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Raleigh is the capital and the second largest city in the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2011 estimated population was 416,468, over an area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2), making Raleigh currently the 42nd most populous city in the United States. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in present-day Dare County, North Carolina.

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional nickname of "The Triangle" originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, primarily located in Durham County, roughly midway between the cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and three major research universities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina. As of 2012 Census Estimate the population of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill CSA was 1,998,808. The Raleigh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as of 2012 Census Estimate was 1,188,564.

Happening Now

Intense heat again today, this time with a chance for severe storms

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:49:50 -0400

Current Temperatures, DMAWith heat indexes nearing 110 degrees, Tuesday was the hottest day of the year so far, and Wednesday won't be much different.

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:45:24 -0400

Immigration_Separating_Families_35780Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.

Woman, dog safe after Durham house fire

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:26:38 -0400

Woman, dog safe after Durham house fireA woman and her dog got out of a house safely when it caught fire early Wednesday.

Former NC State star Palmeiro embracing position change, Carolina League All-Star appearance

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:53:42 -0400

Former NC State star Palmeiro embracing position change, Carolina League All-Star appearanceFormer NC State baseball star Preston Paulmeiro plays in All-Star Classic.

Five-run eighth lifts Durham past Louisville, 8-4

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:07:09 -0400

Five-run Eighth Lifts Durham Past Louisville, 8-4The Durham Bulls struck for five runs on four doubles in the eighth inning to open up an 8-2 lead over the Louisville Bats, eventually settling with an 8-4 road trip-opening victory at Slugger Field on Tuesday night.

Cedar Ridge won't field varsity football team this fall

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:03:11 -0400

Football: Cedar Ridge vs Hillside (Nov. 3, 2017)Cedar Ridge High School will not field a varsity football team during the 2018 season due to low participation numbers, according to Bob Hill, the district's athletic director.

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