Mark Bergin, WRAL NEWS in NC

Mark Bergin

WRAL NEWS in NC

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Triangle leaders launch study to get ahead of rapid growth

The Triangle's growth is creeping across the Wake County line into neighboring Johnston County. → Read More

Durham County sheriff sees exception to law and destroys guns collected in buyback effort

A state law prohibits law enforcement agencies to destroy most firearms seized. However, Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead explained how he destroys some guns given to the sheriff's office as part of a buyback program. → Read More

Durham police arrest two men in April shooting at apartment complex that is home to many college students

Police said officers arrested Mujahid Muhammad and Jay Smith-Sherman for their roles in the April 15 shooting. → Read More

US Navy: Sailor lost overboard in Baltic Sea was from NC

The U.S. Fleet Forces Command announced Tuesday that the search for David Spearman would end and he would be considered "lost overboard." → Read More

Crash closes I-440 West between Poole Road and I-40 in Raleigh

Traffic is getting diverted on I-440 West at Poole Road. → Read More

I-440 West reopens between Poole Road and I-40 in Raleigh

The crash just before noon Friday closed a portion of I-440 West for about two hours. → Read More

The cost to fix all of Durham’s rough roads: $180 million

Roadway Asset Services found the average condition of roads in Durham is considered "fair" with a score of 69 out of 100. → Read More

Beachgoers beware: Climate change may be increasing fecal bacteria at North Carolina beaches

Aging storm drains along the east coast are further deteriorating due to rising sea levels and higher high tides that push saltwater into the pipes, corroding them and mixing sewage with stormwater runoff. → Read More

Investors send homeowners fake checks offering to buy homes throughout the Triangle

Some investors have sent homeowners fake checks, offering to buy their homes. → Read More

61% of Americans, more than half of those making $100K+, are living paycheck to paycheck, new report finds

The LendingClub report found 33.5 million Americans spent more than they earned in the past six months. → Read More

NOAA still predicting between 3-5 major hurricanes for 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA forecasters are predicting 14-20 named storms, of which six to 10 could become hurricanes. → Read More

Roy Cooper, advocacy group file briefs in support of UNC’s admissions policies in US Supreme Court case

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments this year in a case that challenges UNC-Chapel Hill's policy of considering race in admissions. → Read More

Wrightsville Beach renourishment project uncovers hundreds of thousands of tires in the ocean

After officials tasked with filling in Wrightsville's eroding beach were pushed offshore to source sand, they made a daunting discovery: Hundreds of thousands of tires that likely migrated from an artificial reef created by the Division of Marine Fisheries decades ago. → Read More

RDU police hear from co-pilot, NTSB investigating man's death after fall or jump from plane

The RDU Police Department said it had interviewed the surviving co-pilot, whose name was not made public. → Read More

Man told RDU tower his co-pilot 'jumped out' of plane before emergency landing

The RDU Police Department said it had interviewed the surviving pilot, whose name was not made public. → Read More

Man told RDU tower his co-pilot 'jumped out' of plane before emergency landing

The RDU Police Department said it had interviewed the surviving pilot, whose name was not made public. → Read More

FAA, NTSB have yet to interview surviving co-pilot about whether man fell or jumped from plane

Charles Hew Crooks, 23, died July 29 and was one of two people on board the flight. → Read More

WRAL Investigates: New high-tech safety tool coming to NC schools

The newly-signed state budget allocates $4.4 million to put panic alarms in North Carolina middle and high schools, but as of now, not elementary schools. → Read More

WRAL 5 On Your Side examines whether EVs are better for your budget

Electric vehicles are better for your budget, but it also takes time for the EV to arrive and the car often costs more than a traditional vehicle. → Read More

D.J. Rogers selected as Durham's first poet laureate, hoping to give voice to Bull City communities

D.J. Rogers was selected as part of the city of Durham's Poet Laureate Pilot Program with a goal of championing the art of poetry in the Bull City. → Read More