VIA: WTVD.COM Authorities have charged four Wake County residents with voter fraud in connection with the last presidential election. Twenty-six-year-old Kierra Fontae Leache of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, 46-year-old Shelia “Sheilia” Romona Hodges, also of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, and 25-year-old Brandon Earl McLean of Bethune Drive in Raleigh, allegedly cast two ballot votes in […]

VIA: WRAL.COM The country’s most prominent civil rights group has come to Raleigh to draw attention to what it calls a growing erosion of the gains made since a 1954 Supreme Court decision made segregated schools illegal. Using Wake County’s ongoing debate over school diversity as a backdrop, the NAACP is holding a national conference […]

RALEIGH — A powerful accreditation agency has threatened to immediately remove its certification from Wake County’s high schools unless the school system cooperates with its review. In a letter to the school system, Kenneth Bergman, the general counsel for Advancing Excellence in Education Worldwide, or AdvancED, writes that the agency is concerned about the “openly […]

A Wake County man is in jail this morning accused of assault with an ink pen. Ronald Stacey Rhodes, of 1300 Farm Road, Lot 3, Raleigh, was arrested today and charged with one count of assault inflicting serious injury, according to an arrest warrant filed with the Wake County Magistrate’s Office. Authorities said Rhodes, 23, […]

VIA: WNCN.COM The Wake County student assignment committee got a lesson about a school assignment concept called “controlled choice.” The plan divides the school system into zones, each one designed to represent the system as a whole. Parents would choose schools in rank-order preference. The concept was designed to voluntarily achieve racially integrated schools. MORE

VIA: WNCN.COM The decision to switch to neighborhood schools has been a divisive one in Wake County, and although the school board has already voted to shift to the new model, groups such as “Great Schools In Wake” said they will still plan to have a presence and a voice at the meetings as the board hashes […]

VIA: WRAL.COM Leaders of the NAACP and African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churches of the Eastern District continue to encourage other civic, religious, parent and student groups to take part in a mass demonstration Tuesday against the Wake County Board of Education’s planned policy change that they say will lead to resegregated schools. “It’s important for […]

VIA: WRAL.COM An employee of Meals on Wheels of Wake County was charged Wednesday with embezzling money from the aid agency. MORE

VIA: WTVD.COM The North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP is calling on the community to rally together against decisions made by the Wake County Board of Education. The group is vowing to keep Wake County public schools from becoming community schools, which it fears will lead to resegregation. NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber along […]

VIA: WRAL.COM A civil rights group staging a non-violent protest brought the Wake County school board meeting to a halt Tuesday afternoon when it took over the board’s meeting room, standing together with interlocked arms and singing “We Shall Overcome.” “Today, we register our legitimate discontent … We are willing to break a lesser law […]