The coal ash storage facility is proposed at the former Sanford Brick and Tile Co. Both Chatham and Lee counties have passed resolutions opposing the project, but a new state law could override that decision. 01/31/2015 04:22 PM
Police arrested 21-year-old Jontel McNeill late Friday. Nineteen-year-old Chigoze Onyebuchi and 18-year-old Indago Norwood were also charged Friday. Sixteen-year-old Jade Brown was arrested earlier in the week and appeared in court Friday.
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It’s been a filling week for foodies in the Triangle area. Sunday marks the end of Triangle Restaurant week, where 88 different restaurants offered three-course meals at a fixed price.
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Doctor Studies Link Between Reading and Weight Loss
Pediatrician Dr. Sarah Armstrong helped conduct to study to see if reading could help kids lose weight. In 2008, she studied a group of obese girls between 9 and 13 years old. There was a link then but she hopes to replicate the study soon. 01/31/2015 10:15 AM
Gov. McCrory Campaign Has Nearly $1.6M; Cooper About Even
Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and potential Democratic 2016 election rival Roy Cooper were about even with campaign cash entering 2015. Their campaign committees disclosed fundraising totals for the final six months of 2014 on Friday, the deadline for candidates not on last year's ballot. 01/31/2015 08:11 AM
March Honors Friendship 9 on Anniversary of Sit-In
The group became civil rights heroes after their 1961 sit-in at an all white lunch counter in Rock Hill, choosing to go to jail instead of paying the fine for their charges. Earlier this week, after 54 years, the group had their convictions vacated. 01/31/2015 05:00 PM
UNC Students Rally in Support of Building Name Change
Several hundred students rallied on UNC Chapel Hill campus Friday afternoon, calling for university leaders to meet three demands regarding the school's racial history. 01/30/2015 07:30 PM
Forum Aims to End School-to-Prison Pipeline
The conference kicked off Friday night at NCCU with 19 monologues based on real people who say minority students have a higher chance of not staying in school. 01/30/2015 09:12 PM
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Teen Appears in Court Following Robbery Near School Bus Stop
A Raleigh teen accused of robbing a pair of teenagers as they got off their school bus earlier this week made her first court appearance Friday afternoon. 01/30/2015 08:39 PM
Raleigh Council, City Staff Discuss Strategic Plan Draft
The final day of the Raleigh City Council retreat focused on the future of the city. From transportation to addressing city growth, a 38-page strategic plan draft was part of the discussions. City Council held the final day of the retreat at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences on Friday. 01/30/2015 07:05 PM
Voter ID Law Argued in Wake Co. Court
The legal battle to challenge the state's controversial voter ID law is starting to take shape. The actual trial is still months away, but motions are being heard today from both sides in Wake County. 01/30/2015 05:15 PM
Report: Seat Malfunction Caused Marine's Death at Fort Bragg
According to a report in the Fayetteville Observer, Lance Cpl. Steven Szymanski was reaching over the front seat of a light armored vehicle to grab his helmet when the lever that raises the seat was triggered. Szymanski's neck was trapped between the back of the driver’s seat and the roof of the vehicle. 01/30/2015 04:10 PM