State & Local

  • Federal funds for rape kit backlog extended

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    Bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Debbie Smith Act and give much-needed resources to state and local law enforcement agencies to complete forensic analysis of crime scenes and untested rape kits co-sponsored by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) was recently signed by President Trump.

  • Barber's free trims for kids puts him a cut above

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    Barber Elliot Riley from The Grooming Lounge has been providing clients with haircuts, trims and styles for 15 years. For the past two months, he has provided those services free to students at Reedy Creek Elementary in his spare time.

  • Town's crime rate mostly unchanged: Holly Springs PD

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    Even though the population of Holly Springs has seen rapid growth, the Town’s crime rate has not.

  • Ten stores across NC hit with fines for price scanning errors

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    Fines were recently levied against stores in Chowan, Columbus, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Hertford, Mecklenburg, Pasquotank and Vance counties because of excessive price-scanner errors, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division says.

  • GoTriangle follows RDU Airport into electric bus biz

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    GoTriangle showed off one of its two new electric buses Tuesday during a ceremony in downtown Raleigh.

    The buses were ordered after GoTriangle won a $943,000 federal low- or no-emission grant to help pay for them. Duke Energy provided $100,000 toward two charging stations as well.

  • AAA: 115.6M travelers will break holiday records

    Mon, Dec 16, 2019

    If you’re planning to hit the roads, ride the rails or fly the friendly skies this Christmas, expect to bring your patience along with your luggage.

  • 'Canes send Kyle Wood to Detroit for defenseman Kaski

    Fri, Dec 13, 2019

    The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Oliwer Kaski from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for defenseman Kyle Wood.

  • Area police busy around Christmas – but not always for crime

    Fri, Dec 13, 2019

    Children of all ages are invited to join the Morrisville Police Department for their "Cocoa with a Cop" event, which will be held December 21, from 5-8 p.m, at 260C Town Hall Drive.

    The event includes a tour of the police department, story time, special prizes, hot cider and cocoa.

  • Battery manufacturer to open North American hub, create 46 jobs in Guilford County

    Thu, Dec 12, 2019

    Sunlight Batteries USA, an industrial battery manufacturer, will create 46 jobs in Guilford County, state leaders recently announced.

  • Sen. Tillis widens Republican primary lead

    Thu, Dec 12, 2019

    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) has a wide lead over Republican primary challenger Sandy Smith, of Winterville, NC, according to the latest poll from the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute, a Raleigh-based think tank.