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Research Triangle











The Triangle region, as defined for statistical purposes as the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA, comprises 8 counties, although the U.S. Census Bureau divided the region into two metropolitan statistical areas and one micropolitan area in 2003. Some local television networks define the region as Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville. Although Fayetteville, North Carolina, is nearly 50 miles (80 km) from Raleigh’s city limits, it is in the designated market area.

Primary cities

Raleigh, 380,173

Durham, 217,847

Chapel Hill, (Town), 54,492

Suburbs with more than 10,000 inhabitants







Holly Springs




Wake Forest

Suburbs with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants



Bear Creek





Buies Creek













Four Oaks








Hurdle Mills




Lizard Lick





New Hill


Pine Level








Siler City

Silk Hope



West Smithfield

Wilson’s Mills




Public secondary education in the Triangle is similar to that of the majority of the state of North Carolina, in which there are county-wide school systems (the exception is Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools within Orange County but apart from Orange County Schools). The Wake County Public School System, which includes the cities of Raleigh and Cary, is the largest school system in the state of North Carolina and the 18th largest in the United States, officially recording an enrollment of 139,599 students on the 20th day of the 2009-10 school year. Other larger systems in the region include Durham Public Schools (about 33,000 students) and rapidly growing Johnston County Schools (about 31,000 students).

Institutions of higher education

Duke Chapel at Duke University.

Campbell University

Central Carolina Community College

Duke University

Durham Technical Community College

Meredith College

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina State University

Peace College

Pfeiffer University

Piedmont Community College

Shaw University

St. Augustine’s College

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vance-Granville Community College

Wake Technical Community College


College sports

Rameses, mascot of the North Carolina Tar Heels.

With the significant number of universities and colleges in the area and the relative absence of major league professional sports, NCAA sports are very popular, particularly those sports in which the Atlantic Coast Conference excels, most notably basketball, football, and soccer.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University Wolfpack in Raleigh, and the Duke University Blue Devils in Durham are all members of the ACC. Rivalries among these schools are very strong, fueled by proximity to each other, with annual competitions in every sport. Adding to the rivalries is the large number of graduates that high schools in the region send to each of the local universities. It is very common for students at one university to know many students attending the other local universities, which increases the opportunities for “bragging” among the schools. The four ACC schools in the state, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest University are referred to as Tobacco Road by sportscasters, particularly in basketball. All four teams consistently produce high-caliber teams. Each of the Triangle-based universities listed have won at least two NCAA Basketball National Championships.

The East Carolina University Pirates are 75 miles (121 km) away in Greenville, North Carolina. Competitions against East Carolina are popular non-conference contests for many of the schools in the Research Triangle, and the university is considered a rivalry by some fans.

Three historically black colleges, including new Division I member North Carolina Central University and Division II members St. Augustine College and Shaw University also boost the popularity of college sports in the region.

Professional Sports

The region has only one professional team of the four major sports, the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL, based in Raleigh. Since moving to the Research Triangle region from Hartford, CT, they have enjoyed great success, including winning a Stanley Cup and advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. With only one top level professional sports option, minor league baseball and other sports are quite popular in the region. The Durham Bulls in Downtown Durham are a AAA Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Carolina Mudcats, based in Zebulon, 10 miles east of Raleigh, are a AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. In Cary, the Carolina RailHawks are a United Soccer Leagues First Division soccer team.


Anchored by leading technology firms, government and world-class universities and medical centers, the area’s economy has performed exceptionally well. Significant increases in employment, earnings, personal income and retail sales are projected over the next 15 years.

The region’s growing high-technology community includes such companies as IBM, SAS Institute, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, NetApp and Credit Suisse First Boston. In addition to high-tech, the region is consistently ranked in the top three in the U.S. with concentration in life science companies. Some of these companies include GlaxoSmithKline, Biogen Idec, BASF, Merck & Co., Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, and Wyeth. Research Triangle Park and North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh support innovation through R&D and technology transfer among the region’s companies and research universities (including Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

The area has fared relatively well in during the Late-2000s recession ranked as the strongest region in North Carolina by the Brookings Institution and among the top 40 in the country. The change in employment during from 2008 to 2009 was 4.6% and home prices was 2%. The Greensboro metropolitan area was listed among the second weakest and the Charlotte area among the middle in the country.

Major employers

American Airlines



The Body Shop

Burt’s Bees

Cisco Systems

Credit Suisse Group

Duke University

Durham Public Schools



Fidelity Investments

Environmental Protection Agency

General Electric






Nortel Networks

North Carolina State Government (including the University of North Carolina system)

Progress Energy


Red Hat

Research Triangle Institute

SAS Institute

Sony Ericsson


Teleflex Medical


United States Forest Service


Wake County Public School System

Major hospitals and medical centers

Duke University Medical Center Patient Rapid Transit monorail train in Durham.

North Carolina Memorial and Children’s hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Durham VA Medical Center in Durham.

The Research Triangle region is served by the following hospitals and medical centers:

Hospitals of the Duke University Health System

Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center (Durham)

Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center (Durham)

Duke Raleigh Hospital (formerly Raleigh Community Hospital)

Duke University Medical Center (Durham)

Durham Regional Hospital (Durham)

Person Memorial Hospital (Roxboro)

Hospitals of the UNC Health Care system

Chatham Hospital (Siler City)

North Carolina Cancer Hospital (Chapel Hill)

North Carolina Children’s Hospital (Chapel Hill)

North Carolina Memorial Hospital (Chapel Hill)

North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital (Chapel Hill)

North Carolina Women’s Hospital (Chapel Hill)

Rex Hospital (Raleigh)

Hospitals of the WakeMed system

WakeMed Raleigh Campus (formerly Wake Memorial Hospital and Wake Medical Center)

WakeMed Cary Hospital (formerly Western Wake Medical Center)

Other hospitals and medical centers

Dorothea Dix Hospital (Raleigh)

Durham VA Medical Center (Durham)

Franklin Regional Medical Center (Louisburg)

Johnston Memorial Hospital (Smithfield)


Freeways and primary designated routes

I-40 passing through RTP.

The Durham Freeway passing through downtown Durham.

The Triangle is served by three major interstate highways: I-40, I-85, and I-95, their spurs: I-440 and I-540, and seven U.S. Routes: 1, 64, 70, 264, 401, and 15 and 501 which are multiplexed through much of the region as US 15-501.

Two of the three interstates diverge from one another in Orange County with I-85 heading northeast through northern Durham County toward Virginia, while I-40 travels southeast through southern Durham, through the center of the region, and serves as the primary freeway through Raleigh. The related loop freeways I-440 and I-540 are primarily located in Wake County around Raleigh. I-440 begins at the interchange of US 1 and I-40 southwest of downtown Raleigh and arcs northward around downtown with the formal designation as the Cliff Benson/Raleigh Beltline (co-signed with US 1 on three-fourths of its northern route) and ends at its junction with I-40 in southeast Raleigh. I-540 has about a third of its route open, but is already sometimes known as the Raleigh Outer Loop. The latest segment of 540 to open has been designated as a state route (NC 540) and not an interstate route, in anticipation of that segment eventually becoming a toll road. The 540 freeway currently serves the southernmost part of Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, North Raleigh and city’s nearby northern suburbs before ending in east Raleigh at the US 64-264 Bypass. I-95 serves the extreme eastern edge of the region, crossing south-to-north through suburban Johnston County.

U.S. Routes 1, 15, and 64 primarily serve the region as limited-access freeways or multi-lane highways with access roads. US 1 enters the region from the southwest as the Claude E. Pope Memorial Highway and travels through suburban Apex where it merges with US 64 and continues northeast toward Raleigh. The two highways are co-designated for about 2 miles (3.2 km) until US 1 joins I-440 and US 64 with I-40 along the Raleigh-Cary border. Capital Boulevard, which is designated US 1 for half of its route and US 401 the other is not a limited-access freeway, although it is a major thoroughfare through northeast Raleigh and into the northern downtown area.

North Carolina Highway 147, also known as the Durham Freeway, is a limited-access freeway that connects I-85 with I-40 in southeastern Durham County. The four-lane route traverses downtown Durham and extends through Research Triangle Park. The freeway is often used as a detour alternate route for I-40 in the Chapel Hill area, in cases of traffic accident, congestion or road construction delays.

Public transit

Triangle Transit bus

Chapel Hill Transit bus

A partnering system of multiple public transportation agencies currently serves the Triangle region. Raleigh is served by the Capital Area Transit (CAT) municipal transit system, while Durham has the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) system. Chapel Hill is served by Chapel Hill Transit, and Cary is also served by its own public transit systems. However, Triangle Transit, formerly called the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA), works in cooperation with all area transit systems by offering transfers between its own routes and those of the other systems. Triangle Transit also coordinates an extensive vanpool and rideshare program that serves the region’s larger employers and commute destinations.

There are plans to merge all of the area’s municipal systems into Triangle Transit, and Triangle Transit also has proposed a regional rail system to connect downtown Durham and downtown Raleigh with multiple suburban stops as well as stops in the Research Triangle Park area. The agency’s initial proposal was effectively cancelled in 2006, however, when the agency could not procure adequate federal funding. A committee of local business, transportation and government leaders currently are working with Triangle Transit to develop a new transit blueprint for the region, with various modes of rail transit, as well as bus rapid transit, open as options for consideration.


Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Main article: Raleigh-Durham International Airport


RDU welcome sign.

American Airlines Boeing 777 touches down at RDU.

Southwest Airlines jet landing at RDU.

The General Assembly of North Carolina chartered the Raleigh-Durham Aeronautical Authority in 1939, which would be changed in 1945 to the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. The first new terminal opened in 1955. Terminal A (now Terminal 1) opened in 1981. American Airlines began service to RDU in 1985.

RDU opened the 10,000-foot (3,000 m) runway, 5L-23R, in 1986. American Airlines opened its North-South Hub operation at RDU in the new Terminal C in June 1987, greatly increasing the size of RDU’s operations with a new terminal including a new apron and runway. American brought RDU its first international flights to Bermuda, Cancun, Paris and London.

In 1996, American Airlines ceased its hub operations at RDU due to Pan Am and Eastern Airlines. Pan Am and Eastern were Miami’s main tenants until 1991, when both carriers went bankrupt. Their hubs at MIA were taken over by United Airlines and American Airlines. This created a difficulty in competing with US Airways’ hub in Charlotte and Delta Air Lines’ hub in Atlanta for passengers traveling between smaller cities in the North and South. Midway Airlines entered the market, starting service in 1995 with the then somewhat novel concept of 50 seat CRJs providing service from its RDU hub primarily along the east coast. Midway, originally incorporated in Chicago, had some success after moving its operations to the midpoint of the eastern United States at RDU and its headquarters to Morrisville, NC. The carrier ultimately couldn’t overcome three weighty challenges: the arrival of Southwest Airlines, the refusal of American Airlines to renew the frequent flyer affiliation it had with Midway (thus dispatching numerous higher fare paying businesspeople to airlines with better reward destinations), and the significant blow of September 11, 2001. Midway Airlines filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on August 13, 2001 and ceased operations entirely on October 30, 2003.

In February 2000, RDU was ranked as the nation’s second fastest growing major airport in the United States, by Airports Council International, based on 1999 statistics. Passenger growth hit 24% over the previous year, ranking RDU second only to Washington Dulles International Airport. RDU opened Terminal A south concourse for use by Northwest and Continental Airlines in 2001. The addition added 46,000 square feet (4,300 m2) and five aircraft gates to the terminal. Terminal A became designated as Terminal 1 on October 26, 2008. In 2003, RDU also dedicated a new general aviation (GA) terminal. RDU continues to keep pace with its growth by redeveloping Terminal C into a new state-of the-art terminal, now known as Terminal 2, which opened in October 2008.

Other carriers at RDU International Airport:

Air Canada, the airport’s first international carrier, introduced service to Toronto in 1996.

Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest low-cost carrier, began service to RDU in 1999.

America West (merged with US Airways in 2005) began service at RDU in 2002 with flights to Phoenix and Las Vegas.

JetBlue began nonstop service between RDU and New York and Boston in 2006, with additional service to Fort Lauderdale, which began in January 2008.

Public general-aviation airports

In addition to RDU, several smaller publicly-owned general-aviation airports also operate in the metropolitan region:

Horace Williams Airport in Chapel Hill

Franklin County Airport (IATA: LHZ, ICAO: KLHZ, FAA LID: LHZ), Louisburg

Johnston County Airport (IATA: JNX, ICAO: KJNX, FAA LID: JNX), Smithfield

Horace Williams Airport (IATA: IGX, ICAO: KIGX, FAA LID: IGX), Chapel Hill

Harnett Regional Jetport (IATA: HRJ, ICAO: KHRJ, FAA LID: HRJ), Erwin

Person County Airport (ICAO: KTDF, FAA LID: TDF), Roxboro

Siler City Municipal Airport (ICAO: K5W8, FAA LID: 5W8), Siler City

Private airfields

There are numerous licensed private general-aviation and agricultural airfields in the region’s suburban areas and nearby rural communities:

Lake Ridge Airport (8NC8) in Durham

Bagwell Airport (FAA LID: NC99), Garner

Ball Airport (FAA LID: 79NC), Louisburg

Barclaysville Field Airport (FAA LID: NC44), Angier

Brooks Field Airport (FAA LID: 8NC6), Siler City

CAG Farms Airport (FAA LID: 87NC), Angier

Charles Field Airport (FAA LID: NC22), Dunn

Cox Airport (FAA LID: NC81), Apex

Crooked Creek Airport (FAA LID: 7NC5), Bunn

Dead Dog Airport (FAA LID: 8NC4), Pittsboro

Deck Airpark Airport (FAA LID: NC11), Apex

Dutchy Airport (FAA LID: 5NC5), Chapel Hill

Eagle’s Landing Airport (FAA LID: 9NC8), Pittsboro

Field of Dreams Airport (FAA LID: 51NC), Zebulon

Fuquay/Angier Field Airport (FAA LID: 78NC), Fuquay-Varina

Hinton Field Airport (FAA LID: NC72), Princeton

Kenly Airport (FAA LID: 7NC3), Kenly

Lake Ridge Aero Park Airport (FAA LID: 8NC8), Durham

Miles Airport (FAA LID: NC34), Chapel Hill

North Raleigh Airport (FAA LID: 00NC), Louisburg

Peacock Stolport Airport (FAA LID: 4NC7), Garner

Raleigh East Airport (FAA LID: 9NC0), Knightdale

Riley Field Airport (FAA LID: 1NC5), Bunn

Ron’s Field Ultralight Airport (FAA LID: 1NC1), Pittsboro

Triple W Airport (ICAO: K5W5, FAA LID: 5W5), Raleigh

Womble Field Airport (FAA LID: 3NC9), Chapel Hill


The following licensed heliports serve the Research Triangle region:

NC92 helipad at Duke University Medical Center

Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital Heliport (FAA LID: NC96), Dunnublicly owned; medical service

Duke University North Heliport (ICAO: NC92, FAA LID: NC92), Durhamrivately owned; public medical service

Garner Road Heliport (FAA LID: 3NC2), Raleighublicly owned; state government service

Holly Green Heliport (FAA LID: 83NC), Durhamrivate

Sky-5 Heliport (FAA LID: 3NC2), Raleighrivate, owned by WRAL-TV

Sprint MidAtlantic Telecom Heliport (FAA LID: 11NC), Youngsvillerivate; corporate service

Wake Medical Center Heliport (FAA LID: 0NC4), Raleighublicly owned; medical service

Western Wake Medical Center Heliport (FAA LID: 04NC), Caryublicly owned; medical service

A number of helipads (i.e. marked landing sites not classified under the FAA LID system) also serve a variety of additional medical facilities (such as UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill), as well as private, corporate and governmental interests, throughout the region.


Notable shopping centers and malls:

Northgate Mall in Durham

Brier Creek (Raleigh)

Brightleaf Square (Durham)

Cameron Village (Raleigh)

Carolina Premium Outlets (Smithfield)

Cary Towne Center (Cary)

Crabtree Valley Mall (Raleigh)

Crossroads Plaza (Cary)

Northgate Mall (Durham)

North Hills (Raleigh)

South Square Mall – defunct (Durham)

The Streets at Southpoint (Durham)

Triangle Towne Center (Raleigh)

University Mall (Chapel Hill)

Notable locally based or independent retailer:

A Southern Season – the nation’s largest gourmet retailer (Chapel Hill)


Film Festivals and Events:

Flicker Film Festival – Carrboro

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival – Durham

Escapism Film Festival – Durham

Retrofantasma Film Festival – Durham

Nevermore Film Festival – Durham

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Durham

Notable Performing Arts and Music Venues:

The Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh

Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park – Cary

Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Downtown Raleigh

RBC Center – Raleigh

Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham

Theatre and Dance Events:

American Dance Festival – Durham



Numerous newspapers and periodicals serve the Triangle market.

Paid and subscription

Offices of The Herald-Sun in Durham.

The News & Observer, the major daily Raleigh newspaper and the region’s largest, with a significant regional and statewide readership (especially to the east of the Triangle).

The Herald-Sun, the major daily Durham newspaper.

The Durham News, a weekly community newspaper serving Durham County.

The Cary News, a weekly community newspaper serving suburban Cary and western Wake County.

Garner News, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Garner in southern Wake County.

The Apex Herald, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Apex in western Wake County.

Holly Springs Sun, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Holly Springs in southwestern Wake County.

Cleveland Post, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Cleveland and nearby northwestern Johnston and southern Wake counties.

Fuquay-Varina Independent, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Fuquay-Varina in southwestern Wake County.

The Wake Weekly, a weekly community newspaper serving suburban Wake Forest, northern Wake County and southern Franklin County.

The Chapel Hill News, a biweekly community newspaper serving Chapel Hill, suburban Orange County and northeastern Chatham County

The Chatham Journal, the weekly community newspaper for suburban Pittsboro and surrounding Chatham County.

The Clayton News-Star, a weekly community newspaper for suburban Clayton and western Johnston County.

The Daily Record, the daily community newspaper for suburban Dunn and surrounding Harnett County.

The Courier-Times, the semiweekly community newspaper for suburban Roxboro and Person County.

The Triangle Business Journal, a weekly regional economic journal.

Chapel Hill Magazine, a local bi-monthly magazine that serves 12,500 households and 1,600 businesses of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and northern Chatham County.


The Independent Weekly, a free weekly regional independent journal published in Durham.

The Carolina Journal, a monthly free regional newspaper published in Raleigh.

The Raleigh Downtowner, a free monthly magazine for downtown Raleigh and environs.

The Raleigh Hatchet, a free monthly magazine.

The Daily Tar Heel, the free weekday (during the regular academic year) student newspaper at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Technician, the free weekday (during the regular academic year) student newspaper at NC State University in Raleigh.

The Chronicle, a free daily newspaper for (but independent of) Duke University and its surrounding community in Durham.

The Blotter, a free monthly regional literary journal.

Fifteen-501, a free magazine for the Durham-Chapel Hill area (named for nearby U.S. Route 15-501).

Acento Latino, a free Spanish-language weekly regional newspaper published in Raleigh.

Online only

The Raleigh Telegram, a free daily news source for the greater Raleigh area.

The Wake Forest Gazette, a free weekly news site for items of local Wake Forest Interest



The Triangle is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville Designated Market Area for broadcast television, which currently is home to the following television stations:

WUNC-TV (4), the PBS affiliate and viewer-supported flagship station of the University of North Carolina television network.

WRAL-TV (5), the CBS affiliate, licensed to Capitol Broadcasting Company.

WTVD-TV (11), the ABC affiliate, owned by ABC/Walt Disney Company.

WNCN-TV (17), the NBC affiliate, owned by Media General.

WLFL-TV (22), the CW affiliate, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

WTNC-LP (26), the Telefutura affiliate, owned by Univision Communications, Inc.

WRDC-TV (28), the My Network TV affiliate, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

WRAY-TV (30), an independent station, owned by Multicultural Broadcasting.

WUVC-TV (40), the Univision affiliate, owned by Univision Communications, Inc.

WRPX-TV (47), the Pax/ION affiliate (Raleigh-Durham), owned by ION Media Networks.

WRAZ-TV (50), the Fox affiliate, which is operated by Capitol Broadcasting Company.


Raleigh is home to the Research Triangle Region bureau of the regional cable news channel News 14 Carolina.


The Triangle region hosted North Carolina’s first online television station, RTP-TV (Research Triangle Park Television), which broadcast news and programs of regional interest over the Internet from its Research Triangle Park location until ceasing operations in 2006.


The Triangle is home to North Carolina Public Radio, a public radio station/NPR provider that brings in listeners around the country. Raleigh and a large part of the Triangle area is Arbitron radio market #43. Stations include:

FM stations:

88.1 FM WKNC (NCSU) College Radio from N.C. State University

88.5 FM WRTP (RTN) Christian (“His Radio WRTP”)

88.7 FM WXDU (DU) College Radio from Duke University

88.9 FM WSHA (SU) NPR/Jazz from Shaw University

89.3 FM WXYC (UNC) College Radio from UNC-Chapel Hill

89.7 FM WCPE Classical & Opera Music

90.7 FM WNCU (NCCU) NPR/Jazz from N.C. Central University

91.1 FM W216BN (RTN) Christian (“His Radio WRTP”)

91.5 FM WUNC (UNC) NPR affiliate from UNC-Chapel Hill

92.5 FM WYFL (BBN) Christian Programs from Bible Broadcasting Network

93.9 FM WKSL (CC) Rhythmic Adult Contemporary (“93.9, Kiss FM”)

94.7 FM WQDR (CMG) Country (“94.7 QDR”)

96.1 FM WBBB (CMG) Rock (“96 Rock”)

96.7 FM WKRX Country (“Kickin’ Country”)

96.9 FM WYMY (CMG) Spanish (“La Ley 96.9”)

97.5 FM WQOK (R1) Hip Hop (“K-97.5”)

98.9 FM W255AM (RTN) Christian (“His Radio WRTP”)

99.9 FM WCMC (CBC) Sports (“99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio”)

100.7 FM WRVA (CC) Classic Rock (“100.7, The River”)

101.1 FM WZTK (CMG) Talk(“FM Talk 101.1”)

101.5 FM WRAL (CBC) Adult Contemporary (“Mix 101.5”)

102.5 FM WKXU (NCM) Country (“Kicks 102.5”)

102.9 FM WWMY (CMG) Oldies (“Y-102.9”)

103.3 FM WAKG (PB) Country (“103.3 WAKG”)

103.9 FM WNNL (R1) Urban Gospel (“103.9, The Light”)

104.3 FM WFXK (R1) Urban Adult Contemporary (“Foxy 104”)

105.1 FM WDCG (CC) Pop and Contemporary Hits (“G-105”)

106.1 FM WRDU (CC) Country (“Rooster Country”)

106.7 FM WKVK (EMF) Contemporary Christian

107.1 FM WFXC (R1) Urban Adult Contemporary (“Foxy 107”)

107.7 FM W299AQ (RTN) Christian (“His Radio WRTP”)

107.9 FM WVDJ-LP Community Radio

107.9 FM W300AR (RTN) Christian (“His Radio WRTP”)

AM stations:

540 AM WETC Spanish

570 AM WDOX Talk, Sports & Music (“570 WDOX”)

620 AM WDNC Sports(“620, The Bull”)

680 AM WPTF News, Talk & Sports (“News/Talk 680, WPTF”)

750 AM WAUG Urban Programming from St. Augustine’s College

850 AM WRBZ Sports (“850, The Buzz”)

1030 AM WDRU Christian (“The Truth, 1030”)

1240 AM WPJL Christian

1310 AM WTIK Spanish

1360 AM WCHL News, Talk & Sports

1410 AM WRJD Urban Gospel

1430 AM WRXO Country (“Oldies 1430”)

1490 AM WDUR Spanish

1530 AM WLLQ Spanish

1550 AM WCLY Urban Gospel

1590 AM WHPY Christian

Map of the Triangle

Primary cities and towns

A – Raleigh

B – Durham

C – Chapel Hill

D – Cary

E – Morrisville

F – Apex

G – Holly Springs

H – Fuquay-Varina

I – Garner

J – Knightdale

K – Wendell

L – Zebulon

M – Rolesville

N – Wake Forest

O – Hillsborough

P – Carrboro

Q – Pittsboro

R – Clayton

S – Youngsville

T – Franklinton

U – Creedmoor

V – Stem

W – Butner


1 – Wake

2 – Durham

3 – Orange

4 – Chatham

5 – Harnett

6 – Johnston

7 – Franklin

8 – Granville

Parks and bodies of water

a – Research Triangle Park

b – Umstead State Park

c – Jordan Lake

d – Haw River

e – Harris Lake

f – Lake Wheeler

g – Lake Benson

h – Falls Lake

Interstate highways

1 – I-40/I-85

2 – I-85

3 – I-40

4 – I-440

5 – I-540

Other major highways

1 – US 15

2 – US 1

3 – US 401

4 – US 64

5 – US 70

6 – US 401

7 – US 1

8 – US 15-501

9 – US 64

10 – US 70

11 – US 501

12 – NC 147

13 – US 64-264

14 – US 64 Business


1 High Tech Region (Raleigh-Durham) — “Daring To Compete: A Region-to-Region Reality Check,” Silicon Valley Leadership Group, September 16, 2005

Top 10 Utility Company (Duke Power) – Site Selection, September 2005

12 Top Real Estate Market (Raleigh-Durham) — Expansion Management, August 2005

10 Top Venture Capital State (North Carolina) — Moran Stahl & Boyer LLC, Site Selection, July 2005

2 of the Top Business Opportunity Metros (Durham MSA, Raleigh-Cary MSA) — 2005 Mayor’s Challenge “Top Business Opportunity Metros”, Expansion Management, July 11, 2005

1 City (Greater Raleigh-Durham) for Biotechnology — “The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Cluster”, Milken Institute, June 2005

2 City (Greater Raleigh-Durham) for Life Sciences Human Capital — “The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Cluster”, Milken Institute, June 2005

4 City (Greater Raleigh-Durham) for Life Sciences Workforce — “The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Cluster”, Milken Institute, June 2005

17 Best Running City in America (Raleigh) — Runner’s World, MSN, June, 2005

5 U.S. Life Sciences Clusters (Greater Raleigh-Durham) — Milken Institute, June 2005

1 South’s State of the Year (North Carolina) — Southern Business & Development, June 20, 2005

One of Top 10 University Markets that Has Its Act Together (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) — Southern Business & Development, Summer 2005

2 Best Place (Raleigh-Durham) for Business & Careers — Forbes, May 5, 2005

5 Best Knowledge Worker Metro (Raleigh-Cary MSA) — “Knowledge Worker Quotient”, Expansion Management, May 2005

8 Most Unwired City (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) — Intel’s 3rd Annual “Most Unwired Cities” survey, May 2005

9 Top State (North Carolina) in Nanotechnology — Small Times, March 2005

9 Top Business State (North Carolina) — 2004 Governor’s Cup, Site Selection, March 2005

Top Small Business Towns in the U.S. (Dunn, #82) — Site Selection, March 2005

8 Hottest Labor Market (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) — American City Business Journal, TBJ, March 11, 2005

1 Best Place to Work (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, RTP), # 4 (NIEHS) and # 1 Academic Institution (UNC-Chapel Hill) for Postdocs — “Best Places to Work for Postdocs: 2005”, The Scientist, February 14, 2005

4 Top Pro-Business State (North Carolina) — “Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2005: Keeping Jobs in America”, Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., 2005

4 Best State (North Carolina) in Health Care and Availability — “Health Care Cost Quotient”, Expansion Management, February, 2005

34 Top Metro (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) for Job Growth & High Tech Output — Outlook, February, 2005

17 America’s Hottest Cities (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) — Expansion Management, November 2004

1 of America’s Most Entrepreneurial Campuses (UNC-Chapel Hill) — Forbes, October 22, 2004

3 Best Places to Live in America — Forbes, 2003

See also

I-85 Corridor


Piemdont Atlantic

Piedmont Crescent

Piedmont Triad


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^ “North Carolina Hospitals and Medical Centers”. The Agape Center. http://theagapecenter.com/Hospitals/North-Carolina.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 

^ “Regional Transit Needs: Next Steps”. TTA Web Site. http://www.ridetta.org/Regional_Rail/Overview/3-07LatestTransitNeeds.htm. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 

^ Raleigh-Durham International Airport

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External links

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

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Greater Raleigh Metropolitan Region (Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA)

Principal cities

Raleigh Durham Cary

Other significant cities

Apex Carrboro Chapel Hill Clayton Fuquay-Varina Garner Holly Springs Morrisville Smithfield Wake Forest


Chatham Durham Franklin Harnett Johnston Orange Person Wake

Major Universities

Duke Meredith College NC Central NC State UNC Chapel Hill Shaw


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