State & Local

  • New NC National Guard leader named

    Mon, Nov 04, 2019

    After more than 30 years of military service, Brig. Gen. Todd Hunt will take command of the North Carolina National Guard's nearly 12,000 soldiers and airmen and over 1,700 full-time federal and state employees as the state's 41st Adjutant General.

  • Holly Springs fire department rating helps homeowners

    Sat, Oct 05, 2019

    Some residents and businesses in Holly Springs should see a significant decrease in fire insurance premiums, said officials with Wake County and State Fire Marshal/Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey.

  • Celebrate Wake County's rural roots at Farm Fest

    Fri, Oct 04, 2019

    This weekend offers a chance to take a step back in time and celebrate farm life at Historic Oak View County Park’s Farm Fest.

  • Air travel without REAL ID enters final year

    Thu, Oct 03, 2019

    Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler age 18 and above will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly at all U.S. airports. Passengers who attempt travel without a REAL ID or other form of identification, such as a valid passport or U.S.

  • NC students push state's SAT average up

    Wed, Sep 25, 2019

    North Carolina’s high school class of 2019 widened the state’s lead with the nation on the SAT college entrance exam, according to results released today by The College Board, which administers the national exams.

  • Lake Wilson Park construction underway

    Mon, Sep 23, 2019

    Earlier this year the Wilson City Council approved major improvements to the Lake Wilson Park, including a bathroom facility, improved boat ramp and new boat docks, sidewalks near parking areas, paved parking, and landscaping enhancements.

  • Music to Everyone's Ears: NC Symphony Hosts Sensory-Friendly Concert

    Sat, Sep 21, 2019

    For some families with children living with autism and sensory challenges, leaving the house can be a difficult experience.

  • Annual Music in the Mountains festival this weekend

    Thu, Sep 19, 2019

    The Annual Music in the Mountains Folk Festival is coming to the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, September 21 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

    The Annual Festival, sponsored by Toe River Arts and now in its 34th year will honor Bill and Judy Carson.

  • NC National Guard leader to retire

    Thu, Aug 22, 2019

    Governor Roy Cooper today announced that Major General Greg Lusk, 40th adjutant general for the North Carolina National Guard, plans to retire this winter.

  • Lake Hickory Triathlon marks 9th year, 138 finishers

    Wed, Jul 24, 2019

    The Alexander County Family YMCA hosted the 9th Annual Lake Hickory Triathlon on July 20 at Dusty Ridge Park.