Wake County Newswire

Wake County Newswire

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  1. Pace of redistricting questionedRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Goldsboro News-Argus

    ... he said, there is no way to know without spending more time collecting data. "I don't want us to end up like Wake County and some of these other surrounding counties, where they are redrawing district lines every year," he said. "That is a ...

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  2. Bomb threat reported at Harris Teeter in Wake ForestRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WRAL.com

    Officials with the Wake County Sheriff's Office confirmed officials responded to the store located at 1432 Brogden Woods Drive but said that nothing came of it.

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  3. Chapel Hill, Hillsborough forced to sacrifice in light rail funding bid. Herea s why.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | HeraldSun.com

    ... was similar to what Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization officials did a few weeks ago in removing Wake County's bus rapid transit project from the state process. The light-rail project, now in the engineering phase, needs $1.2 billion in ...

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  4. How Republicans have reshaped education in North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | HeraldSun.com

    ... it's been the gradual dismantling of the public education system," said Julie von Haefen, president of the Wake County PTA Council. "If you look at each little thing, it doesn't look bad. But when you put it all together, it's demoralizing the ...

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  5. 'More than a black superhero:' Moviegoers say 'Black Panther' celebrates African-American heritageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WRAL.com

    There, organizers behind The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County put on Friday's preview movie party. For moviegoers, a slice of African culture set the tone and the stage for the showing of the Black Panther movie.

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  6. Diaper Bank wants to give away 3 million diapers to families in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | WRAL.com

    ... Bank serves more than 5,200 families. The quick movement of diapers has the organization looking to expand into Wake County. "We need hot spots, which is basically a business putting up a box, and when folks contact use to say, 'I have diapers to ...

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  7. Prosecutors abruptly rest in Raleigh murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | WRAL.com

    ... gathering was fairly boring and that they never saw anyone with guns. Barry Carroll, who has since retired as a Wake County deputy, said he confronted Copley in the garage and that Copley admitted to him that he had fired the shot that hit Thomas.

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  8. Is bigger better? NC committee studies dividing school districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | WBTV

    A new committee has been formed to review whether North Carolina school systems should be divided. The committee will answer the question - is bigger better? The largest school district in the state is Wake County with about 160,000 students.

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  9. Three Durham schools placed on lockout after report of youths who might have had gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | HeraldSun.com

    ... is upset about what happened in Florida or needs to talk, our school counselors and staff are ready to help." In Wake County , school officials, in response to questions from parents about security, drafted a letter to reassure parents. The letter ...

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  10. Congress should protect basic food assistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    ... the 4th Congressional District, thousands of households depend on SNAP benefits to help make ends meet. Even in Wake County, one of the wealthiest counties in the state, 18 percent of our children are food insecure. SNAP benefits are essential for ...

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  11. NC Republican wants to arm teachers in response to Florida shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | HeraldSun.com

    ... be accountable. Government officials who share his ridiculous, blood thirsty, comic book view of the world," Wake County Commissioner John Burns, a Democrat, tweeted. "He should have resigned a long time ago and stopped embarrassing his party and ...

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  12. If Amazon came to the Triangle, here are the five most likely places it could goRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | HeraldSun.com

    Amazon narrows the field for the company's second North American headquarters, and Raleigh is a finalist. Here are some pros and cons of each contender.

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  13. Man who feared 'hoodlums' on trial for shooting black manRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | Powhatan Today

    In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Chad Copley is led into a courtroom at the Wake County Judicial Center in Raleigh, N.C. Opening statements in the murder trial of Chad Copley, who fired a shotgun blast from inside his Raleigh garage and killed 20-year-old Kouren Thomas in August 2016 began Thursday, Feb. 15, 2016. FILE- In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Chad Copley is led out of a courtroom at the Wake County Judicial Center in Raleigh, N.C. Opening statements in the murder trial of Chad Copley, who fired a shotgun blast from inside his Raleigh, N.C., garage and killed 20-year-old Kouren Thomas in August 2016 began Thursday, Feb. 15, 2016.

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  14. Wake County Commissioner Matt Calabria Will Seek Reelection Instead...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | Independent Weekly

    In December, Wake County Commissioner Matt Calabria announced that he would run for State House District 36, a seat currently occupied by Republican Nelson Dollar. But in light of a recent court decision that blocked new districts in Wake and Mecklenburg County, Calabria announced today that he has reconsidered.

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  15. Wake County nonprofit assists victims of domestic violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | WRAL.com

    InterAct is the only provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services in Wake County. The team there is dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in the Triangle.

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  16. Woman reveals her betrayal after husband marries their long-lost daughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | Metro UK News

    ... guilty. They both had bail set at $1 million, which was raised by Steven - while Katie remains in custody at Wake County Detention Center pending her extradition hearing on February 28. She said: 'Katie is the victim, she needs to get some help, she ...

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  17. Civil rights pioneer proved her mettle in World War IIRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | The United States Army

    ... their kids to college, so after graduating from high school, Veasey landed a job doing clerical work with the Wake County Extension Office. She said the job was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal Program, launched during the ...

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  18. The NCGA's Next Big Idea: Break Up the Wake County School SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | Independent Weekly

    ... bill's primary sponsors are Reps. Bill Brawley and John Bradford of Mecklenburg County and Rep. Chris Malone of Wake County. a Brawley, Bradford Malone also represent counties where there's been support from some suburban residents to break up their ...

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  19. Ex-principal Awaiting Sentencing for Theft Charged With DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | WBOC-TV Salisbury

    ... court date in North Carolina on a drunken-driving charge. Court records indicate that Rodriguez was arrested by Wake County police on Nov. 24, just four days after he entered his guilty plea in the embezzlement case, and charged with DUI. According ...

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  20. North Carolina lawmakers to study school district break-upsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | WBT-AM Charlotte

    ... the committee are Republican Reps. Bill Brawley and John Bradford of Mecklenburg County and Rep. Chris Malone of Wake County, also a Republican. Supporters of the bill say the state should look at what's the most effective size for school districts ...

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