Articles written by: Caroline Biscotti

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $900 million, second-highest

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $900 million, second-highest

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $900 million. Lottery officials raised the estimated prize Wednesday, less than a day after another drawing without a winner increased the prize to $868 million. Officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the Mega Millions prize Tuesday night. The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, […]

Autopsy: Sampson woman found dead was stabbed more than 30 times

Autopsy: Sampson woman found dead was stabbed more than 30 times

By Natalie Matthews, WRAL editor — A Sampson County woman who was reported missing in March and then was found dead days later had been stabbed more than 30 times, according to an autopsy report. Eileen Marie Carter, 41, of Garland, was reported missing by relatives on March 28. Sampson County deputies found her body on March 31 in a […]

Rain will be short-lived, cold front to follow

Rain will be short-lived, cold front to follow

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist — Rain on Wednesday morning will be fairly light and short-lived, according to Elizabeth Gardner, ahead of a cold front that will plunge Thursday‘s high by as much as 10 degrees. A band of light rain will move through the Triangle most of the morning, so you‘ll want to grab an umbrella, said Gardner. By […]

Highway in Orange County sheds Jefferson Davis name, but marker remains

Highway in Orange County sheds Jefferson Davis name, but marker remains

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Orange County has repealed a 1959 resolution that named portion of U.S. Highway 15 to honor Confederate President Jefferson Davis, but for now, the marker will remain. The Orange County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to repeal the resolution designating the local stretch of U.S. 15 as part of the Jefferson Davis National Highway. Board Chairman […]

Trying to eat healthy at the fair? Try these tips

Trying to eat healthy at the fair? Try these tips

By Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About editor Raleigh, N.C. — The N.C. State Fair can be a diet pitfall. With so many deep fried and super sweet treats, it can be hard to not over indulge. For those hoping to enjoy the fair without running their waistline, here are a few places to check out: – Located in Kiddieland, this […]

‘This Is Us‘ recap: ‘Vietnam‘ digs deep into Pearson brothers‘ pasts

‘This Is Us‘ recap: ‘Vietnam‘ digs deep into Pearson brothers‘ pasts

By Natalie Matthews, WRAL editor Did you feel like you needed a break from “The Big 3?” Well, this week, you got it. Tuesday night‘s episode of “This Is Us” spent time detailing some of Jack‘s tour in Vietnam – eventually taking us all back to the day his little brother, Nick, was born. We learn more about Jack‘s paternal […]

State Fair hidden gem: Peachey‘s Baking Co.

State Fair hidden gem: Peachey‘s Baking Co.

By Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About editor Raleigh, N.C. — Last year, the Amish Baking Company was a hit at the with its warm, large, homemade doughnuts. This year, fairgoers looking for the were saddened to find that they weren‘t in their normal spot and not on the State Fair vendors list. The business is at the fair, just under […]