Selma Middle School Principal Chris Germanoski outlines why he believes control of the school should remain in local hands. Selma Middle is one of 48 schools around the state being considered for N.C. Innovative School District, which will take five under-performing schools and give them over to charter organizations starting in the fall of 2018.
Named after best-selling mystery writer Agatha Christie, the infant is the first aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center in six years, and one of only 24 of her kind in the United States.
She was born on June 7, 2017.
A tribute to the four individuals lost in the Sept. 8 Duke Life Flight crash, featuring an address from Duke University Hospital President Kevin Sowers, a Sept. 20 flyover tribute at Duke Chapel, and notes from a memorial near the Life Flight helipad on the hospital roof.
A memorial service in Duke Chapel for pilot Jeff Burke, flight nurses Kris Harrison and Crystal Sollinger, and patient Mary Bartlett remembers the lives and contributions of the victims of the crash of a Duke Lifeflight helicopter Sept. 7, 2017.
Boat crews at U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet in N.C. took advantage of the rough seas produced by Hurricane Jose for training Tuesday. This type of training in rough conditions helps prepare Coast Guard boat crews for situations that they may be called out on such as a "man overboard" or a capsized vessel.
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico early on September 20, bringing extreme wind and rain to the region, local media reported. The National Hurricane Center warned that Maria would hit the southeastern Puerto Rico after passing over the Caribbean island of St Croix. A hurricane warning also remained in effect for the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.