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Deana Harley


Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Deana:

249 churches disaffiliate from the NC United Methodist Conference

While the United Methodist Church practices welcoming LGBTQ+ communities into their congregations, the church does not celebrate same-sex marriage. → Read More

Some Raleigh-area plumbers say Thanksgiving is busiest time of year

On a normal weekend, a Raleigh plumbing business has four workers — but this weekend they have 12 plumbers out taking calls. → Read More

Employee fatally stabbed in Johnston County gas station

Captain Jeff Caldwell with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the deadly stabbing after deputies pulled a person from the woods behind the Murphy Express along North Carolina Highway 42 at approximately 7 p.m. → Read More

Raleigh farmer says Christmas trees remain a hot item despite price increase

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — While thousands of people were out shopping on Black Friday, some Triangle families were shopping for one specific thing: a Christmas tree. “The kids are great, we usually have little cookies or hot apple cider for them, and so the kids are fun, they’re waiting for Santa Claus,” Brad Barick, the […] → Read More

Triangle shoppers cashing in on early Black Friday deals as traditions change

RALEIGH, N.C. — Some shoppers in the Triangle spent Thursday cashing in on some early Black Friday deals. “Down here I’m able to get some items that you won’t find at the Bass Pro in Maryland, also I want to catch Black Friday sales and deals,” James Cash, one shopper, said. The National Retail Federation […] → Read More

Students, leaders push to make Wake County tobacco-free

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — On Thursday, Wake County leaders and teens took steps to have less tobacco in the county and to encourage young people to never touch it. One Wake County student actually made a presentation for an event Thursday, showing how many vape shops she passes on her walk to school, at one […] → Read More

Raleigh hosts Fortnite Championship Series Invitational, 27 countries represented

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The Raleigh Convention Center was packed on Saturday as the Fortnite Championship Series Invitational kicked off– bringing together competitors, fans and content creators. “I can’t imagine not being here,” Whitney Singleton, known as KeepUpRadio on social media, said. “I love Fortnite so much, I’ve been playing since 2017.” The competition brought […] → Read More

Veterans turned firefighters: transition from armed forces to fire service

The International Association of Fire Fighters says more than 20 percent of firefighters and medics nationwide are actually military veterans. → Read More

North Carolina cheerleaders banned from competitions following allegations of sexual abuse; online petition started

A lawsuit claiming sexual abuse at several cheerleading gyms across the country is now forcing some in Wake County to sit some competitions out. → Read More

In-person early voting draws thousands in NC; outreach targets certain communities

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Thousands of people in North Carolina have already made their voices heard at the polls and cast their ballots during early voting. “I’m going to come out of there with tears in my eyes because I always get so thrilled by having this right and this privilege to choose who I […] → Read More

Haunted car wash benefits Raleigh theater program

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Splash Car Wash in Raleigh’s haunted car wash is back, bringing the frights and fun right to your four wheels. “We went through a lot of special effects, like high-quality professional stuff, we invested in a lot of professional costumes,” said Tyler Thaler, a site manager. But it’s not just about […] → Read More

National ‘Report Card’ shows dropping scores in North Carolina, nationwide

WASHINGTON (WNCN) — Students in North Carolina are testing at levels lower than what was saw before the COVID pandemic, but they’re not alone. It’s a nationwide trend detailed in the National Center for Education Statistics’ annual report. “I’m not surprised, I think we knew this was going to happen after a pandemic that affected […] → Read More

‘I love you, I really love you’: Family, fellow law enforcement say goodbye to Raleigh Police Officer Gabriel Torres

On Saturday, loved ones said goodbye to Raleigh Police Officer Gabriel Torres. → Read More

‘I just want equality’: Voters cast ballots on first day of one-stop early voting in NC

One-stop early voting kicked off in North Carolina on Thursday, and 15 polling sites across Wake County were filled with people making their voices heard. Many voters described it as quick and easy. “I waited five minutes maybe, total, and then I was voting and that was that!” Sylvia Royall said after casting her vote. […] → Read More

Dispatch calls reveal how law enforcement tracked Raleigh mass shooting suspect

Dispatch calls out of Johnston County are painting a picture of how an alleged 15-year-old shooter spanned almost two miles while killing five people and injuring two more. → Read More

PHOTOS: Memorial outside Hedingham community honors victims of Raleigh mass shooting

A somber memorial now stands outside the Hedingham neighborhood, remembering the five people who were shot and killed in Thursdays’ mass shooting. → Read More

Church congregations remember victims of Raleigh mass shooting, offer support to neighbors

Days after a mass shooting took the lives of five people in Raleigh, some communities gathered for the first time on Sunday, praying for the victims. → Read More

30th Annual Vigil Against Violence held in Durham days after 5 killed in Raleigh shooting

The group read aloud 49 names of victims lost to gun violence in Durham in 2021, while also remembering those recently killed in Raleigh. → Read More

5 killed in Raleigh neighborhood shooting are remembered

The suspect fatally shot two people in the streets of a middle-class Raleigh neighborhood, then fled toward a popular walking trail where he opened fire, killing three more people, police said. → Read More

North Carolina State Fair sheds light on agriculture

A big part of the fair are the games, food and rides, but there’s also a big focus on agriculture and its history. → Read More