With a unanimous vote by the Council of State, Raleigh and the state government have inked a deal for the city to buy the Dorothea Dix campus. Boosters have long said such a sale could bring a “Central Park” for the entire state to Raleigh.
Higher than expected costs are forcing the Wake County school system to start dropping projects from the list approved by voters in a 2013 referendum, to keep other projects on schedule. Administrators want to move funding for a new elementary school and major renovations to a Garner school into a potential 2016 bond.
Thousands of children in the Triangle will attend some kind of summer camp this year with the fees paid in part or in full by donations. Thousands more will miss out because camp organizers can’t raise enough money, or because families can’t afford the transportation needed to get their children to the camps.