The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted 10-3 Thursday to rename Saunders Hall “Carolina Hall,” stripping the name of William Saunders, a UNC graduate and trustee who was purported to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 19th Century.
Construction crews rebuilding Raleigh’s southern Beltline are scheduled Friday night to start pushing traffic into three outside lanes in each direction on Interstate 40. The first lane shifts will be on westbound I-40, starting at Lake Wheeler Road. Traffic backups are expected Friday night when I-40 is reduced to two lanes at 9 p.m. and one lane about 11 p.m.
Anger about a Facebook post led to a man’s being charged with assault by pointing a gun and the seizure of three handguns and a rifle from his apartment, Raleigh police said in a search warrant returned to court clerks.
Morrisville will save money on a new contract for trash and recycling pickup. However, town officials left an additional $750,000 on the table by keeping recycling on a weekly schedule instead of picking it up every other week.
After lengthy debate, the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees on Thursday is likely to decide on whether to rename Saunders Hall, the building named for a man tied to the Ku Klux Klan in the 19th century.
David Lanphere said his wife has been subjected to many horrible comments since a disagreement about a student wearing a kilt at a prom. Since when did every argument, every disagreement have to become a blood sport?
Citing community opposition, Wake County school administrators reversed course on a plan to convert Brier Creek Elementary School in northwest Raleigh to a traditional calendar. Administrators still want to study converting three western Wake year-round schools – Highcroft Drive Elementary, Salem Elementary and Salem Middle.
Hundreds of feet of concrete walls along the Shaw University campus soon will be painted with murals that explore the history of the university and its relationship with the city. The goal is to highlight the successes of the university, both past and present, and strengthen the school’s relationship with the Southeast Raleigh community.
Two men were arrested Tuesday after a Raleigh police officer stopped a car that matched the description of the getaway car in a bank robbery in which a teller was hit in the head with a hammer about a quarter-hour earlier.
Most Wake County magnet schools where more than half the students receive federally subsidized lunches are getting fewer applicants than more affluent schools. Wake is starting a new review of the magnet program that could result in some schools having their themes overhauled in hopes of boosting parents’ interest.
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