State & Local

  • NC polls show tight races

    Fri, Jun 21, 2019

    The results are the same, according to a pair of just-released polls, one from the right-leaning Civitas Institute, another from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling. Both show Gov. Roy Cooper (D) with a lead in his re-election bid against his presumed Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.

  • Colleges rated on alumni support

    Wed, Jun 12, 2019

    College Consensus, a college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published a guide to the "50 Most Supportive Alumni Networks for 2019."

    Three North Carolina universities made the list, Duke at #8, UNC-Chapel Hill at #32, and Wake Forest at #33.

  • Air Canada begins RDU-Montreal flights

    Tue, Jun 11, 2019

    Air Canada recently inaugurated their new, non-stop service between Montreal and Raleigh which will operate with a 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ).

  • State warns of continued risk of floods

    Mon, Jun 10, 2019

    Weather forecasts show additional rains and flooding may continue to impact North Carolina today and into this evening. Flash Flood Watches and Flood Warnings continue across portions of western North Carolina through this evening.

  • DukeHealth study finds bias against Caucasian, Asian applicants

    Tue, Jun 04, 2019

    Reviewers selecting candidates for residencies in medical school radiology programs discriminated against applicants who were obese or facially unattractive, Caucasian or Asian, according to a study from Duke Health researchers.

  • Food bank volunteers pack 200,000 meals for NC families

    Tue, Jun 04, 2019

    The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, in collaboration with Triangle companies for the eighth annual Sort-A-Rama event, recently announced it met a record number of meals packed for families in need. Over 1,000 corporate volunteers united to sort and package 200,000 meals for local families facing hunger.

  • Drought hits parts of eastern NC

    Thu, May 30, 2019

    Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than a year.

    Summertime's lighter rainfall and hotter weather have pushed 10 counties in southeastern North Carolina into a moderate drought. North Carolina's drought map shows moderate drought – the least severe of the four drought categories – stretching from Columbus to Pamlico counties.