Vernon Malone College and Career Academy in Raleigh graduated its first class of seniors on Thursday with five students receiving diplomas. The specialized high school will see larger graduating classes in the future.
Under a North Carolina Senate proposal for swaps of public land worth more than $100 million, Umstead State Park would annex Wake County’s park and bike trails at Lake Crabtree. The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority would take title to prime state acreage in West Raleigh – with the right to develop or sell it.
Cheryl Holland Fenner, principal of Fuller Elementary School in Southeast Raleigh, was named the 2015 Magnet School Principal of the Year for the region that covers the Carolinas, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The Millbrook battery of Andrew Strickland and Basil Rodts knew the kind of performance the Wildcats put together this week was somewhere waiting to be discovered, even when Millbrook was firmly on the playoff bubble, even after the Wildcats entered the playoffs as a No. 21 seed.
Two men were arrested Tuesday after a Raleigh police officer stopped a car that matched the description of the getaway car in a bank robbery in which a teller was hit in the head with a hammer about a quarter-hour earlier.
Most Wake County magnet schools where more than half the students receive federally subsidized lunches are getting fewer applicants than more affluent schools. Wake is starting a new review of the magnet program that could result in some schools having their themes overhauled in hopes of boosting parents’ interest.
The Wake County school board’s policy committee backed Tuesday an update to the system’s technology policy that would allow the superintendent to shut down disruptive online accounts from students or teachers. But it doesn’t include wording previously suggested that could have banned students from taking selfies in school.
The Wake County school system accepted 23 high school seniors into the first class of its Future Teachers Program. Wake will pay the soon-to-be graduates to receive summer training during their college careers and will give them three-year teaching contracts after they graduate from college.