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Wake County schools are canceled Saturday, which was set to be a makeup day for the majority of year-round students. Students who attend year-round schools on tracks one, two and three were supposed to make up a snow day on Saturday, but Wake announced Friday evening that schools will be ...
Lily Gillmor, 38, has made a career of caring for terminally ill children. As director of the pediatric palliative care unit for Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County), Gillmor helps families through incredibly difficult situations. Here, she talks about why her work isn't just sad. It's also inspirational.

Raleigh, N.C. -- A Wake County jury on Friday convicted Donovan Richardson of first-degree murder in a double homicide in Fuquay-Varina nearly four years ago. Richardson is one of three men accused in the fatal shooting of Arthur Lee Brown, 78, and David Eugene McKoy, 66, on July 19, 2014 at a ...
Quinn, who teaches at Broughton high school in Raleigh, won again on Thursday, bringing home $20,400. That's in addition to the $22,400 he won on Wednesday's show. He led both rounds Thursday and got the final "Jeopardy!" correct: "The name of this cracker that's been around since 1903 suggests ...
Wake County now has a population of more than one million, and it's growing more, some estimates by more than 60 people a day. Thus it's no surprise that the human services offered by the county that once might have been adequate are falling behind - or could, if something isn't done. For some county ...
Knightdale, N.C. -- Almost 2,300 Duke Energy customers in Wake County lost power early Friday morning, according to the company's website. The outage started around 3:30 a.m. and was caused by damage to the utility's equipment in the area. Power was restored around 7 a.m.. Most of the outages ...

A 24-year-old Holly Springs was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the 2014 deaths of two longtime friends during a violent night-time burglary and robbery at a Fuquay-Varina home. A Wake County jury convicted Donovan Jevonte Richardson, of all charges in the deaths of Arthur Lee Brown and ...
Some Wake County parents and school leaders say they worry a new high school with an arts theme would pull students away from other schools that focus on the arts, especially Enloe High in Raleigh. Wake wants to build a small-format high school near downtown Raleigh on capital Boulevard, south of ...
No, they aren't asking for cash after the Broughton High school teacher won $22,400 on the game show Wednesday. They just want to catch up, and Quinn said that's been his favorite part of what he calls a "surreal" experience. Quinn has heard from former students, the man who mentored him when he ...
Three snow days for Wake County this week will affect spring break and the start of summer vacation for most students. That's on top of two makeup days already scheduled from previous snow days this month. Wake schools were closed Wednesday and Thursday and will be closed Friday because of snow ...
Debbie Hatt and her daughter Rachel arrived on the Big island of Hawaii Thursday. They have been taking in the beautiful surroundings and exquisite sunsets while celebrating Rachel's recent college graduation from Clemson University. The two were sitting on the balcony Saturday morning enjoying a ...
Churches and other groups that rent space in Wake County schools will no longer get a pass on paying certain fees, after the school system lost out on nearly $1.4 million last year. Wake charges $20 per hour for cleaning fees because school janitors clean auditoriums and other spaces used by more than ...
But the Wake County Public school System seemed to confirm the incident when it sent this statement to ABC11. ... Lisa Luten, communications director for Wake County public schools said late Friday that statement stands for now but that he would look into what the Millbrook parents told ABC 11.
Other measures are even more striking: The number of people who came in contact with homelessness services in Wake County at least once in a given year has increased 31 percent since 2015, reaching 5,500 last year, according to the Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness.
The Wake County school system is seeing its smallest growth in 34 years, gaining only 880 students while charter schools grew by nearly double that amount this school year. Amid the slowdown, voters could soon be asked to approve a record $1 billion school construction bond referendum. School and ...
Raleigh, N.C. -- A Wake County resident was killed Wednesday after their vehicle collided head on into a trash truck on Old Stage Road, prompting officials to shut down the two-lane road while they investigated the crash. The N.C. State Patrol said Carroll Lamar Wyke, 66, died at the scene after the crash ...
Raleigh, N.C. -- In a flu season that has reached near-epidemic proportions nationwide, three people in Wake County have lost their lives. Across North Carolina, a total of 26 deaths have been attributed to the flu since Oct. 1. Compare that to 219 deaths in the winter of 2016-17. The outbreak has prompted ...

A New Bern woman who was shot in a possible road rage incident in Raleigh is still recovering from her wound, and the Wake County Sheriff's Office is chasing down leads to find what happened. According to the Wake County Sheriff's Office, Tracey Burroughs Newhouse, 43, of 113 Mom Lane, New Bern, ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -- Today launches the application period for Wake County's year-round and magnet schools -- and this year, parents will find some changes to the process. Officials with Wake County public schools say it's important to provide options for local families. For some that may mean ...
RALEIGH -- After two days of cancelled classes last week, Wake County public schools students are back in the classroom Monday. However, there are two schools that will still be closed. Sunday evening, the district sent a tweet saying all schools would be back in session Monday except for Apex Middle ...
The state Charter schools Advisory Board voted 9-1 on Monday to recommend that Kaleidsocope Charter High School receive state approval to open in Morrisville in 2019. Kaleidoscope would differ from most Wake County high schools by having a later start time, different daily schedule and what school ...
Wake County voters will likely have to wait until November, instead of May, to decide the fate of a bond for new school construction. At a work session Monday, county commissioners took county staff's advice to hold off on the bond question until the November ballot rather than during the May primaries.
It's now time for Wake County parents to register their pre-K child for the 2018-2019 school year. "It's mixed emotion," Michelle Harrison said. "It's emotional as a mom letting her go into the real world." Pearce and Harrison registered their daughters at Yates Mill Elementary Monday morning.
If Stough Elementary school principal Chris Cox wins big when he and his wife appear on "wheel of Fortune" this week, his daughter should probably get a cut. Cox and his wife, Amanda, will appear on the game show Tuesday. (It's Sweethearts Week on the show, so they got to compete together.) But Cox ...
Authorities are investigating after a young woman was killed Monday morning when her vehicle overturned in a Wake County creek. The incident happened just before 8:30 a.m. on Robertson Pond between Edgemont Road and Rolesville Road. According to the NC State highway patrol, when troopers ...
And although the problems with broken pipes and a boiler burner at those two schools are resolved there are other schools with problems. On Monday afternoon, parents were also picking up students at Holly Grove Middle School in Holly Springs. School system officials said the heat there wasn't working ...
Raleigh, N.C. -- North Carolina and the Wake County public school System continue to lead the nation with the highest number of National Board Certified teachers in the country. Nearly 21,500 teachers in North Carolina have attained national certification, which is based on a rigorous performance-based ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -- Wake County School officials worked Sunday to prevent any engine problems with its bus fleet after there were dozens of issues earlier in the month. The day students were expected to return from winter holiday break, cold weather delayed Wake County schools from opening ...
Wake County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a woman was shot while in her truck on I-40 Saturday morning. Deputies said they responded to the call near I-40 east and the I-440 split around 6 a.m.. Tracy Burroughs Newhouse, 43, of New Bern, was found shot in her Ford F-150 truck on I-40 east of ...
9:06 p.m.: Durham public schools announced classes would be canceled for students Thursday, with an optional workday for teachers, as a result of the weather. 8:54 p.m.: While up to 5 inches of snow has fallen in Moore County, light snow has only just begun falling in Wake County as the band of snow to ...
Wake County schools let out early ahead of the severe weather threat. WTVD. By Heather Waliga. Thursday, January 04, 2018 01:21AM. Wake County, NC (WTVD) --. Wake County Schools released students two hours early Wednesday ahead of the winter weather. Crews spent the day working to fix heating issues at ...
A contentious debate among Wake County leaders about who will lead an education committee points to ongoing tensions about how much money should go to the school system. Wake commissioners spent 45 minutes Tuesday evening figuring out who will lead the board's education committee.
By then, the discrepancies had been reported to Wake County manager Jim Hartmann, who brought in outside auditors to review the finances of the deeds office. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman called in the State Bureau of Investigation in March, launching the criminal probe that led to the ...
The school system made the announcement around 9 a.m. Some other Triangle school systems are also releasing early Wednesday, including Johnston County, Franklin County and Harnett County. All after-school activities in Wake County schools are canceled Wednesday. Wake schools had a two-hour ...
Wake County, Johnston County, Franklin County and Harnett County public schools will dismiss early Wednesday, as the forecast calls for frigid temperatures and up to 3 inches of snow in the area. Wake and Johnston schools will dismiss 2 hours early. Harnett schools will release early on a staggered ...
According to Lisa Luten, the communications director for the Wake County public school System, some of the school's boilers were down and the climate was not suitable for students, staff and faculty. Crews are headed to the school to make repairs. Jeff Higginbotham had just dropped his daughter off ...
Hundreds of Wake County students and teachers had to make do in chilly classrooms on Tuesday as the heating systems at 24 schools needed repairs on Tuesday. The repairs are expected to be complete at the schools by Wednesday, except for Apex Middle School, said Wake schools spokeswoman ...
Wake County schools have a late start on Tuesday morning, but families shouldn't count on more delays this week as freezing temperatures continue. "I don't expect any more delays, but I think it depends on what the weather does," said Wake schools spokeswoman Lisa Luten. "It's usually just this first day ...
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said alcohol and speed are factors in a crash that killed one person and injured another. According to authorities, the incident happened around 2:45 Monday morning in the 5300 block of Riley Hill Road in Wendell. Troopers said a 2006 Volvo was speeding when it ...
On Friday, Donut nearly met the end of her life when someone abandoned her near the loading docks of the SPCA of Wake County shelter in below freezing ... "She walked out and just saw this little tiny puppy curled up in a little tiny ball and shivering," said Tara Lynn with the SPCA of a Wake County.
Raleigh, N.C. -- The SPCA of Wake County issued a reminder Saturday night to bring pets inside during this week's bitterly cold temperatures. Friday night, an SPCA staff member found an abandoned five-week-old puppy shivering outdoors in 27-degree weather. The puppy, now named Donut, was left by ...
But despite the increase in new construction, the inventory of homes for sale remains low in the Triangle. By the end of last month, new home listings were up 1 percent in Wake County compared to 2016, according to the Triangle Multiple Listing Services. And for the month of November, the county had just ...
Wake County residents rush to pay property taxes early, but it may not help as much as they hope. WTVD. By Elaina Athans. Thursday, December 28, 2017 11:25PM. Raleigh, NC (WTVD) --. By the end of the Thursday business day, Wake County collected more than $4 million in property taxes for 2018 and almost 1,000 ...
Raleigh, N.C. -- The fourth and final person indicted for embezzling money from the Wake County register of deeds office turned herself in to authorities on Thursday morning. Veronica Scisco Gearon, 52, of 2020 Loft Lane in Raleigh, the former supervisor of the recording section in the deeds office, was ...
Wake County, N.C. -- Former Register of Deeds Laura Riddick was indicted Tuesday, along with three other employees, in connection with the theft of more than $1 million from the Wake County Register of Deeds Office. Employees in the deeds office found "irregularities" in January as they were trying to ...
In addition to Wake County government, sponsors of the educational day include Friends of Wake Soil and Water conservation District, Wake County farm Bureau, Wake County Agribusiness Council, AgCarolina Farm Credit, North Carolina Forestry Association, Triangle Land Conservancy, and Wake ...
Wake County might build a public health campus in east Raleigh in hopes of making it easier for a growing number of residents to gain access to health care, food assistance, job opportunities and affordable housing. County staff last week presented a master plan to overhaul the facilities of the human ...
The NC State highway patrol is investigating the cause of a deadly head-on crash. WTVD. Thursday, January 11, 2018 09:32AM. Wake County (WTVD) --. The NC State Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a deadly head-on crash. According to troopers, the incident happened after 10 Wednesday morning on Old ...
Multiple agencies were involved in a Wake County police chase that resulted in an arrest after a brief foot pursuit Wednesday afternoon. The chase ended near the intersection of Sunnybrook Road and Rock Quarry Road when a person got out of the car and ran, authorities said. Agencies involved included ...
Most students are thrilled when schools are closed because of bad weather, but then reality sets in: They have to make up that missed day. Wake County students who attend schools on the traditional calendar will make up the day on Monday, Jan. 22. The majority of Wake students go to ...


 

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