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Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh now offers green burials

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.

Wake County

Raleigh woman with muscular dystrophy: ‘There are no limits to what you can do’

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.

Education

Proposed cleaning cuts for Wake County schools draw concerns

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.

Business

Two Roosters Ice Cream, with wacky flavors, wants to open Raleigh shop

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.

Crime

Man shot at house in south Raleigh

A man was shot Wednesday morning at a house in the 500 block of Granite Street, off Carolina Pines Avenue in south Raleigh, and a second man was taken into custody shortly afterward, police said.

Videos

2-minute drill with Franklinton's Josiah Trotter

Trotter, a junior tight end and linebacker for the Red Rams, describes the new feeling on the team under first-year head coach JeVar Bransome.
J. Mike Blake mblake@newsobserver.com
2-minute drill with Franklinton's Josiah Trotter 1:32

2-minute drill with Franklinton's Josiah Trotter

Flooding hits Triangle after severe storms bring heavy rain 0:12

Flooding hits Triangle after severe storms bring heavy rain

North Carolina quintuplets turn 18 despite warnings from doctors 1:51

North Carolina quintuplets turn 18 despite warnings from doctors

Millbrook's Patrick Dorsey sinks full court shot and makes ESPN's 'Plays of the Day' 0:34

Millbrook's Patrick Dorsey sinks full court shot and makes ESPN's 'Plays of the Day'