Throngs of people packed two venues Sunday to hear firsthand accounts from survivors of the Holocaust, part of North Carolina’s official commemoration of the horrific genocide of 6 million Jews by the Nazis.
Tempers are flaring and relationships fraying as the city grapples with a new wave of development. Now the city’s 19 citizen councils have become flashpoints in debates about everything from gentrification to suburban development, prompting calls for change in a system that links Raleigh’s government and constituents.
Wake County is cutting back on both the number of elementary schools that will get federal funding to help poor children and the amount of money schools will get per child from that program. School administrators say the change is needed because the rising number of low-income students is forcing the district to reallocate the Title I dollars to the schools that have the greatest needs.
Police are investigating as a homicide the death of a teenage girl whose body was found Saturday behind a house on Trotter Ridge Road in Durham. Police reported Sunday that they have identified the victim as Tierra Hall, 17.
The construction accident in Raleigh that killed three men and badly injured a fourth involved mast climbers, a type of scaffolding that is generally regarded as safe but that requires special training and expertise to install and operate safely. Labor advocates say Latino workers, on whom the building industry relies, don’t always get the training and safety equipment they need on the job.
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When SkyHouse, the 23-story luxury apartment building, opens in downtown Raleigh next month, it will offer tenants sweeping views. In Raleigh, the number of high-end apartment units within a mile of downtown will double to nearly 3,000 over during the next two years. In Durham, a wave of new apartment communities in downtown and along Ninth Street is expected to more than double the population, which is now about 1,500.
Tarboro Road Community Center and the St. Monica Teen Center, both on the edge of Raleigh’s downtown, gained access to some of the fastest Internet speeds in the city on Saturday through an agreement with AT&T.
Cary Towne Center’s request to allow three-story buildings at the mall prompted a mixture of responses from Cary residents on Thursday in what was seen as the first step in a long process toward welcoming TopGolf, a Texas-based company that builds elaborate driving range/restaurant complexes.
Developer Bob Chapman sees the Downtown Loop as “a girdle” on Durham's city center, “binding and preventing downtown from growing.” He and business partner Rob Dickson want to convert the road to two-way traffic and make it more friendly to pedestrians.
The town council agreed last week they want to try to encourage a Wake County developer to have his proposed subdivision be annexed in the town limits. The proposed 90-lot subdivision, which will be built south of New Bethel Church Road across the street from the new South Garner High, is expected to have homes with a price point of $350,000, Town Manager Hardin Watkins said at the March 17 town council meeting.