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Burning Coal Theatre Company and NC State Dance Program will present State of Dance , the world premieres of six new dance pieces created by six of the most exciting young, emergent dance makers in North Carolina November 6 - 8, 2014. The works will premiere at Burning Coal Theatre's Murphey School Auditorium , Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 6 - 8 at 7:30pm.
Andrea Padilla of Raleigh chants along with other protesters in front of the Old Wake County Courthouse along Fayetteville Street on May 1. Padilla, who has worked in the service industry, came together with about 75 other protesters to protest the minimum wage, workers' rights and fair access to education on May Day, which is an international day to recognize worker's rights and in most countries considered a holiday. Chief financial officers in the United States say a minimum wage increase to between $10 and $15 per hour would cause immediate harm to the economy.
The first pursuit started when a Durham County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle on Angier Avenue, authorities said. It ended after the motorcycle pulled into a Shell gas station near Chapel Hill Road and Airport Boulevard in Morrisville and stopped, authorities said.
11 has transitioned from a day of mourning to a national day of service. This year, a husband and wife served their community one day early in the hopes of motivating others to do the same.
Fuquay-Varina is quickly becoming a front-runner on a short list of communities vying for the first manufacturing facility in the U.S. for a company that makes fixed, polymer safety barriers used in warehouses, airports and distribution facilities around the world. The town's economic development director, Jim Seymour , earlier this week issued a release that the U.S. executives of UK-based A-Safe had opened a 10,000-square-foot office on Division Drive in Fuquay-Varina for its temporary corporate, administrative, warehousing and assembly operations.
In fact, one official said DPS has had one of its better years filling teaching posts, hiring 401 teachers between June and August. By comparison, the district hired only 207 new teachers over the same span last year and struggled to fill vacancies late into the fall.
In 24 of the Triangle's 42 public high schools, more than half of all students do not meet the college and career readiness standard. In only seven Triangle high schools - four in Wake County and three in Chapel Hill/Carrboro - 70 percent of students or more meet that standard.
Darren Morey, pictured left, co-owner of The Cookie People, completes a transaction of a chocolate chip cookie with Erin Graber at the Downtown Raleigh Farmers' Market on Sept.10.
A Wake County, North Carolina high school biology teacher is being criticized for publishing an anti-public school diatribe in a home-schooling magazine, WTVD reports . Fuquay-Varina High School biology teacher Ray Fournier never mentions his employer by name in the article, instead referring to the school at which he teaches as "a concentration camp dedicated to the spiritual death of those imprisoned behind these walls."
Camille Meijon Silver, 23, of 2013 Meadow Lane, was initially charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the July 3, 2013, death of Maryland Jerome Vick, 24, whom police say Silver hit as he was walking on East Boxley Drive in Wendell three days earlier. "She knew him.
Bobby Earl Smith, 64, was sentenced in 1982 to life in prison with the possibility of parole after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for fatally shooting William Ray. Gilmore Jr. Gilmore, 24, was shot twice in the head on Jan. 30, 1982, while he and another officer had been responding to a disturbance call.
The N.C. Department of Public Safety last week released a county-level list of tactical equipment obtained under the federal 1033 Excess Property Program, designed to grant surplus equipment to law enforcement agencies across the country, largely for counter-drug and -terrorism activities. The gear includes rifles, riot shotguns and heavy equipment like helicopters and mine-resistant vehicles.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 03:22 pm
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