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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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Reward offered in Benson missing person case

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:48:37 -0500

Christopher Cole ThomasInvestigators with the State Bureau of Investigations and the Benson Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating 22-year-old Christopher Cole Thomas, who was reported missing Friday, Nov. 25.

20-year-old man killed in 2006

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:45:34 -0500

20-year-old man killed in 2006Sharrod McNair was shot to death on on New Year's Eve, 2006.

Incarcerated fathers spend time with children for holidays

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:35:11 -0500

Incarcerated fathers spend time with children for holidays At Central Prison in Raleigh, incarcerated fathers spent time with their children on Saturday through Proverbs 22:6, an organization that promotes healthy relationship for children of inmates.

Couture, Labanc help lead Sharks past Hurricanes 4-3

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 06:08:19 -0500

Hurricanes Sharks HockeySan Jose's worst played game of the week delivered the best result for the Sharks.

By the numbers: Panthers vs. Chargers

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0500

Panthers Seahawks FootballCarolina will host a home game for the first time in nearly a month Sunday afternoon as the Panthers welcome the San Diego Chargers to Bank of America Stadium at 1 p.m.

Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:32:37 -0500

APTOPIX Army Navy FootballThe Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.

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