Ned Barnett

Ned Barnett

From atop Raleigh’s SkyHouse, a view of tomorrow

In a large city, the apartment building in the center of downtown Raleigh would be just another sleek, glass box with high floors, high ceilings and high rents. But in medium-sized Raleigh, the 23-story SkyHouse tower is both a striking symbol of change and a window into the city of tomorrow.

Ned Barnett

A tangled plan ensnared McCrory in HB2

The fallout from House Bill 2, with its usurpation of local powers and its codification of discrimination, is broad and ongoing. But one aspect of this legislative disaster remains mysterious and unexplored: How did a bill packed with so many profoundly divisive provisions get swept through the legislature in a one-day special session and signed into law within hours of its passage?

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Lawrence leads Wake Forest's rushing attack

Wake Forest High School junior running back Devon Lawrence talks about the Cougars' 37-0 victory over Millbrook on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Lawrence ran for three touchdowns and 138 yards on the night.
Photo by Ray Black III, Video by D. Clay Best cbest@newsobserver.com
Lawrence leads Wake Forest's rushing attack 1:02

Lawrence leads Wake Forest's rushing attack

ACC Now Live: Joe Giglio and Andrew Carter look at this weekend's college football games 32:51

ACC Now Live: Joe Giglio and Andrew Carter look at this weekend's college football games

NC State men's basketball opens practice 1:19

NC State men's basketball opens practice

Wide Open Bluegrass 2016 kicks into high gear 1:56

Wide Open Bluegrass 2016 kicks into high gear