Cullen Browder, WRAL NEWS in NC

Cullen Browder


Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Cullen:

Bills seeks to protect growing popularity of hemp products in North Carolina

Under state law, a pilot program allowing hemp based farming and sales is set to expire at the end of June. → Read More

Bill seeks to protect growing popularity of hemp products in North Carolina

Under state law, a pilot program allowing hemp based farming and sales is set to expire at the end of June. → Read More

Beasley, Budd clinch US Senate nods, advance to November election

Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice defeated 10 Democratic U.S. Senate primary opponents. U.S. Rep. Ted Budd defeated 13 Republicans. → Read More

WRAL Investigates driverless vehicles: Ready or not, here they come

The future of our driving is just around the corner. There's fast and furious research to create vehicles that will drive us, instead of the other way around. But for now, you can expect to see a gradual increase in driverless vehicles in the Triangle and beyond. → Read More

Unlevel playing field: Triangle houses swept up by investors with deep pockets

From buying homes to renting, people in Wake County are paying the price for a thriving Triangle-area with a super-competitive housing market. → Read More

Fuel leaks, faulty stop signs: How the pandemic has impacted NC's school buses

Around 800,000 students ride the school bus each year, but as WRAL Investigates found, not all those school buses are up to standard. A lack of resources and staff are contributing the current increase in school buses that are not up to state regulations. → Read More

Questions about diversity, inclusiveness threaten accreditation of UNC journalism school

Interim Dean Heidi Hennink-Kaminski informed faculty and staff of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media's provisional accreditation status in an email. → Read More

New PSA shows Trump telling supporters to get vaccinated. And it's working.

Professors developed a pro-vaccination ad to target Trump voters and showed that it worked to increase the number of people who got their shots. → Read More

Jury can't decide, judge declares mistrial in Lake Gaston home invasion, robbery, murder case

A Warren County jury deliberated for three days but was unable to reach a verdict in a case of home invasion, robbery, arson and murder that dates back to 2018. → Read More

Jury considers Warren County home invasion, murder case

Four years after a Lake Gaston home invasion, robbery, arson and murder, the case against Lester Kearney goes to a jury Tuesday morning. A Warren County jury listened for two weeks to testimony in the case, which wrapped up with closing arguments Monday afternoon. → Read More

Hot housing market, increasing taxes push out some southeast Raleigh residents

Rising home prices and the prospect of increased taxes are pushing out longtime residents, leaving those who remain with a lost sense of community. → Read More

As March Madness gambling soars, NC still on the sideline

Americans are expected to bet more than $3 billion dollars on March Madness this year, according to the American Gaming Association. 75% of those bets are coming from mobile gambling or sports books, which is an all-time high. → Read More

Murder trial underway for NC man accused of killing woman in home invasion

The murder trial for a Warren County man accused of murdering an elderly woman in 2018 began on Tuesday. → Read More

Defendant in Lake Gaston kidnap, fire, murder case found unconscious in jail cell

Kevin Munn, who pleaded guilty to terrorizing a Lake Gaston couple in 2018 - beating and tying up the husband, setting the house on fire and forcing the wife to withdraw money, was found unresponsive Friday morning in a cell at the Granville County jail. → Read More

NC Treasurer asks Congress to make it easier for states to seize Russian assets

North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell wants Congress to update a 1976 law so state pension funds could seek economic damages for losses resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

WRAL Investigates homeowners' association: Window fight costing man $50 a day

A Cary resident is getting fined $50 a day because of an HOA rule change that came 18 months after he installed new windows on the front of his home. → Read More

Russian arrested in Raleigh could be connected to the stalled military convoy in Ukraine

A Russian millionaire arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Raleigh. New social media video of expired Russian military food. A stalled 40-mile long Russian military convoy in Ukraine. WRAL Investigates found they may all be connected. → Read More

5 long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

With the Covid pandemic hopefully crawling to a close and entering endemic status, the virus will remain with us for the foreseeable future. But the harsh impacts of the pandemic will be felt for years. → Read More

Quick to fire, hard to hire: Some say Wake sheriff's style contributes to staff shortage

Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker faces new questions over some of his personnel decisions. → Read More

WRAL Investigates: Is the Triangle's first diverging diamond interchange safe?

The Triangle's first diverging diamond interchange opened last year at Western Boulevard and Interstate 440. The criss-cross traffic pattern was a new experience for many drivers headed to North Carolina State University's campus or downtown Raleigh. WRAL Investigates found the opening came with some bumps in the road. → Read More