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Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina
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Nickname(s): City of Oaks

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Coordinates: 35°49′8″N 78°38′41″W / 35.81889°N 78.64472°W / 35.81889; -78.64472 Country State Counties Founded Government - Mayor Area - City - Land - Water Elevation Population (2008) - City - Density - Urban - Metro Time zone - Summer (DST) FIPS code GNIS feature ID Website United States North Carolina Wake, Durham 1792 Charles Meeker (D) 115.6 sq mi (299.3 km2) 114.6 sq mi (296.8 km2) 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2) 315 ft (96 m) 380,753 3,288.4/sq mi (930.2/km2) 749,427 1,635,974 Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) EDT (UTC-4) 37-55000[1] 1024242[2] City of Raleigh

Raleigh (pronounced /ˈrɔːliː/ RAH-lee) is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees, and the symbol for the city is the acorn. It is the second most populous city in North Carolina after Charlotte.[3] The estimated population on January 1, 2009 was 385,507.[3] [4] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation. [5] Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three historically primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional nickname of "The Triangle" originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located between the cities of Raleigh and Durham. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau’s Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Raleigh-Durham-Cary in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina. The estimated population of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA was 1,635,974 as of July 1, 2007, with the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) portion estimated at 1,047,629 residents.[6] Most of Raleigh is located within Wake County, with a very small portion extending into Durham County[7]. The towns of Cary, Garner, Wake Forest, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell, and Rolesville are some of Raleigh’s primary nearby suburbs and satellite towns.

History
18th century
In December 1770, Joel Lane successfully petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly to create a new county, resulting in the formation of Wake County. The county was formed from portions of Cumberland, Orange and Johnston counties. the county gets its name from Margaret Wake Tryon, the wife of Governor William Tryon. The first county seat was Bloomsbury. Raleigh was chosen as the site of a new state capital in 1788. It was officially established in 1792 as both the new county seat and the new state capital. The city was named in 1792 for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of the Colony of Roanoke. The "Lost Colony" is commemorated at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The city’s location was chosen, in part, for being within 10 miles (16 km) of Isaac Hunter’s Tavern, a popular tavern frequented by the state legislators. No known city or town existed previously on the chosen city site. Raleigh is one of the few cities in the United States that

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was planned and built specifically to serve as a state capital. Its original boundaries were formed by the downtown streets of North, East, West and South streets. It was planned to be laid out in an axial fashion, with four public squares and one central square.[8] The North Carolina General Assembly first met in Raleigh in December 1794, and quickly granted the city a charter, with a board of seven appointed commissioners (elected by the city after 1803) and an "Intendant of Police" (which would eventually become the office of Mayor) to govern it. In 1799, the N.C. Minerva and Raleigh Advertiser became the first newspaper published in Raleigh. [9] John Haywood was the first Intendant of Police.[10] Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood contains many houses from the 1800s that are still in good condition.

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spared significant destruction during the War, but due to the economic problems of the post-war period and Reconstruction, it grew little over the next several decades.

19th century

North Carolina State Capitol, c 1861. Governor David S. Reid is in the foreground

Raleigh, North Carolina in 1872 In 1808 Andrew Johnson, the nation’s seventeenth President, was born at Casso’s Inn in Raleigh. The city’s first water supply network was completed in 1818, although due to system failures the project was abandoned. 1819 saw the arrival of Raleigh’s first volunteer fire company, followed in 1821 by a full-time fire company. In 1831, a fire destroyed the State Capitol. Reconstruction began two years later with quarried granite being delivered by the first railroad in the state. Raleigh celebrated the completions of the new Capitol and new Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company in 1840. In 1853, the first State Fair was held near Raleigh. The first institution of higher learning in Raleigh, Peace College, was established in 1857. After the War began, Governor Zebulon Baird Vance ordered the construction of breastworks around the city as protection from Union troops. During General Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign, Raleigh was captured by Union cavalry under the command of General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick on April 13, 1865. After the Confederate cavalry retreated west , the Union soldiers followed, leading to the nearby Battle of Morrisville.[11] The city was

North Carolina State Treasurers Office in State Capitol, c 1890s After the Civil War ended in 1865, African Americans were able to be educated and men could become involved in politics. With the help of the Freedmen’s Bureau, many freedmen migrated from rural areas to Raleigh. Shaw University, the South’s first African-American college, began classes in 1865 and was chartered in 1875. Shaw’s Estey Hall was the first building constructed for the higher education of black women, and Leonard Medical Center was the first four-year medical school in the country for African Americans. In 1867, Episcopal clergy founded St. Augustine’s College for the education of freedmen. In 1869, the state legislature approved the nation’s first school for blind and deaf African Americans to be located in Raleigh. And in 1874, the city’s Federal Building was constructed in

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Raleigh, the first Federal Government project in the South following the Civil War. In 1880, the newspapers News and Observer combined to form The News & Observer. It remains Raleigh’s primary daily newspaper. The North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now known as North Carolina State University, was founded as a land-grant college in 1887. The city’s Rex Hospital opened in 1889 and housed the state’s first nursing school. The Baptist Women’s College, now known as Meredith College, opened in 1891. In 1900, the state legislature passed a new constitution, with voter registration rules that disenfranchised most blacks and many poor whites. Added to earlier statutory restrictions, the state succeeded in reducing black voting to zero by 1908. It was not until 1965 that the majority of blacks in North Carolina would again be able to vote, sit on juries and serve in local offices.

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Construction of the Commercial National Bank building, c 1912

20th century

Martin Street business district, c 1915 Intersection of Fayetteville and Martin Streets, c 1908 In 1912, Bloomsbury Park opened, featuring a popular carousel ride. Relocated to Pullen Park, the carousel is still operating. From 1914-1917, an influenza epidemic killed 288 Raleigh citizens. The state of North Carolina lost a total of 5,799 men in the World War I. In 1922, WLAC signed on as the city’s first radio station, but lasted only two years. WFBQ signed on in 1924 and became WPTF in 1927. It is now Raleigh’s oldest continuous radio broadcaster. The city’s first airport, Curtiss-Wright Flying Field opened in 1929. That same year, the stock market crash resulted in six Raleigh banks closing.[9] During the difficult 1930s of the Great Depression, government at all levels was integral to creating jobs. The city provided recreational and educational programs, and hired people for public works projects. In 1932, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium was dedicated. The North Carolina Symphony, founded the same year, performed in its new home. From 1934-1937, the federal Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the area now know as William B.

Fayetteville Street during the 1910s. The North Carolina State Capitol can be seen in the background

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Umstead State Park. In 1939, the State General Assembly chartered the Raleigh-Durham Aeronautical Authority to build a larger airport between Raleigh and Durham, with the first flight occurring in 1943. In 1947, Raleigh citizens adopted a council-manager form of government, the current form. Raleigh experienced significant damage from Hurricane Hazel in 1954. In 1956, WRAL-TV became the first local television station. With the opening of the Research Triangle Park in 1957, Raleigh began to experience a population increase, resulting in a total city population of 100,000 by 1960. [9] Following passage of the federal Voting Rights Act, one of the main achievements of the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) and the Lyndon B. Johnson presidency, political participation and voting by African Americans in Raleigh increased rapidly. In 1967, Clarence E. Lightner was elected to the City Council, and in 1973 became Raleigh’s first African-American mayor. In 1976, the Raleigh City and Wake County schools merged to become the Wake County Public School System, now the largest school system in the state and 19th largest in the country. During the 1970s and 1980s, the I-440 beltline was constructed, easing traffic congestion and providing access to most major city roads. The first Raleigh Convention Center (replaced in 2008) and Fayetteville Street Mall were both opened in 1977. Fayetteville Street was turned into a pedestrianonly street in an effort to help the then-ailing downtown area, but the plan was flawed and business declined for years to come. Fayetteville Street was reopened in 2007 as the main thoroughfare of Raleigh’s downtown.[9] The 1988 Raleigh tornado outbreak of November 28, 1988 was the most destructive of the seven tornadoes reported in Northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia between 1:00 AM and 5:45 AM. The Raleigh tornado produced over $77 million in damage, along with four fatalities (two in the city of Raleigh, and two in Nash County) and 154 injuries. The damage path from the storm was measured at 84 miles (135 km) long, and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide at times.[12] In 1991, two large skyscrapers in Raleigh were completed, First Union Capital Center and Two Hanover Plaza, along with the popular Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Southeast Raleigh. In 1996, the Olympic Flame passed through Raleigh while on its way to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Also in 1996, Hurricane Fran struck the area, causing massive flooding and extensive structural damage. In 1999, the RBC Center arena opened to provide a venue for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and NC State Wolfpack men’s basketball teams.[9]

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21st century
In 2001, the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium complex was expanded with the addition of the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Meymandi Concert Hall, Fletcher Opera Theater, Kennedy Theatre, Betty Ray McCain Gallery and Lichtin Plaza.[9] Fayetteville Street reopened to vehicular traffic in 2006. A variety of downtown building projects began around this time including the 34-story RBC Bank Tower, multiple condominium projects and several new restaurants. Additional skyscrapers are in the proposal/planning phase. With the opening of parts of I-540 from 2005-2007, a new 70-mile (110 km) loop around Wake County, traffic congestion eased somewhat in the North Raleigh area. Completion of the entire loop is expected to take another 15 years. In 2008, the city’s Fayetteville Street Historic District joined the National Register of Historic Places. Also in 2008, Raleigh has featured prominently in a number of "Top 10 Lists," including those by Forbes, MSNBC and Money Magazine, due to its quality of life and business climate.

Law and government

North Carolina State Capitol Raleigh operates under a council-manager government. The city council consists of eight members; all seats, including the mayor’s, are open for election every two years. Five of the council seats are district representatives and two seats are citywide representatives elected atlarge. Historically, Raleigh voters have tended to elect conservative Democrats in local, state, and national elections, a holdover from their one-party system of the late 19th century.

City Council
• Charles Meeker, Mayor

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• Nancy McFarlane, Councilor (District A, northcentral Raleigh) • Rodger Koopman, Councilor (District B, northeast Raleigh) • James West, Councilor (District C, mayor pro tem, southeast Raleigh) • Thomas Crowder, Councilor (District D, southwest Raleigh) • Philip Isley, Councilor (District E, west and northwest Raleigh) • Russ Stephenson, Councilor (at-large) • Mary-Ann Baldwin, Councilor (at-large) See also: List of mayors of Raleigh, North Carolina

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four hours east of the Great Smoky Mountains of the Appalachian range. The city is 145 miles (233 km) south of Richmond, Virginia; 232 miles (373 km) south of Washington, D.C.; and 143 miles (230 km) northeast of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Climate

Crime
In 2008, 34 murders or non-negligent cases of manslaughter were reported within Raleigh’s city limits, per the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reports. Mayor Charles Meeker is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition[13], a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Raleigh averages a rate of 469.2 motor vehicle thefts per year per 100,000 residents, below the average rate of 528.4 motor vehicle thefts per year per 100,000 residents for all metropolitan areas in North Carolina. According to the Uniform Crime Reports, crime in Raleigh has steadily decreased in recent years. In 2004, there were 580 reported incidents of violent crime and 3,768 reported incidents of property crime reported per 100,000 population. Nationally there were 466 violent crimes and 3,517 property crimes reported per 100,000 population, while U.S. cities with a population between 250,000 and 500,000 residents reported 978 violent crimes and 5,631 property crimes per 100,000 population,.[14]

Snow in Raleigh, North Carolina Raleigh enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with generally moderate temperatures during spring and autumn. Summers are typically warm to hot. Winters are cool to cold and wet with highs generally in the range of upper 40s to low 50s°F (8 to 11 °C) with lows in the mid 20s to low 30s°F (-4 to 0°C), although an occasional 60°F (15°C) or warmer winter day is not uncommon. The record low temperature recorded at the RDU Airport is -9°F set back in 1985(-22°C). Occasional single digit temperatures can be experienced in any given winter. Spring and Autumn days usually reach the low/mid 70s°F (low 20s°C), with lows at night in the lower 50s°F (10 to 14°C). Summer daytime highs often reach mid to upper 80s to low 90s°F (29 to 35°C) with cooler nights between 65°F to 70°F. The region’s rainiest months are January and March with the driest months being April and November[15]. Raleigh receives an average of 7.0" of snow in winter. Freezing rain and sleet also occur most winters, and occasionally the area experiences a major damaging ice storm. The region also experiences occasional periods of drought, during which the city sometimes has restricted water use by residents.

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, Raleigh occupies a total area of 115.6 square miles (299.3 km²), of which 114.6 square miles (296.8 km²) is dry land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²)(0.84%) is covered by water. Raleigh is located in the northeast central region of North Carolina, where the North American Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plain regions meet. This area is known as the "fall line" because it marks the elevation inland at which waterfalls begin to appear in creeks and rivers. As a result, most of Raleigh features gently rolling hills that slope eastward toward the state’s flat coastal plain. Its central Piedmont location situates Raleigh about three hours west of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, by car and

Cityscape

Downtown Raleigh panorama, from 1909 Raleigh is divided into seven major geographic areas, each of which use a Raleigh address and a ZIP code that begins with the digits 276.

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Climate in Raleigh Month Avg °F (°C) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep

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41.4°F 43.5°F 51.0°F 60.0°F 68.0°F 75.4°F 78.9°F 77.4°F 71.9°F 61.1°F 51.9°F 43.3°F 60.3°F (5.2°C) (6.4°C) (10.6°C) (15.6°C) (20.0°C) (24.1°C) (26.1°C) (25.2°C) (22.2°C) (16.2°C) (11.1°C) (6.3°C) (15.7°C)

Avg 51.1°F 53.9°F 62.0°F 71.7°F 79.0°F 85.9°F 88.7°F 87.0°F 81.7°F 71.8°F 62.4°F 53.0°F 70.7°F high °F (10.6°C) (12.2°C) (16.7°C) (22.1°C) (26.1°C) (29.9°C) (31.5°C) (30.6°C) (27.6°C) (22.1°C) (16.9°C) (11.7°C) (21.5°C) (°C) Avg low 31.7°F 33.0°F 39.9°F 48.3°F 57.1°F 65.0°F 69.1°F 67.8°F 62.1°F 50.4°F 41.5°F 33.5°F 49.9°F °F (°C) (-0.2°C) (0.6°C) (4.4°C) (9.1°C) (13.9°C) (18.3°C) (20.6°C) (19.9°C) (16.7°C) (10.2°C) (5.3°C) (0.8°C) (9.9°C) Average 3.6in. Rain (inches) Snow 1.8in. (inches) 3.5in. 3.9in. 3.1in. 3.8in. 4.1in. 4.9in. 4.6in. 4.1in. 3.2in. 3.1in. 3.3in. 45.3in.

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Sources for climate statistics: Southeast Regional Climate Center (Raleigh - NC State University) Wilder’s Grove. The area is bordered to the east by the town of Knightdale.

Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh Downtown/Old Raleigh ("Inside the Beltline") is home to historic neighborhoods and buildings such as the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel built in the early 20th century, the restored City Market, the Fayetteville Street downtown business district, as well as the North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State Capitol, Peace College, the Raleigh City Museum, Raleigh Convention Center, Shaw University, and St. Augustine’s College. The neighborhoods in Old Raleigh include Cameron Park, Boylan Heights[16], Country Club Hills, Coley Forest, Five Points, Glenwood-Brooklyn, Hayes Barton, Moore Square, Mordecai, Belvidere Park, Woodcrest, and Historic Oakwood. East Raleigh is situated roughly from Capital Boulevard near the I-440 beltline to New Hope Road. Most of East Raleigh’s development is along primary corridors such as U.S. 1 (Capital Boulevard), New Bern Avenue, Poole Road, Buffaloe Road, and New Hope Road. Neighborhoods in East Raleigh include New Hope, and Downtown Raleigh West Raleigh lies along Hillsborough Street and Western Boulevard. The area is bordered to the west by suburban Cary. It is home to North Carolina State University, Meredith College, Pullen Park, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Cameron Village, Lake Johnson, the North Carolina Museum of Art and historic Saint Mary’s School. Primary thoroughfares serving West Raleigh, in addition to Hillsborough Street, are Avent Ferry Road, Blue Ridge Road, and Western Boulevard. North Raleigh is an expansive, diverse, and fastgrowing suburban area of the city that is home to established neighborhoods to the south along with many newly built subdivisions and along its northern fringes. The area generally falls North of Millbrook Road. It is primarily suburban with large shopping areas. Primary neighborhoods and subdivisions in North Raleigh include Bedford, Bent Tree, Brentwood, Brookhaven, Crossgate, Falls River, North Ridge, Stonebridge, Stone Creek, Stonehenge, Wakefield, Windsor Forest, and Wood Valley.

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The area is served by a number of primary transportation corridors including Glenwood Avenue (U.S. Route 70), Wake Forest Road, Millbrook Road, Lynn Road, Six Forks Road, Spring Forest Road, Creedmoor Road, Leesville Road, and Strickland Road, as well as the Interstate-540 Expressway. Midtown Raleigh, which used to be considered a part of North Raleigh, is a residential and commercial area just North of the I-440 Beltline. It is roughly framed by Glenwood/Creedmoor Road to the West, Wake Forest Road to the East, and Millbrook Road to the North. It includes shopping centers such as North Hills and Crabtree Valley Mall. It also includes the upcoming high-rise Soleil Center, as well as North Hills Park and part of the Raleigh Greenway System. South Raleigh is located along U.S. 401 South toward Fuquay-Varina and along US 70 into suburban Garner. This area is the least developed and least dense area of Raleigh (much of the area lies within the Swift Creek watershed district, where development regulations limit housing densities and construction). The area is bordered to the west by Cary, to the east by Garner, and to the southwest by Holly Springs. Neighborhoods in South Raleigh include Lake Wheeler, Swift Creek, Riverbrooke, and Enchanted Oaks. Southeast Raleigh is bounded by downtown on the west, Garner on the southwest, and rural Wake County to the southeast. The area includes areas along Rock Quarry Road, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and New Bern Avenue. This area is very diverse, with new suburban developments to poor inner-city neighborhoods. Many of the older neighborhoods are historically African American and date back to the end of the Civil War. Primary neighborhoods include Chavis Heights, Raleigh Country Club, Southgate, and Biltmore Hills. Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion (formerly Alltel Pavilion and Walnut Creek Amphitheatre) is one of the region’s major outdoor concert venues and is located on Rock Quarry Road. And Shaw University the oldest HBCU in the South is Located just off of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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Demographics
Historical populations Census Pop. %± 1800 699 — 1900 13,643 — 1910 19,218 40.9% 1920 24,418 27.1% 1930 37,379 53.1% 1940 46,879 25.4% 1950 65,679 40.1% 1960 93,931 43.0% 1970 122,830 30.8% 1980 150,255 22.3% 1990 212,092 41.2% 2000 276,093 30.2% Est. 2008 380,173 37.7% As of the 2000 United States census,[1] there were 276,093 persons (July 2008 estimate was 380,173) and 61,371 families residing in Raleigh. The population density was 2,409.2 people per square mile (930.2/km²). There were 120,699 housing units at an average density of 1,053.2/sq mi (406.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.31% White, 27.80% African American, 0.36% Native American, 3.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.24% of other races, and 1.88% of two or more races. Residents who described themselves as Hispanic or Latino of any race represented 7.01% of the population. There were 112,608 households in the city in 2000, of which 26.5% included children below the age of 18, 39.5% were composed of married couples living together, 11.4% reported a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% classified themselves as nonfamily. In addition, 33.1% of all households were composed of individuals living alone, of which 6.2% was someone 65 years of age or older. The average household size in Raleigh was 2.30 persons, and the average family size was 2.97 persons. Raleigh’s population in 2000 was evenly distributed with 20.9% below the age of 18, 15.9% aged 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, and 18.4% from 45 to 64. An estimated 8.3% of the population was 65 years of age or older, and the median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males; for every 100 females aged 18 or older, there were 96.6 males aged 18 or older. The median household income in the city was $46,612 in 2000, and the median family income was $60,003. Males earned a median income of $39,248, versus $30,656 for females. The median per capita income for the city was $25,113, and an estimated 11.5% of the population and 7.1% of families were living below the poverty line. Of the total population, 13.8% of those

Economy
Raleigh’s industrial base includes electrical, medical, electronic and telecommunications equipment; clothing and apparel; food processing; paper products; and pharmaceuticals. Raleigh is part of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, one of the country’s largest and most successful research parks and a major center in the United States for high-tech and biotech research, as well as advanced textile development.[17] The city is a major retail shipping point for eastern North Carolina and a wholesale distributing point for the grocery industry. In 2009 the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) placed #5 on WomenCo.’s list of the Top 25 Cities for Your Career.[18]

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below the age of 18, and 9.3% of those 65 and older, were living below the poverty line.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Public
• North Carolina State University • Wake Technical Community College

Education
D.H. Hill Library at North Carolina State University

Private
• Meredith College • Peace College • Shaw University • St. Augustine’s College In addition, the Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law has announced that it will move to downtown Raleigh from the nearby town of Buies Creek by 2009.[19]

Private, for profit
• • • • ECPI College of Technology School of Communication Arts Strayer University The Emerald Academy- Paul Mitchell Partner School

Memorial Bell Tower at North Carolina State University

Primary and secondary education
Public schools
Public schools in Raleigh are operated by the Wake County Public School System. Observers have praised the Wake County Public School System for its innovative efforts to maintain a socially, economically and racial balanced system by using income as a prime factor in assigning students to schools.[20]

Estey Hall on the campus of Shaw University

Charter schools
The State of North Carolina provides for a legislated number of charter schools. These schools are administered independently of the Wake County Public School System. Raleigh is currently home to eleven such charter schools: • Casa Esperanza Montessori School (K-6) • Exploris Middle School (6-8) • Hope Elementary School (K-5) • John H. Baker, Jr., High School (9-12) • Magellan Charter School (3-8) • PreEminent Charter School (K-8) • Quest Academy (K-8) • Raleigh Charter High School (9-12) • SPARC Academy (K-8) • Torchlight Academy (K-6) • Endeavor Charter School (K-7) • Community Partners Charter High School (9-12)

Main Building on the campus of Peace College

Private and religion-based schools
• Al-Iman Islamic School (K-8) • Bonner Academy (5-8) • The Raleigh School (K-5) • Ravenscroft School (K-12)

Higher education

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• Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School (9-12) • Follow the Child Montessori School (K-6) • The Franciscan School (Catholic, K-8) • Friendship Christian School of Raleigh (Baptist, 1-12) • Gethsemane Seventh-Day Adventist School (K-8) • Jewish Academy of Wake County (K-3) • Montessori School of Raleigh (K-9) • Neuse Baptist Christian School (K-12) • North Raleigh Christian Academy (K-12) • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School (K-8) • Raleigh Christian Academy (Baptist, K-12) • Saint David’s Episcopal School (K-12) • Saint Mary’s School (9-12) • Saint Raphael Catholic School, (K-8) • Saint Thomas More Academy (Catholic, 9-12) • Saint Timothy’s Episcopal School (K-8) • Thales Academy Wake Forest, Apex (K-5) • The Trilogy School (2-12) • Trinity Academy of Raleigh (Christian, K-12) • Upper Room Christian Academy (PreK-12) - Website • Wake Christian Academy (K-12)

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Museums
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • African American Cultural Complex Contemporary Art Museum Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NCSU Haywood Hall House & Gardens North Carolina Museum of Art North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences North Carolina Museum of History North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Raleigh City Museum Marbles Kids Museum J. C. Raulston Arboretum Joel Lane House Mordecai House Pope House Museum

Performing arts
The Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek hosts major international touring acts. The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts complex houses the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, the Fletcher Opera Theater, the Kennedy Theatre, and the Meymandi Concert Hall. During the North Carolina State Fair, Dorton Arena hosts headline acts. In 2008, a new theatre space, the Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, was opened in the restored auditorium of the historic Murphey School[4]. Theater performances are also offered at the Raleigh Little Theatre, Long View Center, Theatre in the Park, and Stewart Theater at North Carolina State University. Raleigh is home to several professional arts organizations, including the North Carolina Symphony, the Opera Company of North Carolina, Burning Coal Theatre Company, the North Carolina Theatre, Broadway Series South and the Carolina Ballet. The numerous local colleges and universities significantly add to the options available for viewing live performances.

Homeschooling
As of August 2008, Wake County had the highest estimated number of home-schoolers in the state, with 7,059 students.[21] North Carolina law defines a home school as a non-public school in which the student receives academic instruction from his/her parent, legal guardian, or a member of the household in which the student resides. The home school academic instructional setting must always meet the home school legal definition of G.S. 115C-563(a) and is limited to students from no more than two households.[22] These schools are administered independently of the Wake County Public School System and are registered with the State of North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education.

Visual arts
North Carolina Museum of Art, occupying a large suburban campus on Blue Ridge Road near the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, maintains one of the premier public art collections located between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. In addition to its extensive collections of American Art, European Art and ancient art, the museum recently has hosted major exhibitions featuring Auguste Rodin (in 2000) and Claude Monet (in 2006-07), each attracting more than 200,000 visitors. [23][24] Unlike most prominent public museums, the North Carolina Museum of Art acquired a large number of the works in its permanent collection through purchases with public funds. The museum’s outdoor park is one of the largest such art parks in the country. The museum facility is currently undergoing a major expansion, scheduled for completion in 2010.

Cultural resources

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• The Raleigh Venom, a Division I Women’s Team competing in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union. The team recently moved from DII to DI after winning the DII National Championship two years in a row, in 2005 and 2006. • The Raleigh Sidewinders, a Quad Rugby team that is a part of the United States Quad Rugby Association. The North Carolina Tigers compete as an Australian Rules football club in the United States Australian Football League, in the Eastern Australian Football League. Raleigh is also home to the Carolina Rollergirls, an all-women flat-track roller derby team that is a competing member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. The Carolina Rollergirls compete at Dorton Arena at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. In addition, the Carolina ANZACs[25] cricket and social group is based in the Raleigh area and participates in tournaments throughout the country as part of the Mid Atlantic Cricket Conference, a member league of the United States of America Cricket Association.

Sports and leisure
Professional

The RBC Center in Raleigh The National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes franchise moved to Raleigh in 1997 from Hartford, Connecticut (where it was known as the Hartford Whalers). The team played its first two seasons in the nearby city of Greensboro, while its home arena, Raleigh’s RBC Center was under construction. The Hurricanes are the only major league (NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB) professional sports team in North Carolina to have won a championship, winning the Stanley Cup in 2006, over the Edmonton Oilers. In addition to the Hurricanes, the Carolina RailHawks FC of the United Soccer Leagues play in suburban Cary to the west; the Carolina Mudcats, an AA minor-league baseball team, play in the city’s eastern suburbs; and the Durham Bulls, the AAA minor-league baseball team made internationally famous by the movie Bull Durham, play in the neighboring city of Durham. Several other professional sports leagues have had former franchises (now defunct) in Raleigh, including the Arena Football League; the World League of American Football; the Raleigh Cougars of the United States Basketball League; and most recently, the Carolina Courage of the Women’s United Soccer Association (in suburban Cary), which won that league’s championship Founders Cup in 2002. The Research Triangle region has hosted the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Nationwide Tour Rex Hospital Open since 1994, with the current location of play at Raleigh’s Wakefield Plantation.

Recreation
The Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of leisure opportunities at more than 150 sites throughout the city, which include: 8,100 acres (33 km2) of park land, 54 miles (87 km) of greenway, 22 staffed community centers, a BMX championship-caliber race track, 112 tennis courts among 25 locations, 5 public lakes, and 8 public aquatic facilities. The J. C. Raulston Arboretum, an 8 acre (32,000 m²) arboretum and botanical garden in west Raleigh administered by North Carolina State University, maintains an impressive year-round collection that is open daily to the public without charge. • City of Oaks Marathon, Marathon and Half Marathon event in the beginning of November • Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center, 23 lighted tennis courts with pro shop and locker rooms

Transportation
Air
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
(IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU, FAA LID: RDU) Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the region’s primary airport and the second-largest in North Carolina, located northwest of downtown Raleigh via Interstate-40 between Raleigh and Durham, serves the city and greater Research Triangle metropolitan region, as well as much of eastern North Carolina. The airport is a hub for American Eagle Airlines. The airport offers service to more than 45 domestic and international destinations and serves approximately 10 million passengers a year.[26] The airport also offers facilities for cargo and general aviation.

Amateur
The Raleigh Rugby Football Club encompasses three different adult teams: • The Raleigh Vipers, a Division II Men’s Team competing in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union. The team won the DII National Championship in 2006.

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the outer edges of Wake County and into a small portion of southeast Durham county. The route is complete and currently open between the NC 55 interchange in suburban Apex and the US-64/US-264 interchange in suburban Knightdale. United States Highways • U.S. 1 enters the city from the north along Capital Boulevard, joins I-440 around the west side of Raleigh, and leaves the city to the southwest as the US 1/US 64 expressway in Cary. • U.S. Route 64 is the main east-west route through Raleigh; all segments share routes with another highway. East of the city, US-64/US-264 is known as the Knightdale Bypass. US 64 follows I-440 (as a wrong way concurrency) and I-40 along southern Raleigh, and US 1 to the southwest. • U.S. Route 70 runs roughly northwest-southeast through Raleigh. North of downtown, the route follows Glenwood Avenue into Durham. South of Raleigh, the route (along with US 401 and NC 50) follows South Saunders and South Wilmington Streets into Garner. Through downtown, US 70 uses small segments of several streets, including Wade Avenue, Capital Boulevard, Dawson, and McDowell Streets. • U.S. Route 264 cosigned with US 64 through East Raleigh. • U.S. Route 401 north of downtown Raleigh it follows Capital Boulevard and Louisburg Road. South of downtown it is cosigned with US 70 from Wade Avenue southward. North Carolina Highways • N.C. Route 54 follows Chapel Hill Road and Hillsborough Street in West Raleigh. The route ends at its interchange with I-440. • N.C. Route 50 is a north-south route through Raleigh. North of Raleigh it follows Creedmoor Road. NC 50 joins US 70 and later US 401 in downtown Raleigh. The three routes remain together through south Raleigh. • N.C. Route 98, known as Durham Road in North Raleigh, traverses the extreme northern parts of the city.

The RDU sign at the entrance of the airport. The airport authority currently is tripling the size of its Terminal 2 (formerly Terminal C), and is planned for completion in winter of 2011.

Private airports
Several licensed private general-aviation airports operate in Raleigh’s immediate suburban areas: • Bagwell Airport (FAA LID: NC99), Garner • Ball Airport (FAA LID: 79NC), Louisburg • Cox Airport (FAA LID: NC81), Apex • Deck Airpark Airport (FAA LID: NC11), Apex • Field of Dreams Airport (FAA LID: 51NC), Zebulon • Fuquay/Angier Field Airport (FAA LID: 78NC), Fuquay-Varina • North Raleigh Airport (FAA LID: 00NC), Louisburg • Peacock Stolport Airport (FAA LID: 4NC7), Garner • Raleigh East Airport (FAA LID: 9NC0), Knightdale • Triple W Airport (ICAO: K5W5, FAA LID: 5W5), Raleigh

Freeways and primary designated routes
• I-40 traverses the southern part of the city, connecting Raleigh to Durham and Chapel Hill toward the west, and coastal Wilmington, North Carolina to the southeast. • I-440 Beltline makes a loop around the central part of the city. The I-440 route labeling formerly encompassed the entire loop around the city, conumbered though South Raleigh with I-40. In 2002, the NCDOT removed the I-440 designation from the co-numbered I-40 (southern and southwestern) sections of the loop, and the directional signage on the remaining I-440 portion was changed from Inner/ Outer to East/West. As of 2008, many of the signs slated for updating have yet to be replaced, however. The route designation changes were made to avoid driver confusion over the Inner/Outer designations, especially with Raleigh’s new "Outer Loop," as I-540 has become known. • I-540/NC 540 is currently under development. It is a partially completed outer beltway that will run around

Intercity rail
Raleigh’s train station is one of Amtrak’s busiest stops in the Southern U.S.[27] The station is served by three passenger trains, the Silver Star, Piedmont, and Carolinian.[28] Daily service is offered between Raleigh and: • Charlotte, with intermediate stops including Cary, Durham, Burlington and Greensboro, North Carolina. • New York City, with intermediate stops including Richmond, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; and Philadelphia.

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existing freight rail corridors within the region. Due to low ridership projections and fiscal constraints, this plan was recommended for denial of matching federal funds by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in 2006. The region’s two metropolitan planning organizations appointed a group of local citizens in 2007 to reexamine options for future transit development in light of Triangle Transit’s problems. The Special Transit Advisory Commission (STAC) retained many of the provisions of Triangle Transit’s original plan, but recommended adding new bus services and raising additional revenues by adding a new local half-cent sales tax to fund the project.[30]

Amtrak’s Carolinian, pulling into Raleigh’s train station • Miami, with intermediate stops including Columbia, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia; as well as Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa, Florida.

Bicycle and pedestrian
The mountains-to-the-sea North Carolina Bicycle Route 2 travels through the city of Raleigh, as does the Maineto-Florida U.S. Bicycle Route 1. North Carolina Bicycle Route 5, the Cape Fear run, connects nearby suburban Apex to the coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina, and closely parallels the route of the Randonneurs USA (RUSA) 600 km brevet route. [31]. Most public buses are equipped with bicycle racks, and some roads have dedicated bicycle-only lanes. Bicyclists and pedestrians also may use Raleigh’s extensive greenway system, with paths and trails located throughout the city.

Public transit

Media
Print
Triangle Transit bus Public transportation in and around Raleigh is provided by Capital Area Transit (CAT)[29], which operates 38 bus fixed routes and a historic trolley line within the city, and also by Triangle Transit (known formerly as the Triangle Transit Authority, or TTA). Triangle Transit offers scheduled, fixed-route regional and commuter bus service between Raleigh and the region’s other principal cities of Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill, as well as to and from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Research Triangle Park and several of the region’s larger suburban communities. TT also coordinates an extensive vanpool and rideshare program that serves the region’s larger employers and commute destinations. North Carolina State University also maintains its own transit system, the Wolfline, that provides free bus service to the general public along multiple routes serving the university’s campuses in southwest Raleigh. Government agencies throughout the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area have struggled with determining the best means of providing fixed-rail transit service for the region. Triangle Transit developed a plan for constructing a self-propelled, diesel-fueled commuter rail system along There are several printed newspapers and periodicals that serve the Raleigh market: • The News & Observer, a large daily newspaper owned by the The McClatchy Company • Independent Weekly, a free weekly newspaper (published in nearby Durham) • Carolina Journal, a free monthly newspaper • The Blotter, a free monthly literary journal • Q-Notes, a bi-weekly newspaper serving the LGBT community and published in Charlotte, is distributed to locations in Raleigh and via home delivery. • The Slammer, a weekly crime newspaper available at local convenience stores (published by CorMedia, LLC) • The Carolinian, North Carolina’s oldest and largest African-American newspaper • The Carolina Times, African-American weekly newspaper • Triangle Tribune, African-American weekly, servicing Raleigh and the Triangle (offices are located in Durham)

Television

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• • • • • • • • WQOK-FM WFXC-FM WFXK-FM WRVA-FM WKSL-FM WRDU-FM WNNL-FM WAUG-AM

Broadcast
Raleigh is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville Designated Market Area, the 28th largest broadcast television market in the United States. The following stations are licensed to Raleigh and/or have significant operations and viewers in the city: • WUNC-TV (4, PBS) licensed to Chapel Hill, owned by the University of North Carolina • WRAL-TV (5, CBS): licensed to the city of Raleigh, owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company • WLFL-TV (22, CW): licensed to the city of Raleigh, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group • WRAZ-TV (50, Fox): licensed to the city of Raleigh, owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company • WNCN-TV (17, NBC): studios located in Raleigh, licensed to the city of Goldsboro southeast of Raleigh; owned by Media General • WTVD (11, ABC): licensed to the city of Durham. News bureau located in Raleigh. owned by ABC (The Walt Disney Company) • WRDC (28, MyNetworkTV) licensed to Durham, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group • WRAY-TV (30, Independent/Jewelry TV) licensed to Wilson, owned by Multicultural Broadcasting • WUVC-TV (40, Univision) licensed to Fayetteville, owned by Univision. • WAUG-TV (68, Independent station) licensed to Raleigh, owned and operated by Saint Augustine’s College

Sister cities
Raleigh has several sister cities: • • • Compiègne, France. Hull, United Kingdom. Rostock, Germany.

Notable Raleighites
Natives and near-natives
• • • • • • • • • • • • Clay Aiken, pop singer (also current resident) Loy Allen, Jr., NASCAR driver Shaker Asad, professional soccer player David W. Bagley (1883-1960), World War II naval hero Worth Bagley (1874-1898), naval hero of the Spanish-American War John Baker, Jr. (1935-2007), NFL athlete and longtime Wake County sheriff Scott Bankhead, Olympic athlete and former Major League Baseball player Jeb Bishop, jazz musician William H. Bobbitt (1900-1992), former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Bucky Brooks, NFL athlete J. Melville Broughton (1888-1949), former Governor of North Carolina Willie Burden, former professional Canadian football player with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League David J. Burke, screenwriter and film and television director Andrew Cadima, composer Bill Campbell, former two-term mayor of Atlanta Ralph Campbell, former three-term State Auditor of North Carolina and the first African-American to hold a statewide elected office in the state Jason Michael Carroll, country musician Chatham County Line, bluegrass band Travis Cherry, Grammy Nominated Music Producer Godfrey Cheshire III, film writer, director and critic, former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Subscriber
Raleigh is home to the Research Triangle Region bureau of the regional cable news channel News 14 Carolina.

Broadcast radio
Public and listener-supported
• WKNC-FM (College rock), operated by students of North Carolina State University • WSHA-FM (Jazz), operated by Shaw University • WCPE-FM (Classical) • WUNC-FM (National Public Radio, North Carolina Public Radio) operated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Commercial
• • • • • • • • • WDCG-FM WQDR-FM WBBB-FM WRAL-FM WWMY-FM WPTF-AM WRBZ-AM WDOX-AM WCLY-AM

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• Anna J. Cooper (1858-1964), author, educator and scholar; the fourth African-American woman to earn a doctoral degree (in 1924) • John Anthony Copeland, Jr. (1834-1859), freed slave, abolitionist and political activist • Jonathan W. Daniels (1902-1981), author, editor and White House Press Secretary under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman • Randy Denton, NBA athlete • Steve Dobrogosz, pianist and composer • James A. Forbes, prominent evangelist preacher, radio host and distinguished senior minister emeritus of The Riverside Church in New York City • Paul Friedrich, emerging visual artist and cartoonist, co-founder of SparkCon (also current resident) • Robbie Fulks, alt country singer • Jeff Galloway, Olympic athlete and author • Michael C. Hall, actor • Josh Hamilton, baseball player • Rufus Harley (1936-2006), jazz musician • Antwan Harris, NFL athlete (New England Patriots Super Bowl team) • Leroy Harris, NFL player for the Tennessee Titans • Winder R. Harris (1888-1973), Democratic United States Congressman • William Henry Haywood, Jr. (1801-1852), early Democratic U.S. Senator • Anne Henning, Olympic speed skater • John E. Ivey, Jr., educator and founder of the Southern Regional Education Board; co-creator of the Peace Corps • Herb Jackson, painter • Richard Jenrette, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and international philanthropist, awarded the French Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur (National Order of the Legion of Honor) in 1996 • Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), 17th President of the United States • Lauren Kennedy, Broadway actress and singer • Matt Knudsen, actor • Mary Robinette Kowal, author • I. Beverly Lake, former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court • Sharon Lawrence, actress • Clarence Lightner (1921-2002), former Raleigh mayor (1973-75); Raleigh’s first popularly elected African-American mayor and the first of any major Southern city • Pete Maravich (1947-1988), NBA athlete • Bruce Matthews, former NFL athlete with the Tennessee Titans; 14-time Pro Bowl participant, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee • Daniel McFadden, economist • Nate McMillan, NBA athlete and coach

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• Robert Duncan McNeill, actor, movie director and television director • Tift Merritt, singer/songwriter • Pee Wee Moore, jazz musician • Caleb Norkus, professional soccer player • Frances Gray Patton (1906-2000), writer and the first women to enroll at the University of North Carolina • Bob Perryman, NFL athlete with the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos • Brandon Phillips, second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds • Landon Powell, professional baseball player for the Oakland Athletics • Emily Procter, actress • Shavlik Randolph, NBA athlete (Philadelphia 76ers) • Peyton Reed, television and film director • Holden Richards, singer/songwriter • Shawan Robinson, professional basketball player with the Newcastle Eagles in the British Basketball League • Vermont C. Royster (1914-1996), managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, Pulitzer Prize winner, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom • Amy Sedaris, actress, writer and satirist • David Sedaris, writer, humorist and satirist • Webb Simpson, PGA Tour golfer • Fred Smith, politician • Jan Cox Speas, author and novelist • Julia Montgomery Street (1898-1993), children’s author and playwright • Leigh Torrence, NFL athlete with the Washington Redskins • Avery C. Upchurch (1928-1994), former Raleigh mayor and the city’s longest-serving mayor in the 20th century • Liz Vassey, actress • Gregory Walters, professional soccer player • Pat Watkins, former Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies • Woody Weatherman, musician • Whiskeytown, 1990s alternative country band • Chris Wilcox, NBA athlete • Evan Rachel Wood, actress • Ira David Wood IV, actor and stage director • Max Yergan, African-American activist and the first black college faculty member hired in the state of New York • James W. York, mathematical physicist; recipient of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics from the American Physical Society

Current residents
• Alesana, a post-hardcore band • Clay Aiken, pop singer • Annuals, indie rock band

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• Cliff Bleszinski, lead designer of the popular Xbox 360 game Gears of War • Between the Buried and Me, progressive metal band • Bowerbirds, Freak folk band • Caitlin Cary, alternative country singer • The Connells, 1980s indie rock band • Corrosion of Conformity, heavy metal band • Daylight Dies, doom metal band • Ron Francis, NHL player (Carolina Hurricanes), member Hockey Hall of Fame • Paul Friedrich, emerging visual artist and cartoonist, co-founder of SparkCon • Justin Gatlin, Olympic athlete • Michael Gracz, professional poker player • Bret Hedican, NHL hockey player • Dorianne Laux, poet • MorissonPoe, alternative rock band • Karin Muller, writer, filmmaker and photographer for National Geographic Society and National Public Radio • Michael Munger, economist (Duke University political science professor) • Chuck Nevitt, NBA athlete • Betsy Newmark, conservative columnist, political blogger and commentator • Jamison A. Oughton, poet • Petey Pablo, hip-hop artist • Pivot, rock band • Greg Raymer, professional poker player • Tom Regan, philosopher and noted animal-rights advocate • The Rosebuds, indie rock band • Reginald VelJohnson, actor (part-time resident) • Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skater • Jeff Hardy, Professional wrestler

Raleigh, North Carolina
• John Edwards, former U.S. Senator, 2004 Democratic nominee for Vice President and 2008 Presidential candidate • Charles Frazier, novelist • Kaye Gibbons, writer • James H. Harris (1832-1891), African-American politician, former slave and co-founder of the North Carolina Republican Party • John Haywood, statesman and the longest-serving North Carolina State Treasurer (40 years) • Gregory Helms, professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) • Jesse Helms (1921-2008), five-term Republican U.S. Senator • Curt Johnson, former professional soccer player • Marion Jones, infamous Olympic athlete • Little Brother, rap artist • Armistead Maupin, writer • Jackie Moreland (1938-1971), NBA athlete with the Detroit Pistons and the former New Orleans Buccaneers • Martha Nichols, choreographer and dance instructor • Selah Jubilee Singers, 1930s-40s gospel quartet • Brandon Phillips, Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds, 2008 Second Baseman Gold Glove Award Winner • Paul Shuey, baseball player • Lee Smith, writer • Jim Valvano (1946-1993), NC State University Men’s Basketball Coach (with 1983 NCAA title), ESPY Award winner • James H. Young, African-American politician and founder/editor of the Raleigh Gazette, North Carolina’s first black-owned newspaper • Kay Yow, (1942-2009), NC State University Women’s Basketball Coach, ESPY Award winner, member Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Associated former residents
• • • • Ryan Adams, singer/songwriter Jim Baen (1943-2006), science fiction writer Andrew Britton (1981-2008), novelist Juliana Royster Busbee (died 1962) and Jaques Busbee (died 1947), artists and founders of Jugtown Pottery Everett Case (1900-1966), NC State University Men’s Basketball Coach, member N.C. Sports Hall of Fame and College Basketball Hall of Fame John Chavis (1763-1838), African-American educator and theologian; early integrationist (Raleigh’s Chavis Park is named for him) Bill Cowher, former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Josephus Daniels (1862-1948), newspaper editor and publisher, United States Secretary of the Navy Thomas Dixon, Jr. (1864-1946), novelist, playwright, minister and statesman

See also
• Research Triangle Metropolitan Region ("The Triangle") • I-85 Corridor • Capital Area Transit (CAT) • Triangle Transit • Raleigh-Durham International Airport

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