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Wake County News

NC judge voids teacher paycheck law targeting NCAE

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A North Carolina judge says Republican-backed legislation aimed at cutting off the revenue stream of a Democrat-friendly teachers association violates the constitution and can't be enforced. Full story...
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Raleigh cathedral gets windows from Philadelphia

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A new cathedral in Raleigh is getting dozens of stained-glass windows from a closed Philadelphia church. Full story...
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NC workers want voice in compensation study

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State workers and their advocates say the employees deserve a voice in a study that legislators are planning of North Carolina's compensation plans. Full story...
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5 NC teens arrested in murder of homeless man

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Five North Carolina teenagers are under arrest, charged in the killing of a homeless man found stuffed in a trash can. Full story...
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NC council approves lease to create Dix park

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The North Carolina Council of State has approved a plan to convert the Dorothea Dix Hospital campus in Raleigh into a new city park. Full story...
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Tow truck drivers help people use Hatteras road

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After Hurricane Sandy hit more than a month ago, visitors and residents were stuck with two ways on and off Hatteras Island, and both involved hours-long ferry rides. Full story...
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NC elections board meets to certify most results

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The State Board of Elections on Tuesday certified the winners of the Nov. 6 elections for federal and state offices. Board leaders signed documents affirming the winners that go to the Secretary of State's office for safekeeping. Full story...
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National debt group launches NC lobbying effort

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A national group pressuring Congress and the White House to cut America's $16 trillion national debt is launching a North Carolina chapter. Full story...
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NC legislators nearing unemployment debt proposal

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New Republican leaders at the Legislature vowed last year to rid North Carolina of its $2 billion-plus debt to the federal government for unemployment benefits and put the state system on firm financial footing. Full story...
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NC counties canvass last week's election results

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Officials in North Carolina's 100 counties are trying to finalize counts from last week's elections, but some candidates barely trailing in key races likely won't be satisfied with the numbers. Full story...
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McCrory's win to play big at GOP governors meeting

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Pat McCrory's victory in the North Carolina governor's race last week is likely to help him strike it big at a meeting of current and new GOP chief executives. Full story...
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NC energy panel meeting again in Raleigh

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Members of a panel directed by the Legislature to develop regulations that would allow for expanded North Carolina inland energy exploration are still developing their plan to complete their tasks. Full story...
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2 candidates for NC office named in police report

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North Carolina political experts say a police report naming two Republican Wake County school board members could damage their election bids for state government offices next month. Full story...
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NC State Fair attendance 965,000 this year

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Officials say more than 965,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair this year. Fair officials said Monday that total attendance for the year was 965,237, making the event that ended Sunday the third highest ever. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds trooper's firing

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A North Carolina appeals court has upheld the firing of a state trooper for having extramarital sex in patrol cars and a patrol office. Full story...
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