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2 hrs ago | News Observer

Wake County students return from Ghana ready to serve

Students wash their clothes Ghanaian style in Kitase, a village in east Ghana. From left: Erin Gerber, 18, Peyton Cabot, 17, Parker Savage , 17, Jacob Asher, 17, Maya Copeland, 16, Taylor Morgan , 18, Emily Orander, 16, Sammie Asher, 17. - While kicking a soccer ball with dozens of students on a bumpy field in the village of Kitase in Ghana, three ... (more)

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Related Topix: Travel, World News, Ghana Travel, Ghana, Africa Travel, Africa, Ash, NC, Education Etc.

3 hrs ago | The Cary News

Community Notes: July 13

Graduating high school students in the Cary alumni chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity's Cary Kappa League program celebrated recent achievements in May. The students were highlighted on a local radio program.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Student Society, Alpha Psi, Education Etc., Sororities, Weather

7 hrs ago | WRAL.com

Questioned autopsy factored in woman's release after husband's death

Originally charged with second-degree murder after she admitted to strangling her husband, Amtey, 63, pleaded guilty on May 16 to voluntary manslaughter under what's called an Alford plea in the May 8, 2013 death of Sharad Ramchandraro Amtey, 77. The charge in the case normally carries a three-year prison sentence, but Dottie Amtey is now free, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

16 hrs ago | Eastern Wake News

PSNC Energy plans pipeline extension for Franklin, Wake

By the end of 2014, officials plan to finalize the route for the pipeline, which would run roughly from Franklinton to Wendell and connect two existing pipelines.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, NC, Franklinton, NC, Wendell, NC, Raleigh, NC

18 hrs ago | The Cary News

Wake to buy land for new Holly Springs school

The Wake County Board of Commissioners has approved the purchase of land for a new elementary school in Holly Springs scheduled to open in 2016.

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Related Topix: Holly Springs, NC, Raleigh, NC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WRAL.com

NYC subway mom witnessed unsolved local murder

Frankea Aleasha Dabbs, 20, was arrested early Tuesday on charges of child abandonment and acting in a manner injurious to a child after authorities say she left the 10-month-old child, Milaney, in a stroller on a subway platform Monday and then boarded a train.

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Related Topix: Sampson County, NC

Free Republic

Lawyers spar over effects of NC's elections overhaul

The legal fight over some of the more controversial provisions of North Carolina's elections overhaul bill brought an array of arguments and a crowd of lawyers to a federal courtroom Monday.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Cary News

One charged, one sought in Fuquay-Varina shooting

Officers found Jerome Edward Fogg, 27, slumped against a wall in a breezeway in an apartment building at 109 Bay Tree St. after getting a call saying people had heard gunshots in that area about 2:30 a.m. Fogg had been hit in the torso and one hip and was in critical condition when he was rushed to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, police said in a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fuquay Varina, NC, Raleigh, NC

WRAL.com

Silver Alert issued for 32-year-old Wake County man

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Demetrich Montez Wynn at about 12:30 a.m. after he went missing from a home in the 700 block of Newsome Street in Raleigh.

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Independent Weekly

Tomorrowland Transit Authority comes to Hillsborough Street

Monorail...Monorail...Monorail! - The Simpsons , "Marge vs. the Monorail" Thanks to Paul Coble, the Tea Party chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, the plan for a comprehensive light rail system in the Triangle is stalled out.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, Raleigh, NC, Research Triangle Park, NC

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Burlington Times News

Let the sweepstakes campaign case be heard

In April 2013, Democracy North Carolina, a group that advocates fairness and transparency in elections, filed a complaint with the N.C. Board of Elections about possibly illegal contributions from the video sweepstakes industry to state candidates.

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Related Topix: US News, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Mike Easley, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

News Observer

Raleigh police charge man in stabbing death

Police say Michael Ray Evans killed Jermaine Johnson, who was found outside Evan's apartment at 1323-C Kent Road about 8:15 p.m. Monday.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

KTVU Oakland

NYPD arrests mother of baby left in subway station

Security video showed nothing amiss when Frankea Dabbs - wearing dark glasses, pushing a baby stroller and pulling a rolling suitcase - entered a busy Manhattan subway station Monday night.

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Eastern Wake News

Planning for the Fourth of July in Knightdale started before park opened

The planning for Knightdale's inaugural Fourth of July celebration at Knightdale Station Park – which included the town's first 15-minute fireworks show – started before the town ever allowed residents to visit the recently constructed park.

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Related Topix: Knightdale, NC, Durham, NC

The Cary News

Wake board to vote in August on whether to put sales-tax proposal on fall ballot

During its regular meeting Monday, the board held a sometimes contentious discussion on the possibility of putting the issue before voters.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

The Cary News

Community Notes: July 9

Cool for Wake provides fans and air conditioners to Wake County residents in need during extremely hot weather.

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Related Topix: Weather, Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC, Apex, NC

The Cary News

Cary's hemlock trees infested again

The town says a recent inspection of its 235 eastern hemlock trees yielded the discovery of hemlock woolly adelgids, aphid-like insects that can damage trees while feeding on their sap.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Cary, NC

Mon Jul 07, 2014

News Observer

Seaboard retail center sold for $4.6M

The recently renovated retail center adjacent to Seaboard Station in Raleigh has been sold for nearly $4.6 million, according to Wake County property records.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

News Observer

N&O's Tim Stevens honored by Garner

The town was Garner, where Stevens still lives. The venue would become the Garner Performing Arts Center, where Stevens one day would book Broadway stars to perform.

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Related Topix: Garner, NC, Raleigh, NC

The Cary News

School Notes: July 9.

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program.

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Related Topix: Apex, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Cary, NC, Duke University

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