The Durham-Orange light-rail transit project is nearing an April 30 deadline to seek Federal Transit Administration money. Here are some facts about the regional transportation project with links to more information.
AveXis, a clinical-stage gene therapy company that makes treatments for spinal muscular atrophy, plans more jobs in Research Triangle Park in Durham County. It would be eligible for an incentives package.
The Morrisville Planning and Zoning Board received an update on widening Aviation Parkway from Interstate 40 to N.C. 54 near downtown. The N.C. Department of Transportation will present final design this year.
Some state lawmakers are hoping to pass legislation in 2019 that would allow North Carolina school districts to start the school year earlier in August. The tourism industry says a change puts the $23.9 billion industry at risk.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds.
Jason Jernigan will serve 28 months in federal prison for his role in investment and financial fraud that netted $1.4 million from clients, including three NFL players. The High Point businessman must pay restitution to his victims.
The Durham-Orange light rail train would run only a short distance in southwestern Orange County before heading toward downtown Durham. Rural Orange County residents have questioned how transit plans benefit them.
GoTriangle planners studied the Durham-Orange light-rail route for 15 years before choosing to follow N.C. 54 in Orange County. The U.S. 15-501 corridor with Durham found too expensive for regional transit.
A developer wants to build a new 20-story tower on Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street. It’s the latest in a string of plans for downtown high rises. The Fallon Co. owns the city block at 301 Hillsborough St.
Roku, Apple TV or other streaming device can replace the Time Warner Cable / Spectrum digital adapters customers use for extra TVs at a cost of $6 per month. The Spectrum television app is free for customers.
Durham housing is in demand, especially downtown, and city leaders are considering opening up the zoning to allow much more of it. Some neighborhoods want housing density vote delayed to allow further study.
The Haw River Assembly is holding a rally at the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro from 4:30-5:30 p.m., said Director Elaine Chiosso. They’re asking Chatham Park and the Town Board to protect more trees.