The town of Fuquay-Varina wants to build a downtown arts center. Businessman and former mayor Bob Barker has offered to donate an old warehouse of his, along with $1 million. But the project would still need more than $10 million from other sources, including the town.
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.
A group of professionals hopes to open a co-working space in downtown Cary, and Holly Springs town officials are negotiating with the owner of Mojo Coworking in Asheville to open a space in their downtown police station when police relocate later this year.
Dozens of mountain bikers, joggers and other outdoors enthusiasts gathered in Morrisville to express concerns that the trails of Wake County’s most popular park could be turned into a hotel or office park.
A Vance County woman was arrested Tuesday on warrants charging she stole 33 cell phones from two Johnston County Walmart stores and one warrant accusing her of conspiring to commit larceny at a Fuquay-Varina Walmart.
Get to know her: Bonney is a 10-year-old Himalyan cat with long fur who is very friendly and cuddly. She was rescued after being abandoned and has gained back the weight she once lost. She is diabetic and requires a shot twice a day, but she handles the shots without any issues and purrs afterward. She would do best in a quiet home.
East Wake’s girls dispatched Holly Springs 70-39 in the oft-postponed first round of the 4A state basketball playoffs on Sunday, ending a first-round losing streak against lower-seeded teams that dated back to the 2011-12 season.
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