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Wake County News

Triangle to get new area code

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North Carolina's booming population and the proliferation of cell phones mean people calling numbers in the Research Triangle region are going to have to get used to some new digits. Full story...
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Jury finds Cary man guilty in wife's 2008 death

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A Wake County jury has found a Cary man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 strangulation of his wife. Full story...
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Driver's Ed fees may go up

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North Carolina residents could pay for their teenager's driver education and more for foreclosure proceedings as part of $100 million in new or higher fees proposed in the House budget. Full story...
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State Republicans want to know why Gov. Perdue was at a horse race while storms devastated state

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Given the inconsistencies and many unanswered questions from Governor Perdue and her staff regarding the events of Saturday, April 16, 2011, the North Carolina Republican Party has officially requested all documents concerning, referencing, or pertaining to travel by Governor Perdue from the Office of the Governor. Full story...
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THE RANT: Perdue's spokespeople still don't agree on where Governor was Saturday during storm

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Where was Gov. Bev Perdue Saturday while storms were pounding her state? Folks in her communications office, who's job it is to "communicate," can't even get THEIR story straight. Full story...
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Raleigh mobile home park still closed to residents

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Authorities are still preventing residents from accessing a mobile home park in Raleigh where three children were killed by a falling tree. Full story...
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NC voter ID requirement back in House committee

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The chairman of a House committee says Republicans are moving forward with their original voter identification bill because Democrats wouldn't commit to supporting the legislation if it offered more ID options without photos. Full story...
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NC State turns to Gottfried as next coach

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video Former Alabama coach Mark Gottfried is the new men's basketball coach at North Carolina State. Gottfried took center stage at Tuesday's news conference, but Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams was a hot topic of discussion as well. Click the video to see what Wolfpack A.D. Debbie Yow thinks about Gary Williams. Full story...
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Bedbugs found at Wake County elder-care homes

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Bedbug infestations have been discovered in at least four Wake County long-term care homes for the elderly. Full story...
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Voter ID bill gets first look by NC House panel

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North Carolina legislation that would force voters to show a photo identification card to cast a ballot is drawing sharp emotions. Full story...
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Bob Etheridge defends the new job governor gave him

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WTVD-TV pressed Governor Beverly Perdue and former Congressman Bobby Etheridge why he was given a temporary government-funded job and a near six-figure salary to hand out unused stimulus funds. Full story...
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Jury says ex-doctor guilty in NC ballerina's death

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A jury has found a former Raleigh doctor guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of a 20-year-old ballerina who perished in a car crash. Full story...
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N&O: In midst of recession, Governor Perdue hires more expensive executive chef

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These are hard times in state government, but not so difficult that Gov. Bev Perdue didn't trade up for a more expensive chef at the Executive Mansion last summer - reports the Raleigh News & Observer. Full story...
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NC jury resuming deliberations in ex-doctor's case

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A jury is set to resume deliberations in the trial of a former Raleigh doctor accused in the death of a 20-year-old ballerina. Full story...
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Black man claims police beat him after hostage situation at Cary bank

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Officials in Cary have asked the Wake County District Attorney's office and the State Bureau of Investigation to look into a complaint that one of the hostages in a bank standoff was beaten, cursed and handcuffed by police as he emerged from the building after the siege ended. Full story...
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