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Local News

Two drivers charged, two children injured in wreck on I-95 in Nash County
One person shot outside Denny's on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh
Maggie Clark announces bid for Raleigh City Council seat
Man found dead after hit-and-run in Harnett County
What fireworks are legal, illegal in NC?
Butner inmates withdraw lawsuit that asked for release as pandemic spread
Flying for the Fourth? Here's what to expect at RDU
Data show racial disparity in NC justice system in black and white
COVID-19 patient: I wouldn't wish this on nobody
NC tests 24,630, the highest number in a single day
Reward up to $10,000 offered for tips about guns stolen from Fayetteville pawn shop
Buttons, horse hair among items found in time capsule of Confederate monument
With precautions, the swimming pool can be a safe place to relax this summer
Wilmington DA will not charge officers caught on tape making violent, racist remarks
Fort Bragg to sync sky-high display, music for socially distant Fourth
Ten women tell WRAL former Raleigh restaurants manager sexually assaulted or harassed them
Protesters camp out for fifth day in a row outside governor's mansion
Pandemic leaving potholes in city budgets
Raleigh police investigating after body of man found inside vehicle

News

Outside the Box : Opinion Roundup: COVID in the legislature; N.C. likes masks; GOP nixes state convention; schools open? and more
Retirement Community Residents Are Looking For Pen Pals During Social Distancing
Wake schools to use three-week rotation to get students back in class amid pandemic
90-year-old Man Came Out As Gay In Facebook Post
¿Qué misterios sobre el covid-19 persisten seis meses después de haber aparecido?
UNC-Chapel Hill workers fear returning to campus amid pandemic

Weather

Tropical Storm Edouard moves away from the US, while low pressure system likely to usher in rainy week
Most of the US will soar into the 90s this 4th of July
Warming temperatures threaten hundreds of fish species the world relies on, study finds
Mount Rushmore hasn't had fireworks for more than a decade because it's very dangerous. Here's why

State News

@NCCapitol : Cooper vetoes slew of reopening bills

National News

Soldier, a suspect in disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, kills self after confronted by police
Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's longtime friend, has been arrested, source says

World News

Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world
More than 360 elephants die from mysterious causes in Botswana
Vladimir Putin could rule Russia until 2036. He's already one of the world's longest-serving leaders
What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, July 2
Slain Ethiopian activist and singer buried as 81 killed in protests
Prince Harry says institutional racism is 'endemic' in society
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? The woman at the center of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal
The fastest-growing black hole in the universe has a massive appetite
Iran struggles to explain fire at Natanz nuclear complex

5 On Your Side

WRAL SmartShopper : How many coupon inserts in the Sunday paper this week?
WRAL SmartShopper : LEGO Harry Potter Expecto Patronum Forbidden Forest Set only $12.49 (38% off)
WRAL SmartShopper : Apple AirPods with Wired Charging Case on sale for $139
His driveway is on her property, and it's holding up her sale
WRAL SmartShopper : Crock-Pot 4.5 Quart Slow Cooker only $16.99
WRAL SmartShopper : Walmart Electronics Sale: Samsung 55" TV, Apple AirPods, Lenovo IdeaPads

Business

Warning: The world won't hit climate goals unless energy innovation is rapidly accelerated
The US economy created 4.8 million jobs in June. But that's not the whole story
Jeff Bezos is so rich he just set a new record
UK court blocks Maduro's bid to access $1 billion in Venezuelan gold
This data shows the Great Reopening may have stalled
Stocks rise after jobs report
Walmart is transforming 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters
McDonald's hits pause on reopening dining rooms as coronavirus cases rise
It's a scary time to be unemployed. These people still chose to get laid off
Lemonade, the online insurer, surges in Wall Street debut
Kids stuck at home interrupt parents' live interviews on BBC and Sky News
GOP senators express outrage over mass firings at global media agency led by Trump and Bannon ally
Unemployment rate won't recover for the next decade, CBO projects
Taco Bell is releasing a grilled cheese burrito
Another leader at Refinery29 steps down after allegations of toxic work environment
Home Depot changes rope sales practice after nooses are found in store
Hugh Downs, anchor of '20/20' and 'Today,' dead at 99
FedEx asks the Washington Redskins to change their name after pressure from investor groups

Lifestyles

Costco is not currently selling half sheet cakes
Go Ask Mom : Durham to take steps to curb crowds at popular park this weekend
Go Ask Mom : Wake Forest center takes popular Happy Dan the Magic Man shows online
Go Ask Mom : Is it safe to have workers or babysitters in your home?
Go Ask Mom : Recipe: Peach crumble pie

Entertainment

What's on Tap : What to do this July 4th weekend
A Vanilla Ice concert planned for Fourth of July weekend has been canceled
'The Outpost' is a visceral portrayal of war
'Warrior Nun' is Netflix's latest weird flight into the comic-book/fantasy genre
Paris Jackson's portrayal as lesbian Jesus sparks backlash
Pyrex Released A Brand New Vintage-inspired Mickey Mouse Collection
Nick Cordero's wife says he may need a double lung transplant to recover from coronavirus
21 Savage aiming to help kids with financial literacy during quarantine
'Westworld' creators set to make 'Fallout' Amazon series based on video game franchise

Political News

Trump's anti-mask crusade is coming back to bite him
Supreme Court blocks House from seeing secret Mueller grand jury documents until hearing this fall
Supreme Court rejects Texas Democrats' request to speed up consideration of vote by mail case
American among airlines set to receive cash infusion from US government
New climate group will offer district-specific policy 'menus' to every congressional candidate
Commerce IG says department is preventing release of report about NOAA officials who issued Hurricane Dorian statement
Fact check: In jobs speech, Trump does more dishonest downplaying of the pandemic
Herman Cain is receiving treatment for coronavirus at an Atlanta hospital
Senate approves final sanctions bill to punish China over Hong Kong
Fact-checking a dangerous mask meme shared by Trump Jr. on Facebook
Fact-checking Trump's references to the anti-police chant 'pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon'
GOP senators propose swapping Columbus Day with Juneteenth as federal holiday
$1 billion shortfall, furloughs could bring US immigration system to a halt
NASCAR driver Corey Lajoie will drive a 'Trump 2020' car at Sunday's prestigious Brickyard 400
4 things Congress can do right now to help working parents get through the pandemic
Justice Department considering replacing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr ally
Top Democrat urges White House to withdraw ambassador pick involved in racist ad targeting Black politician
Prosecutor fired by Barr to testify before House committee in closed-door session next week
Bolton: 'I have enough scars' from bringing up Russia-related intelligence with Trump
Duckworth to halt military confirmations until she receives assurance Vindman promotion won't be blocked
Trump administration moves ahead with plan to open new pandemic office as coronavirus crisis intensifies
Biden campaign readying hundreds of lawyers in expansive vote protection effort
With 2,000 new cases, 951 in hospital, NC sets coronavirus records
Supreme Court temporarily blocks court order that cleared the way for expanded vote by mail in Alabama due to Covid-19
Trump is 'clearly flirting with disaster' by holding rallies and not wearing a mask, health expert warns

Health Team

Another day of record coronavirus cases as more states rethink mask mandate
Hospitals face 'an explosion of Covid' and signs of another surge as coronavirus case numbers climb
The kid next door: Neighborhood friendships on a comeback amid the coronavirus pandemic
How to find resilience during the coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus gives global doctors' group a new frontier: US nursing homes
Experiencing coronavirus fatigue, burnout?
Coronavirus vaccines: 'Encouraging' early data for some, a trial delay for another and more research ahead
Study confirms new version of coronavirus spreads faster, but doesn't make people sicker
Study finds hydroxychloroquine may have boosted survival, but other researchers have doubts