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Robert Lee Alston, 32, of 3301 Trail Drive in Wendell was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. Friday at Quarry Road and Mitchell Mill Road, arrest records show, and charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking, maintaining a vehicle for drug use, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and fleeing to avoid arrest.
Southeast Raleigh leaders want Mayor Nancy McFarlane to appoint longtime activist Octavia Rainey to fill one of two openings on the Raleigh Housing Authority board.
A Greensboro home insulation firm has been temporarily barred from performing insulation services among complaints it did not deliver energy savings as promised.
North Carolina already is among the national leaders in accredited high school coaches but may make a big jump in the national rankings during the next year.
Maria Rodriguez left Guatemala looking for a better life. She ran into a few angels along the way and is working to return the kindness she found in the United States.
Letters opposing construction of the tower on a lot at the corner of Fourth Street and Hollybrook Road from three historic preservation organizations have forced the company that wants to build the tower to explore other options.
Lumberton is already benefiting in its efforts to attract businesses to the community as a result of this week's announcement that Duke Energy plans to purchase the generating assets of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency, according to Robeson County's economic developer and industrial recruiter.
Attorneys at the N.C. Attorney General's office wants the case brought by former athletics department learning specialist Mary Willingham against the University of North Carolina and the UNC-Chapel Hill moved to federal court.
The Cary Town Council on Thursday voted 6-1 to annex and rezone the 52-acre property so M/I Homes can build up to 93 homes there.
The Raleigh-Charlotte rail corridor is a little faster and more efficient, thanks to improvements made near the Wake/Durham County line and the Rowan/Davidson County line.
The town currently prohibits developers from removing any tree bigger than 30 inches in diameter unless it is dead, diseased or in the way of proposed features that cannot be built elsewhere on a project site.
In March, the Wake County school board capped enrollment at every elementary school in town, along with the only high school.
Shades of John Edwards and "Two Americas!" The state Senate seemed to channel the former Senator in the debate over how to help the state's stagnating rural areas keep up with booming urban areas.
"I always thought UNC was such a quiet and wonderful and peaceful and safe place," said J.B. Hu, who organized Wednesday's gathering.
The children, ages 6 to 12 and homeless, hurried around the room taking snapshots of their smiling and surprised moms and Bobby Murray and other Chevrolet dealers who had sponsored the gifts.
Shaqualla Dunbar talks with Evan Sonnenberg as Yvonne Campbell works with Tonesha Bennerson during a time for questions at a beginning teacher work session in February.
Updated: Sat Aug 02, 2014 02:22 am
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