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Past articles by Lauren:

250,000 expected to travel through RDU during Thanksgiving week

Trying to find a spot at RDU may get even trickier now through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. → Read More

Documents: New issues arise for Wilson County town working to improve water quality

According to the violation, Lucama will be penalized by the state, but it's unclear what that penalty entails. → Read More

Kitty Cop: Hillsborough officer saves cat, gains feline partner

The cat had been on Facebook's Marketplace. The officer said someone tried to get her for dog fighting bait. → Read More

Veterans honored in Cary agree experience in military was positive

One man CBS 17 talked to said he was excited to get into the Army. Another wasn't as ecstatic to join the Air Force Reserve. → Read More

NC State law professor weighs in on Franklin County grandparents' custody woes

Nakia Davis said biological and adoptive parents always come first as it relates to their rights, but grandparents can earn visitation rights. → Read More

Franklin County family battling for custody of late daughter's child

"It was like losing our daughter all over again," Renee Mills said. Her daughter Victoria died in a head-on crash on July 4. Victoria's two children were in the backseat. → Read More

Raleigh homeowners hope for city to address property's flooding problems

The Mitchells moved into their Raleigh home in 1991. But, as the neighborhood grew, so did the flooding concerns on their property. → Read More

Woman says Lucama's water causing health problems; plan for cleanup is revealed

On Monday, CBS 17 got a hold of the plan sent to the state to clean up that water. → Read More

Raleigh apartments that caught fire were inspected 2 days before blaze

Residents said the fire alarm goes off regularly, so they didn't know to take Friday's alert seriously. → Read More

Another Wilson County town speaking out about discolored water

Envirolink President Mike Myers said a permanent filter can cost as much as $150,000. → Read More

UNC professor says Wilson County town's water is fine

However, she did recommend Lucama residents have their water tested for lead. UNC has offered to test it. → Read More

State intervenes, Wilson County town could face fines over discolored water

If it's not fixed, the town could be fined up to $25,000 a day. → Read More

Wake County students taste-test potential new school meals

The school dietitians want it to taste good, but also keep in mind the student's health. → Read More

Are coyote sightings becoming more common in central NC?

An expert said it's important to remember that seeing more coyotes in the fall and early winter is expected. → Read More

Tropical Storm Michael forces football postponements

"Let's control what we can control," Wake Forest coach Reggie Lucas said. → Read More

Wake County mom asking why her son spends 2+ hours on bus everyday

The mother said the school said her son would be home by 4:45 p.m. each day. He's been getting home around 5:30 p.m., and sometimes later. → Read More

Raleigh man who blamed cough syrup in wife's killing pleads guilty

Lauren Phelps suffered 123 stab wounds, according to the medical examiner. → Read More

Separated by Florence, Newport man reunited with dogs

"Just jumping out of my heart," Denton said. "Excited to see them, because I didn't think I would get them back." → Read More

Raleigh-based company creates date-rape drug testing kit

People between the ages of 12 and 34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault and date rape is the most common form of assault. → Read More

Community reacts after Johnston County murder-suicide leaves two 14-year-olds dead

"This just surprised us. I mean, it hurts. They're teenagers. They're just starting to live, you know? Now they're gone," said one neighbor. → Read More