The owners of a ride that malfunctioned, injuring five people in October at the North Carolina State Fair, face more than $100,000 in fines from two government agencies for their roles in that incident.
St. Aug's chooses alum to become interim president
Three weeks after losing two top leaders, the Board of Trustees at St. Augustine's University announced Wednesday that Everett B. Ward will become the school's interim president.
- NCAA Tournament weekend generates $4.2M for Triangle economy
Second and third-round NCAA Tournament games held in Raleigh's PNC Arena helped generate more than $4 million, according to the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance.
- Ninth suspect in Wake Forest kidnapping plot surrenders
A ninth suspect in the kidnapping case of Wake Forest resident Frank Janssen surrendered to the FBI in Atlanta on Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman for the agency said.
- Wake school board approves $1.37B proposed operating budget
Wake County school board members unanimously approved a proposed $1.37 billion operating budget Tuesday evening that is mostly devoted to raising salaries for teachers and staff. The budget now goes to county commissioners.
- Man, 48, shot during robbery at Raleigh Internet cafe
A 48-year-old man was shot early Wednesday during a robbery at an Internet sweepstakes cafe in north Raleigh, police said.
- Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt
Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.
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