Bryan Mims, WRAL NEWS in NC

Bryan Mims


Fayetteville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Bryan:

Small NC town hopes to turn vacant, historic buildings into thriving community once again

Whitakers is a town of trains thundering through, of tobacco fields sweeping off, of tired, old storefronts presiding over stubborn weeds. Yes, it's a town that's seen better days - but what Lori Mizelle sees is a town teeming with promise. → Read More

Trial begins for local rapper accused of killing 9-year-old boy in Durham

The federal murder trial is underway for one of the men accused of killing 9-year-old Z'yon Person in Durham in 2019. He was with his family, on the way to get snow cones, when he was hit by gunfire. → Read More

Henderson leaders resolve to combat gun violence as a community

Tuesday afternoon, the City of Henderson made a resolution to reduce violent crime and gun violence. They're changing the way they classify violence - from a public safety issue, to a public health crisis. → Read More

Northwood High community in mourning after 2 students, recent grad die within days

The community around Northwood High School in Pittsboro is mourning the deaths of three young people after each died in the span of a week. → Read More

That Music Festival underway at DBAP

Folk music, Americana, is the kind of music that soothes the soul, the tunes that remind you of heartache, of going back home, of your grandmother's cooking, or the way the dew smells and the cicadas hum. → Read More

Raleigh couple says HOA targeting them based on race, gender identity

A family who lives in a Raleigh townhouse said they were told by their neighborhood's homeowner's association to take down a Black Lives Matter sign from inside their window. They believe they are being targeted because they are an interracial, same-sex couple. → Read More

Raleigh seeks to highlight, preserve historic places for the LGBTQIA+ community

In the 1960s and 70s, it was common for LGBTQIA+ spaces to be pushed to the edges of a city -- with blackened windows so nobody could see inside. → Read More

Chapel Hill honors pioneer of mass transit

When Howard Lee became mayor of Chapel Hill more than 50 years ago, many people thought his plans for mass transit were far-fetched. But his idea prevailed, and now, Chapel Hill Transit has the second-highest ridership in the state. → Read More

Waterfronts and breweries: Charming small towns build unique stay-cation experiences in NC

Sweeping waterfronts, unique Airbnbs, and world-class breweries -- it's all part of a campaign called Dream Big in Small Town NC, which encourages people to travel and see the history and charm of North Carolina's small towns. → Read More

Largest residential development in Smithfield's history to bring more than 2,000 homes

Town council unanimously approved the largest residential development in Smithfield's history, bringing more than 2,000 homes to a town with a current population of around 12,000. → Read More

Cary boutique hit by second organized crime ring in a year

For the second time in a year, the owner of a Cary boutique is being targeted by organized crime -- and losing tens of thousands of dollars as a result. → Read More

Duke Energy prepares for power grid stress from high heat, hurricane season

The heat is here -- and so is hurricane season. Since storms and high heat can really stress the power grid, Duke Energy's Distribution Control Center has some new technology to make the load a little lighter. → Read More

On cam: Deployed military dad surprises son, showing up at his graduation

A local student had the surprise of a lifetime when his deployed father unexpectedly showed up for his high school graduation. → Read More

Mount Olive cracks down on overgrown lawns, charging fines, filing liens

Some Mount Olive residents find themselves in a pickle when it comes to the grass. Maybe the lawnmower's broken. Maybe the hired help hasn't come around. Town officials will work with those who have hardships, but they say too many yards have gone too long without the blade. → Read More

Man arrested after tossing Molotov cocktails at 2 churches in Cumberland County

The incident happened Sunday morning while church services were underway. It's unclear why these churches were targeted. → Read More

'He'll be able to walk again': Ukrainian refugee living in the Triangle needs new $11K prosthetic leg

Oleksandr Karikh damaged his prosthesis in the chaos of escaping a war zone. → Read More

Look up: Dozens of Fort Bragg soldiers parachute over Jordan Lake

If you were around Jordan Lake today, you might have seen this spectacle. Dozens of soldiers from Fort Bragg parachuting into the water. They were training with Chatham County's emergency responders. → Read More

Man seeks to save Hillsborough farmhouse that may have connection to George Washington

The house, with pale yellow paint peeling, is veiled by bulky trees and barely visible from the road, but one man wants to open the curtain on its history. → Read More

Driver killed in crash tried to choke Biscoe police officer after chase

A suspect died in a police chase involving both the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office land the Biscoe Police Department late Thursday night. → Read More

Two people killed after being thrown from van in Sampson County

Two people were killed after being thrown from a van in Sampson County on Wednesday morning. → Read More