Counties

Education

Your child might get home from school later, because there aren’t enough bus drivers

Wake County will have 17 fewer school buses on the road this fall with 20 more “shared runs” in which drivers make multiple runs to the same school.

Business

Triangle hospitals among nation’s best, worst, for hip replacements

A new report says Duke University Hospital got a very low score for hip replacement surgery, while UNC Rex Healthcare received a nearly perfect score for the procedure. Duke Regional also received high scores. The scores are based on deaths, complications, re-admissions and emergency room visits. Other than hip replacements, Duke University Hospital received excellent and passing grades.

Videos

This NC community is getting state money for its downtown. But where is downtown?

Cleveland fire chief Chris Ellington discusses the $30,000 North Carolina legislators earmarked this summer for Cleveland, a fast-growing crossroads community of shopping centers and subdivisions that does not govern itself and does not have a traditional downtown.
Autumn Linford newsobserver.com
This NC community is getting state money for its downtown. But where is downtown? 1:09

This NC community is getting state money for its downtown. But where is downtown?

Celebrating pop-culture, superheroes, fantasy, anime and more in downtown Raleigh 1:08

Celebrating pop-culture, superheroes, fantasy, anime and more in downtown Raleigh

Street closures for months following Metropolitan fire hurt surrounding businesses 1:47

Street closures for months following Metropolitan fire hurt surrounding businesses

Capital Boulevard bridge replacements explained in visualization 3:35

Capital Boulevard bridge replacements explained in visualization