State & Local

  • COVID-19 Fight: College donates protective equipment to local hospitals

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020

    Wake Tech officials said the school has gathered much-needed personal protective equipment from its programs to be donated to local hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise in North Carolina.

  • All NC K-12 public schools to shutter for 2 weeks

    Sat, Mar 14, 2020

    BREAKING NEWS: Beginning March 16, all North Carolina K-12 public schools will close their doors for at least two weeks, ensuring tens of thousands of students won't be in close quarters, but putting a strain on working parents and other childcare providers.

  • Coronavirus cases, response both see increase in NC

    Tue, Mar 10, 2020

    The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) confirmed five new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday in Wake County, increasing the statewide total to seven.

  • North Carolina reports first Coronavirus case

    Tue, Mar 03, 2020

    A resident of Wake County, NC has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. The test, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, awaits confirmation by the U.S.

  • Polls open across NC for Primary election decisions

    Tue, Mar 03, 2020

    As Tarheel voters prepare to head to the polls today to cast ballots in the presidential primary, two out of three believe political divisions have made their lives uncomfortable and that politics is likely to become even more divisive in the years to come.

  • Inmate killed at NC correctional institution

    Sat, Feb 29, 2020

    A prison in eastern North Carolina was placed on lockdown Saturday after one inmate allegedly killed another in a brawl. Officials at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Maury, NC said Kevin R. Taylor, Jr., 23, was struck with a homemade weapon around 1:15 p.m.

  • 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.