Archive for November 3rd, 2018

Durham can cover $58M shortfall for Durham-Orange light rail, leaders say
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Durham can cover $58M shortfall for Durham-Orange light rail, leaders say

By Tyler Dukes, WRAL investigative reporter — Durham County leaders now say they can afford to provide the funding for a $57.6 million shortfall in the Durham-Orange light rail project. The $2.5 billion line will connect UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University in Durham with about […]

Fuquay-Varina authorities investigate animal abuse case
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Fuquay-Varina authorities investigate animal abuse case

By Alfred Charles, Online Managing Editor — Officers from the Wake County Animal Control office and Fuquay-Varina police were called to a home Monday to investigate an animal abuse case in which multiple animals were reported to be inside the residence. A spokeswoman for the town said no arrests have […]

Robeson County physician sentenced to 20 years for unlawfully prescribing opioids
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Robeson County physician sentenced to 20 years for unlawfully prescribing opioids

— A Robeson County physician who was was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison, authorities said. Donovan Dave Dixon, 51, of Fayetteville, was found guilty of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute oxycodone and 20 counts of unlawful distribution of oxycodone. A press conference held Monday had a clear message: If […]

Apex restaurant sued by IRS declares bankruptcy
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Apex restaurant sued by IRS declares bankruptcy

By Matthew Burns, WRAL senior producer/politics editor — A week after being sued by the Internal Revenue Service, a popular Apex restaurant has declared bankruptcy. Peak Hospitality Group LLC, which owns , said in the Aug. 22 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing that it has less than $50,000 in assets and […]

Raleigh home invasion leads to chase, crash in Durham
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Raleigh home invasion leads to chase, crash in Durham

By Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter — Two Durham, men were arrested early Monday after an SUV stolen in a Raleigh home invasion slammed into a sign outside the Museum of Durham History, police said. DeKenneth Covington, 20, of 311 Glenlee Drive, and Jaylen Mire Steele, 18, of 7 Mirando Place, […]