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Play at the Pump slow to take off in NC

In January 2015, the N.C. Education Lottery joined an effort to make convenience stores more convenient for potential lottery players by allowing them to play the lottery digitally while filling up their gas tanks. But after nearly two years, the option is available at only 208 of the state’s roughly 6,330 gas stations.

Politics & Government

In Raleigh, critics decry sale of property on Caswell Square

On Tuesday, the Council of State will be asked to approve the sale of three vacant buildings on a third of an acre in downtown Raleigh to a private developer for $1.75 million. But critics say that financial windfall for the state comes at the price of selling off a piece of its heritage: Part of one of the five squares laid out in the original plan for Raleigh in 1792.

Wake County

Becoming the Grinch

Watch a time lapse of Philip Bryan as he prepares with makeup artist Steven Young for the opening night of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical in his dressing room at DPAC November 29, 2016 in Durham, N.C.

Wake County

Miss Kagawa: The Story of a Friendship Doll from Japan

Roy Campbell, the director of exhibits and digital media at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, talking about Miss Kagawa, one of 58 Japanese Friendship Dolls given to the children of the United States by the children of Japan in 1927 and 1928. Miss Kagawa is said to have been the only one of the dolls to remain on display after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, though with a special message about the "ruthless leaders" of Japan and the "latent goodwill" of the Japanese people. He's talking about her continued significance today.

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Becoming the Grinch

Watch a time lapse of Philip Bryan as he prepares with makeup artist Steven Young for the opening night of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical in his dressing room at DPAC November 29, 2016 in Durham, N.C.
Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
Becoming the Grinch 0:51

Becoming the Grinch

Miss Kagawa: The Story of a Friendship Doll from Japan 2:22

Miss Kagawa: The Story of a Friendship Doll from Japan

Raleigh Christmas Parade kicks off the holiday season 1:31

Raleigh Christmas Parade kicks off the holiday season

Saying goodbye to The Alley 1:14

Saying goodbye to The Alley