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3 hrs ago | WRAL.com
According to investigators, Patrick Pair attempted to cross the highway at about 7:15 a.m. when he was hit by a 2014 Hyundai traveling westbound on U.S. 70. Gabriel Neal, 37, of Clayton, was driving the Hyundai that struck Pair.
7 hrs ago | News Observer
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.
Kate Nelson of Enloe High School in Raleigh was awarded the 2014 Philip Watts Scholarship, which recognizes an outstanding senior student of German in the Wake County Public Schools.
County social services departments across the state continue to process a backlog of Medicaid applications ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline to get the job done.
Work First Family Assistance provides job training and benefits to low-income families.
"We believe the services will be more efficiently and more effectively provided," then-county manager David Cooke told a reporter at the time.
Tony Wagner, an education expert from Harvard University, led the brainstorming among the school board and senior staff that focused on making sure: The school system plans to release a strategic plan by the end of 2014 that sets out goals and priorities for the next five years.
One of the men accused of beating a University of North Carolina professor to death on a quiet street near campus had been released from the Wake County Jail the day before, authorities confirmed Friday.
In another warrant, Wake County sheriff's deputies also filed three felony charges that said Siddhantha Sharma had five doses of LSD in his possession Tuesday and had sold them to an undercover operative.
"I am disappointed that they're continuing to take away the tools we have at the local level," McFarlane said.
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Malcom Sinclair Blue, who is believed to be cognitively impaired, at about 11 a.m. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds.
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.
Two of the Triangle's biggest health care organizations have teamed up to trim medical expenses as part of a broader national emphasis on cutting costly waste in the health care field.
This morning the North Carolina Senate voted 31-17 to pass H1224. Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, a Republican from Concord, introduced an amendment to the bill to raise the local sales tax cap to 2.75 percent rather than 2.5 percent.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 01:37 pm
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