State Politics

With Dorothea Dix deal in hand, Raleigh asks ‘What’s next?’

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.

Education

Wake County schools find building costs escalating

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.

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