Jamie Valvano
December 2015 / January 2016

Jamie Valvano continues her father’s legacy

Nov 30, 2015 Jamie Valvano
When the late Jim Valvano was diagnosed with late-stage terminal cancer, doctors offered little hope. When his daughter was diagnosed 13 years later with breast cancer, she quickly learned the true impact of her father’s […]
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December 2015 / January 2016

Next Door: New App for Safety

Nov 30, 2015 Leo Suarez
The sound of gunshots while sleeping in the early morning made me spring to attention. “Not again,” said my wife as I reached for the phone to call 911. A string of incidents through the […]
December 2015 / January 2016

Finch’s: closing or moving?

Nov 30, 2015 Mandy Howard
At Finch’s Family Restaurant, customers are greeted with hugs. No need for a menu. The regulars know the weekly specials by heart. Chicken pastry, collards, country ham, grits and all the staples of southern home […]
Zak Williams
November 2015

Zak Williams Discusses Mental Illness

Oct 28, 2015 Christa Gala
Robin Williams made us laugh. As Mrs. Doubtfire, as Mork, as Aladdin. But his more serious roles—in movies such as “Good Will Hunting” and “Dead Poets Society”—may have revealed more about the late actor than […]
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November 2015

Shop Local this Christmas

Oct 28, 2015 Christa Gala
As much as I hate to do math, let’s do a little. If you shop local, more than 51 cents of every dollar stays in Raleigh, compared with 13 cents if you buy at a chain. Nationally, […]
Reindeer with Santa's sleigh
November 2015

Raleigh Christmas Parade Facts

Oct 28, 2015 Annie Grant
The Raleigh Christmas Parade always takes place before Thanksgiving to kick off the shopping season—this year Nov. 21 at 9:40 a.m. in downtown Raleigh. You’ll want to get there a few hours ahead to get […]
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November 2015

Are Guns Really the Problem?

Oct 28, 2015 Christa Gala
Every time I teach my class at UNC-Chapel Hill, I lock the doors once my students are seated. I didn’t do that two years ago. But the sad reality is that mass shootings are commonplace. […]
Coach Mark Gottfried
November 2015

Q&A with NC State’s Mark Gottfried

Oct 28, 2015 Christa Gala
The Wolfpack Men’s Basketball team will play all home games at the PNC Center while Reynolds Coliseum undergoes massive renovation. NC State’s season kicks off against Cal State Los Angeles November 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets […]
Amanda Lamb with WRAL Chief Photographer Ed Wilson.
October 2015

The Risk of Live Reporting

Sep 24, 2015 Christa Gala
At the end of August in Roanoke, Virginia, reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot to death by a disgruntled ex-coworker during a live broadcast for WDBJ. The incident rattled newsrooms […]
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