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Education

Aging Wake County schools rebuilt to meet new standards

Wake County is rebuilding aging schools to bring them closer to modern standards. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday at Green Elementary School to mark the reopening of the campus. Garner High families toured the new South Garner High, where they will spend the next two years while their campus is renovated.

Crime

Raleigh boy stranded, mom charged with leaving 4 kids alone

Raleigh police searched through Tuesday evening for the parent of a 5-year-old kindergartener who was stuck on a school bus because no adult was at his stop, and the search led to his mother’s arrest on child-abuse charges of leaving four other children alone in their apartment.

Videos

Durham Rescue Mission holds annual backpack give away

VIDEO: The Durham Rescue Mission hosted its annual back-to-school event Wednesday, giving away more than 5,000 backpacks with school supplies for needy children, along with hot dogs, groceries, clothes, and a variety of toys.
Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Durham Rescue Mission holds annual backpack give away 1:56

Durham Rescue Mission holds annual backpack give away

Bob Herring talks about how he fell in love with old time music 1:14

Bob Herring talks about how he fell in love with old time music

Old Time Learning Jam is an open door for musicians 0:49

Old Time Learning Jam is an open door for musicians

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions 7:12

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions