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Earlier this month a federal judge ruled that Rowan County commissioners must stop opening their meetings with prayers that refers to Christianity the majority of the time. Since the Rowan County commissioners themselves delivered prayers before their meetings the U.S. District Judge James Beaty Jr. ruled that the commissioners violated the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition against […]

  Officials from both Fayetteville and Cumberland County announced on Thursday that they were forming a partnership to get the areas homeless off of the streets.  The concern regarding the increasing amount of homeless in the city has been on the hearts of officials for quite some time but they just weren’t sure how to […]

  The King of the Blues, B.B. King passed away at the age of 89 in his Las Vegas home late Thursday night.  According to his attorney Brent Bryson who released a statement to the Associated Press, King died at peace in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. King is missed by his eldest surviving daughter, […]

  Bill Guthridge, who is best known for assisting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s head coach Dean Smith for 30 years before assuming his position over the Tar Heel program in 1998, passed away last Tuesday night at the age of 77. Guthridge’s death was confirmed by University officials on Wednesday morning. […]

An Amtrak train abruptly overturned in Philadelphia. The incident resulted in six deaths and over a dozen injuries.  Many of the passengers on board sustained their injuries by attempting to escape through the windows of toppled cars. Amtrak said the cause of the derailment was not known and that it was working to find out.  Due […]

  Wake County Public School System officials are considering what some may see as an unorthodox method to persuade high school dropouts (as well as those at risk of dropping out) to return to school.  At a district student achievement committee meeting on Monday afternoon, the idea was presented to go door-to-door to appeal to […]

  The Carolina Mudcats, a Class-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves was involved in a crash early Tuesday morning.  The accident happened around 3:45 a.m. on Clarendon Chadbourn Road. According to WECT seven players and one trainer, were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. No further information in regards to what caused the […]

  The homicide investigation for the murder of Luciano Mariano Andia, a 72-year-old man who was found dead inside his car at the High House Crossing shopping center on N.C. Highway 55, has abruptly come to an end. A 53-year-old man was charged late Sunday in connection with the crime. The suspect, Dwight Anthony Blount, […]

  Looking for employment?  Uber is partnering with Triangle nonprofits such as El Centro Hispano, The Institute of Economic Development for North Carolina, Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Jobs for Life, to provide those who are interested with skills training and entrepreneurial opportunities. LaToya King, director of operations for Jobs for Life had this to say […]

  After a shooting late Wednesday involving two Wake Forest police officers, an unidentified man was taken to WakeMed.  According to a police department spokesman, the shooting occurred in the parking lot between The Factory, located on South Main Street, and a ballpark after the officers followed the man around 9:30 p.m. Nothing has been […]