The drive home from downtown Raleigh will get easier for a lot of people Friday when the ramp from northbound Capital Boulevard onto Wade Avenue reopens, eliminating a detour that includes Peace Street and Glenwood Avenue.
UNC Rex Healthcare has opened the Triangle’s first hospital-based food pantry for patients who may need help eating well in the days after going home. The pantry is managed by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and stocked by Food Lion, which contributed $125,000 to get it started.
St. Augustine’s University has been removed from probationary by its accreditation agency. The Raleigh university had been on probation for two years because of concerns about financial problems and questions of institutional effectiveness.
The Wake County school board appointed former state lawmaker Chris Heagarty to the vacant seat held by the late Kathy Hartenstine. Heagarty served in the North Carolina General Assembly from 2009 to 2010 and is a licensed attorney.
The 2018 Enloe Charity Ball raised $205,000 to support the Autism Society of North Carolina. The hard work of the students at Enloe High School in Raleigh is drawing praise with the Wake County school system dedicating a snow day to them.
North Carolina led the United States in 2018 with the most teachers who’ve been certified by the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards. For the 13th year, Wake County led all districts in the U.S. with the most nationally certified teachers.
Citing academic issues, Hope Leadership Charter Academy in Raleigh will close in June 2019. Hope has reached an agreement that would give its students admissions priority for getting into PAVE Southeast Raleigh Charter School.
The Wake County school system engaged in a lengthy thread on how it decides to cancel classes for inclement winter weather and why a countywide district is best for education and promoting diverse, integrated schools.
99-year-old Louis Serotta, a US Marine veteran of World War II, was honored Friday at Hayes Barton Cafe in Raleigh by friends, family and military veterans, who also remembered those touched by the bombing of Pearl Harbor.