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Trainspotting: To Mark the Opening of Raleigh’s Union Station, We Sent Five Writers to Ride the Rails

Adventuring by train isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not rewarding

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In the Triad, Our Writer Contemplates Furniture, Civil Rights, and Beer He’s Not Allowed to Drink

Unlike most of the people on the first-ever train to leave Union Station, he was actually going somewhere

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With a Half-Mile of Our Hotel, the Quintessentially Southern Southern Pines Offered an Idyllic Weekend Getaway

Slow down, hit up the Creation Museum (if it’s open), eat a crepe, have a cocktail with charcoal in it, relax for a bit

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Banks May Have Built Charlotte, But Restaurants Are Giving It a New Identity

How to eat like a queen in the Queen City

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A Short Train Ride From Durham to Raleigh Offers a Window Into the Triangle Mass-Transit Future

I-40 is for suckers, y’all

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The General Assembly Put Light Rail on Life Support, Then Revived It—But With Conditions That Could Ultimately Kill It

Can GoTriangle meet the tight deadlines and work around the new funding cap?

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Summit Church’s JD Greear Wants to Take the Southern Baptist Convention Into the Twenty-First Century. The Old Guard Would Rather He Not.

Next week, he’ll seek the SBC’s presidency. An older, more conventional challenger is trying to stop him.

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A Decade Ago, Yvette Matthews Was Unemployed and Struggling. Now She’s a Key Advocate for Affordable Housing in Chapel Hill.

She’s the glue that holds the Community Empowerment Fund together—and a leader of the fight for an affordable-housing bond

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Despite His Mental Illness, Devon Davis Spent 1,001 Days in Solitary at Central Prison.

State prison officials would not say how many inmates are receiving medication for mental health problems and are also being held in restrictive housing.

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Throughout North Carolina, Charter Schools Are Creating Racial Imbalances and Disrupting Public Education. One Durham Charter Wants to Be Part of the Solution.

Central Park School for Children was one of just three charters in the state to close so teachers could protest on May 16.

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N.C. Teachers Are Mad as Hell and They’re Not Going to Take This Anymore

Tired of being disrespected, overworked, and underpaid, thousands of educators amassed in Raleigh this week

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A Nonprofit Is Helping Three-Dozen Mothers Behind Bars in Raleigh Connect With Their Kids

MATCH affords women with at least a seven-year sentence extended visits with their children

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Will a Raleigh Jury’s $50 Million Verdict Against Murphy-Brown LLC Force Big Pork to Clean Up Its Act?

Thanks to a North Carolina law designed to protect big corporations, maybe not

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A New Study Shows That Turning Local Cops Into Immigration Enforcers Hasn’t Made N.C. Communities Safer

But that isn’t stopping Alamance County’s sheriff from rushing to sign up

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The First of the Murphy-Brown Hog-Farm Nuisance Trials Began in Raleigh This Week

These cases could have huge implications for commercial hog farming in eastern North Carolina

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Why Can’t North Carolina Let Go of the Lost Cause?

According to polls, most Tar Heels want Confederate monuments to stay put

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When Allison Dahle Challenged Duane Hall, She Didn’t Expect to Win. Then Everything Changed.

In an interview, Hall emphatically denies the sexual-misconduct allegations leveled against him

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What Will Donald Trump’s Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Mean for N.C. Businesses?

Some of the state’s largest industries, including aerospace and automotive manufacturing, textiles, and chemical production, rely on these products

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After the Parkland Massacre, N.C. Lawmakers Want to Arm Teachers. Students Want to Vote the Bastards Out.

“I can’t personally see how bringing more guns into a school will solve this problem.”

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Ronnie Long Has Spent Four Decades Behind Bars for a Rape He Says He Didn’t Commit. There’s Reason to Think He Got a Raw Deal.

The cops didn’t turn over potentially exonerating evidence. The lineup process was unusual and possibly illegal. The jury was all-white.

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Rather than the hand wringing and ascribing blue vs. red motives McKissick, Jacobs, Bell and Blue might benefit from some …

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Trains could run faster if we spent just one-tenth the money on tracks that we have spent on highways. And …

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