Wake County's plan to have students attend makeup days on Good Friday and two Saturdays has drawn angry backlash from parents, students, teachers and community members. Some critics contend that having classes on Good Friday unfairly forces Christians to choose between school and their faith. Other critics say holding classes on Saturdays infringes on family, work and other commitments.
A bill filed Wednesday would change the way the Wake County Board of Commissioners is elected, resulting in each voter only being able to cast votes for two members instead of being able now to decide on every seat. Wake Democrats strenuously objected to the bill.
During the Jonathan Broyhill trial opening statement, prosecutors told jurors their "hearts will break" over what happened to Jamie Hahn. Broyhill, 33, is accused of murdering Jamie Kirk Hahn and attempting to kill her husband Nation.
Best friends Robert Brown, standing 6-foot-9, and Chris Clemons, a foot shorter at 5-9, together as seniors at Millbrook High have solidified themselves in the school’s record book this year while helping to lead the Wildcats to Thursday’s NC High School Athletic Association 4A quarterfinals.
The Wake County school board approved Tuesday a policy that provides the local equivalent of career status, or tenure, that state lawmakers have been trying to remove from teachers. The board also approved an enrollment cap on Enloe High School that will result in new families who move into the Raleigh school’s attendance area being sent to Athens Drive or Broughton high schools.
Wake County school board members backed the staff’s recommendation to hold classes on Good Friday, a Saturday in April and a Saturday in May. Administrators recommended those options over extending the end of the school year, adding 20 minutes to the day or cutting into spring break.
The Broughton girls shock top-seed Millbrook with a 44-38 victory in the second round of the state 4A basketball playoffs, and the Millbrook boys roll into the third round with a 76-52 win over East Wake.
After months of rumblings, the Raleigh City Council has taken up the question of whether downtown Raleigh’s nightlife is going from “vibrant” to oversaturated. Also, the city’s cost for Union Station will triple.
Jason Smith, owner of 18 Seaboard in Raleigh, sought out Mid-Atlantic Specialties to address the No. 1 complaint at 18 Seaboard – noise levels. Smith is one of many owners across the Triangle who sought out solutions to noise levels in their dining areas, offices and lobbies.
Neighborhood opposition has sent a Hillsborough Street apartment proposal for the University Park area back to the drawing board, showing again that would-be builders in one of the city’s most lucrative corridors must walk a careful line.
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