Two seats on Chatham County Commissioner are contested. One is rematch of 2014 between Chairwoman Diana Hales, and ex chairman Brian Bock. The other has Jim Crawford taking on political newcomer Neill Lindley.
The school systems in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Chatham counties and Chapel Hill-Carrboro all will close Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Michael. North Carolina is under a state of emergency.
Several state and federal parks and historic sites in North Carolina still are working to repair damage or dry out from Hurricane Florence, which submerged roads, dropped trees and flooded exhibit areas.
North Carolina has received applications from 35 charter schools that want to open in 2020, including eight in Wake County and five in Mecklenburg County. There could be 200 charter schools open statewide in 2019, double the total in 2011.
The Wake County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school systems plan to reopen Tuesday after having been closed for three days due to Hurricane Florence. Wake also announced a new set of school makeup days after parents complained about the old ones.
As the center of Tropical Storm Florence moved slowly into South Carolina overnight, the storm’s outer bands of rain pummeled the Triangle, causing creeks to rise and bringing down trees and limbs that blocked roads and dragged down power lines.
Curious NC answers several reader questions about trees related to the pending Hurricane Florence including which trees will survive, which are likely to fall and what to do with trees after they fall.
The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for Wake, Johnston, Chatham and Nash counties shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, as Hurricane Florence continues to come ashore along the southeastern coast.
Three tigers and a lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro got free dental surgery — root canals and extractions — free of charge from the Peter Emily Veterinary Dental Foundation. The big cats had broken and worn teeth.