Wake County Public School System Superintendent Jim Merrill announced Tuesday night that he will be retiring early next year.
The rail car manufacturer said it is temporarily reducing its workforce to make physical changes at its 500,000-square-foot plant ahead of filling several large, long-term orders. Vertex did not share current employment figures; the company said it employed 221 people after laying off 61 workers in May 2016.
A longtime Wake County superior court judge on Tuesday announced his retirement from the bench.
After more than 1,000 name suggestions for the new Clayton police canine, the newest member of the Clayton Police Department’s K9 team has been named Chase.