Wake County

Raleigh Catholic church expands to fit growing membership

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and School will celebrate being part of an increase in Catholics around the state and its 60th birthday with the official dedication this weekend of its new St. Bernadette Center, which features a new gym and rooms for music classes and adult faith studies.

Education

Fewer kids suspended in Wake, reported school crime up

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.

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