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: Raleigh service specialist Mike Robinson Jr. talks about the dangers of picking up yard waste in black plastic bags. Starting May 1st, crews will no longer pick up yard waste in black plastic bags because they can’t see the potential dangers inside.
VIDEO: Raleigh Fire Chief John McGrath talks about the fire that destroyed the unfinished Metropolitan apartment building downtown and damaged other nearby residential buildings. McGrath says the fire, one of the largest in Raleigh in a century, could have been much worse.
VIDEO: Over 7000 people participated in the 13th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, NC Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The challenge dares runners to trek 2.5 miles from the Memorial Bell Tower on N.C. State’s campus, eat a dozen doughnuts, and then run 2.5 miles back to the start in an hour. The event raises money for the UNC Children’s Hospital and has cumulative donation of over $1.1 million.
VIDEO: Fireworks welcome the 2017 New Year for the early countdown during First Night Raleigh, a celebration that brought a pop-up wedding chapel, miniature golf and a pair of fireworks shows as the city’s copper acorn dropped.
VIDEO: For the past 33 years, Henry Kidd has greeted students in his N.C. State bowling classes the same way: “Good morning! It’s a beautiful day!” His enthusiasm, and his deep southern drawl, fill The Alley, a 24-lane bowling center that has been a fixture on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, N.C. for five decades. The Alley will close it doors November 26 to make way for a new Target store.
VIDEO: The scene from South Salisbury Street at West Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh, N.C. as roads near the 200 block of South Salisbury Street were closed about 7:30 p.m. Thursday as police investigated a report of a suspicious package.
Anayo Offia and Chinyere Okafor and their two children, Chisimdi and Kosarachi, walk into their almost complete Habitat for Humanity of Wake County home on Saturday Oct 22. Construction of the house began on October 13, the opening day of the N.C. State Fair in the parking lot of the Hunt Horse Complex. In the next week, the house will be moved via trailer to its site on Neuse View Drive. It is the first time that a Habitat Wake home has been constructed at the State Fair.
Raleigh teenager Liam Canard, who has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, was thrilled when he got a personal batting cage from Make A Wish Eastern North Carolina on Wednesday. Staff video by Chris Seward, firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Observer reporter Will Doran recently completed the NC Beer Mile hosted by Bond Brothers Beer Company in Cary. A beer mile, for the unitiated, is a race where everyone chugs a beer, runs a quarter-mile lap, then repeats it three more times.