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Juneteenth will become a paid holiday in Wake County

North Carolina’s Wake County says it’s the first in the state to make Juneteenth a paid county holiday.

North Carolina county to vote on Juneteenth holiday

A North Carolina county’s board of commissioners will vote Monday to make Juneteenth a county holiday.

‘All Rise:’ Black Raleigh lawyers stand up for a more equitable justice system

The lawyers gathered on the steps of the Wake County Courthouse, Friday evening, were not dressed for court. They came to make a statement: "Black Lawyers Matter."

North Carolina rural counties grapple with volunteer firefighter shortage

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) -- Bladen County is one of a dozen North Carolina counties facing a critical shortage of volunteer firefighters. "We want to bring...

School: Students, staff made racist remarks on protests

A public school system in North Carolina has suspended a school bus driver for comments about the national protests over the death of George Floyd.

Morrisville police officers, firefighters save deer stuck in mud hole

Morrisville police said they are accustomed to saving ducklings from drains, but a deer in a mud hole was one for the books.

NC healthcare company offering free antibody tests to healthcare workers, first responders

A Wake County healthcare company is offering free COVID-19 antibody tests to frontline healthcare workers and first responders Tuesday.

Judge: NC sheriff must resume issuing pistol permits

A judge has ruled that a North Carolina sheriff must resume accepting and processing pistol purchase permits within one week.

Wake County enacts stricter limits amid virus

The county that includes North Carolina's capital has announced strict prohibitions on gatherings and movement that are more restrictive than the statewide orders already in place to blunt the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Colorado school district investigating claims that teachers taped masks to students’ faces

School officials are investigating allegations that some students were made to tape their masks to their faces.

Sunset Beach councilwoman resigns during meeting over ‘lack of transparency’ and ‘skewed ethics’

Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Jan Harris dramatically announced her resignation from the council Tuesday morning effective immediately.

Video captures dozens of sharks feeding below Surf City pier

While we all know sharks live in the ocean, capturing a close encounter with them is a neat experience.

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher adding new otters to exhibit

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will soon expand its otter exhibit.