Duke’s 2015 Commencement To Be Held at Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Ladies and gentlemen, now pinch-hitting for Wallace Wade Stadium, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. With the usual site of Duke University’s commencement ceremonies unavailable because of an extensive renovation project, school officials have worked out an agreement with the minor league baseball team to use the Bulls’ home field (DBAP) to host the event on […]

CBC Sponsors Whirligigs in Wilson


Folk artist Vollis Simpson is known far and wide for his whirligigs, towering works of art made from junkyard scraps powered only by the wind.  He never considered himself an artist but continued making his creations until his death in 2013 at age 94.  Now the town of Wilson is using Simpson’s work as the […]

Reporting Live, From Buffalo, In the Snow

Richard Adkins & Greg Fishel

When Buffalo, NY, recently experienced a recording-breaking November snowfall, WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel & WRAL-TV News Photographer Richard Adkins hit the road.  The pair traveled up north to bring the snow story back to the Triangle.  Adkins shared their winter weather experience with Capcom: The Buffalo Experience Set the Way-Back machine to 1998. That’s […]

A Broadcaster’s Worst Nightmare

Antenna in the rubble

Sunday, December 10, 1989 is a day etched in the memory of so many employees at Capitol Broadcasting. It was the day the 2000’ “Tall Tower” crashed to the ground. A devastating ice storm moved through the area Friday afternoon, December 8. Two days of freezing rain loaded tons of ice onto the tower and […]

WRAL-TV Tower Now Aglow for the Holidays

WRAL Tower Lighting

The WRAL-TV tower is now aglow for the holidays.  The station lit the tower for the 55th time on Monday, December 1, 2014.  A crowd came out to watch the lighting in person while thousands of viewers watched from home during the evening newscasts. The NC State Chorale provided holiday music in the studio while […]

CBC Hosts 6th Annual Enable America Career Mentoring Day

Clarence Williams

Capitol Broadcasting and WRAL hosted the 6th Annual Enable America Career Mentoring Day on Tuesday November 18, 2014. Enable America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment for veterans and individuals with disabilities.  A total of eight job seekers, including three US Army veterans each with multiple deployments to Iraq/Afghanistan, learned about the broadcasting […]

Watch Videos of Christmas Past at American Tobacco

Lucky Strike Tower

American Tobacco opened The Ice Factory to skaters on November 20th and will light the Lucky Strike Tower for the holidays on Friday, December 5th.  Check out these new videos of past Christmas fun:

WRAL-TV’s Coats for the Children Campaign Keeping Children Warm for 26 Years!

Coats for the Children

The 26th annual Coats for the Children Campaign to provide warm winter clothing and new toys to local children is underway! WRAL-TV is once again collecting warm winter clothing, money and new toys for Salvation Army families in need. This annual community service campaign is one of WRAL-TV’s signature events. Now through Dec. 31, WRAL-TV […]

Large Crowd Lines Streets for WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade

WRAL-TV float

The holiday season has officially arrived in Raleigh with the 70th anniversary of the annual WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 22nd.  WRAL staffers worked hard to bring a live broadcast of the parade to the homes of thousands of Triangle viewers, while thousands more lined the streets of downtown Raleigh to see the fun […]