Holy moly this group is phenomenal! Saw them at the Durham Farmer's Market a few weeks back--startled me back into my memories of Mardi Gras in 1992. The children caught my eye, the band my ears. What a treasure, Durham!
As an outside this year, I very much enjoyed this report, Neil. Thank you!
I am astonished that there is no regulation. My daughter was towed last night from an apartment complex while parked in a spot where guests park (one of four near a dumpster.)
When she finally was able to locate her car, which she thought had been stolen, it was at Talbert's Towing. She was told $125 (cash only) by the person she talked to. She entered the premises through an open pedestrian gate to meet the tow operator. When she asked for some paperwork, who requested that she be towed and what time she was towed the operator said he didnt know and said 8:00 and she reponded she didn't park until 9:00, he got beligerent and said he could get her for breaking and entering since she came through the gate without being met there by him. No receipt was offered. Sounds like a scam to me.
Whether or not the image was intended to be humorous or insulting is not the issue. Unfortunately, it is simply unprofessional. Shame on you, Ultimate Comics! You've got a good thing going. I would hate to see such a great con ruined by petty douchiness.
David, if not for the NRA standing it's ground you would have already lost your right to own your .30-06 hunting rifle. You liberal just don't see the real world, it's not all rainbows and unicorns.
I heard that he invented the wheel?
George King is a slime ball.
I had to deal with him on multiple occasions while managing a local business downtown Chapel Hill. Once he ruthlessly towed a legitimately handicapped grandma's car within about 5 minutes while she ran into Panera Bread with her grandkids. She had a tag, parked in a handicapped spot, and legitimately needed the space. The lot she parked in was pretty much empty....at least 40+ open spots but since she went across the street and he got her on video camera he towed her car out to wherever his lot is in the sticks outside of town. They were stranded and helpless with no money to pay the hefty fines and had no way to get the car back. He refused to help her or see her side. This is just one of many instances where this asshole took advantage of people.
I owe a lot of my music tastes and collection to college radio - most specifically to WXYC, but also in part to XDU (AND XPN in Philly). They were an important source for new music that I'm always seeking. But it has been years since I've listened to either of them. At some point, XYC went from new and interesting to extremely obscure and bizarre. It was as if the DJs were having a contest to see who could play the strangest, hardest-to-find song. Most of it was not to my tastes. And even if I were interested in Bulgarian acid-house folk music, it wouldn't have mattered, because the DJ would often be unable to pronounce the name of the band or song. It wasn't educational, it was unlistenable. Fortunately, the decline of local college radio coincided with the advent of internet radio. I still listen to college and independent stations (like XPN) to get my fix of who and what is new to the music scene. They're just farther away. Those stations continue to do what the local stations once did: blend new and old in a mix that will keep people tuned in.
I took the time to visit the video room, around the corner from the cars. (Much of this is online at the NCMA website as well so you can check it out any time.) If you haven't had the opportunity to watch these clips of designing, racing, family participation, and other aspects of Porsche, I highly recommend it. The passion expressed by the designers and drivers enhances the experience when one then sees the cars.
There are no teacher Unions in NC, to be a Union - you must have collective bargaining. NC teachers don't have that, they are members of an Association, and rightly so. It goes without saying that teachers are subjected - to everything - from telling them what to wear in a classroom, to how many children in a class, what to teach, how to teach and all done for very little money, by people who have never taught one child in any classroom! If not for the teachers in NC, the state woud surely be as uniformed and misinformed as this General Assembly and Governor.
Walter obviously needs to pick up a map and drive around. As much as Raleighites hate Cary, the two have blended together so much that you rarely notice when you leave one and enter the other.
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Nice article Jane!
If readers want to help block the sale, please sign the petition (google Hofman Forest iPetition), and consider writing letters to the editor of Indyweek and other papers to keep this in the news. Facebook posts would also help (see Save Hofmann Forest page and/or just post via your own account).
I agree with you, Jeff S. I'm also suspicious of these charges, especially since there are now arrest warrants for this Joshua Gene Macaroni guy. Seems like Wake County is just arbitrarily throwing charges at people before determining who is really responsible for this tragedy. These guys seem pretty low on the culpability pole. If the N.C. Department of Labor is in charge of "ride safety," then why not charge one of their inspectors or whoever else from that department? Oh, I know why...
Every year I go out of my way to make fun of the people that work these festivals, but now I regret some of what I've said because now I'm about 85% sure that one of these guys is currently getting shafted by the legal system.
When a CCW permit holder risks his own life to save another, this is usually a back page story. When the bad guys have no idea if persons around them may have a concealed weapon, the crime rate goes down. Unfortunately schools should be the safest place to be, since guns are banned, but are safer for a killer since he or she knows there will be no hidden guns being carried around. The massacre at Virginia Tech, where the shooter shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others, may have ended sooner had a teacher, administrator, school maintenance worker, etc, been allowed to be a CCW permit holder.
Pilots on airlines are required to jump through many hoops to carry a gun into the cockpit, while their job by definition puts the lives of hundreds of passengers in their hands. Would you trust your pilot to carry a gun?
Some situations end with no shots fired, just the presence of an equally deadly force may end an attack.
I did learn from the comments to this article that I need to contact my favorite restaurants, like the one mentioned above, and give them my vote on whether they should ban weapons. Either decision means that they lost a customer and kept a customer, so the choice should be logical and not emotional.
I to have recently began studies at the AI in Durham as of today 11/7/2013 I am filing a formal written complaint against the AI as it pertains to violation to the Americans with Disabilities Act .
This article really just makes UC come off like pricks...Had a great time at CBCC. Was looking forward to NC ComicCon as well (that's right people will go to both). Last year even did video coverage of the event. This year after the negativity I just don't feel like I can support their con. It's a shame, I was looking forward to it. This sort of behavior only hurts comic readers.
Justin Timberlake is one of my guilty pleasures! And any true SNL fan knows his hosting stint will be the highlight of the year! This article is completely one sided, snarky and rooted in jealousy! -He has never taken himself too seriously and anyone whose seen him dance, sing without a vocal track or play the piano knows Justin had earned his place as a talent in the musical cesspool we're offered NOW! -His music is fun, danceable and not filled with the degradation that we hear so much these days! I should re-read this article, with you in mind as the author, and put in Justin's "Cry me a river!" Give us a break! (by the way, I am a 43 year old professional black woman)
That cartoon is simply another childish tantrum from NCCC in the wake of Comic Book City Comic Con's success. Other incidences from NCCC in response to the Greensboro con have included not only deleting any praising comments of CBCC from NCCC's ill timed and pathetically worded Facebook posts after CBCC, but subsequently banning anyone who made positive comments about CBCC.
Teachers would leave the union and give up their exorbitant pensions if they cared about teaching. Most teachers are just parasites on working America.
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