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Josh Shaffer

Walnut Creek, where Raleigh flooding hits hardest – Shaffer

In any hurricane, tropical storm or three-day drenching, a handful of Raleigh spots reliably take the worst blows: Wake Forest Road near the Costco; Atlantic Avenue near Hodges Street; Crabtree Valley Mall. But the neighborhoods that hug Walnut Creek get so routinely pummeled that it’s common to see muskrats swim past.

Barry Saunders

Durham doesn’t need any more hipster cool – Saunders

Durham was recently named the “hippest” city in North Carolina by the glossiest of glossy international fashion and lifestyle magazines, Vogue. That means one thing: Durham will soon be invaded by hipsters driving up the prices of houses and drinking ironically the beers many of us drink because we like ‘em.

Videos

Adult figure skating championships come to Wake Forest

Video: The U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships are going on at Polar Ice in Wake Forest through April 22, 2017. Over 350 skaters from across the country come to compete in the event.
Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Adult figure skating championships come to Wake Forest 2:23

Adult figure skating championships come to Wake Forest

A Day Without a Woman rally in Durham 1:08

A Day Without a Woman rally in Durham

A small town finds recovering from hurricane flooding as tough as swimming upstream 2:06

A small town finds recovering from hurricane flooding as tough as swimming upstream

What if you had more than 100 chickens, many of them roosters, as neighbors? 1:10

What if you had more than 100 chickens, many of them roosters, as neighbors?