Candace Sweat, WRAL NEWS in NC

Candace Sweat


Triangle, NC, United States

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Past articles by Candace:

'Their loss is our loss:' Veterans honor Ft. Bragg soldiers killed in Niger attack

Veterans assembled at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Monday to provide an escort for two Green berets killed overseas. → Read More

Candidate calls for runoff election, debate with Raleigh mayor

Mayoral candidate Charles Francis on Sunday announced he is requesting a runoff election with Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane. → Read More

Durham parents, board members continue fight against charter takeover

A group of teachers, parents and school board members rallied Tuesday night in opposition of the state's possible takeover of Glenn Elementary. → Read More

Grant helps NCCU address health disparities among minority groups

North Carolina Central University is making waves in the world of biomedical research and announced Monday that it is the recipient of a multi-million dollar grant that will address health matters in the African-American community. → Read More

Slur painted on Raleigh candidate's sign inspires art, love

A local artist is working to promote peace and love by turning a campaign sign that was vandalized with a racial slur into a work of art. → Read More

One year later, family hold vigils for Hurricane Matthew victims

Family and friends held memorials across the state to remember the the people who died in Hurricane Matthew one year ago.The storm claimed the lives of 28 people in North Carolina. → Read More

'You don't understand what it's like:' Walk for Hope aims to destigmatize mental illness

Only 17 percent of adults in the United States are considered to be in a state of "optimal mental health," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even with those statistics, there is often a stigma associated with mental health issues. → Read More

'I'm not ready yet:' Triangle couple returns to RDU after surviving Vegas shooting

Monday evening, people who had spent the last few days in Las Vegas landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and many of them, no matter where they were during the shooting, said the city would never be the same for them. → Read More

Police: Pedestrian killed by train in Durham

Durham police are responding to pedestrian struck by a train at Hillsborough Road and Hillandale Road, officials said. → Read More

Walmart bra-theft suspect didn't deserve to be shot, family says

More than one week after a woman shot a larceny suspect at her CPA firm after stealing 10 bras from a nearby Walmart, the man's family is demanding she be charged. → Read More

Marbles celebrates 10th anniversary with expansion

Marbles Kids Museum celebrates 10 years this week and is giving visitors the gift of more space to celebrate. → Read More

La Fiesta del Pueblo celebrates Triangle Hispanic, LatinX community

La Fiesta Del Pueblo turned Raleigh's Fayetteville Street into a festival over the weekend. → Read More

Raleigh native in 'survivor mode' after hurricane destroys Puerto Rico home

A North Carolina woman is stranded in Puerto Rico with her fiancé and two infant sons and her mother is desperately trying to bring the family back home after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. → Read More

Raleigh residents fight back against plan to widen Falls of Neuse Road

A plan by the City of Raleigh to widen a busy road in north Raleigh has some neighborhoods gathering resistance. → Read More

'We were in our beds and our son was dying': Chatham family wants justice in fatal hit-and-run

The North Carolina Highway Patrol on Saturday night was still looking for the driver in a deadly hit and run. → Read More

Crash pattern could be key to why Duke Life Flight went down

To James Crouse, a retired Army helicopter pilot and aviation lawyer, the shape of the site where a Duke Life Flight went down indicates that something happened in the aircraft suddenly and quickly. → Read More

Raleigh man stuck in Puerto Rico during Irma: 'We are just going to ride out the storm'

There is a mandatory evacuation order in place in Puerto Rico, but a man from Raleigh could not get out in time and is stuck weathering powerful Hurricane Irma in a hotel room. → Read More

Organizations balance providing aid to Harvey victims, preparing to assist with Irma

Rescue teams are looking at their resources in Texas and making some decisions based on the predicted impact Hurricane Irma will have on the United States while some humanitarian organizations say they're prepared to continue work in Houston and mobilize for Irma if necessary. → Read More

Franklinton High School student, second man found shot to death in Franklin County yard

Two people, including a Franklinton High School student, were found shot to death in a Franklin County yard Monday afternoon. → Read More

Father of Raleigh teen injured in hit-and-run asks 'subhuman' driver to surrender

The father of a teenager hit by a car in the Brier Creek community on Saturday is making a plea for justice as details surrounding the hit-and-run crash remain limited. → Read More