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Re: “When the Sir Walter Apartments Building Is Sold, Raleigh May Lose 140 Affordable Units

I spent some months this spring and summer looking for subsidized housing where I could retire on SSI income. While I had a good tour of the Sir Walter apartments and got a close look, I was warned by several professionals in the social work field to steer clear; Sir Walter has a poor reputation for security, insect infestation, bad parking, and in general not being a very good place to live, even by the reduced standards of subsidized housing. It would be better service to the elderly, disabled, and impoverished clients to build new or renovate elsewhere.

Posted by Bill Robinson on 08/24/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Embrace the Heat at Szechuan Garden

What are you other favorite Chinese restaurants in the triangle?

Posted by chappa hillian on 08/24/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Durham’s Sharp 9 Gallery Keeps the Triangle’s Jazz Scene on Point

Sharp 9 is the premier jazz listening room in the Triangle, in the state, in the Southeast. A hidden gem.

Posted by Mark J. O'Donnell on 08/24/2016 at 7:56 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

Even if that were somehow true, what would it matter? What business is it of anyone else when two consenting adults love each other, or if they want to marry? When transgender kids are dying inside and killing themselves because society denounces them, who with a heart cares about some people's petty objections to their personhood or very existence? The answer is that these peoples lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness is much more important and trumps your petty "close examination."

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Posted by Paige Barnes on 08/24/2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

Thank you, Chip Diller.

Posted by David Via on 08/24/2016 at 7:22 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

It turns out that McCrory was right. In case you haven't heard, we now have a close examination of scientific research by two scientists from Johns Hopkins university (one is also affiliated with Arizona State). It shows that the LGBT agenda that has been pushed onto us by Obama, the NBA, and others is based on a LIE. There is no scientific proof that gays and transgenders are born that way and no scientific proof that transgenders are trapped in the wrong body.

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Posted by DJ17 on 08/24/2016 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Durham’s Sharp 9 Gallery Keeps the Triangle’s Jazz Scene on Point

am local jazz pianist. that C7 is a sweet instrument. can confirm.

Posted by ewhirsh on 08/24/2016 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Metered Parking Is (Probably) Coming to Downtown Durham This Fall

3 visits per week of 1-2 hrs @ $1.50/hr * 4 weeks/month = 3 x 1.5 x 2 x 4 = $36/month on top of a $50 membership, which is a 72% increase.

That's an odd working definition of "not impacted".

Posted by BullCityBrian on 08/24/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Breaking: Crisis Pregnancy Center Files Federal Lawsuit Against Raleigh For Denying Zoning Request

The whole lid needs to be ripped off of each and every CPC. This proves they do not have the best interest of the women at heart, and should never be allowed to harass and intimidate women exercing their legal rights.
Shame on them. Shame on them for misrepresenting themselves, and shame on them for treating women as less than equal, less than human, and less deserving than a cadaver of rights to their own bodies.

Posted by Deborah Bair on 08/24/2016 at 3:13 PM

Re: “New report documents more than 100 lynchings in North Carolina, several in Chatham County

Is there any evidence of lynchings in Caldwell County, NC?

Posted by Gooey Tarballs on 08/24/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Environmentalists Fear RDU’s Expansion Plans Will Damage Umstead

While the airport spokesman may claim the master planning process has been very transparent, the land use portion of the planning was anything but. I sit on the Policy Advisory Committee for this master planning process, and the consultants working on the land use portion of the plan did not discuss this with the Policy Advisory Committee at all before going public with their plans. Likewise they did not contact any of the airport neighbors, the private land owners along Old Reedy Creek Rd., Umstead Park, Lake Crabtree County Park, etc.... From my perspective the land use plan was done in a vacuum, by people who don't live in, or understand, the area.

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Posted by Matt Jenkins on 08/24/2016 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Metered Parking Is (Probably) Coming to Downtown Durham This Fall

A gym that costs between $40 and $50 a month for an individual will not be impacted by the city charging for parking. People who can't afford to park downtown ALSO cannot afford YMCA memberships. If the YMCA is worried about it, they can pay to lease additional parking around the YMCA for their members.

There are free gyms provided in Rec Centers by the City of Durham Parks and Recreation dept.

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Posted by Natalie Spring on 08/24/2016 at 12:41 PM

Re: “The Triangle Has Lots of Great Hiking Trails. Here Are Seven of Our Favorites.

Map was screwy, should be fixed now. Our apologies, and thanks for pointing this out!

Posted by Jeffrey Billman on 08/24/2016 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Environmentalists Fear RDU’s Expansion Plans Will Damage Umstead

Nicely written!
Thursday's rally is an opportunity for us to bring the community's desire for RDU to rethink it's 2040 vision plan... Although we would ultimately like the greenspace to stay as is, we understand their need to generate revenue. We just want the airport authority to pause any further action to adopt the current plans so we can explore - together- the idea of creating a destination trail center; with multi-use trails for cyclists, runners, walkers, hikers...families, visitors, high school cross-country teams, students, boy scouts, business travelers, researchers, corporate leaders, etc. We are all out there, all the time.
If we move forward with these plans, we will no longer be able to smile when we hear visitors flying into RDU exclaim, “It’s so green!” The very idea of creating an office park and digging out a quarry is the opposite of preserving natural resources for health and recreation. Man-made concrete trails and distant promises of commercial lakefronts are inconsistent with the critically important benefits of spending time in the natural world.
Once we lose the trails, they are gone. Let's slow down now to really dig deep - together- to create the best plan for the long-term health and vitality of our region's economy and it's citizens.

We have the opportunity to create a destination trail center (and related businesses) unrivaled in the southeast. Let’s give it our best shot!!

Thank you,
Debbie

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Posted by Deborah Hage on 08/24/2016 at 11:45 AM

Re: “The Triangle Has Lots of Great Hiking Trails. Here Are Seven of Our Favorites.

Help save the forested lands near Old Reedy Creek within RDU's project area. Please read and sign the petition here:
https://www.change.org/p/rdu-airport-autho…

Posted by John Hite on 08/24/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “What Would Possess Someone to Run a Hundred Miles?

Here's a two-year-old blog post by a friend of mine about his completion of the Leadville Trail 100. It's a nice companion piece to this great article.

http://ash-oftenrunning.blogspot.com/2014/…

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Posted by Charlie Reece on 08/24/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Environmentalists Fear RDU’s Expansion Plans Will Damage Umstead

Help save the forested lands near Old Reedy Creek within RDU's project area. Please read and sign the petition here:
https://www.change.org/p/rdu-airport-autho…

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Posted by John Hite on 08/24/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “The Triangle Has Lots of Great Hiking Trails. Here Are Seven of Our Favorites.

I came here to say the same thing... #1 is waaaaaay off.

Posted by Joseph C. Luthman II on 08/24/2016 at 9:52 AM

Re: “The Triangle Has Lots of Great Hiking Trails. Here Are Seven of Our Favorites.

Good idea, Indy.
Poor execution.
Does no one use a proof-reader anymore?

Posted by Doug Roach on 08/24/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Metered Parking Is (Probably) Coming to Downtown Durham This Fall

"Durham to end taxpayer subsidized parking"

You buried the lede. I'm for privilege as much as the next gal, but if people parking are not paying for it, *somebody* is, and math tells us it's the rest of the county, city, and those in lower income areas.

Would you rather have free parking to save a dollar or better schools?

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 08/24/2016 at 9:37 AM

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