Durham Public Schools will consider closing schools May 16 if too many teachers take a personal day to travel to Raleigh to advocate for teachers and public education on the General Assembly's opening day.
WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze suffered from dizzy spells, anxiety and panic attacks until discovering he has vertical heterophoria, a binocular vision dysfunction that means a misalignment of eye muscles. With treatment – prism lenses – Maze is now OK.
One of North Carolina's most violent prisons is now the subject of a religious liberty lawsuit filed by a transgender witch. Jennifer Jasmaine has sued Lanesboro Correctional Institution, claiming she is being denied the right to practice her religion, witchcraft.
North Carolina's average teacher salary is estimated to be $50,861 for the 2017-18 school year by the National Education Association, which would rank the state 37th in the nation. The NEA report also estimates North Carolina is ranked 39th in the U.S. in per-student spending.
The John William Pope Foundation has pledged $10 million to UNC-Chapel Hill for cancer research; for a program on philosophy, politics and economics; for athletic scholarships and for a substance abuse treatment program aimed at mothers and pregnant women.
Sanford native Britton Buchanan and Chapel Hill native Rayshun LaMarr performed on the first night of "The Voice" Live Playoff rounds, with real-time voting and results. Here's how our local singers did in voting and when they'll perform again.
Wake County schools isn't using its authority to fine students for making threats that lead to evacuations in part because the recent threats are coming from people who aren't students. Several schools have gotten bomb threats through email.
Architectural Digest magazine named the Dismal Swamp Welcome Center one of the 15 most beautiful rest stops in the country. The center, along the Dismal Swamp Canal, is on U.S. 17 just south of the Virginia state line.
Buffaloe Road Dog Park, the fifth dog park for Raleigh, is set to open next to the Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center at 5908 Buffaloe Road. There are also temporary dog parks for downtown Raleigh residents.
A teen who was elected prom king with nearly 50 percent of the vote is not apologizing for wearing a dress to the Powdersville High prom in Greenville, South Carolina. Now, he's talking about wearing one to graduation.
The Chapel Hill Town Council and Carrboro Board of Aldermen have approved two parts of an affordable apartment complex on South Merritt Mill Road. Chapel Hill's also asking for a $10 million bond on Nov. 6, 2018, to build more affordable housing.