See sights and sounds from The Works, downtown Raleigh’s annual Independence Day Celebration, on July 4, 2015. Rain showers temporarily halted the festivities as visitors ran for shelter. Video by Casey Toth/newsobserver.com
After three years of construction, the Rolesville Bypass will open on July 17. The $24 million road will allow drivers to avoid U.S. 401. It could also attract commercial development to the fast-growing town in northeastern Wake County.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hired the group, which is one of four crews working across the state to restore natural lands for the public. This summer is the third year of conservation service – a partnership between the Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.