts and physical education programs.
President Barack Obama, while speaking at the University of Chicago during his first public event since leaving office, said the single most important thing he can do now is to help support and prepare the next generation of leaders.