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?

Ned Barnett

In today’s politics, voters don’t rule

It’s impressive that Donald Trump could bring out 10,000 people in Fayetteville on Wednesday night. And it’s remarkable that the once-marginal Bernie Sanders drew an overflow crowd of several thousand at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium on Friday afternoon.

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RAW VIDEO: Man shot and killed, police officer wounded near Raleigh Country Club

A Raleigh police officer was wounded by a gunshot and another man was shot and killed at a house on Donald Ross Drive late Monday morning. The shooting took place at 311 Donald Rose Drive after police responded to a 911 call about a man with a gun who was reportedly trespassing. An officer located the man in the street and gave chase on foot before he was joined by a second officer, according to police.
Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
RAW VIDEO: Man shot and killed, police officer wounded near Raleigh Country Club 0:47

RAW VIDEO: Man shot and killed, police officer wounded near Raleigh Country Club

Military jet flyover rattles Charlotte 0:08

Military jet flyover rattles Charlotte

Woman parts with beloved dog because both are blind and the dog is deaf 3:02

Woman parts with beloved dog because both are blind and the dog is deaf

Trump uses Dwyane Wade’s cousin’s death to appeal to black voters - Election Rewind 1:28

Trump uses Dwyane Wade’s cousin’s death to appeal to black voters - Election Rewind