State & Local

  • Ingles' stores need 5,000 additional works

    Mon, Apr 06, 2020

    Ingles Markets chairman Robert Ingle says the Asheville, NC-based company will offer bonuses to current employees and begin hiring up to 5,000 new employees to provide some relief to current associates and allow the chaing to continue to focus on serving our customers while maintaining our cleani

  • COVID-19 Fight: Survey highlights changing habits, needed comfort

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020

    At least temporarily, the response to COVID-19 is altering America’s social fabric: teleworking, social distancing, and the shift of education from public schools to the privacy of living rooms and kitchen tables is the strange, new normal.

  • COVID-19 Fight: College donates protective equipment to local hospitals

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020

    Wake Tech officials said the school has gathered much-needed personal protective equipment from its programs to be donated to local hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise in North Carolina.

  • All NC K-12 public schools to shutter for 2 weeks

    Sat, Mar 14, 2020

    BREAKING NEWS: Beginning March 16, all North Carolina K-12 public schools will close their doors for at least two weeks, ensuring tens of thousands of students won't be in close quarters, but putting a strain on working parents and other childcare providers.

  • Coronavirus cases, response both see increase in NC

    Tue, Mar 10, 2020

    The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) confirmed five new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday in Wake County, increasing the statewide total to seven.

  • North Carolina reports first Coronavirus case

    Tue, Mar 03, 2020

    A resident of Wake County, NC has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. The test, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, awaits confirmation by the U.S.

  • Polls open across NC for Primary election decisions

    Tue, Mar 03, 2020

    As Tarheel voters prepare to head to the polls today to cast ballots in the presidential primary, two out of three believe political divisions have made their lives uncomfortable and that politics is likely to become even more divisive in the years to come.

  • Inmate killed at NC correctional institution

    Sat, Feb 29, 2020

    A prison in eastern North Carolina was placed on lockdown Saturday after one inmate allegedly killed another in a brawl. Officials at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Maury, NC said Kevin R. Taylor, Jr., 23, was struck with a homemade weapon around 1:15 p.m.

  • Ten stores across NC hit with fines for price scanning errors

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    Fines were recently levied against stores in Chowan, Columbus, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Hertford, Mecklenburg, Pasquotank and Vance counties because of excessive price-scanner errors, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division says.

  • GoTriangle follows RDU Airport into electric bus biz

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    GoTriangle showed off one of its two new electric buses Tuesday during a ceremony in downtown Raleigh.

    The buses were ordered after GoTriangle won a $943,000 federal low- or no-emission grant to help pay for them. Duke Energy provided $100,000 toward two charging stations as well.