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McFarlane Bashes Francis for Speaking to Wake GOP Meeting, Links Him With Trump

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane lashed out Tuesday against electoral challenger Charles Francis, associating him with “Donald Trump and his America First policies” after Francis spoke to a Wake County Republican Party meeting Monday night. Francis responded that he’s a proud Democrat who wants to reach out to voters all over Raleigh. McFarlane, who is politically […]

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Neighbor says explosion preceded Wake County blaze

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — A witness told CBS North Carolina that he heard an explosion, then saw flames above the treeline in a neighborhood near Cary on Thursday night. Firefighters from multiple departments responded to the fire on Brookridge Drive. The affected home was “70 percent involved” when firefighters arrived, said Fairview Fire Chief Barry […]

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Porter Byrum’s $230 million legacy benefits Wake Forest, Queens and Wingate

Wake Forest University A 2014 photo of Porter Byrum My mother-in-law lived six blocks from Charlotte’s Park Road Shopping Center for more than four decades, and spent 24 years working at the old JCPenney store there without, in my recollection, ever mentioning the name Porter Byrum. Byrum, the center’s owner for many years until its […]

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Spate of break-ins plagues northeastern Wake County

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities are investigating a series of break-ins and robberies in northwest Wake County. CBS North Carolina has learned that 13 homes in a ten-mile radius were hit in a three-day period last week. Clay Adams said his home was ransacked. “The door here, they busted it out with a lawn chair […]

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