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The Research Triangle (North Carolina)

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• • • • • • • Location of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA and its components: Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Area Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area Dunn Micropolitan Statistical Area The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as "The Triangle", is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The eight-county region, officially named the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA, comprises two Metropolitan and one Micropolitan Statistical Area: Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area. The region’s population was 1,314,589 at the 2000 census.[1] The research universities of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University are located in this region. The "Triangle" name was cemented in the public consciousness in the 1950s with the creation of Research Triangle Park, home to numerous high-tech companies and enterprises. Although the name is now used to refer to the geographic region, "The Triangle" originally referred to the universities, whose research facilities, and the educated workforce they provide, have historically served as a major attraction for businesses located in the region. The region should not be confused with "The Triad", which is the region directly west of the Triangle. Most of the Triangle is represented by, and closely associated with, the second, fourth and thirteenth congressional districts. Durham Franklin Harnett Johnston Orange Person Wake

Cities
The Triangle region, as defined for statistical purposes as the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA, comprises 8 counties, although the U.S. Census Bureau divided the region into 2 metropolitan statistical areas and 1 micropolitan area in 2003. Some local television networks define the region as Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville. Although Fayetteville, North Carolina, is nearly 50 miles (80 km) from Raleigh’s city limits, it is in the designated market area.

Primary cities
• • • • Raleigh, 380,173 Durham, 217,847 Cary, 125,460 Chapel Hill, 54,492

Suburbs with more than 10,000 inhabitants
• • • • • • • • • Apex Carrboro Clayton Fuquay-Varina Garner Holly Springs Morrisville Smithfield Wake Forest

Suburbs with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants
• Angier • Bahama • Bear Creek • • • • Centerville Cleveland Coats Corinth • • • • Friendship Goldston Gorman Gulf

Counties
• Chatham

• Lizar Lick • Loui • Meb

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• • • • • Bennett Benson Bonlee Bonsal Buies Creek • Bunn • Bynum • Carbonton • • • • • • • Dunn Efland Erwin Fearrington Feltonville Four Oaks Franklinton • • • • • • Haywood Hillsborough Hurdle Mills Kenly Knightdale Lillington

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Micro Moncure New Hill Oxford Pine Level • Pittsboro • Princeton • Rolesville • • • • • Siler City Silk Hope Timberlake Wendell West Smithfield • Wilson’s Mills • Youngsville • Zebulon • • • • •

Education
Public secondary education in the Triangle is similar to that of the majority of the state of North Carolina, in which there are countywide school systems (the exception is Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools within but apart from Orange County). The Wake County Public School System, which includes the cities of Raleigh and Cary, is the largest school system in the region and the largest school system in the State of North Carolina, with enrollment reaching 134,002 on the 20th day of the 2006-07 school year. [1] Other large systems in the region include Durham County (second largest), Orange County (third largest), and rapidly growing Johnston County.

Duke Chapel at Duke University. minute drive away. In addition, Wake Forest University in nearby Winston-Salem brings the total number of ACC schools to four. The Pirates of East Carolina University reside 75 miles (121 km) away in Greenville, North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won the NCAA basketball championship in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009. North Carolina State won the NCAA basketball championship in 1974 and 1983; while Duke University won the NCAA basketball championship in 1991, 1992, and 2001. The arrival of head coach Everett Case at North Carolina State in 1946 is generally regarded as the beginning of rapid growth in the continuing popularity of basketball in North Carolina. The competition among North Carolina State, North Carolina, Duke and Wake Forest University, located west of the Triangle region in Winston-Salem, is sometimes referred to as Tobacco Road by sportscasters. Three historically black colleges, including new Division I member North Carolina Central University and Division II members St. Augustine College and Shaw University also

Institutions of higher education
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • Campbell University Central Carolina Community College Duke University Durham Technical Community College Meredith College North Carolina Central University North Carolina State University Peace College Piedmont Community College Shaw University St. Augustine’s College University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Vance-Granville Community College Wake Technical Community College

College sports
With the significant number of universities and colleges in the area, NCAA sports are very popular. The Atlantic Coast Conference member University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels are situated in Chapel Hill, and fellow ACC rivals, the North Carolina State University Wolfpack, and the Duke University Blue Devils, are no more than a 30

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through R&D and technology transfer among the region’s companies and research universities (including Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Major employers
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Rameses, mascot of the North Carolina Tar Heels. boost the popularity of college sports in the region. American Airlines BASF Bayer The Body Shop Burt’s Bees Cisco Systems Credit Suisse Group Duke University Durham Public Schools DuPont Eaton Fidelity Investments Environmental Protection Agency General Electric GlaxoSmithKline IBM Lenovo Netapp Nortel Networks North Carolina State Government (including the University of North Carolina system) Progress Energy Qualcomm Red Hat Research Triangle Institute SAS Institute Sony Ericsson Syngenta Teleflex Medical United States Forest Service Verizon Wake County Public School System

Commerce
Anchored by leading technology firms, government and world-class universities and medical centers, the area’s economy has performed exceptionally well. Significant increases in employment, earnings, personal income and retail sales are projected over the next 15 years. The region’s growing high-technology community includes such companies as IBM, SAS Institute, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, NetApp and Credit Suisse First Boston. In addition to high-tech, the region is consistently ranked in the top 3 in the U.S. with concentration in life science companies. Some of these companies include GlaxoSmithKline, Biogen Idec, BASF, Merck & Co., Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, and Wyeth. Durham-based Research Triangle Park and North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh support innovation

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Major hospitals and medical centers
The Research Triangle region is served by the following hospitals and medical centers:[2] • Hospitals of the Duke University Health System • Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center (Durham) • Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center (Durham) • Duke Raleigh Hospital (formerly Raleigh Community Hospital) • Duke University Medical Center (Durham)

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• North Carolina Memorial Hospital (Chapel Hill) • North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital (Chapel Hill) • North Carolina Women’s Hospital (Chapel Hill) • Rex Hospital (Raleigh) • Hospitals of the WakeMed system • WakeMed Raleigh Campus (formerly Wake Memorial Hospital and Wake Medical Center) • WakeMed Cary Hospital (formerly Western Wake Medical Center) • Other hospitals and medical centers • Dorothea Dix Hospital (Raleigh) • Durham VA Medical Center (Durham) • Franklin Regional Medical Center (Louisburg) • Johnston Memorial Hospital (Smithfield)

Patient Rapid Transit monorail train at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

Transportation
Freeways and primary designated routes

North Carolina Memorial and Children’s hospitals in Chapel Hill.

I-40 passing through RTP.

Durham VA Medical Center in Durham. • Durham Regional Hospital (Durham) • Person Memorial Hospital (Roxboro) • Hospitals of the UNC Health Care system • Chatham Hospital (Siler City) • North Carolina Cancer Hospital (under development) • North Carolina Children’s Hospital (Chapel Hill)

The Durham Freeway passing through downtown Durham.

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The Triangle is served by three major interstate highways: I-40, I-85, and I-95, their spurs: I-440 and I-540, and seven U.S. Routes: 1, 64, 70, 264, 401, and 15 and 501 which are multiplexed through much of the region as US 15/501. Two of the three interstates diverge from one another in Orange County with I-85 heading northeast through northern Durham County toward Virginia, while I-40 travels southeast through southern Durham, through the center of the region, and serves as the primary freeway through Raleigh. The related loop freeways I-440 and I-540 are primarily located in Wake County around Raleigh. I-440 begins at the interchange of US 1 and I-40 southwest of downtown Raleigh and arcs northward around downtown with the formal designation as the Cliff Benson/Raleigh Beltline (co-signed with US 1 on three-fourths of its route) and ends at its junction with I-40 in southeast Raleigh. I-540 only has a quarter of its route open, but is already popularly known as the Raleigh Outer Loop. The latest segment of the outer loop to open has been designated as a state route (NC 540) and not an interstate route, in anticipation of that segment eventually becoming a toll road. The freeway currently serves North Raleigh and city’s nearby northern suburbs. I-95 serves the extreme eastern edge of the region, crossing south-to-north through suburban Johnston County. U.S. Routes 1, 15, and 64 primarily serve the region as limited-access freeways or multi-lane highways with access roads. US 1 enters the region from the southwest as the Claude E. Pope Memorial Highway and travels through suburban Apex where it merges with US 64 and continues northeast toward Raleigh. The two highways are codesignated for about 2 miles (3.2 km) until US 1 joins I-440 and US 64 with I-40 along the Raleigh-Cary border. Capital Boulevard, which is designated US 1 for half of its route and US 401 the other, is a major thoroughfare through northeast Raleigh and into the northern downtown area. North Carolina Highway 147, also known as the Durham Freeway, is a limited-access freeway that connects I-85 with I-40 in southeastern Durham County. The four-lane route traverses downtown Durham and extends through Research Triangle Park. The freeway is often used as a detour alternate route for I-40 in the Chapel Hill area, in cases of traffic

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accident, congestion or road construction delays.

Public transit

Triangle Transit bus

Chapel Hill Transit bus A partnering system of multiple public transportation agencies currently serves the Triangle region. Raleigh is served by the Capital Area Transit (CAT) municipal transit system, while Durham has the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) system. Chapel Hill is served by Chapel Hill Transit, and Cary is also served by its own public transit systems. However, Triangle Transit, formerly called the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA), works in cooperation with all area transit systems by offering transfers between its own routes and those of the other systems. Triangle Transit also coordinates an extensive vanpool and rideshare program that serves the region’s larger employers and commute destinations. There are plans to merge all of the area’s municipal systems into Triangle Transit, and Triangle Transit also has proposed a regional rail system to connect downtown Durham and downtown Raleigh with multiple suburban stops as well as stops in the Research

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Triangle Park area. The agency’s initial proposal was effectively cancelled in 2006, however, when the agency could not procure adequate federal funding. A committee of local business, transportation and government leaders currently are working with Triangle Transit to develop a new transit blueprint for the region, with various modes of rail transit, as well as bus rapid transit, open as options for consideration. [3]

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Air
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
(IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU, FAA LID: RDU) SouthWest jet landing at RDU. greatly increasing the size of RDU’s operations with a new terminal including a new apron and runway. American brought RDU its first international flights to Bermuda, Cancun, Paris and London. In 1996, American Airlines ceased its hub operations at RDU due to Pan Am and Eastern Airlines. Pan Am and Eastern were Miami’s main tenants until 1991, when both carriers went bankrupt. Their hubs at MIA were taken over by United Airlines and American Airlines. This created a difficulty in North Carolina competing with US Airways’ hub in Charlotte and Delta’s hub in Atlanta for passengers traveling between smaller cities in the North and South. Midway Airlines gave it a try, starting service in 1995 with the then somewhat novel concept of 50 seat CRJs providing service from its RDU hub primarily along the east coast. Midway, incorporated in Chicago a few years prior, had some success after moving its operations to the midpoint of the eastern United States at RDU, however, the carrier ultimately couldn’t overcome three weighty challenges: the arrival of Southwest Airlines, the refusal of American Airlines to renew the frequent flyer affiliation it had with Midway (thus dispatching numerous higher fare paying businesspeople to airlines with better reward destinations), and the final blow of 9-11. Midway Airlines filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy the very next day. In February 2000, RDU was ranked as the nation’s second fastest growing major airport in the United States, by Airports Council International, based on 1999 statistics. Passenger growth hit 24% over the previous year, putting RDU second only to Washington Dulles International Airport. RDU opened Terminal A south concourse for use by Northwest and Continental Airlines in 2001 . The

RDU welcome sign.

American Airlines Boeing 777 touches down at RDU. The General Assembly of North Carolina chartered the Raleigh-Durham Aeronautical Authority in 1939, which would be changed in 1945 to the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. The first new terminal opened in 1955. Terminal A opened in 1981. American Airlines began service to RDU in 1985. RDU opened the 10,000-foot (3,000 m) runway, 5L-23R, in 1986. American Airlines opened its North-South Hub operation at RDU in the new Terminal C in June 1987,

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addition adds 46,000 square feet (4,300 m2) and 5 aircraft gates to the terminal. In 2003, RDU also dedicated a new general aviation (GA) terminal. RDU continues to keep pace with its growth by redeveloping Terminal C into a new state-of the-art terminal, scheduled to open in summer 2008. [4] Noteworthy recent new carriers at the airport: • Air Canada, the airport’s first international carrier, introduced service to Toronto in 1996. • Canadian Regional began service to Toronto in 1997. • Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest low-cost carrier, began service to RDU in 1999. • America West (merged with US Airways in 2005) began service at RDU in 2002 with flights to Phoenix and Las Vegas. • JetBlue began nonstop service between RDU and New York and Boston in 2006, with additional service to Fort Lauderdale which began in January 2008.

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• Person County Airport (ICAO: KTDF, FAA LID: TDF), Roxboro • Siler City Municipal Airport (ICAO: K5W8, FAA LID: 5W8), Siler City

Private airfields
There are numerous licensed private generalaviation and agricultural airfields in the region’s suburban areas and nearby rural communities:

Lake Ridge Airport (8NC8) in Durham • Bagwell Airport (FAA LID: NC99), Garner • Ball Airport (FAA LID: 79NC), Louisburg • Barclaysville Field Airport (FAA LID: NC44), Angier • Brooks Field Airport (FAA LID: 8NC6), Siler City • CAG Farms Airport (FAA LID: 87NC), Angier • Charles Field Airport (FAA LID: NC22), Dunn • Cox Airport (FAA LID: NC81), Apex • Crooked Creek Airport (FAA LID: 7NC5), Bunn • Dead Dog Airpot (FAA LID: 8NC4), Pittsboro • Deck Airpark Airport (FAA LID: NC11), Apex • Dutchy Airport (FAA LID: 5NC5), Chapel Hill • Eagle’s Landing Airport (FAA LID: 9NC8), Pittsboro • Field of Dreams Airport (FAA LID: 51NC), Zebulon • Fuquay/Angier Field Airport (FAA LID: 78NC), Fuquay-Varina • Hinton Field Airport (FAA LID: NC72), Princeton • Kenly Airport (FAA LID: 7NC3), Kenly • Lake Ridge Aero Park Airport (FAA LID: 8NC8), Durham

Public general-aviation airports
In addition to RDU, several smaller publiclyowned general-aviation airports also operate in the metropolitan region:

Horace Williams Airport in Chapel Hill • Franklin County Airport (IATA: LHZ, ICAO: KLHZ, FAA LID: LHZ), Louisburg • Johnston County Airport (IATA: JNX, ICAO: KJNX, FAA LID: JNX), Smithfield • Horace Williams Airport (IATA: IGX, ICAO: KIGX, FAA LID: IGX), Chapel Hill • Harnett Regional Jetport (IATA: HRJ, ICAO: KHRJ, FAA LID: HRJ), Erwin

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• Miles Airport (FAA LID: NC34), Chapel Hill • North Raleigh Airport (FAA LID: 00NC), Louisburg • Peacock Stolport Airport (FAA LID: 4NC7), Garner • Raleigh East Airport (FAA LID: 9NC0), Knightdale • Riley Field Airport (FAA LID: 1NC5), Bunn • Ron’s Field Ultralight Airport (FAA LID: 1NC1), Pittsboro • Triple W Airport (ICAO: K5W5, FAA LID: 5W5), Raleigh • Womble Field Airport (FAA LID: 3NC9), Chapel Hill

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• Wake Medical Center Heliport (FAA LID: 0NC4), Raleigh—publicly owned; medical service • Western Wake Medical Center Heliport (FAA LID: 04NC), Cary—publicly owned; medical service A number of helipads (i.e. marked landing sites not classified under the FAA LID system) also serve a variety of additional medical facilities (such as UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill), as well as private, corporate and governmental interests, throughout the region.

Shopping
Notable shopping centers and malls:

Heliports
The following licensed heliports serve the Research Triangle region:

Northgate Mall in Durham • Brier Creek (Raleigh) • Brightleaf Square (Durham) • Cameron Village (Raleigh) • Carolina Premium Outlets (Smithfield) • Cary Towne Center (Cary) • Crabtree Valley Mall (Raleigh) • Crossroads Plaza (Cary) • Northgate Mall (Durham) • North Hills (Raleigh) • South Square Mall - defunct (Durham) • The Streets at Southpoint (Durham) • Triangle Towne Center (Raleigh) Notable locally based or independent retailer: • A Southern Season - the nation’s largest gourmet retailer (Chapel Hill)

NC92 helipad at Duke University Medical Center • Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital Heliport (FAA LID: NC96), Dunn—publicly owned; medical service • Duke University North Heliport (ICAO: NC92, FAA LID: NC92), Durham—privately owned; public medical service • Garner Road Heliport (FAA LID: 3NC2), Raleigh—publicly owned; state government service • Holly Green Heliport (FAA LID: 83NC), Durham—private • Sky-5 Heliport (FAA LID: 3NC2), Raleigh—private, owned by WRAL-TV • Sprint MidAtlantic Telecom Heliport (FAA LID: 11NC), Youngsville—private; corporate service

Entertainment
Film Festivals and Events: • Flicker Film Festival - Carrboro • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Durham • Escapism Film Festival - Durham • Retrofantasma Film Festival - Durham

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• Nevermore Film Festival - Durham • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Durham Notable Performing Arts and Music Venues: • The Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh • Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park - Cary • Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Downtown Raleigh • RBC Center - Raleigh Theatre and Dance Events: • American Dance Festival - Durham

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statewide readership (especially to the east of the Triangle). The Herald-Sun, the major daily Durham newspaper. The Durham News, a weekly community newspaper serving Durham County. The Cary News, a weekly community newspaper serving suburban Cary and western Wake County. Garner News, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Garner in southern Wake County. The Apex Herald, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Apex in western Wake County. Holly Springs Sun, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Holly Springs in southwestern Wake County. Cleveland Post, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Cleveland and nearby northwestern Johnston and southern Wake counties. Fuquay-Varina Independent, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Fuquay-Varina in southwestern Wake County. The Wake Weekly, a weekly community newspaper serving suburban Wake Forest, northern Wake County and southern Franklin County. The Chapel Hill News, a biweekly community newspaper serving Chapel Hill, suburban Orange County and northeastern Chatham County The Chatham Journal, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Pittsboro and surrounding Chatham County. The Clayton News-Star, a weekly community newspaper for suburban Clayton and western Johnston County. The Daily Record, the daily community newspaper for suburban Dunn and surrounding Harnett County. The Courier-Times, the biweekly community newspaper for suburban Roxboro and Person County. The Triangle Business Journal, a weekly regional economic journal. Chapel Hill Magazine, a local bi-monthly magazine that serves 12,500 households and 1,600 businesses of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and northern Chatham County.

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Print
Numerous newspapers and periodicals serve the Triangle market.

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• WNCN-TV (17), the NBC affiliate, owned by Media General. • WLFL-TV (22), the CW affiliate, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. • WTNC-LP (26), the Telefutura affiliate, owned by Univision Communications, Inc. • WRDC-TV (28), the My Network TV affiliate, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. • WRAY-TV (30), an independent station, owned by Multi-Cultural Broadcasting. • WUVC-TV (40), the Univision affiliate, owned by Univision Communications, Inc. • WRPX-TV (47), the Pax/ION affiliate (Raleigh-Durham), owned by ION Media Networks. • WRAZ-TV (50), the Fox affiliate, which is operated by Capitol Broadcasting Company.

Free
• The Independent Weekly, a free weekly regional independent journal published in Durham. • The Carolina Journal, a monthly free regional newspaper published in Raleigh. • The Raleigh Downtowner, a free monthly magazine for downtown Raleigh and environs. • The Raleigh Hatchet, a free monthly magazine. • The Daily Tar Heel, the free weekday (during the regular academic year) student newspaper at UNC-Chapel Hill. • The Technician, the free weekday (during the regular academic year) student newspaper at NC State University in Raleigh. • The Chronicle, a free daily newspaper for (but independent of) Duke University and its surrounding community in Durham. • The Blotter, a free monthly regional literary journal. • Fifteen-501, a free magazine for the Durham-Chapel Hill area (named for nearby U.S. Route 15-501). • Acento Latino, a free Spanish-language weekly regional newspaper published in Raleigh. • Q-Notes, a free bi-weekly newspaper published in Charlotte and distributed in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.

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

Online
The Triangle region hosted North Carolina’s first online television station, RTP-TV (Research Triangle Park Television), which broadcast news and programs of regional interest over the Internet from its Research Triangle Park location until ceasing operations in 2006.

Online only
• The Raleigh Telegram, a free daily news source for the greater Raleigh area. • The Wake Forest Gazette, a free weekly news site for items of local Wake Forest Interest

Radio
The Triangle is home to North Carolina Public Radio, a public radio station/NPR provider that brings in listeners around the country. Raleigh and a large part of the Triangle area is Arbitron radio market #43. Stations include: FM stations: AM stations: • 88.1 FM WKNC • 540 AM WETC (NCSU) College Spanish Radio from N.C. • 570 AM WDOX State University Talk, Sports & • 88.5 FM WRTP Music ("570 (RTN) Christian WDOX") ("His Radio • 620 AM WDNC WRTP") Sports; ESPN • 88.7 FM WXDU Radio affiliate (DU) College ("620, The Bull") Radio from Duke • 680 AM WPTF University News, Talk &

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Broadcast
The Triangle is part of the RaleighDurham-Fayetteville Designated Market Area for broadcast television, which currently is home to the following television stations: • WUNC-TV (4), the PBS affiliate and viewer-supported flagship station of the University of North Carolina television network. • WRAL-TV (5), the CBS affiliate, licensed to Capitol Broadcasting Company. • WTVD-TV (11), the ABC affiliate, owned by ABC/Walt Disney Company.

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• 88.9 FM WSHA (SU) NPR/Jazz from Shaw University • 89.3 FM WXYC (UNC) College Radio from UNCChapel Hill • 89.7 FM WCPE Classical & Opera Music • 90.7 FM WNCU (NCCU) NPR/Jazz from N.C. Central University • 91.1 FM W216BN (RTN) Christian ("His Radio WRTP") • 91.5 FM WUNC (UNC) NPR affiliate from UNC-Chapel Hill • 92.5 FM WYFL (BBN) Christian Programs from Bible Broadcasting Network • 93.9 FM WKSL (CC) Rhythmic Adult Contemporary ("93.9, Kiss FM") • 94.7 FM WQDR (CMG) Country ("94.7 QDR") • 96.1 FM WBBB (CMG) Rock ("96 Rock") • 96.7 FM WKRX Country (WKRX, Roxboro) • 96.9 FM WYMY (CMG) Spanish ("La Ley 96.9") • 97.5 FM WQOK (R1) Hip Hop ("K-97.5") • 98.9 FM W255AM (RTN) Christian ("His Radio WRTP") Sports ("News/ Talk 680, WPTF") 750 AM WAUG Urban Programming from St. Augustine’s College 850 AM WRBZ Sports ("850, The Buzz") 1030 AM WDRU Christian ("The Truth, 1030") 1240 AM WPJL Christian 1310 AM WTIK Spanish 1360 AM WCHL News, Talk & Sports 1410 AM WRJD Urban Gospel 1490 AM WDUR Spanish 1530 AM WLLQ Spanish 1550 AM WCLY Urban Gospel 1590 AM WHPY Christian

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• 99.9 FM WCMC (CBC) Sports ("99.9 The Fan") • 100.7 FM WRVA (CC) Classic Rock ("100.7, The River") • 101.1 FM WZTK (CMG) Talk("FM Talk 101.1") • 101.5 FM WRAL (CBC) Adult Contemporary ("Mix 101.5") • 102.5 FM WKXU (NCM) Country ("Kicks 102.5") • 102.9 FM WWMY (CMG) Oldies ("Y-102.9") • 103.3 FM WAKG (PB) Country ("103.3 WAKG") • 103.9 FM WNNL (R1) Urban Gospel ("103.9, The Light") • 104.3 FM WFXK (R1) Urban Adult Contemporary ("Foxy 104") • 105.1 FM WDCG (CC) Pop and Contemporary Hits ("G-105") • 106.1 FM WRDU (CC) Country ("Rooster Country") • 106.7 FM WKVK (EMF) Contemporary Christian • 107.1 FM WFXC (R1) Urban Adult Contemporary ("Foxy 107") • 107.7 FM W299AQ (RTN) Christian ("His Radio WRTP") • 107.9 FM WVDJLP Community Radio

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• 107.9 FM W300AR (RTN) Christian ("His Radio WRTP")

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Rankings
• 1 High Tech Region (Raleigh-Durham) -"Daring To Compete: A Region-to-Region Reality Check," Silicon Valley Leadership Group, September 16, 2005 • Top 10 Utility Company (Duke Power) Site Selection, September 2005 • 12 Top Real Estate Market (RaleighDurham) -- Expansion Management, August 2005 • 10 Top Venture Capital State (North Carolina) -- Moran Stahl & Boyer LLC, Site Selection, July 2005 • 2 of the Top Business Opportunity Metros (Durham MSA, Raleigh-Cary MSA) -- 2005 Mayor’s Challenge "Top Business Opportunity Metros", Expansion Management, July 11, 2005 • 1 City (Greater Raleigh-Durham) for Biotechnology -- "The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Cluster", Milken Institute, June 2005 • 2 City (Greater Raleigh-Durham) for Life Sciences Human Capital -- "The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Cluster", Milken Institute, June 2005 • 4 City (Greater Raleigh-Durham) for Life Sciences Workforce -- "The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Cluster", Milken Institute, June 2005 • 17 Best Running City in America (Raleigh) -- Runner’s World, MSN, June, 2005 • 5 U.S. Life Sciences Clusters (Greater Raleigh-Durham) -- Milken Institute, June 2005 • 1 South’s State of the Year (North Carolina) -- Southern Business & Development, June 20, 2005 • One of Top 10 University Markets that Has Its Act Together (Raleigh-DurhamChapel Hill) -- Southern Business & Development, Summer 2005 • 2 Best Place (Raleigh-Durham) for Business & Careers -- Forbes, May 5, 2005 • 5 Best Knowledge Worker Metro (RaleighCary MSA) -- "Knowledge Worker Quotient", Expansion Management, May 2005 • 8 Most Unwired City (Raleigh-DurhamChapel Hill) -- Intel’s 3rd Annual "Most Unwired Cities" survey, May 2005 • 9 Top State (North Carolina) in Nanotechnology -- Small Times, March 2005

Map of the Triangle

Primary cities and towns A - Raleigh B - Durham C - Chapel Hill D - Cary E - Morrisville F - Apex G - Holly Springs H - FuquayVarina I - Garner J - Knightdale K - Wendell L - Zebulon M - Rolesville N - Wake Forest O - Hillsborough P - Carrboro Q - Pittsboro R - Clayton S - Youngsville T - Franklinton U - Creedmoor V - Stem W - Butner

Counties 1 - Wake 2 - Durham 3 - Orange 4 - Chatham 5 - Harnett 6 - Johnston 7 - Franklin 8 - Granville Parks and bodies of water a - Research Triangle Park b - Umstead State Park c - Jordan Lake d - Haw River e - Harris Lake f - Lake Wheeler g - Lake Benson h - Falls Lake

Interstate highways 1I-40/I-85 2 - I-85 3 - I-40 4 - I-440 5 - I-540 Other major highways 1 - US 15 2 - U.S. 1 3 - US 401 4 - US 64 5 - US 70 6 - US 401 7 - U.S. 1 8 - US 15-501 9 - US 64 10 - US 70 11 - US 501 12 - NC 147 13 - US 64-264 14 - US 64 Business

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• 9 Top Business State (North Carolina) -2004 Governor’s Cup, Site Selection, March 2005 • Top Small Business Towns in the U.S. (Dunn, #82) -- Site Selection, March 2005 • 8 Hottest Labor Market (Raleigh-DurhamChapel Hill) -- American City Business Journal, TBJ, March 11, 2005 • 1 Best Place to Work (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, RTP), # 4 (NIEHS) and # 1 Academic Institution (UNC-Chapel Hill) for Postdocs -- "Best Places to Work for Postdocs: 2005", The Scientist, February 14, 2005 • 4 Top Pro-Business State (North Carolina) -- "Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2005: Keeping Jobs in America", Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., 2005 • 4 Best State (North Carolina) in Health Care and Availability -- "Health Care Cost Quotient", Expansion Management, February, 2005 • 34 Top Metro (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) for Job Growth & High Tech Output -Outlook, February, 2005 • 17 America’s Hottest Cities (RaleighDurham-Chapel Hill) -- Expansion Management, November 2004 • 1 of America’s Most Entrepreneurial Campuses (UNC-Chapel Hill) -- Forbes, October 22, 2004 • 3 Best Places to Live in America -- Forbes, 2003 [2]

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See also
• I-85 Corridor • Piedmont Crescent • Piedmont Triad

References
[1] "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. [2] "North Carolina Hospitals and Medical Centers". The Agape Center. http://theagapecenter.com/Hospitals/ North-Carolina.htm. Retrieved on 2008-05-30. [3] "Regional Transit Needs: Next Steps". TTA Web Site. http://www.ridetta.org/ Regional_Rail/Overview/ 3-07LatestTransitNeeds.htm. Retrieved on 2007-07-04. [4] Raleigh-Durham International Airport

External links
• Google maps • ‹The template WikiMapia is being considered for deletion.› • The Triangle at WikiMapia

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