Infrastructure

mold
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Two Granville County Schools are closed because of problems with mold. Butner-Stem Elementary and Creedmoor Elementary are both closed, according to Spokesman Stan Winborne.

Marc Edwards has been named among the most influential people in the world by Time, Fortune, Politico, and Foreign Policy Magazine. Edwards is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, and he blew the whistle on the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

An image of 'The Road Taken' by Henry Petroski
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Approximately 65,000 bridges in the U.S. are considered "structurally deficient," according to the latest report from the American Society of Civil Engineers. With roads in constant need of repair and bridges collapsing, America's infrastructure is at a crossroads, says author Henry Petroski.

A picture of railroad ties.
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Traffic is expected to swell in the coming years between the N.C. State University Campus and Downtown Cary.

Tonight and tomorrow, the is hosting public meetings to collect feedback on safety issues at railroad crossings.

“We're trying to look at transpiration solutions, not only for cars, but also for pedestrians and bicyclists in the area," says Senior Transportation Planner Shelby Powell.