The ambush-style killings of five Dallas police officers on July 7, 2016 ignited a conversation at WRAL-TV about how the station could respond, as tensions increased between police and the African-American community nationwide. After conversations with local leaders, WRAL began work on a documentary focused on shootings of black men in North Carolina, and the relationship between police departments and ... (read more)
After several years of dreaming, North Carolina landed the Olympic Festival for 1987. The opening ceremonies took place on July 17, 1987 in Carter-Finley stadium in Raleigh. Athletic events were held in nearby cities. Greensboro hosted figure and speed skating. Durham was the site for track and field, soccer and wrestling. Chapel Hill hosted basketball, gymnastics, and swimming. Cary was ... (read more)
April 27, 1984 commemorated the 400th anniversary of the voyage from Plymouth, England to the shores of what is now is now North Carolina. Earlier in the day, WRAL aired the ceremonies LIVE via satellite from Plymouth, England. That broadcast can be viewed on this website. The anniversary celebration was the lead story on the 6 PM newscast. WRAL News ... (read more)
Susan Dahlin, best known for hosting WRAL PM Magazine and Evening Magazine, joined WRAL news as a travel reporter. Her adventures provided insights to many popular destinations worldwide. This video features three stories produced in Paris and one in Normandy, France. There are local connections to these stories! Circa 1988.
America’s Favorite Journey: The Blue Ridge Parkway The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most popular destination in our national park system, hosting about 17 million visitors a year. Nearly half the 469-mile route runs through North Carolina, including its highest elevations. Some of the parkway’s iconic features are in our state, including its highest peak and the Linn Cove Viaduct ... (read more)