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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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Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:01:26 -0400

Campaign 2016 TrumpA defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.

Wake early voting numbers up despite fewer polling places

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:22:39 -0400

Early voting lines wrap around Wake County Board of ElectionsMore people voted during the first four days of early voting in Wake County than during the same period four years ago, despite fewer early voting locations being available this year.

Some NC schools could get calendar relief in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:22:39 -0400

Flodwaters make their way into PrincevilleTop House lawmakers said Monday they want to give school districts in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew flexibility in the wake of disruptions from flooding.

Canes, PNC Arena, Uber launch partnership

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:14:47 -0400

Hurricanes fall to Montreal in home finaleThe Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena have partnered with Uber, making the ride-sharing app the official preferred service of that type for the team and venue.

Tudor: Fedora and Doeren on opposite ends of weekend grades

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:25:48 -0400

North Carolina Virginia FootballIf football is like a box of chocolates - a fictional Alabama kick returner might have said something along those lines - a couple of area college coaches plucked some real duds Saturday.

Plenty left for Pack to play for against Eagles

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:24:54 -0400

NC State Clemson FootballNC State didn't recover from its overtime loss to No. 3 Clemson like it needed to before heading to No. 7 Louisville seven days later. The Wolfpack believes the two L's to Top 10, Heisman-candidate-led teams are very different though. Now, the Wolfpack hosts Boston College and hopes it can respond better to a very different 53-14 loss to the Cards than it did to being edged out of an upset of the Tigers.

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