Jim Hartmann, Wake's county manager, explains why he wants the school district to use $21 million that it has left over in its budget from previous years. Hartmann on Monday revealed his spending plan for the next fiscal year during a Wake Board of Commissioners meeting.
Video: The Broughton High School student body surprises dance teacher Betsy Graves with a pep rally in Holliday Gym after she was awarded the 2017-18 Wake County Teacher of the Year on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Raleigh, N.C.
VIDEO: For 29 years, Mike Phillips and his crew with Men at Work Car Care Center have been washing cars, waxing hoods and cracking jokes near downtown Raleigh. In 2011, Phillips set up shop at the corner of South Saunders and West South streets, an area remembered for its crime, and worked to transform the neighborhood. Skyrocketing real estate prices means Phillips will move again, this time away from downtown Raleigh. 'I’m sad, of course, but I don’t stay sad long' says Phillips.
Video: Customers dine during the lunch hour at the Smithfield’s Chicken ’N Bar-B-Q on Jones Sausage Road on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Raleigh, N.C. The restaurant has been in the news during the last week after a false viral social media post about restaurant employees degrading police garnered headlines.
Kristina Harms, mother of Lauren Jenkins,17, thinks the State Highway Patrol should have spent more time looking for her daughter the night of her wreck. She wants to push for a new state law that would require law enforcement agencies to continue to search for minors in hit-and-run accidents until they are found. Jenkins, 17, died after a car crash in North Raleigh. She left the scene of the accident, and her body was found in the woods nearby two days later.
Kristina Harms, mother of Lauren and Nick Jenkins, talks about how devastated Nick was after the death of his sister Lauren. Nick Jenkins, 23, died by suicide Saturday. His family says he fell apart after Lauren died following a car crash, and he was scared he would be held legally responsible for his sister’s death because investigators suspected he provided alcohol the night of the crash.
VIDEO: Good Hope Farm in Cary is a new cultivator farm created through a partnership between local nonprofits and the Town of Cary that seeks to connect new farmers to the land and resources they need to get started. It is one of the efforts by local conservation and agricultural groups that are joining forces in a concerted effort to preserve farmland in the Triangle and boost the region’s agricultural industry.