Joe Fisher, WRAL NEWS in NC

Joe Fisher


Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Joe:

Judge rules against HOA, in favor of Raleigh homeowner’s dog treat station

A Wake County District Court judge ruled in favor of the Raleigh homeowner. → Read More

‘Dropping like flies:' Fentanyl driving NC overdoses higher than 2021 record

Nearly 1,400 people in North Carolina have died from a drug overdose in the first four months of 2022. That's nearly 12 people each day. → Read More

For a second time, a Wake County sheriff's office employee will run for his boss' job

For the second time in a row, a Wake County Sheriff's Office employee will run for his boss' position. → Read More

Close vote, runoff election reflects different takes on how to run Wake Sheriff's Office

Current Sheriff Gerald Baker worked at the sheriff's department for 28 years before he upset Donnie Harrison in 2018. This year, retired Maj. Willie Lowe challenged Baker in the Democratic primary, forcing a run-off between the two. → Read More

Harrison wins Republican primary for Wake sheriff; Democratic primary likely headed to a run-off

Donnie Harrison won the Republican primary for Wake County sheriff on Tuesday but the Democratic primary will likely head into a run-off election. → Read More

HOA, homeowner in court over snacks for dogs

When a Raleigh man created a dog treat station outside his home as an act of kindness, he never expected to find himself in the middle of a lawsuit in Wake County District Court. → Read More

Wake DA faces political newcomer in May 17 primary

Incumbent Lorrin Freeman, a Democrat first elected as Wake County District Attorney in 2014, is seeking a third term and faces defense attorney and political newcomer Damon Chetson in the May 17 primary. → Read More

Less than one month left: WakeMed, UnitedHealthcare’s contract expires at the end of May

The current contract between WakeMed and UnitedHealthcare expires on May 31, 2022. → Read More

NC has had 206 deaths in work zones since 2016. NCDOT names two main causes.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation estimated "more than 50%" of crashes in work zones in 2021 involved speeding or distracted driving. → Read More

North Carolina expands COVID-19 wastewater testing

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding from 24 wastewater collection sites to 37 sites. → Read More

Durham road rage victim released from hospital 8 days later, happy to be alive

Chris Stinnett, shot during a road rage incident last Thursday on U.S. Highway 15-501, walked out of Duke University Hospital on Friday after spending 8 days in the hospital. → Read More

Roadblocks for treatment: Here's how to get the take-home pill for COVID in NC

WRAL Investigates found North Carolina has used just 28% of the Paxlovid it has received from the federal government since late last year -- and just 15% of the less-effective Molnupiravir. → Read More

Sneak peek: Inside the region's newest mental health facility for youth

On Wednesday, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center allowed a sneak peek at the region's newest mental health treatment center for kids. → Read More

John Edwards' former estate transformed into Triangle subdivision

A new neighborhood being built in Chapel Hill is nearly unrecognizable from its previous life - as a wide, rolling estate of a former U.S. senator from North Carolina. → Read More

Durham police continue search for gunman in last week’s road rage shooting on US 15/501

Durham police are still trying to find the person accused of shooting Chris Stinnett on April 21. → Read More

3,100 renters await funds from Wake County's COVID rental assistance program

Contractor Telemon has distributed $37.5 million of the $67.6 million in COVID relief funds as part of Wake County's House Wake! Program. → Read More

Food falling from the sky? Holly Springs expands drone food delivery

Delivery by drone is expanding throughout central North Carolina, including the suburbs of Wake County. → Read More

City of Raleigh approves 2% cost-of-living adjustment for full-time employees

Full-time city of Raleigh employees will begin to notice the increases in their May 13 paychecks. → Read More

'I miss him so much': Daughter believes there must be more to story of stabbing caught on surveillance video

Caleigh Thomas-Bostic believes her father, Michael Bostic, didn't have to die in a December 2021 stabbing in downtown Raleigh. → Read More

25 underage patrons cited for trying to get into Glenwood South bar with fake IDs

After promises to increase patrol in Raleigh's Glenwood South district, state officials seized dozens of fake I.D.s during an operation on April 7. → Read More