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52 min ago | The Charlotte Observer

Wake County's 1 millionth resident arrives Friday

But for such a populous county, there are still many places to get away from the teeming masses without leaving home.

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Related Topix: US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Johnston County, NC, Raleigh, NC, Wendell, NC

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

NVR to build 440 homes in Apex in new deal with Wheelock Street Capital

Less than two months after NVR Inc., a national home-building holding company, purchased 316 acres of land in Apex for a new home community called Jordan Pointe, the builder has already moved the transaction off its books.

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Related Topix: Apex, NC, Raleigh, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Post and Courier

N.C. school voucher ruling not expected to affect S.C.'s program

A North Carolina judge ordered that state to stop using taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools, but his Thursday ruling is not expected to affect a new South Carolina program that helps students attending similar schools.

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Related Topix: Education, School Vouchers, Hobgood, NC, Tax

WRAL.com

Woman's shooting death hasn't been ruled a suicide

Wake County sheriff's investigators are taking a second look at a fatal shooting initially thought to be a suicide.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Suicide

WCTI

Police arrest Jacksonville man accused of human trafficking

Raleigh Police have charged a Jacksonville man with human trafficking for allegedly holding several women in involuntary servitude and assaulting them.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

WRAL.com

Millbrook High School band director suspended after arrest

Raleigh police charged Natalie Ledford Kerr, 36, of 5122 Lady of the Lake Drive, Raleigh, with simple assault and driving while impaired.

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WRAL.com

Second teen pleads guilty in Raleigh greenway murder

Initially charged with first-degree murder, Tereise Massenburg, 17, pleaded guilty to accessory to robbery with a dangerous weapon in the death of Regynald Jose Brown.

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Business Journal

Wake County schools, libraries get a $345.2M boost

Wake County sold $345.2 million in bonds for both schools and libraries. Of the $345.2 million: $334.24 million is intended for the Wake County Public School System building program; $11 million for libraries.

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News Observer

Stylin': Parlor Blow Dry Bar opens in Cameron Village

The latest bridal gowns from the Soft by Rosa Clara collection will be on display at Traditions by Anna in Raleigh Friday and Saturday.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WRAL.com

Suspicious package delivered to Cary software firm

When Raleigh and Wake County hazardous materials crews arrived to investigate, Jeffrey LeRose and and his two colleagues to evacuate the floor that RTS occupies.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC

News Observer

After abduction, NC legislators aim to stiffen cellphone-smuggling penalties

A bill approved by the General Assembly and sitting on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk would increase the penalties for people who give phones to inmates and for inmates caught with phones.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

News Observer

Wake County releases draft 2015-16 student assignment plan

School administrators presented Tuesday the first draft of a plan for the 2015-16 school year that they say focuses primarily on filling four new schools, reducing crowding at existing schools, cleaning up inefficient bus routes and reducing how many families are assigned to schools on different calendars.

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Related Topix: Apex, NC, Raleigh, NC, Wake Forest, NC

News Observer

Some NC House Republicans buck leadership to reject economic incentives bill

The 54-47 defeat of House Bill 1224 also appeared to end prospects for a separate measure, linked to this one by Senate leaders, intended to give local school boards more flexibility to spend state dollars to pay teacher assistants.

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Related Topix: US News, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Apex, NC, Environmental Law, Law

News Observer

Triangle affordable housing projects receive federal tax credits

A total of 48 affordable housing projects in North Carolina were recently awarded federal tax credits, including six projects in the Triangle.

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Related Topix: Fuquay Varina, NC, Raleigh, NC, Granite Falls, NC, Rolesville, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

News Observer

Wake Tech enrollment tops a record 22,000

That's more than 500 more students than enrolled the first day last fall. Thirty percent of Wake County school system graduates will be attending Wake Tech this year, up .7 percent from last year.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

Business Journal

Wake Co. growing at a rate of 62 people per day

And there's a pretty good chance that person will be moving here from either another North Carolina county or from New York, New Jersey, Ohio or Pennsylvania, according to statistics presented to the Wake County board of commissioners on Aug. 18 by Rebecca Tippett of the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC

WRAL.com

Martin calls for coal ash compromise

As the state legislature continues to idle over a stalemate among House and Senate Republicans, a Wake County lawmaker is calling for action on a stalled coal ash clean-up plan.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Business Journal

Military surplus equipment among Triangle law agencies, by county

Helicopters, grenade launchers, night vision goggles and body armor are among the hundreds of pieces of military surplus equipment flowing into the Triangle's law enforcement agencies.

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Related Topix: Orange County, NC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Cary News

School Notes: Aug. 20.

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

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Apex, NC

News Observer

Wake schools wrestle with growth

Interested in letting the Wake County School Board know how it should respond to the overcrowding and under-enrollment at five elementary and middle schools? The Wake County School Board is considering ways to ease crowding at three schools in Cary, including the possibility of converting two of them from a traditional school year to a year-round ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC

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