Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter. Here's how you can maintain a fire-safe home this winter season.
How to prevent a home fire in the winter
Snow people pop up on UNC's campus
Snow day at the NC Zoo!
Snowstorm turns Durham and much of Triangle into a winter wonderland
Anonymous donor gives 500 sleds to Dix Park visitors
Donated flying saucers mean big fun on a sledding hill
Kids, cops and snowballs? A perfect combination.
Snow scenes from around the Triangle
Road conditions hazardous across Triangle
Gov. Roy Cooper urges workers to go home before storm gets worse
Snow moves into the Triangle Wednesday morning
Trinity House, Duke's newest dormitory, is now open and the first residents are enjoying the fancy digs
NC Governor declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm
A slow-moving storm lumbered into North Carolina Wednesday, threatening 6 inches of snow in the Triangle as temperatures dropped to freezing. Gov. Roy Cooper described road conditions as “extremely hazardous” and urged workers statewide to go home before conditions worsen.
Watch as 10 NC State students, each riding on one of 500 snow saucers donated to the City of Raleigh, zoom down a hill at Dorthea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC during a major winter storm Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
Residence hall comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, video arcade, several commons areas and a movie theater. Energy efficient and filled with artwork, spring semester students will be first to inhabit the East Campus building.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declares a state of emergency in North Carolina in advance of a winter storm expected to dump several inches of snow in areas of the state. Cooper encouraged North Carolinians to stay off the roads.
Hector Rivera Suarez, the student body president at Guilford College, traveled to Washington this week to advocate for an immigration deal for those who arrived in the U.S. as children. Rivera Suarez's protected status will expire on Jan. 21, which would end his dream of becoming a teacher.
Vanezza Bates, 31, has been homeless for several months. She and her daughter sleep on couches and floors at relatives' homes. Her car was repossessed. But she is hopeful that she will find work and a home for her three children. Homelessness in Wake County increased in 2017, although it declined in North Carolina overall, and Wake County schools are serving more homeless children.