West Stanly takes first game from South Granville in 2A softball finals

WEST STANLY TAKES FIRST GAME FROM SOUTH GRANVILLE IN 2A SOFTBALL FINALS

West Stanly tacked on two necessary insurance runs in the top of seventh to take Game 1 of the N.C. High School Athletic Association...

Myers Park shuts out Pinecrest to win 4A girls soccer title

MYERS PARK SHUTS OUT PINECREST TO WIN 4A GIRLS SOCCER TITLE

Caroline Pulliam and Caileen Ailmida each scored goals, and their team's defense pitched a shutout as Myers Park topped Pinecrest 2-0...

 
 
 
Immunocompromised people aren't ready to get vaccinated, drop the mask yet

IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PEOPLE AREN'T READY TO GET VACCINATED, DROP THE MASK YET

It's news most people have been waiting for. The governor lifting the mask mandate and no longer requiring social distancing.

Real bells ring for the first time in NC State's Bell Tower

REAL BELLS RING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NC STATE'S BELL TOWER

For decades, North Carolina State University has had a bell tower with no bells - that changed on Friday.

 
 
 

MASK MANDATE LIFTED, BUT SOME BUSINESSES WILL KEEP IT, CONFUSING SHOPPERS, DINERS, EMPLOYEES

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that the state would drop its mask mandate in most places. It's up to each business...

Nationally acclaimed chef relishes second chance in Triangle

NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CHEF RELISHES SECOND CHANCE IN TRIANGLE

A year ago, chef Katsuji Tanabe was in the middle of a mental health crisis.

 
 
 
Hurricanes hope for '10,000 to 12,000' fans for playoff games at PNC Arena

HURRICANES HOPE FOR '10,000 TO 12,000' FANS FOR PLAYOFF GAMES AT PNC ARENA

The Carolina Hurricanes will allow for increased capacity at PNC Arena for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, generally the time where the team's...

Another hectic day underway at gas stations as 65% of stations without fuel in NC

ANOTHER HECTIC DAY UNDERWAY AT GAS STATIONS AS 65% OF STATIONS WITHOUT FUEL IN NC

All Friday morning, WRAL reporters are working to help find gas around the Triangle.

 
 
 
NFL star Russell Wilson will give NC State commencement address in person Friday

NFL STAR RUSSELL WILSON WILL GIVE NC STATE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS IN PERSON FRIDAY

WRAL News learned that NFL quarterback and NC State grad Russell Wilson will deliver his address in person Friday night at the 7 p.m....

NFL star Russell Wilson will give NC State commencement address in person Friday

NFL STAR RUSSELL WILSON WILL GIVE NC STATE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS IN PERSON FRIDAY

Despite the shortage of gas, lots of people are traveling to the Triangle this weekend for graduation ceremonies.

 
 
 
During fuel shortage, electric vehicles increase in popularity

DURING FUEL SHORTAGE, ELECTRIC VEHICLES INCREASE IN POPULARITY

While drivers in idling cars wait in line for scarce supplies of gas, drivers of electric cars whizz past.

Experts say prepare for hardest day to find fuel yet as 72% of stations without gas in NC

EXPERTS SAY PREPARE FOR HARDEST DAY TO FIND FUEL YET AS 72% OF STATIONS WITHOUT GAS IN NC

All Friday morning, WRAL reporters are working to help find gas around the Triangle.

 
 
 
Busy morning: People up early tracking down gas in the Triangle

BUSY MORNING: PEOPLE UP EARLY TRACKING DOWN GAS IN THE TRIANGLE

All Friday morning, WRAL reporters are working to help find gas around the Triangle.

NC State, UNC graduations bring weekend traffic, despite gas shortages

NC STATE, UNC GRADUATIONS BRING WEEKEND TRAFFIC, DESPITE GAS SHORTAGES

Despite the shortage of gas, lots of people are traveling to the Triangle this weekend for graduation ceremonies.

 
 
 
Young driver sideswipes tanker bringing gas to Triangle

YOUNG DRIVER SIDESWIPES TANKER BRINGING GAS TO TRIANGLE

A 15-year-old driver added to the Triangle's gas woes on Thursday when he crashed into a tanker truck carrying 8,800 gallons of gas...

Audit: NC officials didn't check on how billions in pandemic relief aid was spent

AUDIT: NC OFFICIALS DIDN'T CHECK ON HOW BILLIONS IN PANDEMIC RELIEF AID WAS SPENT

Gov. Roy Cooper's administration didn't have the processes in place to monitor how state and local agencies spent more than $3 billion...

 
 
 
Click for liquor: ABC stores could sell online under House bill

CLICK FOR LIQUOR: ABC STORES COULD SELL ONLINE UNDER HOUSE BILL

State House lawmakers voted this week to allow North Carolina ABC stores to sell liquor online. The bill would also loosen rules for...

BRUNSWICK MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER CHARGED WITH GROWING MARIJUANA IN YARD

A middle school teacher in North Carolina grew large quantities of marijuana using a greenhouse at her home, authorities said.

 
 
 
Divided commissioners dismiss Durham County manager

DIVIDED COMMISSIONERS DISMISS DURHAM COUNTY MANAGER

After months of racial strife on the Durham County Board of Commissioners, the board voted 3-2 on Thursday to dismiss County Manager...

Another COVID-19 side-effect: Booming business on dark web

ANOTHER COVID-19 SIDE-EFFECT: BOOMING BUSINESS ON DARK WEB

Cyberattacks have grown during the coronavirus pandemic, and sites on the dark web are thriving with information and good obtained...

 
 
 



China lands on Mars in latest advance for its space program

China lands on Mars in latest advance for its space program

In an historic event for its space program, China has put a spacecraft on Mars for the very first time, according to a report from Xinhua News Agency. Read more ...

Chinese lander touches down on Mars in ‘pre-set zone' in Beijing's first...

Chinese lander touches down on Mars in ‘pre-set zone' in Beijing's first mission to Red Planet

China's Zhurong rover has stuck a successful landing on the surface of Mars, according to state media, in the culmination of the country's first independent mission to the Red... Read more ...

Police: 2-year-old girl shot in Little Village

Police: 2-year-old girl shot in Little Village

CHICAGO - A 2-year-old girl has been hospitalized Friday night after suffering a gunshot wound in Little Village. Just before 7 p.m., Chicago police responded to the 2800 block... Read more ...

Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg to cooperate in investigation

Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg to cooperate in investigation

Joel Greenberg, who is expected to plead guilty next week on multiple federal charges, will now be helping federal investigators who are looking into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. Read more ...

Broncos release Ja'Wuan James, reportedly won't pay him $10M salary after...

Broncos release Ja'Wuan James, reportedly won't pay him $10M salary after off-site injury

James suffered a season-ending injury while working away from the Broncos' site. The team has released him as a result, and it no longer has to pay him his eight-figure salary... Read more ...

Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton injuries leave Yankees lineup decimated

Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton injuries leave Yankees lineup decimated

After Aaron Boone announced Aaron Hicks would miss time with a torn sheath in his left wrist that could lead to surgery, Giancarlo Stanton was scratched from Friday's lineup... Read more ...

Walmart Drops Mask Mandate Following New CDC Guidelines

Walmart Drops Mask Mandate Following New CDC Guidelines

Customers don't have to wear masks, effective immediately. Starting Tuesday, fully vaccinated employees don't either. Everyone's on an honor system and won't have to provide proof. Read more ...

Derek Jeter sells mansion once rented to Tom Brady for $22.5M

Derek Jeter sells mansion once rented to Tom Brady for $22.5M

The former Yankee has scored a home run and sold off his Tampa mansion, which he once rented out to Tom Brady, for $22.5 million after eight months on the market. Read more ...

No garden for American heroes, yes to censorship & monument destruction?...

No garden for American heroes, yes to censorship & monument destruction? Biden revokes more Trump executive orders

US President Joe Biden has revoked a number of executive orders by his predecessor Donald Trump, including those seeking to protect monuments and combat online censorship, and... Read more ...

Biden hosts DACA recipients as he drops Trump health care rule for immigrants

Biden hosts DACA recipients as he drops Trump health care rule for immigrants

Amid a growing southern border crisis, President Biden on Friday met privately with six people brought to the US illegally as children and repealed a long-stalled Trump... Read more ...