Wake County school administrators are proposing new regulations on the ways live animals can be brought to schools as classroom pets and for instructional purposes. Administrators say the new policy is needed because of the concerns about allergies and other health issues that students and staff might encounter when these animals are brought to school.
Tempers are flaring and relationships fraying as the city grapples with a new wave of development. Now the city’s 19 citizen councils have become flashpoints in debates about everything from gentrification to suburban development, prompting calls for change in a system that links Raleigh’s government and constituents.
Throngs of people packed two venues Sunday to hear first-hand accounts from survivors of the Holocaust, part of North Carolina’s official commemoration of the horrific genocide of 6 six million Jews by the Nazis.
The holiest day of the Christian year inspires many of the faithful to worship outside as the first rays of sunlight appear. Once again, Christians from all denominations are invited to attend the Community Easter Sunrise Service at the Meredith College Amphitheater in Raleigh.
Wake County is cutting back on both the number of elementary schools that will get federal funding to help poor children and the amount of money schools will get per child from that program. School administrators say the change is needed because the rising number of low-income students is forcing the district to reallocate the Title I dollars to the schools that have the greatest needs.
Green Hope High School got a no-hitter from pitcher Chris Joyner and took care of business at the plate, defeating Broughton High School 13-1 in the Bobby Murray Baseball Invitational Tournament at Millbrook High School to help win a co-championship.
The opening of a wave of new apartment communities in downtown Durham and Raleigh promises to usher in a new phase of downtown redevelopment activity in the Triangle. It also has the potential to reshape the growth patterns for a region that until now has been known more for its sprawling subdivisions than its urban living.