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Past articles by Kathryn:

Back-to-school: With social distancing, bus capacity could be 11 students

If schools follow social distancing standards of 6 feet, school bus capacity could be cut to only 11 students per trip. This could lead to more trips for bus drivers, increased overtime costs and an overall strain on the school system. WRAL Investigates the changes parents and students can expect to see when the new school year begins. → Read More

Raleigh 7th grader, author launches anti-bullying campaign

A Raleigh 7th grader is turning his experience as a bullying victim into a teachable moment. → Read More

Parents say class-size mandate 'not looking out for best interests of students'

Dozens of parents are preparing to rally outside the Legislative Building Tuesday to voice frustration over the new class-size mandate. → Read More

Traffic slows on ramps Thursday as I-540 stoplights enter third day

Thursday marks the third morning for active on-ramp signals along Interstate-540 in north Raleigh, and many drivers are still hoping for a smoother commute. → Read More

Duke nurse takes pregnancy photos for at-risk patients

A Labor and Delivery nurse at Duke Hospital is going above and beyond and giving a priceless gift to her patients in the process. → Read More

DOT asks Raleigh drivers to 'be patient' with new highway stoplights

Major changes to several on-ramps went into effect Tuesday on Interstate 540, but officials say the technology needs some "tweaking" before it is reemployed on Wednesday morning. → Read More

Improvements on the way for troublesome Holly Springs intersection

While officials work to make a new Wake County intersection safer, drivers continue to have trouble. → Read More

Audit: NC housing agency spent TARP money on parties, gifts

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency misspent federal money meant to help homeowners rework their mortgages after the recession, according to a government watchdog. → Read More

Counterfeit glasses jeopardize eclipse viewing parties at schools

The recent spate of counterfeit eclipse glasses sales could spoil some of the festivities planned at schools around the Triangle. Vanessa Marijosius said she did not want to be caught off guard and decided to order glasses weeks ago. → Read More

Cole Thomas' family hopes arrests will be 'the start of finding him'

With the arrests of three men on Monday, it is clear police believe 22-year-old Cole Thomas is dead, but friends and family members have not given up hope. → Read More

911 calls, radio traffic provide details in I-40 crash, shooting

Radio communications among Johnston County deputies and 911 calls from passing drivers are helping fill in the gaps of what happened Saturday morning before a deputy and a State Highway Patrol trooper arrived at a volatile scene on Interstate 40. → Read More

Brunch bill's passage creating new mix of opportunities for NC distillers

The so-called "brunch bill" is now law in North Carolina, but the legislation does much more than allow alcohol sales starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays. → Read More

Concealed gun bill gets mixed reviews from gun owners

A bill that would relax North Carolina's laws governing the carrying of concealed weapons is drawing mixed reactions from those in the firearms community. → Read More

PNC Arena to add bomb-sniffing K9 teams during events

Following Monday night's attack in Manchester, England, officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security say there will be heightened security nationwide, but it will not be that extreme. → Read More

NC business leaders appeal to Tillis on immigration reform

Representatives from the construction, hospitality, farming and seafood industries sat down with U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in Raleigh on Monday to share their concerns about possible immigration reform. → Read More

5G wireless could help NC make leap from smart phones to smart cities

New technologies like self-driving cars and self-aware appliances connected to the internet, require a faster connection. A bill, currently in the state House, would make it easier for providers to build towers needed to establish a 5G connection. → Read More

NCSU to remember standout student killed in crash

The North Carolina State University campus was in mourning Monday following the death of a standout student who was set to graduate next Saturday. → Read More

Mother of electrocuted Raleigh lifeguard calls for mandatory pool inspections

The mother of a Raleigh teen who died last year after being electrocuted in a pool is sharing her story in hopes that it will save lives. → Read More

Since debut of '13 Reasons Why,' calls into Raleigh's suicide prevention hotline nearly triple

Critics of the new Netflix original series "13 Reasons Why" say it glamorizes suicide. The show is based on a young adult novel, but the series rating is for mature audiences. → Read More

Wegman's supermarket to anchor Cary's version of North Hills

A South Carolina-based developer on Monday submitted plans to Cary officials to transform 92 acres near Cary Towne Center to a North Hills-style mix of shops, apartments, hotels and offices. → Read More