All lanes of N.C. Highway 147 in Durham were reopened before noon Friday after power lines were removed from the roadway, police said.
Long-awaited daytime lane closures associated with the Fortify road project will begin on Saturday morning as crews shift traffic lanes on Interstate 440 West, according to state Department of Transportation officials.
After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from Republicans.
Several hundred mourners eager to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela broke through police barriers and stormed up toward the Union Buildings shortly before the former South African President's body was moved away.
For 25 years, WRAL has teamed up with The Salvation Army for the annual Coats for the Children Campaign. The big telethon kicks off at 6 a.m. Friday, with special coverage at 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and after the 11 p.m. news.
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