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Past articles by Sloane:

Sloane Heffernan's five 'must-do's' before summer ends

This summer, we tried not to pack too many extra activities into our summer schedule. Here is a list of our top five summer favorites. → Read More

Sloane Heffernan: The Giving Tree

Are you looking for a good excuse to shop? I don't know about you, but I love a good bargain! And I love helping a good cause. You can do both at The Giving Tree in Wake Forest. → Read More

Sloane Heffernan: My creepy neighbor

The Logan family celebrates Halloween like most of us celebrate Christmas. → Read More

Pasquotank deputies cleared in Andrew Brown's shooting death in Elizabeth City

No Pasquotank County deputy will face criminal charges in the fatal shooting last month of an Elizabeth City man, the district attorney announced Tuesday, ruling that the shooting was justified. → Read More

Some people bypass overwhelmed Wake vaccination waiting list, get shots

A coronavirus vaccination signup website that Wake County launched Tuesday morning quickly crashed under the crush of people trying to access it. → Read More

Johnston County moves all classes online, as coronavirus cases surge

Teachers in Johnston County are calling for the return of remote learning as coronavirus numbers climb in the county and state. → Read More

Masks, spacing and a promise from parents required when Wake students board the bus

When Wake County public schools welcome students back to campus, riding the bus will look different. → Read More

'It is so important': Groups rally for essential workers' rights in Labor Day caravan

Essential workers and advocates gathered in Raleigh and Durham on Labor Day to raise awareness of the struggles essential workers face during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Clayton fire chief: 'Our guys are fighting' coronavirus outbreak

Clayton firefighters are working 36-hour shifts to protect the town as more than a dozen of their colleagues have been infected with coronavirus, Fire Chief Lee Barbee said Monday. → Read More

Campus-wide testing, temperature checks will not be done at NC State

North Carolina State University officials said only students who show coronavirus symptoms will be tested for the virus. → Read More

Protesters try to pull down Confederate statues at State Capitol

Protesters tried to pull down some Confederate statues on the State Capitol grounds Friday night before police halted the effort, tackling at least one person. → Read More

Wake County wants to give $5 million to small businesses

As part of the proposed "Small Business Relief Program," $4 million will be set aside for small businesses and $1 million will be set aside for independent contractors like barbers and hairstylists. → Read More

Teen was trying to help fiancé when she was killed in I-40 crash

A pregnant 16-year-old from High Point was killed late Sunday as she was trying to help her fiancé during a seizure and a car slammed into the back of their stopped car on Interstate 40 in Raleigh. → Read More

Parent: 'Assignment problem' to blame for long school bus rides in Wake County

Wake County Schools are filling up faster than they can be built, and students are now paying the price for a school system struggling to keep up with the growth. In the last 10 years, the student population has increased by 25 percent to nearly 160,000 students. → Read More

'This is my home': Hundreds call on UNC to help protect undocumented immigrants

The future of hundreds of thousands of people is up in the air less than one week after the White House rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. → Read More

Irma evacuees head home, travel south on I-95

Hurricane Irma evacuees are still working their way back to Florida tonight, many of them traveling through North Carolina. → Read More

Texas man convicted in robbery, deaths of Granville couple

After almost a month off, jurors on Monday quickly found a Texas man guilty of robbing and killing a Granville County couple almost three years ago. → Read More

Wake Schools parents can now track kids' buses with new app

As the new school year gets underway, parents of students in Wake County Public Schools can track their kid's bus with a new app. → Read More

Two couples killed in Halifax County home invasion

Four people were found dead in a Halifax County home Monday morning after what authorities have described as a home invasion. → Read More

DOT OKs traffic light for troublesome Holly Springs intersection

The state Department of Transportation on Tuesday approved a traffic light for a new intersection in Holly Springs where five crashes occurred within 10 days of its opening. → Read More