A Durham teenager, Alexander Bishop, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the April 2018 death of his father Bill Bishop, who was found with a dog leash around his neck on Dover Road, police said.
The Wake County school system is using a new Common Core-aligned curriculum to teach high school math courses that’s supposed to go beyond having students memorize formulas. But parents complain students need to hire tutors to keep up.
Despite a fundraising campaign that brought in $9.5 million, Bennett College lost an appeal to keep its accreditation, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges announced Friday.
North Carolina’s voter ID and income tax rate constitutional amendments were thrown out by a Wake County Superior Court judge who said the General Assembly is unconstitutionally elected due to gerrymandering.
As the rule-making body of the United Methodist Church gathers in St. Louis to decide whether the church will bless same-sex marriage and ordain gay clergy, members of the denomination in North Carolina are praying and preparing for a possible split.
Raven Rock State Park will have a new campground by the end of this year. The Mountain Laurel Bike Trail at the popular park has been closed to allow for construction of the new campground. The trail will reopen when the work is done.
North Carolina paid prison officers more than $45 million in overtime last year, a 1,000 percent increase since 2011, data show. The increase comes as the N.C. Department of Public Safety struggles to hire and retain prison workers.
The News & Observer’s former property on McDowell Street, which covers nearly a city block in downtown Raleigh, will become the site of a mixed-use complex. An office tower is the first phase of the project. The second phase includes residences.
Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said her investigation into absentee ballot irregularities is near the end. Mark Harris, the Republican congressional candidate, called for a new election Thursday.
Holly Aiken Bags and its retail showroom Stitch, which opened in Raleigh almost 15 years ago, is moving to the Wilmington area, to a space on the Intracoastal Waterway by the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge.
After Duke Blue Devils men’s college basketball player Zion Williamson is hurt during a game with the North Carolina Tar Heels, the footwear breakdown has focused attention on the Nike sneaker’s technical design.
Immigration activists want the Wake County school system to do more to reassure families of undocumented students following an increase in ICE raids. School officials say they already have policies in place to protect those students.