Root & Branch, one of 15 retailers to open in recent months at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, has local connections: Pam Blondin of Deco in Raleigh and Jessie Williams of Edge of Urge in Raleigh and Wilmington.
The town has been talking about the Amity Station apartments and commercial on West Rosemary Street for years. The council is continuing the negotiations with Shortbread Lofts developer and Breadmen’s owners.
North Carolina logged two flu deaths in the week ending Jan. 12, bringing the total to 22 this flu season. At the same time last year, the state had 48 flu deaths in the most deadly flu season since 2009.
A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans.
The governors of Michigan, New York and Washington are asking the Trump administration for guidance on whether states can provide unemployment benefits to federal employees who are working without pay during the government shutdown.