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Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Robert:

Edgecombe County town’s food pantry closing due to ‘abuse,’ operators say

MACCLESFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) — A community food pantry will shut down this week after getting repeatedly wiped out as soon as it gets refilled, the operators said in a Facebook post. Following community complaints, an Edgecombe County mayor ordered the restoration of a small outdoor food pantry just days after its removal in November 2018. […] → Read More

Triangle community pools struggle with lifeguard shortage

Terri Stroupe, the aquatics director for Raleigh's Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department, said her team of 120 lifeguards is at 80% of her goal. → Read More

Chapel Hill shopkeepers; customers hoping historic structures stay put amid demolition plans

The Board of Trustees recently approved a Campus Master Plan which "addresses the role of all University landholdings over the next 10-20 years." One recommendation includes tearing down several businesses on East Franklin Street next to University United Methodist Church, including Carolina Coffee Shop. → Read More

Autopsy: NC mom was shot twice in head while kids were in car

Police say the shooting may have been a result of road rage after a minor crash. → Read More

Durham LGBTQ center receives $130,000+ for creation of youth center

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The LGBTQ Center of Durham received news of a six-figure funding increase right in the middle of Pride Month. “It feels extra sweet for the timing. We were in New York City at a conference on ending youth homelessness when I first got the announcement,” the Center’s executive director Helena Cragg said.”We were up the street from […] → Read More

Teacher turned classroom into fight club, Hoke County student says

RAEFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — They called it “the bird box” after a student says his teacher turned a sixth-grade classroom into a fight club in Hoke County. It all happened at East Hoke Middle School right before the school year ended. Ja-Quan Singletary, 12, says he knew what was about to happen when the teacher […] → Read More

Durham man creates quilt to honor homicide victims

There are 805 squares as of June 14, 2019. → Read More

Wake Forest man charged with murder in death of man who fell, hit head during fight

On June 5 around 10:15 p.m., Daniel Peter Mohar, 34, and Edward Tivnan, 50, got into a fight while on the patio of Social Games and Brews at 1007 West Main Street. → Read More

Franklin County man charged with impersonating Durham police officer

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) – A Franklin County man was arrested Thursday after he lied to police and said he was a Durham police officer, warrants show. Charles Dewayne Burroughs, 44, was arrested on Capital Boulevard after he told a Wake Forest police officer he was a member of the Durham Police Department. Burroughs presented […] → Read More

Hundreds of e-scooters coming to Durham

Lime and Spin were part of a bike-sharing test pilot project that launched in Durham in late 2017. → Read More

Portions of Duke University's Bryan Center closed indefinitely due to flooding

The university hopes repairs will be complete by the time the fall semester starts in August. → Read More

Durham police host 'Wear Orange Weekend' for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

The 19th Annual Take Back the Streets March to Stop The Violence in Durham takes place Saturday, June 8, from 11-3 at the Tahti's Place Community Center at 1607 Angier Avenue. → Read More

Durham city leaders vote against increasing number of patrol officers

The Durham City Council voted four to three against a proposal to add 18 positions to District 4, which has had the city's highest totals of violent crimes in recent years including homicides, though District 3 has the most homicides in 2019. The city has 547 sworn officers, 172 of whom are assigned to patrol shifts. → Read More

Durham city leaders say $4 million was spent on overtime pay in 2018

The City Council spent three seconds of its meeting Monday on approving an audit of thousands of hours of the city's overtime expenses, though the issue received extensive attention during work sessions in May. The city budgeted approximately $2.5 million for overtime pay for the year. → Read More

2 Orange County deputies on leave for failure to report threats at high school

"We take great pride in our training and our safety protocols. This failure on our part is unconscionable," the sheriff said. → Read More

Durham police putting an emphasis on seat belt laws

The Durham Police Department is trying to curb the problem with a big emphasis on Click It or Ticket month. Officers are watching for drivers and passengers who aren't properly restrained. That... → Read More

UNC Children's hospital responds to New York Times investigation criticizing heart surgery program

Thursday morning, The New York Times published a nearly 7,000 word investigation of the Chapel Hill hospital's pediatric heart surgery program, titled Doctors Were Alarmed: Would I Have My Children Have Surgery Here? → Read More

Durham residents, students urged to vote in program to help determine how to spend funds

Students as young as 13 are allowed to vote online or at booths which pop up at various community centers around town. → Read More

Sex act between 2 students at Riverside High School streamed on Instagram Live

The Durham County Sheriff's Office declined to comment on the case involving students at Riverside High School, with a spokesperson citing the ongoing nature of the investigation. → Read More

Cold case reopened involving 13-year-old Durham girl

Tammy Williams Carden contacted Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead, who took office last year and asked for a cold case unit to reopen the investigation into the murder of her best friend, Patricia Darlene Tilley. → Read More