Under a North Carolina Senate proposal for swaps of public land worth more than $100 million, Umstead State Park would annex Wake County’s park and bike trails at Lake Crabtree. The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority would take title to prime state acreage in West Raleigh – with the right to develop or sell it.
Vernon Malone College and Career Academy in Raleigh graduated its first class of seniors on Thursday with five students receiving diplomas. The specialized high school will see larger graduating classes in the future.
Bowing to strong parental opposition, Wake County school administrators are dropping a northwest Raleigh elementary school from the list of year-round schools being considered for conversion to the traditional calendar in 2016.
The early and middle colleges in Durham and Johnston counties kicked off the area’s high school graduation season on Friday. Thousands of Triangle high school seniors will graduate over the next three weeks.
The Millbrook battery of Andrew Strickland and Basil Rodts knew the kind of performance the Wildcats put together this week was somewhere waiting to be discovered, even when Millbrook was firmly on the playoff bubble, even after the Wildcats entered the playoffs as a No. 21 seed.
Justin Bullock crushed a two-run homer in the first inning and Cameron Willis and Clay Walters handled the pitching as South Granville beat Midway 3-1 Thursday to even the NCHSAA 2A Eastern Regional championship series. The deciding game in the best-of-3 series will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Midway.
Two men were arrested Tuesday after a Raleigh police officer stopped a car that matched the description of the getaway car in a bank robbery in which a teller was hit in the head with a hammer about a quarter-hour earlier.
Most Wake County magnet schools where more than half the students receive federally subsidized lunches are getting fewer applicants than more affluent schools. Wake is starting a new review of the magnet program that could result in some schools having their themes overhauled in hopes of boosting parents’ interest.
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