Here are five of our best local stories this week that you might have missed.
The World of Bluegrass — which has lured thousands of visitors to downtown and generated millions of dollars in economic impact since it moved to Raleigh — is sticking around. Read more.
The North Carolina General Assembly approved a state budget for the next year on Friday morning after several days of heated debate over the controversial process Republicans used to force their changes through. Read more.
A new question about excessive police force has emerged in Raleigh with the release on Wednesday of video and audio linked to an April 3 incident that resulted in charges against three law enforcement officers. Read more.
If Amazon were to choose downtown Raleigh — one of 20 cities still vying for HQ2 — it would be a complicated maneuver that would lead to skyrocketing valuations for real estate and would likely expand the concept of what is considered downtown Raleigh. Read more.
There's no debate that North Carolina schools can be made safer, but a town hall Tuesday showed there's disagreement on whether tougher gun control laws is the right answer to the problem. Read more.