This spring, Oakwood Cemetery near downtown Raleigh began offering green burials, a growing trend among people of all ages who are rethinking traditional burial options. Green burials – in which bodies skip the embalming process and are placed in biodegradable materials below the earth – are often cheaper than burials that involve wooden or metal caskets or vaults.
When she was 2, Lorraine Woodward was diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, which causes weakness in the arms and legs. Doctors told her family she wouldn’t live past 16. Now Woodward, 54, is a wife, mother and entrepreneur who refuses to let barriers get in the way of her goals. She is featured in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s summer “Live Unlimited” fundraising campaign.
Wake County school administrators have recommended vacuuming and sweeping schools one fewer day a week – a savings of $3.6 million – to help close a $17.5 million budget gap. The potential change is drawing concerns from some parents and teachers who say it could affect health conditions and put an extra burden on already busy teachers.
Since March, the owners of Two Roosters Ice Cream have been traveling around the Triangle serving treats with flavors such as Thai chili sauce, pizza and grilled cheese from a camper attached to an old Ford F-100 pickup truck. Now Jared Plummer and his wife, Kelsey, are looking for a permanent space in Raleigh to set up shop for their unique business.
Capital Sound Space, a run-down complex of four buildings on Capital Boulevard at the northern end of downtown Raleigh, is for sale. Now some local musicians say new development is pricing out local artists who need cheap spaces to practice and stash equipment.
Wake County sheriff's investigators arrested a Wayne County on multiple charges Thursday evening – selling heroin and marijuana to an undercover operative and having a 2-month-old baby unsecured in the car they said he used for the deals.
On July 26, Celia Zhou, a recent graduate of Enloe High School, hosted Cultivate Conversation with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation at the Bridge Club in downtown Raleigh to share ideas, generate homegrown solutions and inspire action.
David Kyreem Turpin, 43, of Raleigh man was charged Wednesday with a $30,000 predawn robbery at a Walmart store in Raleigh and with armed holdups at a Family Dollar store on Monday and a Food Lion grocery store last week.