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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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Johnson, Maye lead No. 8 UNC past No. 16 FSU, 77-59

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 22:54:16 -0500

Florida_St_North_Carolina_Basketball_32040No. 8 North Carolina convincingly beat both of the Atlantic Coast Conference's hottest teams over a four-day span.

Kyron Hinton, man who was beaten by officers last year, dies of apparent drug overdose

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 22:29:13 -0500

Kyron Dwain HintonKyron Hinton, who was beaten by law enforcement officers during an April confrontation, died Saturday, according to Raleigh police..

Rain to blame for retaining wall collapse at Holly Springs Target; wet weather to move out Sunday

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 22:29:09 -0500

Mid-Atlantic RadarThe rainfall that started Friday will linger into Saturday and the first part of Sunday but a strong cold front will turn off the tap of moisture into central North Carolina.

Greenfield edges Northwood Temple in state championship thriller, 68-67

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 23:17:29 -0500

Basketball: Northwood Temple Academy Eagles and Greenfield SchooGreenfield School took down Northwood Temple in a hotly contested 1A NCISAA boys state championship game, 68-67.

Johnson, Maye lead No. 8 UNC past No. 16 FSU, 77-59

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 22:54:16 -0500

Florida_St_North_Carolina_Basketball_32040No. 8 North Carolina convincingly beat both of the Atlantic Coast Conference's hottest teams over a four-day span.

Holliday: Heels shackle Seminoles, end FSU's ACC win streak

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 22:52:43 -0500

UNC 77, FSU 59It was the play of freshman Nassir Little that probably made the biggest difference in the game as UNC improved to 12-2 in the ACC, aligned with Duke and Virginia in a three-way race for the regular-season conference championship.

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