The Lacy Elementary School bookmobile is making regular stops at a West Raleigh apartment complex off Lake Boone Trail this summer, a year after it was briefly banned from the property. Landmark Apartment Trust, which owned Grand Arbor Reserve at the time, said a company policy forbade any event at the complex unless it was sponsored by Landmark.
Though he was homeless, Aaron Zugaide worked hot and sweaty jobs nearly every day of his life: cutting grass, tending gardens, whatever he could find. He never wanted much money, and when he took a free meal at a soup kitchen, he stayed behind to wash the dishes and mop the floors.
The seeds of this month’s truce among members of five street gangs in Raleigh were sown last summer when gang member James Elvin Alston III, a 23-year-old father of three, was shot to death just before speaking at a gang truce meeting he helped organize at Southeast Raleigh’s Chavis Park.
A Raleigh man and woman were charged Thursday with attempted murder and intentional child abuse in an April incident that involved a 15-year-old girl who police said had multiple broken bones, bruises and internal bleeding.
Christine Kushner became the first Wake County school board member to attend a meeting virtually. Kushner, who is overseas traveling with her husband, phoned into Tuesday’s meeting. She listened to discussions and voted on agenda items.
Some Wake Forest business owners say they are seeing fewer customers since the Rogers Road bridge project began. And they are getting creative in an effort to keep business going until the road reopens in early November.
A man arrested for cashing a counterfeit check at a Cary bank now faces charges that he had 136 phony checks with account information from banks in Georgia and California, and Cary police suspect a larger scheme could be in play.