Twelve-year-old Kennedy Goodwin has been busy the last couple of years. She met Michelle Obama, represented North Carolina as a “champion,” became a certified scuba diver and pretty much mastered middle school. Oh yeah, and she got an ear.
The Wake County school system reported a sharp drop in the number of student suspensions from the previous year, continuing a trend that has seen suspensions fall 45 percent in the past five years. But Wake reported increases this past school year in the number of reported acts of school crime and in the number of high school dropouts.
The State Board of Education on Thursday began the process to revoke the charter for Dynamic Community Charter School, the only charter school in the state focused exclusively on students with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Wake County deputies responded to a shooting in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near Exit 284 in which one person received wounds not considered to be life-threatening. The crime is not considered to be random, and deputies are searching for a gray or light-colored Jeep SUV in connection with the case.
N.C. Governor Pat McCrory and newly appointed State Budget Director Lee Roberts addressed the media in the Joint Force Headquarters Media Briefing Room in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday, March 5, 2015. They unveiled the Governor's proposed 2015-2017 Budget for the state.
By September, the city’s Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance office will have a “formal strategic plan” to revamp Durham’s program to ensure that minority- and women-owned firms get a fair shake in city contracting.
Dozens of mountain bikers, joggers and other outdoors enthusiasts gathered in Morrisville to express concerns that the trails of Wake County’s most popular park could be turned into a hotel or office park.
A bill filed Wednesday would change the way the Wake County Board of Commissioners is elected, resulting in each voter only being able to cast votes for two members instead of being able now to decide on every seat. Wake Democrats strenuously objected to the bill.
During the Jonathan Broyhill trial opening statement, prosecutors told jurors their "hearts will break" over what happened to Jamie Hahn. Broyhill, 33, is accused of murdering Jamie Kirk Hahn and attempting to kill her husband Nation.
The State Board of Education is scheduled to discuss and vote over the next two days on revoking the charter of Dynamic Community Charter School in Raleigh. It’s the only charter school in North Carolina focused on educating special-needs students but is facing problems such as a large financial deficit.
A Vance County woman was arrested Tuesday on warrants charging she stole 33 cell phones from two Johnston County Walmart stores and one warrant accusing her of conspiring to commit larceny at a Fuquay-Varina Walmart.
Wake County school board members backed the staff’s recommendation to hold classes on Good Friday, a Saturday in April and a Saturday in May. Administrators recommended those options over extending the end of the school year, adding 20 minutes to the day or cutting into spring break.