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Wake County News

NC man convicted in death of school board member

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A Raleigh man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree rape in the death of a member of the state Board of Education. Full story...
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NC GOP activists gather for state convention

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The North Carolina Republican Party is gathering to energize GOP activists heading into a presidential election year that also features a competitive race for governor. Full story...
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NC gov's race heats up with litigation over TV ad

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Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign and political committees behind a television commercial that McCrory wants off the air have filed competing legal actions in a North Carolina court. Full story...
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Road construction halted in NC for holiday weekend

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Motorists across North Carolina will find the going easy for the Memorial Day weekend. Full story...
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NC business chamber shares wishes with lawmakers

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North Carolina legislators are meeting with hundreds of members of the state's business community at an annual event where corporate wish lists are made known. Full story...
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Gay marriage supporters to march in Raleigh

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Occupy Raleigh is joining another citizen initiative to protest North Carolina's constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. Full story...
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NAACP leader pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

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The head of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his activism will not be hindered by his conviction on a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Full story...
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Campaigns work on last full day before NC primary

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Candidates in hundreds of North Carolina primary elections have one more day to try to persuade voters they're the right choice. Full story...
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Top NC high school caught in cheating scandal

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Wake County school officials say a top-performing high school has been caught up in a cheating scandal involving some of its best students. Full story...
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NC judges given more time for redistricting documents

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A three-judge panel has given Republican legislative leaders and their attorneys time to seek relief from a ruling requiring them to produce more redistricting documents for Democratic officials and allies challenging North Carolina's new district maps. Full story...
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NC police officers show off motorcycle skills

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Policemen from across North Carolina are heading to the state capital to show off their motorcycle skills,compete for prizes and benefit Special Olympics. Full story...
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State environmental agency issues final report on hydraulic fracturing

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Hydraulic fracturing can be done safely in North Carolina only if the General Assembly adopts state-specific regulatory standards and invests sufficient resources in compliance and enforcement prior to issuance of any permits for the practice, according to a report issued today by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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More jurors being picked in NC murder trial

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A Raleigh man accused in the death of a member of North Carolina's State Board of Education is going on trial for his life. Full story...
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Interest high at UNC campus for Obama loan talk

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The line for tickets and the interest in hearing President Barack Obama speak about student debt is high at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Nature Science Center to be open for 24 hours

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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will celebrate the grand opening of its new wing with a 24-hour opening of the Nature Research Center in Raleigh. Full story...
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