Scotty McCreery winter tour includes Raleigh, Charlotte stops

Scotty McCreery winter tour includes Raleigh, Charlotte stops

Scotty McCreery announced Friday that he’ll tour in support of his new album, “Seasons Change.”
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'Hamilton' ticket lottery winners cash in for chance to see smash come to Durham

Tickets go on sale Saturday morning for the fall visit of Broadway smash “Hamilton” at Durham Performing Arts Center.
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Summer weekend: Hot, humid, chance for storms

After a Friday where the Triangle felt like it hit 100 degrees, lower high temperatures are in the offing for the next week, although there is no relief from the heat, humidity and daily chance for thunderstorms.
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Accident closes U.S. 1 through Apex

A tractor-trailer crash closed northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 1 through Apex Saturday morning.
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Flood gauges installed along Walnut Creek will help predict rising water levels

Flood gauges installed along Walnut Creek will help predict rising water levels

As hurricane season ramps up, a traditional trouble spot for flooding is getting some help as new flood gauges along Walnut Creek will help better predict when and how fast the water is rising.

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First week of high school football sees Wake Forest, Apex Friendship start strong

HighSchoolOT has all the recaps, photos, highlights from a busy Friday night in football.
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Wake prosecutor says there's photographic evidence against swim coach charged with sex crimes

Wake prosecutor says there's photographic evidence against swim coach charged with sex crimes

Nicholas Walkotten was once a decorated swimmer and a well-known coach. Now, he is facing charges after authorities said he had inappropriate contact with a child under the age of 15.

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Witness: Raleigh officers 'did what they needed to' to restrain 'noncompliant' man

Raleigh police said their investigating an altercation involving officers that took place Friday.
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Friends struggle to answer the 'why' on night of vigil for Shanann Watts, daughters

Friends and family are expected to gather Friday night in Frederick, Colo., to celebrate the life of North Carolina native Shanann Watts and her two children after their bodies were found Thursday just hours after her husband and the children’s father was arrested in connection with their deaths.

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Girl who went viral for 'Respect' dance routine 'disappointed' she never met Aretha Franklin

A Raleigh native who was thrust into the spotlight when her dance recital performance to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” went viral is sad she never had an opportunity to meet the singer in person.
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Raleigh police investigating video that shows apparent police beating

Raleigh police investigating video that shows apparent police beating

Raleigh police said their investigating an altercation involving officers that took place Friday.
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Report: Raleigh officer who fired weapon thought suspect was going to hit him

The Raleigh Police Department on Friday released more details about a shooting and chase that ended on Western Boulevard Monday afternoon.

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Lawsuit from Cape Fear HS student shot at school has been settled

A lawsuit filed against Cumberland County Schools by a former student who was nearly killed in a school shooting in 2011 has been settled, the school board’s lawyer said Friday.
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Chapel Hill students 'bummed' that low participation keeps Tigers sidelined

Chapel Hill students 'bummed' that low participation keeps Tigers sidelined

Chapel Hill High School will not field a varsity football team this fall due to a lack of participation, according to a release from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
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Employment in NC hits record; economist says job growth will continue

Never have this many people be working in North Carolina. And the job environment is going to continue improving, according to an NCSU economist

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Deputies: Fayetteville man assaulted 5-year-old with cellphone charger

A Fayetteville man has been charged after authorities said he assaulted his son with a cellphone charger.
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Durham deputy injured in crash with fleeing driver

A Durham County deputy was injured after his car collided with a vehicle driven by a fleeing suspect Thursday evening.
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Inmate charged in violent attack on Central Prison employee

A Wake County Grand Jury returned indictments on Friday, charging an inmate in connection with the violent attack on a Central Prison employee earlier this summer.

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Steamy days, chance for storms through the weekend

After a Friday where the Triangle felt like it hit 100 degrees, lower high temperatures are in the offing for the next week, although there is no relief from the heat, humidity and daily chance for thunderstorms.
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Hot today but rain in the weekend forecast

Hot today but rain in the weekend forecast

The heat is on for Friday but rain could cool things down this weekend.
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Foodie News: Morgan Street Food Hall might open next week

Sean Lennard, the Triangle Food Guy, has the scoop on openings, closings and foodie events.
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Bee Downtown's founder, queen bee applauds men who empower, support women

As a CEO working in agriculture, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner said it’s a daily occurrence for her to be the only woman at a boardroom table. But she’s learned to be bold from mentors — male and female — who encouraged her to use her voice.
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Chapel Hill won't field varsity football team this fall

Chapel Hill High School will not field a varsity football team this fall due to a lack of participation, according to a release from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
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With classes set to resume, Wake school bus operators ready for the drive

Wake County public schools was expected on Friday to publish information about traditional calendar bus routes as drivers wrap up a week of testing all of the district’s 740 routes.
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Zebulon man convicted of molesting girl in church sentenced to 85 years

A Zebulon man who was found guilty on Thursday of molesting a 6-year-old girl at a church three years ago has been sentenced to 85 years in prison.

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Neuropsychologist: Christopher Watts was 'struggling with his conscience ' 1 day before arrest

Neuropsychologist: Christopher Watts was 'struggling with his conscience ' 1 day before arrest

Christopher Watts spoke to the media just 24 hours before he was charged with the murder of his wife and children, and an expert said he exhibited some interesting behavior during the interview.
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Gas leak shuts down portion of Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh

Rock Quarry Road was closed near Sunnybrook Road Thursday night following a gas leak.
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Dozens of employers, hundreds of job seekers converge at NC State

The WRAL Capital Area Workforce Career Expo took over NC State’s McKimmon Center for several hours as more than 60 employers looked for the perfect candidates to fill jobs.
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During breeding season, shelters get creative to find homes for cats

Summer is kitten season. From late spring until early fall, cats are mating and giving birth in large numbers. Many of them wind up in local shelters, which can barely keep up. On Saturday, WRAL will help local shelters find good homes for all of their cats and kittens, which typically takes a littlSee Original Article

Work to repair Rock Quarry Road in SE Raleigh could slow motorists after overnight gas leak

The Friday morning commute for some southeast Raleigh drivers could be slowed after lanes of Rock Quarry Road at Sunnybrook Road were closed while crews continue to work to repair a gas leak that developed late Thursday night.
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Vigil tonight for slain NC native and her children as questions swirl about motive

Friends and family were expected to gather Friday night in Colorado to celebrate the life North Carolina native Shanann Watts and her two children after their bodies were found Thursday just hours after her husband and the children’s father was arrested.
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Shanann Watts murder case: Friends, family recall life of slain NC native

Shanann Watts murder case: Friends, family recall life of slain NC native

People who knew Shanann Watts describe her as a bright light and an involved mom. That all came to a crushing end when authorities arrested her husband, Chris Watts, late Wednesday night in connection with the disappearance of Shanann, who was pregnant, and their two young daughters.
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The Latest: Prosecutors believe family died at home

The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local):
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Garner swim coach charged with sex crimes against child

A Garner swim coach is facing charges after authorities said he had inappropriate contact with a child under the age of 15.
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The Latest: Searchers find bodies of 2 young Colorado girls

The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local):
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Police searching for suspect in Wake Forest shooting

Wake Forest police are searching for the person responsible for a Thursday afternoon shooting.
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Raleigh swim coach charged with sex crimes against child

A Raleigh swim coach is facing charges after authorities said he had inappropriate contact with a child under the age of 15.
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Raleigh mother charged with abuse for leaving child in hot car for 15 minutes

Raleigh mother charged with abuse for leaving child in hot car for 15 minutes

A Raleigh mother has been charged with child abuse after authorities said she left her child in a hot car.
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Spot where Robert E. Lee statue stood at Duke Chapel to remain vacant

Duke University will keep a spot at its iconic chapel that once included a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee empty, President Vincent Price said Thursday.
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Employees charged with stealing dozens of TVs from Raleigh Marriot

Three employees at a Raleigh Marriot have been charged with stealing televisions from the hotel.
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The Latest: Friend never saw issues between Colorado couple

The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local):
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Harris Teeter accepting Kroger rainchecks, coupons, gift cards for limited time

Harris Teeter stores in the Triangle area will be accepting Kroger rainchecks, coupons and gift cards for a limited time while Kroger shoppers make the transition to new grocery stores.
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Zebulon man convicted of molesting girl in church

A Wake County jury on Thursday found a Zebulon man guilty of molesting a 6-year-old girl at a church three years ago.
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