Matt Talhelm, WRAL NEWS in NC

Matt Talhelm


Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

'Downtown New York:' Citizen group opposes 40-story rezoning request for North Hills area

A neighborhood group is pushing back against a rezoning that would allow developers to build high-rises up to 40-stories tall near North Hills. → Read More

Alcohol to-go: Social district opens Monday in downtown Raleigh

New drinking rules take effect Monday in downtown Raleigh. → Read More

Daily flights impacted at RDU after American Airlines cuts more than 1,000 flights at CLT this fall

With hundreds of flights slashed from the schedule, locals flying out of RDU will have fewer options to catch a connection. → Read More

Triangle leaders launch study to get ahead of rapid growth

The Triangle's growth is creeping across the Wake County line into neighboring Johnston County. → Read More

61% of Americans, more than half of those making $100K+, are living paycheck to paycheck, new report finds

The LendingClub report found 33.5 million Americans spent more than they earned in the past six months. → Read More

Changes to Raleigh zoning laws allow for historic mansion to be sold, turned into $2M luxury townhomes

Residents of a historic downtown Raleigh area are organizing against the city's latest rezoning law that is allowing a private resident to sell their mansion to a developer and 17 luxury townhomes on their former property. → Read More

Choking and turning blue: Garner police officer saves life of 11-day-old baby

The mother of a newborn is sharing her appreciation for a Garner police officer whose actions saved her son's life. → Read More

Some of the biggest road construction projects in Raleigh are several years behind schedule

Among the state's 31 road construction contracts, five of the biggest are behind schedule. → Read More

Study considers giving green light to coordinating stop lights, shortening drives in Wake County

Driving up on red light after red light is a reality for some living in the Triangle. A new study is looking at ways to coordinate signals across five towns in western Wake County to speed up the commute and cut down on the stop-and-go nature of the average person's drive. → Read More

Raleigh leaders vote to ban wild animals as pets

The ban for new owners to acquire a dangerous or wild animal as a pet goes into effect on Sept. 3. Current owners of the animals subject to the ban will be allowed to keep them. → Read More

By the gallon or by the mile: Driver volunteers wanted for study of new way to pay for road maintenance

As state officials work to find a replacement for the gas tax, North Carolina drivers can take part in a pilot study: Making a switch from paying by the gallon - to paying by the mile. → Read More

Raleigh law firm helps LGBTQ couples protect marriage rights

A law firm, Counsel Carolina, is offering its services to LGBTQ couples to protect the rights that come with marriage in case it's taken away. → Read More

Raleigh leaders consider open-container proposal for downtown 'social district'

The Raleigh City Council is due to consider a proposal that would allow people to openly drink along Fayetteville Street. → Read More

Leaders set to vote on 'social district,' would allow drinking along downtown Raleigh streets

The Raleigh City Council is due to consider a proposal that would allow people to openly drink along Fayetteville Street. → Read More

Raleigh leaders move forward with plan to ban wild animals as pets

Almost a year after a venomous zebra cobra escaped in a North Raleigh neighborhood, making national headlines, city council met on Tuesday to discuss a ban on dangerous and wild animals inside city limits. → Read More

COVID vaccines for kids under 5 expected to arrive Monday in Wake County

WRAL News checked in with pediatricians offices and pharmacies in the Triangle, who tell us they're expecting shipments of vaccine to arrive Monday -- with shots starting Tuesday. → Read More

Staffing shortages at local pools leave some families high and dry

Public outdoor pools in Raleigh are operating on a rotating basis this summer due to a lack of lifeguards. → Read More

Housing crisis compounded by record shortage of construction workers

Crews can't build new homes fast enough to ease the Triangle's housing crunch. Now, there's another factor compounding the issue: A shortage of construction workers. → Read More

Soaring gas prices create barrier for cancer patients seeking healthcare

The rising price at the pump is the biggest barrier for patients who need life-saving treatments at UNC Rex cancer center, according to Emmeline Madsen, UNC Rex Director of Oncology Support Services. → Read More

Raleigh police investigate shooting at Days Inn south of downtown

The parking lot of a Days Inn at 3901 S. Wilmington St. in Raleigh was filled with police vehicles and officers, and a section was cordoned off by crime scene tape on Tuesday afternoon. → Read More