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City of Raleigh

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Nickname: City of Oaks
Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here
Map of Wake County, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°49′8″N 78°38′41″W / 35.81889, -78.64472
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Wake, Durham
Founded 1792
Government
 - Mayor Charles Meeker (D)
Area
 - Total 115.6 sq mi (299.3 km²)
 - Land 114.6 sq mi (296.8 km²)
 - Water 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km²)
Elevation 315 ft (96 m)
Population (2008)
 - Total 374,320
 - Density 3,183.4/sq mi (930.2/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 37-55000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1024242[2]
Website: City of Raleigh

Raleigh (pronounced IPA: /ˈrɔːliː/ raw-lee or IPA: /ˈrɑːliː/ rah-lee) is the capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees. It had a 2006 estimated population of approximately 356,321[3]., making it the second most populous in North Carolina, after Charlotte. Raleigh is the 15th fastest growing city in the United States[4]. The estimated population on January 1, 2008 was 374,320, [5] and according to City of Raleigh Planning Department's Growth Management Division, Raleigh is the 49th-largest city in the United States.[6] Citizens of Raleigh are called Raleighites. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... See also Raleigh, North Carolina and Sir Walter Raleigh. ... 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Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional name originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located midway between the cities of Raleigh and Durham. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Raleigh-Durham-Cary in the central Piedmont. The estimated population of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA was 1,635,974 as of July 1, 2007, with the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) portion estimated at 994,551 residents.[7] Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as the Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and the major research universities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina... Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the world. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ...


While almost all of Raleigh is located within Wake County, a small portion of the city extends into neighboring Durham County[8]. The towns of Cary, Garner, Wake Forest, Apex, Holly Springs, Clayton, and Knightdale are some of Raleigh's nearby suburbs. Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Garner is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. ... Wake Forest is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. ... Apex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. ... Holly Springs is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. ... Clayton is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. ... Knightdale is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ...


In 2008, Forbes magazine named Raleigh no. 1 out of the "Top 200 Best Places For Business And Careers."[9] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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History

18th century

In December 1770, Joel Lane petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly to create a new county. A month later, the bill authorizing the formation of Wake County passed. The county was formed from portions of Cumberland, Orange and Johnston counties and named after Margaret Wake Tryon, the wife of Governor William Tryon. The first county seat was Bloomsbury. The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Johnston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... William Tryon (January 27, 1729 to 1788) was colonial governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765-1771) and the Province of New York (1771-1780, though he did not retain much power in the colony beyond 1777). ...


Raleigh was chosen as the site of a new state capital in 1788, and it was officially established in 1792 as both the new county seat and the new state capital. The city was named in November 1792 for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of the Colony of Roanoke, the "Lost Colony," commemorated at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Alternatively, Professor Walter Raleigh was a scholar and author circa 1900. ... A map of the Roanoke area, by John White Roanoke Island is an island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. ... Fort Raleigh National Historic Site preserves the location of the first English settlement in North America. ... , Roanoke Island is an island in Dare County near the coast of North Carolina, United States. ...


The city's location was chosen, in part, for being within fifteen miles (16 km) of Isaac Hunter's Tavern, which was known to be popular with the state legislators of the time. No known city or town had existed on the site before it was chosen as the capital. Raleigh is among the few cities in the United States that was planned and built specifically to serve as a state capital. Its original boundaries were formed by North, East, West and South streets. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the... In countries with federal constitutions divided into subnational entities known as states, the state capital is the administrative center of a state. ...


The North Carolina General Assembly first met in Raleigh in December 1794, and within one month, the legislators officially granted the city a charter, with a board of seven appointed commissioners (elected by the city after 1803) and an "Intendant of Police" (which would eventually become the office of Mayor) to govern it. In 1799, the N.C. Minerva and Raleigh Advertiser became the first newspaper published in Raleigh. [10] John Haywood was the first Intendant of Police.[11] The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... A Commissioner is one of various classes of persons who holds an office by virtue of a commission in the normally from the head of state, particularly of a state in the Commonwealth of Nations. ... New France was governed by three rulers: the governor, the bishop and the intendant, all appointed by the King, and sent from France. ... This is a list of Mayors of Raleigh, North Carolina from 1857 to the present: William Dallas Haywood, 1857-58 William H. Harrison, 1858-67 William Dallas Haywood, 1867-68 William H. Harrison, 1868-72 Wesley Whitaker, 1872-74 Joseph W. Holden, 1874-75 John C. Gorman, 1875 Joseph Henry... John Haywood was the North Carolina State Treasurer for forty years, from 1787 to 1827. ...


19th century

Raleigh, North Carolina in 1872

In 1808 Andrew Johnson, the nation’s seventeenth President, was born at Casso’s Inn (since moved to the Mordecai Square Historic Park) located between Morgan, Fayetteville and Willington streets. His father, Jacob Johnson, was a porter at the State Bank of North Carolina, the oldest surviving commercial building in Raleigh. The city's first water supply network was completed in 1818, although due to system failures the project was abandoned. The next year saw the arrival of Raleigh's first volunteer fire company and in 1821 a full-time fire company was formed. On June 23, 1831 a fire destroyed the State Capitol. Reconstruction began two years later with quarried granite being delivered by the first railroad in the state. Raleigh celebrated the completions of the new Capitol and new Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company in 1840. For other persons of the same name, see Andrew Johnson (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Jacob Johnson (1778–January 4, 1812) was the father of Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth President of the United States. ... A water supply network is a system of engineered hydrologic and hydraulic components, including: the watershed or geographic area that collects the water, see water purification - sources of drinking water; a raw (untreated) water reservoir (above or below ground) where the water gathers, such as a lake, a river, or... This article is about the profession. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... North Carolina State Capitol The North Carolina State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... For other uses, see granite (disambiguation). ... These railroads were bought, leased, or in other ways had their track come under ownership or lease by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. ...


In 1853, the first State Fair was organized by the North Carolina Agricultural Society and held at a site east of Raleigh. The first institution of higher learning in Raleigh, Peace College, was established in 1858. The Peace College Main Building was used as a military hospital during the Civil War. After the War began, Governor Zebulon Baird Vance ordered the construction of breastworks around the city as protection from Union troops. During General Sherman's Carolinas Campaign, Raleigh was captured by Union cavalry under the command of General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick on April 13, 1865. After the Confederate calvary retreated west to move their wounded soldiers and remaining supplies, the Union soldiers followed, leading to the Battle of Morrisville.[12] The city was spared significant destruction during the War, but due to the economic problems of the post-war period and Reconstruction, it grew little over the next several decades. The NC state fair, showing a tractor pull and other events The North Carolina State Fair is an annual fair and agricultural exposition held in Raleigh, North Carolina, and organized by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. ... Peace College is a small womens liberal arts college located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... A casualty is a victim of an accident, injury or trauma. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Zebulon Baird Vance (May 13, 1830--April 14, 1894) was an American Civil War hero and three-time Governor of North Carolina. ... A Breastwork is a fortification. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... “General Sherman” redirects here. ... Sherman in South Carolina: The burning of McPhersonville. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881) Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (14 January 1836 near Deckertown, New Jersey – 4 December 1881 in Santiago, Chile) was a officer in the Union army during the American Civil War achieving the rank of Brevet Major General, the United States Minister to Chile, and a failed political... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article is in need of attention. ... For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ...


With emancipation after the war, African-Americans in Raleigh were able to be educated and became involved in local politics. With the help of the Freedmen's Bureau, whose regional offices were housed at Peace College's Main Building, many freedmen migrated from rural areas to Raleigh to have a chance at city opportunities and live in a community. Shaw University, began classes in 1865, making it the first historically black college established in the South. Located in the East Raleigh-South Park Historic District, it was chartered in 1875. Shaw's Estey Hall was the first building constructed for the higher education of black women. Established in 1881, Leonard Medical Center of Shaw University was the first four-year medical school in the country for African-Americans, as well the first four-year medical school in North Carolina. With the government and educational institutions, a substantial black professonal class began to develop in the city. Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... A Bureau agent stands between an armed group of Southern whites and a group of freed slaves in this 1868 picture from Harpers Weekly On March 3, 1865, Congress established the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, also known as the Freedmens Bureau, was a federal agency that... A freedman is a former slave who has been manumitted or emancipated. ... Shaw University is a historically black college located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Recently it won a 5-year grant with University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to create a Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities for minorities, which adds to its research capacity. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution — or part of such an institution — that teaches medicine. ...


In 1867, Episcopal clergy founded St. Augustine's College for the education of freedmen. In 1869 the Reconstruction state legislature approved setting up the nation’s first school for blind and deaf African Americans, which opened in Raleigh. This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... For other schools/colleges of the same name, see St. ... A free Negro or free black is the term used historically to describe African Americans who were not slaves prior to the abolition of slavery. ...


In 1868 Governor William Woods Holden appointed new Raleigh Commissioners, including the first African Americans who served in that position: James Henry Harris, editor of the North Carolina Republican and Handy Lockhart. Black professionals began to build homes in the area, then known as the Third Ward. The Pope House, built by Dr. Pope, is one of the few remaining examples of these homes. St. Paul A.M.E. Church, built in 1884, was the first independent congregation of African Americans in Raleigh. It is the oldest black church in Wake County.[13] Categories: Stub | 1818 births | 1892 deaths | Governors of North Carolina ... A congregation is an assembly of people for a given purpose. ...


In 1874, the first Federal Government project in the South following the Civil War was the Federal Building constructed in downtown Raleigh. In 1880, the News and Observer combined to form The News & Observer. During the 1880s, Fayetteville Street was paved, land was donated for Pullen Park, and the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce was formed. This article is about the federal government of the United States. ... The News & Observer logo The front page of The News & Observer from January 26, 2005 The News & Observer is the regional daily newspaper of the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, USA. It is based in Raleigh and also covers Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill. ... Fayetteville street is a street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Pullen Park is a scenic 72 acre park public park in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Chambers of commerce are business advocacy groups which are usually not associated with government. ...


Additional educational institutions were added in the late 19th century, helping build the middle class in Raleigh. The North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now known as North Carolina State University) was founded in 1887 as a land-grant college. In 1894, Rex Hospital opened, with a nursing school that was the first in the state. Baptist Female University (now known as Meredith College) opened in 1891. North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are American institutions which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Meredith College is a liberal arts womens college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


As a sign of its self-promotion, in 1899 Raleigh adopted a city flag. The city flag was created as a reciprocal gift to the USS Raleigh, after the crew of the cruiser presented the city with a small cannon captured during the Spanish-American War. The cannon now sits on the front lawn of the Fire Department’s Keeter Training Center.[10] Raleigh residents flocked to see another sign of progress with construction of the city's first skyscraper, the Tucker Building. The second USS Raleigh was a protected cruiser commissioned in 1894 and in periodic service until 1919. ... Belligerents United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Kingdom of Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Arsenio Linares Manuel Macías y Casado Ramón Blanco y Erenas Casualties and losses 385 KIA USA 5,000... For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ...


In 1900 the white-dominated state legislature followed the example of other Southern states and passed a new constitution, with provisions for voter registration that effectively disfranchised most blacks and many poor whites. Added to earlier statutory restrictions, the state succeeded in reducing black voting to zero by 1908. Among the numerous ill effects was that after a decade of white supremacy, whites lost memory of and appreciation for the thriving black middle class that was developing in cities such as Raleigh.[14] It was not until 1965 that most blacks in North Carolina would again be able to vote, sit on juries and serve in local offices. Historic Southern United States. ... Disfranchisement or disenfranchisement is the revocation of, or failure to grant, the right of suffrage (the right to vote) to a person or group of people. ... This article or section contains speculation and may try to argue its points. ...


20th century

In 1912, Bloomsbury Park opened with the now historic carousel being the most popular ride. The next year Raleigh citizens adopted the commission form of government. During the World War I time period, an influenza epidemic killed 288 citizens in Raleigh and the state lost a total of 5,799 men in the War, the third highest in the nation. Look up commission in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Flu redirects here. ...


Curtiss-Wright Flying Field opened in 1929, making it the first airport in the city. That same year, the stock market crash that led to the Great Depression resulted in six Raleigh banks closing.[10] A stock market crash is a sudden dramatic decline of stock prices across a significant cross-section of a stock market. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


During the difficult 1930s, the city provided recreational and educational programs, and hired people for public works projects. In 1932, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium was dedicated. The North Carolina Symphony, founded the same year, performed in its new home with Cab Calloway and his orchestra playing at the dedication. The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the Crabtree Creek Recreational Demonstration area (now known as William B. Umstead State Park) from 1934 to 1937. In 1939 the General Assembly chartered the Raleigh-Durham Aeronautical Authority to build a larger airport to be convenient for both Raleigh and Durham. The result was Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where the first commercial flight took off on May 1, 1943 by Eastern Air Lines. The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts is the main venue for the performing arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The North Carolina Symphony is a professional, full-time, state-wide orchestra based in Raleigh, North Carolina, employing sixty-eight full time musicians. ... Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907–November 18, 1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. ... CCC workers on road construction, Camp Euclid, Ohio 1936 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families, established on March 19, 1933 by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. ... William B. Umstead State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU, FAA LID: RDU) is located nine miles (14. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the defunct U.S. air carrier Eastern Air Lines. ...


As a center of government, businesses and colleges, Raleigh had long had an educated and politically sophisticated black middle class. Despite state constitutional provisions that had disfranchised most black voters since the early 1900s, the Negro Voters League was formed in 1931 to promote black voter registration; by 1946 they had succeeded in getting 7,000 black voters in the city registered.[15] In 1947, Raleigh citizens adopted a council-manager form of government, the current form. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


Although located a few hours from the coast, Raleigh still experienced significant damage from Hurricane Hazel in 1954. Two years later, WRAL-TV became the first local television station. With the opening of the Research Triangle Park in 1957, Raleigh began to experience a faster population increase and by the end of the decade the population was reaching 100,000.[10] Lowest pressure ≤937 mbar (hPa)[1] Damage $381+ million (1954 USD)[2] $3–5 billion (2005 USD) Fatalities 600 – 1,200 direct Areas affected Grenada, Haiti, Bahamas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Toronto and southern and eastern Ontario Part of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane... WRAL-TV is a broadcast television station based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the world. ...


As the Raleigh City Museum states: The Raleigh City Museum is a local history museum associated with Raleigh, NC. The museum is located in the historic Briggs Hardware Building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh and has a number of exhibits and programs that are free to the public. ...

No other national event impacted Raleigh more profoundly than the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s. After years of Jim Crow rule in the South, local students and activists - through marches, lunch counter sit-ins and public protests - helped give rise to fundamental social change as new laws were enacted to protect the rights of all citizens. Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial...

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Following passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, political participation and voting by African Americans increased rapidly. In 1967 Clarence E. Lightner, a well-regarded community leader, was elected to the City Council. In October 1973 Lightner was elected Raleigh’s first mayor by popular vote, the first African American elected mayor of a major Southern city, and the first elected mayor by a white-majority electorate.[17] The United States Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed requiring would-be voters to take literacy tests and provided for federal registration of African American voters in areas that had less than 50% of eligible voters registered. ...


After 10 years of discussions, the Raleigh City and Wake County schools merged in 1976 to become the Wake County Public School System, now the largest school system in the state and 19th largest in the country. Population increases led to highway construction to try to improve traffic flow. During the 1970s and 1980s the I-440 beltline was constructed, easing traffic congestion and providing access to most major roads throughout the city. The first Raleigh Convention Center (replaced in 2008) and Fayetteville Street Mall were both opened in 1977. Fayetteville Street was turned into a pedestrian-only street in hopes it would spur business growth, but the plan was flawed and business declined.[10] The Wake County Public School System is a public school district located in Wake County, North Carolina. ... Interstate 440 in North Carolina, also known as the Raleigh Beltline or Cliff Benson Beltline, is a 24-mile-(39-km)-long complete loop route circling central Raleigh. ...


In 1991 the two largest skyscrapers in Raleigh were completed, First Union Capital Center and Two Hanover Plaza. In addition, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre opened and First Night Raleigh, an annual New Year's Eve celebration, was first celebrated. Two years later, the city suffered a major drought that resulted in Falls Lake, the primary source of water for Raleigh, to reach its all-time low. In 1996, the Olympic Torch spent the night in Raleigh while on its way to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and was welcomed with a large celebration. That same year, Hurricane Fran struck the area, causing massive flooding and structural damage. In 1999, The RBC Center arena opened in to provide a venue for the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes and NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team.[10] The Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (formerly known as the Alltel Pavilion) is an outdoor amphitheatre just outside Raleigh, North Carolina that specializes in hosting large concerts. ... Falls Lake is a 12,500 acre (51 km²) artificial lake located in Durham, Wake, and Granville counties in North Carolina, USA. The lake is formed by the confluence of the Eno, Little, and Flat rivers, and is in turn the source for the Neuse River. ... The olympic flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame or Olympic Fire is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 1996; for other storms of the same name, see Tropical Storm Fran (disambiguation). ... The RBC Center (originally the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1974, 1983 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1950, 1974, 1983 Conference Tournament Champions 1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987 Conference Regular Season Champions 1955, 1956, 1959, 1973, 1974, 1985, 1989 The NC State Wolfpack Mens basketball program is considered one of the more...


21st century

Raleigh started out the new millennium with a storm that dropped 25.7 inches of snow, the largest snowfall in the city's recorded history. In 2001, the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium complex was expanded with the addition of the BTI Center for the Performing Arts, Meymandi Concert Hall, Fletcher Opera Theater, Kennedy Theatre, Betty Ray McCain Gallery and Lichtin Plaza.[10] Fayetteville Street was reopened to vehicular traffic in 2006, and the main street was also developed with a new high-rise office building, condos and restaurants. In 2008, the Fayetteville Street Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


During the first eight years of the new decade, Raleigh's population grew by 100,000 people (35%), causing increased traffic problems and school shortages. With the opening of parts of I-540, a new 70-mile loop around Wake County, traffic congestion was eased, although the complete loop will not be finished for at least another 15 years. To address the school shortage, many public schools were switched to year-round schedules and temporary buildings were constructed to accommodate the nearly 7,000 new public school students enrolling each year.[10] Interstate 540 (abbreviated I-540) is the designation for the completed part of the perimeter loop of Raleigh, North Carolina. ... This sign for Morrisville Elementary School in North Carolina includes flashing lights to alert drivers that students may be on the roadways even during summer months. ... A portable classroom is a temporary building installed on the grounds of a school to provide additional classroom space where there is a shortage of capacity. ...


Law and government

Raleigh operates under a council-manager government. The city council consists of eight members; all seats, including the mayor's, are open for election every two years. Five of the council seats are district representatives and two seats are citywide representatives elected at-large. Historically, Raleigh voters have tended to elect conservative Democrats in local, state, and national elections, a holdover from their one-party system of the late 19th century. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (975 × 731 pixel, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (975 × 731 pixel, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... North Carolina State Capitol The North Carolina State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Bloc voting (or block voting) refers to a class of voting systems which can be used to elect several representatives from a single multimember constituency. ... In American politics, Conservative Democrat is a term referring to a member of the Democratic Party who holds some conservative political views. ...


City Council

  • Charles Meeker Mayor
  • Nancy McFarlane (District A, north-central Raleigh)
  • Rodger Koopman (District B, northeast Raleigh)
  • James West (District C, mayor pro tem, southeast Raleigh)
  • Thomas Crowder (District D, southwest Raleigh)
  • Philip Isley (District E, west and northwest Raleigh)
  • Russ Stephenson (at-large)
  • Mary-Ann Baldwin (at-large)
See also: List of mayors of Raleigh, North Carolina

Charles Meeker is the Democratic mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, for two terms, and first elected in 2001 over Republican Paul Coble, and reelected for a third term in 2005. ... This is a list of Mayors of Raleigh, North Carolina from 1857 to the present: William Dallas Haywood, 1857-58 William H. Harrison, 1858-67 William Dallas Haywood, 1867-68 William H. Harrison, 1868-72 Wesley Whitaker, 1872-74 Joseph W. Holden, 1874-75 John C. Gorman, 1875 Joseph Henry...

Crime

In 2007, 22 murders or non-negligent cases of manslaughter were reported within Raleigh's city limits, per the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports. Murder is the crime of causing the death of another human being without lawful excuse, and with intent to kill or to cause grievous bodily harm. ... City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) contain official data on crime that is reported to law enforcement agencies across the United States, who then provide the data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). ...


Mayor Charles Meeker is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition[18], a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Charles Meeker is the Democratic mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, for two terms, and first elected in 2001 over Republican Paul Coble, and reelected for a third term in 2005. ... The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. ... In a two-party system (such as in the United States), bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a political body in which both of the major political parties are in agreement. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the citys first Italian-American mayor. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ...


Raleigh averages a rate of 469.2 motor vehicle thefts per year per 100,000 residents, below the average rate of 528.4 motor vehicle thefts per year per 100,000 residents for all metropolitan areas in North Carolina. Motor vehicle theft is a crime of theft. ...


According to the Uniform Crime Reports, crime in Raleigh has steadily decreased in recent years. In 2004, there were 580 reported incidents of violent crime and 3,768 reported incidents of property crime reported per 100,000 population. Nationally there were 466 violent crimes and 3,517 property crimes reported per 100,000 population, while U.S. cities with a population between 250,000 and 500,000 residents reported 978 violent crimes and 5,631 property crimes per 100,000 population, all well above Raleigh's reported rate.[citation needed] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which the offender uses or threatens violent force upon the victim. ... Property crime is a category of crime that includes burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Raleigh occupies a total area of 115.6 square miles (299.3 km²), of which 114.6 square miles (296.8 km²) is dry land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²)(0.84%) is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Raleigh is located in the northeast central region of North Carolina, where the North American Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plain regions meet. This area is known as the "fall line" because it marks the elevation inland at which waterfalls begin to appear in creeks and rivers. As a result, most of Raleigh features gently rolling hills that slope eastward toward the state's flat coastal plain. Its central Piedmont location situates Raleigh about three hours west of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, by car and four hours east of the Great Smoky Mountains of the Appalachian range. The city is 145 miles (233 km) from Richmond, Virginia; 232 miles (373 km) from Washington, D.C.; and 143 miles (230 km) from Charlotte, North Carolina. The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ... The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ... Atlantic Beach is a resort beach town located in Carteret County, North Carolina. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina Appalachian Mountain system The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains, the second ridge line forming a north-south running mountain chain from the Eastern United States and bordering the... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Climate

Raleigh enjoys a moderate subtropical climate, with moderate temperatures in the spring, fall, and winter. Summers are typically hot with high humidity. Winter highs generally range in the low 50s°F (10 to 13°C) with lows in the low-to-mid 30s°F (-2 to 2°C), although an occasional 60°F (15°C) or warmer winter day is not uncommon. Spring and fall days usually reach the low-to-mid 70s°F (low 20s°C), with lows at night in the lower 50s°F (10 to 14°C). Summer daytime highs often reach the upper 80s to low 90s°F (29 to 35°C). The rainiest months are July and August. Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... The term humidity is usually taken in daily language to refer to relative humidity. ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ...


Raleigh receives an average of 4.6" of snow in winter. Freezing rain and sleet occur most winters, and occasionally the area experiences a major damaging ice storm. For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... Freezing Rain is a type of precipitation that begins as snow at higher altitude, falling from a cloud towards earth, melts completely on its way down while passing through a layer of air above freezing temperature, and then encounters a layer below freezing at lower level to become supercooled. ... Sleet is a term used in a variety of ways to describe precipitation intermediate between rain and snow but distinct from hail. ... Ice storm could refer to: A type of winter storm characterized by freezing rain. ...

Climate in Raleigh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg °F (°C) 41.4°F (5.2°C) 43.5°F (6.4°C) 51.0°F (10.6°C) 60.0°F (15.6°C) 68.0°F (20.0°C) 75.4°F (24.1°C) 78.9°F (26.1°C) 77.4°F (25.2°C) 71.9°F (22.2°C) 61.1°F (16.2°C) 51.9°F (11.1°C) 43.3°F (6.3°C) 60.3°F (15.7°C)
Avg high °F (°C) 51.1°F (10.6°C) 53.9°F (12.2°C) 62.0°F (16.7°C) 71.7°F (22.1°C) 79.0°F (26.1°C) 85.9°F (29.9°C) 88.7°F (31.5°C) 87.0°F (30.6°C) 81.7°F (27.6°C) 71.8°F (22.1°C) 62.4°F (16.9°C) 53.0°F (11.7°C) 70.7°F (21.5°C)
Avg low °F (°C) 31.7°F
(-0.2°C)
33.0°F (0.6°C) 39.9°F (4.4°C) 48.3°F (9.1°C) 57.1°F (13.9°C) 65.0°F (18.3°C) 69.1°F (20.6°C) 67.8°F (19.9°C) 62.1°F (16.7°C) 50.4°F (10.2°C) 41.5°F (5.3°C) 33.5°F (0.8°C) 49.9°F (9.9°C)
Average Rain (inches) 3.6in. 3.5in. 3.9in. 3.1in. 3.8in. 4.1in. 4.9in. 4.6in. 4.1in. 3.2in. 3.1in. 3.3in. 45.3in.
Snow (inches) 1.8in. 1.3in. 0.8in. 0.0in. 0.0in. 0.0in. 0.0in. 0.0in. 0.0in. 0.0in. 0.0in. 0.6in. 4.6in.
Sources for climate statistics: Southeast Regional Climate Center (Raleigh - NC State University)

Cityscape

Downtown Raleigh panorama, from 1909
Downtown Raleigh panorama, from 1909

Raleigh is divided into six major geographic areas, each of which use a Raleigh address and a ZIP code that begins with the digits 276. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2716x420, 380 KB) Panorama photo of Raleigh, North Carolina, taken around 1909. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2716x420, 380 KB) Panorama photo of Raleigh, North Carolina, taken around 1909. ... Mr. ...

Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh.
Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh.

Old Raleigh ("Inside the Beltline") is home to historic neighborhoods and buildings such as the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel built in the early 20th century, the restored City Market, the Fayetteville Street downtown business district, as well as the North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State Capitol, Peace College, the Raleigh City Museum, Raleigh Convention Center, Shaw University, and Saint Augustine's College. The neighborhoods in Old Raleigh include Cameron Park, Boylan Heights[19], Country Club Hills, Five Points, Glenwood, Brooklyn, Hayes Barton, Moore Square, Mordecai, Belvidere Park, Woodcrest, and Oakwood. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2000 × 1500 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2000 × 1500 pixel, file size: 1. ... Fayetteville street is a street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Fayetteville street is a street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The North Carolina Museum of History is located acroos the street from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. ... // Exhibits North Carolina focused exhibits Exhibits include North Carolinas Natural Treasures, 2000 year old trees, oldest in the US east of the Rocky Mountains, Prehistoric North Carolina, which chronicles prehistoric life in the state and throughout the southeastern United States including a real Acrocanthosaurus skeleton in the Terror of... North Carolina State Capitol The North Carolina State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Peace College is a small womens liberal arts college located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The Raleigh City Museum is a local history museum associated with Raleigh, NC. The museum is located in the historic Briggs Hardware Building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh and has a number of exhibits and programs that are free to the public. ... Shaw University is a historically black college located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Recently it won a 5-year grant with University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to create a Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities for minorities, which adds to its research capacity. ... Saint Augustines College is a historically black college located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. The college was founded in 1867 in Raleigh, North Carolina by prominent Episcopal clergy for the education of freed slaves. ...



East Raleigh is situated roughly from Capital Boulevard near the I-440 beltline to New Hope Road. Most of East Raleigh's development is along primary corridors such as U.S. Route 1 (Capital Boulevard), New Bern Avenue, Poole Road, Buffaloe Road, and New Hope Road. Neighborhoods in East Raleigh include Brentwood, New Hope, and Wilder's Grove. The area is bordered to the east by the suburban town of Knightdale. Interstate 440 in North Carolina, also known as the Raleigh Beltline or Cliff Benson Beltline, is a 24-mile-(39-km)-long complete loop route circling central Raleigh. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Knightdale is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina. ...

Downtown Raleigh
Downtown Raleigh

West Raleigh lies along Hillsborough Street and Western Boulevard. The area is bordered to the west by suburban Cary. It is home to North Carolina State University, Meredith College, Pullen Park, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Cameron Village, Lake Johnson, the North Carolina Museum of Art and historic Saint Mary's School. Primary thoroughfares serving West Raleigh, in addition to Hillsborough Street, are Avent Ferry Road, Blue Ridge Road, and Western Boulevard. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Hillsborough St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Meredith College is a liberal arts womens college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Pullen Park is a scenic 72 acre park public park in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The North Carolina Museum of Art is an art museum that houses the art collections of North Carolina. ...


North Raleigh is an expansive, diverse, and fast-growing area of the city that is home to a large number of established neighborhoods along with many newly built subdivisions. The area generally falls North of the I-440 beltline. It is primarily suburban with numerous large shopping areas such as the recently renovated North Hills Mall, the large Crabtree Valley Mall and regional Triangle Town Center. Primary neighborhoods and subdivisions in North Raleigh include Bedford, Bent Tree, Brookhaven, Crossgate, Falls River, North Hills, North Ridge, Stonebridge, Stone Creek, Stonehenge, Wakefield, Windsor Forest, and Wood Valley. The area is served by numerous primary transportation corridors including Glenwood Avenue (U.S. Route 70), Wake Forest Road, Millbrook Road, Lynn Road, Six Forks Road, Spring Forest Road, Creedmoor Road, Leesville Road, and Strickland Road, as well as the Interstate-540 Northern Wake Expressway. Subdivision is the process of subdividing something, usually land, into smaller pieces. ... North Hills, formerly (and still unofficially) known as North Hills Mall or North Hills Mall & Plaza is a mixed use shopping area in Raleigh, North Carolina North Hills Mall originally opened in 1967, the first enclosed mall in Raleigh. ... Crabtree Valley Mall is a regional mall located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Triangle Town Center is a mall that opened in 2002 in North Raleigh, NC with 1. ...


South Raleigh is located along U.S. 401 South toward Fuquay-Varina and along US 70 into suburban Garner. This area is the least developed and least dense area of Raleigh (much of the area lies within the Swift Creek watershed district where development rules limit housing densities and construction), South Raleigh is home to the only remaining gristmill in Wake County, the historic Yates Mill. The area is bordered to the west by Cary, to the east by Garner, and to the southwest by Holly Springs. Neighborhoods in South Raleigh include Lake Wheeler, Swift Creek, Riverbrooke, and Enchanted Oaks. U.S. Highway 401 is a spur of U.S. Route 1. ... Fuquay-Varina (pronounced ) is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. ... U.S. Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... Garner is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. ... Gristmill with water wheel, Skyline Drive, VA, 1938 A gristmill is a building where grain is ground into flour. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Garner is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. ... Holly Springs is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. ...


Southeast Raleigh is bounded by downtown on the west, Garner on the southwest, and rural Wake County to the southeast. The area includes areas along Rock Quarry Road, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and New Bern Avenue. This area is very diverse, with new suburban developments to poor inner-city neighborhoods. Many of the older neighborhoods are historically black and date back to the end of the Civil War. Neighborhoods include Chavis Heights, Raleigh Country Club, Southgate, and Biltmore Hills. Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (also called Alltel Pavilion) is one of Raleigh's major outdoor concert venues and is located on Rock Quarry Road. Garner is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (formerly known as the Alltel Pavilion) is an outdoor amphitheatre just outside Raleigh, North Carolina that specializes in hosting large concerts. ...


Economy

Raleigh's industrial base includes electrical, medical, electronic and telecommunications equipment; clothing and apparel; food processing; paper products; and pharmaceuticals. Raleigh is part of North Carolina's Research Triangle, one of the country's largest research parks and a major center in the United States for high-tech and biotech research, as well as textile development.[20] The city is a major retail shipping point for eastern North Carolina and a wholesale distributing point for the grocery industry. High tech refers to technology that is at the cutting-edge—the most advanced technology currently available. ... Biotechnology is technology based on agriculture, food science, and medicine. ...


These companies are based in Raleigh or have significant facilities and operations in the city:

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Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1800 699
1900 13,643
1910 19,218
1920 24,418
1930 37,379
1940 46,879
1950 65,679
1960 93,931
1970 122,830
1980 150,255
1990 212,092
2000 276,093
2008 374,320

As of the 2000 United States census[1], there were 276,093 people and 61,371 families residing in Raleigh. The population density was 2,409.2 people per square mile (930.2/km²). There were 120,699 housing units at an average density of 1,053.2/sq mi (406.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.31% White, 27.80% African American, 0.36% Native American, 3.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.24% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.99% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 112,608 households in the city in 2000, of which 26.5% included children below the age of 18, 39.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% were classified as nonfamily. 33.1% of all households were individuals living alone, of which 6.2% were someone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size in Raleigh was 2.30 persons, and the average family size was 2.97 persons. A household refers to those who live in the same house, who may or may not make up a family. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...


Age-wise, Raleigh's population in 2000 was evenly distributed with 20.9% below the age of 18, 15.9% aged 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64. An estimated 8.3% persons were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females aged 18 or older, there were 96.6 males aged 18 or older.


The median household income in the city was $46,612, and the median family income was $60,003. Males had a median income of $39,248 versus $30,656 for females. The median per-capita income for the city was $25,113. An estimated 11.5% of the population and 7.1% of families were living below the poverty line in 2000. Out of the total population, 13.8% of those under the age of 18 and 9.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
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Education

Memorial Bell Tower at North Carolina State University
Estey Hall on the campus of Shaw University
Estey Hall on the campus of Shaw University
Talbert O. Shaw Living Learning Center at Shaw University

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Higher education

Public

North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Wake Technical Community College, a two-year accredited institution of higher education and technical training school, is located approximately five miles south of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina and county seat of Wake County. ...

Private

In addition, Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law has announced that it will move to move to downtown Raleigh from nearby Buies Creek by 2009.[21] Meredith College is a liberal arts womens college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Peace College is a small womens liberal arts college located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The School of Communication Arts (SCA) is a two-year vocational school located in north Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Shaw University is a historically black college located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Recently it won a 5-year grant with University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to create a Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities for minorities, which adds to its research capacity. ... For other schools/colleges of the same name, see St. ... ECPI College of Technology ECPI College of Technology is an on-campus (Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina) and online private college providing degree and diploma programs and graduate employment services. ... Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Washington, D. C., is a private, for-profit educational institution. ... Campbell University is a university in Buies Creek, North Carolina, US. Campbell is a coeducational, church-related (Baptist) university, and has an approximately equal number of male and female students. ... The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law is an American law school founded in 1976 and located in Buies Creek, North Carolina. ... Buies Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. ...


Primary and secondary education

Public schools

Public schools in Raleigh are operated by the Wake County Public School System. Observers have praised the Wake County Public School System for its innovative efforts to maintain a socially, economically and racial balanced system by using income as a prime factor in assigning students to schools.[22] The Wake County Public School System is a public school district located in Wake County, North Carolina. ...


Charter schools

The State of North Carolina provides for a legislated number of charter schools. These schools are administered independently of the Wake County Public School System. Raleigh is currently home to nine such charter schools: Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States that have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each schools...

  • Casa Esperanza Montessori School (K-6)
  • Hope Elementary School (K-5)
  • John H. Baker, Jr., High School (9-12)
  • Magellan Charter School (3-8)
  • PreEminent Charter School (K-8)
  • Quest Academy (K-8)
  • Raleigh Charter High School (9-12)
  • SPARC Academy (K-8)
  • Torchlight Academy (K-6)

John Haywood Baker, Jr. ... Raleigh Charter High School is a free, independent public school chartered by the North Carolina State Board of Education. ...

Private and parochial schools

  • Al Iman School
  • Bonner Academy
  • Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School
  • Friendship Christian School, Raleigh
  • Gethsemane Seventh-Day Adventist School
  • Montessori School of Raleigh
  • Neuse Baptist Christian School
  • North Raleigh Christian Academy
  • Our Lady of Lourdes School
  • Raleigh Christian Academy
  • Raleigh Latin High School
 

Cardinal Gibbons High School is a private Roman Catholic secondary school located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... St. ... Trinity Academy of Raleigh is a Classical Christian School located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...

Culture

Museums

The North Carolina Museum of Art is an art museum that houses the art collections of North Carolina. ... // Exhibits North Carolina focused exhibits Exhibits include North Carolinas Natural Treasures, 2000 year old trees, oldest in the US east of the Rocky Mountains, Prehistoric North Carolina, which chronicles prehistoric life in the state and throughout the southeastern United States including a real Acrocanthosaurus skeleton in the Terror of... The North Carolina Museum of History is located acroos the street from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. ... The Raleigh City Museum is a local history museum associated with Raleigh, NC. The museum is located in the historic Briggs Hardware Building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh and has a number of exhibits and programs that are free to the public. ...

Performing arts

The Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek hosts major international touring acts. The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts complex houses the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, the Fletcher Opera Theater, the Kennedy Theatre, and the Meymandi Concert Hall. During the North Carolina State Fair, Dorton Arena hosts headline acts. Theater performances are also offered at the Raleigh Little Theatre, Long View Center, Theatre in the Park, and Stewart Theater at North Carolina State University. The Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (formerly known as the Alltel Pavilion) is an outdoor amphitheatre just outside Raleigh, North Carolina that specializes in hosting large concerts. ... The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts is the main venue for the performing arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Dorton Arena is a 5,110-seat multi-purpose arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is a community theatre that produces 11 full productions annually and maintains a comprehensive youth and adult theatre education programs. ...


Raleigh is home to several professional arts organizations, including the North Carolina Symphony, the Opera Company of North Carolina, the North Carolina Theatre, Broadway Series South, and Carolina Ballet. The numerous local colleges and universities significantly add to the options available for viewing live performances. The North Carolina Symphony is a professional, full-time, state-wide orchestra based in Raleigh, North Carolina, employing sixty-eight full time musicians. ... Carolina Ballet is a classical/George Balanchine themed ballet company. ...


Visual arts

North Carolina Museum of Art, occupying a large suburban campus on Blue Ridge Road near the State Fairgrounds, houses one of the premier public art collections located between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. In addition to fine collections of American Art, European Art and ancient art, the museum recently has hosted major exhibitions featuring Auguste Rodin (in 2000) and Claude Monet (in 2006-07), each attracting more than 200,000 visitors. [23][24] Unlike most prominent public museums, the North Carolina Museum of Art acquired a large number of the works in its permanent collection through purchases with public funds. The museum's outdoor park is one of the largest such art parks in the country. The facility is currently undergoing a major expansion, which is scheduled for completion in 2008. The North Carolina Museum of Art is an art museum that houses the art collections of North Carolina. ... The Rocky Mountains, Landers Peak, 1863 by Albert Bierstadt, one of the Hudson River School painters Visual arts of the United States refers to the history of painting and visual art in the United States. ... Also see articles: History of painting, Western painting Clio, muse of heroic poetry and history, by Pierre Mignard, 17th century. ... Arts of the ancient world refers to the many types of art that were in the cultures of ancient societies, such as those of ancient China, India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome // The earliest figurine the Venus of Tan-Tan discovered to date originated somewhere between 500,000 and 300... Auguste Rodin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about Impressionist painter. ... The Esplanade Ernest-Cormier, a sculpture garden in Montreal, with Melvin Charneys work Colonnes allégoriques. ...


Sports

Professional

The RBC Center in Raleigh
The RBC Center in Raleigh

The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes franchise moved to Raleigh in 1997 from Hartford, Connecticut (where it was known as the Hartford Whalers), though the team's first two seasons were played in the nearby city of Greensboro, North Carolina, while its home arena, Raleigh's RBC Center was constructed. The Carolina Railhawks of the United Soccer Leagues also play in neighboring Cary. Image File history File links RBC_Center. ... Image File history File links RBC_Center. ... The RBC Center (originally the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Hartford redirects here. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... The RBC Center (originally the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Carolina RailHawks Football Club is a professional soccer team located in Cary, North Carolina set to play in the USL First Division in the 2007 season. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division (often referred to as simply, USL-1) is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ...


The Hurricanes are the only major league (NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB) professional sports team in North Carolina to have won a championship, winning the Stanley Cup in 2006, over the Edmonton Oilers. Prior to the arrival of the Carolina Hurricanes, several other professional sports leagues had failed franchises in Raleigh including the Arena Football League, the World League of American Football, the United States Basketball League with the Raleigh Cougars, and the Women's United Soccer Association (in nearby Cary). The Carolina Courage women's soccer team also won a professional championship, the Founders Cup in 2002. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... NBA redirects here. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The World League of American Football (WLAF) was founded in 1990 with support from the NFL to play semi-professional American Football in North America, Europe and later maybe Asia. ... The United States Basketball League OTCBB: USBL is a professional mens spring basketball league. ... The Raleigh Cougars were a USBL team from 1997-1999. ... The Womens United Soccer Association (WUSA) was the worlds first womens soccer league in which all the players were paid professionals. ... The Carolina Courage were a professional soccer team that played in the Womens United Soccer Association. ...


The Research Triangle region has hosted the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Nationwide Tour Rex Hospital Open since 1994, with the current location of play at Raleigh's Wakefield Plantation. PGA means one of the following things: Professional Golfers Association Producers Guild of America Peoples Global Action Pin grid array, a type of packaging for integrated circuits Plastic grid array Professional Graphics Adapter, a video interface card for CAD applications An abbreviation for a type of prostaglandin (with PGB, PGC... // Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour... The Rex Hospital Open is a regular golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Amateur

The North Carolina Tigers, an Australian Rules football club in the United States Australian Football League (USAFL) and competing in the Eastern Australian Football League (EAFL), are based in Raleigh. The United States Australian Football League (also known informally as the USAFL or US Footy) is an Australian rules football league that was conceived in 1996 and organized in 1997. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... The United States Australian Football League (also known informally as the USAFL or US Footy) is an Australian rules football league that was conceived in 1996 and organized in 1997. ... The Eastern Australian Football League is an Australian rules football competition in the Eastern United States of America and a division of the United States Australian Football League. ...


Raleigh is also home to the Carolina Rollergirls, an all-women flat-track roller derby team that is a competing member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The Carolina Rollergirls compete at the North Carolina State Fairground's Dorton Arena. WFTDA Logo Founded in April 2004 as the United Leagues Coalition (ULC) and renamed in early 2006, the Womens Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is an association of womens flat track roller derby leagues in the United States. ... Dorton Arena is a 5,110-seat multi-purpose arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


Leisure

The Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of leisure opportunities at more than 150 sites throughout the city: 8,100 acres (33 km²) of park land, 54 miles (87 km) of greenway, 22 staffed community centers, a BMX championship-caliber race track, 112 tennis courts among 25 locations, 5 public lakes, and 8 public swimming facilities. The term greenway was coined by taking the green from green belt and adding it to the way from parkway. ... Community centres are public locations where members of a community may gather for group activities, social support, public information, and other purposes. ... A BMX race. ...


The J. C. Raulston Arboretum, a part of North Carolina State University, houses an impressive year-round botanical collection and is open free to the public. JC Raulston Arboretum is an 8 acre (32,000 m²) arboretum and botanical garden operated by North Carolina State University, and located at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ...


Transportation

Air

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, located northwest of downtown Raleigh via Interstate-40 between Raleigh and Durham, serves the city and the greater Research Triangle metropolitan region. It is a focus city for American Airlines and a hub for American Eagle Airlines. The airport offers service to more than 45 domestic and international destinations and serves approximately 10 million passengers a year.[25] The airport is currently tripling the size of Terminal C and is expected to be completed by 2010. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU, FAA LID: RDU) is located nine miles (14. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... American Eagle Airlines is a regional airline based in Fort Worth, Texas[1]. It is a airline partner of American Airlines[2] (both wholly owned by the AMR Corporation holding company), operating over 1,800 flights a day, serving 159 cities across the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean[3...


Designated routes and highways

  • Interstate Highways:
    • I-40
    • I-440 Beltline, makes a loop around the central part of the city. Officially, the southernmost section of the Beltline, upon which Interstate 40 travels, doesn't carry the Interstate 440 designation, though many road signs haven't been updated to reflect the truncation. Visitors and even some long-time residents are sometimes confused by the terms "Inner Beltline," "Outer Beltline," and "Outer Loop." The Inner Beltline and Outer Beltline both refer to I-440, with "inner" describing the route's clockwise lanes of travel and "outer" referring to its counter-clockwise travel lanes. (Inner/Outer labeling). Cardinal directions are posted on the route along with the Inner/Outer designations; however the cardinal directions will change as you drive along the curvature of the circular route. ("Outer Loop" refers to the I-540 arc that traverses North Raleigh to the north of the I-440 Beltline.)
    • I-540, also known as the Northern Wake Expressway, sometimes referred to as the "Outer Loop"
  • United States Highways:
    • U.S. Route 1, known north of downtown Raleigh as Capital Boulevard
    • U.S. Route 64, business route known in East Raleigh as New Bern Avenue, bypass (freeway) route known as the Knightdale Bypass
    • U.S. Route 70, known in North Raleigh and north of downtown Raleigh as Glenwood Avenue, and south of downtown Raleigh as South Saunders Street
    • U.S. Route 264, cosigned with U.S. Route 64 through East Raleigh
    • U.S. Route 401, portions also known in Raleigh as Capital Boulevard and Louisburg Road
  • North Carolina Highways:

Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 440 in North Carolina, also known as the Raleigh Beltline or Cliff Benson Beltline, is a 24-mile-(39-km)-long complete loop route circling central Raleigh. ... On beltways in right-side driving nations, traffic travels in a clockwise direction in the inner lane (blue) and counterclockwise in the outer lane (red). ... Interstate 540 (abbreviated I-540) is the designation for the completed part of the perimeter loop of Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Current U.S. Highway shield Current U.S. Highway shield in California The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... U.S. Highway 64 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,326 miles (3,743 km) from eastern North Carolina to just southwest of the Four Corners in northeast Arizona. ... The Knightdale Bypass is a nickname for the six-lane freeway in Wake County, North Carolina that was finished in July of 2005. ... U.S. Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... U.S. Highway 264 is a spur of U.S. Highway 64. ... U.S. Highway 401 is a spur of U.S. Route 1. ... The North Carolina Highway System is comprised of a vast network of Interstate highways, U.S. routes, and state routes. ... NC 54 is a North Carolina state highway and a semi-urban traffic artery connecting Raleigh to its western suburbs, and extending outward to Burlington. ... Hillsborough St. ... Interstate 440 in North Carolina, also known as the Raleigh Beltline or Cliff Benson Beltline, is a 24-mile-(39-km)-long complete loop route circling central Raleigh. ... NC 50 is a major cross-state route in North Carolina that runs from near the Virginia border to the Atlantic Ocean. ... NC 98 is a 45-mile (72 km) North Carolina state highway and a semi-urban traffic artery connecting Durham to Wake Forest as well as many small-to-medium sized towns in the north portion of The Triangle region. ...

Intercity rail

Amtrak's Carolinian, pulling into Raleigh's downtown train station
Amtrak's Carolinian, pulling into Raleigh's downtown train station

Amtrak's Carolinian, Piedmont and Silver Star offer daily service between Raleigh and: The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ...

See NCDOT ByTrain for more information. Charlotte redirects here. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Miami redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Savannah redirects here. ... Jacksonville redirects here. ... Orlando redirects here. ... Tampa redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Public transit

Public transportation in and around Raleigh is provided by the CAT, Capital Area Transit (CAT), which operates 37 bus fixed routes and an historic trolley line within the city, and the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA), which offers scheduled, fixed-route regional and commuter bus service between Raleigh and the metropolitan area's other principal cities of Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill (where TTA connects with the respective local urban transit systems), as well as to and from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Research Triangle Park and several of the region's larger suburban communities. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Triangle Transit Authority bus. ... Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU, FAA LID: RDU) is located nine miles (14. ... Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the world. ...


Raleigh city planners, in conjunction with other government agencies throughout the metropolitan area, currently are conducting a feasibility study on whether or not to construct a light rail and/or commuter rail system for the Research Triangle region.[26] An attempt was made to gain support for such a proposal earlier in the decade, however in 2006 the TTA announced those plans had been placed on indefinite hold due to a lack of local funds and a recommended denial by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to Congress for matching federal funding.[27][28] The Special Transit Advisory Commission (STAC) has proposed raising the local sales tax by a half cent to fund the project.[29][30] The STAC estimates the population of the Triangle region will double in size over the next 20 to 25 years and that rail transit is one of the solutions to the inevitable continued increase in traffic volumes and congestion due to the region's burgeoning growth.[31] A feasibility study is a preliminary study undertaken to determine and document a projects viability. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation provides financial and technical assistance to the local transit systems. ...


Bicycle

The mountains-to-the-sea North Carolina Bicycle Route 2 travels through the city of Raleigh, as does the Maine-to-Florida U.S. Bicycle Route 1. North Carolina Bicycle Route 5, the Cape Fear run, connects nearby suburban Apex to the coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina, and closely parallels the route of the Randonneurs USA (RUSA) 600km brevet route. [32]. North Carolina Bicycle Route 2 - The Mountains to the Sea. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... U.S. Bicycle Route 1 (often called U.S. Bike Route 1) is a cross-country bicycle trail that runs the length of the United States eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine. ... North Carolina Bicycle Route 5, the Cape Fear Run, travels 160 miles along the Cape Fear River from Apex through the southeast coastal plain to Wilmington at the sea. ... Apex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Randonneurs USA or RUSA is the Audax Club Parisien sanctioned brevet coordinating organization for the United States. ... In the US military, brevet referred to a warrant authorizing a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but usually without receiving the pay of that higher rank. ...


Most public buses are equipped with bicycle racks, and some roads have dedicated bicycle-only lanes. Bicyclists also may use Raleigh's extensive greenway system, with trails throughout the city. The word greenway can refer to a fictional road in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth - see Greenway (Middle-earth) the former home of author Agatha Christie in Devon, England, now known for its exotic gardens - see Greenway Estate a green corridor of undeveloped land running through an urban...


Media

Print media

There are several newspapers and periodicals that serve the Raleigh market:

  • The News & Observer, a large daily newspaper owned by the McClatchy Company.
  • The Raleigh Chronicle, a free locally owned online daily newspaper
  • Independent Weekly, a free weekly newspaper (published in nearby Durham)
  • Carolina Journal, a free monthly newspaper
  • Raleigh Downtowner, a free monthly magazine
  • The Blotter, a free monthly literary journal

The News & Observer logo The front page of The News & Observer from January 26, 2005 The News & Observer is the regional daily newspaper of the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, USA. It is based in Raleigh and also covers Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill. ... The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) is an American publishing company based in Sacramento, California that operates a number of newspapers and websites. ... Independent Weekly is a tabloid-format alternative weekly published in Durham, North Carolina and is distributed throughout the Raleigh-Durham area. ...

Television

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Broadcast

Raleigh is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville Designated Market Area, the 28th largest broadcast television market in the United States. The following stations are licensed to Raleigh and/or have significant operations in the city: Nickname: Location of Fayetteville, North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1762 Government  - Mayor Anthony G. Chavonne  - City Manager Dale E. Iman Area  - Total 60. ... A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ...

  • WUNC-TV (4, PBS) licensed to Chapel Hill, owned by the University Of North Carolina
  • WRAL-TV (5, CBS): licensed to the city of Raleigh, owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company
  • WLFL-TV (22, CW): licensed to the city of Raleigh, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • WRAZ-TV (50, Fox): licensed to the city of Raleigh, owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company
  • WNCN-TV (17, NBC): studios located in Raleigh, licensed to the town of Goldsboro southeast of Raleigh; owned by Media General
  • WTVD-TV (11, ABC): primary news bureau located located in Raleigh, licensed to the neighboring city of Durham; owned by ABC (Walt Disney Company)
  • WRDC-TV (28, My Network TV) licensed to Durham, owned by Sinclair Broadcasting
  • WRAY-TV (30, Independent/Jewelry TV) licensed to Wilson, owned by Multicultural

Broadcasting UNC-TV is the PBS affiliate network in North Carolina, with headquarters in Research Triangle Park. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... WRAL-TV is a broadcast television station based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Capitol Broadcasting Company is a TV and radio broadcast company based in Raleigh, NC. // Broadcast Stations Capitol Broadcasting Company owns and operatets the following stations: TV WRAL-TV WRAZ-TV/FOX 50 WJZY-TV WWWB-TV WILM-LPTV Radio WRAL-FM 101. ... WLFL-TV, channel 22, is the WB Television Network affiliate for the Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, North Carolina television market. ... The CW Television Network, normally abbreviated to The CW, also known as The New CW in its first season of the network, is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States, with a total of 62 stations across the country in 39 small and medium markets. ... WRAZ-TV, FOX50, is a broadcast television station based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... FOX redirects here. ... WNCN-TV, NBC17, is the NBC owned-and-operated (O&O) station in the Triangle region of North Carolina, broadcasting on channel 17 and digital 55. ... This article is about the television network. ... Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Founded / Incorporated 1787 / 1847 Government  - Mayor Alfonzo Al King Area  - City 64. ... Media General, Inc. ... WTVD-TV (ABC11) is a broadcast television station based in Durham, North Carolina. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... WRDC-TV, channel 28, is currently the UPN affiliate in the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, North Carolina (commonly known as The Triangle) television market. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States, with a total of 62 stations across the country in 39 small and medium markets. ... WRAY-TV is a full-power television station licensed to Wilson, North Carolina and serves the entire Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, North Carolina metropolitan area. ...

  • WUVC-TV (40, Univision) licensed to Fayetteville, owned by Univision.

WUVC-TV is a broadcast television station based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States and Puerto Rico. ...

Cable

Raleigh is home to the Research Triangle Region bureau of the regional cable news channel News 14 Carolina. News 14 Carolina is a 24-hour news service offered in North Carolina, USA, by Time Warner Cable. ...


Online

The Raleigh region hosted North Carolina's first online television station, RTP-TV (Research Triangle Park Television), which broadcasted news and programs of regional interest over the Internet until ceasing operations in 2006.[citation needed]


Broadcast radio

Public and listener-supported

WKNC, North Carolina State Universitys student-run radio station, is one of the top-rated college radio stations in the United States. ... College rock was a term used in the USA to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term alternative came into common usage. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... WSHA is a public FM station in Raleigh, North Carolina broadcasting on frequency 88. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Shaw University is a historically black college located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Recently it won a 5-year grant with University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to create a Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities for minorities, which adds to its research capacity. ... WCPE-FM is a classical music radio station broadcasting out of studios near Wake Forest, North Carolina. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ... WUNC-FM (restyled in 2005 as North Carolina Public Radio) is a public radio station based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, broadcasting NPR, American Public Media, and BBC programming in an all-news and information format with locally-produced folk music programming on the weekends. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... North Carolina Public Radio is a public radio network based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the eleventh-oldest institution of higher education and the oldest public university in the United States. ...

Commercial

WDCG-FM, or G105 on 105. ... WQDR-FM is a country music station located at 94. ... WBBB-FM, better known as 96rock, is a radio station out of Raleigh, North Carolina that features Everything That Rocks. The station sign on in February of 98; playing everything from Chumbawaba to Hendrix. ... WRAL-FM Mix 101. ... WWMY-FM is an radio station located in Raleigh, North Carolina that plays hit music from the 1960s and 1970s as Y102. ... WPTF, News-Talk 680, is a general talk radio station serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... WRBZ, 850AM, is a sports radio station serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... WQOK is a Mainstream Urban formatted station broadcasting in Raleigh/Durham and is licensed to Carrboro, North Carolina. ...

Sister cities

Raleigh is twinned with several cities: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Notable Raleighites

Commonly confused with Bryan Adams David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is a prolific American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... Alesana (pronounced ) is an American post-hardcore band from Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Post-hardcore; this specific genre was created by others as a sourse to relaese the emotion that builds inside, making the music intimate and touching to listeners. ... Loy Allen Jr. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... was an American football player in the late 1950s and 1960s. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Between the Buried and Me is a progressive metal quintet from Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... Jason Michael Carroll (born June 13, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is an American country music singer. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Connells are an American band, from Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Corrosion of Conformity is an American heavy metal band. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... William Laird Cowher (born May 8, 1957) is a former American football coach and player. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Josephus Daniels Josephus Daniels (18 May 1862–15 January 1948) was an American politician and newspaper publisher from North Carolina, who served as Secretary of the Navy during World War I. A native of Washington, North Carolina, Daniels owned and managed several newspapers before purchasing the Raleigh News and Observer... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... This article is about the American attorney and politician. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Vice President of the United States[1] (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[2] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Ronald Ron Francis (born March 1, 1963 in Sault Ste. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Charles Frazier, American novelist, was born in 1950 in Asheville, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1973, and received his Ph. ... Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Kaye Gibbons (born May 5, 1960) is an American novelist. ... Michael C. Hall (born February 1, 1971) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, best known for his role of David Fisher in the HBO series Six Feet Under and as the title character of the Showtime series Dexter. ... Josh Hamilton is an actor based in New York who has appeared in Broadway and off Broadway productions. ... This article is about the sport. ... Matthew Moore Matt Hardy (born September 23, 1974)[2] is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on their SmackDown![1] brand, where he is one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions along with his onscreen rival, Montel Vontavious Porter. ... ... Rufus Harley (born May 20, 1936 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a U.S. jazz musician of mixed Cherokee and African ancestry. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Melvin Antwan Harris (born May 29, 1977 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a former professional American football player who played defensive back for six seasons for the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Gregory Shane Helms (July 12, 1974) is an American professional wrestler from Smithfield, North Carolina, who is currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... ... Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... For other persons of the same name, see Andrew Johnson (disambiguation). ... 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RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American basketball player known for his dazzling ballhandling, incredible shooting abilities, and creative passing. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Armistead Jones Maupin Jr. ... Daniel L. McFadden (born July 29, 1937) is an econometrician who won (jointly with James Heckman) the 2000 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his development of theory and methods for analyzing discrete choice. He is currently the E. Morris Cox Professor of... Nathaniel Nate McMillan (born August 3, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... Tift Merritt (born January 8,1975) is an American singer/songwriter/guitar player whose unique style could be described as part alt-country and part blue-eyed soul. ... Chuck Nevitt (born June 13, 1959 in Cortez, Colorado) is an American former professional basketball player, known primarily for his great height. ... Martha Nichols (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Brandon Emil Phillips (born June 28, 1981, in Raleigh, North Carolina), commonly nicknamed BP, is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American actress best known for her Leading female role as Calleigh Duquesne in CSI: Miami and her recurring role as Ainsley Hayes in The West Wing. ... Ronald Shavlik Randolph (born November 24, 1983 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American National Basketball Association player. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Tom Regan (born November 28, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American philosopher and animal-rights activist. ... A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ... A man holds a monkey with a limb missing by a rope around her neck, a scene epitomizing the idea of animal ownership. ... Vermont Connecticut Royster (April 30, 1914 - July 22, 1996) was the editor of the Wall Street Journal from 1958 to 1971. ... Amy Sedaris (born March 29, 1961, in Endicott, New York) is an American actress, author, and comedian. ... List of satirists below - writers, cartoonists and others known for their involvement in satire - humourous social criticism. ... David Sedaris (born December 26, 1957) is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor. ... A humorist is an author who specializes in short, humorous articles or essays. ... Paul Shuey (born September 16, 1970 in Lima, Ohio), is a baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball. ... Lee Smith (born on November 1, 1944) is an American fiction author who typically incorporates much of her home roots in the Southeastern United States in her works of literature. ... James Thomas Anthony Valvano (March 10, 1946–April 28, 1993), nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball coach. ... North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... The 10th Anniversary ESPY Award. ... Reginald VelJohnson (born Reginald Vel Johnson August 16, 1952) is an American film, stage and television actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as Carl Winslow on the sitcom Family Matters and as LAPD Sgt. ... Whiskeytown was an alternative country band formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1994. ... Alternative country can refer to several ideas. ... Chris Ray Wilcox (born September 3, 1982 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an NBA player with the Seattle SuperSonics. ... Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987[1]) is an American film, television and theater actress, and singer. ... Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi (born July 12, 1971) is an American figure skater. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...

See also

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Raleigh (rälē or RAW-lee (natives), rôlē (non-natives)) is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America.
Raleigh was established in 1792 as both the new county seat and the new state capital.
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Raleigh is home to The Embers, a well-known beach band, and the shag is nearly second nature to locals who grew up there in the Sixties and Seventies.
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