Aaron Thomas, WRAL NEWS in NC

Aaron Thomas


Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Aaron:

Inflation could bring sticker shock to back-to-school shopping

Cruising through the classroom aisle, you may find prices for school supplies have gone up. Essentials that may be harder to stock up on as parents stretch budgets to pay for groceries and gas. → Read More

Durham community center damaged, vandalized for 2nd time in a week

Broken windows, sinks and toilets smashed to pieces was just some of the damage to a community center in Durham. → Read More

Willie Rowe defeats incumbent Gerald Baker in second primary election, to face former sheriff Donnie Harrison in November

Democrat Willie Rowe has defeated incumbent Gerald Baker to secure the party's nomination in the race for Wake County sheriff. → Read More

Kenly holds emergency meeting after 7 employees resign in protest over 'hostile' work environment

Sudden resignations by seven employees, including the police chief and four full-time officers, sent shock waves through Kenly. → Read More

NC ticket wins $1M in Mega Millions drawing, jackpot for Friday grows to $630M

Check your Mega Millions tickets -- someone in North Carolina on Wednesday is waking up a millionaire. → Read More

What are your chances of winning the $480M Mega Millions jackpot?

Take it from Nicholas Kapoor, the statistics professor who won a $100,000 Powerball back in 2016. → Read More

Multiple fires sparked by lightning strikes during week of severe weather

Lightning strikes sparked fires at several homes and businesses throughout central North Carolina this week. → Read More

Local rapper found guilty of murdering Z'yon Person in August 2019

Antonio Davenport was found guilty on all charges stemming from the Aug. 18, 2019, shooting of Z'yon Person. → Read More

Fuquay-Varina siblings hit, one killed watching fireworks in Wisconsin

A Fuquay-Varina man died and a woman was injured after being hit by a car in Wisconsin during the July 4 weekend. → Read More

From baseball to fireworks, Triangle area 4th of July celebrations focus on fun, safety

4th of July celebrations continued across the country and in the triangle despite the deadly mass shooting at a Chicago-area parade earlier Monday. → Read More

Intense thunderstorms topple trees, lightning hits homes in central NC

There will be plenty of cleanup in central North Carolina after a storm came tearing through on Thursday -- toppling trees and shaking residents. → Read More

Some in central NC taking extra steps to protect themselves

Across the county, many communities are still seeking healing and reform after deadly mass shootings. The mass shootings have prompted some central North Carolina residents to take extra measures to protect themselves. → Read More

Protesters rally in downtown Raleigh against so called 'Parents' Bill of Rights'

Protestors gathered to rally against what they're calling North Carolina's version of Florida's "Don't Say Gay bill." → Read More

COVID tests no longer required when entering United States from abroad

You'll no longer have to take a COVID test if you're traveling into the United States from abroad beginning this weekend. A relief for some passengers who no longer have to scramble for a test in order to fly into the United States. → Read More

Wake schools, YMCA, others join forces to get students back on track after pandemic learning loss

The Wake County Public School system is working with community organizations to combat students' learning loss during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Recent mass shootings prompt increase in 'shots fired' calls

Police told WRAL News many communities are on heightened alert these days. Regardless of if the threat is real or not -it's all hands on deck for local police agencies. → Read More

'Forever etched in my mind': 2 families mourn children killed in Goldsboro crash

A 14-year-old girl behind the wheel and a 12-year-old girl thrown from the car died when it crashed and overturned onto railroad tracks at East Holly Street and North Center Street at 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning. → Read More

Mass in Raleigh dedicated to children, teachers killed in Texas school shooting

On Wednesday night, members of Sacred Heart Church in Raleigh came together for a service remembering the lives of students and educators. → Read More

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado in Durham County

Hundreds of customers in Durham and Chapel Hill were without power Tuesday morning after severe storms with downpours and strong winds brought down trees Monday evening. → Read More

Hundreds without power in Durham, Chapel Hill after downed trees, storm damage

Hundreds of customers in Durham and Chapel Hill were without power Tuesday morning after severe storms with downpours and strong winds brought down trees Monday evening. → Read More