Home schools, charter schools and private schools have cut sharply into the growth of the Wake County school system, where planners have scaled back growth projections because of the increased competition. For each of the past two years, the school system’s student enrollment growth has been less than that of the other three forms of schooling.
Police in Raleigh on Thursday arrested a 68-year-old man on 16 felony charges of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, saying he had computer files that contained pictures and a video of young girls.
The town will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Herbert C. Young Community Center in downtown Cary with a rededication ceremony and ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28. The community center was named for a former Cary council member and longtime volunteer.
A Knightdale man drove over 100 mph with his 2-year-old son in the back seat of his car early Friday, then stopped the car, ran and struck a police K-9 that caught him, Wake County sheriff's deputies charged in arrest warrants.
Sixty-five fewer Wake County school buses will be on the road Monday when traditional-calendar students start a new school year in more-crowded buses taking new routes and making fewer stops. School transportation officials say they want to put more buses on the road but can’t recruit enough drivers.
Cary will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival on Aug. 27 and 28 around Town Hall campus. It will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, and 12:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.