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Wake County News

22-year-old man killed in shooting at Raleigh club

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Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot in the parking lot of a Raleigh nightclub. Full story...
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NC state workers, governor to remember King

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North Carolina state employees are gathering again in a downtown Raleigh church to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor a state worker for improving their community and race relations. Full story...
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UNC Study: Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates

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For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes. Full story...
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Obama to announce manufacturing institute in NC

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President Barack Obama will focus today on creating jobs and boosting advanced manufacturing when he discusses the U.S. economy in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC horse farms closing for 2 weeks after 4 deaths

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Some horse farms are closing for the public for two weeks after four Raleigh horses contracted a rare virus and had to be euthanized. The horses were at the same Raleigh boarding facility. State officials confirmed last week they had equine herpesvirus-1. Full story...
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Guarding NC fair ride costs $400 a day

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Guarding a ride that seriously injured several patrons earlier this year is costing the North Carolina State Fair $400 a day. Full story...
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Man charged with using SUV to drag ABC officers

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A Wake Forest man has been charged with dragging two Wake County Alcohol Beverage Control officers with his SUV. Full story...
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Protesters brave rain, rally on Capitol grounds

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Protesters have continued their series of rallies against the policies approved by the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature with a march on the state Capitol. Full story...
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Protests of NC Republican policies back in Raleigh

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The movement against policies approved by the Republican-led North Carolina legislature is returning to Raleigh to pressure Gov. Pat McCrory to convene a special session on Medicaid and unemployment benefits. Full story...
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FAA reveals what caused Southwest flight to plummet

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The FAA has released new information in the Southwest Airlines flight bound for RDU that plummeted in midair causing panic among passengers. Full story...
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