A noose found outside the main student center at Duke University thrust the campus into turmoil Wednesday, prompting an investigation, a student march and a forum that drew hundreds to the steps of Duke Chapel.
Durham County District Court Judge William A. Marsh III on Wednesday said a teen charged with the death of his ex-girlfriend could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder.
Wake County schools want state permission to drop the N.C. Final Exams required in dozens of courses from elementary to high school. In a written request to the State Board of Education seeking a waiver from the exams, the district mentioned lost instructional time, difficult logistics, and an assertion that tests do not match what students are learning in class.
Raleigh police and fire investigators were trying to determine the identify of a person was who was found dead after an intense fire at what was thought to be an abandoned house on Poole Road on Wednesday morning.
Chanting “I believe that we will win,” a group of about 25 low-wage workers and supporters rallied outside the downtown McDonald’s Wednesday, and called for a statewide strike by fast-food workers on April 15.
The Wake County school system and the North Carolina Symphony will each send a representative to the Yale School of Music Symposium on Music in Schools in June to learn how to further strengthen their partnership.
April 15 marks 55 years since U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn joined students from colleges across the country at Shaw University to form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The group is credited with giving a voice to black students that catapulted the civil rights movement.
Wake County school administrators are proposing new regulations on the ways live animals can be brought to schools as classroom pets and for instructional purposes. Administrators say the new policy is needed because of the concerns about allergies and other health issues that students and staff might encounter when these animals are brought to school.
Durham police and U.S. Marshals ended a six-hour standoff at a Brye Street house Monday afternoon when a man they had been looking for since a shooting incident in January surrendered to authorities who had surrounded him.