A task force of federal, state and local officials will hold a public information meeting in Hillsborough on Wednesday to describe a two-year project to use an herbicide to kill the invasive plant hydrilla in a section of the Eno River.
Twenty-two Triangle schools, led by Raleigh Charter High School, made The Washington Post’s 2015 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. The newspaper ranked schools based on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given divided by the number of graduates.
Two of the Triangle’s three remaining video rental stores will be closing in coming months. North American Video owner Chip Williams announced he plans to close the Cameron Village location on May 31 and one on Western Boulevard by July.
Students who graduate next month at Wake Tech will have the option of a new kind of transcript that lists activities besides academics. Those could include sports, clubs, student government or community service.
April Carroll and her husband Dwight and their four kids moved into their new home Friday, April 17, 2015, after spending over five months living in a hotel room in Raleigh. The family, who had the money to move, kept getting turned down by apartment complexes because of a previous eviction. They had moved into the hotel as a last resort. Polly Haze has been working with the Carrolls since a fire at their hotel and started a Go Fund Me campaign to help them and others who have fallen on hard times. To contribute, go to: http://www.gofundme.com/miraclejumpstart Photos and video by Ethan Hymanfirstname.lastname@example.org
A Garner police officer whose boss said he was uncomfortable with him patrolling the streets is expected to hear soon whether he is off the force for good after being terminated last month. The town won’t say what Officer Guy White did to lose his boss’ faith and his nearly $68,000 job as a police officer.
The Wake County school system is host to the Magnet Schools of America’s 33rd national conference this week at the Raleigh Convention Center. Educators from Wake magnet schools are leading sessions at the conference while the district’s magnet schools opened their doors Thursday to tours from conference attendees
The American subsidiary of a Japanese company plans to move its headquarters from New York to Wake County and open a distribution center in Alamance County as part of an incentives deal the company reached with the state.
The company will receive up to $63,000 in grants from the One North Carolina Fund if it creates about 100 jobs and invests at least $3.5 million in North Carolina over the next five years.
Murder defendant Daniel Joseph Steele, 25, makes his first court appearance Monday, April 20, 2015. Steele is charged in the Raleigh, N.C., shooting death of his girlfriend Kimberly Dianne Richardson, who was six months pregnant. The baby survived the shooting that took Richardson's life.
The Cary Town Council voted 5-1 to approve a rezoning request by Maryland-based GB Development Consulting Company that will eventually bring 130 homes to more than 58 acres on Wackena Road, located between N.C. 55 and N.C. 540.
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