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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.

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Clayton man charged with statutory rape of 14-year-old

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:05:57 -0400

Phillip Scott MorrisA 41-year-old Clayton man has been charged by Raleigh police with the statutory rape of a child under 15 years old.

Police: NY baby sitter drove intoxicated with 4 kids in car

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:03:56 -0400

Baby Sitter ChargedA 19-year-old Long Island baby sitter is facing charges after police say she was intoxicated while driving with four children in her car.

Police identify 50-year-old Durham man found dead in parking lot

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:23:50 -0400

Shooting Night Authorities began a homicide investigation Thursday night after a man was found shot to death in Durham.

AP Source: Hornets agree to terms with Batum on $120M deal

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:58:30 -0400

Charlotte Hornets LogoThe Charlotte Hornets lived up to their word when they said re-signing Nicolas Batum was their top priority in free agency.

Inverted Triangle Podcast: Getting friendly with Fondy

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:23:06 -0400

Inverted Triangle Podcast: Getting friendly with FondyMatt Fondy, the newest Carolina RailHawk, drops by the Inverted Triangle. Fondy was the 2015 USL MVP and spent the NASL spring season with the Jacksonville Armada.

Phelps vs Lochte: Another showdown for swimming greats

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:06:58 -0400

APTOPIX US Swim Trials SwimmingThe rivalry between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte goes back more than a decade.

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