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  • HPU Survey: Majority Celebrating Halloween October 17, 2018
    HIGH POINT -- A High Point University Poll finds that 63 percent of North Carolinians will be celebrating Halloween this year while 36 percent will not be celebrating. These findings are similar to a 2015 HPU Poll, when 65 percent of North Carolinians said they would be celebrating Halloween.
  • Plans Underway for WInston-Salem Road Project October 17, 2018
    WINSTON-SALEM -- The N.C. Department of Transportation announced  that the 1.2-mile section of Business 40 between Peters Creek Parkway and U.S. 52. will close on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m.
  • State Launches New Trail Site October 16, 2018
    RALEIGH -- The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation announced  the launch of the N.C. Trails website. The website is a hub for the N.C. Trails Program and offers quick and easy access to information on state trails and trails in state parks as well as guidance for funding, creating and maintaining a trail.
  • Awareness Urged For School Bus Safety October 16, 2018
    CHARLOTTE --  October 21-27, is National School Bus Safety Week. The National Association for Pupil Transportation estimates that 25 million students ride school buses every school day and this week serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront before and after school.
  • Minority Enterprise Recognized October 15, 2018
    RALEIGH-- In conjunction with Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week which kicked-off  meetings to promote the awareness and development of minority and women-owned businesses in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring October 2018 as Minority Enterprise Development Month.
  • Operation Stop Arm Underway October 15, 2018
    RALEIGH -- While many schools across the state have been in operation for more than two months, the State Highway Patrol is taking proactive steps to ensure school bus safety is not overlooked.

RSS Today in History

  • The Watergate Scandal: A Timeline October 9, 2018
    January 1969Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37 President of the United States. February 1971Richard Nixon orders the installation of a secret taping system that records all conversations in the Oval Office, his Executive Office Building office, and his Camp David office and on selected ...
  • 2017 Las Vegas Shooting October 1, 2018
    On this day in 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd attending the final night of a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800. Although the shooting only lasted 10 minutes, the death and injury tolls made this massacre the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. ...