Higher than expected costs are forcing the Wake County school system to start dropping projects from the list approved by voters in a 2013 referendum, to keep other projects on schedule. Administrators want to move funding for a new elementary school and major renovations to a Garner school into a potential 2016 bond.
With a unanimous vote by the Council of State, Raleigh and the state government have inked a deal for the city to buy the Dorothea Dix campus. Boosters have long said such a sale could bring a “Central Park” for the entire state to Raleigh.
Police temporarily blocked the intersection of Durant and Falls of Neuse roads on Tuesday afternoon to allow a helicopter to land at a WakeMed North Healthplex to transport two infants to another hospital.
Raleigh Little Theatre has recently been offering shows with adult content to attract audiences beyond those for traditional community theater fare. The edgy glam-rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is the company’s boldest effort yet, with early sellouts and an extended run confirming such shows will sell.
On Tuesday, the Wake County school board will adopt its 2015-16 operating budget proposal, including whether to ask for more than the $48.3 million increase in local funding proposed by Superintendent Jim Merrill. The board will also hear whether rising construction costs could result in delays to some projects funded from the bond referendum approved by voters in 2013.
A Cary man was being held on $50,000 bail Monday for a court appearance on charges that he fought with two Raleigh police officers who had stopped his car and tried to grab one cop's .45-caliber pistol from its holster.
A man who admitted to videotaping a boy in a men’s restroom at the N.C. State Fair two years ago was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.
Police in Wilson's Mills charged a 41-year-old man with murder after an 18-year-old woman they said he was dating died of a gunshot wound to the chest at his house while they were "playing" with a gun.
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